Managing your finances is probably is the biggest challenge in your 20’s. One way to overcome this challenge is to create a budget. This will help you track your expenses so that you know where to cut back. If you don’t want to go that route, you could increase your income. This additional income would come in the form of a side hustle. Here are 11 easy ways to make money from home in your 20’s. This is especially going to helpful since online jobs have become so predominant in the last few years.
The beauty of most of these hustles is that you can work on them part-time. So there is not that much pressure that is put on you. So let’s get right into it.
Teach English Online
There is an opportunity to teach English to Chinese children online through VIPKID. An advantage of this platform is that you have the flexibility to work from anywhere. You also get to set up your own schedule and the hours that you are willing to work.
The greatest aspect of teaching English through VIPKID is that you don’t need to worry about creating lesson plans. Also, they take care of the grading as well. Basically, all you need is a computer, good internet connection and the passion for teaching.
You can to earn in between $14 and $22 per hour. Which is great because you have the potential to earn quite a bit of extra spending money every month. It only takes about five minutes to fill out the application form.
The VIPKID program requires that you have a bachelor’s degree and have some kind of experience working with kids. Then you’re good to go.
If you don’t meet these last two requirements, don’t worry. Magic Ears is a good alternative and is one of the easy ways to make money. It only requires that you be a native English speaker and offers similar opportunities as VIPKID. With this program, you have a chance to make good earnings. You have the potential of earning between $18 and $26 per hour.
Freelance writing is one of the easy ways to make money online. You can do this kinda work from anywhere and on your own schedule. There are different platforms that you can register with. These obviously offer different amounts of money.
Problogger jobs usually has a number of freelance writing posts that you can check out. Another site is Livingston Research, however this site requires that you put in a lot of work in before you can start seeing high returns. But it is definitely good if you are just looking for easy ways to make money. There are usually quite a number of orders to be completed.
Surveys are great because they you basically get paid to give your opinion. You also don’t need much, just your cellphone. In terms of income, completing surveys probably won’t make you crazy rich. But it is just enough to make that extra bit of money that might just cover fuel costs.
For good enough earnings, check out these survey platforms.
There are so many more survey platforms that you can get into. You can look around and find one that works for you.
Sell Your Clothes
Do you have clothes that are still in good condition but you just don’t wear anymore? Instead of having them clutter your closet, why not just sell them. One of the easy ways to make money would be sell your clothes to thredUp, an online thrift store. They make it easy for you to do the whole process. ThredUp even send you a kit that you can use to ship your clothes to them. They get evaluated and then start getting sold! Definitely a good money maker and space-saving idea.
Become a Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant is a person who works from home as a personal assistant. You can basically leverage any skills for an income. Why would anyone hire you as a virtual assistant, you ask? Well basically, since a virtual assistant works for multiple people, they can be hired for a certain task and paid just for the hours that they work. Read this post by Carly which is an interview with Gina who is a virtual assistant. She talks about what it entails to be a virtual assistant and how it has changed her life.
Create A Course
If you have mastered a skill, so much so you could teach it to other people, teaching a course is one of the easy ways of making money. It is also great as a passive income source. You create the course on a platform and you get income every time that someone buys it. You just put in the work in the beginning, and the money just keeps coming in after that! How great is that? A great platform to create a course in would be Udemy. A lot of people search this site for courses. They are looking for courses on a wide range of topics. So your course will probably bring in a good return.
Another good form of passive income is to have advertisements placed on your car. There is absolutely nothing else that you have to do. You go about your days and drive around to the places that you would normally go to. You then earn a certain monthly fee for letting advertisements on your car. Of course it is not ideal to drive around with banners on your beautiful car. But if you are not the kind of person who would be bothered by this, then Carvertise is the way to go for you.
Registering your car with uber is a great way to earn extra money in your free time. You could still continue with your 9 to 5 work during the day, and drive your car in the evenings and weekends. This is convenient because your car is probably just parked in the garage every weekday evening anyway. So making some extra cash during this time will not derail you that much. This option is however dependent on the amount of extra time that you have.
Amazon Merch was launched a few years ago. Simply upload your artwork, choose a product type and color, set your price, and add a product description. They’ll create a product page on Amazon.com and when customers buy your product, they will also handle production, shipping, and customer service, with no upfront costs at all! It is definitely one of the easy ways of making money and is a passive income because once the product is out there, the money just keeps coming in. This The Beginner’s Guide to Designing, Marketing, & Selling T-Shirts on Amazon is great for learning how to establish your amazon merchandise product out there.
Become A Transcriptionist
If you can type really fast, this side hustle is perfect for you. I like this one because it requires minimum effort. All you need is a laptop, internet connection and the ability to transcribe video or audio in the languages that they provide. One platform that is perfect for this is job is Transcribe Me. The average monthly earnings, according to their site, amount to $250. Not bad right?
Become A Mystery Shopper
Mystery shopper is a trendy new title and one of the easy ways to make money. A lot of companies are looking for people to go into a store and purchase a certain product or service and rate the overall experience. This is also one of those jobs that require minimal effort. You can take up an order that is most convenient for you and get paid for it. Pretty great hey?
Okay so these are just 11 of the easy ways to make money that will not take too much of your time. Although you want to increase your income and stabilize your finances, flourishing in your 20’s is also about having enough time for the other fun stuff in life.