10 Best Side Hustle Ideas: How I Made $600 in One Day
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10 Best Side Hustle Ideas: How I Made $600 in One Day

A side hustle business isn’t just a way
to make a few hundred extra a week but a way to protect your future and reach that financial
independence. By the end of this video, you’ll have ten
great side hustle ideas you can pick from to make money every single day. We’re talking side hustle income sources
today on Let’s talk money. Joseph Hogue here on the Let’s Talk Money
channel. I want to send a shout out to everyone in
the community, thank you for taking a part of your day to be here. If you’re not part of that community yet,
just click on the little red subscribe button. Everyone loves to talk about side hustle ideas
and making passive income as a way of making a little extra cash but there’s another
very important reason you need to be setting up your own side hustle business. Freelancing or independent work has exploded
over the last few years with more than 60 million Americans already working for-hire. Companies are lovin’ the trend because they
don’t have to pay a lot of the benefits and taxes…soooo it might not be long before
freelancing is the way everyone works. Getting your side business started now is
going to make you ready when the shift happens. Even if you’re not worried about the coming
jobs-pocalypse, starting a side hustle idea is just a great way to reach that financial
freedom, a way you can make a little extra to reach your dreams faster and not have to
live paycheck-to-paycheck. The most common question I get about starting
freelancing is where to start, how to find that perfect side hustle strategy you can
use to turn five hours a week into a few hundred dollars. So I’ve taken all the income sources I know
and narrowed them down to my favorite ten. I’ve used six of these side hustle ideas
and make money every month from at least four. In fact, I made over $7,200 in March with
$600 in one single day. Your monthly income is going to fluctuate
a little but put together a few of these ideas and you’ll produce a solid income you can
count on. Now I don’t want you to expect something
called ‘side-hustle’ to be easy. You will have to hustle on some of these ideas
but the income grows over time and some can become passive income in less than a few months. I built my online income to over two grand
a month in a year and was making over $6,000 a month within three years. I tried to keep out the traditional jobs from
the list, all the side jobs you see on Craigslist. Everyone knows you can make money cleaning
someone’s house but do you really want to get pruny fingers 10 hours a week? For this list of side hustle ideas, I kept
it to the income sources you might not have thought of, the ones that have worked for
me and the ones that work the fastest. I’ll include how to get started and how
much you can expect to make with each side income strategy. I’m also going to reveal three secrets to
side hustle success, three critical keys to making money, at the end of the video so make
sure you stick around for that. Our first side hustle idea is one of the easiest
but one most people don’t think of because it sounds so official. Whenever someone signs a contract, they need
a notary to witness and sign the document. Becoming a notary takes almost no time and
you can make around $100 each time you witness a contract signing which takes less than half
an hour. Requirements are going to differ by state
but for most, you take an online course that’s all of a few hours and pay a registration
fee. You also need a special type of insurance
through a bonding agency but the best part is that most of these agencies will get you
set up with your state application and all fees, usually for less than $100 Once you’re a notary, real estate agents
and other companies will ask you to come out to witness their signings. You can easily do three to five a week as
a side hustle and make $100 a pop. Our next side hustle hack is a great way to
get into real estate investing without any money or at least a smaller budget. I’ve been investing in property since getting
out of the Marine Corps and I love it as a long-term wealth generator but this strategy
also makes it a great side income. We’re talking about wholesaling real estate
here and this is like acting as a middleman to buyers and sellers. You find properties priced below what you
thing they’re worth and contract with the seller to buy the house within a month or
so. You then set out to find someone that will
buy the house from you at the same time but for a higher price. So no money or maybe just a few thousand in
earnest money has been exchanged when you sign the contract with the seller. The earnest money from your buyer more than
offsets this so you really don’t need a big bankroll to get started here. You set up the closings to happen at the same
time so you might only actually own the property for all of five minutes before signing it
over to your buyer. I recently interviewed Sharon Vornholdt for
a future video that says she makes between $5,000 and $10,000 a property and you can
do several of these a month. I would recommend getting familiar with real
estate investing, maybe through a few flips or rentals first but this is going to give
you the experience you need to spot great deals that you can instantly resale. That wholesaling side hustle idea is big time
but this next one you can set up and get started in a day, teaching English online. I did a test run of a few sites and was assigned
to students and making money in less than a week. It helps to get a little training first but
any native English speaker can learn how to teach in less than a day and there is HUGE
demand for this right now. You can teach independently through Facebook
or Skype, getting students through a blog or marketing, or you can just sign up to one
of the dozens of sites like Preply, Verbling and Tutor.com. All of these sites are legit and will give
you as many hours as you want. For a 30-minute session, you’ll make between
$15 to $50 and most students will need three to five hours a week so you really don’t
need a lot of students to have a very respectable income. Those three keys to side hustle success I’ll
share at the end of the video are really going to help this next idea, help you make money
and avoid some of the biggest mistakes, so stay tuned for those. Next we have affiliate marketing and this
one is going to work best if you already have a blog or another online traffic source but
you can do it with just your social media accounts as well. In affiliate marketing, you sign up on networks
like CJ Affiliates or FlexOffers. These are sites that connect companies with
bloggers, YouTubers and other publishers. You sign up for a company’s affiliate program
and get a link to their product. You can put that link in a blog post, in a
Facebook or Twitter post, just about anywhere someone that might need that product will
find it. If someone clicks on that link and then makes
a purchase, you get a commission on the sale. Now there are some keys to remember with affiliate
marketing to be successful. You only want to promote products that you
use and that work really well. Pitching crap products just to make a buck
will alienate your readers and friends. I use affiliate marketing as an income source
and average around $3,000 a month through my blogs. Just like a lot of these income sources, it’s
going to vary from month to month but it takes very little time and really adds up when combined
with a few other side hustles. Our next side hustle is something I love doing
but as a hobby more than for steady income. We’ll call this one flea market flipping
but it’s really any reselling strategy buying at consignment, second-hand or wherever to
resale on Craigslist or eBay. I interviewed Rob and Melissa of the Flea
Market Flipper channel here on YouTube about their full-time flipping strategy that supports
their family. You might want to start with a specific product
type like toys or a type of electronics or just any niche where you can get to know prices
so you know immediately what’s a good deal when you see it. You can also use apps or the eBay site to
find how much you can get in a resale. The best strategy seems to be finding like-new
stuff locally at flea markets, thrift stores, and then reselling at the national level on
eBay. Because you have that bigger market in which
to sell, you can find people willing to pay more for your finds. I like doing this just as a fun weekend activity
with the family rather than a full-blown side hustle business. We’ll go out on a Sunday to flea markets
and some other places on our list, just looking around and spending time together. I can usually find one or two things in a
couple of hours to resell online. This next side hustle idea still an interesting
one even as some of the ride share companies run into problems in some cities but you can
make over $20 an hour with apps like Uber and Lyft. What I like about working rideshare is that
it’s so easy to do in your spare time. The apps work so that you can turn on or off
your service any time and they’ll match you with fares. Rideshare site RideGuru looked at how much
drivers made on a typical five-minute drive between the initial charge, metered fare and
service charges. It came out to between $19.89 on Uber to as
high as $26 an hour on SitBaq and $36 an hour driving a traditional cab. Here you’ll really want to follow some of
our side hustle business rules I’ll go through later, like really treating it like a business
and getting the deductions on your taxes. One of the biggest complaints about ride-share
driving is the wear and tear on your car but you can still make very good money if you
plan around things like this. The next side hustle business is a twofer,
blogging and YouTube. I do both of these and make the majority of
my income from them. These are going to be great marketing for
any of the other side hustle ideas but work well on their own as well. You can sign up for a Google Adsense account
and put ad boxes on your blog or this is all pretty much automatic on YouTube once you
get 1,000 subscribers. I make about $0.01 per view through both,
on the blogs and on the YouTube channel which doesn’t sound like much but can be a solid
source of income. I get just under 70,000 visitors to the blogs
each month and about 117,000 YouTube video views so that’s almost $1,900 a month not
including all the free marketing I need for products or other business ideas. That traffic doesn’t happen overnight but
you can easily be reaching tens of thousands of visitors within a year. Beyond the money you make on advertising,
you can start getting sponsorship deals to talk about a company’s products. I get $500 a video to mention someone’s
product here on YouTube and I know others that charge in the thousands of dollars for
a sponsorship deal. I’ve got a whole playlist on blogging here
on the YouTube channel so be sure to click subscribe and check that out. One income source I’m just starting to develop
is through online courses. This is really the next evolution in your
online income because you move from making money off other peoples’ products to making
money on your own. Of course, the payout on your own course is
much higher. I see other bloggers making between $350 to
$1,500 every month on courses and if you don’t think you have anything to teach, think again. I mean look at some of these Udemy courses
from creators, Rubik’s cube simple and easy, what to text a girl you like…that one’s
a best seller, amazing. Creating a course is easy through sites like
Teachable and Thinkrific and you can basically repurpose a lot of the material from your
blog. Believe me talking about anything for a year
and you’re going to become an expert and find out what people are looking for in the
topic. That’s going to give you your business idea,
then you can research other courses to see what other creators are saying and what you
can add. For a typical 10-hour video course, expect
to spend about 40 to 60 hours creating it but then making money every month for years. Making just $500 a month on the course over
three years is eighteen grand and hundreds an hour on the time it took to create. This next side hustle idea is my favorite,
self-publishing. This is basically the same as the online course
we just talked about but a lot faster and easier. In fact, if you create an online course, you
can take the transcript and use it as a book to do double-duty on your income. The same ideas apply here except you don’t
need video skills. I published 10 books in just over two years
through January 2017 and make just under $2,000 a month. I spend $200 a month marketing the books on
Amazon but that’s absolutely it. The best part about self-publishing is that
it’s almost completely passive income after you’ve launched the book. It’s super easy developing your book idea. Start with a transformation, something readers
want or need, and then work back through the steps they need to get there. Each of those steps is a chapter in your book
and you can publish each as a blog post. This is not only going to help you stay on
schedule to finish the book but each of the blog posts will become easy marketing sources
when the book is done, you just go back through and link your Amazon book page into the post. After you’re done, just format your book
for publishing and get it on any of a dozen sites like Amazon, CreateSpace or Smashwords. You can easily do two or three books a year
in your spare time and that means upwords of $600 a month as a side income. Our tenth side hustle idea before we get to
those three success secrets is actually one I thought I was making up but there’s already
a huge market for it. On sites like rent-a-friend.com you can actually
sign up to be a virtual or in-person friend to someone. It may sound weird but it’s really no different
than some of the other coaching or tutoring ideas that have worked for years. You’re basically just lending an ear and
offering advice to someone for an hourly fee. Like the online tutoring idea, you can go
independent on this one or join a site that will match you with people. The sites have some how-to content and rules
so it might be easiest to start there to get a feel for it before going freelance. Either way, you’ll make between $15 to $50
an hour and get to set your own hours. Now that you have a solid list of side hustle
ideas to work with, I’ve got three keys to making any of them a success. Odds are you won’t want to try all of the
income sources or even that they’ll all work for you but these three strategies are
going to help you make more money whichever you choose. First is that you have to treat it like a
business. You can do any of these ideas with just a
few hours a week but you still have to treat it like a business. That means learning how the business works
and the different roles you have to play in each. For example, you’re not just writing books
to publish. You need to be a marketer and a manager and
an accountant too. These aren’t just side income ideas, they’re
businesses that will create assets you can own and make money off for years. I’ve got separate videos and blog posts
for a lot of these to learn more about the details so I’ll leave links to those in
the video description below. Learning what works in each of these income
ideas, treating it like a business, will put you way ahead of all the amateurs out there
and will make you more money. Second here is to get all the tax benefits
you can. This is a big part of owning your own business
and a lot of the return. Small businesses might not make a lot of money
month-to-month but taking advantage of some of these small business benefits will protect
your full-time income and really make a difference. First in this is to track your spending on
everything. You can deduct from your income any spending
related to your side business and that means you can protect some of your regular income
from taxes as well. Even some of the money you spend on utilities
and property taxes can reduce your income taxes. You also want to take advantage of a self-employed
IRA plan. This is a special type of retirement investing
account in which you can put your side hustle income and not have to pay income taxes on
it until you retire. The contribution limit on this one is way
above the limit you can contribute to other accounts like a 401K or regular IRA so it
can be a great resource to avoid a lot in taxes. The last key to side hustle success is just
to stick with it and consistency. That might not sound like a secret but you’d
be surprised how many people start and stop their side hustles within a month or that
flip from one income stream to another without really developing any. Your monthly income isn’t going to explode
higher immediately from any of these sources but give it six months and you’ll produce
an income stream that cash flows every month. Combine three or four of these with just five
hours each a week and you can easily be making three or four thousand a month within a year. That’s a full-time income on just part-time
work. Few of these side hustle ideas will make you
rich but put a few together and you’ll create your own businesses, your own assets that
will make you money every single month. That monthly income may jump around a little,
the day I made $600 was followed by a few days of making only a few hundred but it averages
out to an amazing income. Pick and choose which income sources you like,
take the time to learn a little in each and you’ll have a thriving side hustle business
in no time. Join us in the Let’s Talk Money community
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100 thoughts on “10 Best Side Hustle Ideas: How I Made $600 in One Day

  1. Ultimate Guide to Making Money from Home❗ 101 Side Hustle Ideas to Start Today 🤑 https://youtu.be/nc5uAX2KR98

  2. How about trying a pleasant face and voice rather than giving the appearance that you are in labor and about to give birth? Your ideas might be good but your presentation skills are in the tank!!!

  3. I'm tried everything online nothing's working I'm not saying I'm going to give up if you have any good ideas to make money right away for free please let me know I lost my job because my car broke me and my loving your son's going to be on the street if I do not come up with the rent money ASAP so any advice you would give me I would really appreciate it thank you and God bless

  4. Thanks Joseph. Like you said, these were not what I thought you would talk about when it comes to picking up a side hustle. The notary option has me interested.

  5. Great list! Finding the side hustles that work best for your personality seems like a key to having longterm success at it.

  6. Great job dude. Making money outside of your day job is easily one of the best ways to get ahead financially. Appreciate you sharing

  7. My biggest issue is that the freelancing is so lucrative for me that I have a hard time working on my own website. I need to shift some of my focus to a bit more passive. But it's rough because when you freelance, you get paid for your work quickly. But building up a website takes time and you see delayed returns. It's a tough balance.

  8. Great video like always! I like investing in peer lending investments in real estate like PeerStreet and Fundrise.

  9. Love this video brother, some great ways to make extra income…some of them I do myself

  10. I am a fan of blogging and YouTube as well as affiliate marketing, but I still have yet to take the plunge on creating my own digital product! Great ideas!

  11. Excellent tips! I've considered teaching English online but thought there was a lot to getting certified. Thanks for all the good suggestions!

  12. What if you have no car u have a job making 10 bucks an hour rarely getting 40 hours how can you make this happen

  13. You can say that. Freelance work is becoming a thing but then again that's pushing towards the idea of permatemps.. which are permanent temporary worker which corporations don't have to give benefits to.

  14. No thank you for the ride share jobs. I hate that and I will not put my car through that wear and tear process..

  15. Could you talk and brag longer in the videos please? There just isn't enough boasting and bragging in making money vids

  16. Heck I would be happy if I made an extra $100 on the side outside of my full time job.
    Speaking of which that is my first goal, hit that $100 extra a day on the side, then hopefully expand from there. $150, $200, $250, and so forth. Hoping to learn and pick up new ideas.

  17. What are some sites I can do free blogging on. Where I don’t have to make a website. I can just write stuff.

  18. Enjoyed the video, you got me thinking about which area I should take 🤔,I worked on a campus, in Housekeeping for 21 yrs(and missing it, too)

  19. That you know of, for teaching english online can I pick the hours. Is this something i can do in the w/e or @ night in the weekdays.

  20. I typically don’t like a lot of advice people give. But this video was a no BS good advice. Thanks

  21. I re commend selling tax free merch on the black market on the side its better than these stupid suggestions, acquire product free and redistribute from home do not declare any business, do not call it a business. Never pay taxes its ruing any margins! Good luck!

  22. This is a CIA operative and he doesn’t really do this its all a fake a scam it wont get you any money and its not going to work!

  23. What??? Talks about 'it' for endless minutes…then just when the 'it' matters, What??? Could have paid big money, waisted lotsa time and gone to a Presentation that talks ,talks and has nothing to take home with you!!   Nice Opportunity Joseph!!

  24. Thanks for this! You are very intelligent! If you would add some Glasses with that Bow-Tie, you would easily be the smartest Man I know! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  25. I found your video very informative …and timely too…in a real bind …as a teacher….in Jamaica…need to have some side hustles….not everything applies to me as said before …I am in Jamaica…but it has got my mind open…especially teaching English online and self publishing…..thanks for the pointers

  26. Notary doesn't work in Canada. Ontario requires you to be a lawyer and BC needs you to do an additional 2 years of university plus 900 exam!!!!

  27. Notary? In Belgium you need to be a fucking lawyer and need to be a relative of a retired notary to be a fucking notary…

  28. In order for you to have a side hustle, you need to do something that interests you. What is it that makes you happy? Because there are hundreds (if not thousands) of scams out there, you need to be very careful when choosing.

    Some of the good side hustle ideas include:

    1. Make money by starting a blog.

    2. Get a work from home job.

    3. Create and sell online courses.

    4. Start your own dropshipping business.

    5. Create a subscription box business.

  29. you have one of the best videos on this topic, thank you for such great information and ideas. I am actually going to look into one of them. thanks again

  30. Sir, thank you so much. I have started 3 blogs. I going to check out your videos on blogging. Your ideals were awesome.

  31. Flipping stuffs on Craigslist/Offerup/Facebook is surprisingly easy. I specialize in electronics. At any given time there will be something for sale up there for less than what it worths. One of my tactics is just to go online, find something poorly listed (few/poor pictures and descriptions), negotiate the price down as much as you can, go buy it, list it back up with lots of detailed pics and a great description, 9 out of 10 times you’ll get a profit. Anywhere from $25-$1000/item ($50 is roughly the aftertax pay when you work a minimum wage jobs for 8hrs!). I only spend 1-2hrs a day doing this and can bring anywhere from as low as $350 on a very lazy week to $1000-$3000/week

  32. Hello! Thanks SOOO MUCH for sharing these great ideas! This video was a HUGE tool for my arsenal, as I search for ideas on supplementing my income both active/passive. I'm happy to say I'm one of your new subscribers as of 8/4/2019. 🙌🏾 May God continue to bless you and your efforts.

  33. I listen to you for a minimum of 20 min every morning. It’s almost like an audio book. Very good. I’m getting wiser!

  34. side hustle? what happened to side job or part time work? hustle is more of a derogatory word meaning…im gon do sum illegal shit bruh!
    And you are a Certified Fin. Adviser??

  35. It's all about the side hustle…start that blog…start your YouTube channel…add value to the world.

  36. Thanks for sharing! Learn a skill and start a side business! The best way to protect yourself for an economic downturn. My small business earns me $50K a month 💵👊

  37. Any recommendations for how to deal with the tax consequences of owning a business? Technically you need to pay quarterly estimates and in my city you need a business license.

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