It’s always nice to make a little extra money during the month. Extra money can go a long way in helping you:
- Boost your savings account
- Save for vacation
- Make a big purchase
- Pay off bills early
And, so many more ideas. If you’re an introvert, you may wonder if there are ways for you to earn more that don’t require you to be outgoing or extra social.
If you are looking for ways to earn extra income that will work well with your introverted personality, no fear. Keep reading to learn about these 10 extra income ideas for introverts.
Starting a Business
Starting an online business is a great way to earn extra money and it’s perfect for introverts. You will work with customers from the comfort of your online storefront. If approaching strangers, making small talk and being overtly social are things you shy away from, you’ll love the online business arena.
1. Online Store
You start by deciding on a niche. This will be the category you will sell in, like:
- Kids apparel
- Home goods
Next, you source your products. It’s important to find suppliers and figure out how you will supply your store. Then, create your online store. There are many online store platforms available. We really like Shopify.
Shopify is your one shop stop for all your online store needs. They can help with:
- Offering attractive, professional store themes
- Access to expert advice from staff
- The ability to connect with experts in SEO, web design and more, for all your needs
Learn more about Shopify and explore them here.
Freelancing online is another opportunity that is great for introverts. Think about your skills that you have. If you’re working, consider what you do in your career, or think about a hobby or passion you have. Then, put those skills to work.
You can freelance and find fruitful projects on websites like:
These websites are free to join. You register, set up your profile, and start applying to jobs. You can repeat this process to book as many freelance projects as you’d like.
You can also find clients on social media. Doing a search for your skill can produce tons of results for clients looking for help in your field.
3. Monetizing Your Service Skill
Do you know how to fix plumbing? Or, install flooring? Can you repair air conditioning/heating units? When I was in college, a friend of mine wanted to start earning more money so they he took some classes in flooring installation. Today, he has the skill to lay hardwood flooring and other kinds of flooring and tile.
What a valuable skill to have, right?
Now, he can save money by installing flooring in his own home and he has the ability to take on flooring projects for extra money, whenever he wants!
Do you have a service-based skill like these?
- Furniture assembly
- Picture hanging
- Cleaning houses or offices
- Window cleaning
- Roofing repair
Monetize these skills. You can get high quality referrals from local community groups on Facebook or local service websites like Homeadvisor, Thumbtack, or Bark. While you will talk to customers in a face-to-face setting, your encounter will be brief, as most customers are looking for professionals to come in, do work and be done. Give it a try.
Extra Income Apps
Have you tried extra income apps? These apps will not earn you a full-time income but, they will help you make extra money that you can use any way you wish. Take a look at this roundup!
Dosh helps you earn cash back on your purchases. It’s so easy. You sign up to Dosh for free. Then, link your debit/credit card and browse their list of participating retailers online and in-person. When you shop a participating retailer with your linked card, you’ll earn cash back!
My Chinese food splurge last weekend earned me $3 cash back!
The cash back adds up and you can cash out once your balance reaches $25. They have an amazing referral program too, so you can make an extra $10 per referral when people sign up with your referral link.
This works similarly to Dosh. You sign up for free then shop your favorite retailers through their portal and earn cash back on your purchases!
These are purchases that you’d be making anyway so why not earn cash back on them?
They have a lucrative referral program too! I referred my sister and made $25 plus, my sister earned a sign up bonus too!
I read an article recently from an Ebates user who had racked up $500 in cashback for the year! She cashed out at Christmas and opted for a gift card that she used to buy her family and friends gifts. Not a bad idea, huh?
Learn more about Ebates here.
This app pays you for your old books. Download the app to your cell phone. Then, scan your books for cash back! You can search buyback prices from leading book-buying websites and choose the buyer offering the highest price.
Register for Bookscouter for free and get started.
The concept is simple. Watch trailers of new apps and earn! Yes, you will be getting paid to watch videos. You can redeem for gift cards or PayPal cash. This is great for when you have spare time in your day like waiting in the lobby of your doctor’s office, down time at work, or lying in bed in the morning before you get up for the day. Interested? Learn more about AppTrailers.
You can earn with S’more by getting paid on your cell phone lock screen. It’s a lock screen rewards app. Sign up and you’ll start getting served ads on your cell phone. Every dayyou earn points for having S’more installed. You can redeem for gift cards or more.
Blogging or Vlogging
Blogging and vlogging is a great income earner for introverts.
With blogging you’ll be writing about a topic (or topics) of your choice, sharing your thoughts, opinions, and experience with readers.
Start by picking your niche. This is the topic you’ll be writing about. Here are some examples:
- Military life
- Budgeting and personal finance
Then, you’ll set up your blog. You can take a look at our free, easy guide that shows you step-by-step how to set up your blog in 20 minutes.
Lastly, add content! Write about what you love, write about what matters, do research and write about what people are asking about. And, that’s all there is to it.
You can make money blogging in many ways.
Placing advertisements on your site means every time someone clicks the ad, you earn money.
Working with sponsors means that companies will pay you write about them and to share them with your readers.
With affiliate marketing, you will add affiliate links to your blog posts, mentioning companies and products to your readers. If your referral results in a sale, you earn a commission.
Lastly, you can create your own products. This means you can design and sell t-shirts, sell coffee mugs, design and sell printables, offer services, and more, to make money. Check out these 10 companies that pay you to blog.
Vlogging is blogging but on video. Vloggers film their day, special events, everything and nothing, sharing with their readers. Vloggers usually use YouTube as their platform. They film themselves and upload videos to YouTube where they will gain a following and start earning.
With YouTube, once you reach 4,000 watch hours and 1,000 subscribers, you can apply to get your channel monetized.
Once it’s monetized, you can start having ads placed on your videos and you’ll earn on the number of views you receive.
These 10 extra income ideas are perfect for introverts. We hope you enjoyed our roundup. Share your thoughts down below on what you thought and if you have any extra income ideas to add to the list!