3 Web-Based Side Hustles You Should Consider

Posted on April 29, 2019, 11:49 am
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Have you long wanted to make a bit of extra cash but do not even know where you would begin in doing so? You have come to the right place, as information about how you can utilize the power of the internet and use it to top up your monthly income can be found below.

Read on to find three web-based side hustles you should definitely be considering if you are serious about earning a bit more money each month.

Trade stocks online

Trading stocks are the perfect option for you to take if you have a disposable income that you are willing to invest. You have to err on the side of caution if you do, in fact, decide to go down this web-based side hustle route, however, as it can be incredibly easy to get carried away in this instance and invest more than you can afford.

In order to trade stocks in as safe and as fruitful a manner as possible, you have to:

  • Decide if this is definitely a viable money-making route for you to take before you jump into the deep end with it — it could be viable for you, for instance, if you have already maxed out your 401(k) employer pension plan and now need to take a different route when it comes to building your savings.
  • Educate yourself about the ins and outs of this kind of side hustle — trading stocks is not for the faint-hearted, so you must check out some educational resources on the matter before you dedicate your finances to it.
  • Align yourself with a broker that suits your investing wants, needs, and capabilities — make sure to check out Crediful’s Best Online Brokers for Stock Trading of 2019 article in this instance, as conducting this kind of research will give you a far better chance of maximizing your earnings in the long run.
  • Make a plan and stick to it at all costs — the more you invest into your stocks, the more emotionally attached you will become to them, which is why, for the sake of your money, it is important that you have a plan in place that you stick to at all costs going forward.

Freelance writing

If you know how to string sentences together, if you know how to evoke thoughts and feelings with words, and if you know your dashes from your semicolons, then freelance writing might just be the perfect web-based side hustle for you. By taking on this kind of role, you would be tasked with writing whatever it is your clients want — one day you could be writing product descriptions, the next you could be putting together an onsite piece for a company’s website, and the next you could be dabbling in blogger outreach. The best thing of all? As being a freelance writer is 100% web-based, you can take on this money-making scheme from the comfort of, well, anywhere. Whether you want to stay in bed all day or head out to your local Starbucks, as long as you have an internet connection, you can earn money as a freelance writer.

Start your own blog

Depending on your personal feelings on the matter, the only negative element about being a freelance writer is that, more often than not, you will not be given credit for your written pieces. For all intents and purposes, you will be a ghostwriter. By starting your own blog, however, everything that you do will be attributed to you, whether you chose to write under your name or a pen name of your choosing.

You can make a lot of money by starting your own blog, too — if you are willing to upload engaging content frequently to your site, you will make a salary that you are more than capable of living on. To further monetize your blog, you should fill your site with affiliate links and posts that are sponsored by others, and you should consider running an online store alongside it.

No matter which of the web-based side hustles listed above you opt for, make sure you do one thing: do not give up your day job. As well as doing this may have worked for other people who have sought to make a bit of extra money in the past, it might not necessarily have the same effect on your finances. Quite simply, what works for some in this instance just will noot work for others. It is important, then, that you do not cut off your primary source of income in favor of your side hustle before you are sure you can survive off the latter.

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