Side Hustles, a term all millennial’s should know and be participating in if you are being savvy. The Savvy Couple has always had a side hustle on top of our full-time jobs. Side hustles are a way to fulfill a passion, work on a hobby or bring in extra cash by helping others. True wealth and freedom come from having multiple sources of income, sides hustles are perfect for this! Get hustling!
When I was in college, I started taking surveys online to earn any extra cash that I could. Even though I didn’t end up making a lot of money taking them I found it to be fun. As my families main shopper, many of the surveys I took were geared toward to the purchases that I made at the grocery store. I also have a history of watching a lot of TV. Many who know me, know this secret of mine. However, it came in handy because I took a lot of surveys on the shows as well. The best part about taking surveys was getting free products to try out before they entered stores and I offered my feedback. The picture right is of my current account on e-Rewards to show that you can make money. Check out our complete review of 20+ survey sites that can make you extra income today.
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Kelan started learning about e-commerce at the age of 14 when his parents told him to get a job. He started off by selling anything and everything around the house. His parents soon caught on as things started to disappear. He then started going to garage sales and finding items he could flip for easy cash. Video games, electronics, tools to give a few examples.
In college, Kelan had a full on e-commerce business making on average $50,000 a year in revenue. His profit margins were between 10-20%, not bad for a college side hustle. Some of the easiest e-commerce platforms to use are listed below. E-commerce is blowing up right now, take advantage!
eBay — http://www.ebay.com/
Amazon — https://www.amazon.com/
Craigslist — craigslist.org
Etsy – https://www.etsy.com/
Shopify — shopify.com
Direct Sales Representative
I had two side hustles through college and started her career as a teacher. One of the side hustles was an Avon Independent Sales Representative. I was an Avon Rep. for nine years and through this hustle, I was not only able to get beauty products for free but supply myself with coffee money every week. The coffee money motivated me to write 5 easy ways to save money on a weekly basis. Here are other side hustles that you can start today for a small investment that could truly pay off.
Mary Kay — https://www.marykay.com/
Thirty-One — http://www.thirtyonegifts.com/
Tupperware — https://www.tupperware.com/join-us
Pampered Chef — https://www.pamperedchef.com/be-a-consultant
Younique — https://www.youniqueproducts.com/
PartyLite — http://www.partylite.com/regional/home
Premier Jewelry — https://www.premierdesigns.com/ourjewelry.html
Lia Sophia — https://www.liasophia.com/
Paparazzi Jewelry — https://paparazziaccessories.com/
Jamberry — https://www.jamberry.com/us/en/join
Stella and Dot — https://www.stelladot.com/
Scentsy — https://scentsy.com/
Team Beachbody — http://www.teambeachbody.com/en_US/
Wildtree — http://www.wildtree.com/
Tastefully Simple — https://www.tastefullysimple.com/
Advocare — https://www.advocare.com/
Stampin’ Up! — http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/catalogs
Perfectly Posh — https://www.perfectlyposh.com/p/
Neither of us has much experience on freelance work, although in 2017 we do want to start making it a priority. Freelancing is a great way to offer your expertise, experience, and education to others. It can be part time, full time, temporary and all the above. Freelancing offers a lot of freedom! If you have experience in content writing, SEO, social media management, data entry, virtual assistant, editing, marketing, etc then freelancing could be a great side hustle for you.
People Per Hour — https://www.peopleperhour.com/
Freelancer — https://www.freelancer.com/
99designs — https://99designs.com/
Fiverr — https://www.fiverr.com/
Do you have a large following on one or many of your social media accounts? If you do I hope you know you can make money off of it! You are considered an influencer, and people are willing to pay a pretty penny to promote their accounts. Leverage your following to others looking to build their following. Get paid for each “shout out” and promotion of their content. Some of the best influencers make a living off running their social media accounts.
Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/
Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/
Pinterest — https://www.pinterest.com/
Linkedin — https://www.linkedin.com/
Twitter — https://twitter.com/
Youtube — https://www.youtube.com/
Snapchat — https://www.snapchat.com/
Saving the best for last, blogging. Since we started blogging we have become obsessed with providing awesome content for our readers. If you have a passion and knowledge about a subject consider sharing it through a blog. Some bloggers are making a full time living off blogging alone, were talking six figure income too. We have a huge passion for personal finance and living frugal and free. Too many millennials are stuck in jobs they hate, paying off student loans they are stuck with. Start a blog, it could change your life! We have listed our favorite hosting sites below to get you started on your own blog. Click here to read our step by step tutorial on how to start a WordPress blog on Bluehost.
WordPress — https://wordpress.com/
Wix — http://www.wix.com/
Ipage — https://www.ipage.com/
Blue Host — https://www.bluehost.com/
Host Gator — https://www.hostgator.com/
E Host — https://www.ehost.com/
Final thoughts on side hustles
With the invention of the internet, our options are endless! If you have a desire to live frugal and free a side hustle is a must. I was able to get out of college almost debt free with my e-commerce business side hustle. Find your passion and pursue it hard! Don’t forget to sign up for our weekly newsletter to never miss out on some Savvy Advice.
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