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Side hustle as an anesthesiologist in 2022 (7 legit side hustles)

Are you looking to start a side hustle as an anesthesiologist in 2022?

Being an anesthesiologist in itself is a huge task and we all are always indebted to the services of the medical professionals🙏.

A regular job as an anesthesiologist is a strainful job and you do require an additional source of income to supplement your cash flow at the end of the day.

Today we have covered 7 such legit ways that can help you make a sustainable income over a period of time.

We have tried to cover the following topics related to each side hustle:

  • What is the side hustle all about?
  • What do you need to start a particular side hustle?
  • How much money can you make from the side hustle? etc

Let’s get started…

Best Side Hustle Ideas for an Anesthesiologist in 2022

A side hustle will always need time and perseverance to build a sustainable income over time.

After all if anything would have come easy to make money, then it would have been easy for all.

So, if you are ready to pull the strings and grind for effort you can make money out of it.

Having said that, let’s start with my favourite one of all…

Start a blog related to Do’s and Dont’s about drugs and vaccines

Do you have an interest in writing stuff in general, more so about drugs and vaccines?

If yes, then blogging would be the go to side hustle for you income long term.

Here are primarily the 6 steps that you would look up to start with blogging in 2022:

  • Start with niche selection related to your blog✍
  • Buy the domain for your blog.
  • Register on the right hosting platform for your blog.
  • Start writing content and optimise it for SEO.
  • Promote the content online.
  • Make money from your blog…😀

The domain is just the name of the site that people know about, for example passiveearningonline.

Selection of the right niche to write upon is the first and foremost decision which would decide the future of your side hustle.

What is  the perfect niche for blogging as an anesthesiologist

Being an anesthesiologist, it is obvious for you to start writing about Do’s and Dont’s necessary while looking to administer anesthesia.

This is completely a YMYL topic, meaning associated with “Your Money Your Life”.

This would mean for anyone to rank superior in authority in the eyes of Google (search engine), it would require sustained effort and higher contribution as well.

As such EAT is given a topmost priority by Google while publishing content related to such niches:

  • Expertise on the topic
  • Authoritativeness on the topic
  • Trustworthiness on the topic.

Being an anesthesiologist, there is noone better who can fulfill all of the above 3 conditions when it comes to talking about anesthesia and its uses…😉.

The best part is you may not even write the entire content yourself, but instead guide another write to write the topics for you as you direct. 

How much money can you from blogging in anesthesia niche

Some of the general top medical blogs pull in millions of traffic every month onto their platform.

As such these top medical sites would be making millions of dollars every month from a lot of sources, such as:

  • Advertisement
  • Affiliate income
  • Consultation
  • Guest Post etc.

Here’s a list of top medical sites and some stats associated to them for 2022:

SitesEstimated Traffic (per month)Estimated Earnings from ads (in $)
kevinmd.com343k per month$1750 – $3500 per month
Webmd.com126.76 Million per month$6.3 million – $12.6 million per month
cedarssinai3.72 Million per month$1.58 million – $3.15 million per month
kaiserhealthnews843k per month$4300 – $8610 per month
Harvard Health Blog41.47 Million per month$19.215 million – $38.43 million per month

Source: Based on traffic estimation from Similarweb

The above listed domains are some of the highly reputed domains who have been writing content for nearly 2 decades.

But, as you can see you can even reach earnings in millions of dollars if you are consistent in producing content related to medical and health.

Note: The above earnings estimation data for the medical niche blog is based on $5 – $10 EPMV (average:$7.5)  as obtained from the source above.

Not interested in blogging, here’s another option open for you.

Create your own YouTube channel related to Anesthesia

YouTube is quite a common advice for anyone looking to start a side hustle today.

There are plenty of reasons for that, its growing popularity and wide reach to the audience helps to scale businesses massively, even businesses without a face.

Powering a 2.6 billion users on the YouTube platform, everyone is looking for something online.

As such many people tune into experts to gain knowledge when it comes to dealing with medical stuff online.

There are so many things you can speak up of when it comes to making content on YouTube related to what you already know as an anesthesiologist.

Here’s a quick glance at some of the search volumes of a few questions that people are looking up online:

Search TermNo. of viewsYouTube Channel
What is Anesthesia3.2 Million Peekaboo Kidz
Is Surgical Anesthesia safe34kHospital for Special Surgery
How Anesthesia Affects your brain and body409kTech Insider

Source: YouTube

This goes to show there are people out there looking to know more before going under the syringe.

Who would be better to talk about these topics than you as an anesthesiologist?

The options are endless and you need to decide what you need to do.

You can even become a vlogger and put videos related to your work on a regular basis.

What are the requirements to start a YouTube channel as an anesthesiologist

All you need is the courage to face the camera and speak about your experiences and opinions related to the topic you want to talk about.

Rest of the process will follow in due course of time such as:

  • Creating videos on your content.
  • Editing your videos.
  • Uploading the videos ultimately onto YouTube.

If you love creating videos then this can be your gateway to success.

How much money can you make from an anesthesia YouTube channel

Making videos about anesthesia can help YouTubers earn atleast $500 per month online in 2022 (from ads).

But a major chunk of money would come in from consulting if you are willing to give a bit of extra time doing so.

This takes time to build your following and earn from the channel with time.

Here are some YouTube channels related to anesthesia making money from YouTube in 2022:

YouTube ChannelNo. of subscribersEstimated Earnings 
Hospital for Special Surgery85.1k$122 – $2000 per month
Osmosis2.52 Million$640 – $10200 per month
Strong Medicine548k $131 – $2100 per month
Armando Hasudungan2.17 Million$398 – $6400 per month

Source: YouTube, SocialBlade

Ways to make money from an anesthesiologist related YouTube channel

As an anesthesiologist there are a lot of ways one can make money from their YouTube channel:

  • Running ads on the channel.
  • Selling affiliate related products related to anesthesia.
  • Providing consultation for any query based on anesthesia.
  • Selling leads to other doctors if anyone has a specific disease.

Become a freelance content writer

Writing content as a freelancer has a different benefit associated with it in comparison to being a full time blogger.

One of the major advantage is the element of time.

If you are not willing to put the time to create and run your own blog, writing content as a freelancer would be a great option for you.

As a freelance content writer, you get to enjoy the flexibility of time, be your own boss, and work as per your own convenience.

Basically, you would be required to write about the topics related to your own interest such as:

  • Do’s and Dont’s of anesthesia (i.e. medication)
  • What are the precautionary measures to take care of before administering anesthesia.
  • Do you need to eat anything before you take anesthesia?
  • How much of anesthesia is required for you? etc

There are several health journals and publications who are looking for expert anesthesians who would be willing to write credible content based on their experience related to anesthesia.

As a medical expert on the subject, you stand a fair enough chance to produce great content and earn money in the process as well.

Create your own Podcast channel talking about anesthesia issues

Podcast is the next platform on the list of side hustles that holds so much value in the time to come.

I personally prefer to listen to podcast whenever I am outside and looking to utilise my time.

I get to hear about so much in terms of value provided by the podcast getting to hear from a subject matter expert speak about the topic.

Talking about numbers, here’s why I am so bullish about the podcast industry in general.

The Podcast industry is expected to reach upto 505 million users in the next 2 years with an expected growth of 10%.

How to start a podcast on anesthesia

If you don’t decide to put money into buying gear for setting up your podcast, then podcast can be a low cost business affair to start with.

However, you don’t need a ton of investment when it comes to recording the audio onto your phone or getting to know about softwares, etc.

You can get guests on the show who are experts in any medical field such as cardiologists, neurologists, physicians etc.

People would love to know how to lead a healthy life first thing in the morning getting value from your podcast.

How much money can you make from a podcast talking about anesthesia

Realistically speaking the earning potential of a podcast depends upon a lot of factors.

But broadly speaking, the user base and a number of downloads play an important role upon the earnings of a podcast creator.

A newbie podcaster can expect to make around $100 per month drawing in revenue from affiliate income and other sources of revenue.

Here are a few legit examples of how much money you can make from anesthesiatic podcasts in 2022:

Podcast ChannelNumber of PatreonsEstimated Monthly Earnings (in $)
Veterinary Anesthesia Nerd13$75 per month
Depth of Anesthesia3$8 – $21 per month
Anesthesia eJournal2$18


As you can see, a podcast channel on anesthesia can earn expectedly $6 – $10 from a patreon in 2022.

Start teaching online to others as an anesthesiologist

Do you like to explain things to others?

Explaining stuff takes time and requires credible knowledge of a subject expert who can teach things to others.

Teaching can come up as a legit side hustle for you.

This allows you to explain to someone upon so many topics such as:

  • How to clear exams related to anesthesia?
  • What are the major areas to look upto when it securing more marks while appearing for an exam? etc

Teaching might be a better option for you as a side hustle as you tutor someone online explaining ins and outs of being an anesthesiologist.

Being a teacher would require you to learn about how to teach others in the right process.

This can definitely take time to establish yourself in the market as a reputable teacher online.

This requires time and consistent efforts to create a separate market for yourself altogether.

Some of the popular platforms where you can look to offer your services are:

  • Udemy
  • Teachable
  • Thinkific etc

Work as a proofreader in the field of anesthesia

Do you spot errors or omissions while reading anything?

I bet you must have found some while reading this blog as well despite keeing it error free…😬.

Let me know if you find any.

If you feel you can spot errors as you see, then proofreading is a great option available to you.

Essentially proofreading is about fixing sentences that you read along which involves:

  • Spotting grammatical errors.
  • Fixing any punctuation errors (if any).
  • Looking in for errors in words or texts written onto a sentence etc.

One can work for proofreading anything related to health related magazines who publish stuff related to medical issues related to anesthesia.

Generally, proofreaders can make upto $26 per hour having some experience under their belt.

Create a digital product such as an e-book covering health issues

Having an ebook is one of the great sources of earning revenue (if it converts well).

Any form of information that can be clubbed into an e-book that can be sold to people online must be taken advantage of.

As you are from a medical background you hold a higher advantage of finding the right piece of information guiding people on how to administer vaccines and doses in conjunction to anesthesia.

Ebooks can earn you around  $5 to as much as $500 which again depends upon the targetted audience and what they are planning to sell online.

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Final Words

We have covered 7 unique side hustles that an anesthesiologist can look to start today and make money in the process.

Here’s a quick summary of the side hustle for an anesthesiologist in 2022:

Blog about Do’s and Dont’s related to anesthesia$3500 per month (343k per month)
Create a YouTube channel related to anesthesia$2000 per month (85k subscribers)
Become a freelance content writer $10 – $20 for 1 article
Create a podcast related to anesthesiatic issues$6 – $10 from one patreon
Start teaching online to others related to anesthesia$50 – $100 for 1 course sale
Work as a proofreader in the field of anesthesia$26 per hour
Create an e-book selling useful guide about anesthesiaAtleast $5 for sale of 1 product

Any side hustle that would pay you in life would necessarily require time and effort to build in due course of time.

Why is it really important?

Besides giving some extra cash at the end of the day, you also get to build so many different skills that would come in handy in life.

Btw, a side fact report states that almost 40% of the Americans will have a side hustle in 2022 (an increase of 6% over the past 2 years).

What’s your favourite side hustle that you would recommend to others?

Do share with us about what you liked or disliked about what we discussed upon today and any suggestions for improvement.

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