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Top 20 side hustle for introverts

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You’re looking to earn some extra cash, but being surrounded by people all the time isn’t really a thing. Common side chores such as being a ridesharing driver, working in customer service, or babysitting are somewhat social for your tastes.

Fortunately, there is no shortage of side activities for introverts. Whether you want to work remotely or in person – with little or no other people around – there are plenty of options.

Ready to get started? Here’s a look at 20 great side activities for introverts.

1. Etsy shop owner

Do you have an artistic side? If so, starting an Etsy store can be a fun creative outlet that also allows you to earn extra cash.

The possibilities are endless for homemade goods, ranging from paintings and jewelry to scarves and personal décor. You can also sell old items and craft supplies, if you don’t feel like creating new ones.

2. Graphic designer

Whether you are a graphic designer by trade or a beginner, you can find a paid side gig. You’ll likely need experience with freelance jobs on Fiverr, Upwork, or job sites, but if you have it, there are plenty of them.

If you don’t have a lot of experience yet – or you simply want to make passive income – consider making print materials. You can sell everything from weekly planner templates to editable wedding menus on sites like Creative Market and Etsy.

3. Remote Designer

Do you love fashion and have an eye for style? If so, consider lending your talents to others as a remote designer.

From the comfort of your home, you’ll curate customer searches through companies like Stitch Fix, Amazon, and Neiman Marcus Group. Salary varies, but averages $16 an hour at Stich Fix, according to a job posting on Appjobs.

4. Sell stock photos

If you enjoy taking pictures, invest in your hobby by selling them as stock photos. These are required for a variety of purposes, including adding relevant images to online articles and blogs.

Since creators can’t always take their own photos, they rely on stock photography to bring their work to life. Many different websites serve as a platform for selling your images, including Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, and Getty Images.

5. Debugger

Do you have an eye on the rules? If you can’t stand spelling and spelling mistakes, you can thrive as a freelance proofreader.

You can find clients on freelance platforms such as Upwork or online work sites, who need you to proofread copies such as websites, emails, newsletters, and social media posts. Freelance proofreaders earn an average of $25 an hour, according to ZipRecruiter.

6. transcriber

Are you wondering, “How can an introvert make money at home?” If you are someone who pays attention to detail and has good writing skills, a job as a transcriptionist may be a very suitable fit.

In this party, you will be in charge of listening to the audio files or watching the video and writing what you hear word for word to create a text. At Upwork, the average wage is $12 to $22 an hour.

7. Remote Accountant

A big side job for accountants, remote accountants manage corporate finances and influence important monetary decisions. The best part is that you can do this from the comfort of your own home.

The remote nature of the job allows you to avoid people, while working with clients across the United States expect to earn approximately $25 an hour, according to ZipRecruiter.

8. Reference book

A classic introverted pastime, reading a book allows you to escape into complete solitude. What you probably don’t realize is that you can actually get paid to read and review books.

You can apply for jobs at a variety of companies, including The US Review of Books, OnlineBookClub.org, and Booklist.

9. Dog Walker

If you’d rather hang out with dogs than people any day, working as a dog house might be your dream job. You can handle regular clients – walking dogs while their owners are at work – or as needed – when the owner needs to take care of his dog while he is away on a trip or at a special event for hours.

The average wage for dog walkers varies depending on your location. For example, dog walkers in Los Angeles earn an average hourly rate of $17, but they bring in nearly $12 an hour in Atlanta, according to Care.com.

10. The House sitter

When some people are out of town, they hire a domestic worker to either live temporarily on the site in their absence or stop on a regular basis – for example, to water plants, collect packages, etc. As an introvert, this is the perfect way to visit someone else’s home, because Actually they are not at home.

Payment varies greatly depending on the customer and the services provided. However, the average rate is $35 an hour, according to ZipRecruiter.

11. Grocery Shopper

How can an introvert make money? Grocery shopping for others.

Grocery pickup and delivery became hugely popular in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and the trend is still going strong. This means that there is no shortage of businesses that need grocery shoppers to fulfill orders.

For example, Instacart allows you to set your own schedule and work up to 29 hours per week. The average base wage for an Instacart shopper is $16 an hour, plus an average of $7 an hour in overtime pay — that is, bonuses, commissions, gratuities and profit sharing — according to Glassdoor.

12. Food delivery driver

You want to work in the food service industry, but are wondering “How can I make money without interacting with people?” The solution might be to do a side job as a food delivery driver.

In this job, you will simply pick food from restaurants and deliver it to customers. There are many different food delivery services to choose from – Uber Eats, DoorDash, Seamless, Grubhub and more.

According to the company’s website, DoorDash “doorbreakers” across the United States earn an average of $25 an hour, including 100% of their tips.

13. Snow removal

When the weather outside is frightening, sidewalks should be razed and driveways should be plowed. Many people prefer not to do this task themselves or are unable to do so, and this is where you come in.

If you have a truck, consider buying a snowplow to keep it in it during the winter. Otherwise, you can simply invest in a snow blower or even a snow shovel, depending on your budget.

The national average cost for a single plowing job is $30 to $50 and pavement cleaning costs an average of $25 to $75 an hour, according to HomeAdvisor.

14. Become a Tasker

If you haven’t seen any gigs that appeal to you, fear not, there is definitely something you can do on TaskRabbit. The site offers a plethora of services that can largely be completed on your own, including furniture assembly, painting, house cleaning, gardening services, delivery waiting, errand management, and item returns.

Average pay rates vary by job and location. For example, expect to earn about $22 an hour doing errands in Denver, going up to $48 an hour doing errands in Boston.

15. Rent extra space

What are the most successful side business? Most people would definitely agree that gigs are what make you money with little or no effort.

As an introvert, you wouldn’t dream of putting any part of your space on vacation rental sites like Airbnb. However, other platforms – such as the neighbor – allow you to rent out unused space in places such as the attic, basement, garage, and driveway for storage.

This allows you to earn passive income without doing anything, with limited interaction with the person whose possessions you are storing.

16. Rent your car

Does your car spend a lot of time parked outside your home? If so, turn it on.

There are plenty of online platforms that will connect you with people who want to rent your car, including HyreCar, Turo, and Getaround. Average income varies by location, model and availability. However, an example listed on Getaround revealed that a 2013 Nissan Juke earns $694.26 per month in Charleston, South Carolina.

17. Virtual Assistant

Do you have work experience as an administrative assistant or office manager? If this is the case, or even if not – prior experience is not always necessary – you will have no problem finding a virtual assistant job that will allow you to provide clients with administrative services from home.

Sure, you’ll likely have to make phone calls, but working remotely means you don’t have to greet visitors as they come in the door or entertain customers. Virtual assistants earn an average of $28 an hour, according to ZipRecruiter.

18. Product references

Do you enjoy being up to date with the latest products? You may not realize it, but you can actually get paid to test products from home.

Simply create a profile on sites like Ipsos, Opinion Outpost and Branded Surveys and you will be notified when a job for which you are qualified becomes available. Pay varies by mission and company, but you can earn cash and gift cards, as well as score a lot of free products.

19. Test record

One of the best side jobs for introverts, working as a remote test recorder requires no interaction with test takers. You will simply perform duties such as checking a standardized test with an answer key or providing feedback on essay questions.

Qualifications vary by company, but you will usually receive training upon employment. Opportunities can be found on job sites and wages vary. To give you an idea, Cognia’s Assessment Recorder earns $15 an hour, according to the job description.

20. Search Engine Evaluator

When users perform a web search, companies want to make sure they get the right results. As a search engine evaluator, you will conduct research and provide feedback to companies to highlight the accuracy, relevance and overall usefulness of the results.

All you need to do is a quick search online to find these jobs, which allow you to work from home in happy solitude. Pay varies, but to give you an idea, an online web evaluator for Mommy Jobs Online pays $15 an hour, according to the job description.

Take the final

There is clearly no shortage of side activities for introverts, so it’s time to start making extra money. Whether you’re trying to pay off debt or save for vacation, this is a great way to supplement your income – without having to work for the general public.

The information is accurate as of August 18, 2022.

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