Top 10 ONLINE Side Hustles for Dental Assistants

June 1, 2023

Most of the time a Dental Assistant will reach a cap on how much they are able to make hourly. This isn’t uncommon for most jobs, but especially Dental Assistants. Many are passionate about what they do and don’t care about the pay. If you are someone who is looking to make extra cash while not leaving your current job, or even having to leave the comfort of your couch, we got you! In this article we will dive into online side hustles you can easily pick up while working as a dental assistant whether it’s full time or part time.

Starting your own blog

What are your hobbies? What do you like to spend time doing or chatting about?

If you like to write, then this may be the side hustle for you. You are able to build a business you love to educate, entertain, or provide opinion based feedback. If this interests you, we have found an easy step by step guide by Scott Chow to get you started!

This guide will provide you with everything you’ll need to get started with blogging. If you remain consistent with this, it can become quite the lucrative side hustle.

Selling clothes, shoes, home goods, etc

If you love fashion, but find yourself only wearing items of clothing one or two times only to never see them again. Reselling is a great side hustle you can do from home! Like many, trends and your tastes in clothing or homewear can change over time. This can be a pretty easy way to earn extra income and profit from what you originally purchased. There are many secure sites out there for this like Poshmark, Depop, Grailed, Amazon store fronts, etc. This side hustle takes very little time to set up and actually get going. Here you will find how to set up a profile with one of these sites and get to selling right away.

Freelance work

You may have heard this term a time or two, but in case you haven't, freelance is a type of self employment. You essentially choose when and who you would like to work with. This means that since you have the freedom of choosing your own days and hours, it can be the perfect side hustle job opportunity. An example of one of these jobs could be a virtual assistant.

NerdWallet provides all of the details you need to see if this could be the right fit for you and your lifestyle.

Social media manager

If you’re someone that likes to spend time on social media platforms, then you can get paid for it too! Being on social media is how most businesses market themselves nowadays because it’s fairly inexpensive to what other marketing methods cost. With how much time we spend on social media daily, this is now turned into a job opportunity for some. For someone that likes to create and post content, the job itself is a great side hustle all from your phone. “Businesses will now hire social media managers to expand their online presence and brand awareness, increase sales and revenue, and attract business opportunities. Primarily, social media managers create content with heavy marketing strategies to attract potential customers and clients.” Says Jason Fell from the 8 best online side hustles.

Teach a language remotely

If you think about it, there are people all over the world that speak a different language than you do (whichever one you may speak primarily) and would like to learn the language you speak as a second language, third, sometimes even fourth. This side hustle can be a great way to make extra cash as you get paid by the hour for your services. A lot of things can be done online now, so teaching a student one on one is no different! You don’t need any teaching experience to join these sites, but most do require you to have a Bachelor’s degree. Once you’ve picked up a few regular clients and made a name for yourself, it will be easier to attain a consistent income for yourself.

Start a Youtube channel

This option leaves you with a lot of room to completely customize your content to what you want, like, and the audience you are targeting. Although this side hustle can take some time before you see the income, it’s definitely worth it since you are 100% in control. One idea can be a faceless channel. This means you create videos with voice overs, photos, clips of other things besides your face. So no need to worry if you’re camera shy. Be sure to publish your content on a consistent basis with a niche. The goal is to gain a following so you can be paid for views, brand deals, and sponsorships.


Turn a hobby into a business. You can easily sell the art you create online for extra income. You can gain a following this way as well and have people customize or request certain orders to fit what they are looking for. This side hustle again, allows you to be 100% creative on your own time and be passionate about a project you are working on. Many people sell handmade items or original artwork online, either through an independent online shop or through different selling sites.

Test Websites

Testing websites sounds a lot more technical than it really is. You aren’t required to have any technical background in order to do this job. Essentially, this role will have you testing different sites and seeing if there are any bugs or improvements to be made. You report back any errors or feedback and that’s it. You can work on your time without a strict schedule with certain hours, so you are able to make it work whenever you have free time.

Creating templates/layouts/digital wallpapers

As you can see this side hustle all has one thing in common, it’s completely digital and all for online use only. If you are artistic and like to create, this can create a fun side job for extra cash. Focus on the different prints you’d like to create for a specific audience. Are we wanting them to be templates for birthday E-invites? What kind of phone wallpapers can they access if you offer different themes? You can create a large variety of different templates, layouts, and digital wallpapers to sell to larger companies for use. Or you can sell them individually to whomever is looking to purchase them from you.

Online Surveys

That’s right, get paid to take surveys online! It’s pretty simple to do too. These companies will notify you if they have a survey that matches your profile. These are typically online market research polls for influential brands. It may not be as lucrative as the other side hustles mentioned above, but it’s still a good way to earn extra cash aside from being a Dental Assistant. Sometimes the day to day can get busy, and this option provides little effort.

All in all, whether you work part time, looking to make more money, need something remote, etc. We have you covered. Start by assessing your skills, consider the environment in which you would be working in, and find your niche or hobby that interests you. Your side hustle should be fun and not feel like a burden. Hopefully these 10 ideas will help you get started as a Dental Assistant looking for a side hustle.

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