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Looking for a perfect side hustle that satisfies the introvert inside you? I got you covered. 

In this post, I’ll briefly discuss 5 side hustles that you can excel at inside your introvert zone. 

By the end, you’ll be able to pick a suitable side hustle depending on your long-term goals. 

Let’s dive in.

5 Side Hustles for Introverts

Here are the 5 of the most lucrative side hustles for every introvert out there.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing refers to generating conversions for other brands. In exchange, you get a pre-decided commission for every conversion. 

For instance, if someone buys a $50 product with a 10% affiliate commission, you’ll earn $5 for each sale.

There are usually 3 parties involved in an affiliate deal:

  1. Affiliates: Marketers who get compensated on the basis of their performance
  2. Brands: Businesses that have an affiliate program and reward affiliates
  3. Networks: Websites and platforms that connect affiliates and brands

Some popular affiliate networks are:

  • Impact
  • Warriorplus
  • JVZoo
  • CJ Affiliate
  • Partnerstack
  • Clickbank

The cool thing is you don’t need a website in order to be a successful affiliate. 

You can use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for promotion.

Other platforms that work great in affiliate marketing are:

  • Reddit (Discussion forum)
  • Quora (Q&A site)
  • Pinterest (Visual search engine)

However, note that some affiliate programs and networks require that you have a professional website before approving you as an affiliate.

For instance, on Impact, you’ll have to submit your request to be an affiliate for each brand. They can accept or reject your application depending on whether you’re a good fit for the partnership. 

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Freelancing refers to selling your hours. It involves working on projects or on a per-hour basis for a client on a temporary or long-term basis. 

There are plenty of freelancing platforms where you can sell your services. Popular examples include:

  • Upwork
  • Fiverr
  • Guru
  • Freelancer

The services you can offer on these freelancing platforms range from writing to graphic design to web development. 

Whatever it is that you’re good at, if it’s in demand, you can earn a handsome income by selling it on freelance marketplaces.

Most freelancing skills don’t require you to be an extrovert at all. Examples include:

  • Content writing
  • Copywriting
  • Graphic design
  • App development
  • Website creation
  • And more

Start by creating and optimizing your freelance profiles on two platforms. 

Focus your energies on platforms that suit your style. 

For instance, on Upwork, you have to constantly bid on projects to get freelance work. 

Whereas, Fiverr sends you buyers through its search engine. 

If you like pitching your services and getting control over who connects with you, Upwork would be better. 

If you want potential buyers to reach out to you, consider having an optimized profile on Fiverr.

Virtual Assistance

Introverts can also work with brands as virtual assistants, helping them with day-to-day digital tasks. You can help a brand execute marketing workflows, set up meetings, and publish on social media among other things.

Faceless YouTube Channel

Video creation is not only for extroverts. If you’re camera-shy, you can run a successful YouTube channel. 

You don’t even have to talk into the mic yourself. Your videos can have an AI voice-over, stock footage in the background, and visually-appealing captions as an overlay. 

There are plenty of YouTube channels out there that completely run on artificial intelligence. 

Tools that can help you run a YouTube channel are:

  • InVideo (AI video creation)
  • Capcut (AI video editing)
  • Eleven Labs (AI Voice-overs)
  • Pexels (Stock footage)
  • Pixabay (Stock footage)

You can monetize a faceless YouTube channel by selling affiliate products or own digital products.

Print On Demand

Last but not least, as an introvert, you can generate a handsome side income by selling print-on-demand products. 

These are products with your designs on them. Some examples are t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, mobile cases, and more. 

Some popular platforms where you can sell your POD products are:

  • Printful
  • Printify
  • Gelato
  • Redbubble

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These were the 5 side hustles for introverts:

  • Affiliate marketing
  • Freelancing
  • Virtual assistance
  • Faceless YouTube channel
  • Print-on-demand

You can start these without a major initial investment. In fact, most of these side hustles don’t require any upfront invesemnt.  

Being consistent with whatever you choose as a side hustle is important. It lets you get better at your craft and progress faster than your competition. So, pick a side hustle that suits your style and start working on it with confidence. 

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