For most of us, side-hustles will always supplement our primary sources of income. But that’s okay. We don’t always want them to take over our lives. We just want a few extra pennies on the side.
There’s just one problem – a lot of side hustles are yawn-inducing. They’re the last thing that you want to do after a long day at the office.
Don’t worry: we’ve got you covered. In this post, we run through some of the most fun ways to make a bit of money on the side. Who would have thought getting extra cash could feel like playtime?
Manage Social Media For Small Businesses
Are you a bit of a social media urchin? Do you spend all day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? And do you understand how these platforms work inside out?
If so, then you might be able to sell your services to businesses struggling to get to grips with the platforms.
A lot of traditional small businesses don’t understand how social media works. What’s more, they don’t want to go to big marketing companies who will charge them a fortune to manage their accounts for them. What they need is somebody willing to do a bit of work on the side for them for a small fee.
That might sound like a bad deal for you, but once you get two or three ongoing clients, the amount of money you can make soon adds up. What’s more, you can charge a retainer, which means you get a regular monthly fee for overseeing their social media activity. And, often, the workload is relatively light, saving you time.
Take Advantage Of Scrap
The scrap market is enormous, but most people aren’t even aware it exists and don’t know where to take scrap metal for cash. A quick side hustle is simply collecting old bits of metal from your home or neighborhood and taking them to a local dealer to weigh. They will then provide you with a quote for the metal on the spot – not bad for a few minutes of work!
Deliver Parcels Through Crowd Shipping Websites
Don’t fancy working for one of the big delivery companies? We don’t blame you.
But if you have a penchant for shipping goods as a side hustle, how else can you get into the sector? There’s a simple answer: join a crowd shipping community.
The basic idea here is pretty simple. You use your vehicle to transport bespoke delivery orders around your state – a bit like a courier service. Customers then find available people to deliver goods and pay a fee for the privilege. If you don’t mind spending your evenings driving, then this could be just the hustle for you.
Answer Questions On The Internet
Did you know that question and answer websites will often pay for professional answers? Applying to one of these as a recognized contributor can earn you substantial financial rewards based on your posts’ quality and length. This option is great for people with specialist expertise such as lawyers, accountants, scientists and so on.