You don’t have to wait for your boss to give you a raise or promotion to make more money. All you have to do is use some of your spare time to start a side hustle to make extra cash each month. You may even be able to turn this side gig into a full-time small business that completely pays your bills and gives you true financial freedom.
With the widespread usage of the internet these days, it’s easier than ever for anyone to start their own business online like a website blog, YouTube video channel, or selling e-commerce goods on eBay. Best of all, it doesn’t require technical knowledge or even experience. You just need someone to tell you how to do it, and this side hustle blog can do that for you.
The one thing that this site can’t give you is determination. When you’re happy with your current financial situation, you won’t be motivated to work even harder to make more money. If you truly want a better life for yourself and your family, you have to embody your passion and use it to drive you forward. Only you can convince yourself to keep going when everything makes you want to quit. When you want something bad enough, you won’t stop until you achieve your goals. You need to get this feeling about your side hustle and making extra money to really succeed.
What is a Side Hustle?
In case you’re not familiar with the term side hustle, we’re basically talking about a small business. The distinction between a normal business and side hustles mainly involves size, employees and time invested.
Side hustles are often solo businesses, although it’s possible to do these with a business partner too. You usually don’t have employees involved, and you’re typically only devoting your spare time outside of your 9-to-5 job towards the hustle.
Your main “hustle” is your job that you work on for most of the week. Your extra hustle on the side that makes you a second income is your side hustle. Sometimes you will start this type of business just to make some extra spending money or to save for a dream vacation. However, many people are often surprised at how much money they’re able to make from these side gigs and will end up ditching their real job to become self-employed full-time.
Extra Monthly Cash or Full-Time Income
That’s what I did in 2009 – I quit the last job I ever worked. Every penny I’ve made since that time I’ve made for myself with my businesses and investments. I had part-time side hustles for the past 26 years, technically before I even worked a real job. The first dollar I ever made working was on the internet at 13 years old. By 16 I had bought myself a Mustang convertible with my online hustle earnings and was hooked.
Over the years, I have created three separate and completely different types of businesses from scratch that have made six-figures a year in profits each. There’s a ton of knowledge and experience that I’ve gained over the years that can really benefit you by saving you a ton of wasted time and money.
Whether you want to make an extra $100 a month just to have some expendable cash or you have aspirations of making $10,000 per month so you can tell your boss to shove it where the sun doesn’t shine, I can help you get started with your first side hustle and teach you how to grow it.
Having a steady job used to mean the world to most people. Then the COVID pandemic hit. Even the most stable and guaranteed jobs were put at risk. Some people got laid off and suffered enormously as a result. When you run your own small business online, you won’t ever depend on a company or a boss to determine whether your livelihood will end overnight. You get to take power over your own destiny. If you have zero desire to work for yourself full-time, an alternative source of income can still give you a lot of stress relief as a backup plan just in case your job disappears without warning.
Online Side Hustles
There are a lot of different kinds of small businesses you can create locally in the city where you live. However, using the internet as the primary source for sales for your side hustle offers much more potential.
Any product or service that you might want to sell can simply make more sales when you can get it front of more people. The internet lets you do that, and it also allows you to do so with a fraction of the effort as it would in person. With an online side hustle, you may be able to work a few hours a week and earn money from your work 24 hours a day, even while you sleep. This potential for passive income is just one of the things that makes running an online business so appealing.
Many different kinds of small business can be started online without spending a penny or with very small investment costs. This makes is a great choice for someone that is broke and can’t afford thousands of dollars to easily create a way to make a second income. I created my very first online business without spending a penny upfront. I also did the same when I built my first business that made six-figure annual profits, so you can truly build something lifechanging for yourself and your entire family with online side hustles.
My most recent side hustle posts can be found below…
How to Choose a Profitable Physical Product Niche as an Affiliate
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Affiliate Marketing for Beginners 2022: Getting Started Guide
A lot of the lessons that I write involve topics that assume you already have some experience with affiliate marketing, so I wanted to write a guide for beginners on how to start affiliate marketing in the year 2022. Modern, up-to-date information is important because…Continue reading →
The #1 Secret Advantage of Successful Affiliate Marketers
The internet has a magical quality about it that makes some people believe that riches can be obtained from affiliate marketing without actually putting forth a real effort to earn them. Internet marketers encourage this even more by inventing schemes or software that is designed…Continue reading →
How to Improve Amazon Affiliate Websites for a Bonanza of Traffic & Sales
An Amazon affiliate website needs a lot of traffic and monthly visitors to earn a steady income. This can be tough to achieve without extra work to market your site. Traffic can also be wasted without optimized content. This means that improving conversion rates will…Continue reading →
Improve From Constructive Criticism as an Internet Marketer
Most successful internet marketers or people in general have one big problem – they have a problem taking constructive criticism or any kind of negative feedback. This can especially true on social media these days. People love to say bad things about others online because…Continue reading →
Google Algorithm Changes Affecting Affiliate Marketers
Over the years there has been constant talk about algorithm changes at Google that kill the rankings of affiliate websites overnight. If you don’t know what that means, the Google algorithm is a formula that they use to rank sites in the search results. You…Continue reading →
Affiliate Marketing: Time & Effort Payoff Comparison
One of the most popular ways to make money with a website is with affiliate marketing. This involves promoting products or services for sell by other people or companies. When a sale is referred, the affiliate receives a commission. Even though it is one of…Continue reading →
Avoid Burnout Being Self-Employed Working at Home
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The Seven Deadly Sins of Internet Marketing
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Buy Books Locally and Resell Online to Vendors Like Amazon
Big vendors online like Amazon are always looking for used books that they can buy and resell. You can create an entire business out of finding books and selling them to these companies in bulk. A lot of people are able to earn five figures…Continue reading →
Service Side Hustles for Extra Cash in Your Local City
There are potentially hundreds or even thousands of different side hustles that you can do in your local area. Anything from simple labor jobs to professional skilled work. Cleaning houses, walking dogs, taking care of elderly and disabled people, taking care of kids, running errands,…Continue reading →
The #1 Strategy to Gain New Twitter Followers
You need more Twitter followers. This can be difficult when you’re new to the social network because not many people will see your tweets until you’ve gained a decent sized following. In this article I’m going to teach you the #1 reason why this process…Continue reading →
Fail Before You Start: A Cautionary Tale of Copyright & Trademark Infringement
I’ve been teaching others to make money online for a long time (more than a decade now). I commonly see others violating trademarks and copyrights in an attempt to make a quick buck. Over the years, I’ve guided hundreds of clients away from starting a…Continue reading →
Extrovert Side Hustles for Outgoing & Attractive People
Not all side hustles are about hard work. It’s really more about using your strengths to your advantage. Extroverts gain energy being around and interacting with other people, while this can be an exhausting activity for introverts. Anyone that is outgoing, friendly, and loves spending…Continue reading →
Develop & Sell Your Own Software: WordPress Plugins, SaaS & More
One side hustle that is potentially extremely lucrative is to develop and sell your own software. This could be software programs that run on a computer, website-based software, or even software for third-party programs such as WordPress plugins. The big downside to this side hustle…Continue reading →
7 Ways You’re Being Deceived & Misled by Marketing Gurus (and how to avoid it)
The marketing experts you follow on Twitter lie to you. I’ve identified the 7 most common ways this occurs. I’m not sugar coating this one because you need the truth. For each of the 7 situations I’ve provided: Hypothetical guru statement and what they really…Continue reading →
4 Tips to Create a Successful Content Writing Agency Online
There is always a major demand for high-quality content writing. You can do this type of work as a freelancer, but you’re ultimately limited in earnings by the amount of writing you can do each day. Once you work as a freelancer writer for a…Continue reading →
Learn Basic HTML Skills in This Free, In-Depth Guide
Anyone that runs a website can benefit from knowing how to code some basic HTML. Many WordPress users don’t know any HTML at all. However, this additional knowledge can give you the power to customize the design of your websites when WordPress and themes simply…Continue reading →
Know English & Another Language? Make Money Online With Your Bilingual Skills
If you’re bilingual, with or without a college degree in languages, you can work at home online to make money with these skills. English is typically the most in-demand language, but it’s often needed to translate it into other languages such as French or Spanish….Continue reading →
Get Paid to Rent Your RVs, Boats & Vehicles to Other People
A lot of people get in over their heads by buying fancy toys like RVs, boats, jet skis and even cars. Once you’re stuck with those monthly payments, you can’t do much else except keep paying your bills. Sometimes you don’t even have enough money…Continue reading →