8 Side Hustles That Made Me $40K My First Year Out Of College

Every year, I’m always looking for new side hustles to try out. It helps me get my creative juices flowing and gives me a way to make some extra money outside of my full-time job. So far, this list has been the best one yet!

Cozma Claudiu


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1. Teaching English online

Teaching English online is a great way to make money from home, especially if you have experience teaching in the past and are good at communicating with people.

The only thing you need to get started is some kind of certificate or degree that proves your proficiency in English since many companies require their teachers to hold at least an associate’s degree. Once you start applying for jobs with these credentials, it should not be hard at all to find someone willing to hire you as an instructor.

The best part about working as an online ESL teacher is that there are so many different platforms available where students can learn from you!

You could teach individuals or groups; classes could focus on vocabulary or grammar; they might last anywhere from 1 hour up to a few months depending on where exactly along the spectrum those sessions fall out on (which will affect how much money gets paid out).

There are also numerous ways for interested parties who want more information about these opportunities before signing up themselves — including contacting companies directly via email addresses listed on their websites — so hopefully, no one gets put through too many hoops trying out something new like this (especially since both sides benefit greatly when things go well!).

2. Selling my old books to Amazon

Selling books is a great way to make money and help out with the expense of buying new ones. It can be easy, fun, and profitable (at least it was for me). The best part is that once you have the book in your possession, Amazon will do all of the work! I would just take pictures, upload them and wait for payments to roll in.



Cozma Claudiu

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