Often times we have come across situations when our earnings don’t match our expenses. Salaries ends before month ends and weekend are spent laying on that couch, not because we want to but because we don’t have a choice. We know for a fact that we are underpaid and there doesn’t seem to be any way to get out of it.
I would be lying if I say that this hasn’t happened with me. Many people who start their career have been at this place.
But are there any opportunities to make money beyond your full time career? Absolutely! There are plenty of options out there to make extra bucks but the execution depends on you.
If you are okay with the points mentioned above, then let me introduce you to my 5 favorite side hustles that are truly rewarding. So let’s begin discussing them.
If you are good at something, you can use those skills to make money. Whether you are good at personal development, have that expertise in creating great meals, great tutoring skills and command on few subjects or a great hand at salon services, it’s time you bring your skills out through social media platforms and make the most of it.
I would highly recommend to take this step if your skills are your passion too. This way your work will not feel like “a work” and you never know that it might convert into a full time career in the longer run.
Currently she is an entrepreneur offering services and products @ Divination with Kriti and working full time. I do want to mention that she started this side hustle because it was born out of passion, which she not only nailed it by getting enough clients but also took a bold step to quit her corporate job and work as a full time intuitive consultant.
Following your passion might take you to the path where you belong. And it is never bad when you start getting paid for something you love.
So figure out what works for you and go for it.
It doesn’t matter if you own a car or a house, you can rent it. Renting a car is easier nowadays when companies like Uber and Ola are there to make the experience more customer friendly.
My suggestion would be to first understand the profit margin as it may vary depending on the city. There are plenty of ways of doing research on this topic like talking to drivers and understanding their earnings, understanding the promotions that are run by these companies etc.
You don’t have to deal with customers directly for the payments. Customers are charged before they arrive and you get paid once they check in, obviously with money minus Airbnb charges.
Putting your stuff to good use is not a bad option. Is it?
This one is my favorite so far because I love to write. Blogs is about writing, either you do it or you pay someone else to do it.
If you want to monetize your blog then paying for writing doesn’t sound like a good idea but there are people who do that too. Maybe they monetize it in such a way that content creation expenses are paid off.
You want to start a blog? Great! There are plenty of websites helping with the steps to do that. My suggestion is not to start a blog on a free platform like wordpress.com, instead go for your own domain and hosting. With free platforms, the owner doesn’t have the authority to own the blog which means it can be shut down anytime causing havoc to your already set blog.
Doesn’t matter if you have great fashion sense or know a family recipe that isn’t anywhere online, blogs are a great way of putting your skills as well as getting paid through advertisements or affiliate marketing.
Try this simple technique and create your own market in the virtual world.
Are you good at making marmalade, or you have an amazing hand at creating decorative items? If you can produce it, you can sell it too.
The products will be displayed at Amazon website and every order placed will be notified to the seller.
Great thing about Amazon is that it isn’t limited to big sellers. You can start a small business at home with limited space and orders, and use Amazon service to place the product for online purchase. No hassles of creating your own websites, marketing it or even renting the shop in the local market which by the way becomes an expensive affair.
Do you know the old process of publishing a book? There has to be one publishing house ready to accept your book, print the book which is later distributed across distribution centers to be sold to the customers.
Technology has changed this process from “finding publishing houses” to “self-publishing books”. There won’t be any hassle of printing books (amazing for the environment), and it gets as easy as creating a book on a certain topic and selling it online.
All you got to do is to upload your e-books on your website or use social media platforms to market the book. E-books can be downloaded by the readers on their laptops, tablets or Amazon kindle device.
Did you know that few website owners provide free e-book to attract people and make them subscribe to their website, to increase the website traffic and email marketing of their final product? It’s a great strategy to build an audience and you can make use of E-books from that perspective as well.
Well! There is an easier way to this. A very well know way of selling your e-book is through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. It is as easy as creating an account with them and get started. They will charge their commission but you know what, this is a great way to sell e-books as there are millions visiting Amazon every single day, which means millions of potential customers.
If this one sings with your tune, then go for it.
Closing with lots of love..