Side Hustle Business Ideas – 101 Side Hustles Ideas

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What are the most profitable side hustles you ask? 

Before going further to explore side hustle business ideas. Let’s look at the reasons why it is important for everyone to have a business on the side. 

Prices of things keep going higher and higher and it becomes very easy for your expenses to outweigh your income.

This is the reason why a lot of people ask, what are the most profitable side hustles?

According to the research by Henley Business School, 1 in 4 Brits are running at least one business project alongside their full-time job, and this is predicted to rise significantly by 2030

The world is becoming more and more demanding. This is why a lot of people will be looking towards a side hustle in 2020.

Side hustles are not necessarily a get rich quick scheme but a means to balance your earnings and help you live a more financially healthy life.

This is why I have packaged 101 side hustle ideas just for you in 2020. You are spoilt for choice really.

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1. Handcrafts

Gifting a handmade card or accessory to our loved ones will always be special when compared to getting artificial ones.

You can actually earn good money by doing handcrafts and selling them. You can easily sell on Etsy or Amazon Handmade.

2. Become a Hosting Reseller

A lot of hosting companies have reseller programs where you can get their hosting plans at a cheap price and sell for more.

This will be a good side hustle to start if you are knowledgeable about this.

3. Sell books

If you have lots of books which you don’t need anymore, then you can actually sell or rent them to people and make money.

The best platform to leverage for selling books online is Amazon.

Obviously there are a lot of other platforms like eBay and others. However, most of the other marketplace do not have the amount of traffics Amazon have.

I wrote a very detailed article on how to start selling books on Amazon. I will recommend you read that article if you are interested in selling books online.

4. Sell used clothes

Rather than discarding clothes you no longer wear or giving them out, if it’s in good condition, you can actually sell them instead.

You can sell used clothes on sites like Vinted and eBay. You can also sell used cloths on Facebook Marketplace.

If you look well, you can source good used clothes from charity shops, car boot sales and church sales. make sure you choose the ones in good condition and you can resell the cloths.

5. Sell items on eBay

You can sell items on eBay and earn money from them. Selling on eBay can help you earn additional income.

6. Sell items on Amazon

For over two years selling physical products on Amazon has been one of my side hustles.

You can earn good money selling on Amazon. Its very simple to do but it is not easy. It requires commitment, perseverance and consistency. You can register to become a seller on Amazon.

I wrote an article on how selling on Amazon works. Click here to read the article.

7. Sell electronics

Do you have electronic gadgets you aren’t using at the moment?

Then you can make money by selling them online. You can sell your electronics on sites like gazelle.

8. Sell Art

Make some beautiful paintings and sell them on sites like ArtPlode, Amazon and ArtFinder.

There are lots of art lovers out there and you can make quite a good amount from this.

9. Sell on Etsy

Maybe you have some knowledge about handcrafts.

Etsy is a platform where you can easily showcase and sell goods like this.

Some of the best selling goods on Etsy are home décor, candles, jewellery, knit hats, and more.

10. Sell Online Workshops/Courses

Sometimes, we overlook our existing skills when looking for a side hustle. You can turn your knowledge in your field or other valuable areas into a side hustle by teaching others. You can easily sell online courses or workshops.

11. Sell Ad Space On Your Car

This is a very convenient side hustle for you in 2020.

If you live in a populated area or a big city and spend time driving, you can sell advertisement space on your vehicle.

Site like CarQuids in the UK will help you get clients. In the US there are agencies like Wrapify, Carvertise.

12. Start Dropshipping

You can become a dropshipper.

As a dropshipper, you are into the buying and selling trade except you do not take inventory and neither do you handle the shipping of your products.

You can find companies that allow dropshipping. You can list products on Amazon and eBay.

When customers purchase, you can then buy the products from your dropshipping companies and ship them to the customers. 

13. Start an E-commerce Business

You can choose to start an e-commerce store as a side hustle.

All you need to do is figure out the product you want to sell. Platforms like Amazon, Facebook Marketplace, Shopify and WooCommerce are making starting an e-commerce business easy.

14. Refurbish and Resell Used Furniture

With a little bit of carpentry knowledge, you can start a reselling and refurbishing business.

All you need to do is purchase used furniture from thrift stores and improve the condition.

It is also possible to get gently used furniture as well. These ones don’t need refurbishing and you can resell immediately.

15. Sell Unwanted Products on Facebook Marketplace

A lot of people still believe Facebook is limited to just meeting people and catching up on old times.

But Facebook is now so much more. I have been able to sell a lot of products on Facebook.

One of the benefits of selling on Facebook is that you are not going to pay any fees on the sales you make.

Consulting, Administrative, Bookkeeping

16. Work as freelancer

There are lots of freelancing sites available out there. You should join one if you have a digital skill you feel you can leverage on. This helps you to earn while working from any place and time.

17. Work as data entry

If you are good at typing, then you can work as a data entry. This will let you earn money based on the work which you can do. 

18. Prepare Tax Returns

Do you know a thing or two about filing taxes? You can leverage this skill during the tax filing season. Companies even hire extra tax prep so they can keep up with demands.

19. Book narrator

There are a lot of people who love narrating books. You can visit sites like Amazon ACX to narrate a book, upload it and earn money.

 

20. Proofreader

Do you have a good understanding of English and its usage? And you enjoy reading? You can become a proofreader and make some handy cash. Visit online sites like Fiverr and freelance as a proofreader and make money out of it.

21. Post ads

By posting ads online you can earn a pretty good amount in your pocket. Use sites like craigslist and earn easy money. You can also become a social media ad manager by posting ads for people.

22. Consulting service

Are you knowledgeable and experienced in a particular field? You can leverage on your knowledge by becoming a consultant in that field.

23. Resume writing

Do you have sound knowledge in resume/CV writing? Then you can use this skill of yours to earn money by editing and writing resumes. You are at an advantage here if your regular job is an HR or hiring manager.

24. Virtual assistant

If you are someone who loves managing teams and projects then you can be a virtual assistant for startups. This can actually help make your dream about managing come true without any degree. You can use websites like Upwork, People Per Hour and Fiverr to advertise your service.

25. Interview transcribing

There are a lot of online sites like Sterling and Transcribe Anywhere which requires transcribers. You can take up the work and be a transcriber in your free time. This helps you to make good money while working from anywhere with flexible times.

Household Help Side Hustles

26. Laundry Business

There are areas that are far from laundry centres and it’s rare to see in-home washer and dryers. You can start a laundry service as a side hustle in such areas.

27. Pack and Pick Up People’s Trash

While it’s not a very glamorous side hustle, you can get paid to keep the environment clean and trash free.

28. Assemble Amazon Furniture

It would surprise you how lazy people get when it comes to reading a user manual and putting furniture together. You can get paid for helping people assemble their furniture.

29. Mow lawns

This is an activity most people carry out themselves but you’d be surprised that some people would rather not do it. You can simply advertise yourself by printing out fliers and dropping in people’s mailboxes.

30. Work as a handyman

Lend your time to people by helping them with minor tasks. A handyman’s job isn’t limited and there will always be things for you to do. This can make you extra money.

31. Help your peers

Help your friends in assignments and charge money from them. This lets you add handy cash in your pocket.

32. Alteration stand

If you are very good at sewing then you can earn money by stitching dresses and altering dresses too.

33. Become an Event Planner

Event planners are always in demand. You can start planning weddings, corporate functions, family get-togethers, birthday parties and the likes.

34. Gardener

If you are a nature lover, being a gardener would be a perfect side hustle for you as you will enjoy it and still make money.

35. Start a House Painting Business

This is a good side business for you if you have an eye for quality paint and colour. You can start out on your own at first then you can hire more hands as your business grows.

Rental Out Your Space

36. Rent your house

Sharing an empty room or space in your house would be a great way to earn money.

You get to make new friends, meet new people and earn money at the same time. Airbnb has grown in popularity and more trustworthy in recent time.

You can rent out your room or house through Airbnb. If you don’t mind having a lodger, you can rent your room for a long term or temporarily.

37. Rent out Your Storage Space

You’d be surprised by how many people are looking for a room or garage as small as your storage space. You can rent out your garage or parking space through websites like StashBee.

Health and Fitness Side Hustles

38. Become a Personal Trainer

If you are fit and like working out, you can leverage this hobby by becoming a personal trainer. You can choose to charge daily, hourly, or monthly.

39. Exercise classes

For bodybuilders and fitness lovers, you can actually earn money by teaching people yoga and exercises. This helps you make extra money while continuing your daily routine.

Writing Side Hustles

40. Review writer

Write reviews for apps and movies and you can earn handsome money. Sites like Amazon Vine, Capterra, G2 Crowd, Kirkus Reviews and online book clubs can help you.

41. Become an Author

If you love writing short stories, and also books then you can write an eBook and earn very good money by selling it. You can even sell your services by writing for people.

Coaching and Guidance

42. Become a Life Coach

Humans are generally more experienced than one another irrespective of what age bracket they fall in. You shouldn’t look past your experience when trying to find a side hustle in 2020.

You can leverage on your real-life experiences by becoming a life coach and helping clients in need of support and guidance.

 

Design, Creative and Decoration Side Hustle

43. Sell Digital Designs

If you can get creative and are comfortable designing, you can make money from selling digital designs on sites like Etsy. Some digital designs you can sell are resume designs, holiday card templates, postcard templates or printable art.

44. Become a photographer

You can actually be a paid photographer for social functions or parties which will help you earn money and also help follow your passion.

45. Freelance as a Graphics Designer

A graphics designer is always in demand and is a credible side hustle. You can either enlist as a freelancer on sites like Upwork and Fiverr or build a personal portfolio website to show off your skills.

46. Design T-shirts

So you take cool pictures or you are good at designing, you can get your pictures or designs printed on T-shirts to sell. You don’t even have to print in bulk, you can print on order.

47. Edit Videos

Some of us edit videos to post on social media all the time. And to be frank, most of us underrate our video editing skills.

If you are adept at using digital editing software, video editing is definitely a side hustle for you. You can either choose to sell your services locally or register on freelance websites like Fiverr.

48. Launch a Calligraphy Business

Who’d have thought a pretty handwriting can come in handy as a credible side hustle? You can get some tips of how to start in this article.

49. Become a Photo editor

If you are good at photo editing then you can earn money by editing photos from home.

50. Work as a Radio Jockey (RJ)

Being a RJ is a sassy job and if you are one of those who love entertaining people by talking then you can earn awesome pay being one.

51. Become a DJ

You can put that good music taste and eye for the latest music hit to use by becoming a DJ. To think all you’ll need is a laptop and good speakers.

52. Become a Make-Up Artist

So you feel you are quite adept in the art of doing makeup? Why don’t you profit from it by doing it for people before weddings, birthdays, conferences and other events?

53. Party Decorator

Most parties especially kids party takes place mostly during the weekend. If you have spare time during the weekend, this can be a good side hustle. I have been to kids birthday parties with my kids and seen lovely decorations.

Some of the room and table decorations are done by someone that part host hired. If you love decoration, you can advertise your service to friends and online and you can be up and running.

Food, Cooking and Grocery Side Hustle

54. Open a Food Stand

Are you a good cook? Or better yet, can you make tasty local meals? Then why not open a food stand at the park or a busy street and sell your homemade meals?

55. Sell homemade cookies

Food is loved by everyone and this business would be a hit if you are actually a food lover and especially a better chef. Sell homemade cookies to people and you can make good money out of this. You can even sell at your place of work.

56. Teach a Cooking Class

Why not leverage that cooking skill and teach people how to cook? You can charge as little as £10 a person.

57. Part-timer in bakery/cafe

Work part-time in a bakery or a café and earn money while doing this.

58. Sell Handmade Soaps

You can learn soap making online, buy a soap making kit and create sweet-scented soaps to sell.

59. Chef

For all the awesome chef’s out there, you can work as a part-time employee in a restaurant and make money while doing your favourite work.

60. Sell Cakes

If you love baking, you can turn your passion for baking to side hustle or business idea.

Let your friends and family know that you bake cakes. Once you do it for someone and they like it, they will tell other people.

With social media, you can post the photos on Instagram or other platforms and before you know it you will begin to receive orders.

Cleaning Side Hustles

61. Cleaning Business

Start a cleaning business with a group of friends. Earning money while working with friends would be fun actually. You can choose to charge hourly or per project.

Another cool part is that you don’t need much to get it started. If you like cleaning you will enjoy this side hustle. It is easier than never to advertise your service.

If you check on Facebook, you will find groups in your local area where you can advertise your service. There are people who just need help to clean their house and they are happy to pay someone to do the work for them.

62. Clean Windows

Believe it or not, but most people will rather pay someone else to clean their windows than actually do it themselves.

If you’ve noticed a few dirty windows in your area, you can put up signs and flyers to advertise your services.

Travel Side Hustle

63. Become a Travel Agent

If you are knowledgeable about the best vacation spots and finding the best travel deals, this can be a really fun side hustle for you in 2020. You can even handle all your affairs from your bed.

64. Travel Guide

This work actually lets you explore new places and meet a lot of people. Who doesn’t love travelling and exploring places? You can be a travel guide and earn money while helping tourists enjoy their vacation.

Teaching and Training Side Hustles

65. Become a Student Tutor

If you have a particular subject you are quite good at, you can start tutoring it as a side hustle. With a flier here and there, you should be able to get customers consistently.

66. Teach English online

If you are a fluent English speaker and understand the basics, you can help people improve their English-speaking skills in your free time. This helps you to make that extra cash too.

67. Teach Music

You can start classes in your free time and teach people music. You can also teach people how to play various musical instruments. This will be an interesting side job for music lovers.

68. Online Tutor

Work as a tutor on sites like Chegg and earn money from it. People who love teaching can choose this as a side job and make money.

69. Teach Art

You can teach kids and people to draw and paint. This is such a refreshing task which can keep you creative while earning money.

Care Side Hustles

70. Take Care of the Elderly

No, you do not necessarily need a nursing degree to work with the elderly. If you are not actively taking care of them, you can still provide useful services like grocery shopping or house cleaning.

71. Become a House Sitter

House-sitting can be fun. All you have to do is live and care for the house until its rightful owner gets back. Depending on how many clients you have or the type of contract you get, you can even save money on your own rent.

72. Babysitting

Babies are the most adorable beings in this world. So, for all those people who love and adore babies, you can make it a hustle and take care of babies.

Shopping Side Hustles

73. Mystery Shopping

If you enjoy shopping, this is for you. Shopping can be a fun side hustle idea for you.

A lot of people are making a living through mystery shopping. If you are looking for a side hustle idea, this is the one for you to consider.

If you want more details about mystery shopping, the wonderful people of Money Saving Expert have a lot of information on their member’s forum. You can find the information by clicking here.

74. Become a Personal Shopper

This is another option shopping side hustle idea for you. With a good fashion sense, you can slowly build a client base and help people fulfil their shopping lists and even give fashion advice.

Marketing and Website Testing Side Hustles

75. Become an Affiliate Marketer

Affiliate marketing is one of the most common side hustle business out there. Becoming an affiliate marketer is easy and most people go about this through blogging.

76. Become a Brand Ambassador

You can easily become a brand ambassador with a good social media following. You can also get hired offline to spread awareness about a company’s products and services. You are also sometimes asked to hand out free samples.

77. Website Testing

You surf the internet every day. Why not then do it for money? With sites like User Testing, you can earn about some cash through surfing websites and give your feedback. Some other websites for this type of side hustles are uTest, TestingTime, Loop11.

78. Online Surveys

Carrying out surveys is an easy way to make that extra cash online. For every survey you complete, Pinecone Research will pay you £3. If you complete a lot of surveys, the money can quickly add up.

79. Get paid to complete tasks online

You are not just limited to surveys to earn extra cash online,  sometimes you can complete some random task online and get paid. A website like 20cogs will let you earn money by completing various tasks.

You do not have to do all the tasks, you can ask for another task if the task they gave you is not the one you like. I have tried 20cogs. I must warn you that some of the tasks involve trialling betting websites. I personally do not support betting. You can reject any of the tasks and you will be giving another task.

Some of the tasks will enable you to get some items free. I remember i got some Graze products free in the post.

Driving and Delivery and Car Care Side Hustles

80. Deliver For Uber Eats

Driving around delivering food for home delivery food companies through Uber Eats is a cool side hustle. And there is the advantage of having a flexible schedule.

81. Delivery service

Earn money by delivery food to people. There are lots of companies where you can get a delivery job and earn awesome pay. If you sign up with Amazon Flex, you can earn up to £15 an hour. Amazon Flex is not in every town and city so it worth checking if they are in your area by visiting their website.

82. Become A Lyft/Uber Driver

The amount you can genuinely make with this side hustle depends on the hours you can dedicate to it. UK citizens may not have the Uber or Lyft options but they have Bolt, Kapten, Xooox, Wheely and the likes as credible alternatives.

83. Get a Part-Time Delivery Job

During the festive seasons, companies like UPS and FedEx are known to hire extra help to keep up with demands. You can take advantage of this.

84. Start driving classes

Yes, you can actually make money from driving lessons. If you own a car then you can help people learn how to dress while making good cash.

85. Open a Car Wash

No, you are not opening a conventional car wash with all the machine and equipment. You can start a weekly car wash every weekend. You can find a busy spot like a grocery store and promise customers to have their cars washed before they are ready to leave.

86. Rent your vehicle

If you have a bike or car and you are not going to use it for some time. Then you can actually rent it and make money from it.

87. Create a Moving Company

Do you have a truck just lying around somewhere? Or can you afford one? Starting a moving company can become profitable in the long run after building up a good reputation and rapport with clients.

Content Creation and Social Media Side Hustles

88. Start a Youtube Channel

You can share knowledge, fun activities and even your hobby as a YouTuber. You simply need to create videos. This is quite a good way to earn money.

89. Start a Blog

You can become a successful blogger if you focus on a niche you are passionate about. And you can start a blog with little to no capital thanks to platforms like WordPress and BlogSpot. There are several ways to monetise your blog. Some of them include affiliate marketing, sponsored ads, AdSense, and selling courses.

90. Monetise Your Instagram and Twitter Accounts

If you have a following of 10k and above, create very engaging contents, and get a lot of interactions with your posts, you can monetise your account. You can get paid by promoting your favourite brands and items.

91. Manage social media pages

You can help people manage their social media pages and earn money from it. You will help them post, reply to comments and sometimes reply messages. But this depends on what your agreement is.

92. Do vlogs

Do vlogs by visiting places, exploring food, culture and a lot of more exciting things and post them online. This will let you make money while letting other people enjoy those videos. How you make money however depends on how popular your Vlog gets as you can either make money through sponsored ads or monetising your channel like Youtube.

93. Content writer

Write articles from all niches and make some good money in your hands. There are a lot of online sites like Fiverr, Truelancer and Upwork where you can get a lot of writing work.

94. App creator

Are you a developer? You have sound knowledge of coding? Then you can create apps for people and earn money.

Pet side hustles

95. Become a Pet Groomer

Do you like pets? Can you teach them a few tricks and instruction? Then you can make pet grooming a side hustle.

96. Become a Dog Walker

There are dog owners who don’t have the time to take their dogs out for a walk. If you are good with pets and enjoy a stroll around the park, you can leverage this by pitching dog walking as a side hustle service.

97. Pet sitting

Earn money while taking care of cute puppies, cats are an awesome thing to do especially if you are an animal lover.

Other Side Hustles

98. Petrol Station Attendant

If you are a student looking for a part-time job this would be a good work.

99. Library assistant

Working as an assistant in the library is a great and exciting job to do. You can come across lots of exciting books and this will also help improve your knowledge while also making money.

100. Download apps

Did you know that there are sites that will pay you to money to download, use and test apps? An example is Feature Points. According to Feature Points, you can make money and earn rewards on your phone by trying free apps, completing surveys, shopping online, and more.

101. Podcasting

There are still opportunities to start a successful podcast.

It costs almost to nothing to start a podcast. You can easily start on the side, if you are consistent you will be surprised how quickly you can build followers.

To be successful in podcasting, It is important you niche down and be different.

 

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