Making money with a side hustle is simpler than ever these days. Or at least, I keep hearing how people I know are setting up some clever online business and making a fortune out of it.
Am I the only one who just goes out for a drink after work? Maybe I should rethink that habit. So I asked my friends about the best approach. And they gave me a few tips.
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Before you can earn extra money on the side, you first need to ask yourself some basic questions?
Do you want to offer your skills, your products or your time?
Where do you want to do this: online or offline?
And how flexible do you want to be in terms of time?
These are all good pointers. Then I looked around a bit. And I actually came across lots of ways to earn money instead of always just shelling it out straight away.
For creative DIY sorts Do you love sewing stuff, painting or making pots? Did you design your own handbag, make your jewellery or conjure up accessories for your flat? If so, maybe other people less talented than yourself will like your creations too. Platforms like Etsy enable creativity to be a real money-spinner. All you have to do is show your products from their best side, take a few photos, pen a description and stick them in your own online shop. Feel free to send me the link to your shop so that I can share it with the RonOrp community.
Pro: You’re flexible time-wise. Con: Making the products can cost a lot of time and money, depending on what you make.
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For fashion fans
My colleague loves fashion, likes playing around with colours and patterns, always knows what’s hot and frequently gets compliments on her style. Whenever I have a date, I ask her which Hawaiian shirt I should wear. I think she’d be the perfect fashion influencer and I’ve told her so. But because, unlike me, she’s got her feet on the ground, she explained to me that actually it’s not that easy to become an influencer. She says that to be successful, you have to find your own niche and your own style. A lot of people underestimate how much time it takes to put together outfits and take great photos. If you want to build up a large following, you also have to be active, post regularly and keep people happy – which is what I do with my newsletter.
Pro: Since good taste has nothing to do with money, you can get started on your side hustle on a small budget. Con: It’s not a job for the shy and introverted. You have to feel confident in front of the camera and be able to take a few pot shots being publicly thrown at your outfits now and then.
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For handy types
I’ll say it: I’m pretty gifted when it comes to doing small jobs around the house. No wonder friends keep calling me to ask if I can just come and quickly help them out. Can you drill holes, hang pictures straight, install lights, paint walls or assemble furniture too? Then you ought to be smarter than me and charge money for what you do. Platforms like care.com have a lot of people with two left hands looking for someone who’s good with their hands nearby.
Pro: You can say when you’ve got time to do the jobs. Con: You’ll need tools, and if you get unlucky you can be held liable for any damage you cause.
For driving fans
Just recently, I was frantically looking for a taxi at four in the morning. And then I had a brilliant idea: If you like driving around and chatting with people, being an Uber driver is an ideal sideline. So why not just give someone a lift the next time you go out for a drive? The work’s also easy to fit around a day job or studies, as most people need taxis when the public transport services start to thin out.
Pro: You lay down where and when you offer your driving services. Con: Pricey fuel puts a dent in your profits.
For beauty enthusiasts
I’ve got another side hustle idea I’d like to share with you. Disclaimer: I don’t know a lot about it myself, but ... do you like spending time in front of the mirror and love trying out make-up? Then maybe others could learn something from you. It seems there’s a lot of call for it, because make-up tutorials are always being suggested on YouTube – or at least they are to me. Most people make money when their videos are viewed, they post paid articles or give product recommendations.
Pro: You’re doing a job that you love doing anyway, and you’re sharing it with other people. Con: You need enough clicks and follows to make your new sideline pay.
Summer’s done and dusted, but I’m already itching for another island getaway. I keep looking enviously at all these digital nomads, lounging in their hammocks on the beach in Bali while they work. In fact there’s never been an easier time to lead the nomad life. Can you programme websites, design logos, translate texts or plan social media marketing campaigns? Websites like Upwork are brimming with freelancers offering their services in development, IT, design, finance, accounting, marketing and so on to people all over the world. For most jobs, you don’t need much more than a laptop and fast WiFi. This makes this type of side hustle suitable while you’re on a trip around the world or studying abroad. Maybe I’ll write my next newsletter from a hammock. Although I actually think I’d miss my city too much.
Pro: You’re free to hop from location to location and can work for clients from other countries with no extra hassle. Con: Since you’re competing with freelancers from all over the world, the pressure on prices can be high on these sites. So it’s worth taking a look at WeTalents, where you’ll find lots of local clients and freelancers.
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We have no sponsors and run this dance group on a voluntary basis, but we have to cover some costs. The main needs of our group are:
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