Aah, the side hustle. This is definitely the era of having a real, full-time job and hustling on the side to top up your cash flow. And who can blame millennials for keeping their options open when it comes to getting more money? After all, it’s not like we could afford anything if we didn’t have side jobs. But what side hustles should you actually be investing your time in, if you want to get as much money as you can, without doing too much work to get it?
I’ve put together a list of 5 side hustles, for the broke millennial.
OK, I know what you’re thinking. Blogging can’t get you any money, can it? But contrary to what most people believe, you can get a fair bit of cash just by getting that blog going. Whether you do this via ads, or you promote and review products, there are many ways to get a decent income from your blog, so don’t be afraid to give this one a try if you’re interested in writing.
- Freelance writing
Another way to get some cash is through freelance writing, and loads of people are looking for content for their websites and blogs, but they don’t really have the eloquence to pull it off. If you’ve got a good writing style, and you have a passion for it, then see what your options are here. It’s a good way to earn a bit of cash, wherever you are in the world (with WiFi, of course).
- Selling, selling, selling
Selling things is another way to get yourself some dough, and you can get quite a lot out of this if you’re clever about it. Like, maybe not enough to get a residential garage car lift just yet, but you know. Buying clothes that are in fashion from thrift stores on the cheap, and selling them on, is a great way to make a profit by doing pretty much nothing. And we’re all here for making money with minimal effort.
Crafting is legitimately one of the most relaxing things ever, and the best part about it is that you can get money for selling the results on (if you’re good at making stuff, that is). Whether you like crocheting and embroidering, or you’re more into drawing or painting, there will be somebody out there who loves it, so see what you can make, and start selling your art on a platform like Etsy.
Look, babysitting sounds like it’s too stressful – and it doesn’t pay enough – but this actually isn’t the case. You can get quite a lot of cash an hour for providing this service now, and the best part about it is that kids go to bed pretty early, so you can crack on with any other work that you have whilst they’re snoozing away. If you know any opportunities like this in your area, then try it out.
Try out one (or more) of these side hustles, and get yourself some extra cash!