• Collins Akaniru

20 Skills you can Turn into a Side Business Now

Updated: May 9, 2020

As most of countries have issued a stay at home order other than for essential needs, there's a good chance you'll find yourself with more time on your hands to engage in profitable ventures.

As most businesses are also closed and the internet being the most preferred option open to reach out to customers, the demand for skilled service professionals i s on the rise now more than ever.

You probably have skill(s) and even with certificate that you've never utilized or haven't been able to monetize because you lack the time and chance. Well, now is the perfect time to turn those extra free hours and skill into a few extra bucks.

Businesses that don't have a website now knows the importance of having one and needs a designer/developer.

Businesses not utilizing the internet for their marketing now needs a digital marketer and also a copy writer to make their products/services get seen and stand out online.

The rising traffic to social media and other online platforms has also brought about increased demand for catchy graphical contents ranging from videos, illustrations to info graphics.

The demand is now higher that before.

The engagement medium is available.

And you've got the skill. Even if you've lost sharpness, who says you can’t still offer it up and improve on the job or while waiting your first client?

All you have to do now is make yourself available and get discovered.

Top Side Hustle Ideas to Make Extra Income Online (Even if You're Stuck at Home)

Here are 20 high demand skills you can turn into a side hustle and start cashing out right away:

  • Graphic design

  • Digital marketing

  • Photo editing

  • UI design

  • UX design

  • 2D animation

  • 3D animation

  • Video editing

  • Video production

  • Voice acting

  • Web design

  • Java developer

  • API developer

  • HTML developer

  • WordPress developer

  • Shopify developer

  • Data entry

  • Copy writing

  • Creative writing

  • Bookkeeping/Excel

And when you’re first starting out, freelancing is the number one way to get started online. Freelancing simply put is offering a skill you have in exchange for payment. If you have a skill a

client or business needs to help them solve their problems, they will want to hire you and pay you for the service.

Though there are lot of options available for you to start freelancing, but the best and easiest option for you here is to leverage on existing freelancing platforms.

These platforms are already established and have the highest database of potential clients looking for your service. No need for marketing budgets or searching for people that might need your service. All you need do is announce your availability and they'll find you.

However, getting clients and succeeding in this space requires a little from you - patience and the ability to sell.

Ready to get started? Checkout out this post;

Start a Freelancing Side Business Today on Fiverr to Earn Extra Income

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