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By Ally Morissette

January 10, 2023

Everyone’s on the lookout to earn a little extra cash.

Whether you’re saving for a rainy day or simply want a little bit of financial padding to indulge in, here are some of the easiest side hustles you can start today.


Easy Side Jobs You Can Start

1. Become a virtual assistant

Virtual assistants provide a wide range of administrative services, from bookkeeping to website design to social media management. Start by determining what type of virtual assistant services you want to offer.

From there, research the current market for virtual assistants to determine what services are in demand and what rates are being charged. Create profiles on virtual assistant job sites to make it easier for potential clients to find Set up a system for billing and collecting payment and keep your administrative skills up to date.

2.  Sell your services on Fiverr

Fiverr is a great way to get started with freelancing. It’s an easy platform to use, and you can make money quickly. You can find high-quality talent to work with on Fiverr that you may not be able to find elsewhere. It also offers a variety of payment options, from PayPal to direct deposit. This makes it easier to get paid for your services. You can use Fiverr to showcase your skills and portfolio. This way, potential customers can see what you can do and hire you for larger projects.

3. Become A Freelance Writer

As a freelance writer, you have the freedom to choose your own hours and work at your own pace. You can work when you feel inspired and take days off when you need to. A portfolio is essential for any freelance writer. It showcases your skills, writing style, and best work. Start building your portfolio by gathering samples of your writing, such as blog posts, articles, or even creative fiction. Include a brief bio and link to your website or blog.

Next, get to know the freelance writing market. Who are the major players? What topics are popular? Where do you fit in? Knowing the market will help you find the best opportunities and set competitive rates. Once you’ve built a portfolio and promoted yourself, it’s time to start looking for clients. You can do this through online platforms such as Upwork or Freelancer, or through more traditional methods such as cold-emailing potential clients.

4. Create and sell handmade crafts

Do you have a talent for crafting? Etsy is a great place for you. Visit and click the “Register” link in the top right corner of the page. Create a username and password, then enter your personal information, such as your name and address.

You’ll create a name for your shop and select a shop location. You’ll also be able to select a payment method and enter your credit card information. Start creating your listings by taking photos of your items and writing descriptions. You’ll also need to set prices and select shipping options for each item.

Once you’ve created your listings, start promoting your shop by using social media and other marketing channels. You can also join Etsy teams and participate in Etsy forums to network with other sellers.

Your shop is now ready to start selling. Monitor your shop’s performance and respond to customer inquiries and feedback.


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