I received a message from Elizabeth Anderson via Facebook September 6, 2023. She is a Mail Carrier from Charlotte.
Elizabeth Anderson’s company is going bankrupt due to lack of customers. She is looking for advice on how to find part-time work in Charlotte as well as how to earn extra income online.
In the article below, I want to share 27 ways to find part-time jobs and make money in Charlotte city.
1. Rideshare Driver:
Driving for rideshare services like Uber and Lyft is another popular side hustle in Charlotte. You use your own car to drive passengers around town.
– Flexible schedule to drive when you want.
– Average $15-26/hour after expenses.
– Get paid instantly after each ride.
– Earn money by driving around town.
– Cash out earnings daily.
– Dealing with traffic and passengers.
– Paying for gas and car maintenance.
– Need a newer, 4-door car to qualify.
Being a rideshare driver allows you to make money in your free time. But like food delivery, you need to consider the wear and tear on your vehicle. Make sure the pay is worth it after expenses.
2. Make money affiliate marketing:
Affiliate Marketing is also known as affiliate marketing. You will be provided with one product link per link. If a customer buys the product through that link, you will receive a commission.
My first niche site: home décor / since Aug 2018. You can search for affiliate programs from Charlotte market or from Amazon, Etsy, Clickbank… My income last month: $3,306.44 as below (exinclude other affiliate networks).
Steps to make money by affiliate marketing as my experience:
– Choose a profitable niche
– Research and select high-converting affiliate products
– Build a professional website or blog
– Create valuable content that attracts and engages your target audience
– Drive targeted traffic to your website through SEO, social media, and paid advertising
– Implement effective email marketing campaigns to nurture leads and promote affiliate products
– Continuously optimize your strategies based on data analysis and feedback from your audience
Related post: 6 steps on how I make money from affiliate marketing
3. Make money blogging:
Blogging and vlogging allow you to earn money by sharing your passion. You can make money from ads, affiliate sales, and sponsorships.
My first blog is about career niche/since 2015. You choose topics for your blog such as hobbies, sights or guides about Charlotte City. My last income from career blog: $4,205.43 / Aug 2023 from Google adsense (exincluded other advertising networks, income).
– Turn your passion into profits
– Monetize with ads, affiliates, sponsors, and products
– Earn income passively over time
– Make your own hours and work schedule
– Residual income that builds over time
– Takes significant time to build traffic
– Must provide high-quality, consistent content
– Income takes time to grow
Blogging and vlogging can become profitable down the road. But you need dedication and patience. Treat it like a business and stick with it.
Related post: 7 steps on how I make money blogging
4. Paid Surveys:
Taking online surveys in your spare time is an easy way to pick up extra cash. There are many survey sites like Swagbucks that pay rewards and gift cards.
You will be paid $0.5 – $2.5 but if you have the know-how, you can make $10-$15 from Charlotte market .
– Take surveys whenever you have free time
– Get paid per survey, usually $.50-$5
– Redeem points for gift cards or cash
– Do surveys from your phone or laptop
– Build up points for gift cards quickly
– Low pay per survey
– Limited high-paying survey offers
– Must reach minimums to redeem rewards
Online surveys won’t make you rich. But they are an effortless way to earn extra rewards and gift cards over time.
Related post: How to make $7,500 per month from paid surveys
5. Forex/Crypto Trading:
Dive into the exciting world of forex or cryptocurrency trading. With proper knowledge and strategy, you can potentially profit from fluctuations in currency exchange rates or digital assets.
Forex/Crypto tips from Stanley Druckenmiller, an experienced crypto expert:
– Stay updated with market news and trends.
– Set clear financial goals and stick to them.
– Diversify your portfolio to minimize risk.
– Use stop-loss orders to protect your investments.
– Practice disciplined trading and avoid impulsive decisions.
– Utilize technical analysis tools for better decision-making.
– Keep emotions in check and avoid FOMO (fear of missing out).
– Choose a reliable and regulated broker for trading.
Related post: 10 steps to successful in crypto/forex trading
Freelance writing and editing is a lucrative remote work opportunity. There is high demand for quality content and editing help online.
I did a special interview Tasha Whitman for our Charlotte community, sub: #freelance career, she has served 7500+ clients on Upworks, here are some of her freelance experiences:
– Make money working from home
– Find clients through job boards and networking
– Average $25-50/hour based on experience
– Set your own rates and hours
– Lots of variety in the work
– Can take time to build steady clientele
– Need excellent writing and editing skills
– Work isn’t always steady or guaranteed
If you are a skilled writer or editor, freelancing can be very profitable. But it takes effort to find quality clients and deliver great work consistently.
Related post: 9 steps to success in freelancing
Create engaging videos on YouTube and monetize them through ads, sponsorships, merchandise sales, or crowdfunding from loyal subscribers.
I had a special interview Michelle Griffiths for our Charlotte community, she is my client, she has a channel about her favorite dogs, with 900,000+ subs and 2.4 million views per month.
Tips from Michelle Griffiths:
– Define your niche and target audience.
– Create high-quality and engaging content.
– Optimize your video titles, descriptions, and tags for SEO.
– Consistently upload new videos to keep your audience engaged.
– Promote your channel through social media and collaborations.
– Interact with your viewers by responding to comments and messages.
Related post: 7 steps to build a successful YouTube channel
8. Amazon/Etsy Store:
Starting an online store allows you to sell products globally. With platforms like Shopify, starting an ecommerce business is easier than ever.
I had a special interview Jessica Lee on August 25, 2023 for our Charlotte community, she is my client, she opened a handmade shop on Etsy with over $700,000 in sales per year.
– Make money selling your own products
– Sell handmade crafts, printables, apparel and more
– Start your store with Shopify for $29/month
– Work for yourself on your schedule
– Unlimited global sales potential 24/7
– Requires significant time investment
– Need money for startup costs
– Risks involved like any new business
While starting any business involves risks, ecommerce provides the opportunity to turn a passion into profits with minimal startup costs.
Related post: 7 steps to create a successful Etsy/Amazon Store
Start an e-commerce business without inventory management by partnering with suppliers who ship products directly to customers. Focus on marketing and customer service to drive sales and earn profits.
In this section, I want to share the experience of Peter Tran, a dropshipper from Vietnam for our Charlotte community, also my friend, he opened a sales website on Shopify and specializes in selling handicrafts from Vietnam to US, $900,000 in sales in the past 12 months
Dropshipping tips from Peter Tran:
– Find a profitable niche with high demand and low competition.
– Research and select reliable suppliers with quality products.
– Build an attractive and user-friendly online store.
– Optimize your product listings with compelling descriptions and high-quality images.
– Implement effective marketing strategies to drive traffic to your store.
– Provide excellent customer service to build trust and loyalty.
– Continuously analyze data and make necessary adjustments to improve profitability.
Other ways to make money in Charlotte:
10. Dog Walker:
Working with animals is a popular side hustle. You can offer dog walking or pet sitting services through sites like Rover.
– Create a profile and apply for gigs on Rover
– Set your own rates and availability
– Home visits or overnight house sitting
– Great for animal lovers
– Get exercise walking dogs
– Work flexible hours
– Need transportation
– Pet care can be tiring
– Managing different pets and owners
Dog walking and pet sitting allow you to earn money caring for furry friends. But it requires reliability and scheduling coordination.
Caring for children is rewarding. Parents in Charlotte hire babysitters and nannies regularly through sites like Care.com.
– Create a profile showcasing your skills
– Apply for jobs that fit your schedule
– Set hourly rates based on experience
– Make money caring for children
– Flexible gig or part-time work
– Higher pay for nanny jobs
– Need childcare experience
– Work hours dependent on parents’ needs
– Can be tiring keeping up with kids
Babysitting is perfect for those who enjoy childcare. Just know the hours may be irregular. But you can earn well if you land a steady nanny gig.
12. Delivery Driver:
With the rise of food delivery apps and e-commerce platforms, becoming a delivery driver can be a profitable venture. You can work on your own schedule and deliver goods locally or even nationally.
13. Create an Ebook:
If you have expertise in a particular field or possess exceptional writiing skills, consider creating an ebook. Self-publishiing platforms like Amazon Kindle allow you to sell your work directly to readers worldwide.
14. Create an Online Course:
Share your knowledge and skills by creating an online course. Platforms like Udemy and Teachable provide the tools necessary for you to create and sell courses on various subjects.
15. Domain Trader:
Invest in domain names that have potential value and resell them at a higher price later on. This requires research, strategic thinking, and understanding market trends.
16. Website Trader:
Buy existing websites with potential or create new ones from scratch, optimize them for search engines, generate traffic, and then sell them at a profit.
17. Part-Time Photographer:
If photography is your passion, monetize it by offering your services as a part-time photographer for events such as weddings, parties, or corporate gatherings.
18. Captcha Solver:
Some websites pay individuals to solve captchas, which are used to verify human users. This can be a simple and quick way to make money online.
19. Online Graphic Design:
If you have a knack for design, offer your services as an online graphic designer. Create logos, social media graphics, or website designs for clients around the world.
20. Virtual Assistant:
Virtual assisting consists of providing administrative, technical, or marketing services remotely. This is location-independent contract work you can do from home.
– Find clients through job boards and LinkedIn
– Set your own rates per hour or project
– Flexible schedule working online
– Make money without commuting
– Choose your own hours
– Gain experience providing business support
– Pay can be inconsistent
– Need strong communication skills
– Must be disciplined working from home
If you have great organizational and computer skills, virtual assisting is a profitable remote work option with flexible hours.
21. Social Media Manager:
Help businesses enhance their online presence by managing their social media accounts. Create engaging content, interact with followers, and grow their following.
22. Online Tutor:
Share your knowledge and expertise by offering online tutoring services. Whether it’s academic subjects or specialized skills like playing an instrument or speaking a foreign language, there is always demand for quality tutoring.
23. Voiceover Artist:
If you have a pleasant voice and good pronunciation skills, consider becoming a voiceover artist. You can lend your voice to commercials, audiobooks, animations, and more.
24. Local Travel Agent:
Help travelers plan their trips by becoming a local travel agent specializing in specific destinations or types of travel experiences.
25. Gardening service.
26: House sitting.
27. Freelance Writer:
Utilize your writing skills by becoming a freelance writer for blogs, websites, or publiications that require high-quality content on various topics.