The Master Side Hustle List Thread

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Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:32 pm

If you Google side hustle ideas or any other phrase, you'll see countless lists talking about mystery shopping and surveys. It's not that these side hustles don't make you any money, it's just that they don't make you much money. It's a lot like saying to cut back on the coffees to save money or build an investment portfolio from credit card reward points. Everyone says it because everyone else does, but the economics must work for you.

Curated below is a master list of side hustle ideas. This list is a living document, meaning that we'll take your submission on ideas and do our research to help you get started.

Side Hustle Ideas
  1. Web Design - Look, web design is practically a commodity these days, but if you know your way around Wix, Wordpress, or HTML + CSS (and Javascript), web design is a great way to work. Expect to make $xxx to $x,xxx (or more) per project with experience. 2-3 projects a month can quickly replace a paycheck.
  2. Affiliate Marketing - Affiliate marketing catches a bad wrap, but people are always looking for things to buy. If you don't have the time to build your own product or service, selling the work of others can be quite lucrative. Just stay away from selling the systems and get-rich-quick secrets out there!
  3. (Re)sell Goods on eBay, Etsy, Craigslist, etc. - Are antiques your thing? Are you crafty? The internet opens up access to a market for almost anything. I've seen people make big bucks reselling appliances, scooters, antiques and many other items.
  4. Provide Rides Through Uber or Lyft - Look, you knew this one was going to be on the list, right? It's easy to get started and you can make some decent cash by doing the Uber or Lyft thing. Just don't expect to create an empire overnight. If you need some extra funds without too much work, this is the way to go.
  5. Rent Rooms on Airbnb - Living in a tourist destination can obviously help the bottom line here, but you'd be surprised at how many people need a good bed. Rent out extra rooms on sites like Airbnb to generate a cashflow.
  6. Social Media Marketing & Management - Although the initial fire of social media has burned itself out a little, this is still a massive industry. If you have an eye for Instagram photos or are good with short, witty words, social media can be a great place to put that talent to use for income.
  7. Resell Web Hosting - This is another arena that is virtually commoditized, but if you can do web design or can team up with someone else who can, $10, $20, etc can be yours a month. There are customers ready to be served locally.
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