Interesting new side hustle: let AI do all the work

As day to day life has gotten increasingly expensive, many of us are looking at side hustles to keep afloat. From selling crafts on Etsy to doing small tasks and affiliate selling on Pinterest. If you’re still looking for the side hustle that fits your schedule, we might have something for you. With artificial intelligence penetrating every layer of society certain jobs disappear, but new opportunities are also created. Have you ever thought of selling your art? No you don’t need to paint or fumble about in Photoshop. You just have to find the right AI.

Artificial intelligence creating art

You might have noticed AI-generated art popping up everywhere on your social media timelines. The artworks are mostly created by Midjourney, Dall-E or Stable Diffusion. All artificial intelligence programs that create images based on text input. You might have even tried bringing your own fantasies to life and if you have, you probably noticed it’s not all that easy to get the AI to make exactly what you envisioned. Well you wouldn’t be the only one struggling with finding the most accurate description for the machines and that’s where you can make money.

Creating images in Midjourney

Make money with prompts

The textual description you feed the AI is called a prompt and there’s money to be made with these prompts. Just check out, a new marketplace where creators can sell their successful prompts. You’ll find anything from fashion to logos and product icons. People looking for images, but unwilling to spend time creating the right prompt on their own, can scroll through the marketplace and buy the prompt that generates a certain image in Dall-E, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, GPT-3, or PromptBase itself.

Promptbase, selling AI prompts to create art
Selling prompts / Image: PromptBase

Someone might be looking for a book cover, a T-shirt design or some fashion illustrations for example. You can find it all on PromptBase, buy the prompt you like, and generate the image you need in one of the AI programs. So if you have winning ideas, but aren’t skilled enough to actually create them, why not play around with AI art to make some extra cash? Prompts typically sell for 2 to 5 USD.

Excited? Then check out our step-by-step guide on how to get started with Midjourney. Midjourney will give you 25 minutes of GPU power for free to generate your artworks. After that you’ll need a subscription, starting at 10 USD a month.

Ilona Braam

Ilona is a Digital Media Design graduate, content writer/creator and a whole bunch of other things. A few words that would describe her are jolly, creative, nerdy, curious and a bit dark.