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A side hustle is a job you do besides your full-time job. It should be flexible, enjoyable, and bring you in extra money. It shouldn’t be what many would classify as a ‘second job’, what which are fixed in hours and salary.

Imagine what an extra £500 per month could do for you? 

Depending on your personal goals and talents, this can quickly become £500 per week and sometimes even daily.
Don’t worry if you believe you have no skills or hidden talents, we’re here to help with that. We want to help you realise that your skills can be used in different ways to explode your current earnings.

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Popular Side Hustles to Try in 2020

1. Start your own website and blog

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£2000+ per month

Top Earners: £100,000+ per month

Everyone knows what a website is, but what exactly is a blog? A blog is more like a diary.

If you think of a website as a book, made of paper, pretty front cover etc, then a blog is equivalent to a diary, that you update on a daily or weekly basis. These pages or inserts are called blogs. Through your blog you can share your own thoughts, updates and developments, tips and tricks around your chosen area of interest.

Your readership and site traffic (the number of people visiting your website) will increase over time and the blog provides you an opportunity to keep your audience captive and once this becomes large you can monetise it by advertising or selling products.

  • Computer
  • Internet connection
  • Domain name
  • Web hosting
  • VPN
  • Topic knowledge and expertise

All requirements are covered in in the section  below, in ‘How to Begin’.

You won’t believe how fast and easy it is to start your own website and blog. Gone are the days when you had to learn several computer languages, and gain several years’ experience just to create a basic website. Now they can be created in less than an hour.

We recently challenged Rachel, a receptionist in the office to this task. She had no experience with building websites, but once she had watched a few videos and followed some basic guides, she’d created her very own website (on knitting). If you can read, you can make your own website and blog. The best thing about owning a website is they can make you money 24hrs a day, 365 days per year. Click here follow our step by step guide how to start your own website and blog.

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2. Become a Freelancer

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate/Special Skills

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£2500+ per month

Top Earners: £10,000+ per month

Freelance work is similar to self-employment. It is carried out on a flexible basis, and provided to a variety of different businesses.

Freelancers have the freedom to choose the projects and clients they’d like to work with. They may work from home, although many rent studios or offices.

Many freelancers balance freelancing with other employment, however as their client-list increases this may become full time and be rewarding. While freelancers are often confused with Contractors, there are some differences. Contractors may be offered a set amount of time and salary per day, e.g. £500 per day, but will only be permitted to work for one client at a time. 

As a freelancer you’ll be expected to have a particular skill set, be good at it and work to a cost required by the client.

When you step into the world of Freelancer or Contractor, you should be seen as an ‘expert’ within your field. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean you have the computer skills of genius, but if you know how to do something well, then advertise your skills to the world.

As with any business, you should have access to the following:

  • Computer
  • Broadband Internet Connectivity
  • Mobile Phone
  • Business Cards & Advertising (leaflets and brochures)
  • Transportation
  • Insurance
  • Business Bank account (when you grow)
  • Method of Invoicing Clients

The range of skills is so wide and diverse it’s almost impossible to list all the skills you can freelance. It depends whether your skills are purely online or offline. 

You may be a healthcare professional or an accountant looking for part-time work, a graphic designer etc.

Typical skills and industries may include:

  • Web Developer
  • Photographer
  • Health and Fitness Personal Trainer
  • Translator
  • Healthcare Professional
  • Musician
  • Journalist
  • Proofreader
  • Teacher
  • Graphic Designer
  • IT Consultant
  • Dog Walker

To read more about becoming a Freelancer and setting up your own side hustle click here

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3. Become a Proofreader

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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4. Manage a Company's Social Media Accounts

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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5. Bookkeeper

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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6. Paid Online Surveys

Difficulty: Super Easy

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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7. Data Entry

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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8. eBay

Difficulty: Easy

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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9. Cleaning Homes and Offices

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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10. Deliver Food

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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11. Tutoring

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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13. Start a Catering Business

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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12. House sitting, Babysitting and Dog Sitting

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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14. Garden Maintenance

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

No idea

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15. Handyman/House Maintenance

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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16. Book writer / eBooks

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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17. YouTube

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

No idea

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18. Podcasting

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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19. Professional Editor

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

No idea

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20. Dog Walker

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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21. Selling Homemade Creations and Goodies

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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22. Website Builder

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

No idea

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23. Mystery Shopper

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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24. Dropshipping

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

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25. Photographer

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

No idea

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26. Sell Photographs and Images Online

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

No idea

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27. Rent out Property, Cars and Boats

Difficulty: Moderate

Realistic Earning Potential: £50-£500 per month

Top Earners: 

No idea

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