A side hustle is what you do to make money outside of your 9 to 5 job. A side hustle allows you to make extra money in your spare time.
This extra income gives you the freedom to pursue a better life and reduce your financial worries.
Having a side hustle will require you to be flexible and creative because you will be combining it with your main job.
Here are 20 money making, side hustle ideas you can do in your spare time.
1. Teach private lessons or become a tutor online.
Tutoring can be an excellent opportunity for you to make some extra money if you have some knowledge about a particular subject or you can speak another language.
You will need to set your tutoring hours and prices. You can use platforms like skype, YouTube, and Facebook live to teach private lessons on either a local or an international level.
2. Sell things on online platforms.
This includes making and selling products that include your own designs. You can create designs or logos using software like Canva.
These designs can then be printed onto Tee-shirts, caps, mugs and other items using one of many Print on Demand platforms that are available online.
These platforms handle everything, from supplying the merchandise, printing your design on them, taking payment from your customers and handling delivery and returns.
If you are good with a camera, you can take pictures and sell them on a platform like Etsy.
3. Create YouTube videos or some tutorials
Most people enjoy watching YouTube videos, they will often watch something that is interesting or educational.
Once you have built up 1000 subscribers to your account and have amassed 4000 watch hours within the last 12 months, you are then eligible to join the YouTube Partner Program and monetize your channel.
All you need is patience and consistency. You should consistently create unique and interesting content that will attract viewers and subscribers to help you make money on YouTube.
4. Food preparation and meal delivery
It is reasonably simple for a person to cook or make a meal, but many lack the time, hence the growth in food delivery Apps like Deliveroo and Just Eat, etc.
If you want to earn some extra money, you can create meals and sell them locally or even at your workplace.
You can offer niche selections like Vegan meals or healthy options. This may help you “stand out from the crowd” and gain extra customers, if the meals are good and reasonably priced, these customers will keep coming back and you will have a very profitable and sustainable side hustle.
5. Transporting people or items
Transporting people or items works if you have the right vehicle and the necessary insurance in place. You can register with online taxi apps like Uber or work for traditional taxi companies ferrying people mostly in the town.
If you have a van or large car, you can advertise to move large items like furniture or kitchen appliances, etc.
You can set some time to work before or after your actual job to earn extra money. This is a lucrative side hustle since some people prefer not to drive themselves (maybe they are planning on having a drink) or perhaps parking is expensive or their vehicle is not big enough for the purpose, therefore, they will need a taxi to drop them at their respective destinations.
6. Clean houses for extra cash
General household cleaning doesn’t usually require any specific skills. If you have a flexible full-time job, you can source contracts to clean houses or offices for extra cash.
Although at times you may find cleaning tiring, it can be a lucrative and consistent way to make money easily.
7. Sell on Amazon
Amazon is the largest online marketplace in the world, it helps people to make quick and easy cash.
One way you can make money with Amazon is via their FBA (Fulfilled By Amazon) program.
With this program, all you have to do is source your stock (products) and have it sent to Amazon, from there, they will stock, sell, take payment, pack and ship your products to your customers across the world.
Amazon helps to take care of your customer returns and their queries, which gives you the chance to focus on sourcing more products and making more money.
8. Write an eBook
Writing is not easy for some people. As a side hustle, you should have a high level of written English (or whichever language you choose) and enjoy writing.
Once you have written your eBook, you can then sell it on platforms such as eBay or Amazon.
9. Participate in research studies and surveying
Completing online surveys is one of the best side hustles where you can make extra money. Participating in an online survey helps researchers increase productivity by saving time, therefore, they are happy to pay outsourced workers for their thoughts. You can sign up and participate in an online survey in the comfort of your home.
10. Become an editor or a proofreader
When looking for a side hustle, most people would prefer something that is convenient and less demanding. One of the best ways to do this is by becoming an editor or proofreader.
There are various Freelancer platforms such as Upwork and PeoplePerHour for example, where you can sign up and offer editor services for a fee.
11. Become a virtual assistant
Virtual assistance involves working remotely on specific projects that you have knowledge of.
Virtual assistance involves working with the client to offer services based on the demand and client specifications. For instance, helping the client with web development, content creation, training and education.
12. Rent out your garage or driveway
If you have an unused parking space or garage, you can rent it to someone. This is a side hustle that is normally more advantageous if you live in an area close to a town centre or where there is a high working population that needs a parking space.
This is one of the best forms of passive income from a side hustle.
13. Marketing focus groups
This can be an interesting side hustle since most businesses and companies would like to know what their customers think about their brands before selling their goods and services.
This side hustle involves discussing and sharing consumer opinions with other customers that have used the product or service. This helps the company positively understand more about the products they need to produce and how they need to market them.
You earn money by attending these meetings and participating in the discussion.
14. Build websites for clients
Every business needs a website these days. Most business owners lack the knowledge or indeed the time to create an eye-catching SEO friendly website.
If you have the skills and the time to create websites, your services will always be in demand.
You can further increase your income by becoming a reseller of domain names and website hosting accounts.
This is a great side hustle that can make you a lot of money from and it can eventually lead to becoming a full-time business.
15. Become a handyman
Nothing lasts forever; therefore, there is always something that needs fixing or replacing. Often, people don’t have the time, skills or inclination to do the work themselves and prefer to pay someone else to do it, that person could be you!
Typical jobs you can undertake are, fixing leaky gutters, painting, mowing lawns, fixing fencing, etc.
16. List your home as a vacation rental
This includes renting out a spare room or your complete home as a holiday or vacation destination. If you have a large amount of external area with the property, you can rent this area out to campers or people looking for Motorhome or RV stops.
Most people who like travelling, prefer staying at vacation rentals that have a more personalized experience.
You can advertise your vacation or holiday rental on Apps like Airbnb.
17. Join an agency that supplies casual labour
This can be a fun and interesting side hustle.
You could join an agency that provides stewards and security staff at sporting events and music concerts etc.
Other options are temporary bar staff, babysitting, dog sitting and walking, fruit picking, the list is endless.
These casual labour jobs will allow you to earn extra money enjoyably, especially during weekends when you are not working in your real job.
18. Make grocery and food deliveries
Many people do not want to, or can’t leave their homes to visit the supermarket.
Although many large stores now offer home delivery, availability is often scarce, more so during the recent Covid pandemic, where more people have been isolating at home and these delivery services are stretched.
This means that there is a market for someone to deliver groceries to people’s homes, especially if you offer a reasonably priced and flexible service.
19. Start a podcast
Creating a Podcast can be exciting and fun, especially if you are talking about something you are passionate about and can usually talk about it all day, while at the same time being financially rewarded.
You earn money by taking payments for people to be able to log in and listen to the podcast.
To get the best payment from this side hustle, it is a good idea to identify the format of your podcast earlier and experiment to see how best it can work.
Podcasts are also a great idea for a YouTube channel. You don’t charge for access to the podcast, you make money from Google ads that will be displayed during the screening, once you have qualified for the YouTube partner program.
20. Become a document translator
This is one of the best side hustle ideas since it is very flexible and can fit your 9 to 5 job schedule effectively.
You will be given a document for you to translate from one language to another. This side hustle will require you to meet the deadline requirement for you to earn good money.
In summary, there are many side hustles that you can fit around your normal working life, some can supply a passive income.
Depending on what you choose and how much time you can put into it, most side hustles have to capacity to become an easy way to make a lot of money.
The main thing about such jobs is that they should be easy to perform in whatever spare time you have and if you choose a particular side hustle that you are more familiar with, you should enjoy doing it.
There are many ways you can make money with a side hustle, however, creativity is key for success and making money.
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