- Writing – If you love writing, then you’ve got quite a few side hustling options to consider. Try starting a blog (an excellent way to put your writing skills out there); do freelance writing (copywriting pays pretty well!), or you could write eBooks. Believe it or not you can even commission poems and sell these for a nice profit!
- Graphic design – If you’re more into art and drawing, and you basically have a good eye for design, then you can sell your designs at various marketplaces online (Behance or Hatchwise). You can design t-shirts (Teespring or Zazzle) and sell it on social media. You can have people pay you to create logos, social media graphics, icons, infographics and various artwork (advertise yourself on Fiverr.com).
- Singing – If you’ve got a good voice, you can sing in bars, clubs or restaurants. Or you can join a band and be their lead or backup vocalist. The possibilities really are endless if you’ve got talent. If you’re not afraid of going on TV, you can join singing contests and win awards and recognition in the process!
- Photography – If you love photography, then you can sell your photos to stock photo websites (shutterstock or flickr.) You can also work as a wedding photographer on your days off. (Get some business cards and put up a portfolio site and partner with wedding planners.) You can have people pay you to take high-quality pictures of their products, houses, etc. (Visit real estate open houses and introduce your services to the realtor on hand and leave them a business card or brochure with links to your portfolio site.)
- Dancing – Some people are born with two left feet. If you’re not one of them and you love dancing, then you can use your spare time to teach people how to dance! If you’re really good, you can join plays and musicals, and even get small roles on TV!
- Making crafts – If you love making any kind of craft, like crocheting, needlework, sewing, candle making, etc. then you can make loads of money with it! The more intricate the design, the higher the price you’ll usually fetch. You just need to know where to find your target audience. Often, you’ll find them at places like Etsy, but you can also reach them on Facebook and Instagram.
- Videographer – Just like photography you can earn extra money with your camera by taking video coverage of events like parties or weddings. If you are a notary you can also do video depositions or wills for a fee. You can create video walk throughs of homes and buildings for realtors. Again you’ll need a website or portfolio site and brochures to tell people about your services.
- Voiceover Performer – If you have a nice speaking voice or you are talented in multiple languages or you can speak in accents you can do voice overs for people and business projects. You can read commercials or do audio books for authors. (This is great if you can do it in more than one language you can charge per language.)
- Personal Shopper – Do you have an eye for style? Is your idea of a good time shopping for clothes or putting together bedroom looks? How about comparison shopping for groceries? Well why not put those skills to use and start being a personal shopper? You can make very good money if you are good at putting together fashion styles for business people or like to shop for groceries for seniors. Try looking at companies like Insta-cart to get started.
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Iolande V. Argent,
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