It is time for another instalment of the awesome side hustle ideas series. Here is the link to part 2, part 3 part 4, part 5 part 6 part 7 part 8 and part 9 as well if you missed them. And today I have got some more for you! If you want to share your unusual, weird, unheard of or well paying side hustle with my readers, please drop me a line at tdmpauline at gmail dot com, thank you!
Growing and selling produce
My best side hustle has been growing and selling produce. I have grown produce for myself for years and have always shared excess with friends and family. Last year after encouragement from friends and family I decided to expand my growing to include sales. I had more of the garden tilled to increase my planting area and purchase additional seeds and starts and the project began.
I began selling tomatoes, peppers, scallions and a few other vegetables to small restaurants and friends and picked up a number of regular customers for the season. The work can be hard without proper management but the return on investment has been fantastic. Growing season should start in the next few months again and I plan to continue my side hustle into this season.
– Lynx from Location FI
Buy at yard sales and sell online
When we were paying off our consumer debt, my favorite side hustle was buying things at yard sales and then selling those items online for a profit. I would use my phone to scan items using the Amazon app to see how much they were selling for online. I would decide to buy an item if I knew that I could make more than $20. On several occasions I would buy routers for $5 and then resell them for around $50. The margins are great, but it does take going to a lot of sales to get enough products to sell to make it worth it.
– Deacon Hayes from WellKeptWallet.com
My favourite side hustles of all of my hustles has to be my blog, SuburbanFinance. I love it more than my other hustles because I work for myself, I set my hours, and I can work on the site in my pajamas from home! Another great thing about blogging as a side hustle is that you get to connect with other bloggers and collaborate with some great people.
I also think that blogging gets your creative juices flowing, making ideas for other businesses come to the surface. It’s amazing to know you built an income source for yourself.
– Daisy from When Life Gives You Lemons, Add Vodka
I enjoy side hustles. There is something kind of addicting about finding new and interesting ways to money. Especially when you make more money than you would in an average day in short periods of time. I’ve cleaned filthy college houses, don focus groups, and have been a Brand Ambassador.
That being said, one of my favorite side hustles is: taste testing. Yep, getting paid to eat food that I would eat for free or purchase when I’m shopping for groceries is one of my favorite side hustles. I’ve sampled: energy bars, vegetables, and hopefully I’ll get to participate in a dark chocolate survey in a couple of weeks. I sit for an hour, sample the items, offer my honest opinions, get paid, and then go home. The average is usually $50-$100. For tasting food! There are even a ton of beer surveys in Denver that I could participate in. Sadly, I don’t like beer.
– Michelle Jackson from The Shop My Closet Project
Teaching a foreign language / Helping with homework
Having moved to France in October 2012, I have been helping the children of friends and colleagues here with their English homework.
It only takes a few hours per week, and takes almost no preparation or effort. However, you can earn up to £30 per hour depending on how rich/generous the parents are!!
– Graham from MoneyStepper
How do YOU hustle? Please get in touch and share your unusual side hustle! tdmpauline at gmail dot com. Thanks!