You can make some extra money by starting a side hustle, and keeping your full-time job!
In a world where we are faced with towering levels of responsibilities, it has become common for adults to take on two or more jobs to earn more money and make ends meet.
Whether it’s to support one’s education, help a loved one financially, or simply to make sure that we are financially secured, acquiring more than one job is no longer out of the ordinary. We’re now more adaptive to our environment and the endless changes that cross our paths, making us braver to step ahead from mediocrity.
In this article, we will discuss the tips on starting your own side business while keeping your full-time job.
Here are 20 ways to earn extra money every month even if you already have a full-time job.
1. Earn money with the assets you already own
There are apps and websites that will help you rent out your spare room, parking space, car, wedding dress, and home to film crews.
Check out Airbnb, JustPark, Hiyacar, Byrotation and Shoot Factory.
2. Earn an additional income with a flexible second job
Many services are looking to employ people on flexible terms with no long-term commitments, making it easy to fit around your primary job.
3. Be an online writer
This is another common part-time job for job seekers. Although this is a little bit more complex than being an online tutor, getting a job as an online writer is a surefire way to broaden your knowledge about something you haven’t encountered before.
4. Post videos on Youtube
Social media channels like Youtube offer their users a fun, engaging way to earn by simply posting videos on their site. Clips that contain pornographic, offensive and/or inappropriate material are big deal-breakers. Remember, if you want to make money online, do it in a decent way.
5. Invest in stocks
Stock investment is an area that entrepreneurs usually take part in. By investing your money through stocks and bonds in the international market, there’s a risk that you need to be prepared for. If you think you have enough courage to put your savings out there, then go for it. Just make sure you have a financial advisor to monitor your progress.
6. Become a freelance consultant
If you have a broad knowledge of a certain subject, like accounting, law, or sales, then this kind of part-time job is the right one for you. Assess your own previous experiences that have helped you become an expert in your field. Employers are now willing to hire freelancers to cover their short-term projects.
7. Offer typing jobs
Proud of your typing skills? Let your skill be known by seeking out employers who need help in completing a typing project. This kind of job usually comes with deadlines, so make sure you get the job done as discussed.
8. Be an Uber driver
Someone who loves to drive and knows the rules of the road is the perfect person to be an Uber driver. If you think you exemplify these attributes, why not try giving it a shot?
9. Freelance in your spare time
If you’re a budding photographer, graphic designer, writer or other creative professional, websites like Fiverr and Upwork will connect you with businesses looking for freelancers.
10. Tutor online
This has become a common part-time job for some who already have day jobs. The good thing about being an online tutor is that you are totally in control of your time. Most online tutors provide English lessons to non-English speaking individuals from countries like South Korea or China.
11. Host a foreign exchange student
Get in touch with local schools to find out if they run foreign exchange programmes and what you need to do to become a host.
You may be able to earn as much as £80 per week per student.
12. Join a mystery shopper agency
Retailers and restaurants spot check their outlets to make sure their customer service is satisfactory. Mystery shopping agencies like Grass Roots and Retail Maxim will pay you to visit shops or eat at restaurants to check the quality of your experience.
13. Check what benefits you’re entitled to
If you are on a low income, check your eligibility for any benefits you may be entitled to but didn’t realise you could claim by using an online benefits calculator to make sure you’re not missing out – find out more here.
14. Get paid to play video games and surf the web
Before new video games and websites are released, companies need to test them out. Some websites like Testerwork have been known to pay as much as £50 for you to trial them.
15. Sell your unwanted goods
Sell used items, like gadgets. Let go of your old gadgets by selling them online. Not only you have made a profit from them, but you can also make someone extra-happy by selling them for a low price!
You might be surprised how much your old mobile phone, empty iPhone boxes, unused remote controls, instruction manuals, wedding dress and Lego can fetch on eBay, Gumtree and Facebook marketplace.
Sell my mobile and We buy books are also popular sites to check out.
16. Car boot sales are making a comeback
Carboot sales slowly fell out of favour as we all moved to shopping and selling items online, but recently they’ve been making a comeback.
Use Car Boot Junction to find ones in your local area.
17. Save money on food using the Too Good To Go app
Each day fresh food goes uneaten at cafes, hotels, shops and restaurants simply because it hasn’t sold. The app lets you buy and collect food for low prices, so it doesn’t go to waste.
18. Earn money taking part in surveys
Many survey sites will pay you money or give you gift cards for your opinions. Check out; Swagbucks, One Poll, Curious Cat and Lifepoints.
19. Earn cashback while you spend
Spending money is inevitable, so you might as well earn cashback every time you’re forced to splash out. Check out Quidco and TopcashBack to make money every time you spend online or in-store.
20. Leverage the power of Amazon
It’s always an admirable goal to launch your own online store and build a customer base, but you’re also talking about wearing many different hats. You need to research products, find a manufacturer, market your site and figure out how to fulfil orders. Don’t forget about customer service and refund requests.
Instead, you could sell a product and develop a presence directly on Amazon without the need to take on so many roles. Some sellers even have their products shipped directly to Amazon’s fulfilment centre and never touch the product itself.
I hope this list helped you in picking out your suitable new side job! Good luck in your new endeavour!