A few articles ago, we discussed getting your side hustle on. The benefits of starting a side hustle during University or your day job. Let’s recap the reasons why side hustles are crucial in this day in age. A side hustle is crucial in creating a security blanket for yourself especially at University or Full-time work. In this economy, you can’t rely on one paycheque alone whilst in full-time work and you definitely can’t afford to not have income in University.
We are looking into Digital side hustles. Now, this is mostly a business to business space where you are providing products or services for a business. Digital businesses are winning and are a life saver. You don’t have to leave the house or whilst you are out, you can have the ease of creating extra income utilising the value of your 15-inch Laptop.
12 Digital Side Hustles
- User Experience Designer
User experience design (UX) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction with the product.
- User Interface Designer
User interface design (UI) or user interface engineering is the design of user interfaces for machines and software, such as computers, home appliances, mobile devices, and other electronic devices, with the focus on maximising usability and the user experience.
Fun fact: UX & UI designers are extremely underrepresented, meaning there is a lot of demand and not enough of them to go around. The pay is very good. Seek work from websites such as The Dots or Fiver and collect those coins
- Digital Marketing
The marketing of products or services using digital channels to reach consumers. The key objective is to promote brands through various forms of digital media. Digital marketing extends beyond internet marketing to include channels that do not require the use of the internet. With a surge of online businesses comes a lot of people who don’t actually know how to market their business. It’s your lucky day to help others and also collect some cash.
The practice of using the Internet to make digital recordings of broadcasts available for downloading to a computer or mobile device. Podcasts have been around for a very long time. But, audio is becoming more prominent in our day to day lives with Alexa & Apple Home Pod etc. audio is becoming more powerful than ever. People actually listen to podcasts more than they listen to music. Food for thought. How cool would it be if you have someone’s attention for an hour via audio? And if you gain a lot of tractions, you can build your platform by accepting advertisement.
Once you monetise your YouTube channel through google ads, you can receive money based on your viewership. It does take a while to build a consistent and rich following, however, once it is achieved you can make some serious pennies from it.
- Create Online Courses
Did anyone say residual income? Create a course you are an expert in and host it on a platform such as Udemy. You can make money for creating literally one course.
A website containing a writer’s or group of writer’s own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites. Blogging has been popular for years. It’s only becoming bigger by the day. It is a great way to build a personal brand, and connect with others.
Photographers capture the beauty of light. People see photography as a hobby, others are capitalising on the fact that there will never be a shortage of people who want pictures taken of them. So the digital age Is perfect to become a photographer, you have your own unique perception of the world and bloggers, content creators and brands need photos.
- Social Media Management
A social media manager is an individual who monitors, contributes to, filters and guides the social media presence of a brand, product, individual or corporation. Similar to digital marketing, social media management is a struggle for companies regarding consistency, and content. People need social media savvy individuals to help them gain traction. If you have a knack for social media then go ahead and see if you can start social media management for someone.
- Graphic Designer
The art or progression of visual communication that combines images, words and ideas to convey information to an audience especially to produce a specific effect. Graphic design is a beautiful art, and it is also needed for anyone looking to build a brand with a new logo, re-brand, use beautiful graphics for their website, Instagram page basically anything. It is a great tool for content marketing and people heavily invest in branding because they see it’s importance. If you have an eye for detail, a love for Photoshop or illustration then graphic design is for you.
- Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical or creative assistance to clients. Remotely from a home office. Honestly, I’m even going to do with lol. In your free time at home you can help individuals with admin tasks. Two hours free? Do something for someone else and charge. I’ve seen people charge up to £50 an hour. It is very lucrative.
- Virtual Tutoring
Online tutoring is the process of tutoring in an online, virtual environment or networked environment in which teachers and learners are separated by time and space. If you have any experience teaching/ tutoring in any subject in particularly English then you should definitely think about putting your services online. You can get paid to teach English to individuals who aren’t so fluent and this can be facilitated through Skype or other domains.
Hope you enjoyed my 12 digital side hustles, we’ll be looking at another genre of services and products you can build to gain some extra income.
If you can’t buy it twice, just know that there’s rice at home.