In today’s article, I’ve got six side hustles that you can do from the comfort of your home that could potentially even replace your day job. Now, the first side hustle is going to be pretty small compared to some of the others on the list, but it’s worth putting on the list because anybody can do it. Plus, it’s an easy way to make money. The first side hustle on the list is a website called
Rev is an online Marketplace for remote work consisting of transcription Services, captioning, subtitles, and translation services. Clients upload audio and video files to the site which will then be sent to Freelancers for transcribing, captioning, and translating.
Basically, the way it works though is you sign up as a freelancer on the website by going to rev.com/freelancers. Once you’re on the page, you’ll see a form, fill out your information, choose what position you’re interested in, and hit next. You’ll land on a page which will show you how much on average you can earn with rev, and obviously the more often you use rev, the more money you’ll make.
The trick here though with rev is that you can’t expect to start making several hundred dollars per day when you first get started. Even if you are a great translator, typist, or whatever, rev is designed to slowly give you access to more jobs the longer you’re on the platform. And so for that reason, if you want the side hustle to actually be worth it, you have to be willing to stick with it for some time.
How Much You Can Make
On average though Freelancers on rev can make anywhere from $200 per day to $500 per day depending on how long you’ve been on the platform, and how much experience you have overall. It’s definitely not the best side hustle on this list but it has a very low barrier of Entry which means that anybody can start doing it and making money almost immediately. For that reason, I’m gonna give it a 3 out of 10. There are much more impressive side hustles coming up.
5. RENTING CAR
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way that we work forever, and for a lot of people, this means that you’re now working from home. With that, I would imagine that many of you don’t even use your cars as much anymore. Websites like Turo and Getaround will let you turn your car into a full-time passive income stream by allowing you to rent it out.
To get started with Getaround you can just go to getaround.com or you can also so download the app on your phone. If you’re on a laptop or desktop computer, you would just hover your mouse over the profile icon, and then click on share your car. If you’re on your phone you would tap on the little hamburger icon and then tap on share your car. From there you’ll just go through the application process where Getaround will ask you various questions about your car and this process will basically be the exact same for Turo.
Now, it’s worth mentioning here that Getaround is not going to let you rent out a car that’s older than the model year 2007. And so unfortunately your 1998 Honda Accord that’s been sitting vacant in your driveway for the past five years won’t qualify, but your 2007 Honda Accord that’s been sitting vacant in your driveway for the past five years can qualify. And Turo has slightly similar requirements.
Your car can’t be older than 25 years, and special considerations are made for cars that are older than 12 years but less than 25 years old. For example, if you have a 2007 Honda Accord that’s about 15 years old, that car can be listed on Turo but there will be additional questions and verification that have to be made about the car and you’ll likely have to verify that the car is in proper mechanical and physical condition.
How Much You Can Make
In terms of how much money you can make renting out your car, it all depends on the type of car that you have. For example, using Turo’s earning calculator you can see that if your car is worth between $10,000 and $30,000 you can make anywhere from a few thousand to $15,000 plus per year depending on your car. And how much you make will also depend on how much you’re willing to rent the car out.
Overall though I think it’s a great side hustle that you can do to make some good passive income, and for that reason, I’m giving it a 4 out of 10 on the money scale.
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4. SQUARESPACE TEMPLATES
This next one is a side hustle that I’ve talked about in a previous article. The actual side hustle as you’ve already seen is selling website templates on Etsy. The way that I explained this side hustle in the past though is that you would use a WordPress page builder plugin like Elementor and build Elementor templates that people buy specifically to use for the Elementor plugin.
But in this article, we’ll talk about a more lucrative template that has more potential to earn you more money, and that is Squarespace templates. If you go to Etsy.com and you type in elementary templates into the search bar, sure you’ll see a lot of templates pop up. Most of them are priced moderately low and based on the number of reviews they probably aren’t selling too well.
However, if you instead type in Squarespace template, the results are much more exciting. Not only are all the Squarespace templates priced way higher than the Elementor templates, but they’re also selling a lot better now. I already know what you’re thinking “Prince, I don’t know how to build Squarespace templates and so I can’t do this side hustle. And even if I did know how to make Squarespace templates, I wouldn’t know how to sell them”
How to Start This Side Hustle
here’s exactly how you start this side hustle and how much you can potentially make from it. The first thing that you’ll obviously want to do is sign up for a Squarespace account, and you’ll do this by going to squarespace.com, and then clicking on the button at the top of the website that says get started. You’ll then land on a page full of templates and you’ll choose any of the templates. Just click on any of them and click on start with. When you click, it’s going to bring you to a page that will then prompt you to create an account.
Once your account is created, it’s going to kick you back to the template page. Select a new template and you’ll see that it brings you to the actual website once you do that. And so you can name the site and then begin designing.
Now, the point here is not to just copy the same exact template that Squarespace gives you and sell that, I don’t even think that’s legal. What you’re doing is just using the template as sort of a base starting point instead of a completely blank page, which by the way you can do if you want. You at least have some existing images, text, and overall layouts to work with to design your own unique template.
How to Sell Your Template on Etsy
But anyways, once your template is actually built how do you go about selling it on Etsy? Well, what you’ll notice on other Etsy shops that are also selling Squarespace templates is that they all have an option that says “please include the email address you’d like to receive the template”. That’s because to actually sell templates on Squarespace, you would have to first go to your custom template, click on settings, then click on permissions, and then invite contributors.
When someone buys your Squarespace template on Etsy, they would include their email and you would enter their email into the field that says email. And of course, make sure to turn on the administrator button to give them full access to their new website.
Then on the buyer’s end, they would receive an email from Squarespace, and when the buyer hits the accept invitation button from the email, that buyer who just bought the template from you on Etsy will then show up on the contributor’s list. At this point, you can click on the button that says transfer ownership to transfer the entire Squarespace site to them. It’s that easy.
Duplicating Your Site
Now it’s worth mentioning that every single time you sell a Squarespace template on Etsy, you’ll want to be sure that you duplicate your custom template before you transfer the ownership. For example, imagine that you have built your custom template, if you just click on settings, then went to the permissions, and then transferred the ownership, you would be transferring your original template.
This means once the buyer confirms the transfer, you’ll lose access to it, and obviously, that’s bad. The point is that you just make the template once, and then you can sell it an infinite amount of times without actually having to go back and recreate the template every single time it sells.
To prevent this, every time one of your templates sold on Etsy, you would click on the three dots in the box on your dashboard, then click on duplicate website. After that, you would go into the duplicated website and then go through the process of transferring the ownership. When the ownership is transferred, you’ll still have access to your original template that you can just continue duplicating over and over again every time it sells.
Does all that make sense though? I know this can be pretty overwhelming and so if you guys are interested in me writing a full step-by-step guide on how exactly to do this, then let me know. Drop a comment down below saying “yes Prince, I would love a full step-by-step guide on how to sell Squarespace templates on Etsy”
How Much Money You Can Make
now in terms of how much money you can make selling Squarespace templates on Etsy, I know you’re not going to like this answer but it’s the truth. Really the sky’s the limit with how much you can earn. If you take this seriously, then there is no reason that you can’t make $100,000 plus per year, with much of that being passive income. Because remember you’re only making the template once, and then you’re selling it for an infinite amount of time. But you have to be willing to learn and take it seriously.
And if you can do this, then I’m going to be square with you and tell you that this side hustle can truly transform your life. For that reason, I’m gonna give this side hustle a 6 out of 10 on the money scale. And if this one as good as it is is only a 6 out of 10, then wait until you see the top three on the list..
3. REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY
I’m not joking when I tell you that this next side hustle can earn you a lot of money. I mean we’re talking several hundred dollars in less than just a couple of hours per day. So the side hustle as you’ve already seen is real estate photography, and before you skip ahead and say you know what I can’t do this I don’t have any experience with photography just hear me out.
Real estate photography is exactly what it sounds like. Taking pictures of real estate typically for real estate agents, house flippers, and potentially even landlords. And the point of real estate photography is to make real estate look as interesting as possible. And so everything from your camera angles, the lenses that you use, and the lighting will affect how a potential home buyer sees the home.
The goal is to show the interior and exterior of a home in the best possible way. Although this will take a little bit of practice, anybody can learn it by just watching YouTube videos. And the best part is because phones have such great cameras nowadays, you can even start doing this with just your phone, and potentially some type of cheap phone stabilizer just to help your shots look more fluid and professional.
How to Get Started
Now I know a big question here is going to be “well, how exactly do I even get started with this?” The first step is if you don’t have any experience, you’re going to want to get some experience. For starters, there are a ton of free videos on YouTube going over everything you would need to know about real estate photography. And even just spending some time watching these types of videos will give you a ton of knowledge and understanding, and then you just practice.
You either shoot real estate photography using your own home, a friend, or a relative’s home and just spend a week or two just really practicing your craft. And maybe go and shoot three to five different homes and include those shoots in your portfolio. Because then what you’re going to do is you’re going to start sending your portfolio to different real estate agents.
You can easily find real estate agents on different Facebook groups or just by simply cold calling or cold emailing their offices. Most real estate agents are desperately in need of good reliable and consistent Real Estate photographers that they can use for every single one of their homes. Once you make a good first impression with one or two different clients, they’ll start referring you to other real estate agents and your business will continue to expand massively.
How Much You Can Make
Now how much money you can make doing this is going to depend on if you’re doing commercial real estate photography or residential. With residential real estate photography, you can make on average between $150 and $300 per hour. This means just one session lasting a couple of hours could earn you between $300 and $800.
Commercial real estate photography will require a little bit more scale but it will also pay you significantly more money. On average Commercial Real Estate photographers can earn between $400 to $500 dollars per hour. This means that one session can earn you between $800 and $2,000, and this is just one property for a couple of hours on one day. Imagine for a second how much money you would make if you were doing multiple properties in one day.
There’s no question about it, real estate photography is a real side hustle that can pay really good money. And for that reason, I’m giving it a 7 out of 10 on the money scale.
2. Selling Used Books
There’s a reason that Jeff Bezos started Amazon.com and only sold books at the beginning. Used books are dirt cheap, you can buy used books at thrift stores and garage sales for literally Pennies on the dollar. And so they’re super cheap, you can buy them in bulk, they’re easy to ship because it’s just a little square block, and books are Timeless.
Jeff Bezos knew all of this which is why he started building his Empire with books. Now of course he eventually expanded but that doesn’t mean that this business model is dead, it’s still very alive and well, and there are people making as much as $17,000 or more every month just from selling used books online.
How to Get Started
Getting started is super simple, here’s exactly how it works. The first key is to not just guess. You’re not just going out to thrift stores and to garage sales and buying hundreds of different random books hoping that some of them will be valuable. No, the first thing you’ll want to do is sign up for a free Amazon Seller Central account, and then from your phone download the actual Amazon Seller Central app. Once your account is approved, it’s time for business.
You’re going to go out to thrift stores like Goodwill or anything local that you have, garage sales on Facebook Marketplace, and anywhere that people sell used things. Go there and start scanning every single book that you see with your Amazon seller app. Every single book unless the binding has been ripped off, the cover has been ripped off, or the jacket has been taken off. Because if you take the jacket off the book then it’s just a blank book, there’s nothing on it.
Unless the binding or the cover has been ripped off or the jacket’s been taken off, every book will have a barcode that when you scan it using your Amazon seller app is going to show you exactly how much that book is selling for on Amazon.
And so you’re at Goodwill or a local garage sale or whatever, and they’re literally selling books for pennies on the dollar. You scan a book and that book is selling for $50 on Amazon, and yet you can buy that book for 50 cents at Goodwill. Or perhaps you just go to Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist, people are giving away boxes of books for free. You just repeat this process over and over again.
How Much You Can Make
If you’re selling hundreds of books per month then I’ll just kind of let you imagine how much profit you can make. For many people, doing this side hustle can earn you an additional $3,000 to $10,000 per month. And if you really grind it and you even did this full time, perhaps you quit your job and you just did this full time, there’s no reason that you can’t earn between $15,000 and $20,000 per month or more depending on how well you scale the side hustle.
Listen, I get it, books can be pretty boring but that’s exactly why this side hustle is such a Hidden Gem. Even if everyone reading this went out and started doing this side hustle, there are so many books in the world and there’s such a high demand for books that you could still easily earn five figures or more per month doing it. For that reason, I’m giving this an 8 out of 10 on the money scale.
Chances are you’ve probably heard of this last side hustle, and that’s because it is a very popular side hustle that a lot of people start and end up going full-time with. Drop Shipping is a type of online retail business where a seller sets up a website and sells products that the seller doesn’t actually keep in stock. This side hustle requires virtually zero upfront Capital because you don’t have to spend any money on products unless you’ve made a sale first, and a customer has already paid you.
It’s also very easy to start and has extremely low overhead because you can start doing it by yourself from your bedroom using your phone or computer. Let me give you an example of what Drop Shipping looks like, okay so just recently I was looking for a new keyboard and I stumbled on a keyboard from a website. The original price is $220, but it’s supposedly on sale for $175. What a bargain.
However, after doing some research I discovered that this exact same keyboard was being sold on the Chinese wholesaling website Alibaba.com not for $220 or not even for the sale price or for $175. This keyboard was being sold for $30 which is how much money I ended up paying for my new keyboard. The exact same lamp from that Drop Shipping website, and 16 people who bought this lamp for $175 paid $145 extra for this product, assuming that they bought it on sale. If they bought it for the full price of $220, then they paid $190 extra for this same exact keyboard that I paid $30 dollars for.
This keyboard is a perfect example of Drop Shipping. You see, I can almost guarantee you that every single product being sold on drop shipping websites can be bought directly from Alibaba at a fraction of the price. But because they set up their website to look professional, and they’re able to market the items in such a way to make them look more luxurious and more valuable than what they actually are, they’re able to sell items at extremely marked-up prices.
The best part is that there’s virtually zero risk because the drop shipping website isn’t holding on to any inventory. I mean they probably don’t even have an official office space, it’s likely just one person in their bedroom running this entire website from their computer. And when someone orders any product, the person in charge of this website goes to alibaba.com or a website like AliExpress and buys the product and has it shipped directly to the customer. They never once through the entire process even touched the inventory.
This right here is an extremely scalable side hustle that can easily turn into a multi-million dollar business, and if I had to guess there are probably tens of thousands of people doing this side hustle successfully and so why can’t you? This link will take you to a Shopify guy that will walk you through step by step how exactly to start Drop Shipping. If this is something that sounds interesting to you, It’s worth first learning more about it to see if you’ll actually want to do it.
How Much You Can Make
In terms of how much money you can make doing this side hustle, again it really depends. If you’re only doing it part-time for just a couple of hours per week, then it’s not unusual to make between $1,000 and $5,000 per month doing it. But if you stick with it long-term and you actually work on scaling it, then there is no reason that you can’t turn this side hustle into a six-figure or even seven-figure per year business.
And because this side hustle is so easy to start and quite literally anybody can do it and scale it into a seven-figure business, I’m gonna give this a solid 10 out of 10 on the money scale. You guys are amazing and I hope that you have a beautiful rest of your day or night. Peace and Happy Hustling!