PUZZLES have become part of a lucrative side hustle that can allegedly earn you as much as $16,000 a month.
More and more people are turning to side hustles as a way to make ends meet.
Ideally, a side hustle should be a gig that offers you decent pay with a minimum amount of work.
For this reason, jobs that offer passive income are the most coveted by side hustlers.
On TikTok, Taylor Couch offers advice on how to lock down one of these passive income roles.
On her account, BuildWealthFromHome2, she recently shared a TikTok about an opportunity to earn passive income through selling digital word puzzles.
Taylor began the TikTok by showing viewers an Amazon listing for a word puzzle that’s sold at least 4,200 based on the number of reviews.
She then showed the estimated revenue on the single listing, which was $16,276 in a month.
She suggests heading to the website PuzzleWiz to get a simple word puzzle generated for you that you can then sell on Amazon or Etsy as a digital download.
Although Taylor didn’t mention it, a commenter pointed out there is a $19.99 monthly membership fee for the puzzle-making site.
In her TikTok, Taylor suggests selling the word puzzles on a certain section of Amazon for people who have e-readers.
KDP stands for “Kindle Direct Publishing.” Authors of journals, puzzles, and other content can sell digital downloads of these for people who prefer using tablets like the Kindle.
Publishing on the site is free and there are no monthly fees.
Sue Irven and her husband Manny Irven started an Amazon KD account in June 2020, self-publishing “low-content books” with zero experience, she explained.
It has become their primary form of income, but the couple recommends others start it off as a side hustle first to gauge success.
They make $5,000 to $10,000 per month on average, and during their best month to date, they made $17,000 in profit.
Sales began to pick up during the first month with only ten designs.
“You design the item and list it, then Amazon sells, prints, and ships your products to the customer while you collect royalties from each sale,” Sue wrote.
“One of the best aspects of Amazon KDP is that you can put as little or as much time into it as you want; it can start as a part-time side hustle and turn into primary income.
“My husband and I started selling KDP and it now serves as our full-time income — neither of us has jobs outside of KDP, but we suggest people start out doing it as a side hustle.”
Similar side hustles
Digital downloads are extremely popular among side hustlers and their customers.
People have found tons of unique ways to make money using the method.
For example, since March 2020, Grete Somermaa has made over $100,000 generating about $3,000 per month.
The 30-year-old started her digital shop after having a baby and realizing she would rather stay at home.
However, she still needed income, so she started creating what’s called digital downloads on Etsy.
In an interview with website builder Tooltester, Grete shared some tips that can help you get started.
The first thing she shared was that starting a digital Etsy shop is faster, easier, and way cheaper than you may realize.
“It’s a very beginner-friendly way to start your online business. Everything is already done for you,” Grete told Tooltester.
“You don’t need to worry about web design, product delivery, etc. Plus, it’s only 20 cents to list a product and you pay any other fees when you make a sale,” she added.
Another bit of advice is to not procrastinate, just get your listings up.
The hustler said that it’s much better to have something finished than to wait until it’s absolutely perfect as you can change things later.
Grete also recommends getting comfortable with negative feedback as that is a major part of the business.
For those looking for other side hustles to make some extra money, here is how you can make $10,000 a month on Amazon.
There are even ways to make big money from thrifting old and used clothes and accessories.