Good ideas for a side hustle in 2017
If you’re continually finding yourself counting coins before payday, and hoping you have spare change buried between the couch cushions, you’re not alone. Many people are feeling a little broke after the holidays, and if you’re working a 9 to 5 while barely keeping your head above water, it may feel like you’re eventually going to drown.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways that you can make some cash outside of your daily grind, so here are some good ideas for a side hustle in 2017:
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Get a new job
No, this doesn’t mean quitting your normal job (unless this is something that sounds like a great idea), but instead, adding on and getting another job to do in your spare time. You’ll be surprised how many extra hours you have in a day once you begin managing your time well, and of course weekends are a great time to work a few hours and keep that money rolling in. If it seems like too much of a commitment to get another job, remember that this may just be a case of working extra for a few months so you can build up a savings safety net, and you’ll easily stay motivated. There are a number of ways you can work on the side, and Uber is a great one- as long as you have a car that’s safe and in good condition, you can pick up passengers whenever you have some free time- and especially when there’s surge pricing.
There are a number of ways that you can work online, and these include creating websites, editing, writing, designing, and much more. If you have some skills from your current job (or even just from your degree), it’s time to brush them off and get to work. Take a look online and you’re likely to see hundreds and thousands of resources that can teach you skills from coding to affiliate marketing and much more. Obviously, it makes sense to go with something that you’re passionate about, and you may even find yourself giving up your 9 to 5 to take your new side hustle all the way.
Surveys and competitions
Did you know that you can get paid just to give your opinion? I couldn’t believe it either. And since most of us have plenty to say about a variety of different subjects, that’s money waiting for your pocket. There are also thousands of competitions launching every day, so consider spending some time entering them and you may just be surprised at the things you begin winning.