Due to changes in technology, there are various ways evolved in the world for making money. People can easily earn money by doing side hustles. There are various sides income ideas in the world which you can do in your free time for making money. Even though millions of people try its daily and earn handsome money.
In this article, we discuss plenty of business ideas you can do in your free time. I saw lots of people who can earn more money by doing these side hustles than 9-to-5 jobs. If you have time, a laptop, and an internet connection then you can easily make money by doing these side hustles. Let’s get started.
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Popular ways to make money online in 2022
1. Content Writing
If you know how to write and have good at writing, whether it will be brand writing, professional writing, poetry writing, report writing, and others then you can easily earn money by selling these skills. If you are at home or anywhere, you can do this job. There are various platforms where you can sell your skill of Content Writing.
No matter where you are from, you can write the content for anyone. Your clients should be national or international, you will get paid for every word written, or total pages, or even how many paragraphs you have written. Content writing is one of the best ways for you to start earning money online.
Platforms that give Content writing Jobs: Fiverr, Upwork, Freelance, SolidGigs, FlexJobs, Contena, ClearVoice, Vollna, Freedom with writing, and many more.
Pay scale: In starting you get the offer of a low price of around $10-$20 per article of 1000 words, but if you gained experience then you can charge up to $100-$250 for 500 words.
Time: It depends upon your skills and knowledge. Minimum you need to give 2 hours to 3 hours for 500 words.
Requirement: Good excess of internet and Laptop.
Full-time Content Writer Earning: If you become a full-time content writer then you can easily make $2,000-$5,000 per month.
2. Graphic Designing
Another famous side income idea to make money is a graphic designer. Particularly if you have interest, experience, expertise, and knowledge of a graphic designer then there are hundreds of ways to make money by selling your graphic designing skill.
You can design the logo for corporate houses, create graphics for social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest or work as a graphic designer for a startup company. All the business houses need a graphic designer thus the demand of Graphic designer is always in peak.
If you have free time and have the skill and knowledge of a Graphic designer then you want to use your free time for making money. Many such platforms give you a job in graphic design. You can join any of these platforms free of cost for searching for a graphic designer job.
Platforms for Graphic designer Jobs: Fiverr, Upwork, indeed, Pitchme, reception, CreativeGuild, Dribbble, Design Week, the design kids, and many more.
Pay scale: If you are fresher then you can charge up to $5-$10 per design of Instagram post. If you have experience and expertise in Graphic design then you can charge up to $50-$100 per design Instagram post.
Time: For the design of one Instagram post it takes around 1 hour to 2 hours.
Requirement: Laptop, software like (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Lunacy, GIMP, Adobe InDesign, etc), and the Internet.
Full-time Graphic Designer Earning: A full-time Graphic designer earn around $3,000-$10,000 per month.
3. Content Management
Every company is on social media platform nowadays, thus they need a person or company who can handle their social media account, post their social content on the daily basis, check email, and be responsible for post planning blog.
Also, analyze the post-performance that is posted on the social platform, check Google Analytics, and give feedback to the company or individual on what the customers want after looking at the post.
Further, many YouTubers, bloggers, and celebrities also hire a content manager or content management teamster to manage their social media platforms, and email.
Thus if you have skills in content management, then you can easily make money. The content management job is one of the best ways to make money online by spending hours.
Platforms for Content Management Jobs: Fiverr, Upwork, indeed, Ziprecruiter, LinkedIn, and many more.
Pay scale: Around $10-18 USD/ hour.
Time: You can give your 2-3 hours per day or less than that according to an agreement.
Requirement: Laptop and fast Internet.
Full-time Content manager Earning: A full-time content manager earns around $3,000-$6,000 per month. It is dependent upon how much time give you to a content management job.
If you work less than 20-30 hours a week, then you can earn around $1200-$2,000 per month.
Also, read Top Paying Freelance Websites in 2022.
4. Freelance Photography
If you are a good photographer and have skills in image editing, color changing, color grading, dust, and scratch removal, adding or removing elements on an image, and image manipulation, then you have easily done a freelance photography job for making money. Freelance photography is also one of the top ways to make money online in your free time.
There are two ways to make money by doing a freelance photography job. First; someone personally hires you to take photos of weddings, properties, newborn babies, and others. It is an offline job. You have to go to the client’s location and shoot there. As per the agreement, they pay your fee.
Second; many photo-selling websites in the market help you to earn money by selling photos. For that, you have to list your image/photo on such platforms.
If you list the photo/ image on such platforms and someone buys the photo/image from the website then you can get 50%-60% of the total price that you list on the website. Whenever the image is sold, you can get 50%-60% of the total price.
Some of the popular photo-selling websites are Shutterstock, iStock, Adobe Stock, Alamy, Fotomoto, Crestock, Etsy, Stocksy, and many others.
Platforms for Freelance photography Jobs: Upwork, indeed, simply hired, Fiverr, Flexjobs, Journalismjobs.com, The creative loft, Obeo, Getty Images, Oyster, and many more.
Pay scale: If you do an offline freelance photography job ( someone hires you for 1 or 2 days) you can charge up to $100-$500 depending upon your expertise and experience.
If you listed your image/photo on photo selling platforms and someone buys the image/photo from the website then you can get up to 60 % of the total price, which means if your photo is sold for $100 then you can get $60.
Time: If you do offline this job then it depends upon agreement. But you if do part-time then you can give your 1-2 hours daily.
Requirement: Camera, Laptop, Software (Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom), and the Internet.
Full-time Freelancer Photographer Earning: A full-time freelancer photographer earns around $6,000-$12,000 per month. It is dependent upon skills, knowledge, expertise, and experience.
Note: If you want to make money from Freelance photography then you have some knowledge on utilizing programs such as adobe photoshop and adobe Lightroom.
5. Virtual Assistant
A lot of creators or small businesses looking for virtual assistants nowadays. A virtual assistant is that who can handle the overall administrative services, support services, and clerical to the clients from a remote location, usually from home. The virtual assistant can’t sit physically in the office like an office assistant, it is far from the office and manages overall work by virtually.
Mainly virtual assistants help with scheduling meetings, website support, workflow, system, and process improvement, answering some emails, fixing meetings, online course setup, and support, and so on.
If you think you are fit for a Virtual assistant job then you can easily make money by doing this job. You can do this job in your free time. Also, it is a great way for you to learn from the experience of someone who is already in business.
Platforms for Virtual assistant Jobs: Upwork, indeed, Fiverr, Fancyhands, oDesk, Indeed, 99 Dollar Social, LinkedIn, Time Etc, Vicky Virtual, Virtual assistant forums, ZipRecruiter, Zirtual, and many more.
Pay scale: A fresher virtual assistant charges around $10-$15 per hour. An experienced virtual assistant charges around $35-$85 per hour.
Time: You have to give your 2-3 hours per day dependent upon work.
Requirement: Laptop/computer and high-speed internet.
Full-time Virtual assistant Earning: A full-time experience virtual assistant earns around $5,000-$10,000 per month and a fresher virtual assistant earns around $3,000-$5,000 per month.
6. Video Editing and Audio Editing
Video editing and audio editing are one of the highly emerging fields in today’s world. If you have skills in one of the editing fields (video or audio), then you can easily make money.
Every platform now becoming visual whether it is Instagram, Tiktok, or YouTube. All need a good video editor for high quality.
Further, podcasts are getting exploded nowadays which increases the demand for an audio editor.
In past, most of the audio editing work can happen in the studio, but today it is changed, if you have a mic then you can record everything with the help of it. After recording the audio, you need to edit it for high quality, and for that, an audio editor is needed.
Before doing this job, you have to know video, as well as, audio editing techniques. If you do have no good knowledge of editing, then it is hard for you to earn from this job. Nowadays everyone needs quality work and without quality work, no one can hire you.
Platforms for Video/Audio Editor Jobs: Upwork, Behance, LinkedIn, Truelancer, Simplyhired, Indeed, Mandy, Voices, Production Hub, Guru, Stage 32, Fiverr, Freelancer, Flexjobs, The Muse, and many more.
Pay scale: A fresher can get around $10-$15 per hour, and an experience Video/Audio Editor gets around $30-$75 per hour.
Time: You have to give your 2-3 hours per day for Video/Audio Editing job.
Requirement: Laptop/computer, Software (Apple iMovie, Lumen5, Animaker, Nero Video, and Corel VideoStudio one of them) and high-speed internet.
Full-time Video/Audio Editor Earning: A full-time experience Video/Audio Editor earn average $52,107-$104,000 per year according to ZipRecruiter and a fresher Video/Audio Editor earn around $30,000-$35,000 per year.
7. Online Tutoring
If you love teaching and know how to teach then online tutoring is a great place to start. Various platforms help to connect the teachers and students for tutoring. Thus, if you are strong in something then you can share your knowledge with such online tutoring platforms.
Many university students can earn handsome money by doing online tutor. If you also want to make money online then it is one of the best ways. Just you can spend your some hours to teach the students. I know many of the working professionals who do their day job at 9-5 and night the teach the student of another country.
You can also start it.
Platforms for Online Tutoring Jobs: Tutor, TutorMe, Growing stars, My tutor, Skooli, VipKid, Studypool, Preply, Tutorvista, Chegg Tutors, Studydraft, TutorHub, TutorWizme, Buddy School, MyPrivateTutor, Udemy, Vedantu, and many more.
Pay scale: A online tutor can get $10-$25 per hour dependent on the subject. If he/she teaches an advanced subject then it increases up to $50 or $60 per hour.
Requirement: Laptop and high-speed Internet.
Full-time Online Tutor Earning: A full-time online tutor can earn around $5,000-$7,500 per month.
8. Refer and Earn
It is also one of the best ways to make money online. What actually the refer and earn?
Refer and earn is the technique where you work with the brands and they give you a task whether it becomes the download app, reviews write, translation or anything else, you invite your friends and family by refer code (link), and when your friends and family click on the reference code and download the app, reviews write, translation or do anything else, then every successful transaction the company gives you some money. It is one of the marketing techniques to engage the customer.
It is one of the simplest ways to make money. If you have free time and want to earn extra money in your free time then it is one of the best ways to make money. Here are many good platforms that help you to earn from referrals such as Swagbuck, TaskBucks, and many more.
Also, many companies run a lot of referring and earning programs. But it’s not a sustainable way to make money online. If the company changes its policy on referring and earning then the income can go away. But, up to when the company gives the refer and earn scheme, you can easily make lots of money from it.
Platforms that provide refer and earn programs: Swagbuck, TaskBucks, Simplilearn, Lynda, Google Pay, Zerodha, Sofi, Acorns, Wise, FreeTrade, Chase Bank, Fiverr, Dropbox, GetResponse, Topcashbank, Sky, Stake, and many more.
Pay scale: The pay scale in referring and earning has different according to the sites and platforms. But the minimum pay scale is $5 and the maximum pay scale is up to $200.
Requirement: Laptop and high-speed Internet.
Full-time Earning from referring: A person who works full-time on referring and earns can earn around $2,000-$8,500 per month.
9. Affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing is also one of the best ways to make money online. It is the process of advertising products and services of the company by the third party publishers where he/she can get some commission for generating leads or traffic or sale of the products and services.
In affiliate marketing, you can get money when products and services are sold. But some companies pay the affiliate marketer fortunate leads, free-trial users, or, get downloads for an app, only when customers come from their affiliate link.
For sharing affiliate links you need a website, blog, social media platform, or podcast. If you do have no such site to share the affiliate link, then it is hard for you to earn through affiliate marketing. But if you have a website, blog, social media platform, or podcast (one of them), then you can easily become an affiliate marketer.
Platforms that give Affiliate marketing: Shopify, Amazon Associates, Rakuten, eBay Partner Network, Leadpages, Semrush, Fiverr, Teachable, Calendar, Loom, Wordable, Elementor, Bluehost, AWeber, AffiliaXe, GiddyUp, Impact, and many more.
Pay scale: You can earn a minimum of $5 to a maximum of $200 as referral types.
Requirement: Laptop, Internet, and platform (such as; website, blog, social media platform, or podcast).
Full-time Affiliate marketer Earning: The average annual earnings for affiliate marketers are $65,000. But some of the affiliate marketers earn more than $65,000 or some earn less. It depends upon how much time they work, as well as, how much people buy products and services through their affiliate link.
10. Become an Instagram Influencer
Every brand nowadays wants to work with Instagram influencers for promoting Products and services, thus influencers are highly in demand. If you have good followers on your Instagram account, then you can change this opportunity into making money.
Influencers make money from brands for promoting their content (products or services) on social media by their account. The content of the brand is in the form of videos, photos, or blogs.
There are so many platforms in the market that contact you with the brands so that you can work with them.
Platforms that contacts influencers to the brands: Open Influence, Pitchbox, Aspire.io, Grapevine, Heepsy, Intellifluence, HypeAuditor, Collabstr, Neoreach, Influencer, Activate, Influencity, IZEA, Fourstarzz Media, Webfluential, Scrunch, Julius and many more.
Pay scale: Pay scale dependent upon the number of followers on your Instagram account. If you have 10-100k followers then you can get $100-$500 per post and if you have more than 1 million followers then you can get $10,000 per post. Cristiano Ronaldo charges $1.6 million to endorse a product on Instagram.
Requirement: Instagram account with more followers, Internet, cellphone, and laptop.
Full-time Instagram Influencer Earning: A full-time Instagram influencer can earn anywhere between $41,000-$100,000 per year.
11. Investing in stock and shares
Investing in shares and stock is very much easier nowadays. If you have a cellphone and have some knowledge of the financial statement of the company then you can easily invest in stock and shares.
After looking company’s financial statement, you can be sure that the company where you invest your money will grow in the upcoming day. If not, search for a good one.
Many people blindly invest all their savings in shares and stock, and as the res, ult they lose their all money.
Before investing in any stock and shares, you have to get proper knowledge of the company’s history and its performance.
After looking company’s history and performance, you can predict how much it will grow in the upcoming day. If your prediction is positive, and you become sure that your investment will give you a good return, then only buy the stock and shares.
Investing in stock and shares is also one of the popular side hustle ideas that you do in your free time.
For investing in stock and share you have to put money from your pocket. If your prediction is good then you earn money, if not then you lose your money.
Platforms that help you to invest in shares and stock: Fidelity, Vanguard, Webull, Charles Schwab, Betterment, TD Ameritrade, Tastyworks, Interactive Brokers, SoFi Active Invest, Ally Invest, Robinhood, Tradier, J.P.Morgan Self-Directed, Firstrade, TradeStation, Merrill Edge, E*TRADE, and many more.
Profit: If you invest in stock and shares for long terms then you make a handsome profit. If you invest for a short period then it is hard to make good money.
Requirement: Laptop, Internet, and Money.
Earning from investing in shares and stock: If you invest in good companies’ shares and stocks then you will get around 6% to 10% of annual return or more than that. Warren Buffett earns billions of dollars every year from his shares and stocks.
12. Selling a course online
Selling a course online is a great way to make money. If you have strong knowledge in any field like SEO, Affiliate marketing, Business development, Content writing, Artificial intelligence, Blogging, Earning money, or any, then you can create an online course on it.
There are thousands of people in the world who create online courses and make handsome money by selling them.
For example; if you have strong knowledge of SEO and you have created an online course that is related to SEO it is very much effective for those who want to learn SEO from zero level.
After creating the online course, you have to promote it on social media platforms, YouTube, blogs, and any other medium where the customer has a high engagement ratio.
If your online course is impactful, customers easily buy it.
Also, if you have high traffic on your blog, social media platforms, or YouTube channel then you can sell online courses to other creators through your platform. In each sale that was held from your platforms like a blog, social media, or YouTube, you will get a commission which is also one of the best ways of earning.
Platforms that help you to sell your online course: Udemy, Xperiencify, PathWright, Kajabi, Podia, Skillshare, Teachable, Thinkific, LearnWorlds, Simplero, LinkedIn Learning, Coursera, Upwisy, Might Network, Gumroad, Moodle and many more.
Pay scale: If you are a content creator and have your selling platform, then each revenue that comes from sell is yours, but if you list your content for sale on other platforms you receive revenue after commission.
Those who are creators of course get 60%-70% of total revenue in each sale and those who sell online courses from their platform or link get 30%-40% of commission on each sell.
Requirement: Strong knowledge of the topic, Laptop, and the Internet.
Earning of selling a course: On average creators made between $50,000-$75,000 per year by selling courses online.
13. Building an app or Website
There are many companies, as well as, people searching the skillful app developer or website builders for building their company app and website. If you know how to build an app or website then you can sell your skill to earn money.
There are thousands of platforms that provide you to get a job building an app or website. If you have an interest in it and have free time then you start today. It is one of the best ways to make money for those who are skillful in building an app or website.
Platforms that help you to get a job for building apps websites: Upwork, Fiverr, Indeed, Mashable, Jobbatical, Krop, Tuts+, Stack Overflow, PowerToFly, Working Nomads, Flexjobs, Android Jobs, Core Intuition, We Work Remotely, and many more.
Pay scale: A app or website developer earns around $20-$70 per hour according to the skill.
Requirement: Skills, Laptop and Internet.
Full-time App or Website builder Earning: A full-time App or website builder made between $45,000-$89,000 per year on average according to Glassdoor.
In this article, we discussed how you can make money in your free time. If you are a college student or working professional and have free time then this article help you to earn money. No one can make money without effort, if you utilize your free time to do any above side hustle then definitely you can make extra money. The above side hustle ideas are so simple and you can easily do them if you want to make money. With that we end our article, if you have queries related to this article and also want to give any suggestions to us, then please comment below in the comment box. I hope this article gives you some idea about how to make money by doing a side hustle.