Are you searching for a side hustle? You’re not alone. 45% of Americans who work report that they have a side hustle. That’s around 70 million people. (Source).
Two-thirds (67%) of Americans who have a side hustle started it in the last three years, and nearly one-third (31%) started in 2020. (source).
But where can you start to make big bucks quickly?
Here’s a look at ten websites where you can easily make $100 a day or more in supplemental income. Happy (side) job hunting!
It’s tough to wade through the vast online world of paid-to-take-survey sites to figure out which one is worth your time. Survey Junkie is a safe bet, though.
Not only is it one of the largest survey sites, but it’s also one of the best paying, making it easy to rack up the dollars quickly and easily simply by sitting on your couch to prove your thoughts.
After registering on the site and creating a profile, surveys are matched to you and your interests. Complete as many surveys as you like to earn virtual points, which can then be exchanged for PayPal cash or e-gift cards.
Survey Junkie offers access to a multitude of focus group-like survey options as well.
While most of the offerings are traditional web question-and-answer surveys, the focus group opportunities add variety to your side hustle (you’re chatting with an actual person) and sweeten the pot (to the tune of up to $150 an hour).
You can take advantage of this when you sign up for Survey Junkie and select the option to be notified of the focus group opportunities in your settings (be proactive; they fill up quickly).
Some of the focus groups Survey Junkie works work include PointClub and MyPoints. Many of these groups offer payouts through PayPal and gift cards, just like Survey Junkie itself.
Have a friend who decided to fund living a living abroad adventure by teaching English? Yes, you can do that online, too.
One example is VIPKid, where you’ll teach students from China all about English from your own home via Skype.
On average, these sites pay between $20-$25 an hour (VIPKid offers $14-$22/hour right now). So after a few sessions, you can easily bank at least $100 just by tutoring online.
To get started, sign up on VIPKid and answer a few of the company’s questions. The best part: You set your schedule. Glassdoor once named VIPKid as one of its top 10 places to work.
The virtual friend phenomenon started in Japan, and, yes, it’s just what it sounds like: renting a friend online.
Fiverr Friendship is one of many websites offering different friendship services, with most paying “friends” an average of $20-$30 an hour.
Other “specialist” friends, or those offering niche skills that reflect a “renters” interest, can expect $50 an hour or more. You can even set your rates on some sites, including Fiverr Friendship.
Most virtual friendship sites cater to those who need a friend for various reasons, often those new to an area, are highly introverted, or prefer online interactions to in-person friendships.
All you have to do is complete a profile that showcases your personality and shares your interests.
Many people who rent online friends want to have friendly conversations, but others want to discuss specific things, like politics or music, or watch movies and cook “together” virtually.
Respondent offers companies extensive insight into their brand and marketing efforts.
They’ll also pay you big bucks to test websites, up to $125 an hour, to rate everything from design to whether everything is just working fine.
All you need is a computer and the ability to click around a website. You may also need a webcam if a company wants you to record your initial thoughts.
It’s just one of many examples where you can earn easy cash just for sharing your thoughts from the comfort of your own home, including UserTesting and UserFeel.
Some sites pay by the test instead of the hour, with ranges from about $40-$100 per test.
Write a list, make $100.
It’s that easy on Listverse, a compendium of lists from writers — amateur and otherwise — who share informative and entertaining articles on sports, pop culture, and everything in between.
You don’t need to be an expert on anything in particular, just eager to write in an engaging style and have a sense of humor.
When you craft your list (10-item minimum), you email it in and if it’s published, get $100 added to a PayPal account.
Your list’s items also need to be one to two paragraphs each; brevity is king at Listverse.
Listverse particularly values offbeat and intriguingly novel content, the stuff that begs you to click a link. Some examples: “The Top 10 Most Confusing American Novels,” “The Top 10 Grossest Pregnancy Cravings,” and “The Top 10 Ways to Stay Fit Using Only Household items.”
Like telling your friends and family about a great product you stumble upon or a particularly valuable coupon? MaxBounty is for you.
A cost per action, or CPA, network, MaxBounty will pay you whenever you send a link to someone, and a sale is made through your link. Think of it as a user-friendly, more streamlined form of affiliate marketing.
Sometimes, all people will have to enter their email addresses, and you can get paid each time they do.
You get to pick the product, receive a tracking link, create a short link and send it out on web marketing sites. MaxBounty’s partners include such high-profile companies as BarkBox, Apple, and Microsoft.
Part library, part school, part educational database, Udemy is a vast compendium of more than 155,000 online classes. And you can get paid to create them.
The course subject is up to you, though popular courses tend to veer towards technology, including web development and data science.
The great part is that the process is easy — you just upload it, and if people purchase your course, you get cash (you decide how much you charge).
Earnings vary and can be slow initially, but some of the top earners report netting about $3,000 a month. Once you develop a following, expect the cash to flow.
Great name, great concept.
You can rent anything you own on Fat Llama to anybody you want for any price you set.
Earnings can range from $50 a week on average to up to a remarkable $10,000 a month or so — just to let people use your unused stuff for a time.
The site has a vast number of categories to search from (they claim you can “find (almost) anything,” including such items as drones and DJ equipment to sewing machines and musical instruments.
Who doesn’t have unused things in their home? So you might as well make some money back from them.
You can make $12-$15 an hour just starting as a virtual assistant on Zirtual, doing anything and everything a real-life administrative assistant may do — securing plane tickets, paying bills, and making calls.
More earnings come your way from putting in successful time on the site. Many of the work is standard tasks you likely have experience with already, including inbox and calendar management, spiffing up websites or event planning.
In the beginning, you may have a few thousand a month, but top earners regularly make $5,000 or more, with a range of more advanced tasks, like research and data entry.
Executives, entrepreneurs, and small business owners alike all hire folks through Zirtual.
Using scooters as a way to earn some steady cash? Yes, it’s a thing. Lime takes advantage of the ever-growing popularity of environmentally friendly scooters and bikes within city centers, with users signing up to hire either for $1 each month.
Members who provide the scooters can make over $200 a week, according to the company. Lime is growing and is already available in many large and medium-sized cities across the United States, including San Francisco, Denver, Washington, DC, Louisville, and Raleigh.
You sign up to earn titles such as Lime-S Scooter Charger or Lime-S Juicer — add it to your resume! — and then collect and charge the electric scooters and deliver them in the morning.
It’s the easiest way to make some dough on two wheels.
Lori Ballen is a real estate agent in Las Vegas. She’s a digital marketing specialist, speaker, and marketing coach and loves to share her “Ballen Method” to generate website traffic and leads online. Lori’s specialties are SEO content writing (ranking on the search engines), social media strategies, and affiliate marketing. Need a website? Contact Lori’s brothers Jeff and Paul Helvin at Ballen Brands.