Side Hustles for Introverts (That Will Make You A Ton Of Cash )
Are you looking for all the best side hustles for introverts, that can also make you decent money too?
Calling all self-proclaimed introverts that want to make money without having (or having minimal) interaction with humans!
I’ve got a treat for you, today; a list of side hustles for introverts. Introverts, you may now rejoice!
In a world where it pays well to be an extrovert, you might be surprised to know that there are heaps of ways to make money for those of us that are on the shyer or quieter side.
So, don’t worry if you’re not a people person because I’ve got you covered with a list filled with (27 to be precise) side hustles for introverts.
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27 Side Hustles For Introverts
It’s a misconception that being an introvert comes with drawbacks in the working world. In fact, do you know what Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Mark Zuckerberg have in common?
They’re all famous entrepreneurs that identify themselves as introverts. If they can build empires, so can you!
Or at least in this case a side hustle. So, if you’re looking for some side hustles that don’t require talking, minimal human interaction, and the choice to work from the comfort of your own home, then you’re in the right place.
Without further ado, here are some of the side hustles for introverts:
- Freelance Writing
- Greeting Card Writer
- Proofreading and Editing
- Online Survey Taker
- Flea Market Flipper
- Online Course Instructor or Tutor
- Open POD Shops
- Pet Sitter/Dog Walker
- Etsy Shop Seller
- Get Paid To Test Products At Home
- Make Money While You’re Watching TV
- Website Developer
- Food Delivery
- Grocery Delivery
- Virtual Assistant
- Sell Stock Photos
- Get Paid To Read Books
- Get Paid to Read Emails
- Graphic Design
- Virtual Bookkeeper
- House Cleaning
- Get Paid To Walk
Blogging is a great side hustle for introverts if you want to help others, have a lot to say, have helpful content on a specific niche, or topic but you don’t feel comfortable voicing them to an audience.
If you’re not keen on talking to people but you still have valuable insight that you want to share, starting a blog is a great way to get that done and reach the masses without directly dealing with the masses.
Interested in starting a blog?
Here are a couple of articles I’ve written about how to make money blogging:
Also, I took this blogging course that taught me how to make my first $1,000 from my blog. Immensely useful.
Do you love writing, but not so much for freelance clients?
Have you got your own book you’ve dreamed of publishing? You can make money by publishing ebooks on Amazon.
You can write an ebook, and list it with websites like Payhip or Amazon and make money passively.
The best part?
You don’t have to worry about shipping, printing, or any of the nitty-gritty stuff.
If you’re interested in self-publishing with Amazon, I touch on it in my article, “How To Sell Short Stories For Money.”
Freelance writing is in my opinion one of the best side jobs for introverts that love to write.
You can write anything from novels to blog posts, cookbooks, research papers, etc. depending on your client.
Some other categories that fall under freelance writing are:
- Content writing
- Technical writing
- Ebook writing
You can find freelance writing jobs on:
If you have zero writing experience but you want to dive in headfirst, I have an in-depth articles about:
- How To Become A Freelance Writer With No Experience
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4.Greeting Card Writer
More interested in writing short and witty or heartwarming little nuggets?
Why not become a greeting card writer? Your job will be to come up with short sentences and phrases to put into cards.
It’s as easy as that.
Sign up to one of the websites below and create heart warming and unique cards for the people of the world:
5. Proofreading and Editing
If you’ve got an eye for detail, you can make money as a proofreader or editor.
Proofreading is essentially reviewing written documents for punctuation, grammar, and spelling errors. You don’t even have to make the changes, just point them out.
But if you want to make the changes, you can charge extra for that service and voila, you are an editor.
I’ve got some great posts to help you get started on your proofreading and editing journey:
And if you’re on the hunt for proofreading and editing jobs, have a look at these websites:
If you are looking for a proofreading course that will take you from Zero to certified proofreader, this is the comprehensive proofreading course I took.
6. Online Survey Taker
I think being an online survey taker can be considered one of the easy side hustles for single moms.
Because they take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes at best and that means you can cram as many surveys as possible in the little time you have.
And bonus points for introverts because this requires zero human interaction.
Here are some reliable companies that will pay you to complete surveys:
- Neilsen Computers
- Survey Junkie
- Inbox Dollars
- Pincone Research
- Vindale Research
7. Flea Market Flipper
Looking for side hustle ideas for introverts?
Anyone can do this, the concept is simple: “buy low” from stores or websites and resell items for a higher rate.
Flea market flipping is the art of finding items that no one else sees value in and selling them for a profit.
Some websites to consider if you want to sell your flipped items online are:
I wrote this guide on flea market flipping:
Also, if you are looking for a flea market flipping course, Flippers University was created by Rob & Melissa.
A couple that used to use their earnings from flipping as their “fun money” for things such as vacations, the holiday seasons, birthdays, and unexpected bills (not fun per se but necessary).
Rob & Melissa took their flipping side hustle from $42K part-time job to $133K full-time job and they haven’t looked back since.
You can learn about their flipping course here.
8. Online Course Instructor or Tutor
You may not think being an online course instructor could be one of the best side hustles for working moms but hear me out.
If you have valuable information then you can package that up into a course, make a few videos and sell your course online.
For all you working moms and introverts that don’t mind a bit of one-on-one, teaching online or tutoring is also a great side hustle for introverts.
Don’t worry if you haven’t got any experience, you can read these articles to help you get started:
Looking for teaching jobs online?
Here are some websites to help get you started:
Now, this is a game-changer and definitely one of the best side hustles for college students who love to game.
If you spend your time gaming, why not make some money out of it, am I right?
Companies like Mistplay let you earn points for playing video games. You can redeem those points for gift cards or a Visa gift card.
Don’t worry, there are companies that will pay you real cash to play video games too.
10. Open POD Shops
POD stands for Print on Demand.
Print-on-demand is a type of service where you upload designs to a website and then people purchase these digital files.
You don’t have to interact with anyone!
They make the purchase and receive a downloadable file of your design and you get to keep the money.
Printables fall under this category. I first learned about creating printables to sell on Etsy after taking this epic course.
The course instructor makes six figures from her printables sales! Isn’t that just wild?
If you want to learn how to make money selling printables on Etsy, I’ve got just the article for you: Selling Printables on Etsy: An Epic Guide to Make you Passive Income
11. Pet sitter/Dog Walker
More of an animal person than a people person?
Then this is a great job for you. Did you know that taking care of someone’s pampered fur-baby can prove to be a lucrative business?
You can become a pet sitter or dog walker and get paid to care for animals with these websites:
12. Etsy Shop Seller
Are you a crafty person? Why not turn your hobby or talent into a side hustle and get some cash out of it?
Opening an Etsy is completely free and it’s great because your products get listed in the marketplace for the whole world to see.
We’re talking about almost 30 million active buyers on the website.
Intrigued? Here are some articles to help you get started:
13. Get Paid To Test Products At Home
Companies will send you free products to test out and all you have to do is share your opinion on them and get paid for it.
I know, it sounds too good to be true but it’s a real thing!
You use the products (which are then yours to keep -sometimes you get them for half-price if you don’t want to return them) and then get paid for sharing your thoughts.
Testing products at home is one of the more practical side hustles for working moms. You can choose items that make your life easier and save money.
Companies like Opinion Inn and brands benefit from valuable feedback on upcoming, unreleased products.
14. Make Money While You’re Watching TV
Make money watching TV? Did someone say side hustles for girls night?
Grab your friends and spend some time together AND make money at the same time.
Another company that will pay you to watch TV?
Netflix. Netflix hires people called ‘taggers’ to binge watch shows and give feedback on them. You don’t get to pick what you watch but I mean I’m not complaining.
As you can imagine, this job is pretty sought after, so keep an eye out for this vacancy.
15. Website Developer
Are you a techie? Do you know code or have you got an eye for design and functionality?
In today’s day and age, this is a coveted skill to have and it can earn you decent money. You can work as a website developer, coder, UX designer, etc., and work from the comfort of your home.
Looking for jobs as a website developer?
These job boards are often filled with numerous website developing related vacancies:
Dreaming of becoming a Web developer?
Try your hand at a course or two on Udemy. Here are a few options to help you get started:
16. Food Delivery
There’s something cathartic about driving around and being with your thoughts.
You don’t have to worry about making awkward small-talk conversations with passengers and you don’t necessarily need a car either.
You can place deliveries if you have a scooter, motorbike, bicycle, rollerblades, skateboard, and even on foot!
If you’re interested in making money as a delivery person for Postmates, I’ve got just the article for you: How to Make $200 a Day with Postmates
Looking for companies just like Postmates?
Here are a few options for you to consider:
17. Grocery Delivery
On today’s list of side hustles for introverts, we also have one that fits perfectly under the category of side hustles for single moms.
You have to grocery shop anyways, right? Why not do some shopping for other people while you’re at it and get paid for it?
Companies like Instacart offer a delivery service that focuses on shopping deliveries.
They have two categories of workers:
- A Full-Service Shopper
- In-Store Shopper
Full-Service Shoppers have to shop and deliver goods to the customer and In-Store Shoppers are people who work part-time in stores.
This means that you’re solely responsible for the shopping and not the delivery.
Depending on your location, you can make around $9 to $18 per hour working with Instacart.
18. Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant does everything a regular in-person assistant does but virtually.
This is great if you’re an introvert because a lot of your correspondences will be through email and online, so you don’t have the stress of being surrounded by co-workers.
Don’t worry if you haven’t got any experience, here’s an article to help you become a VA without any experience.
And if you’re all set but you’re not too sure where to find VA jobs, here are a few websites to get you started:
19. Sell Stock Photos
Do you love photography? Or do you just have that touch and take great shots?
You can start a side hustle by selling stock photos online.
This is one of the easiest and no fuss side hustles for introverts because it’s just you, your camera and the platform you choose to sell your photos on.
The most common way that you can earn cash selling stock photos is through a membership on a website.
You simply have to create an account, sign up, and upload your photos.
Here are a few websites that allow you to sell your photos online:
For more in depth options, have a look at 21 Best Places To Sell Your Photos Online.
If you’ve got mad typing skills and you’re an introvert, then becoming a transcriptionist is the perfect side hustle for you to pick up.
Zero human interaction and it’s a pretty simple job.
A transcriptionist or transcriber turns audio files into written documents. You can get paid to transcribe podcasts, YouTube videos or any kind of audio recording.
There are 3 transcription work categories:
Think business meetings, interviews, lectures, radio shows, podcasts, videos, etc.
Online transcriptionist jobs can pay well and you don’t need a ton of experience to get started.
And bonus points if you’re in med school -according to Neuvoo, medical transcriptionists can earn up to $41,477 a year.
Talk about great side hustles for medical students.
Here are some websites that regularly hire transcriptionists:
For more of the best transcription courses out there, have a look at my article, “Best Transcription Courses.”
I’ve tried each of these courses and can guarantee that they are worth every penny.
Think of scoping as a mashup of transcription work and editing. Scoping is when you get paid to edit transcripts of official court proceedings.
How does it work?
When a court reporter takes down notes of a proceeding in shorthand, a scopist then takes that document and translates that shorthand into a proper written document.
Scoping is a specialized form of transcription and the top scopists earn close to $60,000 a year on average.
Sign up to Scope School to learn the art of scoping straight from the professionals.
22. Get Paid to Read Books
Imagine being curled up in a chair with a warm cup of tea, snuggled up in a blanket and a good book in hand.
Now imagine getting paid to do that.
You don’t have to imagine it anymore, because guess what? There are plenty of ways you can get paid for reading.
You could make money:
- Writing book reviews
- Becoming a freelance copy editor
- Narrating audiobooks
- Translating books into different languages
- Formatting ebooks for publication
Or sign up to these sites that will pay you for your reviews on select books:
(Bonus: some of them even give you free books!)
You could even couple your passion for reading and blogging by starting your own book review blog and earn money by writing sponsored posts and offer your service as a freelance book reviewer.
23. Get Paid To Read Emails
A filled inbox can be someone’s worst nightmare but not everyone has the time to sort these things out.
This is where you come in; if you don’t mind reading emails and decluttering inboxes then you can earn some decent money doing it.
There are a ton of sites that will pay you to read emails, here are a few of them:
Not keen on signing up to a website?
No worries, here’s an idea if you’re looking to get paid to read emails.
You can start your own email decluttering service or become a VA that specializes in inbox management and reading emails.
24. Graphic Design
You don’t necessarily need to be an artist to be a graphic designer.
If you have stellar design skills, an eye for functionality and a talent for getting your message across through design, then you’ll be happy to know that there are several online side hustles you could try.
You can earn make money designing and selling:
- Pinterest templates
- Website and blog logos
- Ebook covers
- Hand-lettered fonts
Or you could look for graphic design jobs on websites like:
Here are some courses to get you started:
- The Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course
- Graphic Design Masterclass – Learn GREAT Design
25. Virtual Bookkeeper
If you have a background in accounting or you’re just good with numbers, you might be happy to learn than bookkeeping has gone virtual too!
But don’t worry if you’re not good with numbers, it’s actually a myth that you need to be a math whiz to become a bookkeeper.
Bookkeeping is all about creating order from chaos.
If you’re interested in becoming a bookkeeper, I have the guide just for you, “How To Become A Virtual Bookkeeper (Earn $100 an Hour!)”
Looking for virtual bookkeeping jobs? Here are a few great places to start:
- Accounting Coach
Here is an extremely popular free course run by Ben Robinson, the founder of Bookkeepers.com. (If it is FREE,it’s for me!)
This free course gives you all the basic knowledge you need to become the boss of your own bookkeeping business.
26. House Cleaning
I love a good clean -especially when I’ve got music in and a broom to dance with.
If you like to clean and you’re an introvert then maybe you should consider picking up house cleaning as a side hustle.
But what about the people in the house?
Well, you know what they say, “there’s nothing better than coming home to a clean house.”
Most house cleaning jobs take place when the home owners are at work, so you don’t have to worry about making awkward small-talk.
Here are some websites that hire people looking for house cleaning jobs:
27. Get Paid To Walk
And last but not least on our list of side hustles for introverts, let’s talk about getting paid to walk.
Believe it or not, there are companies that will pay you to walk or get active.
Sweatcoin, is one of them. You can earn money exercising and stand to win some sweet prizes and rewards with apps like these.
If you enjoy going on long walks or you’re looking for an incentive to start living the healthy life and you want to make some money out of it, then have a look at these companies:
For more companies that will pay you to walk, have a little read of my article, 20 Apps Like Sweatcoin (Get Paid to Walk) to learn more about each company, what their rewards are and how much you can earn.
Well, that’s all from me today folks. Not one, not 10 but 27 possible side hustles for introverts.
So, what are you waiting for? Go on! Get out there, avoid people and make money.
Don’t let that label stop you from making extra money, picking up a new side hustle and starting a business. If Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet could do it, so can you.