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The 3 Most Lucrative Laptop Side Hustles

Hustle culture has it all wrong.

They say you need to non-stop grind, network, and nitpick to (maybe) make it to the top. That’s not true. I’m here to tell you that successful side hustles aren’t the end all be all for your social life.

You can make it work.

All it takes is some proper planning and decent execution. The best part? You can do it all from your laptop.

The comfort of your home.

Or wherever life takes you! You want to be the person people look at and say, “Wow. They must have it made.” If that’s what you’re after, keep reading.

I have 3 super successful side hustles I’d like to share.

Anyone can build them. Anyone can operate them. All you need is a little creativity and some good ol’ inspiration (which you have an ample supply of).

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s to come:

  • Newsletters

  • Affiliate Marketing

  • House Hunting

The following words may change your perspective on money, work, and life. But don’t worry, change is good! Let’s get into it.

Start a Newsletter

In 2022, there are more newsletters than ever.

But most people are doing them wrong. Before I tell you why let’s define what a newsletter actually is and what it could be. It’s a broad spectrum.

Typically, people think of a newsletter like an article (or blog post).

While that may be true, it’s much deeper than that. A newsletter can be anything from a weekly love letter to a daily motivation boost. It’s delivered by mail and should be jam-packed with value.

Let me ask. Do you specialize in something? Do you have a skill you can teach?

There are plenty of people looking to learn. A newsletter can become one of the most lucrative laptop empires ever built. Here’s how to do well:

  1. Go to a newsletter platform (there are tons);

  2. Write 5 posts teaching something you know (that others don’t);

  3. Schedule 1 per week on the same day (and time); and

  4. Charge $10 per month.

What will happen?

In no time, you’ll have a small following of fans that provide you with recurring revenue. Most people can spare $10 per month. You only need to convince a few out of 8 billion people.

The odds are in your favor. (100 subscribers x $10/mo = $1000/mo).

That’s what I call a successful side hustle!

Become an Affiliate

Are you afraid to create on your own?

Maybe you don’t think you can sustain a weekly newsletter. Maybe being a creator just isn’t for you. That’s okay!

I have a perfect workaround.

A pretty profitable one too. Here’s the gist. You can sell things for other people and earn a commission.

How cool is that?

They already did the work for you! All you need to do is find a buyer. Luckily, the world is full of them!

Here’s how it’ll look if you become an affiliate marketer.

Let’s say you are selling a course that is listed for $1,000. That’s pretty typical for high-level courses that drive decent value to the students. For the purpose of this example, we will say that your commission is 50%.

To make $1,000 a month, you will only need to sell 2 courses. TWO. That’s 1+1.

See how simple this is? Truly anyone can start a successful side hustle. And for a lot of people, this is one of them.

Hunt for Houses

The Real estate market is massive.

I’m talking huge! People are always looking for deals and there are endless amounts of services to help buyers and investors. BUT, you can do it too.

Using just your laptop and a solid internet connection, you can source deals. You can find hidden gems. But you aren’t going to get your hands dirty.

That’s too much work.

For us side hustlers, we want fast, easy turnover. After all, you have a main hustle to worry about! There’s no time to take the deals you find.

But you know what there is time for?

Earning a hefty profit on house hunting. You’re gonna give away the deal. To someone who does want to get their hands dirty.

This can get super crazy, super fast. You can even automate the entire process. Think about this:

What if you went on an online real estate marketplace and scraped for emails? What if you took those emails and sent great deals to each address? What if you automated the entire process with a cheap or better yet, free software tool.

If you start to get creative with these side-hustles, they can seriously change your life.

Here’s what you do:

Spend 2 hours a week looking for deals. Find 10 email addresses of home buyers. Start sending deals for a check in return.


Final Thoughts

The notion that side-hustles aren’t worth it needs to go.

Too many people start a side hustle and it becomes their main hustle. It’s not set up properly from the beginning, so it makes the middle and end almost impossible.

Here’s a good mantra:

The 5-9 shouldn’t mess with the 9-5. Remember, it’s a side hustle, not a main hustle.

Your laptop is a lucrative opportunity. If you follow the steps detailed above, you can alter the course of your life. Financial education is the key to monetary success.

Start small and work from there. It doesn’t have to be complicated! The best path is the one that works best for you.

Call it a passion project.

That way, it comes easy and you’ll do what you love. Your wallet will thank you.

Good luck!

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