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Most of us, if we’re honest, could do with a little more money in our bank accounts. Whether it’s to put a deposit on our first home, buy a new car or even just put a little aside for a rainy day, having some extra cash can be so important. Unfortunately, many of us are simply not in the position to obtain a raise from our day jobs. If you’re in that position, the last thing you should do is resign yourself to a lower income, because it has never been more possible to earn lots of extra cash with a side-hustle or two in your spare time.
If you like the idea of using a side-hustle to make money on the side in your spare time, you’re probably wondering what kind of thing you can do., The answer is that you can make money doing pretty much anything if you’re good at it and you’re determined to succeed. That being said, there are several side-hustle ideas that can be quite lucrative, which you should definitely consider…
If you know your eggs when it comes to grammar and you know that you can write pretty well, there are endless opportunities to make money as a freelance writer via sites such as Upwork. The great thing about freelance writing is that you can bid on projects whenever you have the time, so it’s really flexible. You can easily make £500 to several thousand pounds depending on how good you are and how much time you put into it. You may make less as you build up your profile, but if you keep at it you will see results. If you look at Arch Apprentices, for example, you will see that becoming a content writer is now a highly sought-after skill that many businesses are paying apprentices to learn. This means if you do get good at it and build a decent portfolio, it could even lead to a better full-time job in the long-term.
Now that most businesses are selling online, it is not unusual to find affiliate programmes in pretty much every niche imaginable, from weight loss to tarot reading. This is good news for you because you could potentially make money by setting up a blog or website and creating content relating to a subject you’re interested in. All you need to do then is add affiliate links and you can start making money for every product you sell.
Instagram influencers can earn hundreds, even thousands of pounds every week. They benefit from lots of free products too, which means they not only make money but save money too. All they need to do in return is post pictures and videos of their lives or using the products. Does this sound like something you would enjoy?
Join the Gig Economy
The gig economy is big business right now. Driving an Uber or creating something for a fiver on Fiverr are excellent ways to earn a little extra money on your own terms in your own time.
Do you have a side-hustle?