There has been a real growth in the number of people looking to make a side income, or additional income to their traditional 9-5 job. The recent pandemic and orders to stay at home have only fuelled this further. More and more people have found ways to develop their side earner into their full-time job and income, realising their dream. Here are some side hustles that can prove fruitful when seeking to make money outside of the typical 9-5 job. 

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Start an Etsy shop

Etsy is an online selling platform for homemade goods and crafts that has grown considerably over the last five years. It allows individuals to sell their homemade candles, prints or jewellery to a wider audience. It is a way of getting your hobby and labour of love out on the market for the world to see. Not to mention the potential to turn a profit. There is nothing stopping you from graduating from Etsy and selling your goods from your own online platform or website once the demand is there. 

Buy a second property

Builders, developers and landlords have been making money from properties for decades. Property investment can prove incredibly lucrative for both short and long term financial gains.  If you have the means you could buy a second property for the purpose of renovation, to then re-sell at a profit or let it to tenants for an ongoing sum. 


With all the time children have had off of school in the last 12 months, there has never been a better opportunity to get involved in tutoring, the demand is certainly there. Tutoring can be face-to-face or online via Skype or Zoom. Opting for online tutoring will open up your potential marketplace and in turn, increase your potential earnings. So if you have the qualifications or skill set to teach others then tutoring certainly offers up a viable option. 


Freelance work can prove to be very beneficial as it allows you to work flexibly. You could use online resources such as Upwork to pick and choose work projects that suit you as and when you need them. What is more, the type of work you can undertake can vary dramatically. You might be able to offer freelance writing services, translation services or editing for example. If you have a skill set and the time then looking into the different freelancing services can turn into a lucrative side hustle. 

Start a blog 

A blog still remains one of the best side hustles in terms of flexibility and commitment. You can work on it from home as little or as often as you wish. That said the more you put into it the more you will get out of it. It may not start out as a huge earner but it will provide you with a space to express your creativity and share content that you enjoy. As time goes by and the more experience you gain there will be money to be made from blogging, be it by advertising, affiliate links or sponsored content.