This guide is full of ideas for you to side hustle from home, ways you can turn living in your home into a business. You can make more money and meet new people by finding ways to supplement your day job income, working as a virtual assistant, or launching a full on second job. Each of the 25 ideas listed here are doable from home in the UK. Don’t worry if you don’t have experience in any of these fields. We’ll talk about how to set up an account with each service, how much it will take to get started, and how much you’ll earn on average each month. We’ll also cover what will help you grow and succeed so that someday you could be making £5K+/month doing this!
1. Freelance writing as a side hustle
If you are a good writer and can produce quality articles, then freelance writing is an excellent way to earn money. There are many websites that allow you to write content for them so it’s important to research each site before uploading your work.
There are plenty of sites where you can start out with low pay rates but as you build up your reputation, the amount they will pay per article increases. For example:
- Upwork has thousands of clients looking for writers in various fields including travel, finance, technology and business writing. The fees vary from client to client but generally range between £5-£20 per article depending on the length and complexity of the project.
- Fiverr is another great platform where freelancers offer services at a fixed rate (usually £5) for certain tasks such as proofreading or formatting an image.
- Freelancer pays out monthly via PayPal once their requirements have been met by freelancers who apply for jobs posted on their website by employers worldwide according to their skillset required by employers listed on their website.
- Textbroker allows authors worldwide access over 30 million premium articles from a network comprising over 14 000 publishers. Textbroker pays up front via PayPal every month when they receive payments from clients such as Forbes Media Group who subscribe directly through Textbroker’s merchant services gateway without having any direct contact with authors like yourself!
2. Social media manager
Social media managers are responsible for managing the social media accounts of businesses or individuals. They really are a powerful tool for communicating with your customers and potential customers, so having someone that knows how to use it effectively can make a huge difference in how successful your business is.
You can get jobs as a social media manager by having experience working in this field before, such as writing content for blogs or websites, managing marketing campaigns on Facebook, and posting updates on Twitter. You should also have good knowledge of graphic design skills (e.g., Photoshop) and be able to communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing.
Once you’re hired as a social media manager at an organization, there are many benefits to this job that make it appealing: flexible hours; ability to side hustle from home; high salary potential with additional bonuses possible if sales increase due to effective posts made every day!
3. Graphic designer/illustrator
If you’re artistic, have a good eye for design, and love working with computers, you may want to consider becoming a graphic designer.
Graphic designers create logos, branding and artwork for websites, apps and print media. They often work from home and may work for a variety of clients. The average salary for graphic designers is between £17,000 and £30,000 per year.
4. Blogging as a side hustle
The first step in making money with your blog is to start a blog. You don’t have to be the best writer or even the most experienced blogger, but you should have some sort of passion for the subject matter you’re writing about. It doesn’t matter if it’s cooking, fashion, technology, or something else—you can make money blogging about anything!
Once you’ve decided on a topic and written your first post, it’s time to promote it. There are tons of social media platforms out there where people can share articles and content, but Facebook is one of the best places to start because it has so many users. You can even use Facebook ads if you want to get more exposure for your content. You can also share links on Twitter or Instagram if those platforms are more popular among your target audience.
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There’s no way around it: blogging is hard work! But if you’re passionate about what you’re doing and willing to put in the time and effort required to build up a loyal following online (and offline!), then there’s no doubt that it is possible for anyone who wants
There are many ways that you can make money blogging, but we’ll focus on the three most common ones: affiliate marketing, selling your own products/services, and sponsored posts.
Take a look at our totally blogging guide, its a free course showing you how to get into the world of blogging.
5. Proofreading as a side hustle
Proofreading is a skill you can learn. It’s not something that everyone is good at, but if you dedicate enough time and effort to it, anyone can become a professional proof-reader.
- You can get paid to proofread. There are lots of companies looking for proof-readers online who’ll pay you for your work. If you’ve got some spare time on your hands and want to make some extra money from home, this could be the perfect side hustle for you! Proofreading jobs are available online or even in person (if you’re willing to go out into town).
- Proofreading is great because it’s flexible: no matter where in the world or when in life you are, you should be able to fit proofreading around your other daily tasks.
Here is a link to current proofreading jobs posted on freelancer – Proofreading Jobs for June 2022 | Freelancer
Influencer marketing is one of the fastest growing sectors of the digital economy. Influencers are people who have a large following on social media, and can promote products to their followers. You may know them as bloggers or vloggers, but they come in all shapes and sizes – from beauty experts with hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers, to food bloggers with tens of thousands on Pinterest.
One way to become an influencer is by starting your own blog, or joining an influencer network where you can build relationships with other like-minded individuals who have similar content. The latter has been proven to be more effective due to its ability to help connect brands with relevant creators – this means that if a brand wants someone who writes about cooking healthy meals without sugar then they can easily find you through your affiliation with an organization like this!
Check out our guide on becoming a social media influencer.
7. Side hustle as a freelancer on Fiverr.com
Fiverr is a website that allows you to sell your services in exchange for a £5 (or any other amount) payment. There are many different categories of side hustle on Fiverr, and the site’s search engine will help you find them lots of which will be described in this blog. Some examples include:
- Writing, Translation, Transcription
- Graphics Design (logos, banners, flyers)
- Web Design/Development
8. Website design
Website design is a great way to earn extra money from home. You can learn the skills needed and set up your own website in just a few weeks.
First of all, you’ll want to make sure that your skills are up to snuff and that you’ve got all the tools you need. You don’t even need a fancy computer or anything—just an internet connection, a computer that works well enough for what you need it for (i.e., not too old) and some basic design software like Illustrator or Photoshop.
Once you’ve learned how to build a website using HTML5 and CSS3 (the two main languages used by web designers), there are several ways that you can monetize it:
- Create ads on your site through Google AdSense or Facebook Ads Manager which pay per click or view respectively; then use analytics software such as Google Analytics so that you know where people are clicking so that they’re less likely to click on something else instead!
- Find clients to do freelance web design – You can build your own website and post job openings there, but if you’re just starting out it might be better to try finding clients through freelance sites like Upwork or Freelancer. Once they find you, then you can start designing their websites! It’s easy when they give clear instructions on what they want their site to look like (and even easier if they already have some mockups ready). But if there are no instructions or mockups available yet then here’s where.
9. Virtual assistant
Virtual assistant is a term for someone who provides administrative support to clients remotely. VA’s are usually hired by entrepreneurs, small businesses and bloggers. They can help with everything from bookkeeping to social media management and creative work.
Virtually every business will benefit from the services of a virtual assistant at some point in their life, so this may be a side hustle you can use all your working life! Why not get started now?
Look for clients who need your skills and take on projects for them. This can be done through freelance websites like Upwork, Fiverr, or Freelancer.com.
See this guide from the society of virtual assistants giving 10 tips to becoming a virtual assistant.
Here are some skills that would make you good at being a virtual assistant:
- Excellent written communication (e-mail writing, grammar)
- Attention to detail (time management)
- Computer literacy (Microsoft Office)
You can expect to make between £15 and £30 per hour as a virtual assistant. If you’re working for an individual client or small business owner, the fee will probably be closer to £15-20. If you’re working for someone who hires several assistants at once (like a large company), then your fee will be closer to £30 per hour.
Check out our full guide on becoming a virtual assistant here.
Online translation is a great option for people who want to side hustle from home and make money from the comfort of their own computer.
If you speak more than one language, you can translate between any major language online. If you’re interested in becoming an online translator, here are some tips on how to get started.
1) Register with a translation site: There are many websites that offer opportunities to become an online translator. Some of these sites are free while others require you to pay a fee for membership. Registration is quick and easy—just click on the link provided below.
2) Sign up for jobs: Once you’ve registered with a site, there will be jobs available for you to bid on. You’ll need to set up your account so that it shows up when employers search for translators who speak your language pair or skill set (example: English-Japanese). Then all you have to do is wait for clients to hire you!
3) Get paid!: Once an employer has hired you for a job and paid their fee, they will upload their text file into the system so that it’s ready for translation. You’ll receive instructions about how long it should take and what format it should be in before starting work on the project (usually by email).
11. Ethical Hacking as a side hustle
If you have a background in IT and enjoy solving puzzles, ethical hacking is a great way to make some extra cash.
As an ethical hacker, you’ll be hired by companies or individuals who want to find vulnerabilities in their systems. You won’t be breaking into these systems—your job is only to spot potential problems so they can be fixed before someone else does it for malicious purposes.
Because the work mostly comes from word-of-mouth recommendations, it helps if you have existing contacts within the industry. This could include people on LinkedIn or through Twitter groups like @ethicalhackinUK or @thehackerblogger (both are worth following). It’s also helpful if you’ve been able to hack into your own accounts without getting caught! Once you’ve built up your reputation with clients as someone who knows what they’re doing, word will travel fast and people will start hiring you for their jobs too!
You can see available ethical hacking jobs on Upwork here – Ethical Hacking Jobs | Upwork™
Side hustle transcription jobs are available on sites like Upwork and Fiverr, so it’s easy to get started.
Transcription is a great side hustle because it can be done from the comfort of your own home, while watching TV or listening to podcasts, which means you don’t need any extra equipment and can get paid for doing something you enjoy anyway!
The pay rate varies depending on the complexity of the audio that needs to be transcribed but it can range from £0.06 per word (for simple audio) up to £0.30 per word (for complex audio).
13. Write your own ebooks
Writing your own ebooks is a great side hustle to have because it can help you make money while doing something that you are passionate about.
To write an ebook, start off by researching the topic and make sure that there is enough interest in it. Good topics include things like how to make money online, how to lose weight, or even a fictional book about dragons! Once you have decided on what type of book you want to write, create an outline or storyboard of your work. This will help keep everything organized and easy for readers to follow along with as they read through each chapter in the book.
Once this has been done and finalized, it’s time for formatting! There are several free tools available online that allow authors like yourself (or anyone else who wants) format their own ebooks onto Amazon Kindle devices such as Kindles itself or even other products like Kobo readers which might not provide similar functionality themselves but still provide features such as PDF conversion when needed – although these are usually clunky compared
14. Create an e-course
If you are passionate about something, chances are other people will be too. This is the perfect opportunity to create an e-course teaching others about your expertise.
It’s important that the course is something that you can teach, so make sure it is something about which you have plenty of knowledge and experience. It’s also important that people would actually pay for the course, so make sure it is relevant to them and valuable information. If someone has recently lost their job or needs to side hustle from home, they may be eager for some extra income from home!
The best part about creating an e-course is that once it’s created, there’s no need for customer service or delivery; all you need to do is market your product online and sell it through sites such as Teachable (a platform specifically designed for creating webinars).
15. Survey sites
Survey sites are a great way to earn some extra cash, and if you’re not too picky about the type of side hustle, you can do it from home. The downside is that surveys are often short and frequent—they add up quickly, but don’t necessarily make for a full-time income. However, if you have time on your hands and want to make some extra money in the process (without leaving your sofa), these sites could be right up your alley!
The best survey sites are those that pay well per task (between 10p and £5) and offer regular opportunities to complete tasks. The amount of time it takes depends on how much they pay; obviously, higher paying surveys will take longer as they require more detailed responses. To find out which ones are worth signing up for, read our survey guide here!
16. Affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing is a great way to make some extra cash. It’s easy, flexible and makes you feel like you’re working for yourself.
The best part about affiliate marketing is that you don’t have to own any products or services in order to earn money from them. You simply sign up with an affiliate network (an organization whose business is connecting sellers with affiliates), then promote the products or services of other companies through your own website and social media channels. When someone buys something as a result of your recommendation, the company pays you a percentage of their sale — typically between 10%-50%.
What are the best sites for affiliate marketing? Here are some recommendations:
- Amazon Associates – Sign up through this program if you want to promote anything sold on Amazon (books, music, videos). The commissions aren’t huge but they can add up over time if you promote multiple products every day!
Check out the money shed forum thread about affiliate marketing – Other Earning Opportunity – Affiliate Marketing for websites | The Money Shed
17. Amazon FBA
Amazon FBA (Fulfilled By Amazon) is a service that allows you to sell your products on Amazon.
If you have an existing product, or if you want to create a new one, the first step is to find out if it’s eligible for Amazon FBA. You can enter your ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number) here and see if there are any restrictions preventing you from using this service. If not, then go ahead and get started!
The next step is to prepare your inventory so that it’s ready for shipping off to the warehouse. This process varies depending on what type of product it is: some require special packaging while others can be shipped in bags with little preparation needed beyond labeling them properly so they’re identifiable when received by staff members at the fulfillment center.
18. Create and sell digital products
- Create a course and sell it online. Courses are great because they can be sold over and over again, so you don’t have to worry about making a whole lot of money in one go.
- Sell writing services online. If you’re good at writing, people will pay for your expertise—and there’s no shortage of people willing to pay!
- Create and sell digital products on Amazon Seller Central or eBay Digital Marketplace. This is a great option if you have an established audience or following, as well as some expertise in the field that your product covers (think: “How To Lose Weight Fast!”).
19. Side hustle as an online tutor
Teaching online is a great way to make money from home. Whether you’re an expert in your field or just have some experience, you can tutor from the comfort of your own home.
There are many subjects that you can teach online, including:
- Maths, science and engineering (online tutoring for these subjects also tends to pay more than other subjects)
- English/writing skills
- Foreign languages (English-language speakers who know how to teach a foreign language are especially in demand)
See our guide for 3 different ways to become an online tutor.
20. Matched betting
- What is matched betting?
Matched betting is a way to make money from free bets you get from bookmakers. It involves placing bets with a bookmaker, then laying off the same bet at another bookmaker in order to profit from the difference in odds. For example, if a match has odds of 4/1 but you think it will lose, you can lay off that bet at somewhere like 8/1 with another bookmaker and make £100 on every £10 staked.
- How do I do matched betting?
There are various sites that will teach you how to do matched betting and give advice on which sites are best to use..
For example there is [add link here] who offer an online course where they will teach you everything they know about using these sites. You can also find lots of videos on Youtube or just google “how to use matched betting” or “how to do sportsbook arbitrage” etc., but be careful as there are some dodgy ones out there!
21. Data entry as a side hustle
Data entry is one of the best ways to make money from home, especially if you have a laptop and a good internet connection. There are numerous companies that offer data entry jobs.
You can find these companies by searching Google for “data entry” or by visiting freelancer websites like Upwork, Freelancer.com or Fiverr (where you can write articles for £5 each).
The best way to find clients is through networking – tell everyone you know about what you do and ask them if they know anyone who needs this service!
22. Rent your parking space
To rent out your parking space, you can set up a listing on sites like JustPark.
If you have an electric car, you can also list your charging location on CoCharger.
You should take some precautions to protect yourself when renting out your parking space. Make sure to include a description of where the space is located and whether it’s covered or not; include pictures of the area so potential clients can see what they’re getting into; mention any restrictions (e.g., no overnight sleeping); and make sure to get permission from management if there are any rules regarding subletting or leasing spaces out in general.
Also make sure that you’re only renting out one parking space at a time—and no more than one person per rental! Additionally, try not to let tenants park their cars for more than two weeks at a time; otherwise, you might find yourself having trouble with management because they don’t want someone monopolizing all available spots for long periods with excessive rentals!
23. Website and app testing
Website and app testing is a cool way to make some extra cash while helping companies fix problems with their sites and apps, or just check that they’re running smoothly. It’s a lot like beta testing—you’ll try out new products and give your opinions about them.
You can get started in this line of work by using sites like UserTesting, where you’ll sign up for tests that pay between £5-20 per test depending on how long it is (usually around 15 minutes). Once you’ve been accepted into the program, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of tests created by other users who want feedback on their projects.
You definitely don’t need any special skills or training—just be sure to read each project description carefully before signing up for anything! Some companies just want general feedback about how easy it was to use their product or service; others might have specific questions they’d like answered during your time spent with their site/app.”
24. Selling stock photos
You can earn money by selling your photos online.
The good news is that stock photos are not copyrighted, so you don’t have to worry about someone stealing them and using them as their own (which is something that happens a lot). Stock photography is also becoming increasingly popular, which means there’s a lot of demand for high quality images. Sites like Shutterstock allow you to upload your own photo collections and receive payments once someone purchases an image from your collection. This makes it easy for anyone to sell stock photos without having to deal with the hassle of actually taking pictures themselves!
Head over to Shutter stock to start selling stock photos today.
25. Rent your car as a side hustle
If you have a car that’s just sitting in the garage, why not rent it out and make some extra cash?
You can rent your car for a day or even a week, which is great if you need to make some extra money on short notice. If you have an old banger that needs to get run into the ground, this may be the best option for you (but maybe don’t tell that to your insurance company).
Check out Hiyacar, where you can make up to £650 per month renting out your unused car.
To wrap up our side hustle list, we’d like to leave you with some parting words of wisdom. First of all, we sincerely hope that you found something in this list that fits your needs and interests, so that you can begin earning money from home immediately. At the same time, it’s important not to jump into a side hustle without doing your research first. Pick an area that you have experience or knowledge in.
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