8 Ways To Hustle Money On The Side
Money doesn’t buy happiness but it’s better to cry in a Lamborghini than in a beat-up, old Honda. Keep reading to find more ways to make money on the side.
And considering that the average paycheck goes towards paying mostly for necessities like bills and food, there isn’t much left to treat yourself with at the end of the day (read month). And this is where a side hustle comes in.
Starting a side hustle is a great way to become financially independent, pay off debts, and save up for big purchases
Here are a few excellent side gig ideas that could help you make a few extra bucks (and can potentially turn into your primary source of income).
Start a Blog
One of the best ways to hustle money on the side is blogging. That’s because you can do it at your own pace and literally work from anywhere.
But while there are several ways to make money with blogging, it isn’t quick. It takes time to build a substantial audience, something that is required for steady income through this stream. But once you manage to get a large following, you could easily earn over $10,000 per month.
You can sell advertising, start an affiliate blog for other people’s products, or even sell your own products.
If you’re unsure about the best way to start a blog, check out this guide on how you can start one today.
Also, here are the top 20 young bloggers out there in case you’re looking for some inspiration.
Start a Dropshipping Business
Dropshipping is one of the best side hustle jobs out there because you don’t need a big budget to start out. You can sell your products directly to customers without investing in an inventory.
All you need to do is sit back, relax, and let the manufacturer do all the work for you — carrying the inventory and shipping it directly to your customers. However, you will need to focus on product marketing, customer service, and SEO. Here are 9 things you must know about SEO.
So if you’re someone who has a strong marketing background or simply has a knack for it, starting a dropshipping business could be the perfect side hustle for you.
Another great side gig is becoming a freelancer. The best thing about being a freelancer is that it doesn’t require any long-term commitment (in most cases). So even if you have a full-time job, you can still freelance on the side and rake in some cash when you feel like it.
Becoming a freelancer means that you can capitalize on any skill set that you have. This could be anything from logo designing to content writing to web designing and marketing. And if you don’t have any relevant talent to cash in on, you can always learn.
And best of all, there’ll be no shortage of jobs as a lot of freelancing websites are available out there. Just make sure to find high quality clients — clients who value your work and pay you accordingly. It’s easy to undersell yourself when you’re starting out and this could lead to exploitation.
It’s also important to choose a freelancing platform with Escrow services. This is when the client pays before you submit a deliverable. The payment is kept with a third-party and released to you once the client approves your work.
Escrow saves you from getting scammed, which isn’t unheard of in the freelancing world. Remember, whether you choose to freelance or any other side hustle, you will need to find out about the tax implications in your country. US tax regulations will differ from side hustle income taxes in the UK.
If you own a car and are looking for some easy money on the side, consider becoming a food delivery driver.
Becoming a delivery man might not be the most glamorous side hustle, but it’s pretty much guaranteed to be available during the Covid-19 pandemic.
You can make some pretty good cash by working for companies such as Uber Eats or GrubHub. And the best thing about this is that you’ll generate a solid stream of income as food/grocery delivery will forever be an in-demand service.
However, you need to have a vehicle available, preferably a car or a bike. Plus, you’ll need good time management skills because the faster you deliver, the more cash you’ll bring in.
Become an Online Tutor
If you’ve a good grasp on a subject, becoming an online tutor could be a great way to earn money from home. Depending on whether you choose hourly or per session payment, you can easily bring in a few hundred dollars a month.
You can go for private online tutoring gigs for local and international clients via Zoom. Or you could get in touch with online tutoring companies like Cluey Learning that can help you obtain clients.
If you decide to go with another online tutoring platform, you need to be smart about which tutoring gigs to take. Because some students on these online on-demand tutoring sites are simply looking for someone to complete their assignments.
Social Media Management
You can make some quick and steady cash by managing social media accounts for small businesses. Since you probably spend half of your time on your phone, why not make some money out of it?
You can charge anywhere from $50 to $100 per hour and increase your rates as you get better.
But there are a few things you need to know, including post scheduling and getting used to a client’s brand image. Here is a guide on what other skills you need to be a good social media manager. But once you get the hang of it, this is a simple side hustle to bring in some good money.
Sell Your Stuff on eBay or Craigslist
Do you have extra things lying around that you want to get rid of and make some money in the process? Well, we have some good news for you — it’s possible.
You can earn a decent amount of money selling your used items on eBay or Craigslist. And here is a guide by Money Crashers on how to do it. You can sell almost anything that you’re not using — old furniture, household items, collectibles, and apparel. All you need to do is take some quality photos, write a kickass description, and you are good to go.
And if you decide to do this professionally for others, you can earn a small commission for each sale you’re able to make.
We all know how expensive student life can be. From buying uni textbooks that cost a fortune to going out with friends, making ends meet as a student is hard. And this is where babysitting comes in.
That’s because in addition to paying well, this is one side hustle that can eliminate your rent. Some families give nannies a place to stay in exchange for babysitting services. If you’re responsible, good with kids, and tired of paying rent, you should definitely consider taking up this side hustle.
Alternatively, you can help pet owners by pet sitting their furry babies while they are away. Not only will you earn some money, but you’ll also get to play with cute little fluff balls!