The year is nearly halfway over, but it is never too late to get your side hustle game up! Side hustles are a great way to accomplish your professional goals, whether you want to close a work-related chapter in your life, or simply earn some extra cash.
If you don’t know where to start, RoyalTee has you covered.
Opt For A Side Hustle, Not A Second Job
There are reasons to be wary of the second-job market. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 13 million Americans held multiple jobs in 2019. But not too many of us can afford not to have a second job.
With that being said, side hustles and traditional jobs shouldn’t be looked at in the same way. Your side hustle is yours alone – you create your own hours, and if you’re able to, you set your own prices, too. To get the most out of your side hustle, you should also choose something that fulfills you in ways that your 9-to-5 does not.
For example, do you love cooking, but you work in an office setting? You can start up catering as a side hustle. A side hustle has to be sustainable to work, and the best way to ensure that is by working (and having a bit of fun) on your terms.
Types of Side Hustles
People find side hustles in nearly every industry. Here are some that we love that will not only make you money but will also enable you to foster your creativity:
Freelancing is the umbrella term used for any work one does as a self-employed worker. According to Indeed, some of the most popular and highest paying freelance positions include graphic designer, tutor, marketing specialist, editor, and virtual assistant. Freelance work is also a great form of professional development for those who can’t find a job in their industry and still want to get experience.
Social Media Personality
If you say you haven’t at least once considered becoming a social media personality, you are lying! But really, the role of the social media star has become so popular in recent years that it seems like nearly everyone has tried their hand at it.
To grow to a level where you can make a substantial amount of money, you do not need to make “clickbait” content that we often see. More than anything, people use the internet to learn. Use what you know already and create content that people can both enjoy and learn something new from.
Start A Small Business
The great thing about living in the internet age is that you don’t need to own a brick-and-mortar to start a small business. Think of anything you love to do creatively, such as cooking, making jewelry, or doing hair, and turning that passion into a mini-online business. This is an excellent option for those who want to set aside time to do something they love but still need extra money in their pockets. Additionally, this option doesn’t require the long hours of outreach that freelancing entails, nor does it involve the technical skills that social media needs. This means that you can focus on your craft without any extra obstacles.
Mia is a recent graduate of Penn State and an aspiring writer. When she is not writing for RoyalTee Magazine, she enjoys listening to music, learning graphic design, and reading.