New year, new money! The hustle is starting now! Everyone wants to start a business or tap into new ventures for more income in their pockets.
Have you been thinking of ways to be showcase your passions and interest but while making money? Or simply just need new ways to have more streams of income? Don’t hold back any longer to start the year off with a side hustle. Even if you are not business savvy, there are tons of resources that can help build your side hustles such as YouTube, online courses, joining Facebook groups, and more.
Whether you’re a college student, 9-5er, or even an entrepreneur with a business already, a side hustle is great to earn short-term income. It’s also a way for you to gain new skills and a chance for more long-term opportunities.
Here are 11 different side hustles to look into.
Creating an Etsy store is very easy and efficient. After completing only a few steps, you can have your Etsy store in no time. If you’re into creating arts and crafts, designing graphic templates, handmade items, self-care products, and more this would be an easy business to start. Etsy has over 27 million users that are always looking for something.
If you are very knowledgeable about a specific topic you can share it with others by creating an ebook. An ebook is a digital book that can be accessible for people to download. It can vary in different information depending on your interests. If you have a passion for marketing or branding you can give step by step processes, if you’re into photography you can give tips and directions on how to do so. If you’re into beauty, for example lashing, you can create an ebook based on all the facts on lash extensions.
Blogging is a definite go-to hustle that can bring in income. You can have the ability to deliver amazing content on what you are passionate and knowledgeable about. It’s something you can engage in on your own schedule. What is about about becoming a blogger is knowing your audience. An easy way to create income with blogging is called Affiliate income. With affiliate income you are able to promote other peoples products and gain commission off of each sell. Usually people will use Amazon in order to starting off new. There are a variety of affiliate markets to choose from too. Here is one platform you can look into: Commission Junction.
Everyone uses YouTube for just about everything. The search engine is unlimited when it comes to finding what you need, so why not make that YouTube channel? The possibilities have a really good impact. A lot of influencers have even made careers out of creating YouTube videos. Whichever audience you would like to cater to, you will need a minimum of 1,000 subscribers within eligible countries, 40,000 hours of watch time within 12 months, make sure content is within YouTube’s community guidelines and, a AdSense account to earn an income from YouTube Once you’re able to create that momentum you can apply for YouTube’s partner program. That will allow you to gain revenue through ads and subscriptions.
TikTok and Instagram
TikTok and Instagram have become such huge platforms for creatives. We can search almost anything and there are tons of creators that can give you anything from food recipes, to hacks, and even business/educational information. In order for you to earn income through TikTok and Instagram, you first have to find your niche, be consistent with your content, engage with your audience, and make sure to keep up with trends and hashtags! From there you are able to apply to their marketplaces for business and create sponsored ads. You can also email brands and show them what you can bring to the table. Make sure to be professional and if you’re not sure how to pitch there are tons of resources that can help deliver a pitch like a pro.
Online courses can be a side hustle if you have topics you are knowledgeable about. Whether you know a lot of information on cooking, music, personal growth, or even photography, this is a great way to offer knowledge to someone and also create income. There are tons of platforms that are easy to use when creating courses. To name a few platforms to start are Udemy, Skillshare, and Thinkific.
If you have an interest in designing, this is an opportunity for a side hustle. Even if you don’t know about graphic designing you can look into courses to help you out. With graphic designing you can create templates, designs for clothing items, creating branding packages, logos, or printables. You can create your designs using apps and software such as Canva, or out of your own drawings and handwriting. Once you have your designs you are able to sell them. You can even sell them on Etsy or Pinterest!
All businesses need an attention grabber when it comes to their domain name. If you have the ability to come up with dope names you can turn it into a side hustle. You can present your name ideas through certain websites such as Godaddy.com and Flippa.
Freelance Social Media Marketing
Social media is expanding so much and is used for so many different reasons. If you want to get into social media marketing, you can start by freelancing. Freelancing is doing business independently. You will be able to help people brand and strategize their social platforms or promote their businesses. There are resources and programs that can get you started if you are not sure which direction to take.
You can set up an eCommerce store as a side hustle. Am E-commerce business is selling and buying goods to sell throughout the internet. Whether is through Amazon or Etsy it is a e-commerce business with products from a whole seller or handmade. Another method is Dropshipping. Dropshipping can be very accessible, especially if you don’t have a lot of time to spend with your business. With drop shipping, you are basically the middle man with your customers and your supplier. The supplier is your choice and based on your interest. How does it work? Once you get notified from your customer you then would alert your supplier and they will do the packing and shipping for you. It gives you less hassle and still some income. You can also research the steps into getting started for my details and figure what products you could sell.
If you already have a business or if you’re a walking brand, you could start creating your own merchandise. Whether it’s clothing items or accessories, it is a nice opportunity to get your name out there and give people a token of you. Once you know what’s relevant to your target audience and create a detailed plan on how to market/brand yourself you can a website (most are free such as Wix and Weebly). Others also create a Shopify account to sell their products on as well. Make sure to have a business plan and look into every detail you’ll need. If you want an artist to create an image or logo for you, start the research. It’s a great way to brand yourself.
Whatever you choose to do it won’t be easy but it is worth it in the end. You can still have a 9-5 or be an entrepreneur and have residual income. You can love more than one thing and also create different streams of income in the process. Don’t hold off. There is always a way to make money! Do you have a passion you would like to make into a side hustle or are you thinking about starting one this year? Let us know in the comments!
Whatever you decide to pursue this year, it will prosperous! Make sure to do your research and make the plan/vision happen. Are you ready to start the new year off right?