It’s estimated that 34% of Americans have side hustles, and this statistic represents 61.1 million people, indicating how popular expanding one’s income net has become. Are you wondering how you can earn some extra cash while doing what you love? Sometimes, your business can be flexible enough to continue, especially if it’s online-based, even when you travel. If you’ve already started a side hustle but want to try something new to fit into your daily schedule, here are a few things you can do.
1. Sell unused gift cards
Selling gift cards is a great and practical way to earn extra money. Companies such as Nift, Tango, Swagbucks, etc., are notable gift card companies that most consumers rely on. In more recent times, however, Delta Airlines has received immense recognition for its gift cards. They offer excellent rates and reduced fees, making it a product that’s useful and well-loved by many. Additionally, Delta gift cards pay the highest rate (85%) in the airline industry, making them stand out from others. As such, why not sell Delta gift cards and make money on the side?
2. Freelance online work
Freelancing is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to make money as long as you can combine it with your other activities and manage it smoothly. Most people who opt for freelance online work do it with other side jobs to boost their income. Moreover, there’s been more demand for remote work since the pandemic struck, making this option more popular. Fortunately, it’s easy to land a freelance job because many websites make them available.
For example, Upwork, Fiverr, and FlexJobs offer freelance work with hourly rates. However, before you apply for one, you must have an idea of your capabilities and strengths. Writing, data entry, editing, and virtual assistance are some freelance opportunities currently in high demand. Web programming and design are also on the increase.
Suppose you’re fluent in a second language of international relevance. In that case, you can use that to your advantage, as some online channels advertise for language instructors to conduct lessons digitally. Additionally, you can utilize your language skills by signing up for online document translations. As you do this, be aware of current going rates in the industry to ensure your payment is worth your time and experience.
3. Become an app and website tester for companies
On average, app testers get paid $10 by the hour, with the least testing period being forty-five minutes. Before you get confirmed by any app testing company, you first need to pass a short test. When you’re successful with the initial selection process, you may be required to participate in another assessment that involves a video interaction with a customer. This step requires basic skills such as efficient communication, problem-solving abilities, innovation, and proficiency. App testing is quite technical, so you need to have the requisite knowledge in software to succeed.
There are many great ways to expand your income stream, as long as you can combine them effectively. Remember to choose options aligned with your talents and experience, to make it easier and more productive for you.
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