If you’re an introvert looking for ways to make extra money, you’ve come to the right place.
In fact, this short guide has now been shared over 100,000 times on social media.
The best part? All of these ideas are working GREAT right now.
Let’s dive in!
#1) Become a proofreader — the side job for people who love to read
Love to read? Love spotting errors? Love to work independently? If so, you probably have the makings of a successful proofreader.
Proofreading doesn’t require certification, and the explosion of web content in recent years has skyrocketed demand for reliable freelancers in the field. Plus, you can do it as either a side hustle or a full-time career.
If you’re interested, Caitlin Pyle, the creator of Proofread Anywhere, has a free daily workshop: Learning the Skills You Need to Start Your Freelance Proofreading Hustle.
Caitlin earned a full-time income while working only part-time, so her free workshops are worth checking out. See when the next class is here to turn your love for fixing others’ mistakes into a profitable business.
#2) Become a bookkeeper — earn up to $60/hour working from home
How does earning $60 an hour sound? How about $60 an hour plus the freedom to choose when, where and how much you work?
Those are the potential benefits of starting your own bookkeeping business according to Ben Robinson, an accountant and business owner who has helped over 3,000 people do just that.
And no, you don’t need to be a CPA or have prior accounting experience. All you need are a few basic computer skills and a love for numbers.
What’s also great about becoming a part-time bookkeeper is that the business has:
- Low startup costs
- High profit margins
- Consistent demand
That’s why Entrepreneur magazine recently listed bookkeeping as America’s most profitable business.
If you’re interested, check out Ben’s free three-class series: How to Own a Virtual Bookkeeping Service, Earn Good Money and Be Your Own Boss.
#3) Survey Junkie — make money while you’re watching TV
Did you know market research companies will pay you to answer questions on your phone, even while you’re watching TV?
It won’t make you rich, but it’s certainly one of the most popular ways to make extra money.
One of our favorite apps, Survey Junkie, has over 5 million members. They have an excellent rating on Trustpilot, as well as a highly-rated app for both Android and iPhone.
Survey Junkie is known for offering fun surveys, such as rating new music. It takes less than a minute to sign up and get started.
And of course, it’s 100% free and no phone number is required.
#4) Turn your passion into a thriving online business
When it comes to my personal favorite side job, blogging tops the list. In fact, I started this blog in 2016 as a side hustle. Yet, in just 14 months, I was making enough money to quit my full-time job.
By no means did I begin with the goal of leaving a stable career in finance I held for 10 years that soon. When I started, I only knew I enjoyed learning and writing about personal finance. But once I dove in head-first, I learned of the incredible business opportunity that blogging provided.
If you’ve ever had the slightest itch to start a blog, I can’t recommend it enough. You can write about what interests you — whether that’s home decor, cooking, fitness, fashion or finance — which makes it quite fun.
Not sure what to blog about? Here’s a good question to ask: “When you walk into a bookstore or browse a magazine rack, what is the subject you look at first?” Is it business, cooking, crafts, home and garden, parenting, sports or travel? Asking this helps ensure there’s demand for your topic — publishers don’t publish books/magazines on topics that aren’t profitable.
Blogging no doubt takes some dedication to get off the ground. But that dedication can really pay off.
As an example, posts I wrote years ago still generate traffic (and therefore, income). So, blogs can be that rare passive income business model that everyone desires to have.
If you’re interested in making money blogging, we have a free step-by-step course: How To Make Your First $1,000 Blogging.
The course teaches you exactly how to launch and build a profitable blog — no matter your experience level.
To get free access:
- Visit the sign-up page.
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#5) Swagbucks — earn cash watching cooking videos
Not everyone is looking to dive head-first into a new career or project. They just need an easy way to make a quick dollar without much hassle.
A good option if you’re looking to go this route is watching videos online on a website called Swagbucks, which pays you to watch short clips.
No, you can’t get rich. But you can earn a few easy bucks relaxing on your couch.
Most of the time, what you’ll do is choose a video to watch, such as cooking or celebrity gossip, and then answer a few questions about it.
Swagbucks has now paid out over $400 million in rewards, has an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau, and an “Excellent” rating from Trustpilot.
In addition to watching videos, you can earn money in a number of other ways, including playing games, searching the web and shopping online.
It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, and you’ll get a $10 bonus to get started.
Similar App for Android Users Only: A related app for those who love playing video games is Mistplay. Downloading the app allows you to earn rewards for testing new mobile video games. Points can be redeemed for gift cards to Amazon, VISA, Google, and more.
#6) VIPKid — teach from the comfort of your own home
Common personality strengths shared by introverts include being a good listener (especially in a one-on-one setting), creativity, and being self-reflective about their work. While these traits are important in all lines of work, they have even greater importance in one of our society’s most important roles — a teacher.
If you enjoy working with children, yet don’t like the idea of standing in front of a classroom, consider teaching online — specifically, becoming a tutor.
Companies like VIPKid allow you to make good money teaching English online to children overseas.
You’ll get some pretty nice benefits, such as:
- Paying customers, lesson plans and course materials are ALL provided for you.
- Earn up to $22 an hour.
- Work when you want, where you want, with no need to worry about marketing your services as students are waiting for you.
Before applying, there are some requirements to meet:
- You must have a bachelor’s degree (in any field).
- You need some teaching experience, but it doesn’t have to be a formal teaching background. For example, previous tutoring experience or volunteer work as a Sunday school teacher is usually sufficient.
#7) Get two free stocks with Webull (worth up to $1,650)
Some sources of income require a big investment of your time. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing if you enjoy the work. However, there are benefits to having multiple sources of income — especially ones that don’t require your day-to-day involvement.
One of the most widely available sources of this type of income is investing. And more specifically, dividend investing.
Businesses regularly pay out dividends to their shareholders. In fact, companies in the S&P 500 paid out over $400 billion in dividends last year — an all-time high.
Dividends are one of my favorite forms of side income because they’re completely passive. You’re essentially getting paid to own a stock.
Beyond the dividends, you can also earn money when the price of the stock goes up.
Another thing that’s great about investing is that it’s never been easier to get started. Right now, one platform that makes it easy for anyone to start investing is Webull.
Webull allows you to buy and sell stocks and ETFs for free, with no commissions or account fees. There’s also no minimum to get started, so you can deposit $1 if you’d like.
But here’s my favorite part: right now WeBull is giving away two free stocks worth up to $1,650 in total value for opening an account.
After I signed up, Webull gave me two free shares of Investors Bancorp Inc. (ISBC), valued at around $12 each. While I was hoping for the jackpot (stocks valued at hundreds of dollars), it wasn’t a bad return for the five minutes it took to open the account.
#8) Become a Virtual Assistant — help small business owners succeed
One position that more and more small business owners are hiring for is that of a virtual assistant.
Being a virtual assistant can mean many things, as the title is really a catch-all term. As a virtual assistant, you may find yourself answering emails, bookkeeping, scheduling social media posts and more. It really comes down to your strengths and your client’s needs.
Interested? Watch the free daily webinar from Esther Inman, the creator of Virtual Assistant Internship.
Esther quit her job over 5 years ago when she realized it wasn’t suitable for living a healthy and happy military wife and mom life. To make up for the loss of income, she started working part-time as a virtual assistant. Her success came quick, as within two months, she had two clients and was working 35 hours per week.
Esther’s free webinar covers:
- What virtual assistants are (and what they are not!)
- How to find legit work without prior experience
- What you’ll need to start your virtual assistant career
#9) Fetch Rewards — get cash-back on everyday purchases
Digital coupon apps have grown like crazy. The top apps for iOS and Google Play now have hundreds of thousands of reviews.
Why? These apps are a great way to bring in extra spending money.
The easiest app to start earning money is Fetch Rewards. Available for both iOS and Android phones, Fetch allows you to scan any grocery receipt from any store, and there are no specific products you have to buy. Any receipt earns you points, which you can exchange for free gift cards.
I can’t speak for all introverts, but if you’re anything like me, there’s nothing better than finding a flexible, high-paying online job.
You get to maintain control over your schedule, and you don’t have to deal with all the personal drama and inter-office politics that usually go along with a traditional job.
That’s why I included things like proofreading and bookkeeping on this list; they can be side hustles you do in your spare time to make extra money right now, but they also have the potential to become much more than that — lucrative careers that allow you to earn a great living on your own terms.
If you’re looking for something a little less involved, things like taking surveys with Survey Junkie and earning sign-up bonuses (like the Webull offer I discussed above) can be easy and stress-free ways to generate a little bit of quick cash. It’s true that they won’t make you rich, but they can help you buy something you’ve been wanting without busting your budget, or help you make progress towards your highest priority financial goals.
June 2020’s Top Offers
— Get paid for completing online surveys with Survey Junkie. Their new $5 minimum payout makes it possible to cash out your earnings today.
— Get a 3,000 point bonus with Fetch Rewards. Download Fetch Rewards and use the code APREWARDS to earn 3,000 bonus points. The popular receipt scanning app, allows you to scan any grocery receipt from any store, and there are no specific products you have to buy.