Last Updated on August 15, 2021 by Ope Quadri
Three merits of being self-employed are: 1) the freedom to manage your own time, 2) absolute decision on when to work and when to take a break or go on holiday, and 3) the ability to hard side hustle to your present source of income to take care of some bills.
So, what would you be doing after completing your tasks for the day, or you just need to up your stream of income? Just as we noted in one of the guides on content creation platforms where you earn extra income: https://infomediang.com/content-creation-platforms-nigeria-make-money
What is a side hustle?
A side hustle is an extra job that complements the income you make from your main form of employment or job.
Some people prefer to call it a part-time job, that’s a task that doesn’t impede your main role or job which you undertake to make extra money.
Below is a list of side hustle jobs you can add to your sources of income:
- Email Marketing
- Running Facebook Ad
- Customer service jobs
- Copywriting jobs
- Help businesses create a content calendar
- Proofreading jobs
- Data Entry roles
- Transcribing jobs
- Sending invoice
- Website building and maintenance
Companies and online marketers use email marketing to get keep existing leads and convert new ones through email marketing. MailChimp is one of the email marketing tools you can use to start working from home.
You don’t have to have an office to get started, you only need the skills, laptop, and data to start this job. There are jobs for email marketers on platforms like Freelancer and Upwork among others.
If you don’t know how this works, you can head to YouTube and to learn how to start email marketing jobs.
Running Facebook Ad
Facebook, a social media platform, is a goldmine for those who can fully explore its potential.
Using Facebook as a medium to send birthday greetings to friends and family isn’t enough, you can make money from your time by running Facebook Ads for companies.
To get started, head straight to the Facebook Blueprint page where there are enough resources on how to do it perfectly and make money out of it.
According to Human Resource Manager, Jamogha Akpevwe, in a Facebook post, one of the best ways to achieve results as a Facebook ad expert is to give an offer that covers for just your time.
According to her:
“don’t complicate things with adding the cost for running the ad. Separate it. If possible get the certification.”
Customer Service Jobs
Your time as a business owner is very important and you can effectively utilise it by offering customer service to companies around the world that need experts.
You don’t have to be physically present at the headquarters of a company to start reading and answering emails, building their Whatsapp contact for their business line, and responding to calls among others.
Do you know how to craft persuasive business marketing materials? If you can write a copy that sells, this is for you.
Hundreds of copywriting jobs are available in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada among others.
If you don’t know where to get started, head straight to LinkedIn, click on jobs, and search for copywriting jobs to see a list of jobs in this role around the world.
This doesn’t disturb your business as you can bill clients based on the number of copies you are to deliver per week.
Help Businesses Create Content Calendar
There are firms around the world that are looking for persons who can create a content calendar for their content marketing strategy. LinkedIn, Upwork, and Shopify are some of the platforms you can get clients.
Companies and persons that pay so much attention to their content creation strategies are ready to pay proofreaders to ready copies and articles for them.
Again, you can find jobs on copywriting on LinkedIn, Upwork, and remote jobs.
Data Entry Jobs:
Do you know have skills in spreadsheet, google form? You should start searching for data entry roles. If you don’t know how this works, head straight to Google account, select Google drive, and learn more on the number of free resources on how to use and create Google Sheet and form.
Another side hustle job for a business owner is transcribing roles. This is specifically designed for those who can listen accurately to an audio recording and write what they hear.
You can comfortably do this job from home or from your shop if you’re a seller or you already have a business you are managing.
To get started with sending invoice roles, you need to know how tools like QuickBooks, Excel, and Payroll Management work.
According to Mrs. Akpevweand, “having a degree in accounting gives you an edge for such roles.”
Website Building And Maintenance
The coronavirus pandemic has thought millions of business owners around the world who were not selling online ‘hard lessons’.
More businesses have now moved their products to online platforms by having a dedicated website to market their products.
Some existing and new businesses need website building professional to set up online cart and maintain their online presence.
You don’t have to be a coder to start building and maintaining websites for businesses that need extra hands to help.
As a business owner, the opportunity to add more streams of income to your present one is limitless depending on how well you’re able to manage your time.
Ope is the co-founder of InfomediaNG. He’s a researcher whose interests cut across real estate investment, stocks, financial technology, and youth empowerment. He’s awesome in Content Marketing and SEO. Favourite Tools: Google Analytics, Canva, RankMath, UberSuggest