Top 10 Side Hustle Ideas For Making Extra Money Online

Side hustle ideas

Here is the list of the top 10 side hustle ideas for making extra money online:

Side Hustle Idea #1: Freelancing

Begin to sell your skills platforms like or Here are some examples of tasks that we’ve paid for on Fiverr and UpWork:

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Designing
  • Web development
  • Marketing

The possibilities are endless. Here are two pro tips to make sure that you land your first client:

  • Read through the application and confirm parts of it. Clients will see right away if you’re copying and pasting your cover letter.
  • Freelancing on both UpWork and Fiverr requires that you build up good reviews. Everyone starts at zero reviews. Build up your reviews by offering more than everyone else and for a lower price. Heck—offer your first gigs for free. This can give you a life-long client (if you’re good).

Side Hustle Idea #2: Publish books on Amazon

Have you noticed the phenomenon called Kindle? Did you know that you can publish Ebooks on Kindle and make money? Not only that—you can sell paperback books and audiobooks as well.

If you don’t want to write the books yourself—hire a freelance writer to write it for you. There are other platforms that you can publish Ebooks besides Amazon. But I believe that you’ll get most results if you publish on Amazon.

It’s simple—but you may want to consider starting with a course. Here is a course that we’ve gone through that teaches how to get started.

Side Hustle Idea #3: Dropshipping

Dropshipping is selling another person’s product without ever having to touch it. You’re profiting by selling the product for a higher price than the source (manufacturer or retailer). You take the order—either on your website or platforms like Amazon or Ebay. Then you buy the product from the source and instead of writing your address—you fill in the buyer’s address.

The upsides are that you don’t have to keep inventory. Dropshipping can be done from anywhere in the world with a laptop and internet connection.

Side Hustle Idea #4: Blogging, Vlogging Or Podcasting

Blogs are replacing the newspaper. Vlogs are replacing reality TV. Podcasting is replacing the radio. What does this mean? Well, where eyeballs go—money follows. Start a blog, vlog or podcast around something that you’re passionate about.

Here are four ways that you can monetize this side hustle:

  • Affiliate marketing
  • Ads
  • Retail
  • Sponsored articles

Click here if you want to know how to start a blog in minutes. We use Bluehost and WordPress for this blog.

Side Hustle Idea #5: Sell Images Online

Like taking photos? Are you good at it? If so, you might be able to turn your pictures into a side hustle. Here are some sites where you can sell your photos:

  • iStock Photo
  • SmugMug
  • Alarmy
  • Fotolia
  • PhotoShelter

Side Hustle Idea #6: App Development

We all know that apps are popular. Tap into this billion dollar industry by either creating the app yourself or hire someone else to create an app for you. Check out apple’s tutorial if you’re interested in building your own app.

I believe Chad Mureta to be a good person to follow for more information—if you want other people to develop your apps.

Side Hustle Idea #7: Open a Shop on Etsy

You can open a shop for free. Sell unique handmade goods, vintage or craft supplies. Etsy has millions of buyers so it may be a good idea to leverage them if you’re interested in selling any of the above.

Side Hustle Idea #8: Create a video course

What do you know that other people would be willing to pay for to learn? We alone have bought online courses for over $1000, so there’s definitely a market.

You can host your course on marketplaces like and You can also use platforms like Udemy to host your courses.

Side Hustle Idea #9: Coaching and Consulting

Again, what do you know that someone else would be willing to pay for to learn? Some people prefer courses while others want to learn one on one. Consulting can be connected to your blog, vlog or podcast. Have a website and integrate it with PayPal and consult people via Skype.

Side Hustle Idea #10: Buy and Sell Domains

Use a site like to buy and sell domains. Some people have bought a domain for a few dollars and sold it for thousands of dollars—some millions. For example; was sold for $35.6 million in 2010.

I hope this blog post gave you some ideas for creating a side hustle. Comment below and let me know what you think!

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  1. Side hustles are always a great way to supplement income and you’ve compiled a great list here. Most people simply don’t really how easily they can monetize their passions.

  2. This is a great list. I’m currently employed but my long term goal for myself is to be a work from home mom so I can spend more time with my kids. So far, I’d like to think, I’m slowly getting there. I managed to do at least 3 of the ideas on your list. Though, I think I need to acquire more skills to be able to develop an app or publish a book in Amazon.

    • Okay, that sounds like a great goal! 🙂 We have a lot of knowledge in publishing on Amazon that we can share. Thank you for the comment, Kati!