There are many ways you can make a bit of money on the side. However, one of the most rewarding is through a side hustle. If you have a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit and want to enter the business world but have a steady income from your 9-5 and don’t want to jeopardize that security, then a side hustle could be the answer. A side hustle is a way of itching that entrepreneurial bug without the huge risk of quitting your job. The name is pretty self-evident. It is a business that you create alongside your normal job. It can remain a side hustle until such time you feel it is financially viable enough to do it full-time. Below are a few side hustles that may be worth investing or tome in:
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Buy and Sell
This is pretty much the crux of every shop in existence, so we already know it is a business model that works. However, how can you make money out of it? With the Internet, it has never been easier than ever before you buy and sell. You have a potential customer base of anyone who uses the Internet, so that is positive. The aim obviously is to buy something cheaply and sell it on for more. To do this, you can exhaust all the cheap places such as thrift stores, car boot sales, and garage sales, as well as hunting about online – local buy and sell sites, gumtree, eBay, etc. If you have any specialist knowledge about certain items, perhaps that will give you an area to focus on. You will know if something really is a deal, and you may well know where to sell them on for more money. Jewelry can always be pretty lucrative if you know what you are doing. If you don’t, it may be worth finding out the value of items. Something like a watch appraisal could tell you exactly hope much it is worth.
Maybe you are a bit of an artist, or maybe you can turn old clothes into something amazing, or perhaps reupholstering is your forte. There are many ways a creative pursuit could turn into something profitable. Maybe you can create things to order? Offering your customers something bespoke item is always a great business model. When it comes to marketing your side hustle, the great thing is that you can very easily create a website using a content management system such a Wix or WordPress. Not only can you make a site easily using their templates, but they will also host it for you too. That means you can make a site, without the stress and show off your talents to the world. If you enjoy creating, then there is nothing to stop you from making money from it too.
Do you live in an area where there are a lot of gardens, but some of them are a little overgrown? Well, maybe you could make a bit of money on the side by offering to mow laws in the local area. Not only does this improve the look and feel of the area you are in, but it is also a great way for u to keep fit too. If you enjoy gardening, then maybe you can add to your portfolio but offering to look after shrubs and plants too.
Rent Out a Room
Do you have a spare room, a granny annex that is never used, or even a second home? Empty space is wasted space and could be making you money instead of wasting it. Well, maybe you could advertise these things on Airbnb. Airbnb is a great way for you to advertise these unused spaces and turn them into profit. Remember, there are other sites other than Airbnb, so do a little investigation.
Start a Blog
A blog is a great way to get information out there. Once your site has been going for a while, you may be able to sell advertising space. Your blog could be on random things, or it could be on something more specialized. If you are an expert in any field, consider starting a blog about that. Try and work out what people interested in your specialist field will type into Googe and ensure your blogs are littered with words and phrases – keywords – to match the search queries. You cod also use something like Substack, which allows you to create subscriptions for people to read your specialist content. Remember, knowledge is power, and if you know something others want to know, you have the potential to charge for it.