A side hustle literally means you are still working your full-time job and starting a business on the side which might eventually become large enough to be your new full-time priority.
The beauty of side hustle is that many don’t require a huge initial investment or even necessarily a highly specialized skill-set.
Each of the business idea listed below has the potential to earn you money in your spare time.
I’m not talking about driving slow public transport here but a more sophisticated mode of transport. If you’re free mornings, nights, or weekends, you can earn extra cash driving your fellow citizens around.
Sign up with Uber or Taxify to get started, Work with your own schedule. No monthly fees, no minimum hours and no boss.
2. Affiliate Marketing
Refer website visitors to buy products online and earn a small commission on each sale. You can sign up with companies like Amazon, or homegrown companies like Jumia and Konga.
When you sign up, you’re given your personal affiliate link where you can refer visitors and earn your commission when a purchase is made.
If you have a passion for cooking, a catering business has a lower barrier to entry and time commitment than say, opening a restaurant.You could provide cake, cookies, or cupcakes to some corporate event in town. During weekends you can provide food service at a hotel, hospital, pub, aircraft, cruise ship, park, filming site or studio, entertainment site, or event venue.
This is the buying and selling of goods or services using the internet, sell products online through your own store or through Amazon, eBay,Jumia,Konga, etc.
Put that education to use by helping students learn in a comfortable one-on-one setting.
If you already have experience teaching or tutoring, you might consider VIPKid, where you can teach English online to students in China.
6. Sperm Donor
Not neccessarily a business, but you can donate sperm (known asdonor sperm), principally for it to be used in the artificial insemination of a woman or women for the purpose of achieving a pregnancy while making money in the process.
7. Ghostwriting/Freelance Writing
With millions of websites all competing for attention, writing is a service that’s constantly in demand. Someone’s got to create all that content, right?
8. Party Planning / Wedding Coordinator Service
Planning a wedding or event can be stressful and confusing. You can set up a personalized service, meet prospective clients to gain an understanding of the expectations and needs of the event.
An event planner handles the logistics such as guest registry, arranging the audio/visual equipment.
9. Moving Service
Moving is never fun, but can be a good way to earn some extra cash on the weekend if you’re strong enough and don’t mind carrying other people’s stuff.
10. Graphic Design Service
Quality graphic design is always in-demand, and never before have there been so many outlets on which to sell your skills.
You can check out Crowdspring, DesignCrowwd or any of the freelance marketplaces as well.