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Hey all- hard to believe that Fall is right around the corner .
And, you know what that means .. that the Holidays are right behind that.
The story of my life is that I'm always running behind when it comes to the Holidays, lol.
But, you'll be proud of me for this one.
I am already thinking ahead to the New Year and thought I would put together a page on Side Hustles.
And maybe, if I get inspired enough, I'll do an actual Side Hustle Series because there are an infinite number of Side Hustles you can engage in (but you really should stick to just one, trust me on that one).
On the love side hustles.
They keep life exciting, you get to learn new skills, maybe meet new people, and oh yeah, make a little (or a lot) of extra money.
But, I think there's a sweet spot with Side Hustles that can be hard to find.
You've got to find one that you actually kind of enjoy, you know what I mean?
It's gotta be something you'll enjoy working on after work or on weekends OR it's gotta be something lucrative enough to get your butt in gear when all you want to do is watch something on Netflix.
I think everyone should consider having a side hustle.
Hey, if nothing else, it can be a great tax write off come tax time.
Talk to a tax professional, because I am certainly not one.
But, there are many who will tell you that they think everyone should have a side business because of the great tax write off opportunities you can take advantage of.
Travel, mileage, work space in your home, hiring your kids to help you, etc.
So, here are some ideas for bringing in a little extra (or a lot of extra) cash in 2019.
Like I said, I have other ideas and if I can get less lazy and set aside time to write about them, I will.
Let me know if you want to hear more!
And in the meantime, I hope some of these ideas will help you formulate a plan to make 2018 the best year for you yet.
Have you heard of Ebates ?
They offer a way for anyone to get cash back for the online shopping they already do.
And now you can spread the word about Ebates and get paid. It's really easy to do, and you don't need a website.
Let's say you're saving for a special anniversary trip, or your child's college education fund, etc.
Just ask your Family and Friends to use your special Ebates link before they head over to Walmart.com or Overstock or Target and you will receive a commission payment.
How easy is that?
And to sweeten the deal, Ebates will give anyone who uses your link $ 10 to use as they please. (Payment is done through Paypal).
(However, if you use my link, you get $10- SCORE!)
Here's an idea that you can take and run with ... right away.
Here's the scoop.
So, you've seen the many thousands of strip malls all over the US (and maybe even the world), right?
Well, these strip malls (as well as other empty lots, Office building parking lots, Warehouse parking lots, etc) need to have their littler picked up regularly
Brian Winch of Cleanlots has made a multi-million dollar business by doing just that. He calls it "America's simplest business".
There are many large businesses that may already have a professional cleaning service but there are many more small businesses that just do it themselves and may be happy to pay someone a reasonable fee to come in and do it for them.
The best part is that this type of side hustle may not require you to give up your full-time job, at least, not until you make enough money to replace your full-time job.
This is something you can do early in the morning before going to work, or late at night after your work day is complete.
Ladies, you may want to partner up with your husbands / brothers / sons on this one for safety reasons.
This is something you can do just by speaking to local business owners in your area, or if you feel you need a little more direction on how to approach business owners, how much to charge, and what kinds of tools you would need,
Brian has an e-book that details how to start the business and how to run it successfully from the get-go, as well as live support available from Brian himself to answer any questions you may have.
$ 50,000 a year for working just a few hours a day? That sounds like a winning side hustle to me!
See more at:
Mark my words this is going to be big in 2019.
Mostly because I think a lot of business owners will need Social Media Managers stat .
Social Media is only getting bigger, not smaller, but it TAKES TIME for business owners to get their message out there and most of them would rather spend their valuable time on their business rather than promoting it on Social Media.
My Social Media medium of choice?
It's very manageable for me, with a low learning curve, lots of FREE tools (such as Buffer, Hootsuite and Social Oomph) to automate your social media postings, thus freeing up your time and giving you a larger profit margin.
Also, Twitter is very suited to getting lots of eyeballs on a business in a relatively short amount of time.
But before you offer your services as a Social Media manager on Twitter, you have to have some social proof that you know how to gain Twitter followers and how to spread a message on Twitter.
If you want to do this the free way?
The neat thing about gaining lots of Twitter followers is that you can take your Twitter business in a different direction if you want to and can actually get paid to Tweet by big Brands once you have grown a very large Twitter following.
Talk about a pretty cool Side Hustle, right?
But in the meantime, your best bet for making money on Twitter is being a Social Media manager for brands, big and small, restaurants, local businesses, and established bloggers.
If you would like someone who can walk you through step by step on how to set this type of business up, the course I recommend for is Chris Towland's
It's an Udemy Course that is $ 195 but the price for my readers is down to about $ 13 right now , I'm not sure how long my readers will be able to get that price though.
I've gone through this course about 4 times (I need a lot of hand-holding, lol) and it's very helpful; it gives you step by step instructions on how to go from 0-
to build a Twitter business that can earn you a good living.
Along the same lines as starting your own Twitter business, working as a Virtual Assistant is pretty big right now.
All you have to do is see many of the daily job leads I post to see evidence of that.
If you head over to Craigslist in your city , I am positive that you will see dozens of job postings every single day for administrative assistants.
These are jobs that just about anyone can do.
Think you don't have the skills needed to work from home as a Virtual Assistant?
In fact, check out this list of 150+ Virtual Assistant services that you can offer today by Gina Horkey.
She started her own Virtual Assistant Business as well as a Freelance Writing Business (more on that later) and became the breadwinner for her family.
Now she teaches others how to do that for themselves through her paid course but she also has a wonderfully detailed blog post on how to break into the Virtual Assistant Business which you can find here.
The blog post is so detailed that I honestly can't believe she gave away so much information for free but I think she genuinely has a heart to help others succeed.
If you are interested in this type of work but are not sure if you would want to build a business doing this, my recommendation is to apply to some VA companies and see if you like doing this type of work.
There are plenty of companies that hire people to do this type of work, as, again, it is in high demand right now. For a list of companies that hire Virtual Assistants, please see my page on the topic at : www.findingworkathomejobs.com/virtual-assistants.
Here's a side hustle that could be very lucrative if you are... willing to hustle.
I go through many job leads in the course of a week.
Without question, the most plentiful job leads are in the area of Freelance Writing.
Freelance writing is something that I think will always be in demand.
Especially now with blogs, local businesses and celebrities establishing deep roots in the online world.
Everyone goes online to get their news, gossip, research and information.
Information needs to be written.
It needs to be articulated, maybe with a little flair.
That takes time, and skill.
Freelance writing is not easy.
But I don't think it's impossibly difficult either.
One thing I do know for sure?
There are more freelance writing jobs out there than the human race knows what to do with.
If you're not a freelance writer by trade but still want a slice of the pie, I suggest you start small.
Look to Crowdsourcing sites that pay small amounts of money to get small amounts of work done.
Look at some of the sites listed on this page:
as well as:
When you're ready to challenge yourself a bit more, start looking at established freelance writing sites.
I have a list of these sites at: https://www.findingworkathomejobs.com/freelance-writing-jobs.html
Note: this is an older page that needs to be re-done but the information there is still good. ;)
And if you feel like you need a little more direction or step by step instruction on how to make freelance writing your site hustle ... hey, I get it.
Believe me, I FEEL you.
In that case, I highly recommend checking out Ms. Gina Horkey's p aid course on How to Build a Business as a Freelance Writer found here . It's well worth it.
She has made it happen as a Virtual Assistant and Freelance Writer and she knows exactly what steps to take to get you rocking on a new side hustle as a Freelance Writer.
Look, people LOVE their pets.
I didn't know how much until we got our 2 puppies.
Fact: They are not puppies anymore but we still call them that because they will always be our puppies.
These puppies of ours have taken over our lives. Now, when we are at parties, instead of showing people pictures of our kids, we show them pictures of our puppies.
And I know we are not unique.
Like I said, people love their pets.
And you'd better believe they are willing to spend money on making sure they are well taken care of.
This is a great side hustle because people go out of town, they go on vacation, they work all day and need someone to walk their pets.
You can do all this right?
You can even do this ONLY on the weekends so as to make this a weekend side hustle.
What are the best websites to offer your services on?
One other thing you may want to do is advertise pretty heavily.
Be smart about your advertising.
Post your phone number on those free boards found at Vet clinics or Pet Stores.
Use a Free Google Voice number so you don't have to use your own private number.
Also, try opening a Doggie Themed Twitter and / or Instagram account and follow the 1K Followers in 10 days rule to build yourself a following, then post doggie pictures to your heart's content.
Then advertise your local services on your established Social Media channel.
Simply link your Instagram and Twitter account to a free website that you can create on Wix (they are drag and click free websites you can create in an hour.).
That's a great way to start your own site hustle and best of all, if you go this route, you don't have to share a portion of your revenue with a company such as Rover.com.
One last note.
My sister's dog walker makes $ 30-45 an hour as a Dog Walker (walking 2-3 dogs at the same time) and makes $ 150 + in one weekend of watching her dog.
Just sayin '.
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