20 Side-Hustles you can start today!
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson
Are you concerned about the rising cost of living? Are you feeling the pinch, struggling to make ends meet, and finding yourself wishing you had more money? Let me assure you that you are not alone!
In these tough times, it can be hard to get ahead, but don’t worry, there is hope! If you’re looking for some ways to make extra money, I have the perfect solution for you: side-hustles! Side-hustles are a great way to make some extra cash, and best of all, you can start right away!
If you’re ready to start earning some extra money so you can help your family cope with this current era of increased cost of living, read on for 20 side-hustles that you can start today!
20 Side-Hustles you can start today!
- Start a blog
If you have a passion or expertise in a particular subject, why not start a blog? All you need is a website and some hosting, and you can be up and running in no time. You can monetize your blog through advertising, sponsorships, or affiliate marketing.
- Create an online course
Do you have knowledge that others would be willing to pay for? Why not create an online course? You can use platforms like Udemy or Teachable to get started.
- Offer consulting services
If you have experience in a particular field, you could offer consulting services to businesses or individuals. This could be anything from social media marketing to financial advice.
- Sell products online
Do you make handmade goods or have another type of product that you’d like to sell? You can set up an online store using platforms like Shopify or Etsy. (I am such an ETSY lover, so if you’d like to join ETSY and get your first 40 listings for free, I’d be grateful if you used this referral link, so I get 40 free listings too – talk about a win-win! Let me know if you do start your own shop so I can check it out too! Get your link by clicking HERE.)
- Do freelance work
There are many websites that connect businesses with freelancers for all sorts of tasks, from writing to web design to graphics creation. If you have skills that others need, you can sign up for one of these platforms and start finding clients today.
- Manage social media accounts
Many businesses need help managing their social media accounts, and this is something you can do from home with just a computer and an internet connection. There are plenty of tools out there to help you get started, such as Hootsuite or Sprout Social and a quick search on YouTube will give you so many tips for free!
- Be a pet sitter
Do you love animals? Why not start a business pet sitting? You can sign up with companies like Rover or Wag! to get started, or simply advertise your services on your own website or social media accounts such as Facebook Marketplace.
- Offer home-cleaning services
If you enjoy cleaning and organizing, why not start a business offering home-cleaning services? You can start by advertising your services on websites like Craigslist or TaskRabbit. Once you get some clients, word-of-mouth will help get more clients.
- Do yard work
Another easy way to make extra money is by doing yard work for your neighbours or local businesses. This could include mowing lawns, shovelling snow, or trimming hedges. Just distribute some flyers in your neighbourhood so people know what services you offer and enjoy feeling fit and fantastic while helping out busy people who can’t keep up with their yard work.
- Freelance writing
If you enjoy writing, why not get paid for it? There are many websites and businesses that are always looking for writers, and you can easily get started by creating a profile on websites like Upwork or Fiverr.
- Virtual assistant
Virtual assistants provide all sorts of services, from customer service to bookkeeping to all sorts of administrative work. There are a wide range of skills that virtual assistants can offer, so if you think this might be the right fit for you, there are plenty of resources available to help you get started.
- Write an eBook
If you enjoy writing, why not write an eBook? This is a great way to share your ideas with the world, and you can make money by selling it on Amazon or other online retailers. You can also promote your eBook on your blog or website.
- Offer babysitting services
If you’re good with kids and you have the patience to deal with their sometimes challenging behaviour, then offering babysitting services can be a great way to earn some extra money. You can advertise your services on various websites, or ask your friends to put the word out. A young mother juggling a baby and work will appreciate your wisdom and support!
- Offer house-sitting services
If you’re responsible and reliable, then offering house-sitting services can be a great way to earn some extra money. Homeowners are always looking for someone to watch their home and pets while they’re away on vacation or business trips. You can advertise your services on websites like HouseSitter.com or Caretakerjobs.com or again, good old Facebook marketplace
- Offer pet grooming services
If you love animals and you have the skills to groom them, then offering pet grooming services can be a great way to earn some extra money. You can start your own pet grooming business or work for an existing business.
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- Do laundry for people in your community
Laundry is one of those necessary but time-consuming tasks that many people would rather outsource. If you don’t mind doing laundry, this can be a great way to make some extra money.
- Offer house or office cleaning services
Like laundry, cleaning is another one of those necessary but time consuming tasks that many people would rather outsource. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, this can be a great way to earn some extra cash while boosting your fitness levels as well!
- Be a personal shopper
Do you love shopping? Why not get paid to do it? There are many people who are willing to pay someone else to do their shopping for them, whether it’s because they don’t have the time or they simply don’t enjoy it. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, there are many companies that offer personal shopping services.
- Offer errand-running services
There are always people who need help running errands, such as going to the post office , driving them to medical appointments or picking up dry cleaning. If you don’t mind doing a few small tasks here and there, this can be a great way to make some extra money.
- Home organization
If you’re naturally organized and tidy, you can use your skills to help others get their homes in order by becoming a home organizer. Home organizers help people declutter and organize their homes, which can be both physically and emotionally liberating. You can start your own home organization business or work for an existing company.
So there you have it, 20 side-hustles that you can start today. If you’re looking for a way to make some extra money or want to transition into a new career, one of these options might be perfect for you. And don’t forget, I’ve got a free guide for you with even more ideas! Just click HERE and I’ll send it straight to your inbox.
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I love this post. With inflation and everything going on in the world this is the perfect time to share these great ideas. Thanks for sharing!
So many great ideas to earn some extra $$. Thanks for sharing these Cat!
So many fantastic tips and ideas for adding income and quality to our lives. Thanks for sharing, because so frequently we just need a little reminder of what is available.
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