Thursday, 9 January 2020

10 Side Hustle Ideas For 2020 That You Can Start Today

We're going to talk about the 10 best side hustles that pay well in 2020. I'm pumped for this article because I've seen a lot of these side hustles that I'm about to talk about in action with other creators, with other friends, with other people I've met this year on my journey and they're only going to become more in demand in 2020 and beyond so definitely don't take these side hustles lightly that I am about to talk about in this article today. There are side hustles in here, where if you were to work maybe 30 hours a week, you could earn up to an extra $3,000 per month which really, for most people including me, is about a full-time income. So without further ado, let's go ahead and get to number 1 on the list of 10.

1. Beta Testers

  • Usertesting
  • TrymyUI
  • Userlytics

Not to be mistaken with scammy surveys that you could take online that pay you like $0.20 for a half-hour. These websites are definitely great options if you want to be a beta tester and help out a new business or a new company figure out if their new website or their new application is legit and the user experience is nice. These are a couple of the website, 


Usertesting is a company where you can earn potentially up to $60 per test.  Now, this is how you would do a test: Is you would visit a website or an app, complete a set of tasks, speaking your thoughts out loud, and you get paid.


The other one is Trymyul Tester, it's really cool because it's virtually the same thing, you can get paid to use websites and apps and give your honest feedback. So you will get paid approximately $10 for each test that you take, which lasts up to 20 minutes so in an hour you could make $30 an hour, That' s a good amount of change. 

What I like about this site, for example, is that you get paid every week and through PayPal so it's a really easy payment system. 


Another one is userlytics where it's the same idea, you get paid to test websites and applications, you interact with a web or mobile app and then you get paid via PayPal, these various amounts. $5 to $20.

This is more study based and so the qualifications are a little bit more strict because they really want people who are a little bit more of an expert and have a background in this study research, but essentially it's the faster way to find high-paying research opportunities. So you get paid for basically participating in research studies. So, this application process is a little bit more stringent, but they have paid up to $10 million to respondents and the average hourly pay is $140. Now, if you think about that, if you just work one or two hours per week in addition to your 9 to 5 job, that's an incredible amount of side income per month for eight hours of work additionally per month.  Definitely check out these 4 websites if you're interested in being a beta tester and making good money with a couple extra hours of work per week.

2. Online English Teaching

  • VIPkid
  • Palfish


Being an online tutor for people who want to learn English. Like vipkid, and I really do think that that is a great company to start. You do need a college degree and some experience to apply and work for them and the people that are tutoring and teaching online through VIPkid average a monthly salary of about $2,000 per month.


With palfish you help tutor kids that live in China and it's cool because it's like conversational English, you do have to curriculum but it's not like super strict and that you have to really worry about focusing on the curriculum every single class. You do want to be prepared, you do want to do well with the student, but the cool thing about palfish is that you can literally make money from your phone. You can make $20 an hour. You do need a bachelor's degree, any type of bachelor's degree, with palfish. So palfish is definitely a great application that I can say "I've seen it work."

3. Focus Group

What exactly is a focus group? It's where you're able to participate in a research study, and it is with a group, and it could be on any topic like advertising, dining, technology, just all kinds of stuff that companies and different people want to find out the different trends. And so the idea is you would go and meet with a group either in person, or you could do it virtually on a webcam, online, and there are different websites, and they are listed above where you can find out what city the focus group is in and how much you would get paid, but I personally know other creators and entrepreneurs that have done this before and they have said they've made up to $250 for just 2.5 hours of works. One of my friends told me that was specified with a company called Vanguard, and then he also made $1,000 for participating in a study that was 8 hours long. Let me tell you, that's a lot of money for 8 hours. 

4. Youtuber

This industry has proven over and over in the past decade that it is a very lucrative opportunity, not only if you're trying to build an online business but to build a brand. It's the only platform really that easy the creator to produce content on their platform and so the reason why I say youtube is because if you have any type of expertise, even if you don't think you have an expertise you probably do I'm willing to bet, there's something that you know and that you can share with people that other people don't know and they want to learn from you. So the idea is to create a Youtube channel giving value based on what it is you know, there are so many ways to make money with youtube

  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Adsense
  • Creating Your Own Digital produces
  • Brand Deals
  • Sponsorships Deals

I most say that it is very slow in the beginning, you won't be getting tons of views and subscribers and traffic, but if you work on this youtube channel for a year consistently you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish and the money that you can make, the income that you can make, from a small youtube channel and as it continues to grow everything will start to multiply. 

5. Write Website Content

The idea of this job is you're writing for different influencers, you're writing for different companies, you're writing for a business that needs people to create content on their blogs or on their websites. This could even be copywriting, copywriting is basically the writing or the language that goes on an advertisement or in an email that's emailed out to people's email subscribers that are subscribed to their email list, so there's a lot of demand for writing that companies need for people like you. You don't even have to be an expert writer, have a degree in English, if you're a competent writer then you can easily qualify for this job and build up the skills that you need to be a website content creators.

There's a couple of websites that I'm wanting you to take a look at, where there's really no excuse if you want to get into the field of, being a blogger, being a writer, making this your freelance side hustle, there's no excuse and I'll list the website below

They tell you exactly how to write for them, what they're looking for, a couple of different tips if you're just getting started, what they publish, how to submit and stuff like that.

For example, if I need a writer or someone to create some type of content for me, I can go on this website and hire someone to write. But if you want to go on there as a writer, you can go to the writer's application and fill it out. So that you can get your feet wet with writing some content on this website 

6. Medical Coding

This obviously is in the medical field, so what this means is you don't have to be like a registered nurse in order to do this but a medical coder basically codes any type of diagnostic or event that happens in hospitals, you do need to get a certification to do this job and which is available. 

You can easily find out how to take a course to get certified for this, but a medical coder most of the time is a field or a job where you can work from home. For example, this company called imedx, they have a lot of positions available where you can work from home

The idea is if there is a surgery in the hospital if there is a diagnosis, whatever the cases maybe you learn how to properly code these events and so that way it can go into the database of these different hospitals so definitely if the medical field interest you. You can check out medical coding.

7. Transcriptionist

A really great website to get started is with And so the cool part about this is there is no age requirement you can actually if you want your teenager to get a side hustle and to start making extra money you don't have to be over 18 you could be under 18, I'm not sure what the minimum age is, but the idea is there are 3 levels to being a transcriptionist. 

You're like a rookie, and then there's a middle level, and then there's a higher level where you need, at least 800 audio minutes and so when you first start out you can choose to be a write transcriptionist, you can choose to write captions, subtitles, or even be a translator, and you get paid more by the category you move up, you get paid $0.35 to $0.90 per audio minute, let's say the person turns in 31 minutes of audio you would get paid by transcribing that minute and how long it takes you to do it. 

8. Urbansitter

For those of you who have small children or for those of you who have been into babysitting before and don't have children, it doesn't matter this still applies. So with an urban sitter, if you go to 

You have the opportunity to become a babysitter or a nanny and get paid for babysitting. So this could be, as you're watching your own children, you could look after other children and get paid to do it. And the way it works is really cool because you keep 100% profit of what you actually make while you're babysitting, and so urban sitter doesn't take a cut. Obviously, you can set your hours of which you want to work and it even says top sitter earn a $1,000 a week and set their own schedule. "$1,000 a week! That is amazing! So if you are a stay-at-home mom, or maybe you have a part-time job and watch your children on the side, this is a great opportunity to make extra income.

9. Home Stay

Homestay is similar to Airbnb, Airbnb is getting extremely saturated, especially for people who want to host their apartment, their rooms, there are different chair stays on Airbnb, and so homestay is a little bit less known and you, as the renter of a room or a house or whatever you have, can get paid a little bit more since the competition is not so high,

I mean Airbnb takes an outrageous amount from the payment, so homestay is a really great option for you and for the traveler or the person that is visiting and needs a room or an apartment to stay. If you do have a spare room or a place that you can rent out for a night or a couple nights to somebody else. 

10. Rent A Friend

The idea is if you think you're somebody who is kind of social, or maybe you're in college and this is something you're supposed to be doing anyway, being social. So the idea is you would go to and let's say you're new to a city and you want to hire a friend to come with you to a sporting event or, they have here on the website:

Skiing, parties, hiking, music, poetry, teaching, like anything you want, any type of activity where you want a friend you can go to this website and connect with people I mean it sounds kind of weird but I think this is actually kind of cool because when you're new to a city it's really intimidating and this is somewhere where it's a trusted website. Everything is always updated.


I hope you got major value from this article and are ready to start racking in that side hustle money in 2020. 

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