Every single Side hustle starts with an idea!
An idea to build something that can generate money.
A few years ago I too had an idea to start one and now fast forward 2 years later, I am making a full-time income from the said side hustle, a.k.a This blog (Prosmartrepreneur.com).
Starting a side hustle is by far one of the best ways to make money if you’re looking for some extra side income apart from your primary source or a way to make the best use of your free time, or make money in general.
And the best part of having a side hustle is its potential to attain financial freedom.
It is a fairly common occurrence among people who start a side hustle just out of curiosity or to make extra income and end up leaving their primary job because they start to make a lot more from their side hustle than their main hustle.
And there’s a high chance you can pull this off if you just start.
Another pro that comes with owning a side hustle is the constant sense of reassurance.
Reassurance from the fact that you don’t have to worry about losing your only source of income, reassurance from the idea that you don’t have to depend on others, or ask for favors in case of a financial emergency.
And this feeling of reassurance gives you a sense of freedom, which according to me is an integral thing to have in one’s life.
Now, let’s move forward in the article to know more about building a side hustle the right way!
But fair warning,
this article is a bit too long for one sitting (around 11,460 words or so). So I would recommend you to save or share to your socials or email, this way you can access it later.
What exactly is a Side Hustle?
A Side Hustle is a type of secondary employment that you do in your spare time which generates additional income along with your primary source.
A side hustle generally revolved around something that the person is passionate about and what they wish to become and if someone is pursuing something that does not excite them, then the additional money is the subject of interest.
Either way, you get paid at the end of the day is on the table.
For some, a successful side hustle might be the out ticket from their soul-sucking 9 to 5 jobs. that one day their side hustle would become their main hustle.
Working on something you like largely contributes to how well you’ll be able to work.
You’re in it for the long game, to avoid tapping out before the finish line, make sure you’re involved in something that you like.
Now let’s jump right to the list you’re actually here for the “Top-10 best side hustles” to start earn $5,000 per month.
What is the Best and Most Profitable Side Hustles out there?
Income Potential: $1000 to over $200,000 monthly
There’s a particularly apt reason why I chose “Blogging” as the #1 in this list. Can you guess?
Yup, this is what I do! This is the side hustle I started two years back that became my main hustle allowing me to work anywhere and anytime, that too according my own convenience.
And I absolutely love it.
But before sharing the inside details about blogging, its income opportunities, and other stuff, let’s discuss the basics first,
What is a Blog or What is Blogging?
A blog is a website that contains informational content, generally, in an article/video/podcast format that revolves around a certain topic(s) intended to help people. The person who owns the blog/writes the content is known as a blogger.
This is called blogging!
This website, for example, is owned by me and it is primarily focused on finance and business/entrepreneurship ideas. All the contents of this website are on the said topics (also called “Niche” of the website).
Income Opportunities in Blogging:
Income depends on a lot of factors such as the age of the blog, the topic of the blog, the quality of traffic, the size of the blog traffic, and even the time of the year (the holiday season, October to December, makes a lot more ad revenue to most of the bloggers compared to rest of the year)
Income from blogging can come through multiple avenues such as:
1. Display ads: Do you see the ads placed all over this page? Those are display ads and yes, they make quite a lot of money if you choose a good ad network (such as Mediavine).
2. Affiliate marketing: When you promote other’s products with your own affiliate link, you get a commission if they get a sale through you.
3. Sponsored posts: When you hit a certain traffic or audience threshold, various companies will reach out to you to publish a sponsored article in your blog highlighting their products and services. You get paid in return.
4. Selling Products: You also can create physical or digital products such as Ebooks, and courses, and sell them through your blog.
5. Coaching services: This requires some experience and expertise in a certain domain which you’ll be offering as a paid service to the people visiting your blog.
It’s usually some combination of these 5 methods that make blog money.
Who Can Start Blog?
Well, this is one of those sides hustles that anyone can start with no prior experience whatsoever. Here, you’ll be sharing your passion, ideas, and experiences and making money along the way.
I mean you’ll be creating meaningful content around the topics that you already love, and that makes it less boring and more alive.
How Much Does it Take to Start a Blog?
With just $2.95 a month, you can kickstart a new income stream. Skip only a single latte this month and that’s enough to afford your new side hustle.
If you’re unsure about what content you’ll be creating if you choose to create a blog, don’t worry at all. Most people have no idea what they’ll be writing. I had no idea what I will write and whether people will read it or not.
All of this is part of the process, all you have to do, as of now, is to make the first move. Get yourself your very own blog.
Here’s a well-formatted step-by-step guide to help you start a blog within 10 minutes. Just tap the button below.
Income Potential: $52,000 yearly
Do you occasionally catch the classic “your/you’re” mistake from texts? If yes, then Proofreading might be just for you!
But…what exactly is proofreading?
Proofreading is the process of thoroughly analyzing and rectifying errors in a piece of writing to ensure accuracy in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting. And it should make sense altogether in the end.
In short, finding (and correcting) mistakes in written pieces!
It is done just before its final submission or publication to make sure that the piece of writing is accurate, professional, and grammatically sound.
To get freelance proofreading jobs you don’t need to leave your house at all. You can easily set aside a few hours a day to work on it at the comfort of your couch or a work desk, whatever you prefer.
Businesses and massive publishing organizations rely on proofreaders to ensure quality and maintain professionalism throughout.
So, if you like correcting mistakes and can spot errors, or can easily fix hidden misspellings, proofreading may be the thing just for you.
Income Potential: Undefined
What is it & How Does it Work?
Dropshipping is basically a business model that allows individuals to sell products online to customers without ever actually stocking the products themselves.
Meaning, in dropshipping you don’t have to make or keep track of inventory and shipping yourself, you can sell other suppliers’ products and they handle the rest.
While there is an option to sell other’s products, you can also sell your own products by opening an online store.`
The difference between Amazon FBA and dropshipping/online store is, here you get to build your own store and scale it on your own terms.
How to Get Started as a Dropshipper or Build an Online Product Store?
Starting an online store is very easy, trust me. I’ve opened quite a few of them in the last year. The only problem is, it is not so easy when it comes to scaling or bringing people to your store.
This is why proper guidance is necessary when it comes to learning a new skill, a lot of phony gurus nowadays sell their courses on every social media platform that has no value whatsoever.
Scott Hilse’s Simplified Dropshipping course, on the other hand, is as genuine and practical as it comes. I’ve taken a lot of dropshipping classes (including this one) and in the end, this course is what I’ll recommend every time.
Scott has taught many students who have (within the first week) made thousands of dollars. Just check out the testimonials and decide for yourself.
4. Content Creator On YouTube
Income Potential: Undefined
Let me start things off by pointing out some of the quite interesting YouTube stats.
- Number of MONTHLY active users: 1.9 Billion+
- Number of DAILY active users: 30 Million+
- Number of videos watched per day: 5 Billion+
- Every day people watch one billion hours of video on YouTube.
Just look at those massive numbers and let the sheer volume of opportunity to make money sink in.
YouTubers make videos through which they make money by putting ads in their videos. The revenue generated by those ads splits 55:45 between the creator of the video and YouTube.
The creator gets 55 percent of the revenue and YouTube takes the rest 45 percent.
And it’s not just ad revenue or Adsense through which you can make money, after building a good audience following in your channel, brands will reach out to you to promote their products or services.
Ever watched videos that start with “This video is sponsored by …”? Yeah, those are sponsored videos where the creator is getting paid to promote a brand.
The amount you make through these brand deals largely depends on the type of content you upload as well as your average views per video.
On average, If a video has 100,000 to 500,000 views, then the YouTuber makes anywhere from $1,000 to up to $10,000.
But again, a little disclaimer, this is not a hard and fast pay rule, it really depends on channel to channel and brand to brand.
5. Pinterest Virtual Assistant
Income Potential: $15 to $20/hr
Pinterest is not just a place where you find various recipes and home decor ideas, it is so much more than that. Pinterest is more than a typical social media and in many ways, it is a visual search engine.
This is why Pinterest is a goldmine for people who are looking to drive potential customers and blog audiences to their own websites through Pinterest images, called pins.
But as straightforward as that may sound, there are a lot of small businesses and individuals who struggle to drive traffic from Pinterest to their businesses., especially those who are new to Pinterest.
This is where a Pinterest virtual assistant helps such businesses and individuals get their customers.
As a Pinterest virtual assistant, you will help build your client’s Pinterest outreach and maintain their Pinterest presence.
The majority of users on Pinterest are looking for things to buy on the platform, which makes them the perfect audience group for businesses trying to market their products.
Your job is to help those businesses and individuals reach potential buyers through Pinterest.
As a Pinterest Virtual Assistant you will work remotely and virtually, and that too at a time that’s convenient for you.
6. Work as a virtual assistant
Income Potential: $15 to $35/hr
What is a Virtual Assistant?
A Virtual Assistant (Also known as VA) is a person who helps businesses from a remote location through their paid services.
Thanks to the development of high-speed internet facilities- file sharing, and real-time multimedia communication have proven to drastically increase the demand for virtual assistants to entrepreneurs and businesses that are on the internet (Blogging, Ecommerce, etc).
Moreover, If a business needs instant help, hiring a VA is much less complicated compared to bringing in a full-time staff.
What Exactly Does a Virtual Assistant Do? Tasks of a Typical VA?
Being a Virtual Assistant, you will have to provide your services as self-employed or as a contractor irrespective of your location.
These said services may include but are not limited to–
Social Media– Almost all of the businesses that are present online are opting for social media for driving leads to their websites. But most of them do not have time to create consistent content to share and engage with the audience on a regular basis.
Thus the need for VAs who have some expertise in the given topic to run their social media accounts on the business’s behalf.
So, if you have any experience in creating content for Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc this might be right up your alley.
Social media VAs are very high in demand in online businesses, so if you have these skills, this niche is for you–
- You can create visually appealing and shareable posts
- You can engage with the audience well
- Keep up with the trending topic
Admin Work– This niche is basically for administrative work. Booking appointments, managing emails, keeping track of official documents, data entry, and spreadsheets are a few examples.
So if you have any previous experience in an office job or you would like to do tasks like the above mentioned, this category might just be for you.
So basically, this niche is like any other office assistant job, except for the “bringing the coffee for the boss” part.
Content Creation– Content creation is really popular as this niche is the most lucrative of all. Good content is what really brings sales to the business, hence this is very crucial for any online business.
Moreover, content creation is hard, time-consuming, and tedious, this is why business prefers to outsource these jobs.
If you like creating well-written articles, reviewing products in detail, making good-quality videos, and editing videos, and photos, there is a good chance you’ll thrive here.
Ecommerce– Do you know that the eCommerce industry is expected to hit $4.5 Trillion in sales (Source: DisruptiveAdvertising)?
What does that mean?
These businesses are expected to grow at an exponential rate, therefore, e-commerce VAs are (and will be) in great demand.
Tasks for an Ecommerce VA– Product management, Inventory management, Shipping issues, and returns, Customer relations, Order tracking, and invoicing
These are just a few examples, there are many more services that you can offer!
If you want to know more about what you could offer and choose what suits you best, check out this list of over 150+ services that a Virtual Assistant can offer to a client by downloading it here.
How much Money do Virtual Assistants Make?
An average North American can earn anywhere from $35 to $50 per hour. This rate goes as high as $100 per hour depending upon the area of expertise and experience.
How to get started as a Virtual Assistant?
If you think Being a Virtual Assistant is something you can do and have a desire to be self-employed, I know you’ll find Gina’s course 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success incredibly helpful. Her strategies are solid and very practical to follow up.
Gina from Horkey Hand Book, a millennial mom from Minnesota, is an awesome example of how you can set up a VA business.
Following her course, many students end up getting hired by their first client before they finish the course.
7. Create a Digital Course to sell
Income Potential: $1000 to over $100,000 monthly
Digital courses are the new model of modern education.
Independent teaching platforms has facilitated instant and cheap learning experience that people are loving because of their convenience.
For example, if over time, you have developed a desire to learn filmmaking, would you get yourself into a film-making college and spend $40,000 there just to pursue a hobby?
Enrolling in a digital course online that costs just a fraction of that amount and will teach you just as much sounds more convenient.
I will choose that latter any day of the week!
And let me assure you, this mindset is more widespread than you think. People now, more than ever are enrolling in digital courses and are learning at their own pace.
And as a result, digital course creators are making a fortune by selling courses online.
So if you have a specialization on a given topic and you want to share the knowledge to the rest of the world, don’t shy away from creating a digital course, whether it is in textual format, explained video format, voiceover, or any combination of these.
People are utilizing platforms such as Teachable to build and sell courses online. Check out teachable to know you can create a digital course.
8. Photography and Videography Services
Income Potential: Depends on the service you provide
This is one of those creative fields where you will have the freedom to work on thing things you want (mostly). And as a self-employed individual and a shutterbug myself, I appreciate the creative freedom this side hustle provides.
There are quite a few ways you can use your photo and/or video skills to make quite a good income on the side. Some of those ways are:
When it comes to making money through your photo and video services, this income here isn’t fixed at all. It all boils down to the fact that by providing different services you can make different amounts of money.
For example: Only selling your photos on stock images website isn’t as sustainable as you think while on the other hand, selling courses and making YouTube tutorials has the potential to make quite a good income (up to $100,000 a month)
So I would suggest you experiment with different income formats if you’re just a beginner and see for yourself what works for you.
And to be honest, photography is quite a crowded space with people offering their services for almost all niches and at various price points.
That being said, with the right passion and an eye for exceptional photography, anyone can set themselves apart from such crowds and succeed in ways unimaginable.
One of the things that can set you apart is by creating your own online portfolio where you can showcase your work to potential clients and brands.
And if you choose to create online courses or tutorials, you can redirect those people visiting your website to the courses or youtube channel.
You can use various professional-looking portfolio templates offered by platforms such as Squarespace to get started.
9. Sell stuff on Etsy
Income Potential: A few hundred to over $52,000 Yearly
I’m sure you’re aware of Etsy and what it is about by now. Etsy is a global marketplace for creative goods and has over 33 million buyers that bought Etsy $3.9 billion in 2018 from merchandise sales.
Products sold on Etsy include:
- Home Decor
- Seasonal goods
- Clothing and accessories
- DIY stuff
- Handmade personal care items etc.
But it is to be noted that it’s not just a place to buy creative products but to also sell them. Thousands of sellers use it to sell their own brands and products every single day and make good money at the end of the month.
If you have a creative bug and would like to sell your creative goods such as paintings, accessories, crafts, etc, then you can definitely give it a try.
10. Start an eCommerce store
Income Potential: Undefined
You may or may have noticed that a lot of YouTubers promote their personal merchandise brand on YouTube by mentioning an online store link in their video description.
But have you ever wondered how much money they make from those online eCommerce stores selling their products?
It varies from a few hundred per month and goes as far as millions. Seriously!
You can even start your own online store if you don’t even have any products to sell right now!
For example, you can provide a few good-looking designs or logos to a T-shirt printing company (such as Teespring) and can sell them in your store at your own price.
Online stores nowadays have a larger potential in terms of making money compared to any other type of store because of various factors such as the convenience to order from home, wide variety to choose from, and home delivery.
How Much Money Does It Make?
There is not a definite range on how much money you can earn, you could be making anywhere from $500 a month to literally millions a month by selling products online.
Fun Fact: Kylie Jenner got her “Youngest Billionaire” status by selling makeup products online (KylieCosmetics.com).
So I guess you realize the value of building a successful online store. And you’ll be making money even when you sleep if you are able to get consistent traffic.
Websites such as BigCommerce and Shopify offer you a platform to build your own eCommerce store. You’ll even get a free trial (no credit card required) before you can commit.
11. Teach English online with VIPKid
Income Potential: $14 to $18/hr
Teaching English online? How does it work?
When it comes to adapting, certain traditional ways need to change to adapt, teaching is no exception here.
Since there is a growing demand for online education solutions, some platforms like VIPKID and K12 have taken the initiative to implement changes.
So, If you are a teacher and have a license to teach, you can now start teaching classes from home. Classes are usually taught via Skype or pre-recorded video sessions as per requirements.
How to Find Work-From-Home Jobs for Online Tutors & Teachers?
Since the internet, like most “work from home” professions, teaching, and tutoring professions might as well need to update their ways to avail of the “work from home” facilities.
For example, one of the most popular work-from-home jobs out there right now for online tutors is teaching children English through the platform VIPKID.
The service is super flexible, you get to set your own hours. VIPKID provides the lesson plans and communicates with the parents, all you need is a computer with a webcam and that’s it.
K12 is a similar platform for online teaching and you have to go through the interviews and background checking for the hiring process.
12. Part-Time Remote Work
Income Potential: Depends
Part-time remote jobs are one of the great options as a side hustle that will not demand any form of a commute from you.
Sites like Flexjobs offer an array of remote part-time jobs in domains such as writing, accounting, sales, retail, customer services, data entry, content creation, and so many more. There are around 50 job categories to choose from according to your preferences.
The only downside is, there is a monthly fee you have to pay to be a member of Flexjobs which is probably worth it considering the number of opportunities you’ll be getting.
13. Facebook ad manager
Income Potential: A few thousands monthly
What Do Exactly Facebook Marketers do?
Do you know that Facebook is one of the largest platforms preferred by advertisers?
With over 2.42 Billion monthly active users Facebook is a goldmine for businesses.
Moreover, Facebook’s high-tech ad systems provide a very sophisticated and efficient ad experience that keeps them coming for more.
But the problems arise for businesses that don’t know how to reach their potential customers via Facebook ads and don’t even know that this kind of ad facility even exists.
That’s where Facebook marketers come to help! Facebook marketers help such businesses get more customers and sales.
How to Become an Advanced Facebook Marketer?
The FB Side Hustle Course, created by Bobby Hoyt and Mike Yanda, two world-class Facebook marketers, created this course to teach you everything you need to know about Facebook marketing for businesses.
This course helps you quickly master your work-from-home Facebook ads business and will teach you:
- Know how to set up a Facebook ad for a local business
- How to find businesses that pay you for this service
- How to convert those businesses into recurring client
- Scale the revenue
14. Data Entry Jobs
Income Potential: $15 to $22/hr
I know, I know, this is not something that you can refer to as a “Fun job” but it pays for doing mindless tasks. Data entry is actually one of the most popular remote part-time jobs out there.
Not only zero to minimal credentials are required to get these jobs but they are available throughout the year.
How to get started?
If you want to know more about how to apply and where to find these jobs, I have compiled a list of the best data entry jobs out there in this blog, click here to check it out.
How much does it pay?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, data entry workers make an average hourly wage of nearly $15.64, which goes up to $22.24 an hour for a more experienced worker employed by a generous company.
15. Become a graphics designer
Income Potential: $45,000 yearly
A graphic designer makes money from completing design jobs. They may be employed by an organization/company, like an ad agency or a large company’s design team.
Many large firms have entire departments dedicated to design because of course, design helps to get exposure.
While there are a lot of design jobs in major companies, graphics designing can also be considered self-employment where you have to work with different clients from home.
If you want to pursue graphic design, there are a few ways to gain the required skills. You can take a few design courses on skillshare where you can learn from professionals with a lot fewer fees involved compared to other alternatives.
16. Snuggling services
Income Potential: $40 to $80/hr
Yes, this is a real thing, and it has a number of health benefits. So, naturally, there’s also a business angle to it.
For Sam Varnerin of Boston, her snuggling side hustle has turned into a pretty lucrative business. She told Student Loan Hero, “I work around 18 hours a week, charging between $80 and $100 an hour, and make between $3-4k a month.”
Sam started part-time through the SnuggleBuddies.com agency, which allowed her to earn $40 an hour on her own schedule, before striking out on her own.
Income Potential: $44,000 yearly
Businesses and organizations are in constant need of new customers, you being their social media manager will help those businesses drive new customers by providing useful, relevant social media posts.
Moreover, having active social media accounts from businesses also helps them retain their existing customers because people spend much of their time on social nowadays.
So naturally, any business will try to have an active and relevant account that will bring them, new customers.
While every single business wants to have that, not a lot of them know how to do so. And this is where you help these businesses by offering your social media services.
Some of these services may include:
- Creating relevant content
- Answering comments and messages
- Helping answer questions
- Attract more customers to the business
17. Teach a Class on Skillshare
Income Potential: $200 to $5000/hr
Skillshare, as the name suggests, is a platform where people who have good experience or expertise in a certain area can create courses and make money from them.
Skillshare is a little different from Teachable because there isn’t any paid user base already on the platform who are constantly looking for great classes on Teachable.
I too have a paid Skillshare account where I follow and learn from a lot of classes on topics ranging from productivity, photography, starting a youtube channel, etc.
Have a look a Skillshare and consider reflecting on what new advice and ideas you can bring to the table.
18. Take surveys online (Market Research)
Income Potential: few hundred monthly
Market research can be explained as – the effort put by companies to gather information about the current and future consumer market, the customers, what they like, and what they prefer so as to better serve them.
This is a very clever business strategy that is certainly not new.
Big companies literally pour millions of dollars into these programs because relevant data is an important entity for business growth, analyzing which can help them to take necessary steps.
What you will be doing?
Answer super-easy questions.
Yes, you can make money off of these market research programs by answering simple survey questions. This is one of the easiest ways to make money online.
While you will not certainly get rich with these, answering surveys in your free time can bring you an extra few hundred bucks in your pocket every month.
Some of the best survey sites that are worth your time –
How to get started?
Given above are some of the well-paid survey sites. Sign up with as many as possible because you want to grab every opportunity you can get to answer those simple surveys and maximize your earnings
How much does it pay to answer surveys?
To be honest, there is no set range you can make from a certain survey but you can make anywhere from $1, $2, $3, or $5 to as high as $100 ( although these are rare, you should sign up with as many survey sites as possible to increase your chances to catch the bigger fish )
19. Print on Demand T-Shirts
Income Potential: Undefined
Starting a T-shirt business isn’t something that is new but is relevant nonetheless. With on-demand printing companies such as Teespring, you can sell T-shirts with your own personal branding.
If you’re creative enough to print some really cool and relatable designs, people will surely be interested in buying them.
If there are large groups and organizations that would require t-shirts that reflect their ideas in a time of a big event, you can take the responsibility to handle that and make a good side income out of it.
Moreover, you can scale this whole gig if you yourself offer your own printing service in your locality or even ship them across the whole country.
And this can be a pretty profitable business!
20. Sell services on Fiverr
Income Potential: Depends
Fiverr is a gold mine to sell and find freelance services. People from all around use Fiverr as their means to make money.
You can provide every type of freelance service on the face of the earth on Fiverr such as Data entry, graphics design, transcription, SEO services, etc.
How to Develop a Successful Side Hustle
Starting a side hustle is not that hard. One can easily start a side gig out of sheer motivation after reading it in a blog post such as this one or in social media posts.
But the real struggle comes when you have to put in the actual work or investments required to make that a success.
So in order to make that happen there are a few points you have to keep in mind throughout the whole process. They are:
1. Make a list of what you’re interested in
Your interest is the single, most important ingredient to building a successful side hustle.
This is why listing only the things that excite you or something you are willing to try really helps to begin your side hustle journey the right way!
If you like and enjoy something doing, you’ll actually have fun while working. And thus you’ll be more focused and more consistent at what you do without worrying about “ugh! When will this end?“
Of course, you can try different side hustles that you have never done before. But if later it starts to give you a headache every time you think about it, it’s time you leave it and try something else.
A side hustle should be more about making money by pursuing your interests rather than getting another boring job that you despise.
2. To invest or not invest?
Starting something that will make you more money will require some investment upfront from your side, whether it is for buying tools and gears or services, certification, training, or even courses. So make sure you’re up for it.
If you have quite a bit saved up for the investment required for kickstarting your side hustle, you’re good to go!
But if you don’t have anything saved, don’t give up just yet, work your way up!
When I started this blog, I paid around $3 monthly (which was paid the annual amount taken together).
But only after making good money from this blog (through affiliates and ads), I tried to re-invested the income in bettering the blog by buying premium themes, better hosting, email services, and a few other things that would help me grow this blog.
My point is, you can always start small, and then you can reinvest your earnings to expand your side hustle even more.
If you’re in a position where you think you have to borrow money to establish your side hustle, decide if it’s worth the risk or not.
If not, then opt for some side hustles that require considerably smaller investments, work your way up, and fund that bigger business of yours on your own.
Sounds like a plan?
3. Make sure there are no conflicts of interest
Before starting anything, carefully weigh in your interests and plans because once you’re in, you’re all in!
Remember one thing, if you start working on a side hustle and later realize that this is not for you, you have to start something else from level zero. All the work and time spent on the previous gig will be for nothing.
Having second thoughts or switching from one side hustle to another every now and then can hinder you from building anything at all.
This is why I want you to take a moment to think clearly about what is it that you want to go all-in with.
Of course, there is always a possibility that you might have to switch your side hustle if it doesn’t click with you after some time. But this can significantly reduce the chances of having to switch at all and thus saves you buttloads of time and energy.
4. Schedule time for your side hustle
This is obviously a no-brainer, you want to build a side hustle, and you have to squeeze time to make that happen.
Carefully set specific hours dedicated to your side hustle that does not coincide with other essentials even during the day and utilize those hours to their full extent.
That means no scrolling through your phone or watching any web series after working for a mere few minutes.
5. Don’t forget about your day job
You might be super excited to start a new income stream and be dreaming about giving your boss the finger but you need to keep yourself grounded until you can afford to.
Don’t spend your entire time and attention on building something new that does not make you money yet when you already have something that is making you money.
Your day job is still essential for your survival as long as you are not making good money from your second source.
Till then try not to build your side hustle at the expense of your office hours because this can get you fired.
There you have it!
The above-mentioned are some of the best side hustles you can try starting today.
So, take your time, bring out a piece of paper and a pen to list your interest, select one (or a potential few ), research them thoroughly about their income and growth trends, and act accordingly.
Also remember that building something as significant as a new income source can take a long time, just don’t give up if you don’t see desirable outcomes right away.
Keep hustling and keep pushing even though you don’t see results and soon enough, everything will pay off and you’ll be grateful that you started a side hustle in the first place!