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    bp5678
    Side hustle ideas?
    • #1
    • 13th Jun 19, 10:20 PM
    Side hustle ideas? 13th Jun 19 at 10:20 PM
    I'm 24m living with parents & saving towards my first house.

    Will have 30k-35k by the end of the year including savings my parents helped me collect at a young age. I earn 26k a year which isn't really the best as a uni graduate (I work in marketing).

    My job is very seasonal - busy in the winter and extremely quiet in the summer.

    I've realised my chances of a promotion/pay rise are slim and when I move out I'll change jobs/move to a new city but that's a whole new story. Anyway, now that it's summer and so quiet in the office I feel I could make extra money at work/in the evenings (I know it's unethical to make money when already at work but if there's nothing to do it's better than twiddling my thumbs).

    Currently I've made money on the side through switching to different banks (made about 600) and about 400 through affiliate/referral schemes (shamelessly sharing my links where I earn money to apps/websites when people join). I've also done one paid study near me where I got 70.

    I've almost done all the bank switches and feel I've shared my referral links in the same places so many times there's no new people to reach. Plus I'd like my side hustle to require more brains - anyone can share referral links or do bank switches assuming they meet the minimum pay ins.

    My 2 biggest problems are:
    1) I live in the middle of no where - it's very rural. Otherwise I would've happily got a job as a Deliveroo/Uber driver. I know it doesn't pay much but I quite enjoy driving and also do a lot of cycling anyway. There's not many shops/restaurants to work in and not sure how much retail is for me.

    2) I don't know where my skills are. I'd say I'm fairly unskilled. Even though I work in marketing and went to uni I wouldn't go as far as saying I'm anything special at it. What I do is fairly common sense and simple. It's fairly unskilled. So I doubt I can use this as a side hustle.

    I write fairly well but I wouldn't go as far as saying I'm going to be the next JK Rowling. Perhaps a proofreading business though? Not sure how that'll pay.

    My only other skill I can think of is I'm pretty fit/active/healthy so perhaps a physical job. I'm good at running/cycling and fairly strong from the gym. However, I'm fairly busy most weekends and I doubt this is something I can do in the evenings.

    I'd happily do tutoring. I have a degree in a sport related course and could probably teach business studies or marketing however there's not really much of a demand for tutors in these 3 subjects plus I don't hold any teaching qualifications.

    I don't want to start flipping (buying things and selling them for a profit) as I worry my money will get tied up in the stock plus there's not a post office too close to me.

    I'm not particularly practical so wouldn't be good at DIY, making things, fixing things or generally using my hands.

    Any ideas? It's quite hard to convey the sort of person I am (I've probably missed several points) but hopefully that gives a start. Feel free to ask any questions to spark potential ideas! Cheers
    Last edited by bp5678; 13-06-2019 at 10:25 PM.
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    • BoiledBreadTomatoSauce
    • By BoiledBreadTomatoSauce 14th Jun 19, 9:02 AM
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    BoiledBreadTomatoSauce
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    • 14th Jun 19, 9:02 AM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 9:02 AM
    Anywhere outside London 26k for a 24 year old in marketing plus those savings is a pretty good situation to be honest. You should be able to move up in salary quite quickly with another couple of years experience.

    Given your job can you use tools like Photoshop, MailChimp, Facebook Ads Manager or Wordpress? Sites like Upwork and Fiverr have plenty of freelance opportunities in that area, but they're time-consuming to apply for and will pay less per hour than your work, at least initially.
    Last edited by BoiledBreadTomatoSauce; 14-06-2019 at 9:30 AM. Reason: Spelling error
    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 14th Jun 19, 9:27 AM
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    bengalknights
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    • 14th Jun 19, 9:27 AM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 9:27 AM
    You could also give proof reading a try
    • Robinette
    • By Robinette 14th Jun 19, 1:39 PM
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    Robinette
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    • 14th Jun 19, 1:39 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 1:39 PM
    You write very well and could definitely make money either writing or copy editing.

    I do the latter; coincidentally, one of my clients is also looking for people to market short promotional videos on a revenue share basis.

    If any of these ideas are of interest to you, please PM me and I will introduce you. I would not receive a fee for this - it just seems that perhaps you could help each other.
    • jjhdee
    • By jjhdee 20th Jun 19, 1:11 AM
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    jjhdee
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    • 20th Jun 19, 1:11 AM
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    • 20th Jun 19, 1:11 AM
    I'm sure you could get tutoring gigs online, but that's mainly probably be focused on teaching English. You might want to start printing ads and posting them on bulletin boards of different schools/universities around your area. For a few more extra pounds, walking dogs can be helpful too. Or if your rural place got a grooming place for pets, you might wanna try to become a pet groomer. Training only takes about 0-6 months from this article I've read. I love pets so I became interested in this particular side hustle. But if you don't have something like that in your area, consider online jobs (writing, proofreading, editing, etc.).
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