You’ve probably been hearing more and more people talking about starting or running a side hustle. So you may be wondering yourself, how do I start a side hustle of my own? I myself am a side hustler and have done all sorts of things over the years like acting, teaching music lessons, pet sitting, managing rental properties, baby sitting, bookkeeping, gardening etc. When you read through my list of fun side hustle ideas below you’ll notice there are SO many different ways to earn some extra cash and maximize your free time.
I recently wrote about how so many people are overworked, underpaid, and unhappy with their careers. It makes me sad there are so many unhappy folks out there. I used to be all three and those were not good times for me. It’s draining to feel stressed, exhausted, frustrated, bitter and unappreciated at work.
Thankfully I got myself into a much better position and am so thankful with my current career. So if you’re one of the millions of overworked, underpaid, and unhappy people, don’t lose hope! There’s always a way to bring positive change into your life, so all the more reason to look through these side hustle ideas and find out what you can do to earn more money. If you want an untemplate career and lifestyle, start small first to increase your chances of success. You don’t want to bite off more than you can chew and get overwhelmed an discouraged.
Which Side Hustle Ideas Interest You?
Indoor Side Hustles
Needlework Crafter (Crocheting, Knitting, etc)
Property manager (Air bb, VRBO etc)
Soap or candle maker
P2P Social Lender (ex. Prosper, learn how in this Prosper review)
Paper Crafter (Wedding invitations, Thank You cards, Calligraphy, Scrapbooks etc)
Clothing Designer (Graphic tees, hats, etc)
Manage a profitable online store
Mobile app engineer
Alter & repair clothes
Baking & cake decorating
Reseller (Craigslist, Ebay, Amazon, etc)
Grocery store bagger
Online survey taker
Outdoor Side Hustles
Dog cleaner (somebody’s gotta pick it up)
Driver (taxi, Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, etc)
Hybrid Indoor/Outdoor Side Hustles
Repairing from Your Garage
Acting/Being an extra
Real estate appraiser
Holiday season retail clerk
Sports team coach
Gopher errand boy/girl (TaskRabbit, etc)
Plan, Prepare, Execute
Figure out which side hustle ideas interest you the most and determine if you think you can do them or not. Really all it takes is commitment and focus. Everyone who’s successful today started without experience and knowledge. If you give yourself enough time, you can achieve anything. And if you fail that’s okay too. Don’t beat yourself up because we all have failures in life. What’s more important is that you learn from your mistakes, grow, and keep moving forward.
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Untemplaters, what are some other side hustle ideas you have to share? Have you done any odd jobs or side hustles yourself? What’s worked best for you and how did it help you earn more money?
Financial Samurai says
My favorite is being a blogger of course! 🙂
Ditto! It’s harder than a lot of people realize, mostly from a commitment and persistence stand point, but it’s a lot of fun. Anything that gives me more time on the computer is a plus in my book. 🙂