Today it’s easier than ever to make money outside of your 9 to 5 job. If you’re trying to achieve financial independence, starting a side hustle will get you there much faster. You can work a side hustle on your own time since you are your own boss. You’re in charge of what you do, how much you charge, and even how often you work.
Here are 5 side hustles you can start today.
Start a Gig and Sell on Fiverr
If you have a passion for writing, web design, transcription, voice-overs, or almost any other skill, create a gig on Fiverr. The platform brings together millions of buyers and sellers, working together to create a profitable business. Small business owners especially contact Fiverr sellers to outsource many tasks they don’t have time to do but don’t want to bring someone on full-time to handle it.
Be a Rideshare Driver
If you love to drive and have a reliable car, consider driving for Uber or Lyft. You choose the hours you work and even the rides you take. Both companies offer bonuses for drivers working during busy times and you can turn your availability on or off as you need.
You’ll earn a set fee (from Uber or Lyft) plus tips, so provide a great experience and you’ll make more money.
Manage Social Media
If you’re a social media guru, businesses need your expertise. You set your packages and prices and work in your free time. There’s a lot of money to be made in this industry as social media became even more crucial to any business’s survival during the pandemic.
Sell Crafty Items
If you’re a crafty person or take amazing photographs, sell your products on sites like Etsy and make side money. What we love about this is you get to do what you love and make money doing it! If you sell digital products, you only have to make the item once (such as a photograph) and you can sell it as often as you want giving you the best return for your time.
Create an Online Course
If you have special skills, have a passion for a certain industry, or just know a lot, you can create an online course. Using sites like Udemy, you can create any type of course, charge what you want, and make money every time someone signs up for it.
Course creation is another sort of passive income since you create the course once and then sell it to as many people as want to buy it. They take the course at their own speed (they aren’t live), so you can collect payment for months or years after creating it.
Think outside the box when looking for a side hustle. It’s one of the best ways to supplement your income and reach financial independence. Whether you want to retire early, have big plans during retirement, or just like to have that financial cushion, starting a side hustle can be a great way to achieve your goals.