When you read articles on side hustles, you’ll frequently find suggestions like uber or Lyft. Indeed, these are great side hustles — if you are an extrovert.
Chances are, most of the time you’ve taken an uber or a lift, your driver was jovial, outgoing, and probably talkative.
However, if you are an introvert taking any of these jobs, you probably will not last long. Why? Being in a situation where you have different people getting in and out of your car all day and being forced to do small talks to appear friendly and engaged will be exhausting.
That said, here are 7 side hustle ideas to check out if you’re an introvert.
1. Virtual assistance
The good thing about being a virtual assistant is that even though you might have telephone calls with the person you’re working for, you still get to work alone.
Plus, you’re able to get started with very little out-of-pocket. All you need is a computer, a phone, and an internet connection. And depending on the company or the person you’re working with, they might provide some software to make your job easier.
As a virtual assistant, you’ll assist other business owners from a remote location. And a lot of times, the people you assist are going to be other work-at-home professionals who might have one-man shows but are unable to do everything themselves.
There are several ways you can go about finding a job as a virtual assistant. Some people go ahead to create a website to advertise their services, but you can also go to several websites.
Websites like Indeed, Craigslist, and Upwork, have several advertisement placements for a virtual assistant. You can also use a site like Fiverr to advertise your services.
2. House sitting
People are constantly going out of town, either for pleasure or for business. And depending on how many days they’re going to be away, they may not want to leave their houses unattended. This is where you come in.
Being a house sitter basically means that you’ll stay and take care of someone’s house while they are away. It could be for just a weekend, a week, or for a month or longer.
Some people want a house sitter who will stay at their house and take care of everything, while some will want you to simply come in once a day and watch the house for them.
You can go to a website like housesitter.com where a lot of people post ads seeking a house sitter, and you can look through and see which one appeals to you the most.
You can also find a house sitting job by talking to friends or family to see if any of them have a need. Or you can simply put the word out on social media and ask your network to also share your information.
Though what you are paid as a house sitter depends on what the client wants you to do, you can make between $25 and $45 a day doing house sitting.