This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.
An Introvert is someone who shy, quiet, and reserved. This can make working a side hustle for introverts difficult because these people typically don’t like to interact with others. I have social anxiety so I can assure you that I know how it feels.
I have put together this list of side hustle jobs that introverts can do to help you find a way to make extra money that doesn’t involve much talking or social interaction. I even do a few of these myself.
Although blogging can be hard to get started, it can (with some hard work) become a great side hustle for introverts. I say it is great because you literally get to sit behind the keyboard and create without having to talk to anyone. The funny thing is, you are actually talking to your audience.
If you have social anxiety like I do, blogging is great. I get to use it as a creative outlet without having to talk to a soul.
If this is something you are considering you can check out my favorite course for getting started here. I also wrote a quick start guide that you can see here.
2. Freelance Writing
Freelancing basically means you are providing a service for different companies rather than being employed at just one. It gives you the freedom to work on your schedule and to work as little or as much as you want.
Online courses are a great way for you to show off what you know. With everything shifting virtually, now is a great time to create a course.
There are no stupid ideas when it comes to course creation. Literally, if someone has googled it looking for an answer than you can create a course about it.
Some of the platforms to get started are Skillshare (If you click the banner below you can get 2 months free) and Teachable.
If you have never created a course before there is a software program that helps you create ebooks easily.
6. Retail Arbitrage
If you like to shop the clearance aisle at Walmart then you might stumble upon a great deal. You can buy things from the clearance aisle and sell them on eBay for a profit. If this sounds like something that you want to try you won’t have to worry because Walmart will let you return items if you can’t get it sold so its kind of a low-risk opportunity.
I keep saying that I’m going to give this a try. I had a patient who started doing this as a teen and it is now a very lucrative career for him. He does it full time! I think its fun to find deals! There are also apps for retail arbitrage that show you if things are a good deal or not.
Proofreading is an important part of writing. If reading errors and typos drive you crazy, then proofreading might be the job for you. You can do it on your own time from anywhere so this is a great job for an introvert.
You can use Grammarly to help you find spelling errors along with spell check on your computer. Click below to try it out.
Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn some passive income. You are basically promoting other people’s products so you don’t have to create anything. The best part is you get a percentage of the sale. See this entire article by Neil Patel on Affiliate Marketing.
I use Clickbank and Shareasale (see link below) for affiliate marketing
Find a sponsor for your web site. Get paid for your great content. shareasale.com.
Transcription requires no interaction what so ever. In fact, most of the interaction is done through email. The jobs generally pay based on your skill level but you can learn how to transcribe through a course.
Ever heard of Amazon FBA? You can take products that you get wholesale and make them your own by branding them and then resell for a profit. I haven’t gotten into this but I have spent a lot of time researching it. Check out this article by the penny hoarder on private labeling.
11. Graphic Design
Do you love being creative? If you do, then graphic design might be a good introvert side hustle. As a graphic designer you would be responsible for creating images that tell a story. These can be used in advertising, by websites or a wide variety of clients.
You might need to invest in some design software or you could try out a site like Canva.
Driving for Uber Eats means that when people order food online, you pick it up and deliver it to them. You don’t have to do much talking because your job is to only transportthe food. Uber eats isn’t available everywhere yet but due to recent events, it’s coming quickly.
13. Mystery Shopper
Being a mystery shopper means they pay you to go shop for specific items and report back on your experience while in the store. A lot of companies do this so they can make sure their stores are doing proper customer service.
Does photography interest you? Did you know that you can sell your photos and make extra money? You can even do it with just an iPhone. The cameras today on smartphones are so advanced, its hard to tell that you didn’t use a professional camera.
Here is a list of places you can check out:
You can be an online bookkeeper if you have some experience in accounting. Every business needs someone to track their expenses. Once you get your foot in the door, it has the potential to become a full-time job. The great thing is, you can do it from home with your computer.
16. Sell on Poshmark
Do you have some gently used clothes to get rid of? Then sell them on Poshmark. You don’t have to interact face to face with anyone. I have made several sales on Poshmark as well as a few purchases too. When I get money in my account I just transfer it over to my bank account.
When you sign up, if you use the code SSEAWR5923 you can save $10.
Etsy is one of my favorite places to make extra cash. I have an Etsy store that you can check out here. You don’t have to just sell crafts. I sell SVG designs, t-shirts, and scrub caps. You can make and sell pdf printables on Etsy as well.
You will need to manage listings and ship physical products if you have a store. I chose to use a third party on demand t-shirt printer for my shirts so that I don’t have to keep inventory. Which makes it so much easier and less overhead.
18. Sell on Ebay
You can literally sell anything on eBay. From car radios to baseball cards, to shoes and clothes. eBay is a great marketplace to sell new and used goods. You can also use this platform to sell your retail arbitrage items that we talked about in #6.
19. Review Music
Getting paid to listen to music and write a review? Sign me up. All you need to do to get paid through Slice the Pie is listen to 90 seconds of a music clip and then write a review.
You will have to watch your email for opportunities and you probably won’t get rich with this side hustle, but a few extra dollars never hurt anyone.
20. Pet Sitting
If you aren’t fond of humans, you could babysit their pets. Anytime we go out of town, we have to have someone take care of our animals. If you live in a big city, people might pay you to walk their dogs or check in on them during the day while they are at work.
You can make some serious cash if you keep their pets at your house while they are gone.
If you have some money to help you get started, you can invest. It isn’t a get rich quick scheme but you can increase earnings if you are willing to wait.
I took $20 and invested in Public.com. If you invest through that link, you get a free stock in the company of your choice. I like Public.com because you can own parts of the stock. It allows you to “share” with others so for example, I own some of an Amazon share. I couldn’t afford to buy a single share alone. The best part is its commission-free.
Investing is goof for your long game. Even if you don’t get into it to make extra cash for now, you should do it for your future.
22. Write Slogans
Say what? you might not know this but you can get paid to write slogans. What better way for introverts to make some cash? Companies pay big money for this so why not capitalize on it. Check out Slogan Seller to see if this seems like a good fit for you.
23. Review Calls
Have you ever heard the operator say “this call is being recorded”? Well if you have, you can be one of the people who is paid to listen and review the call. Humanatic lets you create your own schedule, from your computer. This is another great job for introverts.
You won’t make a killing doing this but if you are at home with the kids this may be perfect for you.
24. Online Jury
Being a part of an online jury gives lawyers the chance to see how the trial will go, kind of like a mock jury. We watched a show about this once called Bull. Ejury and Online Verdict are two that you can try. Online Verdict pays better and cases can take up to an hour. They are on a first come first served basis so you will have to be quick to respond.
25. Website Testing
Testing websites can be a good way to make money. Website owners want to make sure their sites are performing well. It takes about 20 minutes to complete and you can get between $5-10 per review. You can check out UserTesting.com to get an idea or Testing Time to see if this is something that might interest you.