Whether you’re just looking to earn more money, or dreaming of leaving your full time job, side hustles are a great way to do just that.
Side hustles can help you make some easy extra money online, or you could turn it into a proper small business.
From flipping furniture to testing websites, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of the 20 best side hustle ideas out there.
E-commerce (Buy and sell things)
1. Flip furniture
Hunt for hidden furniture gems online or at thrift stores, spruce them up with a fresh coat of paint or some new fabric, and resell them on Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree. (Hint - you can even find lots of amazing pieces for FREE on there.)
2. Sell on Etsy
Are you artsy and crafty? Sell your handmade creations on Etsy! From jewellery to delicious homemade treats, you'll find a bustling marketplace you could earn some extra dough from with your artistic designs.
3. Start a Dropshipping business
Dropshipping is great if you like the idea of e-commerce, but don’t want to have to deal with manufacturing, wholesaling and shipping. Basically, you act as the shopfront for the customer. The customer purchases an item from you, but a third party (the dropshipper) will handle shipping it directly to the customer, so you never have to store inventory or deal with the post office! This side hustle takes a bit more legwork but has great potential to become passive income down the line. We found this great short guide on how to get started here.
4. Offer Print on Demand Products
Print on Demand or POD is based on the dropshipping model. You work with a supplier to customise their products and sell them under your own designs and brand. Like dropshipping, the good thing about POD is you don’t have to prepay or hold any inventory yourself. Each order is created and sold “on demand”. Check out these services to get started: Printify, OGO and Gelato.
5. Become an Amazon Flex Driver
Become a driver for Amazon, and deliver packages for them! With no long term commitment and flexible hours, this is a great side hustle.
6. Deliver Food or Groceries
7. Drive for Didi or Uber
Make money online
8. Complete Online Surveys
Put your opinions to work and take online surveys to make some easy money. Platforms like Octopus Group and Pure Profile offer rewards for sharing your thoughts. For an in depth review of online surveys, check out my other article here.
9. Participate in Paid Market Research
Another way to share your opinion and earn money for it, paid market research will give you extra cash for one on one or group interviews. I’ve been paid $80 to $150 an hour for this side gig! Market research companies I’ve tried are Purple Corp and Farron Research.
10. Test Apps and Websites
Many companies are looking for feedback on their websites, apps, or digital products. Get paid to give this feedback on user testing platforms. Here are a few testing platforms I’ve tried: Trymata and Userlytics.
11. Freelance your skills
12. Become an Online Tutor
Got skills in math, language, music, or any subject worth sharing? Offer your tutoring services to students hungry for knowledge! A quick look on Seek found a tonne of online tutoring companies looking for tutors right now e.g. Art of Smart and Alchemy Tuition. (Bonus if you want even more cash, you could sign up for in home tutoring jobs.)
Rent out your…
If you have a spare room, car or even a parking spot, you can put it to work by listing them on marketplace platforms. Check out a list of things below that you could rent out.
13. Rent out your apartment, holiday house or even just a spare room with Airbnb.
14. Rent out your parking spot with Parkhound or Share with Oscar.
15. Rent out your garage or storage space with Spacer.
16. Rent out your car with Uber Carshare, Turo or DriveMyCar.
17. Help others on Airtasker
Airtasker is a website where people can list a job that they need help with. From handyman work and graphic design, to moving house and bartending, help people get stuff done and get paid.
18. Dog Walk or Pet Sit
19. Offer Home-Cooked Meals
If you love cooking up a storm in the kitchen, how about turning that passion into some extra cash? You can join FoodSt as a cook and share your delicious creations with others.
20. Start Copy Trading
Copy Trading allows you to mimic the trades of other professional traders, by copying each of their trades automatically. I tested it out recently and earnt 12x more than the share market in one month. It’s a great way to earn some passive income. Check out my article on copy trading here.
Depending on your goals, side hustles have a lot of earning potential. You could simply make a few extra dollars a month in your spare time or build and scale it to a full time income.
The list above has options for both. So if you’re looking to level-up your finances, go ahead and grab one or a few of these money making ideas, and get hustling!
Have a different side hustle idea? Leave us a comment below!