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Whether you’re setting aside money to pay for that coveted family vacation destination or doing your best to slash the family debt in half, a side hustle is a great tool to use in order to generate more income for the family goals. If you’re not sure where to start with side hustles to choose from, know that you don’t have to do anything you’re not remotely interested in. It’s possible to find a fun, interesting and exciting side hustle that’s equally lucrative. Consider some of the best side hustles you can try.
1. Ride-Sharing/Delivery Services
There are tons of really popular companies that will pay you handsomely in order to deliver groceries and other goods to local residents. If you have a good and clean driving record, it’s also a great idea to consider any of the ride-sharing services that allow you to meet new people and take them where they need to go. By simply signing up, passing a background test and maintaining a good rapport with customers, you can develop a strong side hustle within the comfort of your own car.
2. Online Creator
If you’re a writer who loves to tug at the heartstrings of readers, consider launching a blog or a microblog. Microblogs are particularly popular on platforms like Facebook and Instagram. You can start a blog by building your own website. If you love to capture content through videos, start a YouTube channel. While content creators make a lot of money when they build a strong following, you can also make money through brand deals, sponsorships and affiliate marketing strategies. If you use the right keywords, become consistent in publishing content and study the changes within the marketplace, a blog or a vlog can become an extremely lucrative side hustle that can eventually replace your full-time income.
Even though eBay is known as one of the most popular online marketplaces, there are plenty of platforms that allow you to become a third-party seller. Start with items in your home. If you have brand-new or gently used items that you’re not using, list them on a reselling website. Visit local thrift stores to purchase items at a low price. Take a look at the comps to know how much certain items can sell for. If you’ve never used these platforms, check out various YouTube videos from resellers to understand the specifics. There’s a ton of free information to dig into.
As long as social media continues to thrive, there will be people who long for lovely photoshoots. Not everyone is lucky enough to have an Instagram buddy to take their staged photos. Offer services as a photographer. Whether you’re a beginner or a master at your craft, make sure that your prices match your skill set. It’s also great to improve your skills and hone your craft in order to increase your rates as time passes.
Consulting is especially lucrative for those who have experience and expertise in a specific field. Whether you have degrees, experience or both, find ways to package your knowledge in order to consult others. As you develop your consulting brand, measure and record your results and testimonials in order to learn how you can improve. Share your success stories in order to build credibility with potential clients as well.
6. Digital Freelancing
If you’re a great writer, graphic designer or web developer, consider becoming a freelancer. You can advertise your services on social media platforms as well as freelancing platforms. Show your expertise by publishing examples of your work. Find new ways to connect with new companies that might be looking for ways to beef up their online branding. With cold-calling tactics, emails and social networking, you can develop a strong clientele of high-paying clients who are loyal to you and your freelancing services. Other services to consider freelancing include voice-overs, ebook formatting and video-editing.
As you become creative with your efforts, give yourself a timeline. Be realistic about how many hours you’ll have to put in in order to generate the revenue you’re looking for. Then, set a realistic plan of action. Remember that you don’t want to burn the candle at both ends. Make sure you give yourself time to relax when you’re working multiple jobs. At the end of the day, your family doesn’t just need extra money. They also need a happy, healthy version of you.