Side hustle – The necessity of money in our everyday life is essential to mankind and in all ramifications of life. With money, you can get yourself a good pair of shoes, good clothes, have some good meals et al. In fact, money can get you anything you want, anytime, anywhere and anyhow you want it. Many books have been written on the importance of money and how valuable it is to mankind while some books have been written on how to manage money or your wealth and since you can’t be wealthy just by relying on one job, it is advisable to have a side hustle.
Having a side hustle has created the perfect environment for anyone to earn extra cash, although most of them depend on your skills. There are many proven side hustles that people have done to generate revenues for themselves, from short term jobs to long term jobs. Having a side hustle since you already have a job could earn you extra money and who doesn’t like extra cash?
Side hustles help you worry less about your finances, especially if you are just starting out in your career. When you add up your rent, transportation, food, and personal expenses, you might realize that you have nothing left from your salary. Most times, your job might not help you pay some bills or even save up for something you need, so a side hustle, especially from home will help you make more money and also give you time for your job without having to quit. So, here are a few side hustles you can take up to help you earn extra cash.
Side Hustle – Start Freelancing
As a freelancer, you could work on Fiverr, Upwork or any other freelancing website as a designer, content creator or writer, by selling your products for someone on and you also have the opportunity to work from home. Research shows that over 50 million Americans are freelancers. Freelance gigs could earn you as much as $50 to $2000 dollars in a month depending on how many jobs you take on, how much you charge your client and how much value you bring to your client. Before taking jobs as a freelancer, you might need to build up your portfolio first to make you accessible to clients.
If you can write, design, create posts or Copywrite, chances are there is a job waiting for you on any freelancing website and the best part is that you can take up freelancing alongside your 9-5 job.
Dropshipping is one of the best side hustles that allow you to market products for a manufacturer directly to the customer without having to pay for the cost of a warehouse or any inventory. The costs of inventory or warehouse area on the manufacturer who also ships directly to the customer for you. With little or no experience, you can start dropshipping. All you need is to have a platform you sell on so that you can track down manufacturers of the products you want to sell. It is cheaper to start and has a lot of profits depending on how much energy you put into it.
Affiliate marketing is another side hustle that allows you to earn extra cash just by selling digital products. Although you need to purchase and go through online courses so you can understand how it works and find the right brand to partner with. When it comes to affiliate marketing, the only thing you need to do is to team up with companies that you can help sell their digital products and get a commission from.
Affiliate marketing can be done as a side hustle while you are working on your full-time job, but it needs a lot of time and energy to scale through.
Side hustle – Teach Or Create Digital Courses Online
As a side hustle, you can teach courses online or create and teach your own digital courses. Teaching your courses online helps you to be in control because you can focus on teaching courses you love, especially if you are a master of those courses.
Side hustle – Become a brand influencer
Brand influencing is a side hustle you can take if you have a large following on social media. By advertising products for brands, you can earn extra cash whether as a nano influencer or professional influencer. Nano influencers are content creators with a social media platform below 10,000 while big influencers are people who have more than 10,000 real followers. As an influencer, you can create content for brands by talking about why you should use their products.
Become A Content Creator Or Social Media Manager
With over 70% of Americans using social media every day, making money by creating content on social media is now a big side job. Though it takes a lot of time to get followers on social media, if you are passionate and consistent about it then you can create engaging content especially if you know your way around social media. You can also handle pages for big brands, especially people who are too busy to post their brands consistently on social media. Most people earn $30-$50 per hour and over $2000 monthly just by managing clients’ social media pages. Social media managers manage clients pages, from posting and creating content for them to interacting and responding to comments from their followers.
Side hustle – Drive For Uber
If you enjoy driving or you have access to or own a vehicle to pick up and drop passengers then it can be a great side hustle idea. The most enjoyable part is that drivers have the opportunity to create their own schedule and decide what time is convenient for them to work.
Complete Surveys Online
I had to include online surveys because it helped me earn extra cash during my college days. You can make a little extra cash from filling out online surveys. Though online surveys don’t provide much income, it is a side hustle that you can earn from to pay little expenses and it can be done anywhere. Whether you’re at home, on a bus, waiting in line or at the grocery store or even binge-watching a TV series. You can start online surveys by setting up your profile on Swagbucks, or Toluna and answering simple questions, solving tasks or downloading apps. An online survey is a side hustle that allows you to take another side hustle just because it’s easy and does not require much effort.
Buy And Deliver food Or Grocery
If you are looking for an easy side job especially if you have a car then you could help buy and deliver food for people especially new moms who have no time to go to grocery stores to shop.
Start A Blog
This might sound funny but starting a blog is one of the best ways to earn extra cash. Starting a blog is not an immediate income producing side job but you can monetize it if you post your links to your digital courses or affiliate marketing digital products and people buy them. You can start a blog for free or as low as $2 and earn up to $2000 per month if you are consistent. Some top blogs even make up to $1 million. The good thing about starting a blog is that you can write or talk about literally anything that is captivating and you know will be of interest to your audience.
Rent Your Car
One of the ways to earn extra cash is by renting out your car, especially if you have a car that you don’t use often. In fact, if you have more than one car, you can rent it out and get back three times the money spent in buying the car in less than two years.
Babysitting Or Dog Sitting
This was one of the first side jobs I took and it was convenient for me because I loved babies. You can make extra money just by looking after babies or pets. There are online apps that allow you to connect with people looking for your services.
Become A Transcriptionist Or Translator.
Do you know you can earn extra cash just by transcribing or translating audio and videos? As a Transcriptionist, all you have to do is transcribe audios to subtitles and you can earn up to $100 per hour. If you are fluent in other languages then you can help translate content for businesses or websites that need to reach other demographics.
Become a Site Tester
Most businesses that have websites always ensure that their websites are working effectively to be accessible to their customers. As long as you are computer literate you can become a site tester and earn up to $30 per hour.
Become An Online Consultant
If you have a lot of knowledge and experience when it comes to social media for businesses then you can become an online consultant, especially for new business starters. As an online consultant, you get to work from home and at your own convenience.
The side hustles listed here are simple, easy, and will allow you to make an extra buck or two. Some of them have the potential for more earnings down the road if they become full-time gig, but these are all great ways to start earning money on your own terms with very little investment. Let me know what you think in the comment section below!