5 Perfect Side Hustles For Introverts Like You And Me
It’s not only extroverts that can make great money with side hustles
If you’re an introvert like me you probably want to make money online but with minimal human interaction. Fortunately, I’ve found 6 side hustles that are perfect for us.
SH #1 — Writing
This one is obvious because you’re likely already writing here. As an introvert myself, I find that this is the best side hustle.
For an hour or two a day I just sit down and write about whatever I want. In many ways, this is an ideal side hustle. For many, it can also be a full-time gig.
There are so many places that will pay you for your writing that it’s almost impossible to not earn any money. If you’re struggling with earning on one platform, then try another one. Different platforms work for different writing styles and topics.
I only write on this platform, but others that pay include:
As well as the different platforms, you can also get freelance work from places like Fiverr and Upwork.
You can also apply for work directly from newspapers, magazines, and other online sites.
You can also write books for Kindle. It’s very tough these days, although I made some decent money there in the past. See How much I earned writing 8 Kindle books.
SH #2 — Domaining
Domaining is another perfect side hustle for introverts. I once made almost $5,000 from selling a single domain. Don’t assume that it’s easy though. It’s a tough industry, but one that many make good money from.
Note that this was my only large profit in 2 years. Mostly I made smaller amounts, mostly around $100–500 per domain. I also lost small amounts with many domains.
If you want to try this I’d suggest joining the NamePros.com community. That’s where the real domain experts hang out. Check out the beginner guides and ask questions. It’s a very friendly and helpful forum.
SH #3 — Ecommerce
Ecommerce grows every year, and despite Amazon being one of the biggest ecommerce stores in the world, there is still plenty of room for the likes of you and me to make money from it.
Ecommerce can be as simple as selling on eBay or Facebook Marketplace to building a store that can become a full-time income. My store made $550,000 over three years.
There was minimal interaction with clients and suppliers. Usually, this amounted to a few minutes on the phone each day. Most interaction was vis email.
SH #4 — Virtual Assistant
I haven’t done much of this but earned $1,000 from it last year. I only work for long-term clients, as I find doing too many small jobs quite stressful.
The only interaction I’ve had with clients is via email, so that suits me perfectly.
You can find clients at places like Fiverr and Upwork. I found my best client from a post a made on Reddit in the r/forhire sub. Don’t expect immediate results there though. I got one client in 3 months, although he was the best one.
It helps if you have some specific skills to offer. My last job was helping build an ecommerce store. That was easy for me, as I’ve already done it myself.
SH #5 — Selling Handcrafted Products
This one is similar to ecommerce above, but it’s worth having its own section. I’ve never tried this but I know people that make decent money from it. What’s more, they love it.
The main place to sell handcrafted goods on etsy.com. I’ve sold some vintage products on there. From what I’ve read it can be tough for a beginner, so you need to make sure you read up about it before starting.
Make sure everything is set up optimally and that your descriptions use lots of keywords and the correct tags. Getting your products found is the hard part,
As you can see, I’ve done most of these myself, so I know they work. Some can be tough if you’re just getting started but put in the work and you should get there. Don’t give up too soon. The rewards tend to come later rather than sooner.