5 Side Hustle Ideas for Extroverts
An extrovert is defined as an outgoing, overtly expressive person. Additionally, extroverts are known for getting a lot of their energy from being around other people. While extroversion isn’t a prerequisite for making money (introverts can make bank too), being outgoing can certainly help you earn more. Here are five side hustles for extroverts so they can take advantage of their outgoing personalities.
A brand ambassador is someone who represents a company or product, usually at an event of some kind.
Think of the last time you went to an event like a festival and you saw people decked out in a company’s branding and talking to people about a product. These guys can earn anywhere from $15 to $50 an hour to represent a brand at events.
Michelle Jackson of MichelleIsMoneyHungry.com has done brand ambassador work in her home state of Colorado, and she’s never taken on a gig for less than $18 an hour.
She suggests finding some sort of brand ambassador Facebook group for your state and getting to know the event organizers to increase your chances of getting good gigs. She also says you can look under the Gigs tab on Craigslist.
As for how to get paid, Jackson suggests asking about the pay cycle before you take on a gig. “Depending on the company you may be paid every two weeks or months later. I’ve always asked about the pay cycle to avoid getting paid months later,” she said.
Voice Over Actor
One of the strengths extroverts possess is the ability to be expressive. This makes voice over acting a perfect fit for side hustle ideas for extroverts.
Sure, you may be alone in a booth while you’re working, but an extrovert’s talent for expression will help them do the job right.
According to Voices.com, the average voice over job can pay between $250 and $300 with potential for residual earnings, although it really depends on the type of job and industry.
Carrie Olson found her way into voice acting after she had her first child in 2014. She wanted to make extra money and with a full-time job and a baby she had to find something flexible.
Since she already had some experience narrating courses as an e-learning developer, voice over acting was an easy fit. She signed up to work with a voice acting coach and within weeks she’d booked her first gig. Fast forward a few years and voice over acting has become her full-time gig.
Pub Trivia Host
If you’re a bar fly with a knack for trivia, you could land some side hustle gigs as a trivia night host at your favorite hangouts.
Sarah Soliman of Soliman Productions, Inc, hosted trivia nights in the Orlando area on the side of her day job as she was starting up her own production company.
“In the early stages of starting Soliman Productions, I needed extra cash and would use Craigslist as a search engine to look for gigs. I came across a company called Trivia Nation and inquired about opportunities,” she said.
Although she says the pay wasn’t much at $80 a show, she credits this experience for not only giving her extra cash when she needed it, but building a thriving business.
“The real benefit came from walking around the venue and speaking with people, handing out my own business cards and creating “regulars” week after week that I built relationships with” she added.
Tutoring is a great side hustle idea for extroverts because extroverts are naturally good with people. Tutoring can also be a pretty lucrative side hustle depending on the subject matter and who is paying.
Nick True of MappedOutMoney.com started tutoring in college as a way to make extra money while he was in school. It was an easy for him to make extra money in the five to 15 hours he had available each week.
“Through the university I could make between $8-$10 an hour depending on the subject. When I did ACT prep for high schoolers on my own I would charge $15 an hour,” he said.
True noted how your ability to earn more increases when parents are paying versus when the students are paying. Your schedule may also change depending on testing seasons. Either way, he aimed for earning an extra $100 a week and did so easily.
Rent-a-friend is exactly what it sounds like – it’s a service where people can rent friends. The idea is for people to make new connections and find platonic relationships. People rent friends for anything from being a wingman/wingwoman to workout partners.
Since extroverts love people, this is a no-brainer in terms of side hustle ideas for extroverts.
Jackie Lam of Cheapsters.org tried Rent-A-Friend as a means of making extra money when a friend told her about the service. The intitial sign-up took 20 to 30 minutes and she had a gig within a week.
When asked about how much money one could make, Lam noted how you set your own rates which start at $10 an hour. “I charged $40 an hour for a three-hour excursion to the IMAX, Science Museum, and a lunch,” she said.
Although Lam decided it ultimately wasn’t for her, she did note it’s an easy way to make money for people who are naturally outgoing and want to meet new people.
This is just the tip of the ice berg in terms of side hustle ideas for extroverts. In the gig economy, there is no shortage of ways for extroverts to make some money – whether it’s hosting trivia nights or being paid to be a friend.
Have you tried any of these side hustle ideas for extroverts?