Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business or earning extra income? If your answer is yes, then now is the time to get started! Your skills and talents can be lucrative sources of income. Earn extra money to keep you afloat, get ahead or invest in the future. No matter your knack, there are surprising ways to gain supplemental income. Especially if you are tech savvy, there are plenty of opportunities available. Check out these awesome tech side-hustles to achieve not only more money, but also the freedom you deserve.
Coder & Blogger
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the code that a web browser reads to display the elements on the page. If you are curious, you can learn all about HTML through some online coding schools. However, learning code in itself is not necessary to start a blog. There are many blog hosting sites that integrate HTML and do the heavy lifting to help you get your blog live quickly. Your blog can make money for you through several means, including:
Create content on your blog that makes it easy to drop in affiliate links. When a follower clicks on the affiliate link, they will be redirected to a page where they can purchase the product you mentioned. You are then compensated by the company every time a product purchase is made through an affiliate link.
Other bloggers and content creators will reach out to you to publish a guest article on your blog. Capitalize on this opportunity by charging a fee per each do-follow link the author wants to include within the content. Content creators will often do this to promote their products and businesses.
Some companies will reach out and want to advertise on your site. Consider charging money to allow them to have a banner display ad showcasing their products. Do some research to see what similar bloggers are charging for ad space on their site to come up with a fair and competitive price.
Search engine optimization (SEO) is a great field to start working in. This practice helps companies to rank their webpages as high as possible in search engine results pages for key terms. SEO will help to improve a company’s visibility to potential customers. There are many small business owners who will pay good money to boost their presence online. You can help small businesses by writing optimized articles and building links to their site on local blogs and newspapers.
User Experience (UX) design can be a fun side-hustle to get into. UX design is all about optimizing on-page content and improving site navigation. UX design makes interacting with an e-commerce site a pleasant and efficient experience. Designers look at data, such ad site traffic, bounce rates and customer sentiment, to determine how to best improve sites to make them user friendly and increase conversions.
There are a variety of directions to take this side-hustle in. You will never have to worry about a dull moment, plus the flexibility of working in different fields will keep things interesting. Virtual assistants are the backbone of many industries, such as e-commerce, education, hospitality and more. Being friendly and proficient in word processing and other software platforms are the skills typically needed to be successful as a virtual assistant. Many industries outsource this role, and you can literally work from anywhere.
Online businesses rely on virtual assistance to provide compassionate customer service. Consumers often have questions about products and need help when placing an order. Virtual assistants can promptly respond to support tickets and utilize live chat features to ensure customer satisfaction.
Remote learning environments are on the rise. Potential students may need help applying for financial aid and registering for classes online. Virtual assistants can be available to help students navigate the enrollment process and answer questions they may have.
Remote virtual assistants keep the hospitality industry running smoothly. Airlines, hotels and car rental agencies are just a few of the many businesses that need help with booking and payment processing. Especially since vacationers want to be able to talk to an actual human being when planning their dream trips.
Many have heard of house flipping, but fewer have heard of website flipping. This side-job is for those who are fascinated with all that goes into fixing up sites. There are two ways to get into this side-hustle. One is to build a site and sell it for a profit. The other is to buy an existing site, improve it, and then either sell it or use it for income. There are many websites showcasing domains that are for purchase. Many are well established or sites that just need a little TLC. After you purchase a domain, it is yours to work with. You can improve the on-page elements of the site and post some great content on the blog to attract traffic. The site overtime can also rank for key terms, and you can flip and sell the site for profit.
Tech Side-hustles Offer Freedom
There are plenty of wonderful ways to start making money today, right from the comfort of your own home or from locations anywhere in the world. Whether you are a hometown girl or a globetrotter, there is a niche job for you in these tech side-hustles. Don’t let amazing opportunities pass you by, and start making more now.
This guest post was authored by Marie Johnson
Contributor to Enlightened Digital, UX Designer and technology writer from New York City. If I’m not writing my latest blog post in my kitchen, you'll likely find me strolling through Central Park, cappuccino in hand.