published May 19, 2020
ByAudrey N
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Side Hustles You Can Do From Home

 

A budget can be a handy tool, but it won’t fully change your life financially if you only focus on cash going out. When was the last time you looked at what’s coming in? Now more than ever we should be thinking about growing our savings, and a side hustle is a great way to do it. Even though you might not have as many options as usual – goodbye future coffee cart? – there are still plenty of jobs you can do from home to earn some extra money. 

Start by asking yourself a few questions.

 

1. What skills or strengths do you have?

We all have our talents. What did you study? What are you best at? Try to think as narrowly as possible. People might not need their own Marketing Manager, but freelance copywriting or a social media strategy could be an easier sell. Consider the other skills you have – cooking, fluency in a foreign language, html, drawing etc.

 

2. What do your friends say you’re great at?

Sometimes it can be tricky to be self-aware and realise those special aspects of ourselves. Maybe you have a great fashion sense that your mates are envious of. Could you conduct a killer dance workout? Maybe you make really good scones. Or margaritas. Is there anything you could offer people that they would find valuable?

 

3. What are you passionate about?

When you’re thinking about your ideal Sunday, how are you spending it? Do you endlessly scroll through gaming sub Reddits? Work on your bike? Do yoga by the beach? Skill up in fitness trends? Determining how you like to spend your time could be key for developing a new side hustle. Plus, it helps if you enjoy it.

 

4. What goods or services would you pay for?

Consider what you would pay for right now that you can’t get a shopping centre. Maybe an arranged flower bouquet, a hand-drawn portrait, a vegan lunch, a house clean? There are heaps of options. Try to open your mind and think about how you can help someone or bring a smile to their face.

 

Things you can do online. 

  • Blogging or freelance writing 

  • Web design and SEO services

  • Tutoring and coaching

  • Personal/virtual assistant

  • Accounting/bookkeeping

  • Do online surveys or UX research

  • Tax and financial planning

  • Video game coaching

  • Language or translation services

 

Things you can do in real life. 

  • Driver for a rideshare service

  • Sell your items or crafts

  • Rent your car or driveway

  • Shop for groceries for someone

  • Clothing alterations

  • Vehicle advertising

 

Resources for finding work.

 

If you’re struggling to make ends meet, make sure to make your repayments on time so your credit score doesn’t take a hit. Check your credit scores now to see where you stand.

DISCLAIMER: This article contains general information only, and is not general advice or personal advice. Wisr Services Pty Ltd does not recommend any product or service discussed in this article. You must get your own financial, taxation, or legal advice, and understand any risks before considering whether a product or service discussed in this article may be appropriate for you. We have taken reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but the information is subject to change. We may not update the article to reflect any change.
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