Side Hustle – Make Money From Home
Starting a business from home has pretty much never been easier than it is now. If you have an idea, a computer and some time then it is pretty likely you can join the millions of people who sell their skills online and eventually quit the day job. And, while it is the dream for many people, it’s not always as easy as it sounds. There is going to be a lot of frustration, and you begin to wonder whether you have just embarked on what might just be one of the toughest jobs out there. Well, if you happen to be in any doubt, then you can research those here: The UK’s Hardest Jobs: Training VS Reward.
Here are some side hustles that work for almost everyone:
Teach English online. You can earn up to £25 an hour, and you don’t actually need a qualification to do it. All you need is either a firm understand of the language or to be a native speaker. You can do this over Skype or any other video link setup.
Manage the social media for a small company. You can reach out companies you know, companies local to you or ones that you like the products of. The perks for them is having it taken off their hands, and the perks for you are a job that you can stay and home and do and see month on month growth if you do it well. Use a scheduling service to make it easier. Buffer, Hootsuite and SocialOomph are all great options.
Become part of the gig-economy and join Fivver. Some services have a very low price, but price yourself well, upload plenty of portfolio content and apply for any jobs that match your skill set. It is a competitive market, but many sellers are earning a very healthy yearly income. Look at what you can provide. Is it written content? Graphic design? Marketing? Virtual assistant maybe? Whatever it is, dive in.
Blogging. Blogging can be lucrative very early on. There are many ways to monetise a blog, from affiliate links to hosting sponsored content. Sponsored content is basically content either written by the blogger or by a company that is intended to promote their product and create some ‘link juice’. Starting out you might be lucky to make a bit of extra cash a month, but soon enough you will have a reasonable side hustle income. It takes time but is worth it. While you’re at it create a YouTube channel, and monetise all of the content there too.
Write eBooks or online courses. If you have knowledge of anything, then write it down. Create a course to share it and take a look at Udemy to do it. For the eBook, you can sell it on KDP, CreateSpace or set up your own website and have that as a point of sale. It’s up to you. You might want to spend some time creating more than one, as these can be great income streams.
This is a collaborative post.