Looking for new, fun, and unusual side hustles for extra cash? You’re gonna love these ideas and what they pay out.
Wouldn’t you just love to earn up to an extra £5k a month? Whether you’re a student or not, that’s a pretty life-changing amount.
The cost of living has been on our minds for a good while now—which has made the search for side hustles and extra work far more popular than ever. In fact, searches for “side hustles” increased 48% in 2022 as more and more people are looking to earn an extra income.
According to a virtual phone number company, TollFreeForwarding.com, they’ve found tons of side hustles people can do from their own home, which includes getting paid to watch Netflix, YouTube, and TikTok.
Let’s dive into each of these side hustles and find out how they work and how you can get paid.
What can I get paid to do?
Be a Netflix tagger
A Netflix tagger is someone who watches TV shows and/or movies and then tags them by genre and various other descriptors so others on the platform can find the content easier.
…or be a video time-stamper
If tagging isn’t your thing, then time stamping might be the way to go. Similar to Netflix tagging, this is a side gig where people are paid to watch YouTube videos and find one-to-two-minute clips to post on TikTok.
The pay for both of these gigs can range from £2,000 to upwards of £5,000 per month, depending on the creator and the amount of work you get offered to do.
Become a virtual assistant (VA)
Searches for “virtual assistant” have shot up drastically and are expected to increase by over 130% in the next few years.
Why? It’s a popular way to work from home, have flexibility on when you perform duties, allow you to take on various tasks, and offer skills in an area of your expertise.
So what kind of money does a VA make? They can easily make around £30 to £60 an hour, depending on the client and type of work involved. The type of work involved may include:
- Taking calls
- Booking appointments and meetings
- Offering marketing support (writing, social media etc.)
- Conducting research
- Managing an inbox
Audio and video transcription
Transcribing audio and video into text is a relatively easy and flexible way to earn some extra cash in your free time. We’ve spotted a number of job openings on sites like TranscribeMe and UpWork. Starting wages average £15 to £22 per audio hour.
Some of these jobs require you to take a speed typing test, so if you’re quick on a keyboard you should sail through this.
Join online focus groups
Online focus groups can also be a great source of spare income and can make someone an average of £25 an hour.
Tasks can vary from giving opinions on products and services to having 1-1 or group interviews around said products and services. While these might seem a little boring, the pay is surprisingly good.
Not sure where to begin? Here are a few examples of paid online focus groups in the UK:
- User Interviews
- Take Part in Research
- Your Voice Market Research
Want more in-depth ideas on how to make money online? Check out our other side hustle content:
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- 21 Online Jobs For Students In The UK