Tools you need to use when starting a side hustle

side hustle tools Feb 27, 2021

We all have the burning idea that we have been thinking about for years, but many of us never take the first step because we get overwhelmed, not sure where to begin or are worried about the cost!

Now starting a side hustle doesn’t mean you need to invest hundred into buying URLS, creating the perfect logo or even having a website, especially if you’re not sure the idea will even work!

If you just want to make some extra cash on the side but don’t want to give your full time job up, here are some ideas to get you started.

Freelancing is a great way to use the skills you already have and are an expert at to help pay the bills! These are our two favourites:

Upwork.com

Where professional freelancers go to find work from all around the world. You can create a profile for free and pitch for work! Whether you work in marketing, are a developer or simply can input data there’s a huge range of jobs available from potential clients all around the world.

Fivver

Another on demand freelance service, it originally started off as ‘what would you do for a fiver, but now it offers a range of services. You can become a voice over expert, write a poem, edit someone's video, proof read someone's work, translate text, critique someone’s dating profile, create someone a logo the list goes on! Check it out here http://www.fiverr.com/s2/2d9aa57905

Tutor online

Whether it’s teaching english to foreign students or another language, maths or drawing classes, you can earn money online for doing it!

Airtasker / TaskRabbit.com

Are you good at helping people get organised, putting ikea furniture together or doing a bit of gardening? Then hire yourself out on one of these sites.

Takeaway driver

Sign up to food delivery services and become a driver example: UberEats or Deliveroo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Car

Find that you’re not using your car that much? Rent it out on a car sharing website such as Getaround or Turo.

Rent out your car space

Find that you’re not using your car that much? Rent it out on a car sharing website such as Getaround or Turo.

Become an Uber/ Lyft Driver

Need to make some extra cash in your own time? If you’re not hitting the town on a Friday or Saturday night and have a car, jump in and make some extra dosh!

Spare Room

Rent out a spare room on AirBnB or SpareRoom.com (remember you can choose to do long or short term stays).

If you’re time rich, exchange your hours for £££, using some of these ideas.

Do research and focus group

here’s a load of legitimate websites that pay you to answer surveys and focus groups. Especially with COVID they all take place online from the comfort and safety of your home.

Babysitting

Sign up to a babysitting website or stick up a few flyers in your local area!

Movie extra

Fancy seeing yourself on the silver screen? Movies are always looking to cast extras and can pay well!

Secret shopper

Once we are allowed back in shops, become a secret shopper. This is when businesses who are wanting to see how good their customer service is pay you to visit their shop and rate the experience.

Dog walker

Sign up to a dog walking website or app! If you enjoy walking and love animals this is a win win!

Sell a product

Sign up to a dog walking website or app! If you enjoy walking and love animals this is a win win!

Ebay

Sell clothes on Ebay or anything around the house you don’t need anymore

 

Facebook marketplace or Gumtree

go through your house (or your parents house) and get rid of things you don’t want

Etsy.com

sell handmade products

Flipping

This is where you buy a product and sell it for more online! Sometimes people are in a rush to move, so they put good quality products online to sell (or even give away). We love to search for a bargain on Facebook Marketplace and then see if we can flip it!

Affiliate Marketing

Refer website visitors to buy products online and earn a small commission on each sale

Create an online course

What are you an expert in, not sure listen to our recent webinar with Sarah Cordiner via the membership hub.

Write an Ebook/Eguide

Sell on Kindle or Amazon

Write content

For blogs or companies (again find jobs via Upwork.com or Fiverr)

Social media marketing

Pick up some small business clients

Dropshipping

Set up your own storefront and process sales, but never touch the actual product. Instead, the items are shipped directly to the customer from the manufacturer or wholesaler.

Selling on printify or other similar sites

Print-on-demand t-shirt and merchandise, where you can custom-design your own clothes and accessories and sell them through a site.

Amazon

Send your products to Amazon’s Fulfilment Centres and let them take care of the rest

There are so many ways to make a little extra money on the side but yes you will have to do a bit of hustle!

 

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