5 Side Hustles To Start in 2022 (to make an extra $1k per month)

Written by Wesley Henderson

April 27, 2022

With the rising cost of living, many are looking for ways to bring some extra money into the household. While side hustles are nothing new, the market for online side hustles is rapidly expanding. There are multiple ways to cash in on these opportunities with social media platforms, online businesses, and other digital platforms. So, if you are looking for a new way to make some extra money, here is a list of the top online side hustles you can take advantage of.

  1. Freelance Writer

If you are a good writer, becoming a freelance writer may be the perfect way to earn some extra money. There are countless opportunities in this field, and they spread across various topics. For example, many businesses, corporations, and media outlets hire freelance writers to provide content for their platforms. These jobs could include writing about a niche subject, scriptwriting, or working on a company’s blog. If this is something you are interested in, you should consider putting together a portfolio of your writing samples that best demonstrate your interests and capabilities. You can then send this portfolio to prospective employers so they can get insight into your writing style.

  1. Start a Blog

Starting a blog might be the perfect solution if you like writing but are looking for more control over what you write. Operating a blog has been simplified over the years, thanks to websites such as Wix, WordPress, and Blogger. These websites make it easy to design your blog so you can focus on writing on your chosen topic. Many bloggers receive a generous income from writing sponsored reviews of products, advertising for a business or a product, and even selling digital or physical products. As you gain traffic and credibility, you can find various ways to monetize that including using affiliate marketing as a source of revenue.

  1. Selling Printables on Etsy

Speaking of selling products, Etsy has quickly emerged as the leading online craft market. Etsy is a great place to start a side hustle with products ranging from handmade jewelry to personalized gifts. One of the most popular products on Etsy are printables and digital downloads, including planners, wall art, stickers, business cards, and resumes. Designing these documents is easy to do, and you only have to upload them to Etsy once. Once uploaded, customers must only pay you for the privilege to download, and then they are given access to the digital download. This side hustle is an easy way to profit because you only have to create one document, and the customers are limitless.

  1. Digital Marketing

Another way to make money is to participate in digital marketing. Many small businesses are looking to advertise to their local markets and seek people to run ads for them. Creating effective ads on Facebook, or running a business’s social media, can be a profitable side hustle. If you are interested in digital marketing, try contacting small businesses in your area to see their marketing plan and how you can assist them. While larger companies may have a designated marketing strategy, smaller companies may be struggling in this department. So, you could offer to manage their social media accounts, or you could offer to design and run ads for them.

  1. Pinterest Virtual Assistant

Starting in the early 2010s, Pinterest has continued to pin the interests of millions by offering users the ability to find healthy recipes, fun DIY projects, and your vegetable garden inspiration all on one platform. Recognizing Pinterest as an ideal marketplace, many businesses have started to take advantage of the platform by hiring Pinterest Virtual Assistants. These individuals are tasked with creating pins to promote the business, creating a pinning schedule, and doing keyword searches. This form of advertisement has proved successful for many companies and can be a very profitable side hustle.

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Wesley Henderson

Hi, I'm Wesley! A business attorney turned entrepreneur devoted to simplifying how you protect your business and your assets. Like you, I'm an business owner so I get it and I started Drafted Legal to help you put in place simple and sound legal strategies so you can focus on your business and not worry about getting lost in legal nuances.

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