There’s been a lot of buzz about side hustles and how they can help people earn extra cash without having to sacrifice much of their time nor effort.

But I must admit, I only realized the full potential of side hustles after starting my own blog. Before, I only viewed side hustles as gigs that can give me enough money to treat myself or buy something nice for someone without spending the money I earn from my full-time job.

When my blog started generating an income that’s more than what my full-time job gives me, I completely changed my opinion about side hustles. Gone were the days that side hustles only equate to sporadic gigs with limited income potential.

The rise in the number of side hustles available in jobs market only prove that they are now a viable source of income, no matter what skills they require. In fact, 90% of millennials have side hustles that keep them financially stable.

Here are some of the most lucrative side hustles which could give you a full-time income.

1. Blogging

Of all the side hustles that have the ability to provide a solid income, blogging always comes first. I am not saying that you are going to be rich in no time, because the truth is, that’s never going to happen. This hustle will require you to learn, focus on strategies and provide value to your readers. The best part of blogging is sharing what you know with your readers. Once you focus on the right strategies, you will see the true earning potential of this hustle.

My side hustle is blogging, and this has been the most rewarding side gig of all the ones I tried. The key to succeeding with blogging is writing about what you love and providing valuable content pieces that uplift and helps other. The earning potential of this hustle is literally limitless (there are bloggers who earn 7 figure monthly income) and if you work hard on this, you can become one of them. 

2. Home Staging

You might not know about this hustle, but home staging is a profitable side hustle. For those who don’t know what home staging is, it’s the art of dressing up a house so it can be sold immediately and at the price range the seller wants.

Home stagers use their creative minds to make everything look perfect and entice homebuyers to quickly make an offer. Though a beginner might earn a little low, an average salary for a home stager ranges between $50 to $150 per hour.

This hustle will give you the chance to show off your organizing and creative skills and provide you with a great income. Here is a useful resource to get started with this profitable side hustle.

3. SEO Consultant

If you are nerdy and you love to analyze things, then you can side hustle as an SEO consultant. Though SEO is complex and not for beginners, there are lots of available courses online that can help you get started with this side hustle.

A freelance SEO consultant can charge between $35 to $75 per hour, and this goes up depending on the kind of services you offer and your experience. This is a perfect hustle for someone who is pretty good at digging deep into Google.

4. Virtual Assistant

According to ZipRecruiter, work from home Virtual Assistants can earn between $14,000 to $124,000 per annum. Way better than any full-time job, right?! Virtual Assistants can do accounting and admin tasks and they can also offer digital marketing related services including email marketing, content writing, social media management, website management and many more.

Being a VA could be your best bet if you are good at something and want to provide services online. It is another great hustle which could potentially give you livable income.

5. Proofreading & Editing

If you are a grammar pro and you love correcting documents, then there is a hustle just for you. Proofreaders and editors are the ones who make every written piece look and sound good. An average proofreader earns between $21 to $28 per hour depending on the type of materials they are proofreading.

Though this hustle requires you to have some prior experience, some online proofreading companies accept beginners. If you want to get started with this hustle, there are beneficial courses available that allow you to learn everything about proofreading.

6. Freelance Writing

Are you someone who loves to write? Then you could side hustle as a freelance writer. Freelance writers earn a decent income which is way higher than any full-time job. You can start writing for digital publications, magazines or as a ghostwriter for bloggers. You can even become a dedicated staff writer for some publications.

If you’re wondering how you could get started, you first have to hone your skills as a writer and start pitching to relevant publications. This niche is a little hard to penetrate, but once you get started, you will never look back.

7. Transcription

One of the most popular side hustles which many stay-at-home parents opt for is transcription. This is probably because of the minimum skills required to start this hustle. You just need to be good at typing and you should have an ear for different types of accents.

You can earn an excellent full-time income by providing transcription services. An average pay for a general transcriptionist is around $25 per hour. Whether it is legal, medical or general transcription, many online companies hire remote workers to transcribe documents, videos, and audios for them.

Apart from earning extra income from side hustles, you can also fulfill your passion by doing something that might benefit others. I know a lot of people who have realized what their life missions are, after doing a side gig or two. It happened to me and it can happen to you too. 😊

About the Author:
Sireesha is a career blogger and founder of She helps remote job seekers find legitimate online jobs, extra income gigs and side hustles through her blog. She has successfully grown her online business from scratch to a full-time gig in just two years. Sireesha has been featured on websites like Virtual Vocations, Payoneer, Side Hustle School, Moneyish and MyCorporation.