7 SIDE HUSTLESYOU NEED TO TRY BECAUSEYOUR DREAM LIFE IS AWAITING…
So you’re looking for a side hustle? I am a huge fan of side hustles and I’m here to share my tips and top paying side hustles! I don’t believe in relying on ONE income, MULTIPLE incomes = the way to go. Especially with the current COVID situation, I think now is a better time than ever to have more than one source of income!
SIDE HUSTLE #1…RAKUTEN
As a Recruiter, who works from home I ALWAYS get asked about work from home jobs and how to find a work from home job! Rakuten is a GREAT side hustle, I watched a YouTuber who has made over $70,000 USD this year on Rakuten alone… I was in SHOCK that there is this much opportunity with Rakuten and felt the need to add it to this post.
HOW DO YOU EARN $$ WITH RAKUTEN?
Everyone who you refer to sign up earns $30 and YOU ALSO EARN $30 to refer them it’s 1000% free you’re not selling anything! Let’s break it down say you don’t have a super large following… you refer your friends family and co-workers
- Refer friends, family and followers
- Earn tons of cash back on purchases you make
SIDE HUSTLE #2…START YOUR OWN BIZ
Starting your own businesscan be an amazing opportunity! There’s obviously no guarantee that you’ll make an immediate return on your investment, but you can invest in a low-cost start up business (sell your own products for example: digital products like a course or e-book (start up cost free) you could also sell your own physical products such as selling scrunchies or t-shirts on Etsy, make your own Instagram Shop, Shopify Ecomm Store with your own products example: (cosmetics, courses, e-books, your dream business idea, etc.)
Another niche that a lot of YouTubers have been successful with is starting a Drop Shipping Store! I haven’t dabbled into Drop Shipping but researched it plenty!) You could also start a Podcast as your small business. There’s SO much online opportunity, go for something that you’re passionate about.
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SIDE HUSTLE #3… AFFILIATE MARKETING
Affiliate Marketing is HUGE in 2020! I would highly recommend affiliate marketing there are SO many companies that offer Affiliate and Brand Ambassador Programs! My favorite are PartnerStack, ClickBank, Magic Links, Reward Style, Shop Style, Amazon Associates, and Impact Radius! But there are THOUSANDS of Affiliate Programs!
BASIC OVER VIEW OF HOW TO MAKE $$ WITH AFFILIATE MARKETING:
- use your link or code on your social media platforms refer friends, family and followers (make sure it’s products YOU LOVE and would actually recommend!)
- make social posts talking about the product(s) with the link or coupon code on your platforms mixed in with your regular posts
- Not a lot of people talk about this outside the blogging space but PINTEREST PINTEREST PINTEREST!! It’s a great way to build traction to your website (but you don’t want to directly link your affiliate links)
SIDE HUSTLE #4… DOOR DASH
I’ve gotten a bunch of my friends to DoorDash as a side hustle and you can make some serious extra cash with this one as well! For this side hustle obviously you’re trading time for $$ but with tips and bonus promos (different times that are busier offer an extra amount per order $1- $15 typically around dinner time depending in what area or zone you’re in!)
This one is a shorter one there’s not too much to say about it, you just sign up get your background cleared, get your card in the mail and you’re off to earn money on your own time.
SIDE HUSTLE #5…START A BLOG
I didn’t realize it’s pretty easy to monetize a blog! It’s definitely something that won’t make you crazy money in a day but as the saying goes “Rome wasn’t built in a day” either! If you consistently work at it as a hobby you could turn it into a potential career or a really great side hustle.
I absolutely love blogging! If you don’t know what to blog about blog about your passions and things you love. I had too many interests and always heard that you have to niche down so I waited to start both my blog and YouTube channel. If you feel or felt the same way, Life Style Blogging could be your thing!
HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR BLOG
- Ads (Google Adsense, Media.net, MediaVine etc)
- Affiliate Marketing
- Your Own Products
SIDE HUSTLE #6… START A YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Similar to starting a blog most don’t instantly make money after their first YouTube video. YouTube can be a really fun hobby, that can also turn into a super lucrative potential career.
Since this side hustle isn’t something I’m currently making $$ on I can’t say too much, but I’ve watched YouTube videos talking about the potential and there is TONS of potential in the YouTube Space!
FROM WHAT I’VE LEARNED…
- CONSISTENCY IS KEY ( I THINK IT’S SUPER IMPORTANT IN EVERYTHING YOU DO IN LIFE IN GENERAL)
- PROMOTE PROMOTE PROMOTE YOUR CONTENT
- USE PINTEREST, FB GROUPS ECT.
SIDE HUSTLE #7… SELL ON ETSY, AMAZON, POSH MARK, DIGITAL PRODUCTS (SELL ANYTHING ONLINE, ETC.)
I LOVE Etsy! The site is continuously growing you can sell physical and digital products. It’s so great to support other sellers with small businesses as well. You can sell pretty much ANYTHING in any category on Etsy! I recently watched a YouTube video where a girl was making over 100K a year selling printables on Etsy.
IT’S AMAZING HOW MUCH OPPORTUNITY THE INTERNET HAS CREATED FOR US TO EARN MONEY WITH FUN SIDE HUSTLES THAT DON’T BREAK OUR BACKS AND TAKE UP ALL OF OUR TIME.
Amazon is another amazing place to sell! For this business model a popular choice is drop shipping, I haven’t drop shipped yet before but it does seem like an amazing option. You can also sell handmade products on Amazon as well. Like Etsy, Amazon of course takes percentages of the sale and royalties.
Okay so let’s also talk about Poshmark here! A girl that I made friends with on Instagram has a Poshmark boutique and is CRUSHING it on both Etsy (selling stickers, digital downloads etc.) and with her Poshmark boutique. You can make some serious cash from selling your clothes that you no longer wear, but Poshmark has even more to offer. As I mention Poshmark Boutiques are a thing where it’s just like having your boutique on an online site like Shopify etc, but you have the Poshmark Community there to see and potentially purchase your items.