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Photo: Viktoriia Hnatiuk (Shutterstock) In our capitalist society, there’s constant pressure to turn every free moment into a money-making opportunity. But I’m not here to dwell on capitalism. I’m here to talk about the popularity of side hustles, and all the ways you can get in on the action. In addition to my role as a staff writer at Lifehacker, I can usually depend on a few extra hundred dollars every year from one-off gigs like humor writing, voice-over work, and copy editing. What’s notable is how I can do all these odd jobs from the same work desk (OK, you caught me: work bed). According to Side Hustle Nation , the most popular ways to make money on the side are often all done online—a fact that only became increasingly true over the pandemic. In fact, a study from popular freelance job platform Upwork found that during the pandemic, 12% of the U.S. workforce tried freelancing for the first time. However, it’s difficult to gauge how much extra income you can actually earn from a side hustle, since payment varies wildly depending on your expertise, location, and amount of time you have. Below we’ll go through some of the most popular types of side hustles to kickstart or supplement your income. Note: All the average hourly pay estimates come from Payscale ; you can read more about how they crowdsource and validate salary data here . Online part-time gigs Examples: Virtual assistant, customer service representative, online tutor. What […]