Do you need easy side hustles to help you fund your passion project? Then you're in luck, my friend, because I've been on a mission to help you find the simplest, easiest side hustles that anyone can start—no experience necessary!
Whether your passion project is a big backpacking adventure, starting a higher-capital business, or investing in your growth through online courses like this one, peruse this list of 10 easy side hustles that'll help you make extra cash each week.
10 Easy Side Hustles to Help you Make Extra Cash and Fund Your Passion Project
Dropshipping is one way to open an online store without needing to create your own products from scratch. How it works is you build an online store or join popular open marketplaces, do all the marketing, and manage orders between a supplier and buyer.
Pro tip: Strike up a great deal with a supplier or manufacturer. This way, you can get the best margins just for helping them make more sales.
This is an easy side hustle because you don't need to spend money on capital to create your own products, which can be hefty. So give this idea a shot!
Put your old things up for sale
If you're already taking the time to Marie Kondo your entire closet or room, why not put anything still useable up for sale?
Try your luck in places like Facebook Marketplace, or local online buy-and-sell apps like Carousell if you're Filipino like me or eBay.
It's a great, easy side hustle that doesn't make you money; it gives you some peace of mind that you're tidying up your space too.
Teach a class on Skillshare
Skillshare is one of the most popular online learning platforms in the market, and did you know absolutely anyone can host their classes?
It's absolutely free to upload, publish, and promote an online course on Skillshare, and you earn royalties for every member who watches your videos.
Simply choose a skill or set of skills you know you can teach to someone with less experience, then create a curriculum. Record and edit your video lessons, market your Skillshare class like there's no tomorrow, and watch those royalties come in.
Create print-on-demand products
Print-on-demand products is kind of like making your own merch, only you don't handle the printing, manufacturing, or delivery. Instead, you submit your designs to a print-on-demand supplier, market your "merch" and get commission for every purchase on your design.
This is almost like dropshipping, but you are responsible for creating something about your product: the design. This is one easy side hustle for designers and artists, and can go a long way to get you extra cash without worrying about the production of your shirts, mugs, stickers, or tote bags.
Be a creative assistant
One way to hit two birds with one stone is offering your time and energy to be a creative assistant to a creator or team who might need your help. For example, offer assistant services to local photographers around you in exchange for a small fee and the chance to learn under them.
Who knows? This easy side hustle might just lead to some awesome career opportunities down the road.
To get started, send some emails or make some connections on Instagram. It's great to start with people you might already admire and think could use your help for a small fee.
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Host a workshop
This is different from a full-blown online course on Skillshare because you can do this with zero production value. Just invite people in your personal network to take a workshop on a skill you can teach live over a Zoom call.
It's also less of a hassle to create since workshops are usually only a couple of hours long. So if you feel like you're not ready to create a whole course yet, then this is a great place to start, get some feedback about your class, then keep improving it until it is ready to be scaled as an online class.
Be an affiliate...with a twist
Some affiliate programs have some stringent requirements, like a minimum number of followers on a social media platform or a website, etc., so the twist is this: can you find a local business or service provider whose products or services you can promote and in turn get a commission on?
You'll get the best luck approaching small or medium businesses for this, so get creative, prove that you can promote their products for them. My pro tip is hit up local businesses around you, do your research about them and their customers, and show that you're a great passionate ambassador for their brand.
Get paid to give advice
Sites like Clarity.fm are places where you can sign up as an expert in something ultra specific, then charge someone per minute you're on a call. This is a great option if you're not out to become a full-fledged coaching program creator.
Take on some easy gigs
Maybe you're not out to be a full-time freelancer. Pick up a gig or two doing things for people or business owners you know. Be their virtual assistant for a day, create their social media posts for a month, or do some outreach on their behalf for potential partners or sponsors.
One awesome thing about this easy side hustle idea is that everyone needs help with something. It's only a matter of figuring out who needs help doing what, then getting paid to do it. Gig economy, for the win.
Sell your original work to online marketplaces
There are many niche marketplaces online that take anything you create already. Digital and handmade goods, for instance, go great on Etsy, but there can be extremely specific sites where you can list things like music you've composed, photos you took, or stock videos you shot and then earn a commission every time it's sold or downloaded.
For instance, photographers can upload their photos to sites like Unsplash, while designers can create fonts or graphic packs for Creative Market. Do some research to see where your work will fit best, then upload away!
Which side hustle will you try?
Are you ready to earn some extra coin for that super cool passion project? I know you are, my friend. Use this list as inspiration for those easy side hustle ideas, but don't be afraid to think outside the box. Who knows, your simple side hustle today could just flourish into something more in the future.