8 easy side hustles to earn some extra cash
Reach your savings goals faster with these simple side gig ideas!
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Picking up a side hustle or two can be a great way to boost your bank account. Having multiple streams of income lets you earn some extra cash, while giving you the chance to try something new. Not sure where to begin? Don’t fret—here are 8 easy side hustles you can start today to make some additional money each month.
8. Sell your used clothes
From eco-friendly shoppers to those looking for unique items, there’s a large demand for online second-hand clothing these days. As a result, selling your used clothes online can quickly turn into a lucrative side hustle.
While eBay is the trusted online marketplace of choice for many, depending on the clothes you’re selling, it may be worth using Vinted or Depop. Vinted is more popular with millennials, but with its Instagram-inspired design and layout, Gen-Z is currently flocking to Depop to search for rare vintage treasures! If you market your used clothes to the right audience, you could bring in a sizable amount of extra cash.
7. Rent out your car
Is your car gathering dust in your driveway? If so, then you may have a profitable side hustle right at your fingertips! Peer-to-peer car rental platforms like Turo are connecting car owners with individuals that need to rent a car. To get started, sign up for an account, create a free listing, and Turo will assess your car’s value and assign it a rental price, from which you’ll receive between 65-85%.
Renting out your car isn’t just great for your bank account, you’ll be doing your part to keep the number of cars on the road to a minimum, which helps reduce global emissions. Not a bad side hustle, huh?
6. Host an outdoor fitness class
Hosting an outdoor fitness class is a win-win for your physical and financial wellbeing. With traditional indoor fitness classes becoming increasingly unpredictable, many people are adopting outdoor exercise routines—making it a great moment for you to cash in! If you’re a fitness fanatic and enjoy motivating others, starting a fitness class could be just the side hussle you’ve been looking for.
To get started, use a networking platform like Meetup, or create a social media page to advertise your class to those in your area. From a weekly jogging group to outdoor yoga and pilates classes, you can create a group for pretty much any outdoor activity—and bring in a little extra cash while you’re at it.
5. Use cashback apps
The modern-day equivalent of vouchers, cashback apps allow you to save money on items that you’ve purchased. For example, if you spent €100 on a pair of sneakers from a well-known retailer, by using a cashback app that gives you 4% cashback, you’ll receive a €4 discount. Over time, this can really add up.
To see if an item you want to purchase qualifies for cashback, you’ll need to either:
Search for items you wish to purchase through the cashback app itself
Install a desktop app or browser extension that notifies you of any deals available on a site you’re currently browsing
4. Rent your room or create an experience with Airbnb
If you’re away from home often or have a spare room in your apartment or house, try renting it out on Airbnb and start a profitable side hustle—provided you’ve got the legal authority or permits required to do so.
If you don’t have a spare room to rent out, you could become an Airbnb Experience host instead! Airbnb Experiences are one-of-a-kind activities created by hosts for both live and online courses. All you have to do is come up with a unique experience, submit it to Airbnb, wait for their approval, and then start making some extra money.
How do I make an extra €1,000 a month?
If you really want to bring in the big bucks, you may need to invest a little more time and know-how into your side hustle. However, you’ll likely be rewarded for your efforts. If you can get one of these side hustles up and running, you can easily make an extra €1,000 a month.
3. Become a freelance writer or graphic designer
With websites such as Fiverr, Upwork, 99designs, and Guru, it’s never been easier to sell your services as a freelance writer or a graphic designer. If you’ve got a way with words or a great visual eye, you can start making upwards of €1,000 a month once you’ve become established on one of these freelancer platforms.
However, reputation is everything on these sites, so make sure you always deliver quality work and respond to your clients in a timely manner. Remember that the rating your clients give you will determine how much work you’ll get—and how much you can charge in the future.
2. Start tutoring
If you’ve got a few brain cells to spare and a knack for teaching, you could become a tutor in your spare time. Parents are often willing to pay top dollar to help their children advance academically.—just make sure you know the subject you’re teaching inside-out, and that you can explain complex ideas clearly. Advertise your services on a freelance platform, social media, or consider working for a tutoring organization or company to start getting your first clients.
1. Create a blog that’s aligned with your interests
If you’re passionate about a topic, have a knack for writing, and understand the basics of SEO, you could turn creating a blog into a rewarding side hustle. There are plenty of great Youtube videos explaining how to set up and optimize a blog, how often to create content, and how to monetize your passion! A few ways you can make money by creating a blog include:
Using affiliate marketing
Writing sponsored blog posts
Turning your blog content into an ebook
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