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Ultimate List of 50 Side Hustles that Trends in 2024

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Ultimate List of 50 Side Hustles

Having a side hustle is a good way of earning extra income. There are many reasons why you might need a side hustle; one reason might be to pay debts or supplement your monthly income.

No matter your reason for starting a side hustle, you have to choose a side hustle. In this article, I listed 50 side hustles you can begin today.

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Key Highlights

🎯 On the higher side, 4.7% reported earning over $10k a month from their business.

🎯 13.7 percent of side hustles take up to 20 hours per week. On the higher side, 8.2% take up to 40 hours per week.

🎯 The most popular side hustles are blogging, podcasting, online courses, and affiliate marketing are online Businesses, freelancing, consulting, and investing.

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1. Sell items on Etsy.

Esty is an eCommerce company that for on handmade crafts. If you are good at making crafted items, you can open a store on Etsy and get access to the millions of customers who visit the site every day.

2. Sell advertising space on your vehicle.

Many companies help businesses advertise their product, and they use cars to show these ads. If you have a vehicle, sign up with these services and get paid for selling ad space.

3. Write an e-book

If you have a good amount of knowledge or experience is, you can write a book on it and sell it to people who want access to this knowledge. You can sell your books on Gumroad or Amazon.

4. Work as a personal trainer.

If you are into fitness, you can make money by charging people to help them stay fit. You can start by helping your friends, then telling them to tell others, and soon you will have many clients.

5. Try peer-to-peer lending.

Peer-to-peer lending is when an investor lends money to a borrower to get a better return on his cash. If you have some savings, you can put them into peer-to-peer lending. Use services like PeerForm, UpStart, and Fund Circle.

6. Rent out your parking space.

Most people stay in apartments with a personal garage, and they might not use it. If you fall into this category, you can make good cash by selling rent out your garage space.

7. Sell your graphic design skills online.

If you love to design graphics, you can sell your skills to people. With apps like Canva and Photoshop, designing has gotten a lot easier.

8. Setting up a Car wash service.

Opening a car can fetch you a lot of money. But if you do not have much time, you can sell your services to people closer to you. You can help them wash their car before they go to work.

9. Sell baked goods.

Are you a good baker, and can you bake in large quantities? You cater for events, birthday parties, and Weddings. As a side hustler, the best place to get your first clients is the people around you.

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10. Start a house painting company.

Painting houses, offices, small rooms is a lucrative side hustle. If you don’t know to paint, you can watch Youtube tutorials and get a space to practice.

11. Rent out a spare room.

Airbnb your apartment and get extra cash in your pocket. If you have extra room, you can rent it out to people on Airbnb and Vrbo.

12. Manage social media pages.

Small businesses are coming online every day, and they want to establish a consistent presence on social media platforms. If you are good at managing and growing social media accounts, try being a social media manager.

13. Become a virtual assistant

Virtual assistants are independent contractors providing administrative services to people. You become a virtual assistant and work anywhere in the world while your clients reside somewhere else.

14. Get a delivery job.

You can become a delivery driver and deliver goods to consumers. There are so many services you can sign up with, and once approved, start immediately. Food and groceries are some of the things you can deliver.

15. Monetize your Instagram account.

Making money from Instagram is real. People are now creating personal brands and monetizing their accounts through brand sponsorships. You can also sell goods on IG through the Instagram shop.

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16. Tutor students.

Online tutoring is now a very lucrative side hustle. Technologies in eductions as made it there to start and monetize online classes. You can use services like Zoom, Teachable, Thinkific, and Podia to launch your subjects.

17. Start a laundry service.

Busy people are always looking for ways to save time. Saving time means not wasting it on tasks like doing the laundry. If you can help people with their laundry at a very reasonable price, you can make a lot of money from this side hustle.

18. Be a tour guide

A tour guide is a person who escorts tourists around a particular place and provides them with factual and interesting information about the sights they see.

19. Become a virtual bookkeeper

Virtual bookkeeping, aka cloud accounting, is the process of recording financial transactions remotely. If you have bookkeeping skills, offer your services to people remotely. You can also learn how to utilize bookkeeping tools to make your job easier.

20. Become an Uber or Lyft driver.

If you have a car, sign up with Uber or Lyft and become a rideshare driver. Ridesharing has seen an increase in demand, and it’s getting bigger. You can earn an average of $500 as a new driver in your first month.

21. Transcribe YouTube videos

Content is everything and is going to get bigger. You can get paid to transcribe youtube videos to articles or audios. You can list your services on sites like Fiverr and Upwork.

22. Become a party planner.

You know how to organize incredible parties; why not make money doing it. Ask your friends and neighbors to help them plan their parties, and you charge them for it. People will always pay if you can handle all the hassle and logistics for them.

23. Do makeup for special events.

If you are a good makeup artist, you can offer your services for special events. Events that will require skills are weddings, birthday parties, engagement parties, and bridal showers.

24. Cook or do meal prep

Are you a good cook? Can you cook professionally for people? If you have these qualities, then try cooking as a side hustle.

25. Sell used clothes online.

You can sell new and used items online with services like the Facebook marketplace, eBay, and Craiglist.

26. Write and edit resumes.

Not everybody should do these. You need to have the skills and experience needed to write resumes. If you are a head hunter, an HR manager, a recruiter, then you already have the knowledge and skills to write good resumes.

27. Join InstaCart.

Instacart is a grocery delivery company. You can join Instacart as a driver and start delivering groceries to customers.

28. Test websites for cash

 Every week thousands of websites and apps go live. Before they go live, they need people to test all the functionalities and user experience. You can start testing Apps and Websites and earn some extra cash.

29. Sell Digital Products.

Creates digital products like online courses, e-books, templates, videos, and audio files and sells them. You can sell your products on Udemy, Amazon, skillshare, and Gumroad.

30. Start a calligraphy business.

Etsy is a site where you can sell hand-crafted products. If you are good at calligraphy, make some, open a store on Etsy, and start selling.

31. Buy and sell domain names.

People have made millions buying and selling domain names. Buy domains you know will s love and sell them for higher prices.

32. Data Entry Services.

Many companies and small businesses pay people to help their types and written documents into a spreadsheet or database. You can also get jobs from sites like Upwork and Fiverr.

33. Edit videos.

If you can edit videos professionally, you can sell your services to people and help them edit videos. You can video like wedding videos, youtube videos, TikTok’s, and short films.

34. Sell unwanted products on Facebook Marketplace.

Facebook marketplace is a site you can sell new and used items. If you have any items you are not using again, sell them on Facebook Marketplace.

35. Start a cleaning business.

You can start cleaning for businesses and offices near you and get paid. Go to businesses, homes, and offices near you and offer them your service for a reasonable price.

36. Sell used goods on eBay.

eBay is a consumer-to-consumer auction website. You can list items there and get the best possible price.

37. Get paid to take online surveys.

Businesses need data to improve; how can they get this data? They ask you and me some questions. The answers to questions get used to improve their goods and services. You can join services like Survey Monkey, Swagbucks, Survey Junkie, and InboxDollars.

38. Start a moving company.

If you have a car or truck, start a small moving business. You can help people move their goods from one place to another during your spare time.

39. Sell Stock photos.

There is always a need for photographers. If you can take amazing pictures or you are willing to learn, you should try to start a photography business.

You can photograph events, weddings, and parties. You can also sell them as stock images.

40. Flipp Old Items.

 Purchasing used items at a low price and selling them for a higher price is flipping. There are items people need but can’t find, or you can refurbish old items and sell them.

41. Freelance Writing

The Freelance writing community is massive. More opportunities are coming up every day. You don’t need to be an expert to get started. You can use tools like Grammarly and the Hemingway app to improve your writing.

42. Babysitting

You can help babysit your friend’s and neighbor’s children. You should know that it requires you to be comfortable around kids. Most times, the kids might be sleeping, making the job easier.

43. App Developer

If you have good coding skills and can build apps, you can freelance your skills. You can help work on projects or help people work on sections of a project. With the rise in demand for skilled programmers, there is no shortage of opportunities.

44. Hairdresser

If you don’t have this skill, then learn it. The last thing you want to do is tell people how to make their hair and flop when given the opportunity. When you acquire this skill, you can start by doing home services.

45. Voice Overs

There is a rise in the use of voiceovers. You can see them used in Youtube videos, Animation, and many others. Many companies will pay you to record voiceovers for them.

46. Proofreader

If you don’t like writing, then you can go for proofreading. Proofreading is the process of finding and correcting errors in text or art. Authors, bloggers, journalists need proofreaders to help edit their documents. If you have this skill, you can earn a good amount of money from proofreading.

47. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is performance-based marketing, rewarding affiliate per product sold. If you have a blog, vlog, or access to an audience, you can advertise the deals to them. When they buy a product through your link, a reward giving to you.

48. Drop-Shipping

Dropshipping is a virtual catalog retail business. With drop-shipping, you accept custom orders but do not keep goods sold in stock. You can price the goods at any price you want. The best thing about drop-shipping is you don’t need a catalog of your own.                                                                                                                                                                                   

49. Web Designer/Developer

If you can design websites, then try freelancing. You can use your training to earn extra money on the side. If you are good at developing WordPress sites, you can freelance your skills and help build websites.

50. House Flipping

In simple terms, you buy and renovate old houses and then sell them. House flipping requires a decent amount of research. You do not want to lose out on any money.

Final Thoughts

Before you start a side hustle, make sure you do your research. There are many companies today that started as a side hustle. You never know your side hustle could be one of them. Just make quality is the goal of every job you do.

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