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Are you looking for a profitable side gig that you can have as your own business? Savvys, I am an entrepreneur at heart. I have been that way for years dating all the way back to my Girl Scout cookie selling days and partnering with one of my schoolmates in junior high to sell our own home baked oatmeal cookies. I liked the home baked oatmeal cookie idea because my partner and I got all the money. I seen all the school clubs selling their candy and said to myself, well if they can sell candy for their clubs, then I should be able to sell my home baked oatmeal cookies. My friend and I were doing well and making extra money but it was short lived. Our parents seen that we were not reinvesting any money back into the business for the supplies and therefore our business ended. Fast forward to now.
I have a love for marketing as I am a tech savvy marketing professional and at the same time I am a writer. I have the best of both worlds. I know that a lot of you hard working Savvys would like to have something to call your own. Do not pass on the opportunity of getting involved with the Tech Space. The Tech Space has opened up so many doors for people that want to have their own business.
With all of these updates going on in the “Tech World” you can easily pivot and jump right into a tech gig. Each one of these gigs has low overhead to get started. With hard work and dedication, you can definitely turn this into a successful side gig and possibly a full-time gig.
Caution: This will take some time to perfect so for you Savvys that like to jump right in PLEASE do not quit your 9-5 just yet. Besides, side gigs should not become your main gig until you are bringing in more money than your main gig on a CONSISTENT basis. You need to work your side gig long enough to know which months are going to be your slow and busy months.
Website Designer: For those of you Savvys that have a knack for design and can catch on to new information easily, website design may be a profession for you. Every business needs a website. Each year thousands of people go into business and one of the many needs is an online presence and for businesses that is a website.
If you have no experience with website design you can learn online. I recommend that you learn how to write code first. You can easily go online and find some YouTube videos on coding for beginners to see if you like it. Then if you want to advance you can find an online coding class. Some of the online classes that you can find will even be free.
Once you have mastered that I recommend that you research the WordPress platform and the ins and outs of it. You can easily watch videos on and it and give it a try right from your computer. WordPress is easy to learn. Then you can advance and take a Ruby on Rails online class and learn to design websites using a different platform. This platform allows you to create your own website without having to use a template.
Immerse yourself into website design by joining some website design for beginners FaceBook groups and subscribe to website design for beginners YouTube channels. These support groups will be able to walk you through the obstacles that you will run into with web design.
According to the Department of US Labor and Statistics, on average website developers make $66K per year. Being that this is the average salary it can go up or down depending on your market.
Some of you Savvys have experience with business management and have various skills that you can use to service small business owners. Virtual Assistants are high tech Administrative Assistants. These VAs have a wealth of knowledge such as business plan creation, ebook formatting, website design, content management, content creation, marketing slick creation and a whole host of other services.
Each VA has their own set of skills and talents. As a VA you can make the decision as to the services that you want to offer to your clients. One of the best incentives for being a VA is that they work online. They do not go into the field and meet clients face to face. Therefore, you could be a VA located on the West Coast of the US but have clients on the East Coast.VAs can make great money.
Savvys, do you have a special skill or talent that you would like to share with the world? Well, you can definitely share it with people that have an interest in your skill and make money from it as an online teacher. There are online learning platforms such as Udemy, iTalki and others that give you the opportunity to share your skills with the world. You can create your own online classroom and offer classes on business planning, website design, writing, speaking English, accounting and other fields that you specialize in for a fee. I like that fact that these platforms allow you to set your own price for the knowledge that you provide.
The Udemy platform gives you the ability to be able to teach any type of course such as Personal Development, IT & Software, Music, Health & Fitness, Marketing, Office Productivity, Lifestyle and more. Do not be discouraged orone nervous and think that you do not have what it takes to be a great online teacher. To get over that feeling all you need to do is take one of the courses yourself and that will give you an idea as to the caliber of teachers that students are looking booking.
In addition, you can always join an online support group for online Udemy teachers. These support groups will give you ideas on how to create your online classroom and video. Udemy classes can go as low as $5 for a class all the way up to your heart’s desire. The great thing about the Udemy classes is that these are classes that you create a video for and your students will just watch your video series.
The iTalki platform allows you to teach language to students. Teaching the English language is a hot seller. You can charge at little at $10 a session and up. I have done research and there are plenty of teachers charging $30 -$40 for a 45-minute session. You can also teach Spanish, German and other languages.
With each of these side gigs it will take dedication for you to take the time for you to research, create your strategy for learning these skills, keep up to date with new updates and be marketable to get new clients. Savvys, if you liked this article please share it with your followers on your platform. Comment below on this post and let us know your thoughts on these gigs or any other tech gigs. Stay Savvy!