Side hustles have become more and more trending over the years as more of us look to make extra money on the side, for treats, goals and just savings.
For many of us, we probably think there is no way we can make any extra income on the side. I know lots of times I have said I don’t have anything else I can do. Then I find myself making a little extra on the side each month.
It is all about thinking about the skill set you have and how you can apply them to a job.
Here are 5 side hustles for you to consider making a little extra money each month.
1. Freelancing writing
In the freelance economy, writers are more in demand than ever. There is an increasing number of companies looking for freelancers to fill their content gaps and they usually do so by using freelancing websites such as Upwork or Fiverr.
If you love to write, this could be a great way to make a little extra income on the side of your job. One of the best things about freelancing is the fact the timing can work around you, there is little pressure to write for your own readers on your blog schedule. With this option you can write around the time you have, just taking on what you have time to do so. Getting paid at the same time!
2. Social Media Marketing
Social media marketing is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world today. Social media sites like Facebook receive over 2 billion active users every day!
This means that social media marketing has the potential to reach a large number of potential customers and has become an important part of a brand outreach strategy for businesses today. You could work for a small brand or even bloggers.
You do however need to know your stuff, social media and metrics move all the time. Keeping your finger on the pulse for this job is really important.
3. Screen Printing and T-Shirt Designing
Screen printing and t-shirt designing are methods for decorating fabric with a design by transferring ink from one medium to another. This process can be done on almost any type of fabric, but most commonly on cotton T-shirts.
This is hugely popular for events such as weddings, gender announcements and hen do’s etc.
It is not something you need to heavily invest in either as there are options such as drop shipping etc. Check out this great post on how to start a t-shirt printing business.
4. Blogging & Online influencers
Blogging and online influencers have grown at such a pace since I started blogging 10 years ago. With so many brands recognising this, there is a chance for you to make some serious money from this in your spare time.
Now it is not as easy as starting an Instagram profile or blog and the next week you will earn some money. There are however plenty of ways to make money should you put the effort in. This is a great post on the reality of blogging and worth a read before you get started.
Don’t be put off with a little bit of effort though, the rewards for those that crack it are pretty good too, some earning a 5 figure salary a year plus!
5. Virtual Assistant Services
AI assistants are taking over our personal lives, managing everything from our calendars to our finances.
Virtual assistants are becoming more and more prevalent in the workplace as well. Digital agencies are using them to generate content at scale for clients. They also function as a “time-saving device” for the content writer who can use them to write copy faster by researching data or generating content ideas. There are other options such as Pinterest VA and just ones that manage your inbox if you have a busy blog.
These are just some of the ideas to get you thinking about potential side hustles to make a little extra money. It is just to show you that there are plenty of options out there for you to do, you just need to nail down what works for you around your current job.
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