I quit my job as a mechanic and can now make $25,000 a month from my side hustle just answering questions
AN ex-mechanic has revealed he made $25,000 in just one month from his side hustle of just answering questions.
Randall Gibbons, 76, signed up as an expert on the website JustAnswer in 2009 and used to reply to questions from motorists during his lunch break.
He is paid $20 per question and answers around 300 a week.
Gibbons made $25,000 in July 2021 and earned more than $115,000 in total last year.
And, he’s made a whopping $100,000 already this year.
Gibbons was stunned by his earnings, saying: “If somebody had told me I was gonna make that kind of money on here, I’d say, ‘You’re nuts’.”
The retired mechanic revealed he spends around 50 hours per week answering questions online.
Gibbons has been passionate about machines for decades and started fixing motorcycles at just 14 years old.
He became a repairman after finding a job ad in the local newspaper in 1993 and worked in an RV shop for decades.
Gibbons first came across JustAnswer when a customer brought in their Buick Riviera car that needed repairing.
One of Gibbons’ colleagues, who was elements of how to fix the vehicle, mentioned the website which he had used for motorist advice in the past.
Gibbons told CNBC that his co-worker had paid $35 for a question about their Chevrolet and got a response within 15 minutes.
Experts that use JustAnswer tend to earn between $2,000 and $7,000 a month, according to its website.
Gibbons revealed that answering questions is an attractive extra earner for those who don’t want to commit to working a specific number of hours a week.
Experts can choose what questions they answer and how long they spend on the site.
Influencers have revealed how they are raking in extra cash from their online side hustles.
A TikToker, known as Morgan, has claimed she made $12,000 in just three months as an affiliate marketer.
Affiliate marketing can be an attractive career to pursue because there are low costs and low risks attached.
You promote businesses’ products in return for a commission, according to AhRefs.
Experts have said all you need to do is create a website and the business is easy to upscale.
Entrepreneur Andrea De La Flor claims she earns up to $5,000 a week thanks to her career as an affiliate marketer.
Thrifty entrepreneur Gabby Beckford decided to quit her job as an engineer in 2020 when she was 24 and launched the travel blog Packs Light.
She launched the site just a week before the Covid-19 pandemic hit and offers tips for youngsters and women who want to travel alone.
But, she vowed it was the “best decision” that she has made.
Beckford, now 26, said she doesn’t allow herself to get down when someone questions her decision to change jobs.