9 top-paying side hustles in the U.S. that can be done from home 2023
More and more Americans are turning to side hustles to increase their savings and financial security. So which side hustles pay well and can be done from home?
CNBC Business reports on a 28-year-old woman who earns more than $200,000 a year from her side hustle. The woman creates paintings with crayons and markers, working with companies such as Target, Disney and the Los Angeles Lakers. She makes original artwork and prints her designs on everything from socks to laptop cases to sneakers.
During the day, she works remotely from home as a marketing manager; after hours, she begins working on artwork that brings in up to $267,000 a year.
According to a survey of 2,032 U.S. adults conducted by Zapier in May 2022, about 40 percent of Americans are dabbling in side hustles, up from one-third (34 percent) in 2020.
While working a second job may seem stressful or time-consuming, Zapier found that Americans spend an average of 13.4 hours a week on their side hustle – and 44 percent spend less than 10 hours a week doing additional work.
The rise of remote work over the past two years or so has also created more opportunities for people to find flexible, high-paying side hustles from home.
To help people interested in side hustling find the best remote side hustle opportunities, FlexJobs has identified 25 side hustles that can be done from home and are in demand in the job market, based on thousands of listings in its own database.
Based on salary data from FlexJobs and Payscale, here are the top 9 highest paying and most in-demand jobs that can be done from home as a side hustle reference.
Course writing (Curriculum writer): $30 per hour
Project manager (Project manager): $27 per hour
Administrative assistant (Executive assistant): $22 per hour
Copy editor: $20 per hour
Editor (Editor): $20 per hour
Interpreter: $20 per hour
Health coach: $20 per hour
Online ESL teacher: $20 per hour
Writer: $20 per hour