The Easy Way to Ride Out Tough Times

Life is more expensive lately, and many of us are feeling the squeeze. We can all economize to a certain extent, but you can only cut so much, and sometimes the only answer is to make more money. 

Thus, the side hustle. While nobody wants to work a whole ‘nother job, here’s a selection of opportunities that are easy and profitable enough that you won’t have to exhaust yourself every day for a few extra pennies. You won’t get rich doing them, but they can help keep you afloat. Happy hustling! 

Hobby Hustles 

Do you know how to do, make, or teach anything? Do you think anyone would give you money to do it? It’s worth a shot! And it doesn’t have to be a big deal; start by letting people in your social circles know about your hobby, and tell them you’d be happy to knit them a scarf/teach them the bagpipes/tie their fishing lures for a reasonable price. The best part is that you can get paid to do what you would have done anyway. 

Pet Sitting 

Are you an animal lover? Could you use a little exercise? Of course. Why not get paid for it as a dog walker or pet sitter? There’s loads of sites to check out, but here is one to get you started:

Transcription Services 

There’s a big need in the legal, medical and entertainment fields for transcription, turning audio content into text, and there are many companies to work with online a few hours per week. just requires a quick test to get started. 

Teaching English Online 

English is still the language of global business and culture, and there are many platforms that connect English speakers, with and without degrees, to students in other countries. VIPKid is one such service, connecting teachers and students with flexible schedules and attractive pay rates. 

Freelance Sites 

Sites like Upwork, Taskrabbit and Fiverr allow you to find the customers for your skills. Choose the jobs you want to do, pick your own rates, and make your freelance business fit your lifestyle. 

Certified Financial Trainer

One of the most lucrative ways to earn money on the side is to start your own business, but it can also be one of the most expensive and riskiest. There are a number of ways to buy a business or buy business training that can make the entire prospect easier, but there’s still a chance that you’ll never even get that first customer. 

Well, that is unless you join The CFT School by The Financial Gym (#shamelessplug). If you’re interested in personal finance and coaching people, our newest offering could be exactly what you’re looking for. The great thing about The CFT School is that not only do we give you the training you need to guide clients through their own personal financial fitness journey, but we also literally seed you with your first clients just weeks after you get started. If you have ever thought about starting your own business and you love to geek out on personal finance, you may have just found your new calling. 

P.S. This program is so packed full of value and backend resources and human support that we’re having to increase the price in September 2022. If this even sound a little bit interesting to you, click here to get more info now.

Final Thoughts

There are lots of side hustle options out there (as evidenced by this Reddit thread). The basic principle of side hustling is that whatever you know how to do, whatever you enjoy, there’s someone out there who would just as soon pay you to do it. Think about your skills and interests, decide what your time is really worth, then get busy finding your customers. They’re out there, I promise you. 

The Easy Way to Ride Out Tough Times is written by Bevin Morgan, A Certified Financial Trainer for

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