In the day and age that we live in, being able to earn a little extra cash, for whatever reason you have, is simpler than ever. There are plenty of roles that are based online, as well as affiliate and commission based roles that can work around what you are already doing.
So as a result, it makes it easier than ever to have a side hustle that, who knows, could even become a full time job if you’re able to do it well. You might want to save for a holiday, a house deposit, paying off student loans, or just planning for the future; you just need to find something that is going to work well for you.
First of all, you need to know what the best side hustles are and why. There tends to be three main categories for side hustles, such as earning potential, scheduling, and growth.
When planning a side hustle, then you need to find one that does have all three of these elements, and that these elements are all balance out. Here are some things that fit this category completely.
Yes, it is one of the ‘things’ of the moment that a lot of people are talking about. It is based on car sharing with people, and driving them to places they need to go. It has a pretty great earning potential around your other commitments, and it can be done at any hour of the day and done anywhere as well.
Ideally, it works in cities where a lot of people get rid of their car but still need to get around
If you want to do it at certain times, then you can do just that. If you have a spare hour before going to bed, then you can spend it making some money. With ridesharing, you can earn when you want, and the great thing is that it is completely on your terms; you have control, which isn’t the case for a lot of side hustles.
Starting a blog
This is something that a lot of people do as a way to make money on the side. It must be said that you don’t start earning right away, though, so you have to go into it with money in mind, but also with a love of the content and creative side of things.
Starting and helping to grow a blog does take time, but you can start earning pretty quickly, especially if you put a lot of effort into it. It does start slow, and it isn’t all as easy as the social influencers will make it seem.
However, the growth potential of a blog is practically limitless! You could just have the online site, you could create merchandise to sell through it, can earn through affiliate programmes, as well as earn through social media campaigns. So, if you’re looking for something that can be a hobby as well as a long term side hustle, then this could be the thing for you.
These are things that we can all do, as we all have an audience, whether it is our Facebook friends, school friends, up to having thousands of followers on other social sites. And if you are signed up to affiliate or referral programmes, then it can be a way to generate an income from referring people to the things that you have been using.
For example, you could look at the SMARTY student SIM, as you can earn money for each friend that signs up to it. You could use an affiliate programme with Amazon, for instance, too.
Then you can share things that you have been using or have your eye on, along with your link, and then if people make the purchase you will be able to make money from it. It can be a lot of work to post enough posts, but it can be simple to do from home and in your own time.
Online teaching or tutoring
This is another thing that has changed in recent years, as you no longer have to go to someone’s home to help them with something. Due to the rise of technology, we can now rely on the internet to learn us learn!
If you’re a teacher, have a degree, or have skills in a certain area (like baking or guitar, for example), then you could earn money by teaching people things online.
There will be demand for several different things, but there is a lot of demand for teaching English as a second language, and doing that all online. Because of the students that you would have, those on a different timeline to yourself, it means there is some flexibility with the hours that you teach, so you can easily work it around another job or a family of your own.
You don’t need to be a trained teacher necessarily, but usually having a college degree helps. You need to be confident on camera too, and patience as you teach. You could also tutor to people in your local area as well; it doesn’t have to all be online.
By freelancing online, it is a great way to make money which could quite possibly replace your current role if you get enough work (and fancy working from home full time). Where do you start with freelance work and how do you make sure that you get enough work?
The good news is that there are plenty of different things that you can do to get freelance work. If you are able to write, read, make videos, program, or are open to learning new skills, then you’ll be able to earn. Look for agencies to sign up with for work, as well as using sites like Fiverr where you can pitch for work, as well as online virtual assistant sites. You could also work freelance in what your role already is.
Already do data entry or accounting for your full time job? Then why not do it freelance for some clients of your own too. The earning potential can be limitless, as it is all about the time that you have, so you can choose how much or how little you do.