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What Are the Best Online Side Hustles for Expats in Spain?
05 July 2019 @ 19:23

“The side hustle” is not a new term for many British expats living in Spain or in other countries around the world. Although the idea of Internet-based side hustles has been around for some time now, a lot of people are still confused about the meaning of the term.

Basically, a side hustle is an income from an extra source. The term originated in the United States and means you make money from doing little jobs using the Internet. It is a good idea if you are solely relying on an income from a UK state pension or feel you could do with some extras Euros in your pocket.

What Are the Benefits of Online Side Hustles?

Online side hustles are different from physical side hustles such as cleaning villas or working in restaurants. If you don't want the hassle of leaving your home to work, establishing a couple of online-based side hustles is not such a bad idea.

The advantages of online side hustles include:

  • Extra cash in your pocket

  • Working from home

  • Free products

  • Often better earnings doing other jobs

  • No need to travel to work

  • No messy critters to look after

How Much Can I Expect to Earn from Online Side Hustle?

According to a recent survey, most people who have got an online side hustle going, earn about $8,000 per year. But, it all depends on how much effort you put in. If you dedicate a certain number of hours to your side hustle every day, you can certainly do well.

The best thing you can do is to start off slowly to find out if working from home, and online is for you. Some people give it a go and decide it is not for them. They feel they miss out on human contact and go back to doing a part-time job.

What Are the Best Online Side Hustles?

The Internet is now a busy jobs market place, and you can find a whole range of jobs online. The most popular way to get into online side hustling is to set up a blog. Once your blog has been up and running for a while, you can add Adsense from Google and start earning money from paid adverts.

Promoting and adding affiliates links is another great way to make money from your web sites. Amazon is the best way, but you can also promote links from eBay and affiliate sites.

Gigging is also part of the online side hustle economy. This means you bid on work which you then have to complete for other people. The best sites for this kind of side hustles include Fiverr and Upwork. You can expect to earn from $50 to about $600 per month depending on how hard you work.

What You Must Know About Side Hustles

Before you launch yourself as a side hustler, there are a few things you need. Of course, you need to have computer skills, but you also need to have a thick skin. Not everyone you come across is going to like you and may not want to take you on as an affiliate marketer or writer.

You also, need a bank account and Paypal account. Most side hustles like to pay your earnings directly into your Paypal account. From your Paypal account, you can transfer your earnings directly to your bank account. So before you do anything else, you need to set up a Paypal account and make sure you have a current bank account in Spain.

Putting together a profile is a good idea. Have a little think about what you are good at.

The most successful side hustlers don't focus on one thing. They work using a variety of platforms to make money. Earnings from sites such as eBay and other auction sites can earn you a good living as well.

Yes, you can certainly earn extra money from your side hustle, but that is not all. Another advantage of working a side hustle is learning new skills and making new friends. There is more to side hustles than topping up your UK pension.

 



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