Side Hustle Ideas to Make Extra Money

I’ve tested out quite a few good side jobs to make extra money, since starting my blog a couple of years ago.

It turns out there are a BUNCH of ways to make money on the internet, and although it might seem strange to some, making money online is an actual and quite profitable way of life for many people.

My favorite side job to make extra money is my blog! 

The start up cost is super low, and my monthly expenses are well under $100 (for now at least!)

Related: My first blog income report

Don’t get me wrong, you can spend a lot of money on your blog! 

There is a lot to know and a lot of great (and expensive) courses you can take to get your blog up and running fast.

Also, don’t fall for the trick that blogging is super easy!  It takes a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to finally start to see profits.  If you love it though, it’s totally worth it!

As a doctor, I don’t have a ton of time to work on side jobs to make extra money.  I love blogging, because I can stay up late or get up early.  I don’t mind the extra work because it’s fun and exciting!

Ready to start your blog?  You can head here for a step by step guide and be blogging by the end of the day! 

If you’re not quite sure blogging is right for you, here are a few other good side jobs to make extra money, that you can make time for…even if you work full time.

Side Hustle Ideas to Make Extra Money


Are you the grammar police?  

Proofreading is a real way to earn money on your own time, in the comfort of your pj’s.  

Here is a link to a free workshop on how to start a proofreading side hustle.    

Virtual Assistant  

Online businesses, bloggers, and even traditional “brick and mortar” businesses need help keeping up with everything from email to social media.  

You can do all of this from home and from any location!  

This free workshop will give you some helpful info on how to get started as a virtual assistant.  

Pinterest Virtual Assistant

Oh yes, that’s right.  You can get paid to hang out on Pinterest.  I have personally “side hustled” as a Pinterest VA, before my blog got too busy.  

You already love to use Pinterest to plan your wedding, design your kitchen, and make dinner plans, but did you know that Pinterest is a valuable marketing tool for businesses? 

Bloggers, online business owners, and websites will pay you to set up and manage their Pinterest account, and they’re paying well too!

You can easily make a full time income, because businesses need you!  

Here is a link to a free workshop on how to get started as a Pinterest VA.  

Related Post: How to Make Money as a Pinterest Virtual Assistant


Is typing your jam?  

This is the perfect work at home side hustle for you!  

Here is a link to a free mini course on working at home as a transcriptionist.

Freelance Writing

You don’t have to start your own blog to make money writing!  

There are plenty of work at home writing opportunities available if that’s your passion.  

Here is a fantastic (and affordable) course all about how to get started with freelance writing.

Sell on Shopify or Etsy

There are tons of women that make an awesome side hustle (or full time) income selling everything from crafts to printables online.  

It’s a great way to make extra income, and can be so much fun!  

This is an awesome course about “3 things to sell on Shopify that make the most money“.  

The course is pricey, but SO good if you think this is something you want to do!  Learn more about the course here.

Start a Mom Blog

Work any day, any time, from home…Get it girl!

You can find a fun topic that you’re an expert in, and don’t think that the market is already too saturated.  You have a unique story to tell.

Related Post:  How to Start a Money Making Mom Blog

Take Surveys

Sites like Survey Junkie and Swagbucks, will pay you for your opinion.

This is something you can do during your nightly Netflix binge, and earn cash or gift cards for your efforts!

Lose Weight and Get Paid

Healthywage is an app where you can lose weight and make some serious cash just by hitting your goal!

It’s motivating and a good side job!  Lose weight and get paid instead of paying for a bunch of weight loss junk you know you won’t use!

Related Post:  Get Paid to Lose Weight

Freelance on Upwork, Fiverr, or Freelancer

Do you rock at graphic design, know how to grow an Instagram account, or are you an awesome writer? 

People are looking for your help on their online projects!

Sell on Poshmark

Clean out your closet, get rid of your old clothes, and get new ones for way less!

Find out how to be successful and start running your own little used clothing shop!

Related Post:  How to Make Money Selling on Poshmark 

Direct Sales

Multi Level Marketing or Direct Sales gets a bad reputation, but there are many women that make a great living with their direct sales companies.

There’s definitely a right way and a wrong way to do it!

Sell Makeup, Skin Care, Essential Oils, and more!  There’s something for everyone and you can do it as much or as little as you want.

You don’t have to spam your friends on Facebook either. There are other great ways to attract new customers to your business, which you can learn about here.

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These are just a few of my favorite side hustle ideas to make extra money. 

I have personally tested most of these side jobs, and can vouch that they are legit ways to make extra money.

What are some good side jobs to make extra money that you have tried or wondered about? 

Let me know in the comments and I’ll try to test them out!

Side Hustle Ideas When You Work Full Time

hi! I'm shannon

I’m a wife, mom of three, doctor, and blogger! In 2018, I decided to turn my mom blog, into a personal finance blog so others could follow along on our journey to pay off over HALF a MILLION dollars in student loan and practice start up debt. I hope you enjoy following along, and maybe even find some inspiration along the way.