Are you a proud introvert looking for ways to make more money? Don’t worry, in this article I’ll share with you some of the best side hustles for introverts.
When I started working online, a whole new world opened up for me and I realized that I could actually make money without having to be in an office.
Here are my favorite ones you can start today.
This has become my most favorite way to make extra money online.
You can write about almost anything that has some interest from others and you should be able to earn money from your site. You can either focus on ads, affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, or selling your own products.
Most bloggers do a combination of all of these to make the dollar, dollar bills y’all.
#2 Freelance Writing
If you just want to start making money until your blog takes off, then you can also become a freelance writer and help other people’s sites take off.
There are some freelance writing job boards that you can review. My favorite thing to do with the freelance writing job boards is to look through the previous posts and reach out to those.
The job post owners probably aren’t being inundated with so many applicants anymore and maybe the writer they went with didn’t work out and they’re willing to try someone else.
I had several say they were just thinking about re-posting a job when I contacted them.
Bonus: focus on a particular topic like WordPress to become the freelance writing expert in that arena.
# 3 Search Engine Evaluator
This is where you test different search engine results and report the best results so the search engineers can tweak their algorithms.
There is no set schedule, you log in when you want to work and can claim tasks. The pay is between $10-15/hr and you can do as much or as little as you want.I’ll be honest, I worked as a search engine evaluator for a minute back in 2013 and was not excited about the job.
If you like black and white and attention to detail, this is your dream job.
#4 Website Services
If you’ve started blogging and setting up websites, then you have so many skills that you can market to help small businesses or other bloggers with.
Work on setting up WordPress themes, SEO audits, website review. If you know a little code, then you can also help with more design or development tasks as well.
#5 Graphic Designer
If you have a good eye for graphic design, then you could start making money creating things for other people online. This list could involve creating logos, marketing graphics, or blog graphics and more.
#6 Social Media Marketing
Once you have your clients, you can spend your time keeping their social media accounts up to date and full of content that their followers would like to see. Niche it down to just Facebook Ads or Pinterest VA to make even more money.
#7 House Painting
I’ve added some not online ideas here because, sometimes, even introverts need to get out of our own heads.
I just started helping my partner with her offline business and one of the services she offers is painting. I just download podcasts to my phone and go to town. I don’t have to deal with the clients and just have to make sure that my painting is up to snuff for the boss 😉
#8 Buy and Sell Products Online
I’ve talked about this before, but buying and selling online is super easy to do. You will have to deal with providing customer support for the products you ship so you’ll have to be ok with that. Other than that, finding the products and selling them online is pretty easy.
#9 Small engine repair
I think about this often. I’ve seen people get into buying small engine items in their town for cheap off Craigslist, then they fix them up, clean them, and sell for a profit.
This is great if you’re an introvert and you like like to work with your hands. You can listen to this podcast on how Ryan Finely was able to make a living by buying and selling appliances on Craigslist.
#10 Write Book Reviews
If you love to read and always wished you could just make a living reading books, this job is for your. There are several sites you can sign up with that will pay you to review books after you’ve read them.
Just pick the type of books you like and then go from there.
#11 Proof Reading
Proof readers are able to go through a document and correct slight grammatical and spelling errors. Want to become a proof reader? Visit Caitlin Pyle’s site to learn how you can do that.
Transcribing video to text is huge. Although there are a growing number of AI powered businesses that do this, the human ear is still the best way to do it. With sites like Rev, you get paid per minute of transcription you’re able to complete.
If you are a fast typist, you can earn even more.
#13 Dog Walking/ Pet Sitting
If you love dogs, this would be a great way to earn a living. So many people have pets, but work crazy long hours and leave their best friend at home. Many are using pet day care services to keep the dogs happy while their at work.
You can start your own site in your town, or use online services like Rover.com to create a profile and get started.
#14 Virtual Assistant
If you can do a lot of little tasks online and are good at keeping order in chaos, then being a virtual assistant might be your thing.
This works well for solopreneurs or small businesses that need help online, but aren’t quite sure where they need help at yet. You’ll help with several activities like: email, website maintenance, order fulfillment, social media, customer service.
Note: Once you figure out what you’re good at, dig deeper into offering that service to others and drop the virtual assistant label. P
ay for VAs have gone down because of the generalized services offered.
The need for an editor has probably grown quite a bit. Many websites will hire writers, but still spend hours editing the content that they get back.
If you are good at sprucing up content and making it work, then this might be a great opportunity for you.
#16 Teach Remotely
If you have a bachelor’s degree and any formal or informal experience in teaching, then you can teach remotely in a one on one fashion.
Sites like VIPkid will pair you with students, usually in China, who are looking to learn how to speak English and learn more about the US culture.
#17 Self Publishing
Steve Scott is a perfect example of someone who started writing books and makes a great living online. His main focus is writing books that help you develop good habits.
Many of these jobs don’t require much interaction with others. Aside from the initial setup, and sometimes talking to clients, so they’d be perfect for the typical introvert who just wants to get to work.
Have you tried any of these jobs? Which were your favorite?