1. SELL PRODUCTS ONLINE
You can sell products online to a worldwide market. It is very easy to set up an online shop through Shopify in just a few hours. Shopify has everything you need to get an e-commerce store up and running in no time. The products you sell online do not have to be made by you.
If you are creative and have a hobby making arts and crafts, you can also sell your handmade creations (e.g. printables) on Shopify or Etsy.
2. INSTALL MOBILE APPS
If you are okay with installing an app on your smartphone that monitors your internet usage and gathers data for research, this gig is for you.
MobileXpression – Android / iPhone (Canada link) or Android / iPhone (United States) will give you a $5 Amazon gift card when you install the app and keep it for at least 1 week. Additional credits are awarded for each week you keep the app and can be redeemed for more gift cards.
When you keep the app installed for at least 3 months, Mobilexpression donates a tree to the Trees For Knowledge program on your behalf.
Nielsen Mobile Panel also rewards you for installing their app on your phone.
3. AUTOMATE YOUR INVESTING
How much can you make when you automatically invest your spare change?
Don’t wait until you have large sums of money to invest. Automatic investing apps can help you invest or save your loose change without impacting your lifestyle.
Mylo (Canada): Use this app to invest your spare change in low-cost ETFs and start building wealth. Sign up with Mylo here and receive a $5 bonus. You can also read my full Mylo review.
Digit (United States): This app analyzes your spending and automatically saves money on your behalf. Sign up here. You can also check out the popular Acorns app in the U.S.
When you have more funds to invest, consider using robo-advisors like Wealthsimple to simplify the investment process and save on fees.
4. WORK AS A SEARCH ENGINE EVALUATOR
You can work from home as a search engine or web search evaluator. Your job involves evaluating search engine results (e.g. Google and Bing) to ensure they are relevant based on the specific search terms. The aim is to improve search results for users.
This side hustle is flexible and pays around $15 per hour on average. Search evaluation companies include Appen and Lionbridge.
5. SELL STOCK PHOTOS ONLINE
If photography is your hobby, you can turn it into a cash-making business. Sites like Shutterstock, Deposit Photos, Getty Images and iStockPhoto, allow you to upload your photos and sell them for money.
6. TEST WEBSITES AND APPS
There are companies that pay you to visit a website or app and provide feedback. You will need a computer or smartphone and can earn $10 for every 20 minutes spent testing a website or app. In some cases, a live conversation may be required with a client and your pay is increased to $60.
Sites offering website testing include:
- Usertesting ($10 to $60 per test)
- TryMyUI ($10 per test)
- Analysia ($10 per test)
7. CREATE AND SELL COURSES ONLINE
If you are an expert in a particular area, you can create an online course that people sign up to for a fee. Popular platforms where you can sell your course are:
8. EARN HIGH-INTEREST ON YOUR SAVINGS
Most traditional banks offer a meagre interest rate on savings accounts. Move your savings to an online bank that pays a higher interest rate and make some ‘real’ money.
Tangerine and EQ Bank both offer some of the best savings rates in Canada. In the United States, try Discover Bank.
9. EARN WITH AMAZON MECHANICAL TURK
The Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is owned by Amazon and is a marketplace where you can find all kinds of micro-jobs and get paid. Payout per assignment is low, however, you can complete multiple tasks and earn a decent sum – $50 to $100 per month.
Start making money from home and online in Canada with these side hustles. Try out a few gigs at a time to see which ones work best for your schedule and effectively monetize your free time. Most of these gigs do not require previous experience, so what are you waiting for?
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