It’s no secret many of us are struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of October 12, approximately 12.6 million Americans are unemployed and millions more have taken pay cuts or lost part-time jobs. If you’re looking to supplement your income with a side hustle of your own, consider the 10 following jobs to help you bring in a little cash.
1. Voice acting
Voice actors work with a lot of companies around the world, and now that podcasts are really taking off, you could find yourself nailing a gig to voice act part-time. If you have a knack for voices and you have a decent microphone, consider checking sites like Backstage for potential gigs.
2. Personal assistant
You don’t need to work for a CEO to be a personal assistant. In fact, you can sell simple services like organizing, cleaning, or even making phone calls on someone else’s behalf. With the pandemic keeping many people at home, especially those at higher risk, you’d be surprised by how many people would value your work. Check out sites like TaskRabbit to see if you can find any jobs that interest you.
3. Sell your creative work
Art is far from dead. In fact, the global art market was valued at $64 billion in 2017. If you’re an illustrator, painter, or graphic designer, consider selling your creative work online in an online shop like Etsy. Or, if you’re looking to make faster cash, you can use sites like Fiverr to do micro jobs such as making mood boards or concept art.
4. Sell ad space
If you have a relatively popular blog, website, or YouTube channel, consider using that popularity to your advantage by selling ad space. About 87% of people say there are more ads than two years ago, and the reason for that is because websites and influencers make money from those ads.
5. Pick up short-term writing gigs
Have you ever noticed advertisements for jobs available at a major company on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram? The reason why these ads are on those sites is because those companies need someone on that job immediately. If temporary, short-term jobs are more your style, consider picking up one of these writing gigs the next time you see them circulating.
6. Create song intros
YouTube channels and podcast shows typically don’t want to pay a lot of money to purchase the legal use of a popular, copywritten song. They’re also typically looking for something that’s unique to their channel or show. If you have musical ability, consider selling your services to create unique musical intros for these creators.
7. Sell video editing services
Editing is an essential part of making a film, even if that film is a short YouTube video. Many freelancers take on gigs to edit YouTube videos and other short films online. Consider checking places like Fiverr, LinkedIn, or EntertainmentCareers for potential gig offerings.
Finding a job is never easy, even when it’s a side hustle. But there are a wide variety of opportunities out there to help you bring in more cash. Consider some of the options above the next time you’re looking to supplement your income.