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How to Make Quick Money with an Online Side Hustle

What do we want? – We want money.

When do we want it? – We want it now.

And yes, thanks to an online side hustle, this is possible. If not now, then soon.

But first, you need to find a side hustle that will fit you.

When you want to make quick money, you may be looking for just that.

Quick money.

But unless this is a one-time only need you must cover, I recommend you think deeper than this. There are many ways to make quick money which are far from pleasant. And you may not even want to do them at all.

Find the Perfect Side Hustle for You

Just as an example, you can make quick money by donating bone marrow.

You can make up to $800 doing this. And for sure, you would be doing a life-saving favour. But it comes with a great risk. You can google this on your own.

So, besides ‘quick’ you should think ‘sustainable’.

What can you keep doing for at least three months? What will you like doing enough so that it does not feel like a chore worse than having a day job? Maybe you can even find something that will be fun?

It is a good idea to take a piece of paper (virtual or real), divide it into three columns (like the image below) and then write down:

The best side hustle ideas can be found in all three columns.

But if you have ideas in just two columns, those are fine, too. As long as it can be found in column 3. And you would be surprised to find out all the strange interests that can make you money with.

If you want quick money now, you need to consider the following …

  • Building a blog, getting traffic to it and making an income from ads or affiliate sales take time.
  • Building a blog, putting it up for sale… that can mean fast money.
  • Offering a service for others can mean fast money.

In other articles, I will show you my favourite online side hustles. This will help you to choose the best one for you if you do not get any yourself just by making the three-column page overview.

Your next step is important.

Come up With a Plan

How do you get from where you are now to where you want to be?

Start with the end in mind. What is your end goal? If, for example, it is to build a blog and set it up for sale (flip it) after a month, then that is your end goal.

What step comes right before that one?

Maybe to find where you should sell your blog.  is one of the best places, but there are others.

Continue backwards, step by step, until you reach where you are now.

Then do as much as you can to finish each step, from the beginning, every day. It is ideal to spend one to two hours on your side hustle.

You will make quick money before you know it.

Stick to the Plan – The Simple Way and the Hard Way

The hardest part is not to come up with the plan.

The hardest part is to stick to it. Even when you reach something you find boring to do. Even when you have not made any money yet or feel you’re not making any progress.

In fact, especially in that case.

That is why it is so important to have some interest in what you are doing. If you hate your side hustle and haven’t made any money yet, this feels worse than going to work for a boss you dislike. After all, you still get paid then!

If you like what you are doing, it is easier to stay patient and stick to the plan.

Because persistence is one of the most important parts of a successful business. Whether it is only a side hustle or a full-time business.

Eliminate Distractions

Whether you only have an hour a day or the whole day, it is important to eliminate distractions.

This is not just Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.

It is phone, email, everything.

It is easier to eliminate those distractions if you work in bite-sized chunks. Use a Pomodoro timer and set it to 15, 20 or 25 minutes. Then work focused during that time.

Take a quick break. Five minutes is fine.

Then get back to work.

Sometimes, eliminating distractions involves family members, spouses, kids and pets.

The pets are difficult.

They do not understand, or refuse to understand, that “No, I am busy”, means you can’t drop everything to play. How can anything be more important than them? You can do your best to eliminate distractions from pets by taking care of their needs before you sit down to work.

And as for family members and friends, tell them about your plans for how to make quick money. Tell them you need this time, undisturbed, and that you will make it up to them as soon as you are done with today’s work.

It may take a while, but they will get around to accepting, even if they don’t understand, that you need to have this ‘me-time’ undisturbed.

In Conclusion

An online side hustle can be one of the fastest ways to make money online.

You need to pick one that fits you and has the potential to produce quick money. You have many options.

Among the fastest are site flipping and doing a service for others.

Once you have made your quick money, you need to decide if you will do more of the same, or you will go for another side hustle that can be better in the long run.

Remember, even though doing a service can mean fast cash, in the long run, you are still exchanging your time for money.

You cannot scale it, unless you build an agency and outsource some of the work. That is a possibility.

Or you could aim for passive income.

Do the work once and get paid for months or years after.

Thanks for your time. 🙂

PS – This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may earn a commission if you make a purchase through these links.

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