Extra money is always a bonus, but it also shouldn’t come at the expense of your well-being. A second job can be a great earner, but you shouldn’t work yourself to the bone in order to have extra finances. Instead, thinking of great sideline jobs you can do at your own pace and during your own downtime can be a great (and fun) way of earning extra cash when you need it.
There’s always the potential for certain side hustles to turn into long-term, stable jobs as well, depending on your commitment and success.
If you’re searching for that all-important side hustle inspiration, here are some ideas you might want to try.
1. Furniture Upcycling
Not only is this a fun pastime for those wanting to keep their hands busy, but it’s also a potential money-maker if you’re particularly skilled. Furniture upcycling is not only a fantastic way to earn a little profit, but it’s also putting old goods to better use and reducing waste impact.
You can seek out old or second-hand furniture and give it a new lease of life by updating it, or perhaps even completely transforming it if you have the skills. You can then aim to sell the new items for more than you paid for them (you may even be able to find some old furniture items for free!).
2. Write a Book
You may be thinking this is a little ambitious for a side-hustle, but you don’t have to have aspirations to be a bestselling author to make money from your writing work (though, of course, if you do want to become a bestselling author, writing on the side is a great place to start!).
Writing a book for extra income can be done in many ways. You should mainly think about the areas you can make money from and which are in demand. Writing non-fiction books for areas you have expertise in, for example, is a good way to use your existing knowledge to potentially earn some money. You can find guides on how to write a book for non-fiction purposes, or if you feel as though you’re onto a winner for a fiction book, you can always try self-publishing with the potential to earn royalties!
3. Selling Handmade Items
You may already have a beloved hobby that sees you making unique pieces; this could be anything, from artwork, acrylic work, making your own jewelry, knitting, and more! Anything you’re already skilled with and which you can make means the potential to sell and earn some cash.
4. Write a Blog
Blogging is a great way to let your creative juices flow (with a little less pressure than writing a book!) and build on your writing skills. There’s potential to earn money with successful blogs if you build your online profile enough, and you can also look for guest post submission opportunities to build your expertise.
Let’s Get Earning
Do any of these appeal to you? Just remember, you don’t need to have these skills from the off in order to make money. You can work on building any of these skills and more in order to set yourself up for extra earning down the line.