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SpendyMcSpend

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Side hustles for shy people
« on: February 17, 2015, 05:15:13 PM »
I don't feel comfortable teaching or selling things necessarily or being a wedding dj.  I'm not especially handy either.  I feel like I'm at a loss for something that could make me an extra few thousand a year.

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Re: Side hustles for shy people
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2015, 05:26:26 PM »
Are you good at proof reading resumes? There are proof reading companies online. O-desk is a good place for side gigs. Be a Mime?

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Re: Side hustles for shy people
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2015, 06:14:01 PM »
Look for something computer-based that you can do from home.  To get ideas, do a Google search.

Good luck.

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Re: Side hustles for shy people
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2015, 07:17:48 PM »
Leapforce and Lionbridge are online jobs that pay around $15/hour to rate websites for search engines.  I tried it and was bored out of my mind though.

Amazon turk is less boring, but probably only pays around $5/hour.

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Re: Side hustles for shy people
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2015, 06:30:23 AM »
eLance and Textbroker are some other online options mentioned in the main side gig thread: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/ask-a-mustachian/who-has-a-side-gigjob-that-brings-in-extra-cash-share-with-us!/msg507334/#msg507334

Online tutoring, freelance writing, usertesting.com surveys, etc also mentioned in this thread: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/ask-a-mustachian/good-work-from-home-opportunities/

I'm gonna give usertesting a try, http://www.usertesting.com/be-a-user-tester/

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Re: Side hustles for shy people
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2015, 07:00:10 AM »
Buy & flip stuff on ebay- Amazon - Craigslist - etsy.

Buy to  flip & sell thru a booth at a craft/antique mall.


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Re: Side hustles for shy people
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2015, 10:41:58 AM »
I personally enjoyed doing Leapforce. I don't have as much time for it anymore now that I have two preschoolers and a part-time job, but I'm trying to keep it going if only for the referral bonuses :-). Here's my blog post about it: http://frugalparagon.com/2014/02/05/why-the-frugal-paragon-loves-leapforce-at-home/

I also have a side gig writing and fact-checking trivia questions for "pub quizzes." Obviously, the people that run the shows have to be super outgoing, but I'm strictly behind the scenes. Good luck! And feel free to PM me if you have questions about Leapforce.

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Re: Side hustles for shy people
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2015, 04:00:19 PM »
It is not so much a 'side hustle,' as it will take thousands of hours to become proficient, but I trade stocks on the side of my day job. I'm an introvert so reading and doing research in my free time, rather than being around a bunch of people, fits my personality. The actual execution of my strategies only take a few minutes each day, but I spend most of my free time (which isn't much these days with 2 small kids) reading books and testing out new systems.

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Re: Side hustles for shy people
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2015, 05:32:55 PM »
I personally enjoyed doing Leapforce. I don't have as much time for it anymore now that I have two preschoolers and a part-time job, but I'm trying to keep it going if only for the referral bonuses :-). Here's my blog post about it: http://frugalparagon.com/2014/02/05/why-the-frugal-paragon-loves-leapforce-at-home/

I also have a side gig writing and fact-checking trivia questions for "pub quizzes." Obviously, the people that run the shows have to be super outgoing, but I'm strictly behind the scenes. Good luck! And feel free to PM me if you have questions about Leapforce.

I've considered trying Leapforce again for my free time.  Do you have advice on how you track your work done?  I think it would be easier if you just submit a task and be done, instead of tracking the time spent and submitting that.

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Re: Side hustles for shy people
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2015, 08:46:09 PM »
I downloaded this awesome Google Sheet that adds up my time for me. (if you highlight down a column, it can add up the time that way). https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1W_1rhI4zh4oi_zqsJfp2ynZB-rx_sCTvgjpJg63G334/edit?usp=sharing

Then I just use their invoicing software and enter the total time for each day. It's a pain, yes, but it's actually better than it used to be--used to be you had to enter each work session individually, even if it was just, like, five minutes long!