1. Online Surveys

These won’t make you rich, but can be an easy way to supplement your income and you can do them in your downtime (waiting in line, watching TV, etc.).
 
If you love this stuff, check out:
 
Click here to find out more:
Swagbucks – Mega-popular survey platform
Survey Junkie – Popular online survey site with more than 3 million members.
Prize Rebel – completing other tasks. Just avoid the low-paying ones.
Opinion Outpost – Cash out at just £5 via PayPal or Amazon gift cards. Each survey enters you into a £10,000 quarterly drawing.
 
2. Earning Money with Credit Card Rewards
Take advantage of the various sign-up bonuses and cash back offers doled out by banks. You’ve got to promise to do this responsibly.
 
Virtual assistants provide administrative support to clients from their home office. If that sounds like a fun side hustle you can set up shop on your own or jump on board with an established VA company like BELAY or Fancy Hands.
 
To learn more about starting your own virtual assistant company, check out the free video training from my friend Abbey Ashley, who started her VA business on the side and shares:
 
Where to find thousands of potential clients.
How to make a full-time living working from home.
What clients are really looking for in a VA. (hint: it’s not prior VA experience)
Click here to learn more about becoming a virtual assistant.

 

4. Renting Out Your Car

In select markets, you can rent out your car on a daily or hourly basis to earn extra cash through companies like Turo and Getaround.
 
According to Turo, the average car sits idle 22 hours a day, so their service is a unique opportunity to capitalize on those idle hours. The companies handle all the insurance.
 
A couple friends used the Turo platform to essentially get a free Tesla!
 
Blogging is difficult to monetize but can be a fun outlet to practice your writing or build an audience around a particular idea. 1and1.co.uk Website builder offer only £1 a month
 
Brock McGoff turned his side project men’s fashion blog into a 6-figure online business.
 
6. Teaching English Online
Earn up to £20 per hour teaching English to young students in China via video chat with Tefl UK. If you’re eligible to work in the UK, a bachelor’s degree and a year of educational experience are the only prerequisites.
 
Note: If you fancy like taking a course yourself get a massive 10% Off discount code ( 52500485 ) with you sign up.
 
Remember to immediately schedule your video interview after completing your application. This is the single most important component of the application process. You will be asked to confirm a time for a live video interview with a Tefl UK teaching team member. Live interviews must be scheduled and typically will happen within a couple days (sometimes up to a week) from the time a candidate applied.

7. Affiliate Marketing

Refer website visitors to buy products online and earn a small commission on each sale. This is actually how I’ve made some extra cash over the last few years.
 
Note: Please do me a favor and don’t buy into anyone’s sleazy affiliate marketing “program” or “system.” There are unfortunately a lot of slimy salespeople out there making their living taking advantage of newbies.
Build you website today with 1and1.co.uk
 
8. Driving
If you’re free mornings, nights, or weekends, you can earn extra cash driving your fellow citizens around.
 
Sign up with Lyft or Uber to get started.
 
One cool “hack”: Both companies offer “Destination Mode”, which basically allows you to earn money on your regular morning and evening commute by telling the app which direction you’re headed and only accepting riders along your route.
 
9. Airbnb Hosting or Co-Hosting
If you have extra room in your house, you can earn money renting it out to visitors on Airbnb.com. It’s a pretty cool way to make money and meet interesting people from around the world at the same time.
 
With a little bit of traction, you could even cover your entire rent or mortgage by hosting guests on Airbnb. Have you tried it?

10. Flipping Items for Profit on eBay

The long-running marketplace can be a tough, low-margin, competitive environment, but that’s not to say there aren’t any opportunities left to make money on eBay.
 
My favorite eBay seller is Rob, the “Flea Market Flipper,” who built a 6-figure business buying low and selling high. He and his wife Melissa consistently earns thousands of dollars a month, flipping items part-time!
 
11. Selling on Amazon
One of the most popular side hustles lately has been Amazon’s FBA program, in which you find bargain deals locally, and ship them off to sell on Amazon.
 
12. Private Labeling
In this side hustle, you identify hot-selling products and bring your own to market to compete with them.

13. Teaching Online

Udemy is an impressive online education platform where students can connect with teachers from all around the world in any subject. You can create your own course around a topic you’re an expert in and set your own tuition rate.
 
If you have an existing subscriber base to sell to, you might be able to sell the course directly and not have to worry about losing margin to Udemy. One resource with some great information on creating your own online course for “passive” income is my podcast with Ankur Nagpal, the founder of Teachable.
 
14. Baking
Do people love your desserts? Maybe you could provide cake, cookies, or cupcakes to some corporate event in town.
 
15. “Alternative” Investing
For me, alternative investments are vehicles like peer-to-peer lending, real estate crowdfunding, business lending, and even cryptocurrency.
 
This is one of my favorites because it’s automated and passive. Check out options like Fundrise, which allows you to invest in revenue-generating commercial properties for as little as £500.

16. Losing Weight

Yes, with sites like HealthyWage you can actually get paid (£500 or more!) to lose weight. It works like a bet, where you put the money upfront and get paid out your prize when your hit your goal.
 
17. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Tax Preparation Service
Help other businesses with their accounting and finances. This can be a great option for people with an accounting background from school, your day job, or just for people who aren’t afraid of math.
 
Virtual bookkeepers can earn £60 an hour or more. Here’s a free training on how to get started.
 
18. Being a TaskRabbit
Task Rabbit is an on-demand errand-running service that enlists regular people to help out. You can earn money in your spare time completing real-world tasks on their unique platform.
 
The platform also allows for virtual work like online research and other tasks that can be done remotely.
19. Proofreading
Do you like to read? If you have an eye for detail you can set up shop on Upwork as a proofreader and bid on jobs large and small.
 
I actually offered this service on Fiverr for a while and made some decent money.
 
20. E-commerce
Sell products online through your own store or through Amazon or eBay. In this episode, Will Mitchell walked me through how to find a profitable import product.
 
21. Raw Land Flipping
This sounds a little crazy, but my guest Mark calls his raw land investing business “the best passive income model” because he doesn’t have to deal with “problem tenants, rodents, or repairs.”
22. Book Flipping
Use the free Bookscouter app to scan barcodes and see what old books are worth. You can do this both for the ones collecting dust on your shelf and for the ones at garage sales or the library book store.
 
23. Tutoring
Put that education to use by helping students learn in a comfortable one-on-one setting. WyzAnt is one of the largest operators in the online tutoring world.
 
If you already have experience teaching or tutoring, you might consider VIPKid, where you can teach English online to students in China.
 
24. Sperm Donor
I wouldn’t necessarily call it a business, but it sure sounds more fun than donating blood (or plasma).
25. Postmates Delivery
Ride, drive, or walk to make local deliveries in your town with the Postmates app and earn up £25 an hour doing so.
 
If you like the idea of doing pick-up and delivery, you might consider becoming an Instacart Shopper as well. 
 
26. Selling on Etsy
Etsy is the world’s largest marketplace for unique hand-crafted goods. What can you make?
 
My friend Kara started selling wine-themed wedding decor on Etsy as a side hustle and since turned it into a full-time business, Etsy also now allows for print-on-demand, digital, and dropshipped products.

 

27. Selling on Fiverr

Fiverr is one of the greatest sites in the world. The basic premise was “what would you do for £5?” Over the years, they’ve gradually moved beyond that £5 starting point, but Fiverr remains an interesting “Buy Button” freelance marketplace.
 
28. Selling on Teespring
Teespring is a print-on-demand t-shirt platform, where you can custom-design your own shirts and sell them through the site.
 
I created an “Every Day I’m Hustling” shirt and sold enough for the campaign to ship, but didn’t earn much on the experiment because of some not-very-effective Facebook advertising. Still, some opportunity here and a friend of mine is doing REALLY well with this. If you can create awesome designs and reach the right people with good Facebook targeting, Teespring can be very profitable.

 

 

29. Ghostwriting

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?
 
You can start out on your own, or find gigs through the popular aggregating service Contena. (Use coupon code workathome15 for 15% off any membership!)
 
30. Podcasting
With a unique angle to your podcast, you can attract a large following, which can translate into serious sponsorship dollars. It costs less than you think to start and has honestly been a life-changing project for me.

 

 

31. Swagbucks / InboxDollars

Also not really a business, but you can earn gift cards, cash, and other rewards by answering surveys, watching videos, playing games, and shopping online with both Swagbucks and InboxDollars.
 
32. Alterations
Handy with a sewing machine? I believe the market for clothing alteration is ripe for disruption because of a lack of transparency in pricing. I’ve had some suits altered from a couple different places with dramatically different rates.
 
Free marketing tip: Post flyers at the gym or other places where people may have lost a lot of weight and need their clothes altered.

 

33. Child Care
Is it just me, or does “babysitting” sound amateur compared to “child care”? Register on sites like Sittercity to begin building a client base
 
34. Caregiving
This business continues to grow as the population ages, and popular sites like Care.com can help match you with customers.
 
35. Building Niche Websites
Building niche sites is a popular side hustle because after some initial research and time investment they can be a relatively hands-off income source. These types of sites generally cover a very specific topic and earn money through advertising, affiliate relationships, or digital products.

 

36. Food Delivery Service

With services like Postmates and DoorDash you can earn money on your own schedule delivering take-out orders in your town … and you don’t have to worry about keeping your car super clean for passengers.
 
37. Customer Interviews
Many companies use customer interviews to get feedback on new products. Respondent is a cool service that facilitates those interviews that take place both in-person and online. (You can totally do this from home; just look for the ones that say “remote”.)
 
38. Focus-Grouping
I made £100 an hour at an in-person focus group. Here are some companies that facilitate them near you and online.

 

 

39. Building an Authority Website

While niche sites get a lot of attention, an authority site has a better chance of withstanding the changes in Google’s algorithm and turning into a long-term asset.
 
You may not even need to be an authority when starting out. David Adams got a new puppy and was disappointed with the information he found online, so he got to work and 20 months later HerePup.com was valued at £10,000.
 
40. Car Flipping
If you’re a savvy negotiator and know your way around cars, you can buy low and sell high and turn a profit quickly with this part time business.

 

 

41. Carpet Cleaning

Carpet cleaning is a relatively simple and low cost business to start. You could get clients on an annual or semi-annual recurring schedule like the dentist.
 
42. Catering and Cooking
If you have a passion for cooking, a catering business has a lower barrier to entry and time commitment than say, opening a restaurant.
 
With platforms like Eatwith, you could even begin charging to host meals.
 
43. Residential or Commercial Cleaning Service
It may not be glamorous, but it’s something nearly every business spends money on and usually gets done in the after-work hours.

44. Computer Repair Service

There are more computers in this country (including tablets and smartphones) than there are people. The repair market is very fragmented which means there is opportunity for solo-operators to break in.
 
45. Mobile Repair Service 
If you are pretty handy at repairing things the buying broken phones and repairing them will be an easy money maker you can do from home. 
 
Watch some YouTube videos on repairs, then buy your first phone on eBay. There are thousands of broken phones on sites like eBay & Gumtree every day.
 
46. Computer Tutoring
Some of the computer skills we take for granted are still lacking for portions of the population.
 
If you can find them and sell them on the necessity of technical skills for their careers, there might be a business opportunity here.

 

47. Consulting / Coaching

Consulting is an ambiguously broad field, but there are consultants for practically every area of expertise. What are you a relative expert in that others might pay for your advice?
 
With platforms like Clarity.fm, you can get started very quickly and earn £40/hour and up.
 
48. Craigslist Arbitrage
Craigslist and other markets are still filled with inefficiencies that a trained eye can exploit for profit. There are some great stories of regular people doing just this.
 
For instance, Ryan Finlay of ReCraigslist.com, makes a full-time living buying and selling on Craigslist and stopped by the podcast to tell me about it.
 
49. Craigslist Gigs
There’s a little-known section in the bottom right corner of Craigslist (at least at press time) specifically for side hustlers, called gigs:

 

50. Small Business Marketing Service
Many small companies don’t have the staff or know-how to do all their marketing themselves, especially when it comes to putting their best foot forward online and on social media.
 
You can help them with that, much like Sean does in his business.
 
51. Customer Service
Some companies are now employing part-time customer service representatives to work from home and handle incoming phone or live chat service requests.
 
52. Get Paid to Go on Dates?
The dating site WhatsYourPrice.com actually lets suitors pay women to go on dates with them.

 

 

53. Dividend Investing

This has been one of my favorite ways of “buying cash flow” lately, and is a simple way to get paid over and over again from work you do once.
 
I’ve focused on companies that have a long history of paying–and increasing–dividends, and built up my portfolio slowly over the past few years. Every quarter they come in like clockwork. Dividends are one my most passive income streams.
 
Set up a free brokerage account at Trading 212 and get started right away.
 
54. Dog Walking
Yes, some people are too busy to walk their own dogs. Post flyers in your neighborhood or set up a profile on WagWalking.com.

55. Dropshipping

Dropshippers set up their own storefront and process sales, but never touch the actual product. Instead, the items are shipped directly to the customer from the manufacturer or wholesaler.
 
56. Estate Sale Service
Estate sales are often managed by a third-party company, who takes a percentage of the proceeds in exchange for handling the event. To learn more about this side hustle check out Robert Farrington’s post on Budgets are Sexy.
 
57. Event DJ-ing
I feel like DJ-ing is something of a lost art in the era of pre-made iTunes playlists, but there are still plenty of events that have a live DJ.
 
Check out sites like GigSalad to set up your profile and get booked.

 

 

58. Freelancing

There are millions of people supplementing their income by freelancing in their spare time. You’ll find them on sites like FreeeUp or Fiverr.
 
59. Furniture Making
If you’re skilled in carpentry, maybe people would like to buy your hand-crafted furniture. OK, this one reminds me of Rich Swan.
 
60. Field Agent
Field Agent is a free smartphone app that pays you to complete small tasks in your neighborhood, like photographing the inside of a store.
 
I found several of these tasks near me, from companies like Home Depot and Walmart, with the payouts ranging from £3-8 per assignment.

 

61. 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. The most popular design-focused site is 99designs, but you can check out Crowdspring, DesignCrowd, or any of the freelance marketplaces as well.
 
62. Handyman Service
This is certainly not a great option for my less-than-handy self, but I’m positive someone else with the right skills can make it work.
 
You might try setting up a profile on TaskRabbit (where I connected with an on-demand handyman) or Thumbtack.

 

 

63. Human Billboard
If you’re not afraid of potentially embarrassing yourself on a street corner, there are always businesses looking to hire sign-spinners or people in costume to attract attention.
 
64. Rental Properties
Real estate investing is one of the oldest and most popular side hustles in the books. New platforms like Roofstock make it easy to shop for and buy income-generating properties with tenants and property management already in place.

 

 

67. Flyer Distribution Service
One listener wanted to find a way to get more FitBit steps–and get paid for it. So he approached a local business and offered to distribute flyers door-to-door.
 
Then he realized it wouldn’t really be any more work to drop off 3 or 4 flyers at each house, effectively earning £55-95 an hour for taking a walk!
 
68. Kindle Publishing
Selling ebooks on Amazon is one of the income streams I’m cultivating. I love the idea of having my work for sale on the world’s largest store!
 
From my very first author royalty check in 2012, I keep learning more about self-publishing and am hopefully getting better every time I put pen to paper … or fingers to keyboard.
 
Sam Lewis generated 14,000 downloads with his first “serious” book launch in 2014, and another title earned nearly £18,000 in its first year

 

 

69. MLM Sales

MLM (multi-level marketing) programs are frequently derided as pyramid schemes — and many of them are — but some people manage to do quite well with them, often starting out part-time. Amway is probably the most well-known.
 
70. Modeling
Stock photographers are sometimes in need of subjects for their work. Strike a pose!
 
71. Movie / TV Extra
Your odds are better if you’re in LA or New York, but there can always be “on location” shoots nearby.
 
Movie extras typically earn minimum wage, but then again, you might have a brush with celebrity
 
72. Moving Service
Moving is never fun, but can be a good way to earn some extra cash on the weekend if you’re strong and don’t mind carrying other people’s stuff

 

73. Mystery Shopping
Companies will pay you to verify their in-store or on-the-phone experience, or to spy on their competition. It’s possible to make over £8,000 a year being a mystery shopper.
 
74. Organize a Bundle Sale
An online bundle sale brings together a bunch of digital products for a limited time. Each contributor earns a cut on every bundle they sell and you take a percentage as the organizer.
 
75. Host Trivia Nights
Bars and restaurants are always looking for creative ways to get customers in the door, especially mid-week. One compelling option is an entertaining trivia game, that you can get paid to host

 

 

76. Party Planning / Wedding Coordinator Service
Put your organization skills to good use. Build relationships with venues, wedding photographers, or other service providers in the space. You might need to do your first couple of gigs for free or a low cost to establish yourself.
 
77. Rent Out Used Baby Gear
BabyQuip.com presents a compelling alternative to getting rid of baby stuff as soon as you’re done with it — which has been our strategy so far!
 
The platform connects parents with traveling families or grandparents who live in town and need a crib and a stroller for a few days.
 
The average BabyQuip Quality Provider makes £450 a month part-time.

 

 

78. Personal Chef Service

Could you picture yourself making meals in someone else’s kitchen? This could be a good way to break into the food services industry without the time commitment and overhead of starting your own restaurant.
 
HireaChef.com connects you with families and events looking for private chefs, or you might just post on Facebook or NextDoor.
 
79. Personal Training
People are always looking to get in shape and if you have a passion for fitness, this could be the perfect side hustle.
 
80. Pet Grooming
Just like their owners, pets require haircuts too. A mobile pet grooming service can be a low-cost part-time business

 

 

81. Pet Sitting

When homeowners travel, it opens up an opportunity for pet sitting services to come by and take care of their animals.
 
To set up shop, try Rover.com. These three people are all making over £500 a month watching other people’s pets!
 
82. Photography Service
This is my partners favorite side hustle. Turn your photo hobby into an income stream.
 
83. Product Licensing
Who says ideas are worthless? With product licensing you can sell the rights to your idea to large companies, who will pay you royalties for every sale they make from that idea.
 
I had the chance to sit down with Nate Dallas, who earned £300,000 from Mattel in this way, after licensing an idea to them for a Pictionary spin-off.

 

84. Yard Work Service

Much like the cleaning service above, it’s not the most glamorous side hustle in the world but the fact is nearly every yard in the country requires some sort of maintenance. That means there’s a big business opportunity.
 
85. YouTube Channel Host
Google (which owns YouTube) pays channel-owners to host their ads on their videos, meaning if you generate a lot of YouTube views, you can earn a lot of money with their revenue sharing program.
 
Several YouTube users report earning more than £100,000 a year.
 
86. Storage Unit Auctions
Popularized by TV shows like Storage Wars, bidding on abandoned storage lockers can be a viable side hustle — and a bit of a treasure hunt

 

 

87. App Development

The mobile app market is hot, but one developer likened it to the gold rush — where the ones who made the most money were the ones selling the gear and the shovels.
 
Similarly, a freelance app developer gets paid whether or not the app goes on to become a hit. Learn to code apps and you’ll have a skill you can use over and over again.
 
88. Real Estate Wholesaling
In this side hustle, your job is to connect motivated sellers with real estate investors. You earn the difference between your negotiated contract price and the eventual sales price.
 
The best part? It doesn’t put your cash or credit at risk. On the podcast, J. Massey shared some more tips on how to find distressed properties

 

 

89. Teaching Music

With a love for music, teaching, and working with kids, you could start a part-time music teaching business. In our town, we see instructors setting up shop at children’s fairs and even at the weekly farmer’s markets to advertise.
 
90. Music Licensing
Singer-songwriter Cathy Heller found a unique way to “reverse-engineer” her dream job by licensing her catchy tunes to big brands and TV shows.
 
Alternatively, licensing stock music is a bit of a numbers game, but can be a cool way to earn passive income from your art.
 
91. Teaching Yoga
A certain level of expertise and certification may be required, but becoming a yoga instructor could be a fun and healthy part-time business

 

 

92. Tour Guide Service

Do you want to show off your city to visitors? You can create your own unique tour experience with the help of websites like Vayable.com or ToursByLocals.com.
 
93. Translation / Interpretation Service
A translation service could be an excellent way to put your bilingual skills to good use. There are always translation jobs on Upwork, as a place to start.
 
94. Travel Agent Service
Are you a seasoned traveler? Do you always know where to get the best deals and the best experiences?
 
It might be surprising that despite widespread access to travel information there is still a healthy demand both for insider travel knowledge and the hands-off experience of letting an expert handle the booking

 

98. Web Design Service

There’s no shortage of crappy looking websites out there. Pitch the benefits of good design and help them out.
 
Even though I’m not super-technical, I was able to build out a pretty nice looking site in a few hours using this rapid-launch method.
 
99. Working on Mechanical Turk
Mechanical Turk is a service provided by Amazon to help companies complete micro-jobs that sometimes only pay pennies for each one.
 
The good news is they’re relatively simple and fast to finish, so you may be able to earn a modest side hustle income in your spare time from home. One reader reported earning £21,000 in his spare time over the last couple years.
 
I’m not sure the hourly wage will be anything amazing here but I wanted to include it as an option in case you wanted to check it out.

 

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