Later, Freddie Mixell explained how he sells off his profitable niche sites to accelerate his earnings and reinvest in his business. If you’re a savvy negotiator and know your way around cars, you can buy low and sell high and turn a profit quickly with this side hustle. It would be interesting to see this sold on a pay-for-performance model, where you only get paid if the applicant gets the interview. There are some great stories of regular people doing just this. Some companies are now employing part-time customer service representatives to work from home and handle incoming phone or live chat service requests.
And finally, Kurt Elster told me about several fascinating one-page microsites that earn money with Ad Sense. Here’s a step-by-step guide on the fastest cheapest way to build a website. For instance, Ryan Finlay of Re Craigslist.com, makes a full-time living buying and selling on Craigslist and stopped by the podcast to tell me about it.
And more recently, uber successful app-preneur Carter Thomas broke down what he’d do if he had to start over. One user in Atlanta makes a full-time living assembling IKEA furniture! Blogging is difficult to monetize but can be a fun outlet to practice your writing or build an audience around a particular idea. Certification is required, but this is a viable side hustle because the inspections can be scheduled at your convenience and only take a few hours.
The platform also allows for virtual work like online research and other tasks that can be done remotely. Jon Dykstra is the master of quickly building and monetizing blog sites from zero to six-figures, and my friend Rosemarie now earns $20k a month with her blog about frugal living. Check out my free 6-part video course on how to start your own site. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Tax Preparation Service. It may not be glamorous, but it’s something nearly every business spends money on and usually gets done in the after-work hours. There are more computers in this country (including tablets and smartphones) than there are people. Some of the computer skills we take for granted are still lacking for portions of the population. Consulting is an ambiguously broad field, but there are consultants for practically every area of expertise. With millions of websites all competing for attention, writing is a service that’s constantly in demand. You can start out on your own, or on one of several established ghostwriting platforms like The Content Authority, Scripted, or Text Broker. Gigwalk is a free smartphone app that pays you to complete small tasks in your neighborhood, like photographing the inside of a store. Quality graphic design is always in-demand, and never before have there been so many outlets on which to sell your skills. This is certainly not a good option for me, but I’m positive someone else with the right skills can make it work.
Help other businesses with their accounting and finances. Big brands are always looking for assistance with their on-the-ground marketing efforts, and pay pretty well for the help. Is it just me, or does “babysitting” sound amateur compared to “child care”? Cassandre Poblah actually earned $1000 a month doing this part time. The repair market is very fragmented which means there is opportunity for solo-operators to break in. If you can find them and sell them on the necessity of technical skills for their careers, there might be a business opportunity here. What are you a relative expert in that others might pay for your advice? If you’re free nights and weekends, you can earn extra cash driving your fellow citizens around. Dayne Shuda even turned his ghostwriting side hustle into a full-blown agency! You might also check out the similar Easy Shift app. The most popular design-focused site is 99designs, but you can check out Crowdspring, Design Crowd, or any of the freelance marketplaces as well.
This can be a great option for people with an accounting background from school or from their day job. Kenny Azama explained it’s a relatively easy (and fun) way to earn $1000 a month part-time, and could even turn into a full-time gig. While niche sites (see below) get a lot of attention, an authority site has a better chance of withstanding the changes in Google’s algorithm and turning into a long-term asset. Building niche sites is a popular side hustle because after some initial research and time investment they can be a relatively hands-off income source. Carpet cleaning would be a relatively simple and low cost business to start. If you have a passion for cooking, a catering business has a lower barrier to entry and time commitment than say, opening a restaurant. With platforms like Clarity.fm, you can get started very quickly and earn $60/hour and up. Check out this side hustle interview with life coach Jeremy Blanchard. Doulas can earn $500-$1000 per birth, if you’re into that sort of thing. Sign up with Lyft, Uber, or another driving service to get started. Dropshippers set up their own storefront and process sales, but never touch the actual product. There are millions of people supplementing their income by freelancing in their spare time. This is the best post I’ve seen on getting started as a freelancer on these platforms, and I actually had a chance to chat with the author and he shared how he went from $18/hour to $1000/hour. If you’re skilled in carpentry, maybe people would like to buy your hand-crafted furniture.
Please do me a favor and don’t buy into anyone’s sleazy affiliate marketing “program” or “system.” There are unfortunately a lot of slimy salespeople out there making their living taking advantage of newbies. The next step: Check out The 5 Pillars of Affiliate Marketing Success podcast and How to Make Money With Affiliate Marketing. Pretty cool way to make money and meet interesting people from around the world at the same time. I’ve had some suits altered from a couple different places with dramatically different rates. The mobile app market is hot, but one developer likened it to the gold rush — where the ones who made the most money were the ones selling the gear and the shovels. With an eye for design, interior decorating could be a fun part-time business.
If you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, check out Shawn Collins’ . With a little bit of traction, you could even cover your entire rent or mortgage by hosting guests on Airbnb. My friend Jasper travels the world while renting out his Amsterdam apartment. Free marketing tip: Post flyers at the gym or other places where people may have lost a lot of weight and need their clothes altered. Similarly, an app developer gets paid whether or not the app goes on to become a hit. Could you start a small newspaper for your neighborhood? Kai Davis and I discuss this idea (among others) in Episode 4 of The Side Hustle Show.
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This probably won’t make you rich, but can be a viable side business. If you have extra room in your house, you can earn money renting it out to visitors on I believe the market for clothing alteration is ripe for disruption because of a lack of transparency in pricing. If you have some idle cash and want to put it to work, buying a pre-existing cash flow may be the fastest path to side hustle income.
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