My side hustle yesterday generated $22,500. I’m not telling you that to brag. I am telling you that to get you excited and motivate you into action. I want to go over a few side hustles that I personally would do knowing what I know of the internet, business, and entrepreneurship.
The internet has totally changed the game of entrepreneurship and has also changed the game for side hustles. In the old days, you couldn’t quickly get in front of a vast audience, and you often needed more startup money or capital to create a business. The beautiful thing is you can do it for a little bit of money while you have another job.
Now is the best time to start a side hustle. You could do it on the weekends and give it as much as you’re willing to give, which is fine because you have a job providing a stable life and living. If the side hustle picks up and you love it, maybe you can grow with it. Never burn bridges with your career, however.
Here are my choices of the best side hustles. But, you can always go to Google and search best side hustles in 2022 to start. You’ll get a list of different ideas, but regardless of the hustle you want, Skillshare has courses that can help you get started and take it to the next level. They’re constantly adding new incredible courses.
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TikTok. TikTok is crazy popular, and many people are trying to figure out how to monetize it. In this video, my buddy Ryan walks viewers through a step-by-step approach in one minute, in which you can generate $100 a day. Take his process and apply it to anything you’re interested in. You don’t have to be an expert. You need to convince people that you know what you’re talking about. I suggest the Skillshare course, “TikTok for Everybody: Script, Shoot, and Upload Your First TikTok” by Josh Otusanya. He will take you through how to create an account and grow it.
YouTube. Don’t worry about not knowing what to talk about or thinking you won’t be good at it. You need to start the process, and you will figure it out along the way. Ali Abdul is an excellent example of an inspirational YouTube story, where he grew a niche from blogging and posting random content from his day. He was just trying things out, and his channel evolved quickly to where his side hustle outweighed what he earned as a doctor. Check out his Skillshare course, “YouTube for Beginners: How to Start and Grow Your YouTube Channel.” It’s the best course I’ve seen for a step-by-step channel setup, equipment to use, and finding your niche.
Starting an online store. Figure out what you want to sell, as there is no right or wrong answer as it’s a personal preference. White labeling is one of the quickest and easiest ways to start an online business. The minimum order quantity will be much smaller than a custom product like Pete & Pedro’s deodorant, for which I had to order 30,000 units to custom formulate it. Simply Google search ‘white label’ to discover a vast array of different manufacturers and vendors. Alibaba also has anything you can think of, which you can get samples and negotiate. Going overseas to start is nuanced, so many people will buy a product on Alibaba and then resell it on a site like Amazon. But if you want to create your own brand, I recommend setting up an e-commerce store like Shopify. Use Skillshare as your resource because there are tons of creators teaching step-by-step. If you want to set up a Shopify store, they can walk you through the process, as it’s not as complex or complicated as you think.
Reselling. This one blew my mind. Go to thrift stores and resell stuff at yard sales. I have a friend who has a yard sale every weekend after she purchases inventory from different thrift stores. She knows what will sell, and she moves a lot of items. You could post a message on Facebook, offering to buy people’s old purses and shoes. From there, set up an Etsy account. You can sell those items as-is or modify/refinish them. If you’re creative or like doing crafts, Etsy is a fantastic opportunity to create a side hustle because you can build a storefront quickly. Refinishing old furniture is another idea. Find pieces at thrift stores or yard sales, strip them, and then refinish/paint them. You can charge twice, if not three times, the amount that you bought the product for.
Selling information. Create a guide or a course and then market it yourself. You could also try an affiliate network to sell it or give other people with an audience the ability to make a commission off your course.