GIVEN how expensive everything has become, it might be a good idea to find something that will earn you a little extra income.
The latest data shows that the inflation rate increased by 8.5% for the twelve months ending in July.
As a result, many might turn to side hustles and look for ways to make some extra cash.
Since the pandemic, remote work has become the norm.
One of them can be done by Amazon, as shown by TikToker Farida Boyoumi in a recent video.
She’s an e-commerce expert who often shares her tips on how to sell on Amazon.
What is it and how to do it
The side hustle is known as Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, which Farida says can earn you thousands of dollars a month.
Launched by the company in 2007, it allows sellers to self-publish a book online for readers to buy.
Readers can either download or purchase a paperback.
Also, Farida said you can “publish books with low content or no content” like reviews.
But the best part is that you don’t need to print any labels or ship anything to the customer, according to Farida.
Amazon uses print-on-demand technology that sends copies directly to the reader.
One thing to keep in mind is that there will be start-up costs, which will be under $20, Farida said.
To get started, you’ll want to head over to the KDP Book Bolt software website.
There, you’ll want to take a look at the top-selling products, according to Farida.
Once you get the hang of it, you can use Book Bolt’s design tool to create your own.
Also, the tool has defined templates that you can use.
Once done, you need to upload your files to Amazon’s KDP page and list the product.
For each sale, Amazon will pay you royalties.
For paperbacks, this represents 60% of the list price, according to Amazon.
According ZonGurua website full of Amazon sellers, you can make $150 a month doing this on the low end – but up to $20,000 on the high end.
Other side hustles
Plus, there are plenty of other ways to earn extra income – and these won’t take a lot of time.
In fact, one with a Walmart side made over $220 just by investing four hours a week.
The job is known as Spark Driver, which allows people to earn money by buying for customers and delivering their items.
Another easy side hustle can earn you $200 an hour just by testing online tools.
technology professional Nik Pollina also noted that there are a variety of different tools to sign up for that will give you money to test items.
This includes the following websites:
- User Zoom
- testing time
- Validate my
Tests can last anywhere from five to 30 minutes.
Plus, financial expert John Liang revealed that you can earn $50 an hour and get free stuff by doing mystery shopping.
Gigs can range from fast food taste tests to designer shopping sprees.
For more related news, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 money-making side businesses for 2022.
And we spoke to a marketing expert who revealed how he made an extra $6,000 a month without spending time on it.