I am always looking for ways to make extra money. I already have a full time job and a family. I don’t have time or desire to work a part time job. So I keep my eyes open for side hustle ideas I can do at home or in my spare time.
I have had friends try to get me to sell Amway or Candles. I am not a sales person and I hate door to door selling or doing parties at peoples homes. I did try to sell a herbal weight loss supplement, but I don’t think I sold a single one. I find if people are interested in something they will find it and buy it on their own. Most people don’t like pushy salespeople.
I have tried taking surveys a couple of times, but I lose interest very quickly. I find I have better things to do with my time, because to make any money you have to do longer surveys.
I have tried mystery shopping. If someone tells you that you can become rich being a mystery shopper, DON’T believe them! I barely broke even on purchases I made. I did a lot of Sonic Drive-In jobs. My wallet didn’t get fat, but my backside sure did!
I tried selling jewelry on Etsy, but only sold one bracelet. It wasn’t handmade jewelry, more like put together jewelry. I bought bracelets and necklaces then put charms or pendants on them. I even had earrings to match, but I guess no one was interested in my jewelry.
I thought I would try photography. I love to take pictures and you see lots for sale on the Internet. I soon found out those photographers are a lot better than me. I couldn’t compete with their creativity and skills.
Not really a side hustle, but I tried my luck playing the lottery every week for a year. Needless to say I spent a lot more than I won. I think the most I won at one time was $20.00. I wasn’t expecting to win millions or thousands, but a few hundred would have been awesome!
I have tried some game apps that say you can win real money. I have found you have to put money into the game to make money. I win a few, lose a few and before I know it the money’s all gone. You only win a few cents, at a time, from the ones where you don’t have to put money into them. They have a payout when you reach a certain amount, but the game makes sure you never reach that amount.
Now I am blogging. I haven’t made any money yet, but I am enjoying the experience. I hope some of my articles will help others. I know blogging is not a get rich quick thing. I don’t have my own product to sell, so I am trying my hand at affiliate marketing.
Let me know in the comments, what side hustles are making you money?