Best Side Hustle Ideas That’ll Make You Money

Cooper Klein
Cooper Klein 6 Min Read

It’s no secret that many people have financial difficulties these days. No matter what you do, there always seems to be a shortage of funds. Fortunately, there’s always something you can do about your financial situation, if you’re willing to make an effort, that is. There are various side hustles available to you that you can explore, in order to earn a bit of money on the side.

But what exactly is a side hustle? From what it sounds like, you can be assured it has nothing to do with conning people into giving you money. As a matter of fact, a side hustle is an additional job you can do aside from your regular 9-to-5 job or if you’re unemployed, a side hustle is a temporary job that will help you get by until you find something more suitable. With that in mind, here are a few of the best side hustle ideas that’ll make you money.

Freelance copywriter

The Internet has created numerous opportunities for freelance jobs, with copywriting being among the profitable ones. If you have a knack for writing articles and similar content, you can easily choose copywriting as your side hustle. The fact of the matter is that there are plenty of companies that are looking for reliable copywriters. There’s no shortage of demand for original content.

What’s more, companies are more willing to outsource content creation to freelancers than to hire full-time copywriters. After all, it’s a cheaper alternative. The good thing about freelance copywriting is that you can do it from home or any place for that matter, as long as you have a device that has Internet access. You can set your own pace and pick a niche as well. The pay isn’t half bad, and you can make quite a bit of money on the side with this hustle.  

Real estate investor

The real estate industry can be a great opportunity to earn quite a bit of money and you can even do it as a side hustle. Investing in properties can generate a considerable return on investment if you know what you’re doing. As an example, you can earn profits by flipping properties, i.e. buying low and selling high, increasing property price through renovations or enjoying a rental income as a landlord.

You’ll need a hefty investment, to begin with, but it will pay off in the end. However, if you don’t have the know-how about properties or the real estate market in general, you can educate yourself by attending investment property seminars. If you acquire proper knowledge, as well as proper skills, you can work your way through the property market seamlessly. After all, you have to spend money to make money.


Another side hustle that’s highly sought after is tutoring. If you have knowledge or skills you can share with others, you can easily make money off of it. You can teach people anything ranging from a foreign language to playing the violin.

As long as you know how to transfer your knowledge onto others, you’ll be fine. Thanks to the improved connectivity and fast Internet speed, tutoring others all over the world has become quite effective and possible, to begin with. What’s more, you won’t be needing any tutoring licenses, but it may help your credibility on some occasions though.


Blogging seems to be everyone’s favorite pastime these days. However, a simple hobby can easily become a profitable side hustle and even a profitable career for that matter. Blogging is similar to copywriting, only you get to pick which topics to write or talk about, should you choose to vlog instead. Skilled bloggers carry influence in the online world and not just among their target audience.

As a matter of fact, if you manage to become somewhat popular in your field, you’ll get various opportunities to get money from blogging. Affiliate marketing, for example, is one of the ways to earn money. You partner up with a company or a brand and you promote their products or services on your blog. In return, you get a percentage of sales you managed to drive their way. Other ways to get paid include membership programs, sponsorships, advertisements and so on.

Nowadays, there are countless side hustle opportunities both in the online and the offline world. If you need to earn more on the side, there’s always something you can do to gain additional income. That said, you just have to find something you actually like to do, in order to make your side hustle as enjoyable as possible.

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Cooper Klein is a bearded dad from Sydney, Australia. He's interested in psychology, interior design, and all things fitness. When he's not reading sci-fi books or playing with his kiddos, he's working as an author for Smooth Decorator, The Beard Mag, Twisted Male Mag, and other online magazines. You can find him on Twitter