My wife and I are saving up for a house right now. So I’ve read A LOT of articles about how to make money with a side hustle.
In honor of my readers, I read the first 20 pages of search results for “how to make money online”. Every. Single. One!
I really love you guys.
And it’s my pet peeve they all have headlines like “103 ways to make money!”
But often those 103 are vague ideas how you could make money if you meet a very specific rule like you have time to become an
So, I’d like to give you 5 ways to make money: The Ed way — meaning they are things you could generally do as an introvert from the comfort of your home. They are real. No Bullshit! And all of them you can literally start now after reading this post!
1: Amazon’s Mechanical Turk
I got to know mechanical
The idea is that you are doing menial jobs that a computer cannot do. Some are very poorly paying (like $2 an hour), but others are decently paying (medical transcription at $25 an hour). The trick to succeeding here is to get qualified in as many skills as you can. Over time, you could up a reputation and can work high paying tasks.
Estimated monthly money potential: $200 a month average, $600-$800 if you did nothing else.
2: Selling on Amazon and Ebay
I only agreed to list this one because everyone has something they can sell. When I was younger, this is how I paid my college tuition. It’s also how I funded my video game habit for many years.
It’s truly not difficult: You list things for a price and agree to ship them when either the bid on
Estimate monthly money potential: If you have
A piece of advice: your things are never worth as much as you think they are. Please Accept This.
3: Website User Testing
If you have a computer and a microphone (or a webcam on laptop), you can do this. This is user testing for websites. It’s simple: engineers everywhere want to know what their users are thinking. And this is how they do it: You are asked to do tasks on a website and assume a persona and you have to state your thoughts out loud while you do it and record yourself. Each video takes about 20 minutes, but they pay you on average $10 a video. You can’t do it all the time, but this is an easy side-hustle that can bring in an extra $300 a month.
Estimated monthly money potential: At one video a day
4: Filling Out Surveys
You definitely won’t get rich filling out surveys, but this is another way you can earn a little cash with time to burn and no job. Each survey nets you $0.10 to $0.90. Low on the mental requirements, but it also doesn’t pay a ton, but it can help you towards your goal a bit.
Estimated monthly money potential: At most, $100 a month.
5: Let The World Big Brother You
This one depends on your comfort level: let
Estimated monthly money potential: $50 a year.