Little known ‘timestamper’ side hustle can earn you $5,000 a month thanks to the ‘pluck’

THIS side hustle can make up to $5,000 a month just for watching YouTube videos.

It’s called being a timestamper and while it’s time-consuming, it can be extremely profitable.

Timestamping can be done across multiple social media platforms


Timestamping can be done across multiple social media platformsCredit: ryan.magin

Ex-professional BMX racer turned content creator, Ryan Magin, shared this side hustle on his TikTok page.

Ryan, who goes by ryan.magin on TikTok, has tons of videos like this one where he explains how to start profitable side hustles.

He’s also known for interviewing other successful entrepreneurs and sharing their experiences with his nearly 172,000 followers.

However, this time it’s all about timestamping.

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A timestamper watches all media like podcasts or YouTube videos and looks for the one to two-minute clips that can be turned into TikTok videos.

You then “pluck and clip” the most viral-worthy moments and put those on social media.

The goal is to get millions of views and go viral on social media platforms. 

“I know how valuable this job is because I employ somebody and I pay him close to $5,000 a month to do this for me and my team,” Ryan said.

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How to score the job

Ryan used famous YouTuber and podcaster Logan Paul as an example.

You want to make a TikTok account and then watch all of Logan’s new content.

Start taking the most viral moments from what you watch and organize them.

You then want to post and try to get one of them to go viral, this means at least 1million views.

“You don’t have to subtitle them. You don’t have to do fancy edits. You’re just trying to get one of the clips to hit,” Ryan said.

This is so important because once one goes viral, this is now proof that you can take to Logan Paul’s team or someone else in the media to ask for a job.

Ryan suggests emailing someone from the person’s team, you can typically find management on that person’s website, and asking if you could provide about 30 clips a month for them.

Make sure to add in the fact that yours got 1million views as Ryan said on TikTok that if you have the proof, they will most likely hire you.

He added that you can make anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 as this job takes time and is of high value.

Just note that any extra income you make must be appropriately disclosed to the IRS come tax time.

More side hustles

Another way to make great cash is by becoming a Google Ad Specialist.

To get started, head to the Upwork website and type in Google Ads.

Upwork is a marketplace for freelancers to find writing, graphic design, and web development jobs.

Those with no experience should head to where Google will train on ads – for free.

Once you complete the entire Google course, you will even receive a certificate in Search, Display, Video, Shopping Ads, Apps, and Measurement.

This can not only offer you job opportunities, but it will also allow you to charge a premium for your services.

Some Google Ad Specialists charge upwards of $200 an hour while others have made $1million so far.

Another simple side hustle is content writing.

To get started, you can head to a website called Text Broker where you sign up as an author.

The website has a page calculating your earnings based on how many words you type.

For example, Text Broker will pay $462 for 8,400 words.

Additionally, freelancing is another great source of income for those looking to increase their pay.

Freelance writing is when a client hires a writer, someone they do not employ, to write a blog post, content landing page, or whatever written text is asked of them.

Freelancers will then typically be paid per project or whatever they are able to agree on.

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The Sun shared a Google side hustle that you don’t want to ‘sleep’ on as it can make over $100 an hour – it’s free to get started.

Plus, you can make $1,000 a week – it’s fully remote and there are more than 14,000 opportunities.

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