How To Find The Side Hustle For You

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We already know the benefits of side hustles, such as adding multiple streams of income and increasing your skills and confidence. Side hustles even have the potential to become full-time gigs making a lot of money. 

I was a side hustle queen in college and was trying out every side hustle imaginable. My favorite side hustle even turned into a full-time job and a successful business featured on Forbes.

After reading this post you’ll have learned:

  • Questions to ask yourself to figure out the side hustle for you
  • Side hustle ideas to earn money
  • How to get started with a side hustle
  • Resources to get organized, successful, and profitable

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Questions to ask yourself

1. Are you an introvert or extrovert?

2. Are you looking for something more relaxed or more of a challenge?

3. Are you looking to make part-time income or full-time income?

4. Would you like your side hustle to take over your full-time job?

5. Do you want to work for someone else or be your own boss?

6. Do you want to work remotely at home or work outside of home?

Here are a list of side hustles for each specific question above.

If you’re an introvert and want to work alone

Sell printables on Etsy – You can create printables from the comfort of your couch without any prior experience. You don’t need to be creative nor have graphic design skills. People selling printables on Etsy are making anywhere from $500 to $3,000 a month. You can create printables in the finance, home decor, wedding, game niche, and so much more. 

There’s even an affordable course called E-Printables Side Hustle Course that is a fast track program for starting an Etsy business selling printables. No worries if you have no audience to sell to, you don’t need a blog for this, and you can do almost everything with free software. This course eliminates all of the guess work out of printable side hustles. You even get printable templates to use for your own Etsy shop! 

Look at this student below who’s made over 2,000 sales with her Etsy printable shop.

Related read: 12 Jobs For Introverts Where You Work Alone

If you’re an extrovert and want to work with people

Teaching English online to children – Earn money on your own schedule and work from anywhere as an online English teacher with VIPKID. As a VIPKID teacher, you teach a child in China how to speak English. You can earn between $14-$22 per hour and payments are sent directly to your bank account. There’s no lesson planning and you do not need to speak Chinese. 

Requirements to become a VIPKID teacher are the following: 1) 2 years teaching, tutoring, coaching, or mentoring experience 2) Bachelor’s degree from a 4 year university in any field or major 3) Legally eligible to work in the U.S. or Canada and 4) Reliable laptop and internet connection.  

Apply to become a VIPKID teacher here.

If you’re looking for something more relaxed

Sell digital stickers on Etsy – Selling digital stickers is the best side hustle for someone who wants to do something fun in their free time without any pressure. My friend Michelle sells digital stickers on Etsy and made $7,000 in 6 months. Creating digital stickers is something fun you can do in your free time while also making money. 

Michelle created an affordable course teaching others how to replicate her success. Creating Digital Stickers For Non-Artists is a self-paced course. You do not need any prior skills, no creative background, and no background in drawing. No special software is required.

I love side hustles like this because you put in a few hours of work, upload your digital products to Etsy, and then earn extra money for months to come. You can check out Creating Digital Stickers For Non-Artists here.

digital stickers

If you’re looking for more of a challenge

Facebook Ad Manager – If you’re looking for a challenge that also has huge potential for $3,000+ a month, possibly even $10,000 a month, a Facebook Ad Manager may be up your alley. Facebook Ad Managers are in charge of running Facebook ads for businesses to increase their customer base and income. Think about it for a second. Have you seen a Facebook ad? Have you clicked on it and even purchased something because of it? This happens because a Facebook Ad Manager set up ads so the business could see hundreds of more customers.

With almost 30 million businesses in the U.S., all you need is 1-2 clients to make $1,000 a month as a Facebook Ads Manager. If you want to go all in on this side hustle, you can take on 5 clients, which can be about $5,000 a month. For example, I interviewed a Facebook Ad Manager on my blog and he makes $5,000+ a month.

You can learn how to become a Facebook Ads Manager with the Facebook Side Hustle Course. The course gives you a step-by-step plan for earning an extra $2,000 a month running Facebook ads for local businesses. 

If you want to get your kids involved

Make dog treats at home – Did you know you can make $1,000+ a month part-time working at home with a dog treat business? You can even make $5,000-$8,000 from your home kitchen if you do it full-time. You can get your kids involved, work from home, create your own schedule, and make treats for dogs. I don’t think it gets better than that. 

My friend Kristin runs a successful dog treat business from home and perfected the craft of selling dog treats. She even teaches others how to replicate her success in her course Diva Dog Bakery. However, I know you have a ton of questions about this and want to learn more before signing up for a course. That’s why Kristin offers a completely FREE workshop to answer all of your questions. Have more questions that aren’t covered in the workshop? You can contact Kristin via email. Get her free workshop here and see if this side hustle is for you.

If you’re limited on time

Filling out surveys – If you’re short on time, filling out surveys is a great way to earn some extra cash. Surveys are not a lucrative way to make money, but they do provide a little extra cash when you need money to buy groceries or household supplies. 

To make money with surveys, all you do is fill out a quick profile sharing a little about you and then you can start answering questions and giving your opinions. You can also sign up for several survey site websites to see which survey site you like best and to see which one can earn you the most cash. 

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If you have enough time for a full-time job

Buying and reselling items for profit – Did you know you can make money by buying items and reselling them? You can earn even more money by fixing up an item and restoring it to a higher quality item. 

If you want to learn how to buy and resell items for profit, Flipper University is an affordable way to learn how to create a profitable selling business in less than 14 days. The creators of this course created a side hustle that made them $42,000 their first year of side hustling and now make them over $133,00 a year.

A student of Flipper University made $373 in her first month. A few months later, her sales jumped to $1,505, the following month $3,598. She added up her total sales and made $60,307 since starting her side hustle. Really incredible.

You want this side hustle to take over your full-time job

Become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant – A Pinterest Virtual Assistant is a great side hustle with huge potential to become a full-time job. Why become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant? You get to create your own schedule, work from anywhere, provide a highly in-demand service, and you get to help a business grow their marketing efforts on Pinterest. 

Become A Pinterest VA is a self-paced course that teaches you the technical training to become a Pinterest VA, what services to offer, how much to charge, how to find clients, and more. The course teaches you everything and walks you step-by-step to become a successful Virtual Assistant. If you have any questions about this course and becoming a Pinterest Virtual Assistant, reach out to support@pinterestva.com.

Look at this example below. Suzie is a part-time Pinterest VA working just 12 hours a week while staying at home with her kids. She’s already making $2,000/month. 

 

Related read: How To Become A Pinterest Virtual Assistant And Make Up To $50 Per Hour

You want to work for someone else

Virtual Assistant – If you prefer working for someone else and getting tasks assigned to you, becoming a Virtual Assistant is the ideal side hustle. Virtual assistants complete tasks like answering emails, scheduling social media posts, creating graphics for Pinterest and Facebook, managing social media platforms like Instagram, and many other tasks. 

Kayla, my friend and Virtual Assistant Expert, teaches people everything they need to know to find jobs and make money doing this in her course $10K VA. Kayla is a Virtual Assistant for people in the personal finance community and makes a steady $10,000 a month. You do not need prior VA experience. This can be a part-time side hustle or full-time job. There’s even a free workshop here: 5 Steps To Become A Virtual Assistant.

You want to be your own boss

Start a blog – I created this blog in college and made over $80,000 in my senior year of college (that’s me in my first major feature by Forbes). If you want to be your own boss, blogging is a great side hustle with huge potential to become a full-time job. 

I’m going to be frank, blogging isn’t easy. A blog is a business and requires your commitment, patience, and hard work. However, the benefits are incredible and I’m going on my 4th year doing this full-time. I make enough money to max out my 401(k) and Roth IRA and live debt-free. If you want to help people and inspire others to transform their lives, a blog is a great way to do that.

If you need help starting your blog, I have a free email course: How To Start A Successful Blog that shows you step-by-step how to start a blog. This quick course is filled with a ton of value and it’s free, so it doesn’t hurt to give it a shot. 

You want to work remotely at home

Freelance writing – Are you a writer who has trouble finding paid work or a stay at home mom who wants to turn her writing skills into a career? Freelance writing is a great option for fully remote work that can either be part-time work or a full-time gig.

My friend Holly is a full-time, six figure freelance writer who’s become so successful that she now teaches others exactly how to replicate her success. Earn More Writing is course that teaches you everything you need to know to become a successful writer. There’s even a private Facebook group that Holly is very active in where she shares tips and advice for freelance writers.

There’s also a free workshop I recommend signing up for called How To Build A Six-Figure Writing Career.

Related read: How I Became A Freelance Writer And Work From Home

You want to work outside of home

Cleaning parking lots – Did you know you can make money by cleaning parking lots? My friend Brian Winch started a cleaning service in 1981. He cleans commercial properties whether it be parking lots, sidewalks, or landscapes. He also teaches other people how to get started in an affordable self-paced guide called CleanLots.

CleanLots is an easy-to-understand guide that teaches you how to start and run a litter removal business. There’s a lot of money to be made in this space because let’s face it, parking lots can become a huge mess and it reflects poorly on the business. 

Look at what a recent student of CleanLots shared about his success. Geremy recently received his first contract with 20 properties. Amazing!

 

Resources to get organized, successful, and profitable

  • Create a side hustle schedule and pick out times you will work on your side hustle. Use a planner or take advantage of your phone’s free calendar app.
  • Read the blog post: 30 Best Productivity And Time Management Hacks.
  • Set goals. Use a goal setting planner to hit your goals and maximize results.
  • Networking. Meet new people at business conferences, conventions, or side hustle groups on Facebook.
  • Get rid of distractions. Use a time management timer to eliminate distractions and stay focused.
  • Read books on boosting productivity and time management. 
  • Increase skills when you’re working out or walking the dogs. Listen to podcasts on how to excel in the particular side hustle or business you’ve chosen.

Final Thoughts

Side hustles are becoming so popular for so many reasons. People want to make more money and increase their skill base. Not to mention that side hustles have so much potential for turning into full-time jobs.

What tips do you have for finding the best side hustle?

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