Best side hustles after work
Have you ever wondered about the best work from home side hustles you can do after your day job work hours?
In this post, I will take you through some of the best side hustles that will help you earn extra income while you are still in full-time employment.
One of the reasons why a lot of people don’t consider starting a side hustle is because of lack of time. We actually have more time than we think. However, starting a side hustle requires a high level of discipline. This means you have to sacrifice in some cases to carve out time.
Most of the side hustles I am going to discuss below require time commitments and some of them will not earn you money immediately. Thinking long-term is very important. If you can make a long-term commitment, you will be surprised how income from your side hustle can overtake what you earn from your day job.
Let me use myself as an example in terms of finding time for your side hustle. I have a full-time job, I am married with two boys. Yet, I am still able to commit to my side hustles. How have I been able to do it?
Think about the gaps you have during the day and use the time wisely. For example, after I return from my day job, I have few free hours in the evening. I commit this time to my side hustle. As well, waking up early can be a game-changer for you.
Before the kids get up in the morning, I am already up. I have been able to carve out a few hours for my side hustles. You have more time than you think. You will need to sacrifice some activities that do not add any significant value to you. One of those activities is entertainment. A human being can survive without entertainment.
I am not saying completely cut off entertainment, you can reduce it a bit.
I used to watch most live football matches on tv, nowadays because of my side hustle, I only choose a few games to watch and relax. It’s not that I’ve given up my love for football completely but I simply reduced the number of games I watch.
There are lots of platforms available where you can sell physical and digital products online. The likes of Amazon, eBay, and Etsy have opened up their platforms for anyone interested to register and start selling their products.
The great part of selling online is that you have access to thousands if not millions of customers. Selling online has a lot of advantages over brick-and-mortar physical shops.
There is no cap on how much you can make by selling online. It just depends on how much work you can put in. You can definitely make between £1,000 and £5000 monthly if you get your strategies right.
Please note that the money you make is not immediate. It takes time and a lot of work.
I have written some articles about how to sell on Amazon. You can read by clicking here.
You can get paid for testing websites and mobile applications.
Big companies and brands don’t launch their website without first testing them.
To ensure their applications are user-friendly, they test them first before pushing them out to customers. Also, whenever there are new features for an existing application they need to be tested before being pushed out as an update.
This is where you come in. There are websites where you can register and if you are accepted, you can start making money for testing web applications.
All you will have to do is use the website or application and give your honest opinion and experience.
You can earn up to $10 for each hour you spend testing websites.
Websites like UserTesting and UserBrain will pay you for testing websites.
You can tutor people online and get paid. The great thing about online tutoring is that the internet makes it possible to tutor people outside your location. You might be in the UK and tutor someone in the US or China.
A very good example is a ‘language tutor’. You can use platforms like Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet to do a video call.
There are a variety of subjects and areas you can choose when considering tutoring.
You can sign up with agencies that can connect you to clients. Websites like Brainfuse, TutorMe, Tutor.com, or Skooli can help you find clients. With this, you can start earning some money from tutoring.
One of the lessons we’ve learned from the pandemic is that some type of work can be done anywhere as long as you are connected to the internet.
You can make yourself available on websites like Upwork, Fiverr, or other freelance marketplaces.
You can either learn a new skill or take advantage of the skillset you already possess.
For example, my day job is data analysis, I am an advanced Microsoft Excel user. Also, I am highly proficient in using SQL servers and very good at writing SQL scripts. If I have spare time, I can register on a freelancing website where people who need work done in my area of expertise can find me. When I do the work I will get paid.
It’s a great way to engage your spare time after work.
Everyone is good at something that someone else needs help for. What skills do you have? Are you good at writing, you can write for people and get paid. Are you good at art? Maybe your voice is great, you can offer voice-over services.
It’s not only about something you are passionate about. Earning money is about solving a problem. If there are problems you thinking people will need solving, you can acquire skills in that particular area and help people solve the problem.
Once people are happy with your services, they will have no problem paying for the service you render.
Get paid for driving
Humans love convenience. And it is becoming easier to live a convenient life nowadays. From shopping to driving and even cooking, people are now more than happy to let others do it for them.
There is no shame in using your car to serve other people by driving them around. You can get good pay by doing this.
One of the most popular ones is Uber who will help you to get customers that need your service. You can register with Uber and find spare time after your day’s job to earn extra income.
There are also delivery services like Amazon Flex which is like a courier service. Ecommerce is now very popular worldwide and dispatch/delivery companies always need more hands in delivering products people bought online.
The world is now a global village thanks to the internet. One of the ways humans have been able to connect with one another through the internet is by creating useful content that helps another human being.
It is now very easy to share your work with the world through the internet. If you are passionate about a particular topic. You can start writing about it and put it online. Just the way you are reading this article on abundanceaware.com, there will be people who will be interesting in reading what you put out.
I have to say that the content you put out needs to be something people will find useful. It should not be about you but about people who will be consuming your content. Your content has to solve a problem.
The two major ways to share something with the world are through writing and video. It is important to mention that you will not earn money immediately by just posting information online. However, if you consistently put out useful information online, it will get to a time when you will earn some money for your effort.
Some people now do content creation full-time and earn their living as content creators.
A good example of someone who is in the business of content creation is one of my mentors, Ken Okorafor. Ken is a blogger at The Humble Penny. He also has a YouTube channel where he teaches people about how to earn extra income through side hustles and also stock market investing strategies. Ken’s mission is to help people become as financially independent as he is.
Ken also has a platform called Financial Joy Academy (FJA) which I am a member of. FJA is a community of incredible people who are working towards becoming financially independent through sensible investing in stock and shares and also creating extra income through side hustles.
You can also earn extra income by starting a YouTube channel or a blog. After consistently providing value, you will surely earn money for your effort.
Starting a side hustle is easy, however achieving consistency with it is not. Because most side hustles do not immediately yield considerable profit, most people hide behind time. Let’s be honest, if you are guaranteed to make more than $1000 a month after starting a side hustle won’t you do it?
Starting a profitable side hustle alongside your 9-5 work is possible but it will take a little bit of investment on your part. Time and a little bit of money can set you up for impressive future earnings. Thanks to the vast amount of resources now available online, you might not even need to spend a penny to gain credible knowledge.
You stand to make a lot from your side hustle, do not let time and financial resources be your excuse.
There are more side hustles ideas in my 101 Side Hustles Ideas list.
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