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There’s never enough money, right? We could all always do with a little bit extra here and there; supplementing our income in the most cost-effective ways possible. Although there is the option to cut back on a few essentials in order to save enough money at the end of the month, there’s also the option of implementing a side business idea or two to improve your skills and add some capital to your bank account.
Keep the following 10 side business ideas in mind to wisely supplement your monthly income:
1. Social media manager
Are you currently active in digital marketing? If so, you may be familiar with the most recent digital marketing trends; making this particular side business idea quite easy for you to participate in. The hard part is getting the clients. They usually come with referrals, so be sure to do deliver a great service to your current clients.
With so many children and adults needing extra classes in order to pass a certain subject, you may the perfect tutor if you’re currently studying to be a teacher or did quite well in a particular subject whilst in high school. Alternatively, you can also offer your services on WyzAnt – joining the largest network of experienced tutors.
3. Freelance writer
Whether you choose to be a ghostwriter or write keyword-specific articles for blogs under your name, joining the freelance writing world is quite easy once you have your foot in the door. You have to be prepared to start at the bottom, earning R30 – R50 per assignment (depending on the currency and location of the client). However, the more experienced you get and the more writing examples you have out there, the more you’re able to charge per article.
4. Web developer/designer
Do you have a knack for all things website related? Perhaps you’re quite creative and have experience designing a website or two? Why not freelance your web developing/designer skills out to those in need by advertising your skills on Upwork or by creating your own Facebook business page for advertising purposes.
5. Logo designer
Logo designing is quite in at the moment. Let’s face it, when starting a new business, you’re going to need some sort of inexpensive logo; designed by a professional such as you (if you have logo designing talents.
Very few can resist a sweet, icing-covered cupcake or two. So why not be the one to provide this particular side business idea? Be sure to create your own Facebook business page in order to post photos of recent orders of fun projects; boosting a few of those posts in order to create engagements and possible sales.
7. Senior’s personal assistant
Are you good with running errands? Many retired individuals need help grocery shopping; whether it’s simply driving them to the grocery store or helping them with selecting chosen items on their shopping list. Not only would you be lending a helping hand to those in need, you can also make a little bit of money on the sideline.
8. Babysitting/pet sitting
Babysitting is a great way of collecting your hours for Au Pairing overseas. Depending on the agency, you’re going to need a certain amount of hours to qualify for the programme, so why not make a little bit of extra money in your spare time looking after children? Alternatively, you can also offer pet sitting services if you’re a pet lover.
9. Human billboard
Sound interesting? The actual job isn’t, but some businesses need that kind of advertising to boost their business. So if you’re not shy and don’t mind walking around with a billboard around your neck, give it a try. You have nothing to lose but your dignity.
10. Moving service
Who enjoys moving? No one! Which is why it’s perfect for individuals who would pay for you to move their furniture for them. If you’re in possession of ‘bakkie’ and feel strong enough to spend a few hours on a Saturday helping people move, then you could walk away with a few hundred bucks for only a few hours of work.
Have any other suggestions? We’d love to hear about some of the extramural activities you’ve had to venture on to supplement your income.
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