Dear Entrepreneur, Here Are 8 Ideas To Make Money On The Side

By Getrude Mathayo / Published January 19, 2023 | 6:02 pm




KEY POINTS

Most 9 to 5 jobs don’t pay the bills. Especially if you’re just starting out in your career. When you calculate the cost of rent, food, bills, and transportation, you might realize that you barely have anything left over. What a bummer.


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A side hustle is a way to make money outside of your 9 to 5 job. It allows you to make more money that’ll give you the freedom to pursue your passions, buys things you need or want, and lower any financial worries.

Truth is, most 9 to 5 jobs don’t pay the bills. Especially if you’re just starting out in your career. When you calculate the cost of rent, food, bills, and transportation, you might realize that you barely have anything left over. What a bummer.

Sometimes, even a full-time job doesn’t provide enough income to reach your financial goals. Whether you’re saving for a large purchase, aiming to put money aside for emergencies, or just trying to make ends meet, securing additional income is a great way to avoid financial hardship.

  1. Manage social media for small businesses

Many small businesses need a social media manager and simply don’t have the time nor the expertise to be constantly posting on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter. Take it upon yourself to contact local businesses and offer up your services for a contracted monthly fee. Managing a social media account is an easy way to make extra money online no matter where you live.

  1. Start a Dropshipping Business

Dropshipping is one of the best side hustle job ideas. It allows you to sell a product directly to the customer without having to buy any inventory. You don’t need to have a big startup costs budget, keeping your risk low.

  1. Start a Wholesale Business

If you like running an online business but prefer to be a little more hands-on, starting an online store using wholesale could be perfect for you. This business model means you buy products in bulk at a lower price and then sell them at a higher retail price to your customers.

  1. Begin Freelancing

If you don’t have a predictable income, you might need more money for some months and a little less for others. If this sounds like you, you might take freelance gigs. The secret to succeeding as a freelancer is to charge clients based on the value you’ll bring. Most freelance workers undercharge, which results in fast burnout with little payoff.

  1. Affiliate Marketer

Affiliate marketing is one of those side jobs that pay well over the long term. However, you’ll need to go through a learning curve before you can start making money with affiliate marketing. It’s not just about finding the right product to sell but also finding the right brand to partner with

  1. Start Blogging

Blogging is one of the best side hustle jobs to do from home, or anywhere else in the world. It allows you to build a personal brand while owning your own asset. You can even write about your passions. Starting a blog in a niche that you understand allows you to reach an audience that shares the exact same interest as you.

  1. Earn Passive Income as an Instagram Influencer

You are growing up, most people dream of being famous. But the truth is, not everyone can sing or act. Fortunately, you can still build a personal brand around yourself based on what you can do. Maybe you have a really cool fashion sense or can bake an awesome cake. On Instagram, anyone can start a side hustle by becoming an influencer

  1. Become a Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant is an assistant who works in a remote location, as opposed to a company’s office. They can help with tasks such as administration, social media, bookkeeping, and more. There’s been a growing demand for virtual assistants from business owners who need help on various projects.

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