10 EASY Ways to Start Making Money in 2021
I’ve been the kind of poor where you buy gas and diapers on a credit card because I couldn’t afford them. Back then, I wasn’t working a full-time job and my business wasn’t making a lot of money. So needless to say, I was HUSTLING in every way I could. Going from that to a multi-six-figure business means I KNOW how to get started making money. I’m telling you 10 EASY ways to start making money in 2021 so that you can hit $1,000 each week.
10 EASY Ways to Start Making Money in 2021 | $1,000/week!
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$1,000/week would have been LIFE-CHANGING for me at a certain point
When I had little babies and wasn’t working a full-time job, making $1,000 per week would have changed my life. And if you’re here, I’m betting that making $1,000 per week feels life-changing to you, too! Or maybe you’re trying to ditch that corporate job… I’ve got you, boo.
We’ll cover all of our bases and you can decide which of these methods works best for you!
1. Become a Virtual Assistant (VA)
A Virtual Assistant (VA) is someone who does admin-type tasks for someone else, virtually. Like an assistant, but virtual!
VA’s will work for online entrepreneurs (like me!) doing things like inbox management, customer service, sponsorship management, creating systems or processes in businesses… the list goes on!
If you have admin-type skills and learn softwares quickly, being a VA is a great pathway for you to make money. Most VA’s make anywhere between $15 and $50 per hour! People making the top end of that range are generally VA’s with specialized skills. For example, you could be a VA who specializes in sales page creation, copywriting, or tech.
2. Be A Video Editor
Becoming a video editor can make you some serious money!
People who look for video editors are likely looking for different skills. For example, a YouTube video editor would have a very different skill set than an editor for an advertising campaign.
If you have editing skills of ANY sort, you can market yourself as a video editor. And they make a pretty decent amount of money per hour. The range can be $50 to $200 per video, depending on the edits needed and video length.
3. Be a Graphic Designer
If you have graphic design skills, you can market yourself as a graphic designer and make a pretty penny! This is actually how I opened the door to start my business. I had taken a lot of design classes in college and knew the software, so I started marketing myself as a graphic designer.
The pay for a graphic designer is probably in-line with the pay for a VA or video editor. If you have those skills, market yourself on Fiverr or Upwork and get started! (Fiverr and Upwork are also great options for a video editor or VA.)
4. Affiliate Marketing
I’ve done a TON of videos about affiliate marketing, so if you want to learn more, definitely click here.
To put it concisely: if you have some type of platform to share what you love and make other people want to buy them, you can make some money!
HOWEVER, to get to that $1,000 per week mark, you’re going to need a solid strategy to get traffic to your affiliates and an audience to buy from you. And or, you’ll need to be an affiliate for higher priced items. But once you build the foundation, this is an easy way to start making money in 2021!
5. Online Courses
This is how I make the bulk of my money – and it’s usually far and above $1,000 per week. If you have some knowledge and can teach something that other people want to learn, online courses are a really easy way to start making money in 2021.
You’re going to need an audience behind you, yes. But probably not as big of an audience as you might expect. AND you can build the audience at the same time you’re building the course!
I have a fun new small offer to help you create your first course – so you can click here to check it out.
6. Digital Products
Digital products are something that people can buy, download, and immediately use. Think a digital planner, a template for ProCreate, a Goodnotes template, an e-book, or something similar.
You can create and sell digital products to make $1,000 per week! I think that digital products are actually a lot easier to sell without an audience because there are platforms like Etsy and Creative Market that can put your products in front of the right audience.
7. Start a YouTube Channel
People assume it will take so long for them to monetize their YouTube channel and make $1,000 per week from Google AdSense. And it probably will.
BUT the cool thing about YouTube is that you can incorporate other income streams! You can incorporate affiliate marketing or use it as a vehicle to sell your own digital products, or take on sponsorship deals.
If you are dedicated to YouTube, passionate about your content, and have the time and resources to do it, then starting a YouTube channel can be lucrative.
8. Become an Influencer
You can become an influencer on different platforms than YouTube! Instagram, Tik Tok, or even Facebook are great platforms to help you become an influencer.
An influencer makes money by gaining influence and an audience on some platform, and then using that platform to create sponsored content or focus on affiliate marketing.
If you’re on the pathway to becoming an influencer, then stick with it! It won’t be as challenging as you think. It will take you awhile to build out your foundation, but then they can be a really easy way to start making money in 2021.
9. Become a Coach or Consultant
A coach, or consultant, is someone who gives advice and helps people navigate a path in some way.
Becoming a coach or consultant is an easy way to start making money in 2021! To do this, you will need a skillset or some previous knowledge to tap into and charge money for your advice.
You could be a business coach, a consultant for a specific type of skill, or something else!
When I did consulting, I had packages priced at thousands of dollars, and hourly rates of more than $500. It would be really easy to make $1,000 per week as a consultant or coach if you have those skills!
10. Ads Specialist
If you have previous knowledge (or you can learn!) the skills needed to run Facebook ads, YouTube ads, Google ads, or another specific platform… you can make a LOT of money doing this!
Ad platforms tend to be complicated and people get frustrated with them. That means they’re willing to hire an ads specialist to make their lives easier. And if you know the platform like the back of your hand, it’s an easy way to start making money in 2021.
There are 10 easy ways to start making money in 2021! You’ll hit that $1,000 per week mark super fast (and maybe even more)!