You may have a great job but find yourself having some extra time to play with. Perhaps you actually need a little bit of extra money. Whatever the case, a side hustle can be a great investment of your time and bring you plenty of cash while you’re at it. Here are some ideas as you think about what you can do to make money on the side:
Start a podcast
Do you have great conversational skills and love to use them? Have knowledge on an interesting topic that people would love to hear about? From donations to sponsorships to marketing ads, there are many different ways to make money from podcasts, while having a lot of fun talking to amazingly interesting people.
Take some time learning how to become a podcaster and get some practice in before you start “airing” your podcast, and once you feel ready, this could be the most amazing side hustle of your life.
Do you like to write? Consider using your skill to make a little extra money. While you will need experience and expertise to land a full-time job, you can dip your toes in the world of freelance writing by applying to content mills like Textbroker or Scripted.
Sell your craft on Etsy
If you paint or create crafts and there’s a market for what you do, then why not get started selling on Etsy? You may write children’s books or create natural products for kids. While it takes some effort and time to learn the trick to selling on Etsy, it’s a very broad market that could bring you plenty of interest and be quite the lucrative side hustle.
While you start trying to sell your craft on Etsy, create a social media page to start gaining interest in what you have to offer. While it may be an investment of time and money, if it gets you noticed, it may be worth it and become a booming home business.
Rent out a room
If you own your home and are single, any extra rooms could be making you some extra money, especially if you live in a hot city like Austin or Los Angeles. Even if you were to just rent out the room for special events and festivals throughout the year, you could make a hefty amount of money as a side hustle.
While it does require some time and commitment on your end, it could be the perfect side gig for your lifestyle.
Offer date night babysitting
There are many parents out there who want to get out and do date night with their sweetie but who may not have a sitter that they trust. If you look on the website Care, there are plenty of families who just want to hire someone a couple of nights a week, so you don’t have to do it full-time but can make some cash on the side.
If you have any type of professional childcare experience in the past, you could offer your services for a pretty decent rate. It’s easy to do and could be a great way to make extra money.
From your hobby to your talent, there may be ways you could be getting more from doing the things you love. If you need money or you simply want to do more with your time, the above-mentioned side hustles are worth considering in addition to your daily work. Who knows? They could end becoming your day job as you find success in doing the thing you love.