15 side hustle ideas to make an extra 1000$ monthly

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Are you an employee, student, or stay-at-home wife who wishes to do something productive and earn money while you are at it?

Today I have brought a list of 15 easy side hustle ideas that pay over 1000$ per month. All of these side jobs have been in enormous demand for the past 5-10 years and that trend is likely to continue for the next decade.

I would highly suggest you sell these services through freelance platforms such as Upwork, Fiverr, and PeoplePerHour, for best results.

Note: These side hustles are a great way to earn extra income but, like all new ventures, they require a bit of legwork upfront in order to get traction. 

So don’t expect anything over-top without putting in the effort first.

One great thing about these jobs is that they don’t require a huge initial investment or necessarily even a highly specialized skill-set to start making money off of. You can honestly earn thousands of dollars without a fancy degree or training.

So this is my list of 15 easy side hustle ideas that pay over 2000$ monthly:

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1.) Proof-reading:

Do you have a knack for spotting grammatical errors? Is bad grammar one of your biggest pet peeves? Did you get bullied in middle school for being the English Teacher’s pet? (Middle school flashbacks intensify)

If your answer is yes, then this job might be for you.

With the increase in online content, proofreaders are in high demand and companies will wholeheartedly pay 20-40 per hour for getting their content polished.

So how to get started as a proofreader and make money?

Here’s a free workshop by Caitlin who makes more than 55,000$ per year proofreading! In this workshop, she will show you the best places to start proofreading (in case you have no experience), how to get your first ever client, and if you even are a good fit for being a proofreader.

She started her own proofreading business and ended up making an incredible amount of money. So why can’t you?

2.) Shopify Web design:

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Shopify dropshipping has taken the online retail world by storm.

Every day dozens of people launch new e-commerce stores in an attempt to make money. On Fiverr, there are tons of Shopify-related gigs that provide a multitude of services such as design, development, app integration, product addition, and much more.

You can learn to do any of these skills and earn some money. (But obviously, the Design and Developmental gigs are going to be well paid)

Shopify web design only takes 2 days to learn. There are a ton of online tutorials, courses, workshops, or knowledge bases that help you create your first ever Shopify website.

Best Youtube videos to learn Shopify web design:

3.) Content writing:

Content writing is including but is not limited to blog posting, web copy-writing, product description writing, social media posting, and E-mail copy-writing.

You can write content and earn money a decent amount of money. You don’t need any special skills to get started, just the ability to write properly in whatever language you are comfortable with.

Due to the ever-increasing content demands of the new world getting hired as a content writer isn’t hard anymore.

According to Glassdoor the average content writer salary in the USA is $55,850 per year or $28.64 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $42,900 per year while most experienced workers make up to $87,750 per year.

Here are a few companies that hire Freelance writers:

4.) Translation:

Do you know how to speak and write in multiple languages? If so then you could probably make a lot of money doing it.

Online translation services fetch up to a 100$ per hour and are in gigantic demand. Though the demand for your service will largely be dependant on the language that you’re skilled in.

Languages most in demand for translation from English:

  • Spainsh
  • Italian
  • German
  • French

If you are well versed in any of these languages then consider selling your services through any of these websites listed below:

5.) Transcribing:

Transcription is a well-paying career with many opportunities. A transcriptionist’s salary is generally around $15, while an advanced transcriptionist earns around $25 to $30 per hour. With this rate, you can easily earn $1,500 every month if you work 2.5 hours per day for 24 days.

For those who don’t know, Transcribing is the process of writing down a speech or verbal conversation into textual format.

It is a skill that takes time to learn, but the reason that it has its place on the list is that you don’t need any preliminary knowledge in order to get started.

Transcription is not different from any other job in terms of defining what it takes to be successful. An outstanding transcriptionist stands out from an average one due to their superior typing and listening skills and of course, the experience gained through practice.

You can use the TranscibeMe website that pays almost 20 dollars per hour for a transcribing job. They have a 3-hour mock test that you must pass with over 88% marks in order to get hired but trust me it’s worth the struggle.

Other websites that recruit Transcriptionists:

6.) Consulting:

You can consult for many fields and hope to earn decent money. I personally provided consulting services for E-commerce and Blog development and earned in the excess of a thousand dollars per month.

Online consulting services are in high demand.

The best way to get Consulting clients is to sell your services through Fiverr

7.) SSL integration:

An SSL encryption is used to secure your website so that it becomes less vulnerable to cyber threats. New google policies have made SSL encryption mandatory for all websites, a failure to encrypt your own site could result in SEO penalization.

Since SSL is so important for websites, most web hosting companies provide them as a freebie along with plan purchases.

But every once in a while the SSL isn’t provide, authorized, or properly set up. In such cases, people usually hire somebody to set it up for them.

It’s extremely easy to install a free SSL certificate onto somebody’s Domain. You only need access to the CPanel in order to do so.

There are a ton of SSL integration gigs on Fiverr and they get consistent orders. You can get paid 5 dollars for every certificate you setup (Certificate valid up to 90 days)

Here are a couple of videos that teach you how to set up an SSL certificate into websites:

8.) WordPress web design:

WordPress is an extremely powerful web design tool that has revolutionized the world of website building. Now anyone can create beautiful and responsive websites without any coding skills whatsoever.

Demand for WordPress-related services has been at an all-time high since the last decade. WordPress designers get paid 40-50$ per hour. There are people who earn a substantial amount of money through WordPress-related gigs.

Best places to sell WordPress Services:

9.) E-mail marketing integration:

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Source: https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/marketing/best-email-marketing-services

E-mail marketing is the process of promoting products via e-mail. Online businesses from all around the world use it to retain customers, promote products and drive traffic to their blogs. Over the years marketing via e-mail has become a prominent form of online marketing.

To make it as an e-mail marketing expert you’ll need to learn how to set up various automation, campaigns, and funnels inside of whatever e-mail marketing software that you’re working with.

Popular CMS platforms like WordPress and Shopify integrate seamlessly with most E-mail marketing tools. So you more often than not, also need to know how to work with these CMS providers.

Many online businesses will be happy to hire an e-mail marketing expert for 20-50 $ per hour.

Best Youtube videos to learn E-mail marketing :

10.) Social media management:

Social media is an insanely wonderful way to drive visitors to a business website. You can get a ton of free traffic by putting in the effort to post and publish content regularly.

Many brands, companies, and influencers hire virtual assistants to manage their social media accounts.

You must be a social media savvy person who has a working computer and knows how to use tools like Canva or Crello.

A social media manager earned an average base salary of $52,367 in 2021 in the US, according to Glassdoor.

Here are some companies that hire virtual assistants:

11.) Teach english online:

In the past few years, teaching English online with Skype and other software has become a popular and high-demand job all over the world. There are tons of companies out there that would rather hire remote teachers and spare themselves the hassle of travel and moving coordination.

While most English-teaching companies require their teachers to have a degree, there are still enough companies out there for which being a native speaker, and having some teaching experience are more than enough to meet the basic requirements.

These are some companies that hire to teach English without a degree:

The national average salary for English Tutors is $38,986 per year in the United States. According to GlassDoor.

12.) Video editing:

Video content is in enormous demand. The growth of Youtube as a platform indicates the fact that people prefer Visual content over any other form of content.

You can make an average of 55,000 dollars a year as a freelance video editor. You only need a working computer with basic knowledge of any video editing program to get started.

Pay grade is also largely going to be dependent on your skillset and the tools that you’re familiar with.

If you are a freelancer looking for an editing position, use these sites to your advantage:

13.) Micro Job:

A “Micro Job” is a small task that cannot be automated and it doesn’t take too long to complete. This could be as mundane as transcribing a short audio file, writing a paragraph or two, or even updating some spreadsheet pages. 

You can find these types of micro job tasks on platforms, such as: 

These types of tasks don’t require much thinking and you can complete them quickly between larger projects. As such they are not a substitute for a full-time income. But, they are a useful way to make a little extra cash during downtime’

14.) Programming:

During the pandemic, several Programmers have transitioned from working full-time to freelance coding.

You don’t need a 4-year college degree to get a job as a freelance programmer. The average entry-level freelance coding salary is $58,000 per year. But the pay might vary according to the language you specialize in.

Languages highest in demand:

  • Javascript
  • Python
  • C++
  • PHP

Best platforms for freelance coders:

15.) Graphic design:

Graphic design! Does that word scare you?

It shouldn’t, because graphic design today has become easier than ever before.

All you need is a computer and a stable internet connection to get started.

You can earn money designing social media templates, web graphics, infographics, postcards, and much more.

There are several easy to use graphic design tools online, some of them are as follows:

Here are some websites that let you sell Graphic design services:

Some Final words:

So, there ya have it! 15 side hustle ideas to make money online as a teenager.

Remember, making money takes work. But there are plenty of cool ways you can score extra moola without doing much.

Have you tried any of the suggestions listed above? Do you know other creative ways to make money online?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!

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Phil Joseph
Part-time blogger, freelancer, and student. The go-to guy for any advice related to digital marketing and CMS web design.
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