Quick Ideas for a Side Hustle for Those Who Are Struggling with Their Finances

    The society we live in requires quite a lot of money from those who want to live in comfort. That is the capitalistic system, where consumerism is above everything. Of course, some people manage to get by without all the products and services, but for most, that is not an option.

    Not making enough money on a regular job means that you need to find other sources to make money. Thankfully, there are quite a few opportunities if you are eager to learn and get out of your comfort zone. 

    This article will be a perfect guide to those who are eager to earn more money while still maintaining their regular 9 to 5 job.

    Print on Demand

    The premise is pretty straightforward. You build a store and sell custom-made merchandise like t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, plates, calendars, phone cases, and so on. 

    The money will not come immediately but if you are persistent with it and work hard, you should come up with a decent project. Printify is a good place to start as it has pretty much everything print on demand newcomers might need. 


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    There is hardly any older method of making money online than by blogging. Anyone can start a blog these days and you do not even have to pay for hosting at first. WordPress and other platforms are completely free.

    Of course, there are certain practices that you need to follow when expecting to make money from a blog. And getting a dedicated host provider as well as a domain name are some of them. 

    As for monetization, you have plenty of options. Try putting affiliate links, run ads, or even sell guest posts.


    Uber and other similar companies have become quite popular recently. A service to drive someone around sounds like a lot of fun. If you love driving, there is hardly any better at the moment because you get to decide when you want to work. And while some of your customers could end up causing some troubles every now and then, this sort of thing is inevitable in every profession.

    Online Surveys

    If you are looking to make a quick buck while having only 10 or 15 minutes of free time every day, you should look into online surveys. It only takes a couple of minutes to fill one out, and you get something once you are finished with it.


    Fiverr is certainly a good website to check out since you can find all sorts of jobs there. Becoming a freelancer is ideal since there are no restrictions regarding your work schedule. And Fiverr is definitely one of the best platforms to focus on and grow your profile as well as portfolio.

    Sell Second-Hand Stuff

    One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This saying perfectly describes all that useless stuff lying around your house. Instead of throwing it away, log on eBay or anywhere else that you can sell it and start posting ads. Not only will you get money, but clean your house at the same time.

    Writing E-Books

    Anyone can write books these days. Amazon has a self-publishing program, making the whole publishing process hassle-free since you do not have to deal with agencies and get rejected multiple times. 


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    If you like going outside and snapping pictures, photography could also be the answer to make money. There will always be those who hire professional photographers for various occasions. At the same time, if you build your profile, you can find plenty of freelance work in various news sites and papers. 


    If you know someone who has kids but wants to get some time for themselves, propose your services as a babysitter. Spending your evening quietly in another house and getting paid for it does not sound like that bad of a deal, right?

    Dog Walking

    Similar to babysitting, not every dog owner has enough time to take care of their pets so they are looking for a helping pair of hands every now and then. If you love animals, it should be a no-brainer that becoming a dog walker is the perfect side hustle.

    Video Editing

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    You might think that those who work on YouTube and other video platforms do all their editing work themselves. The reality is quite different. They have dedicated editors who take care of this stuff. It takes time to master this skill, but once you do, the possible opportunities become endless.

    After reading this article you should have more than enough ideas to try, and even if the first one does not meet your expectations, fret not. Just move on to the next one and the next one. Try as many as you can, and once you find something you really like, stick to it.


    • Tom La Vecchia

      Founder of New Theory & X Factor Media

      Founder and Publisher of New Theory Magazine and Podcast. Serial Entrepreneur who loves wine, cigars and anything that allows to people to connect and share experiences.

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