8 Side Hustles That Can Make You Money Right Now

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Are you constantly looking at ways that you can improve your earnings? A little thinking outside the box may transform your bank balance. Converting your earning potential into successful earning enterprises can be a hard road. This is especially true if you narrow your earning potential to the traditional ‘nine to five’ working model.

If you want to stand out from the crowd and find ways to hustle and earn money now, you have to be prepared to see your earning potential from another perspective and transcend your moneymaking beliefs to a whole new level. The key to increase your earning potential is to make your assets and talents work for you.

Don’t worry if you are unsure where to turn. The rest of this article will show you how to hustle and make money now.


Take stock of your assets and your talents

The first step to hustling is to understand your strengths. When you know your strengths - you know where to concentrate your efforts.

It is vitally important to take stock of your key earning attributes. Writing down all of your assets and all of your skills and talents that you have will give you a great starting point. Make the list is as extensive as possible. Your earning potential for certain activities might surprise you.  

Now the fun begins!


Make your assets work for you

A lot of people let their assets sit idle. In 2017, with the aid of technology, it is easier than ever to make your assets work for you as an effective income earner. You can hustle with these great ideas:


1. Utilise your house and office space

Have you thought about renting out that extra bit of office space? Or have you considered occupying that spare room in the house? You could even rent out your house when you are on holiday. With a little organisation you can dramatically increase your income through a host of great online apps and websites like Air BnB. It is also a great way to make new connections and meet new people.


2. Turn the tables on your car and make it earn for you

Consider hiring out your car for the times you are not using it. There are plenty of apps all over the world that now offers this service. Of course, if you have a little spare time you could consider becoming an Uber driver. There are also several apps and online portals where you can collaborate with others and use your car for ride sharing services. Cars are often seen as a bottomless pit for spending money. A little hustling can help you find a way to reverse the trend and let your car work for you.


3.  Utilise the assets around your home for hire

We all have other assets lying around. Perhaps you have a surfboard or mountain bike you can hire out when you aren’t using it? Have a look around the home and see what assets can work for you. Use your social networking skills to promote your items to hire them out.  A lot of local Facebook pages are set up specifically for this purpose.


4. Simplify your belongings – sell up and remove clutter from your life

The other option to hustle and make money now is to sell what you no longer need. It is a great way to clear out your space and start with a fresh slate. They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Take stock of what you no longer use and that you cannot hire out. Perhaps it is time to sell it on and turn that money into cash that can be better utilized elsewhere.

Less clutter can have other benefits as well. It may help you focus more and streamline your priorities in other areas of life. You may be even to turn some of that clutter into a home office!


Turn your talents into money

A lot of people underestimate how their skills, talents and hobbies can earn them money. However, they are a great way to hustle and earn some extra income:


5. Utilise your reading, writing and language skills

Maybe you are bilingual, or perhaps an avid reader, or maybe you enjoy writing. Your skills you can turn your talents into cash. Freelancer have so many jobs available for book reviews, translation, transcriptions and writing jobs provide opportunities for you to turn you hobbies into extra cash.

If you have a following, you could start your own blog and display your writing skills or book reviews on your own site. If you are successful, you will be able to charge on advertising for attracting customers and viewership to your site.


6. Utilise your creativity

Perhaps you have creative skills and talents that you have not utilized in the past. If you are a photographer, designer or artist you could promote your skills locally or online. Social occasions such as weddings, parties and events are great ways to test your creativity skills. All it takes is a little bit of social media promotion and word of mouth and your creativity could turn into a nice little earner for you on the side. What is more there are so many online tools, like Freelancer, where you can create a great online portfolio, for your area of expertise, with a minimum of fuss.


7. Utilise your IT and social media skills

If you spend your spare time with technology, your skills can be put to use to help others and at the same time put a little more extra cash in your back pocket. If you can build apps, websites, programmes or run social media pages you may be able to add your skills to this vital modern part of business.


8. Utilise your influencer skills

Another potential hustling money earner is to maximise your own intellectual property. Are you an influencer among your own industry? You can use that to your advantage and earn.

  • If you are a successful entrepreneur you could run online seminars, create e-books or begin mentoring for budding businesses and people.
  • Do you have an extensive social media following? You could find ways to promote products and services for a fee, or perhaps do some modelling or sell your own products and services.
  • Maybe you are an aspiring athlete or coach in your chosen sport? Use your knowledge skills and profile to up-skill others and run online programmes or coaching seminars for their benefit. 

The possibilities are endless when you begin to understand the value of your own intellectual property.


When you look beyond the traditional earning model you can begin to understand your full earning potential and make your assets and talents work for you. In fact, you can earn money now and have a steady stream of income from a variety of sources.



Postat: 1 iunie, 2017


Copywriter, Content Writer, Proofreader, Marketer.

Dunja is the Content & Email Manager at Freelancer HQ (Sydney). She is an Oxford graduate, and is the mother of a pet parrot called DJ Bobo.

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