3 Side Hustles that actually make you money from home

If you are looking for side hustles that will actually make you money, no-frills, no fluff, then you have come to the right place.

Here are 3 side hustles that you can start today from the comfort of your own home that will earn you money.

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1. Side Hustles #1 – Transcription services

Transcription jobs basically require you to convert audio or video files into text form. So you have to listen to the audio or video and type out exactly what you hear. Yes, it really is that simple.

Most importantly, you don’t even need to have any experience with transcribing to get started and you don’t need to have any formal education for it. But what you will need is great listening skills, good typing speed and good accuracy for what you are typing.

Places to start:

2. Side Hustles #2 – Teach English Online

If you didn’t already know, teaching online is high in demand right now and all you need is a degree and your laptop.

Whether you are teaching English to non-native speakers or you are teaching maths or science in the UK, online learning is booming right now.

What do you need

But note, with this side hustle, some companies (especially the overseas ones) require you to have a degree. And if you want to stay closer to home, then some parents (if you want to tutor privately), will expect you to have some sort of recognised certificate from an established educational institution and some evidence of your teaching ability.

If you have any teaching experience or qualification, then this is by far the quickest and sure way to start earning money online today.

Places to start:

3. Side Hustles #3 – Virtual Assistant

As much as no one would blame you for thinking that virtual assistants perform the traditional admin tasks, it’s actually so much more than that, especially with the way social media has evolved.

Gone are the days where virtual assistants just help with data input, responding to emails or simply directing calls. You now have virtual assistants who perform tasks such as:

  • social media management
  • content creation
  • web page design
  • sales calls
  • graphics designs
  • proofreading and editing
  • managing your ads

I really could go on.

Niche down

So, the best way to really make money online as a virtual assistant is to have a think about what do you do best. You have to niche it down, get clear on exactly what it is you will do before you can offer it as a service to those who need it. The more specific you are, the quicker you will be able to find clients that require your services.

And best of all, you don’t need any formal qualifications to start, however, it would be good to get in some experience (you can start by doing a few tasks for free in exchange for a reference ) or you can take low cost / free online courses with websites such as Google or HubSpot.

Places to start

  • You can just start out on your own as a sole trader or incorporated business
  • You can join other online virtual assistant companies

If you need help with making sense of all the ideas you have to start a virtual assistant side hustle, then make sure to book a free 30minutes discovery call with me, so you can get clear on what skills you can use to start your own virtual assistant side hustle and start earning money today.

If you are not quite ready to jump on a call with me, then you need to go check out my blog post on How to really start a successful business in 2021 to get you started.

Want more

And if that isn’t enough and you want to learn more about what else you really should have in place in order to start a successful business in 2021 then you have to check out my free webinar on the 7 Steps to Confidently Launch Your Online Business, and bosses, it’s only 30minutes because I know how precious your time is 😁. So make sure you go check it out.

I do hope this post on 3 Side Hustles Ideas that actually make you money has been helpful.

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  1. Hannah Jonnie
    March 6, 2021 / 8:26 pm

    Thanks. I didn’t know you can do all these different types of jobs. Will definitely look into this further.

    • March 11, 2021 / 2:17 pm

      I know right, and you can start in days to be honest. I am glad you’ve found this helpful.

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