Selling Yourself: The Art of Online Side Hustle

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Your jobs not paying enough and you need a side hustle? Yeah, we’ve all been there.

Trying to scrape our head and our belongings looking for a meaningful side hustle that we can do supplement our income.

Have you tried looking online? You might be surprised that by looking at yourself, your talents and capabilities you can generate a healthy supplemental income online.

How? Just evaluate yourself, list down what you can do and find people online that are looking for people who has any of your particular set of skills.



Do you have a talent in writing? You can visit sites like Medium, they recently debuted their Partner Program and now everyone can join in. Medium is a “revenue-sharing” model where writers get paid for the engagements that they generate through their articles. Write a piece and if people like it, they give you “claps” or applause and in return, you get paid for the number of engagement that you get.

Last year, the average amount earned for a month by one author writing at least just one story earned $81.30, not bad for an article a month as a side hustle.

One author was reported to have earned as much as $4,781.22 and one story listed, managed to get $1,182.39, the most in Medium’s recent history.

If you don’t want to get tied up in one website, you can also do freelance writing find people online that needs writers see if you can do what they want and write for them on a flexible schedule.


Do you vlog on your spare time? Or do you always find your boss giving you compliments on how well made your PowerPoint presentations are? Believe it or not, those can be a good source of income as side hustles online. Recently, there has been an influx of people looking for professionals or people with skills that can turn their written content into videos or presentations. These content can range from simple PowerPoint presentations to compliment a report or sales pitch, tasteful photo montages for corporate and private events, animation for kids or learners and many more.


Believe it or not, you can now rent out your knowledge or skills over certain things online as a healthy and meaningful side hustle. Websites like SubHub, can help you get the traction that you need to start out your own subscription box minus the hassle. They offer a monthly membership offering anything from exercise and workout plans, hobby tips, gardening, crocheting, corporate ideas and motivations, anything that can generate an interest and has a lot of following. But you do need a certain level of commitment, you have to provide consistent stream of fresh content to keep your customers engage and happy. But if you really are knowledgeable in a certain field, this can be a fun and refreshing little side hustle that pays surprisingly well.


Teaching English or English as a Second Language (ESL) is one of the best ways to earn money online. The schedule is flexible and you can even choose to teach evenings or during the weekends on your free time. There are a ton of websites out there that offer this service and they hire teachers and instructors even without the certifications and degrees. All you need to do is pass their tests and competency exams and set your schedule.


Preparing people for ACT test is nothing new, but few people know that this is a viable side hustle online. Some kids, especially those looking to target certain scores for scholarships like athletes hire ACT test tutors to help them prepare. You can be a full-time teacher, and tutor on the side. Aside from a hefty paying side hustle (or even full-time job) there’s always that altruistic feeling that you have helped out deserving kids secure their college education for free and help them pursue their dreams. Imagine seeing your tutee playing in the big leagues like the NFL, MLB or NBA?


Apparently, having the ability to get from one point to another is a profitable side hustle online if you know where you are going. If you don’t want to join the new wave of the rideshare professionals out there, an amazing alternative is picking up and completing deliveries as an online courier. Sites like Posmates, Amazon Flex and UberEats offer opportunities for people looking for side hustles to earn extra cash picking up things like lunch, packages, and medical supplies and delivering them.