As someone with a number of side hustles and not enough hours in the day, here are some of the ways that you can find a creative outlet or even make some money through finding your side hustle:
- Are you a creative? Like making things? Were you a dab hand at art and textiles at school? Why not set up an Etsy store and sell your work for a little dolla? Not only will it be much more enjoyable than working in a dingy bar but you never know, your designs might be the next big thing!
- Work experience. Whether you have always had your heart set on one particular career (like me) or even if you’re not so sure, use your holidays or weekends to gain valuable work experience that you can eventually put on your CV. If you love it then you’ll know that it’s the career for you. If you hate it, then you know it isn’t and that’s equally as valuable.
- Volunteer. Believe it or not, not all side hustles have to directly benefit you. Volunteering at a charity can have a huge impact on the community and you never know who you will meet or what you will learn.
- Part-time jobs. As a student, I had a part time job as a waitress on campus. It wasn’t my dream career but the extra cash kept me happy and comfortable. Plus I learned a ton of skills in the process that will have no doubt benefited my ‘main’ hustles.
- Social media. Nowadays everyone has a blog but why not monetize your platform by working with brands or charging for advertising? It’s a lot easier said than done and helps if you have a reasonable following and an eye for creating valuable content but if blogging is something that you do on the side already then transforming it into a money-maker is a great idea.
- Airbnb. Are you lucky enough to have a spare room in your home? Why not spend the summer re-decorating it to rent out for holiday makers? By becoming a landlady on the side you’ll learn a ton about making a small biz work and make yourself some extra money.
- Catering. Are you family always asking you to share your recipes and bake? Well why not turn these skills into a business and line up some catering jobs. The more you do, the further word will spread about how yum your food is so get your apron on!
- Dog walking and sitting. Turns out there are plenty of apps nowadays that let you create a profile and look after other people’s dogs while they’re on holiday. C’mon, who doesn’t want to be paid to do this?!
Have you got a side-hustle? Drop us a comment below, we’d love to know in the comment section below!
(Featured Image via Erika Brechtel)