- You don’t have to choose between a side gig and family time. Here are four side gigs that take only 10 hours a week or less.
- You can make up to $300 narrating a three-hour audiobook, and up to $140 per hour organizing closets.
- You can also make up to $100 per post as a nano-influencer with less than 1,000 followers.
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Whether you’re short on your holiday shopping budget or looking to quickly build an emergency savings fund, it’s always nice to have a little extra cash on hand.
It may be daunting to pick up a side gig, especially if your day job is already demanding. If your side gig causes you to spend less time with your kids, partner, or friends, it’s easy to become resentful.
That’s why we found three side jobs that can earn you $1,000, working 10 hours per week or less.
1. Audiobook narrator
It’s time to pour yourself a cup of tea and find a quiet room to read a book. Sounds like a relaxing job, right?
On sites like ACX or Voices.com, audiobook narrators can earn up to $300 for a three-hour recording. You’ll need a podcasting microphone, which you can find on Amazon for $47.
Once you get the hang of audiobook narration, you can hone your skills and become a voice actor. According to Voices.com, a trained voice actor can make up to $10,000 for a single national TV commercial.
2. Closet organizer
Can’t stop scrolling on #CleanTok? Put those cleaning and organizing skills to good use by helping people declutter their closets. Even Kim Kardashian West got her start as a celebrity closet organizer.
Closet organizers get paid $70 to $140 per hour, and, on top of that, you can negotiate a package deals.
Let’s say a client has a large garage packed with clutter, plus a closet full of clothes that don’t fit anymore. You can negotiate a $400 flat fee to work on both areas, plus throw in extra services like photo digitization or scrapbooking to help your client take care of their most precious memories.
If your client has good taste in clothes, you can offer to take their clothes to a consignment store or start an eBay page for them for an extra charge.
3. Content creator
You don’t need to have a ton of followers to cash in on the content creator train.
These days, brands are relying on customers who buy their products to take great photos that they can repurpose on social media. In the age of digital media, brands need user-generated content (UGC) that looks natural and organic.
There are sites like Izea.com that connect brands with content creators (a fancy word for someone who takes pictures while using a product) to get UGC.
Depending on the brands you connect with, all you need to do is take a photo or video of a shirt, toothbrush, cookies, or whatever the brand sells.
While it definitely pays to have a large following, Izea’s FAQ page says it’s also paying nano-influencers who have anywhere from 100 to 1,000 followers up to $100 per post.