26 Remote Side Hustles You Probably Haven’t Thought About & Why You Should

Back when I first started working remotely as an online tutor, my schedule allowed me to have mornings and early afternoons completely free. It was amazing! Admittedly, as discussed in a previous blog, I dilly-dallied that time away watching trash day time tv, scrolling through social media, reading, and other leisurely activities. It was fun at first having so much free time, but it got old pretty quickly. The best way I can describe it is akin to a newly retired person. I have several close family members who are retired, and they describe a similar sentiment. At first, it’s fun doing whatever and having no structure, but then it gets boring and you want something else to do. What changed that for me was when I received an unexpected, LARGE bill and needed to figure out a way I could earn more money than what I was making as an online tutor. That’s when I took control of my schedule, made a plan to earn more, and capitalized on every hour of my day. (The events that happened next are actually what led me to my career in remote human resources and starting my business, Remote Work Life, but that’s a story for another day.)

My point is, us remote workers are truly at an advantage timewise, and therefore it’s imperative we capitalize on that by creating more streams of income. Not just for ‘rainy’ days, but for our overall lifestyle. Now, I know you may be thinking, not everyone wants to be a business owner, and I’m not suggesting that. What I am suggesting is using the extra time we have and combining it with an opportunity to create additional income. Otherwise known as a side hustle. Yes, side hustles are a perfect marriage between earning additional income and non-commitment. They’re perfect for getting ahead on bills, adding to savings accounts, and even funding bigger goals. So, to help you get some ideas for ways you can earn extra money, I’ve compiled a list of 26 side hustles you may – or may not – have thought about.

  1. Set Up an Etsy shop
  2. Offer a digital service on Fiverr
  3. Sell plates from your house
  4. Personal train people 
  5. Lawn care service
  6. Fix computers/cell phones
  7. Walk dogs/ Pet sit
  8. Resell items from thrift stores
  9. Mobile car wash
  10. Edit videos
  11. Voice-over work
  12. Freelance makeup artist
  13. Freelance hairstylist
  14. Photography
  15. Start a Youtube channel
  16. Start a website/blog
  17. Manage local businesses’ social media 
  18. Start a podcast
  19. Tutor online or in-person
  20. Decorate weddings/events
  21. Babysit
  22. Build websites
  23. Create online courses
  24. Seamstress
  25. Drive for Uber/Lyft/Amazon Flex
  26. Deliver for UberEats/GrubHub/Doordash

My hope is that this list inspires you to better leverage your time and skills and begin working on ways you can earn more money. After all, we owe it to our families and ourselves to position ourselves as best we can, financially.

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