12 Easy Digital Marketing Side Hustles of 2024

12 Easy Digital Marketing Side Hustles of 2024

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Let's say you have some online marketing skills under you're belt.

But you're looking to generate side income from home -- potentially through a side business, or some gig work (part time).

Here are my favorite 12 unique, untapped digital marketing side hustles you should look into:

1) Dropservicing

With this method, you're selling digital services that you outsource to freelancers or agencies. You act as the middleman between the client needing services, like graphic design or content writing, and the service providers. You upcharge a profit margin over the cost paid to the actual service providers, which earns you a sweet a profit. You can offer a wide range of services, without needing to be an expert in any specific skill.

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2) Rank and Rent Local SEO

Rank and rent local SEO is a strategy where you create a website, optimize it to rank high in search engine results for local keywords, and then "rent out" the customers (leads) to local businesses. This approach is valuable because it drives targeted leads to the businesses that pay you for each lead. The key is to choose niches with high-enough demand and low competition to maximize your earnings.

3) Faceless YouTube Channel

This one's great for introverts – since you're producing videos that don't require revealing your identity or on-screen presence. You might create:

  • Tutorials
  • Animations
  • Narrations over stock footage
  • AI generated slideshow images

Many digital marketers like this one, because it keeps your privacy while allowing you to generate income through ad revenue, sponsorships, and affiliate marketing. Success depends on choosing the right niches and consistently producing high-quality content.

4) Fractional CMO

A fractional Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) serves as a part-time "head of marketing" for several small or mid-sized companies – who often cannot afford a full-time CMO.

As a fractional CMO, your job is to provide strategic marketing guidance, plan marketing efforts, and sometimes work with a small marketing team. If you already have significant marketing experience and you're looking to leverage expertise across multiple businesses, you can often make between $60-300/hour.

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5) Digital Marketing Consultant

With this gig, your job is basically to review a company's online marketing strategies and suggest ways to make them better. You peek into their data, help them with new marketing trends, consult on their campaigns, and sometimes help them use digital tools to boost their online marketing.

It’s not enough to just know a bit about SEO or how to post on social media. You really need a solid understanding of SEO, content marketing, social media , email marketing, and how to analyze data. You're providing specific, tactical advice that directly boosts performance. Essentially, you’re using your skills to help a less-skilled company get a better ROI on their marketing.

6) Email Copywriting

With email copywriting, you only focus on compelling promotional and informational content for email campaigns (you don't have to design emails, or manage the account). You're tracked on opens and clicks, in order to drive conversions.

It requires a good grasp of persuasive writing and segmentation strategies to tailor content for different audiences. This digital marketing side hustle can be applied for almost any company sending emails to their customers – across all industries and niches.

7) Trend Hopping

Trend hopping involves capitalizing on new marketing and/or consumer trends, right as they become mainstream. You'll typically monitor keyword search volumes, use spy tools and pay attention on social media.

Maybe you see a new type of supplement trending fast. Maybe it's a new type of skill that companies want a freelancer for. The list goes on.

The key to success in this hustle is staying ahead of the curve, being adaptable, and always being ready to pounce on a new trend once it arrives.

8) Google Ads & PPC Management

Unlike social media marketing, Google Ads and PPC advertising can sometimes be considered "easier" -- due to the inbound nature of Google/PPC ads. In other words, you're scooping up demand, instead of trying to sell customers on something new. Conversion rates are typically higher.

Plus, you don't have to deal with the image/video creative part of the ad. With Google/PPC, you're often dealing with text, and sometimes 1 image.

Skilled PPC managers need to use keyword research, ad copywriting, and analytics to refine campaigns and improve results continuously. It's less energy-intensive, and more "sit back, read the data and make a small number of decisions" type of role.

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9) Digital Info Products/Courses

If you have a ton of knowledge about something... why not package that into an ebook, a video tutorial, or even a full-blown online course? This side hustle is all about finding a niche you're an expert in where people are actually looking to learn.

You'll need to be pretty good at creating content that hooks and educates, and a little tech-savvy to get your digital goods out there on the web. If you can market your stuff well, there's serious cash in teaching others online.

10) AI Content Distribution

Create 1 piece of content, and post across multiple places online (such as YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, etc).

This can be incredibly efficient, because you create 1 piece of content that helps you grow & drive traffic from multiple platforms.

For example -- maybe you create a social media post. Then use AI to expand it into an email. Then expand more into an SEO blog post. Then use a text-to-video AI to convert into a short form and long form video, This side hustle can work incredibly well for digital marketing.

11) Buy & Monetize Powerful Domains

Ever thought about the real estate... but for the internet? Buying and monetizing domains is kind of like that. You snag domain names that have potential commercial appeal, then either build them into something profitable or flip them for a profit.

You need:

  • A good eye for trends and keywords
  • A bit of SEO knowledge
  • Maybe some basic website building skills (or just hire a freelancer)

Whether it's affiliate marketing, ads, or selling the domains, there’s money to be made if you play your cards right.

12) TikTok Affiliate Marketing

TikTok can be a goldmine for affiliate marketers. If you can create videos with a good hook and smoothly plug products, you could earn commissions on any sales made through your links. But here’s the catch: you need to really get your audience.

The magic happens when you're subtle enough not to disrupt the entertainment but persuasive enough to get those clicks. Plus, having a solid follower count definitely helps.

Want the strategy for these side hustles?

We'll be releasing free guides / hacks / tutorials on all of them soon. Submit your email here: