As the cost of increases living, many are trying to find ways to boost their income to help cope with rising bills. Financial comparison website NerdWallet has picked out five side hustles that you could start from home to help top up your bank account.
Becoming a blogger is something that can be started from your living room. If you have an interest or passion that you feel people will care about (and you can offer a unique perspective on it) then you have a chance of building up an audience.
It’s worth noting that making money out of blogging can take a lot of time, as you will need to have a big enough audience for companies to want to advertise on your site. You can look at the possibility of including affiliate links (commission from other sites) onto your blog to generate some extra income too.
If you have an in-depth knowledge of an industry or profession, you could offer your services to businesses who need support in that area of expertise. Business networking websites such as LinkedIn could help you promote your consultancy and connect with potential clients.
Your local Chamber of Commerce may be able to support you with advice or funding if you become a member, so it’s worth finding out what support is available in your region.
Tutor or teacher
If you are skilled in a particular area, you could use your expertise to teach others. Teaching doesn’t just fall under school subjects like Maths, English and Science; If you can play an instrument or speak another language, these may be skills you can share with others and earn some money from.
Tutoring could work around your schedule too, as many subject matters can be covered both in-person and online. This can save on traveling time and make you a more flexible proposition to potential clients.
If you love animals, pet sitting for people in your area could be a good way to earn some extra money. Whether you become a dog walker, pet groomer or a house sitter whilst the owners are away, you could make money looking after a furry friend.
It’s worth noting that you may need to consider business insurance if you are working with other people’s pets.
Gardening is a relaxing hobby for some people and for others it’s a chore. If you have green fingers and a good eye for design, you may be able to set up a gardening business. You will be more likely to get income during the warmer months, so this could be a good side hustle if you didn’t want to work all year round.