Side Hustles You Can Do From Home – The phrase “side hustle” has been floating around the internet a lot lately, particularly following the COVID-19 pandemic when so many of us were forced to find new ways to occupy our time from home. Indeed, if you’ve been working from home then you may have more time than ever before thanks, perhaps to the lack of commute and those extra hours saved should not be wasted.
With that in mind, here are a few of the most profitable side hustles you can take on, on top of your existing job to make enough extra money for that dream holiday you may be planning.
Transcription and proofreading
If you’re a fast typer with excellent listening skills, then you could be making a decent secondary income by transcribing videos and audio. It can be a monotonous job, of course, but it’s one that millions of us might be qualified for and can be done in your own time. On the other, less frantic side of the coin, however, there’s also proofreading jobs available online, which will be ideal if you’re fanatical about your grammatical errors.
Share your skills
There are dozens of sites and apps like Skillshare and Taskrabbit that allow you to advertise your services and they can be quite literally whatever you want them to be. Just remember to be realistic with what you’re charging.
Turning your hobby into a job
Do you cut your friend’s hair occasionally, and think you’re pretty good at it? Why not invest in a pair of proper hairdressing scissors and set yourself up as a mobile part-time hairdresser? Or maybe you like to play the odd open mic night down your local pub and have built up a repertoire of crowd-pleasing songs? Advertise yourself as a local musician and you could be making a couple of hundred quid for a two-hour slot on a Saturday night. Whatever your hobby, there might be a way to monetise it.
Anyone with a driving license and a smartphone can become an Uber driver and it can be a fun way to make some extra income. Of course, it will depend on where you live though. If you live in a major city, you’ll get constant fares but not so much in smaller towns and villages.
Sell your stuff
If all else fails, you probably have at least one room in the house that’s absolutely bursting with ‘stuff’ you no longer want or need. Put it on eBay or take it to a car boot sale. Or better yet, consider doing something creative with it and then selling the results online as a second job. You’ll be amazed what bizarre stuff people are willing to part with their cash for on Etsy!