Side Gigs for People Who are Great with Technology

Side Gigs for People Who are Great with Technology
Side Gigs for People Who are Great with Technology

Do you have a knack for technology? Are you good at taking things apart and putting them back together? Great at coding or other online work? These gigs are for you.

  • Computer Repair – Do you have a knack for technology and understand the inner workings of a computer? Not afraid to take them apart and put them back together, make upgrades or troubleshoot for repairs? Start your own side hustle as a computer repair person.
  • Smartphone Repair – Smartphone users pay serious money to have their phones repaired, especially when the screens crack. If you’re good at working with small pieces of technology, you can start out by having people mail their phones to you and maybe even progress to a storefront one day.
  • Develop Apps – Are you a strong coder with a great idea for the next big app? Get to work! A lot of today’s best apps started with a dream and a side gig. Earnings come from either the sale of the app or the distribution of ads within a free app.
  • YouTube Host – All you need to monetize your YouTube Channel is at least 1,000 subscribers and a minimum of 4,000 hours of viewing time over the course of a year. The more you grow, the more you can earn from ad revenue. Viewers today watch anything from someone playing video games to instructional videos and more. Find your own niche and make money while exploring your favorite hobby.
  • Twitch Streaming – Twitch is a video platform that focuses on live streaming. A lot of people stream while they play games, but you can live stream other types of content as well, including crafts and other online tutorials. Twitch will invite you to join the affiliate program if you have at least 50 followers, 500 minutes of viewing time over a month, and a steady stream of content. Once that happens, you’ll get a monthly commission as people pay to subscribe to your channel.
  • Flip Website Domains – Do you have a knack for identifying upcoming trends? If so, you could purchase domain names while they’re inexpensive and then sell (or flip) them to interested business owners later on. Sites like Flippa, AfterNic, and Digital Point Forum are great places to get started.
  • Software Development  – Another option for those who are good with coding and design is software development. You don’t need to have your own business to get started, either. Check out Toptal and apply as a freelancer!
  • Virtual Assistant – Are you an organized person with great communication skills? Are you quick to learn online programs and content/customer management platforms? There are tons of business people looking for online personal assistants to take some of their administrative tasks off of their plate. You can advertise your own business or list your services on sites like BELAY or Fancy Hands to get started.
  • Affiliate Marketing – A lot of online sellers have affiliate programs. This could turn into a good gig if you are good at building quick websites or email lists. Sites like JVZoo and Commission Junction are good places to start when looking for products to promote.
  • Website Design and Development – Good with WordPress, Joomla, and coding in general? Start your own business as a website designer. Partner with agencies, advertise on your own, or bid on jobs on freelance job boards.
  • Search Engine Marketing – Do you understand search engine optimization and have experience ranking websites? Good with email marketing and/or content development? Consider moonlighting as an SEO expert. You can offer services to a general area or you can niche down to a specific industry.
  • Social Media Marketing – You can’t just be “good” at posting to your own social media accounts. You need to have an understanding of how each platform works for businesses, how the algorithms change, and how to get great organic and paid results (engagement and leads) from social media. If you can do this, you can definitely offer specialized social media services to businesses with limited marketing departments.

You don’t need to have a ton of tech skill to start – and there are a lot of free resources on the web to help you get started. Invest some time, grow your gig, and then invest in more training. Rise, grow, repeat. Good luck!

~Here’s to Your Financial Health!