Here's how beginners can run a $500/m side hustle by spending $0:
Idea 1: Freelancing
Get paid for projects.
You can work on an existing skill such as writing, coding, or virtual assistance.
Or build a new skill. Some skills that are high in demand are video editing, animation, graphic designing, copywriting, website development, etc.
- Go to Upwork
- Look for verified clients
- Submit proposals
This is what I did :)
It's easier to have 2 clients paying $250/m and one client paying $500. Okay, as a beginner start with 5 $100 gigs. But definitely not 10 $50 gigs.
Play value, not volume. Keep working on your skills so you can get paid higher.
Idea 2: Freebies
Go to Gumroad. Upload a freebie. This can be a:
- email course
- short video course
Open 'pay what you want' option. Plug in this freebie under your work (articles, socials, etc).
Idea 3: Consultation
Imagine taking one call a week and making $500. That's what happens when you charge $125 per call.
- what questions do people ask you most often?
- how can you help others with your expertise?
Create an offering around it.
Idea 4: Products
This is more helpful when you already have an audience. But hey, let me mention it anyway.
You can sell:
- Lightroom presets
- notion templates
- paid newsletters
You can make money from pretty much anything.
I know this can be overwhelming, so my final advice would be to take the first step TODAY.
Pick a skill. Do this on the side, and keep polishing it.
Do this consistently for 12 months and your future self will thank you for it.
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