Over the past year, many people have changed how they work, whether that be their full-time role or something that they ventured into on the side while maintaining their job. Side hustles have become commonplace as people want to bring in more cash to pursue other interests. The best side hustles are flexible such as project-based work, and a lot of them are usually around a passion that you already have or use a skill that you have already developed over time.
Should you decide that you want to take on a side hustle to earn some more money, it does mean that you will have to work more hours than you have previously. That fact makes it so much more important that your side hustle includes something that you enjoy. We will give you a brief overview of the top 10 honorable side hustles that you can start doing.
Write a book
This may sound like it will take a lot of work, and it may at the start. If you have an idea for a book that you would like to write, do it. Once you have written the content, you can self-publish the book on Amazon. Writing a book can be done over a long time to work towards completion. After uploading the book onto Amazon, the book can generate passive income for you with no other work! As soon as someone buys the book, Amazon sends it across, and that is it!
Test websites for companies
Believe it or not, there are different places that you can get paid to test someone’s website. One such example is UserTesting.com. Once you go through their application process, they will send you different websites that they need someone to test, and you get paid up to $60 per test. You can do this ten times per day, but it is an excellent way to earn extra money every month.
Pet sitting or dog walking
If you love to spend time with animals, pet sitting or dog walking might well be the best side hustle that you can get. Gone are the days in which you posted a flier on a post hoping that someone would call for you to help take their dog for a walk. With technology moving at the rate it does, there are now different apps and websites that you can apply to be a dog walker, pet sitter, or even give overnight stays for pets. You could even build it to walk 3 or 4 dogs at a time at $20 per dog per hour. $80 for an hour walking doesn’t sound too bad.
Throughout 2020 and even into this year, the use of different food delivery companies has grown tremendously, and they are here to stay. You don’t even need to drive; as long as you have a bicycle, you can start to earn some extra income in your spare time.
Item Flipping and Upcycling
If you are pretty good with your hands and have an eye for potential, you can bring in some good money through item flipping and upcycling. You can stalk different thrift stores, garage sales, or even online such as Facebook Marketplace. When you find an item you want, purchase it, make it look better with paint or different design traits, and then sell it for a profit. Starting can take time to understand what is quick to sell once relisted and what isn’t the best.
Social Media Manager
Do you spend your days on different Social Media platforms looking at various businesses and ads while getting your Social high? If so, Social Media Management could be ideal for you. You help different companies create and schedule content on various platforms while engaging with their audience and commenters. The earning potential varies massively depending on experience; some specialists charge $150 per hour.
If you have spent a lot of time using computers, you are probably fast at typing. Fast typing is a skill that people will pay for if they can do it while listening to others. You will simply listen to audio and type out what is being said, nothing too complex. If you have a niche that you understand clearly, such as medicine, you will charge more.
A lot of businesses will have someone that they use to write their content. The content itself can be from lead-acid batteries to modest fashion, but you will find people that will write about anything if they can research it. This can be used as a blog or article; it can also be used as copy for a business to have on the different pages of their website. When you get to a decent level of experience, you can easily earn over $30 per hour.
Local Travel Guide
Some people know a lot about the town or city they live in and are incredibly passionate about it. If you are one of those people, why not get paid to talk about it? With apps like Airbnb, you can create local experiences that travelers will book and pay for. You can set the days and times at which the tours take place, giving you complete control.
Should you be good at lots of different things, you can be a Virtual Assistant. VAs carry out many other jobs such as Social Media Management, email inbox organization, Sales funnel management, and more. Being a Virtual Assistant throws you into different scenarios that you would never have thought of, and you learn some unique skills. Pay rates range from $15-45 per hour, depending on specialist skills.
A side gig is something that you choose to do, so it must be something that you want to do. Over the next few months, we will be covering more about the different side hustles that you can take and do more of a deep dive into what is needed.