Are you a night owl looking for a way to make some extra money on the side?
Instead of wasting countless hours binge-watching Netflix or Youtube (I am guilty of this), you can earn some extra income on the side or even turn it into a full-time income!
Working extra on the side at night gives you more time with your family or your main job during the day. Let’s get started with the list!
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Work at Home Night Jobs
1. Start a Blog
Blogging is one of the best side hustles. You can work on it anytime and anywhere. I am currently writing this article in the wee hour while everybody is fast asleep.
Although blogging is my favorite side hustle, it is not without its challenges. You will have to put in a lot of work in the beginning and won’t see a dime for months or maybe even a year later.
As an introvert, I find blogging works best for me. I can work on it at night and on the weekends or I can take weeks off and it would still be here when I come back.
There are several ways to make money as a blogger such as:
- Displaying ads (most common)
- Affiliate products (Amazon affiliate is the most popular and easiest to get accepted)
- Sponsored posts
- Email marketing
- Sell your own products
Some of the most profitable blog niches include personal finance, health/fitness, lifestyle, food, travel, motherhood/parenting, and many more.
Starting a blog doesn’t require a big investment upfront. You can have a blog up and running for just $2.99 per month with SiteGround. That’s less than a cup of coffee from Starbucks!
Check out this detailed step-by-step guide on how to start a blog and you will have it up and running in no time at all! Even if you’re a non-techy like me!
2. Proofreading/Editing Jobs
Online proofreading is for you if you have a knack for finding and fixing grammar, spelling, format, and punctuation errors.
You can work full-time, part-time, or as a freelancer proofreading/editing for publishing organizations, books, scientific and technical services, advertising, and even for bloggers who need help proofreading their blog posts.
Online proofreading jobs do require some basic training, but you don’t have to pay a penny to see if it’s right for you.
Caitlin Pyle is proof that you can turn a side hustle into a thriving business. She has created a FREE 76-minute proofreading workshop that teaches you ins and outs of online proofreading. The course provides tips and info on how you can learn to do this without any prior experience or degree.
3. VoiceOver Acting
The voices that you hear on TV, the radio, podcasts, audiobooks, commercials, and many more are all done by voice-over actors. Voiceover work could be a nighttime gig if you live alone, have a basement, or a room dedicated as an office where nobody can hear you.
Julie over at Work From Home Doing Voice Overs has a FREE mini-course where she talks about the basic skills needed for voiceover work and where you can find work.
4. Virtual Assistance Services
There has been a surge in demand for virtual assistants in recent years. A virtual assistant (VA) is someone who provides services to businesses and entrepreneurs online. As a virtual assistant, you’ll work with both companies and individual business owners.
Being a virtual assistant is a great side hustle for people who want to work from wherever and whenever as long as you have internet connection.
Some services you can offer are:
- Social media management
- Email writing
- Content creation
- Blog management
- Website and graphic design
- Admin services
Related: 15 Companies to Find Virtual Assistant Jobs
5. Freelance Writing
Freelance writing is another great way to make money as a night owl. You can write for blogs, magazines, marketing companies, books, and more.
As long as you can produce high-quality work and meet the deadline, it doesn’t matter when you do your writing.
Holly over at Earn More Writing offers a free workshop where she goes over the strategies that helped her build a freelance writing income of over $200K per year.
Her free workshop is a great resource for aspiring writers to turn it into a successful freelance writing career. You will learn the ins and outs of freelance writing and how she turned it into a 6-figure income.
6. Freelance Transcriptionist
A freelance transcriptionist is a person who types speech from audio or video files into a written format.
According to Salary, the annual average salary for a transcriptionist is $49,600 with a range of $44,000 to $55,000. That’s an average of $22 – $27 an hour.
However, most sites pay by the audio hour or per word transcribed, so the faster you can transcribe the audio file, the more money you will make.
If you don’t know where to begin, Janet Shaughnessy over at Transcribe Anywhere has created a FREE 7-Lesson Transcription Mini-Course to give you a basic understanding of what it takes to be a transcriptionist.
Sign up to join for FREE to determine if being an online transcriptionist is the right fit for you. I tried transcription a few years ago and it wasn’t for me. This is definitely not for everybody and that’s why you should check out the free course to see if it’s right for you.
7. Amazon FBA
There are several ways to make money on Amazon and being an Amazon FBA is one of them. Amazon FBA (also known as Fulfillment by Amazon) is a service that allows sellers or businesses to sell on the Amazon platform without doing the heavy lifting.
When a customer makes a purchase, Amazon will pack and ship the order. Amazon also provides customer service and processes returns.
Since FBA is not free due to Amazon’s storage fees and it can add up if you have large items with very slow turnover. FBA works best for sellers selling small products with high turnover. This limits storage fees and long-term storage costs.
8. Mechanical Turk Worker ($150-300/week)
Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is an online marketplace where businesses can post tasks they want done for a specific price, and individuals like you can check out the available opportunities and claims the ones they want.
These tasks can be anything from transcribing audio, writing articles, evaluating images/video, take surveys, or removing duplicate content from business listings – but they all require a human to think through them, hence these tasks are called human intelligence tasks (HITs).
MTurk is easy to get started and you can complete these tasks online in your spare time to supplement your income, but be aware that the pay is typically low ($6-10 per hour) and you won’t be able to quit your main job by just doing mTurk.
Here are 10 other ways to make money on Amazon.
9. Teach English Online
If you are a native English speaker and enjoy working with children, then working as a remote English teacher might be a good option for you.
Prior teaching or tutoring experience is not required, but definitely a big plus. Most companies do require a bachelor’s degree, but not all.
Your lesson plans will be prepared for you by these companies, that’s one less thing you have to worry about! Most classes are around 30 minutes long and the hours are flexible.
10. Sell Printables on Etsy
There are many things you can make to sell on Etsy, but selling printables/digital downloads is the easiest and most profitable. You only need to create the file once and sell it over and over again without having to worry about packing it up and shipping it.
Most of these printables look very simple that anyone can do them – something as simple as a weekly meal planner, budget planner, bachelorette party games, etc.
Canvas and PicMonkey are my go-to sites when it comes to creating images. They both have paid versions, but I have used the free version for years without needing to upgrade.
Related: 65 Easy DIY Crafts To Make and Sell for Money
Freelance Platforms To Find Late Night Work
Fiverr is a freelance marketplace that connects businesses of all sizes with freelancers offering digital services in more than 300 categories. You could be doing anything from proofreading, virtual assistant, logo designing, digital marketing, and so many more.
Most gigs start out at $5, but they usually end up costing more. I was quoted $250 to have my blog redesigned. The more services you offer in your area of expertise, the more you can earn.
Upwork is one of the oldest and most popular freelance platforms that connects businesses with freelancers from all over the world.
The pay varies with the kind of work you do and the length of the project. Some projects might only last a day and some might last months.
99Designs is a global creative platform that connects freelance designers with clients since 2008! Their freelance community has brought more than one million creative projects to life.
You can use your creative side to earn extra money on the side. With over 90 design categories, you can design anything from logos to t-shirts to just about anything.
The pay varies by project.
Companies That Offer Late Night Work At Home
Liveops is a provider of home-based call center services that hires independent contractors to provide phone support for a variety of companies.
As a call center agent, you can choose to work on one line, multiple lines, or even all of them. You’re hired as an independent contractor with a six-month contract.
As an independent contractor, you set your own hours although you have to be on it for a minimum of 30 minutes each work session and you can work as much or as little as you want.
Some of the opportunities are available 24/7, so you can work whenever you’re available.
Working Solutions is a remote customer service center that connects independent contractors with clients to provide phone support, emails, and/or video chats.
Once you’re signed up and accepted into the system, you will be matched with one or more of their customer service clients. Once matched, you will get the details such as the schedule and pay rate. You have to work a minimum of 15 minutes each work session.
They have a wide range of clients in education, real estate, health and insurance, hospitality, fitness, and many more.
SigTrack is a seasonal data entry gig that pays you to verify and validate signatures on petitions.
According to their website, each matching tags earn you $0.03 and $0.06 for non-matching tags. Matching tags means you’ll be matching election petition signatures to voter registrations.
The pay varies and depends on the number of tasks you complete and your accuracy. Their top earners make between $2,000 – $4,000 per month, while most people make around $500 – $1,000 per month.
You must be a U.S. resident to do this work and cannot reside in California or Massachusetts.
Concentrix might not be a household name but it has over 80 of Fortune 500 clients and has been around since the early 2000s.
Contratrix offers part-time and full-time remote customer service jobs with benefits plus paid training. Customer service agents are responsible for answering calls that might involve billing questions, making changes to services, canceling services, or other inquiries.
You are required to be available seven days a week and schedules vary, but you won’t work every day.
Employee benefits like health insurance, retirement, and paid time off are also included for workers with more than 30 hours per week.
Other Ways To Make Money
Have you tried any of the above? There are so many ways to earn extra money side-hustling, you just have to find one or a few that work for you. Here are some other fun ways to earn some extra cash on the side: