AI will probably take your job eventually – it doesn't matter if you're a truck driver, cashier, or even a doctor.
So instead of complaining and fighting the inevitable, I'll show you a way to make money with AI. This way, you're the middleman between AI and businesses.
And being a middleman can be quite profitable – just take a look at Uber and Airbnb.
Maybe you're wondering if you can make money with AI.
Don't worry; you don't need to understand how it works or program it (I for sure don't).
You have to be able to use it (which is surprisingly easy).
The Side Hustle with AI Method
I'll show you how you can create a solid side hustle with AI and a small investment in this short tutorial.
Here's what we're going to do:
Almost every reputable business has a website, and more often than not, they have a blog. Many companies invest a lot in Content Marketing, but 99% of them are missing the audio element.
We're going to help them with this.
→ We'll be offering professional voice-overs for their articles and blog post.
And instead of investing thousands in a nice setup, HQ microphone, and sound optimizing software, we're going to use an easy tool.
(You don't even need a “nice” voice because the tool will give you a wide variety of options, haha)
Here's why this offer is so juicy for business: Voice is booming. A quick google search will back this fact up.
Plus, it will probably increase time on site and make their site more accessible – stuff every publisher should want.
But … Voice-overs are costly.
That's where we come in:
We're undercutting the “normal” price because we have AI on our side and can produce results way faster.
Yes, I know, undercutting your competition isn't a good idea because it kills your profit normally – but we're not competing here. We've created a playing field where we make the rules.
Next, I'll tell you what tool we're going to use and how to get customers.
I tested numerous tools on the market, and a lot of them are garbage: robot voices, shitty customization, and expensive.
Not a good mix if you want easy fulfillment and a lean side hustle.
To save you time, I'll just tell you what tool to use: Play.ht
You can sign up free and play around with it for a bit; the small plan starts at $19 per month.
This should be enough to get your first customers, and then you can upgrade if needed.
After signing up, I recommend you to check out their YouTube channel or blog. They'll explain to you how to get the best results with the app.
You'll be surprised how easy it is.
Okay, after you “mastered” the voice-over, it's time for the next step:
How to get clients
This is, in my opinion, the best part of this whole method: You can choose the niche you want to work in – a niche you're passionate about works best.
Let's say you're a big fan of woodworking. And as you probably know, there are plenty of blogs with a focus on woodworking.
Alternatively, you just do a quick google search, “best woodworking blogs.” Now you should have a list of a dozen websites and blogs – perfect.
Okay, now check if they already offer an audio version of their content. Chances are that they don't.
A perfect target. Copy the URL and put it in a spreadsheet.
Try to find around 25 blogs and websites you could see yourself freelancing for.
After you're done, it's time for the first contact.
Instead of simply asking, “Hey, do you want voice-overs for your content?” make them an unrefusable offer.
In your first email to them, follow this structure:
Hey (Name of Owner/Writer/…), short question
I just read the article (name of article they wrote, and you liked), especially the part about (something specific in the article) that surprised me / I didn't know about.
One thing, … I noticed you don't have an audio version of your articles, so I just made one for this article. Do you want me to send it over?
Just let me know!
Thank you and all the best
And that's it (please get a professional email adress, lol).
The important thing is to not just blindly copy and spam every blog in the niche, but to take your time, read a few articles, and create a personal first message.
After they email you back and ask for the audio version of their article, you'll create it quickly in Play.ht and send it over.
The close (where you make money)
You obviously don't just send the audio file and be done with it. You'll ask them if they want more audio versions of their content (ask them if they want to have a short phone call).
If you did an okay job, you'll get a “Yes. What's the price?” a lot.
Name a fair number (depending on the niche and how long it takes you to do one article).
Initially, I'd recommend you to ask for $10-$25 per 1000 words. You can up your price later, but it's more important to get a few happy customers in the beginning.
Their reviews will make getting new customers (for a better price) way easier.
After a few hours of training, you can bang out a few solid voice-overs in a day.
To give you a little motivation: Let's say you're doing two 1000-word articles and a longer article with 2500 words in a day.
At our lowest rate of $10 per 1000 words, we made approx. $45 with around one to three hours of work.
And that's why it's one of the best side hustles right now:
- It's easy to do
- You choose what niche you work for
- It's something countless businesses need
- You decide how much you make (up your rates, get more clients, or both)
That's it. Now you got all you need to make a decent income on the side, which even could turn into a real business later.
Let me know what you think, and please share your successes with me!