One of the best (and most stressful, exciting, scary, & amazing) things I’ve done for myself is start a small business from the comfort of my own home. It was so much work and so many hours, but when I finally became a full time blogger, it was very, very worth it.
I’m a huge supporter of other people learning about businesses you can start from home and side hustling your way to success. Here are some examples:
1) Dog Walking
Dog walking is the perfect summer activity, and if you have your own dogs, then taking other people’s with you is hardly a chore. It’s not necessarily a big earner, but it’s ideal for those who only want to work a little bit extra. If you love pets, like being outside and enjoy exercise, then it seems like the perfect way to earn a few extra bucks this summer. Also, here’s a helpful hint: target new moms. People like me who just had babies cannot easily get outside to walk their dogs. It’s really difficult, especially in the beginning when we want to be around our new babies all the time!
2) Become a Trader/ Investor
If you like finance and doing a bit of research, you should consider investing and trading. A risky endeavor, trading definitely isn’t for the faint hearted and before you set up an ecn account you should make sure you’re fully aware of the risks involved in the process. You should also make sure you have a little bit of know how and don’t just buy what others recommend!
Everyone has something they’re good at; it’s what makes us all unique and sets us apart from the rest. No matter whether you’re good at writing, painting, drawing, or coaching sports, you should embrace your hobby so it can earn you a little bit extra on the side. Any form of expertise can be potentially lucrative, and it entirely depends on how you market yourself and how much time you want to commit. Once you’ve made a decision about what type of freelancing business you’d like to consider, set yourself up a Facebook page and a website (anything built with a WordPress theme will do) and get cracking!
What’s your side hustle? Do you want to take it and turn it into a full time job or just let it serve as some extra income?