Starting a side hustle has been among the best decisions of the life of mine – right up there with “splurging” and marriage on chips and queso appetizers (you with me?).
A side hustle can give you:
Leverage at your day job
A quicker path to the Rich Life
Here’s how it happened for me:
Why most side hustle advice is actually wrong?
I can almost hear you right now, although: I do not have 8 years to create a side hustle! You want extra money now, or perhaps you are prepared to quit that job you hate these days.
Meanwhile, all the big sites give advice like write an ebook or even sell online workshops I mean, that is not helpful at all. You read tips like start a blog or perhaps become an influencer (oh, geez). But these may take years (and A lot of luck) to bring in substantial money on the side.
So today, I am revealing the 4 best side hustle ideas to make extra money right now and in the extended.
4 best side hustles to start today
1. Start freelancing (get your very first client)
You are able to actually become a freelancer overnight in 2 steps:
Determine what services you are going to offer as a freelancer.
See your very first client to pay you cash for those services.
Brainstorm services you might offer. These should be items you are already great at and will not need training that is very much to offer professionally.
In the event that you are not sure, ask your friends and family. They will have ideas, I can almost guarantee it.
Discover how to get quality clients. Without freelance clients, your side hustle is still just a hobby.
Which means the next critical step is usually to find your very first paying client by leveraging CraigsList, searching high quality freelance job boards, or perhaps tapping into the very own personal network of yours.
2. Start consulting (find your very first consultee)
Like freelancing, you are able to quickly be a consultant by tapping into what you are already great at.
If there is one thing you are exceptionally good at, chances are actually there is someone else out there who outright sucks at it and needs the help of yours.
In an interview we did with expert consultant Pamela Slim, she describes the fundamentals of really getting started on your consultancy side hustle.
First, brainstorm the niche of yours. The niche of yours will be found in the intersection of these 2 things:
Stuff you are really passionate about
Stuff folks are prepared to pay for
Would you be surprised to discover that some folks get paid to consult on:
Planning the perfect Disneyland trip for the family of yours
Which outfits to wear to work Then find your first client(s). After you have decided exactly where you will focus your consulting side hustle, it is time to find some consulting clients.
First of all, try using Craigslist
3. Sell a basic service (pet walking, window washing)
When you would like a successful side hustle, you have to simplify and start selling.
I learned this lesson from a friend that started a window washing business. He sold more than $18,000 during the first summer of his with zero help from social media.
That is the power of basic selling.
In order to sell simple services, you do not need official training. Below are a few ideas that’ll do the job quickly and well:
“But I am not a salesman!”
So what do you do if you are turned off by sales? Frankly, anyone that would like to develop a good side hustle should have a minimum of a simple knowledge of what it takes to sell something.
4. Flip stuff (buy low, sell high)
Flipping has become a super popular side hustle in the last several years. Obviously, some individuals decide to buy and sell real estate, but for the first go round of yours, perhaps think a bit smaller.
Research things that are not hard to flip. You will find a lot of products that will work but here are just a few I recommend:
Clearance items at stores as Target.
Discounted name brand items at stores as Ross.
Collectible/Vintage items at garage sales.
Experiment with low risk items. You are able to take risks later on, but for now, you have to start small. Buy $25 50 worth of stuff at a garage sale AFTER you have done a considerable amount of research. Next, make money selling those items on eBay.
Graduate to bigger ticket items. After you have got the hang of it, go for a number of huge wins by identifying items that you are able to purchase at a great discount and sell quickly online.