Has anybody been noticing how much of a buzz word “side hustle” is these days?
Everybody out there could use a few extra bucks here and there and a side hustle could be the perfect option to make that cash.
There are so many things eating up our time and money so for so many people a sidehustle doesn’t seem possible, I’m here to show you a couple great side hustles you could start that are low or no investment and easy for anybody!
There are so many great sidehustle options out there and if you have anything you’d love for me to add to this list, please leave me a comment below this post and I’ll be sure to update this periodically! If you implement any of these sidehustles into your life be sure to let me know how it goes!
4 Sidehustle Options That Can Make You GOOD Money
Start a Blog
There are so many blog posts out there saying that a blog is a great way to sidehustle, I do have an issue with this because blogging is hard work.
Most people who are looking for a sidehustle are low on time and can’t commit to a full-time job like blogging. With that said, blogging can be a great way to make a good amount of money if you have the time. There are bloggers out there like Michelle from Making Sense of Cents making over $100,000 A MONTH. Yeah, you read that right. If you’re able to devote the time, starting a blog is a great way to do it.
Do you like to write? Are you good at social media and marketing? Then honestly start a blog. You can start with Bluehost for less than $100 for the year and you’ll definitely make your money back if you do it correctly. If you’re interested in starting a blog and want to learn the best first steps to do so, check out our recent post on How to Start a WordPress blog using Bluehost!
Walk Dogs/Dog Sit
Dog walking is hands down one of the easiest things to market to your neighbours because all you need is fliers or a post on Craiglist/Kijiji. A great place to make a super cute flyer is the website Canva, which is the website I use to create all of my Pins and blog graphics!
Dog walking can be a very flexible work environment too. If you’re already working a full-time 9-5 type job you have the ability to do it either before or after work and on weekends. You can charge $10 for half an hour of walking which is definitely good money, plus the extra exercise that you’ll get doesn’t hurt either!
Who decided to call watching children babysitting? Like I swear when I was a kid I thought you had to sit on babies. Anyway, that’s beside the point. To become a house/babysitter all you need is a flyer and/or online advertisement and some good people skills!
Taking care of people’s homes or children is something where you’re going to need to build trust and at least have some experience when it comes to the children part. People love nights out, or vacations, and if you can make their life easier, it’s worth the time because they’ll appreciate you!
Okay, so this isn’t a “sidehustle” in the traditional sense, but you can definitely make some good money doing this. I know that most people have a ton of clothes in their closets or knick-knacks that they just don’t love anymore.
In 2017, I made a good $500 selling things I didn’t need on Facebook buy/sell/trade pages. These pages are created just for people to sell things to people around the area and the turnaround is really great.
There is one way you could turn this into a real side job. Chances are your friends & family have things they don’t need to, and they’d love some extra money from it but they probably don’t have the time to sell it themselves. If you’re able to sell it for them and take a commission, you can make some decent money. (and no, it isn’t skeezy to take a commission from people you know, it’s business yo).
Now, out of all of the sidehustle options I’ve listed in this blog post, this one may have the largest investment but I promise you the return is worth it. When I say “largest investment” it’s still not a whole lot, most of the things you need can be purchased at the dollar store when you’re just starting out.
So, how is refinishing furniture a sidehustle and is it easy?
In 2017, I made $400 from refinishing furniture and I only sold two pieces. The way this works is you buy a piece of cheap out of date furniture, usually at places like goodwill, and you paint it to give it a little facelift and sell it! The thing that makes me the most excited about this is that you can often make 5-10x the amount of money you spent.
Since a lot of people are visual when it comes to learning, I’m going to show you an example of a piece that I sold for $300 and found on the side of the road. This dresser was found two streets away from where I live and had all of its original hardware. It’s a beautiful piece, but the dark wood look just isn’t in right now. It just needed a little bit of TLC.
The total amount of time I spent to prep, paint, and seal this piece was around 5 hours. I got free paint from my boyfriend from what was left over from him painting his apartment and I bought brushes and some other supplies for less than $25. I sold the finished piece for $300.
$300 – $25 = $275 in profit, in 5 hours, which is a payment of $55 an hour. Pretty sweet. Now let’s take a look at the finished product. She’s a beaut.
I really hope you’re able to implement a sidehustle into your life because it’ll not only bring in extra money but also more organized and so many new skills! Let’s kill it this year guys.
Hey! My name is Taylor O’Halloran and I’m a huge fan of saving money any way I can.I’m obsessed with dogs and I love all kinds of cheese even though my stomach hates it. I’m a recent university graduate who just wanted to do her own thing and see what happens! Follow me on the journey!