Side hustles are a great way to have a second source of income that can be used to pay off debt, spend, save or invest. With the internet, picking and doing a side hustle can be easily accomplished, whether selling a physical product, providing a service, or running a small business. There will definitely be one that anyone who has time can try. Here are some ideas for a side hustle to try out in 2022.
Take note that the side hustle here provided are jobs that entitle you as a self-employed or business owner. Not a part-time job. Therefore, this article here aims to empower people to take action and build an income for themselves.
Services are one of the best ways to get recurring customers and build a strong network. Yes, unlike other side hustles, the service business does require more time to grow and build into a business. However, once you have built a strong trustworthy brand, your service might just do well. Many people believe that you would need to be an extrovert person when it comes to providing a service. That is not true however as there are plenty of services you can do without ever showing yourself. That includes digital or pet care services.
In a service-based business, having a distinguished level of standards in the service matters. Basic, standard, and premium are great gauges of standards to work with that allows buyers to choose from. That way, buyers will be able to understand and have free choice to pick better service.
Do note that this blog will be updated yearly to improve and stay relevent to the topic. If you have any side hustle that you would like to tell us, do write it in the comment section down below.
Love pets and believe you have what it takes to take care of them, try pet boarding or sitting. For those who are working a remote job that allows you to work in the comfort of your home. This may be the right job for you. I use the PetBacker app to help me link up with customers and work with their pets. Although the pay may not be a full-time income, taking care of pets is a relatively enjoyable side hustle I believe anyone can try.
Fiverr Internet Service
Fiverr has made the side hustle platform easy for any digital nomad to partake in. All you need is a laptop and a digital skill to provide to your seller. It can be from creating a website, using your voice for a speech, providing a tutorial video, or helping solve an issue. The side hustle you can provide there for digital information is endless. Whatever you believe has a demand for it, chances are. There are buyers there willing to pay for your service.
Fiverr is one of the best side hustles from home I would recommend people looking into trying it out. It doesn’t require much upfront capital and has little risk to the seller. Sign up by clicking here to try it out.
An online survey is one of the easiest ways to make a quick buck. Do note that doing an online survey won’t get you financial freedom but it does pay for some of your minor expenses. Apps such as Google Opinion Reward or Swagbuck are my recommended choice. Google Opinion Rewards pays around $0.14 up to $0.77 based on what I have received.
Think you have what it takes to teach and lead others? Provide an online course that teaches your potential student and guide them along the way. Online course is one of the best money-making machines you can do on the internet because your client base is unlimited. By creating a website/ Youtube video/ slides for your client to visualize and work with. You essentially cut down on your work hours and only have to work answer F&Qs.
Setting up an online course does require a lot of preparation. It may be scripting your speeches, creating slides for users to read, and demo videos. Depending on the work that you put in, it may take months to complete your online course. Apart from creating the course, a seller needs to know how to market themselves to increase traffic to influence people to join your program. Which can be quite challenging.
If you believe you have what it takes to teach and educate your respective skill. Join Skillshare to provide an online course or you can create your own website from scratch to bring in the traffic.
A physical product can be one of the best side hustles to try if you have the skill to create a product or even just market it. It is significantly easier to demonstrate the value of a physical object because its purpose is usually clear and simple to explain. Greater perceived value: Physical products are tangible and real. As a result, they frequently have a higher perceived value.
Flipping Items Online
Flipping products (buy low, sell high) has become a full-time job for some people. Apps such as Carousell and eBay allows user to sell the used or unwanted item to any third-party user wanting the product. This allows people to not only make a profit for high-demand items. The user of such platforms has even bought from another user to sell for a higher price.
Demanding on how well informed and knowledgable you are in the flipping business. There is a good chance for you to make a decent side hustle income.
Etsy Handmade Items
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. It’s home to a universe of special, extraordinary items, from unique handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures. Anyone can sell a digital product online, but only you can sell items that you develop and create yourself. People will have to come to you if they want to buy your tangible things because they will be unavailable elsewhere. Think you have what it takes to make creative and unique handmade products to sell. I would recommend Etsy as its platform for like-minded sellers of all handmade items.
Ecommerce has been gaining popularity, especially since the lockdown in 2020. People flooded the e-commerce platform as product selling during the pandemic was in high demand. Because of that, the e-commerce space has been running around with a lot of get-rich-quick schemes. It has been quite a substantial time and the hype about e-commerce has died down. The people who are still in the e-commerce space are the ones who have learned to market and sell their products through great personal branding. They do this by linking a social media account or website that they create to provide an authoritative approach to its user.
Website such as blogs has also inculcated small e-commerce businesses with Shopify or Amazon to sell products that they truly like. For the current trend in the e-commerce space, Shopify has been gaining a lot of popularity as it is able to link multiple e-commerce platforms.
Small out a small business
Feel you would like to take it to another level to make more money or have complete control of your business. Try creating a business for yourself about yourself or the things you enjoy.
Social Media Influencer
We are currently living in the digital age, social media influencer has been the craze for the longest time for the younger generation. By promoting brands or products that you truly enjoy and would like to recommend. The business owner of the brand or product pays you, the influencer a small portion as a commission.
Some of these marketing brands do not require your social media account to have thousands of followers or subscribers to start promoting as an influencer. Apps such as Partipost allow users with high engagement in their accounts to be approved for the network.
Blogging (why I love this side hustle)
Blogging is by far one of the most relaxing and enjoyable ways of making a side hustle income. Yes, there will be some sort of bias toward blogging because our platform is for blogging. Blogging is not just about writing content. It is about building a network to allow traffic to flow. What that means is that a blogger’s job description is not just content writing. But website designers, programmers, marketers, influencers, lawyers, and more.
Blogging does take a long time before it bears fruit(money). It takes Google 8 to 12 months to rank your post on the Google search engine. Depending on how well you have written your article, it will rank higher depending on a number of factors. However, why bloggers love to make money blogging is because a Google rank page 1 article is nearly enough to get you a year of income.
Not all blogging platform requires their use to purchase domains. To start blogging for free, platforms such as Blogger offer zero startup fees and you can work to start earning with Google Adsense. If you would like to make a full-fledged website for yourself, WordPress is a great website builder for bloggers. At HustleVentureSG, we use WordPress because we love the friendliness of the staff and the easy-to-use features to blog. Click here to get a free referral to start blogging on WordPress.
YouTube is a website designed for sharing videos. Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch. Every minute of every day, more than 35 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube.Think you can make good informative, entertaining, or visually appealing videos? Youtube might just be your thing. Because Youtube has been around for a really long time. Getting it to rank well on the platform will take a considerably longer time to rank well. However, Youtube does pay a considerable amount of money as compared to other media platform. On average, YouTube costs contractors $0.18 per view. YouTubers receive 68 percent of this rate via AdSense. This is a really good rate because it implies you’d get $0.12 for each view—$122 that’s for every 1,000 views!
What Side Hustle should I Pick?
Picking a side hustle that is right for you may take time. It took me multiple trials and errors for me to find what I like to make a side hustle income. From pet sitting to vending machine business to finally blogging and options trading. Over the span of these 3years picking a side hustle. I have narrowed it down to these key points everyone who wishes to have a side hustle needs to know.
Pick a side hustle that is not time-consuming
Nearly half of U.S. workers have side hustles, including 43% of those who also have full-time jobs. Juggling a full-time job (typically a 9 to 5 job) and a side hustle can be really tough and mentally straining. Working late night hours for your side hustle (usually around 4 to 6 hours) can be bad for your health and affect your personal lifestyle.
Most of the time, starting a new side hustle can be fun and interesting. However, the learning process does take tremendous hours and effort to even produce quality results. Most people jumping into their side hustle need to learn to pace themselves when starting to prevent creating stress and high expectation for themselves.
To prevent overloading and stressing yourself from your side hustle. Plan in advance the amount of work you would be doing (set realistic and comfortable goals), set a weekly goal to accomplish, and learn to work more efficiently. Understand the ultimate purpose of having your side hustle business do well. Whether it is to spend more time with family or make more money. The goal ultimately is to not be tied down by money.
Pick a side hustle that you can see yourself in long-term
What you like and what you are good at should be your main driving force when picking a side hustle. I feel that too many people are chasing the hype of a particular side hustle. Whether it is option trading, e-commerce or social influencer. A very important quote that I can relate from Jeff Bezos.
“Do something you’re very passionate about, and don’t try to chase what is kind of the ‘Hot passion’ of the day”— Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon
If you truly believe what you are doing and enjoy what you provide to the table. Then work hard and aim to grow your business and never chasing after the next hype. Chances are, you may be too late in the game already.
A side hustle that you can make good money
Obviously the point of taking up a side hustle is to make money. The ultimate goal is to make more money to maybe one day not have to work on a full-time job or be less dependant of it. If your income isn’t increasing as fast as you thought. Set some time to prepare a game plan to better improve your monetization strategy.
How to do well in any Side Hustle
I have learned that the best way to improve and do well in any side hustle is providing the best experience to the client during and after work. This provides a strong bond between you and the buyer. Word of mouth is the best referral link that you need to build as a seller. So do try to provide incentives to your seller whenever they come back or bring in a new customer.