Virtual Assistant

Digital nomads and side hustlers all over the world start out as a virtual assistant (aka VA). VAs dont have to ever meet their clients in order to make moneythey just do all of the tasks that the client is too busy to do themselves. In the real estate field, being a virtual assistant may include:

Managing appointments
Sending emails to clients
Writing and sending personal newsletters
Updating mailing lists
Maintaining property listings
Its not the most glamorous job, but it will give you a taste of what its like to work in the real estate field.

Content Creator/Real Estate Blogger

It is possible to make money writing a blog. One option is writing for an existing blog that pays writers. Another option is to start your own blog.

If you start your own blog, you?ll need to invest more time and effort in the beginning to generate readership and eventually make passive income. If youre passionate about real estate, writing, and making an income on the side, it could be a great investment.

Airbnb Management

Granted, Airbnbs have been put on pause for the last couple of months. But as cities continue to open back up and travel resumes, the popularity of short-term rentals will rise again.
And you dont have to own a property to make money off Airbnb. All you need is a property owner with some rooms to fill.
Not all property owners have the time to manage guests coming in and out of their rental every other day?even if it could potentially mean more money in their pocket. Thats where the Airbnb manager comes in.

Heres how it works. You approach a property owner who is looking for tenants. You tell them that you?ll pay rent as an Airbnb manager. Throughout the month, you clean the property, welcome guests, pay the right insurance payments, and rake in the cash.

This is a great side hustle for someone who isnt willing (or doesnt have the funds) to make a down payment on a property.

Wholesaling (Bird-Dogging)

There are plenty of ways to earn money in real estate without buying any property. In fact, you dont even need a lot of cash to start a side hustle. Wholesaling is one of the least expensive ways to get into the real estate industry?you just need the skills and network to get started.

Heres how it works. Wholesalers essentially act as a middleman and make some commission for their efforts. They connect sellers who need to get out of their place fast with buyers who want a good deal on a property. The wholesaler walks away a few thousands dollars richer?all for knowing how to make connections and make things happen.

Part-Time Real Estate Agent

Not all real estate agents make this job their whole hustle. A few showings on the weekend could be the key to that extra cash you need for a luxury vacation or a down payment. Plus, there’s no better way to get to know your local market than to become an agent.

Of course, you will need to put in a bit of time, effort, and money to make this side hustle work. Fortunately, its a career that will always catch you if you need some extra cash.

Referral Fees

If you have a real estate license, you have more opportunities to earn money from side hustles. One of these opportunities is making referral fees. Like wholesaling, you have to have a good network and eye for opportunity to make this work.

Lets say you have a client who is looking to move to a new city or state. You arent licensed to help them find their dream house in that particular market. Luckily, you know just the agent who is. In exchange for your referral, you get a cut of the agents commission.

House Flipper

Like real estate agents, house flippers can make this hustle a lifestyle. If you have access to the right contractors, however, you can make this a hands-off project that still rakes in money. Knowledge of the market and an eye for the latest design trends will also help you out here.

Weve all seen house-flipping shows on HGTV, but just because youve seen a surprise cost doesnt mean youre fully prepared. Make sure to team up with experts in construction, real estate agents, and legal services providers to help you make the best decisions on flipping.


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