Over 30 Profitable Side Hustles, You Can Start Today

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Side Hustles

Side hustles are a great way to make some extra income or even turn your passions into a full-time income. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of side hustles you can do from home or on the go. All are a great way to supplement your income from your current job.

This article will give you lots of ideas and inspiration for creating extra income, a full-time income, and maybe help you turn your passion into profits and give up your day job.

I recommend you stick with one side hustle long enough until you see results, as opposed to jumping around from one to the other.

You dont have to be great to start but you have to start to be great

Side Hustles Ideas

I broke this article down into the following sections. Some of these side hustles ideas overlap and/or are closely related. For example, affiliate marking is a great side hustle to add to your Blog and/or your YouTube Channel.

  • 10 Home-Based Business Opportunities You Can Start With No Money
  • 7 Amazon Side Hustles
  • Affiliate Marketing – A great way to start making money online.
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  • Cash Back Apps – Websites and Smartphone apps that with pay you to do tasks, reviews, surveys, take phones, and more.
  • Fiverr – be creative and provide your talents and services to the world.
  • Create a YouTube channel.
  • Other Side Hustle Ideas.
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10 Home-Based Business Opportunities You Can Start With No Money

Here is a breakdown of 10 side hustles you can work from home or while traveling the world.

For a more in-depth look at the side hustles check out the article  10 Home Based Business Opportunities You Can Start With No Money. 

  1. Affiliate Marketing – Earn cash promoting other people’s products and services.
  2. Drop-ShippingLike Affiliate Marketing, but you will be responsible for taking orders or products.
  3. Blogging – writing about something you’re passionate about is a great way to make cash. – you can use affiliate marketing, ads, YouTube or other social media platforms to earn money from.
  4. YouTube Channel
  5. Social Media Influencer
  6. Work For Amazon
  7. Create & Sell Your Own Merchandise
  8. Sell Your Crafts And Artwork
  9. Create Your Own Online Courses
  10. Publish Your Own Books

7 Amazon Side Hustles

Did you know there are a lot of ways to make money from amazon? Most people are only familiar with Amazon Associates and Fulfillment by Amazon. Here are some other ideas and opportunities for you to check out.

For more detailed information on Amazon Side Hustles check out this article: How To Make Money From Amazon – 7 Ways To Get Paid By AMAZON Working From Home

  • Kindle Direct Publishing
    Amazon Jobs
    – Work at physical locations or remotely from home or abroad.
  • Merch by Amazon – Create and sell your own merchandise.
  • Amazon Associates – Promote products through affiliates & referral marketing.
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk – Get paid to do microtasks.
  • Amazon Flex -Set your own schedule as a delivery person for Amazon.
  • Amazon’s Self Publishing Services – Write your own books or hire someone to write them for you.
  • Fulfillment by Amazon – FBA ships physical products through Amazon.

Affiliate Marketing Side Hustle

Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to start an online business. There’s no inventory to stock, no orders to fill, no warehouse for you to operate, and you don’t have to provide customer support.

Simply put, you will be promoting other people’s products and services. There are thousands upon thousands of products and services to promote, and there’s very little start-up cost.

You could promote links on YouTube, Blogs, and more.

Many people start with affiliate marketing by promoting products on Amazon, Share a Sale, and Clickbank.

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Fiverr Side Hustle

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Fiverr is a great place to start a side hustle. If you have some skills in a wide range of services, you could become a successful freelancer.

Popular professional services include logo design, social media, translation, spokesperson videos, writing articles/blogs, and a whole lot more.

Categories include Graphics & Design, Digital Marketing, Writing & Translation, Video & Animation, Music & Audio, Programming & Tech, Business, and Lifestyle.

You can also use Fiverr to hire people to do tasks for your side hustle business as well.

Cash Apps & Websites


It seems like new apps and websites are coming out every day that offer payment in the form of PayPal money, Amazon gift cards, cryptocurrency, and more. Here are just a few. Check out Cash App Reviews A Round-Up Of The Best Cash Apps for even more.

These apps and websites will not create a full-time income but are good for some extra spending cash, and some are just set and forget.

Create a YouTube or Cocoscope Channel

Starting a YouTube Channel can be a great way to make money with a side hustle. Create videos about something you’re passionate about, and being consistent will help you build a following other time.

There are thousands of videos on YouTube about creating a YouTube channel with tips and tricks on how to grow your channel. I highly recommend you check those out.

YouTube has a few rules in place before you can make money, so you might want to check out Cocoscope as an alternative. Cocoscope allows you to start making money right away.

Mistakes New YouTubers Make & 15 Tips to Avoid Them

Here’s a video with some tips and tricks about creating a YouTube following.

More Side Hustle Ideas

Here are a few more side hustle ideas. Some of these are mentioned above but worth repeating.

  • Selling clothing – Sell on Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Etsy, and more. Making and selling handicrafts; starting an Etsy shop.
  • Freelance writing – There are many ways to get paid as a writer. Check out sites like Upwork, Fiverr, Writer, and many others.
  • Transcribing text and song lyrics.
  • Get Paid To Watch Movie & Game Trailers (Simple EZ Fun Money)
  • Photography – There are a lot of websites and apps that will pay you to take photos.
  • Teaching online courses Tutoring or coaching
  • Dog walking or pet sitting – Check out apps like Wag to get started.
  • Providing delivery services
  • Mystery shopping – a quick Google search will give you some more ideas.
  • Review and promote products. – Earn money with affiliate marketing by promoting those products.
  • Survey taking – there are tons of apps and websites dedicated to paying people for taking surveys and doing small tasks.

All of these ideas are great ways to earn a little extra income on the side without having to give up your day job. Some of these Side hustles can eventually replace your job.

FOCUS = Follow One Course Until Successful

As I said before, I recommend you focus on one side hustle at a time before moving on to the next one. This will give you time to be successful. FOCUS = Follow One Course Until Successful

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If you have any questions about side hustles or just want to say hi, please leave any comments below.




Pentrental · May 15, 2019 at 10:55 pm

Side hustles, a great topic here, and over 30 profitable ones no less! 

Extra, passive income is something we all strive for as online entrepreneurs, and you’ve really done well nailing down some solid references here. 

I especially like how you’ve recommended sticking with one side hustle long enough rather than jumping around to multiple ones as I’ve asked myself the same question from time to time and ultimately stuck to one target area. 

It’s nice to connect with like minds, which makes your Wealthy Affiliate reference all the better, as it’s such a great community of people. 

Overall a great post here and I look forward to reading more of them!

    Greg · May 16, 2019 at 1:14 am


JJ · May 15, 2019 at 10:42 pm

Hi Greg, you have a wealth of information here and good explanations. I am familiar with some of them. For instance Fiverr works well for me and Youtube channel. I think I would like to try one of those survey side hustles. It would probably be a matter of giving opinions so it might not be too stressful. I am wondering if there is a regular minimum that has to be done in, say, a week ? I am still in my full time job. Thanks for all the leads. Good to work with.

    Greg · May 16, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    The survey sites are all different, so if you want to do them, I would do a few. 

Riaz Shah · May 15, 2019 at 10:40 pm

Great list Greg,

Blogging, Affiliate Marketing, reviewing, and Freelance Writing are what’s occupying my days! Can’t get enough of them and when you’re on fire, you tend to work harder to carry that momentum on to avoid burnout and the results at the end of the day are always extraordinary! 

Besides WA hustling (That’s my number one too), which one’s your favourite? 

    Greg · May 16, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Hey Riaz, For now aside from WA I would say Amazon affiliate program is the other one I’m using most.

Stella · May 15, 2019 at 10:34 pm

A friend of mine told me to delete the term ‘side hustle’ from my dictionary. He told me to replace it with real boss. I laughed when he told me that. Although he loves independence, that was why he gave me the advice. But he didn’t understand that big-time hustle’, especially in online, can open quick breakthrough. 

Passive income is the key. I Knew about Amazon, FBA, am so much interested in it and am currently going through their training. It’s been easy but there is no cheep Success. This review is able to expand my knowledge about what I already heard about. Thanks for sharing.

    Greg · May 16, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Hi Stella,

    You’re welcome.

John · May 15, 2019 at 10:33 pm

Among the lists of hustle, I like 3 most. wealthy affiliate, Amazon and Fiverr. I am a living testimony for wealthy affiliate. 

Wealthy affiliate is a training community where everyone learns every aspect of affiliate marketing. I have been spent 8 months with Wealthy Affiliate I can boldly tell you that its change my life for good. Readers? what are you waiting for? Click the link in the article to join wealthy affiliate even as a free member after you Get into the system you discover that you are in right place.

My second hustle is Amazon, though I am not familiar with other branches you mentioned but I must appreciate you, to writing your article at that length. I am limited to amazon associate which I think I made some bucks out of them and it is easy for me because I have undergone wealthy affiliate training.

My last hustle is Fiverr. I love Fiverr and all experienced I gathered from wealthy affiliate has paid off which also help me to dominate my niches on Fiverr.

Thank you for this great info, I have bookmark your site for the next post. Thanks

    Greg · May 16, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Thanks for your input and comments.

Dave Sweney · May 14, 2019 at 2:51 pm

I am always looking for some side hustles, but the good ones can be hard to locate online. Too many are just wastes of time. You have made my search easier with this article where you list over 30 profitable ones that I can get started with right now, today!

Since my business is home-based and online I thought from the long list of options I would stick that general niche type hustles. Of the 10 options you listed there are a few I am already working, and they do provide some really good income. Affiliate marketing, drop shipping, creating online courses, and selling my own digital products are areas I work now.

The one area that I am interested in adding to the list of activities is the publishing of ebooks. Have you had any experience with this and is there any advice that you could provide me to get started with this side hustle. I have quite a few years of experience behind me in several different fields, and I think I have a story to tell that people would want to read about.

All the rest of the side hustles you mention in this article represent good opportunities as well. The entrepreneur today has more chances to make a living online than at any time since the internet has been in existence. The many side hustles you have listed really show how true that is. 

You mention your ‘secret weapon’ at the end of the article…How long have you been involved with Wealthy Affiliate and how do you rate it versus all the other side hustles that you have listed? Could it help me develop my next side hustle of writing and publishing an ebook? Thanks in advance for feedback, I love this side hustle business!

    Greg · May 14, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Hi Dave, Thanks for the comments and questions.

    I’ve been involved with Wealthy Affiliate since about Feb 2017 and get say it’s a great place to learn affiliate marking and build a successful online business.

    If you want to get into writing and selling ebooks I suggest you check out the article I wrote on K Money Mastery, it’s an in-depth course on the subject. K Money Mastery is a great course to learn how to write and sell your books on Amazon and other platforms.

    Hope that helps, if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Nuttanee · May 14, 2019 at 2:34 pm

I remembered a while back I wanted to work for Amazon from home, I was looking for remote customer service. They have their site that you can go to and see what position is available and at the time nothing was available to me so I moved on. 

This is the first that I heard of Amazon Mechanical Turk, what exactly is that? I don’t quite understand get paid doing micro tasks. 

Does it involve fixing something? Amazon Flex is really something that I can take a look into. Thank you for the list, they will help me make a little side income while I am waiting for my YouTube channel and my blog to take off.

    Greg · May 14, 2019 at 4:36 pm


    Thanks for the question. You can learn more about Amazon Mechanical Turk here. 


Robert Trevor · May 14, 2019 at 2:19 pm

These are some very good ways at making money, or side hustles,especially,the 10 home based opportunities, especially as you can do them, without laying out money.

Also the 7 Amazon side hustles,is a good scheme, it is a very big and reputable company, with vast stocks,where you can sell their goods, also you can make and sell, your own stock through them.

The best to me is the Affiliate marketing idea, I am a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate an can attest that this is one of the most profitable ways to make money on line,as you have no stock or inventory, you don’t have to lay out a lot of money on stock.

They have a great back up community,available to help you, a complete training program,with lectures and videos available,and with personal help from the founders,Kyle and Carson always at hand.

    Greg · May 14, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Awesome. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Shui Hyen Hiew · May 14, 2019 at 2:04 pm

Hi Greg,

Great job for providing a long list of side hustle jobs that can be started today. I have been doing affiliate marketing for about 2 years and thinking of adding another stream of income.

I like the idea of Cocoscope, it’s new to me. l can leverage my YouTube Channel by uploaded videos to Cocoscope too and the best part is allowing me to start making money right away unlike YouTube. Do you know what is their payment mechanism?

Thank you.

    Greg · May 14, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    I just started using Cocoscope. They pay you after you reach $100 in payment. you can learn more here: cocoscope.com/?action=texts&terms=conditions on their Terms and Conditions page. 

Liz · May 14, 2019 at 1:56 pm

 I have never heard of Cocoscope! Will check them out today.  It would be interesting to have other options to Youtube but how many people actually use the platform and who would see your work? Anyway…would be good to have an option which does not control video so heavily!

Regarding side hustles such as the cash apps…are any of those ones really any use? Surely you would only make pennies? And how do you tell which ones are legit? I have to say that I don’t trust most of the security of apps on the phone! I wish there was a better business bureau for apps!

    Greg · May 14, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Hi Liz, 

    I tried all the cash apps mentioned above, yes you’re not gonna make lots of money with these and some I have not made money with yet. 

    They are worth checking out for yourself as some of them are based on demographics and everyone is different. 

    Some are just micropayments and just fun stuff to do. 

    Some of them are set and forget, like for walking around. Check out the 
    6 Apps That Pay You Automatically.

    I got some Amazon gift cards from VolKno just for rating movie trailers.

    Hope that helps.

Jay · May 14, 2019 at 1:53 pm

This is why I love the internet because it has so much opportunity for anyone to be able to make some money online. Online side hustles and even offline are a great way to supplement one’s earnings. I am not familiar with a lot of these side hustles especially the amazon flex. 

It is something I have never heard of but now that I think about it it does make sense because how else would amazon deliver products all over the world if they don’t create an opportunity like this to enable people to deliver for them and while getting paid.

Such an amazing side hustle. Any idea what the requirements are and do we have to pay to register.

    Greg · May 14, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Hi Jay, I would read more about it on Amazon’s website. I haven’t tried Amazon flex personal and don’t want to give any miss-information.

Holly · May 14, 2019 at 1:48 pm

Wealthy Affiliate is awesome! I have been a member myself for almost 8 months now and I am earning some cash. Not enough to pay the bills, but some. It’s exciting. After talking to others in my chosen niche, I have learned that this niche was maybe not the most lucrative and can be very difficult to monetize. However, despite all of that, I’m still earning a bit of cash. I think that’s amazing and a true testament to how Wealthy Affiliate can help you get on the road to success.

I have another side hustle I am going to start soon and that is with Shipt. Have you heard of that? Basically I will do people’s grocery shopping and deliver it. It kind of sounds like a dream to be able to wander Target and shop for people without my children begging for toys and things. Hah!

Many of your Amazon side hustles look interesting and I have not looked into them much. Do you know which of them might be the most profitable?

    Greg · May 14, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Thanks for the input, Holly. I haven’t heard of Shipt. 

    I’ll have to check out Shipt and maybe add it to this list.

    As far as Amazon, I’ve only done The Amazon Associates Program but I see others doing well with Kindle publishing and FBA.


Vincent · May 14, 2019 at 1:48 pm

There’s a lot of side hustles I can do in order to make money. But I am intrigued by what you say that I should FOCUS. Is it really the best way to focus on one thing before trying out other? I am still wondering on where would I excel in making money. 

    Greg · May 14, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Yes, I would focus on one of these at a time. This article is just some ideas for side hustles, You might become overwhelmed if you tried many of them at once.

Stella · May 14, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Thanks soo much for sharing this article!

I found it so interesting that I went into Cocoscope to find out more.  Amazon Side Hustles sounds very interesting and I am going to bookmark your site in future to add to my earnings with WA.

I definitely need to do a side hustle because my PC of 4 years has broken down and I need to buy another one.  I need an Apple Mac!   So any online money that is legal and within reason with a good payout, is very important to me.

I really appreciate this and hope you will bring out more useful reviews.

Best regards, 


    Greg · May 14, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Thanks Stella

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