Hi, I'm Adam Powell
Entrpreneur, web developer, blogger & creater of live smart UK
Side hustles have been around in the US for years and are becoming more and more common in the UK, with 1 in 5 brits taking up a second job in the Gig Economy. Gig's are where you use an existing skill that you already have or learning a new one then use it to create a second or third income stream ontop of your 9-5 day job.
Its a hobby that makes you money it should be something that you enjoy and are passionate about, it could even turn into a full time career. If you create a passive income you can make money 24/7.
Online side hustles examples are selling your things on ebay or getting paid to fill in surveys, teaching english online or publishing your own ebook you can even earn unto £140 per hour answering questions.
Offline hustles can include car valeting, dog walking, food delivery, uber driver, Fixing mobile phone screen the options are literally endless!
I was as making good money as a hairstylist it covered the essential bills and a car loan. but there was nothing left at the end of the month for luxuries like holidays or nights out .
So I put my passion for crafts to work and now sell items on my Etsy shop plus I do craft fairs. Its not only fun but it has earned me an extra £6000 on top of my regular wage last year.
Full time mummy, part time stylist.
You will notice it says "Passive" next to some of the side hustle ideas. This means that the idea will make you money 24/7 while you sleep. Its considred to be the best form of income as its reacurring. take these two examples to better explain.
Which source of income sounds best to you?
Get paid upto £140 per hour for participating in online research studies that are tailored to your strengths. Super simple free sign up process connect via your linkedln or facebook profile so that Respondent can verify your data.
They will then match you with suitable research studies that you can to choose and participate in. You complete the study in a time to suit you. You will automatically get paid afterwards via PayPal "real money"
I was sceptical when I first heard about the high payments Respondent were offering but after a quick search online I found the reviews are great so I joined. Some studies are short only 15 mins but some are 3 hours, so I guess on average its £140 an hour. For me its just so convenient to work on an evening when the kids are in bed. If you’ve got wifi and a mobile device I can highly recommend Respondent as a side hustle idea.
CEO of Incorp
Extra income via Respondent refer a friend scheme. If you know someone who would be suited to a specific study you can send them a referral link via Facebook, Linkdln, email or anywhere online. Once they have completed the survey you will receive a £50 referral bonus via PayPal. Easy money....
Smartphone check, a house full of valuable items “it's not junk” check then boom we're in business. One of our favourite side hustle ideas.
It's as simple as that download the eBay app here Android, IOS. Clean your items to take a decent picture. Log onto the app and it guides you through the process it even lets you know what similar items have sold for, which is awesome if you don’t have time to research it your self. The great thing about eBay is its worldwide audience we have sold items to Japan, USA, Mexico anywhere you can think of.
You can list your item as an Auction on which people bid with a starting price of your choice you can also add a reserve price so the item will not sell for less than the required amount. The auction will usually run between 1 and 7 days.
Another selling option is to add a Buy it now price.
Let's have an example say you've listed a bike as an auction starting price 0.99 you can add a reserve price of £20 the lowest price you will take. You can also add a Buy it now price of £35 a price that you will be happy to receive.
This is a great way to make fast money it’s got us out of so many financial scrapes in the past. I bet from were your sitting now reading this article you can see £100s pounds worth of gear you haven’t used for months! sell it now. You will earn money and de-clutter your home in the process. Payments are made via PayPal online or cash in hand for collection in person.
Best selling Ebay items 2020
Anyone can make money on Ebay but not every one can maximise profit. Every item you sell can easily have value added with a few simple steps that we can guide you through.
Check out our guide: Ebay selling tips and tricks for maximum profits.
Facebook offer a local sales page called facebook market place which is more area specific than Ebay. Say you live in York you would search for “Iphones for sale in york” then this would find you a list of those items within a pre-determined range of your location say 5-50 miles or as far as your willing to travel.
One major benefit of FB market places is that it’s free to list items where as on ebay selling fees can mount up. The same Ebay selling tips apply i.e take good pictures more is better and write a detailed description make sure you answer any questions promptly.
Another super easy way to sell items locally is Gumtree anything from washing machines to caravans and everything in-between. Download the App Android, IOS. Shpock is the new kid on the block and great Ebay alternative.
Mazuma is the fastest way to sell unwanted "any brand" mobile phones, ipads and smartwatches. It's simple 5 minutes free sign up process then all you have to do is pick your device from this list or enter your IMEI number on the back of the device for an instant valuation. If you're happy to proceed you will be sent a free DPD bag in which to place your item, there's no charge for postage and payment will be made the day Mazuma receive the item. Simple.
Always shop around to get best price for your items. We reviewed the top tech buying companies in the UK to see who offers the best price for your items check out the review below.
Who pays the best price my Tech ?
House full of stuff you don't use but can't face selling it! rent it out on Fatllama for real money. You can earn up to £8000 per month renting out your stuff when it's not in use. Think about it how often are you using your lawnmower of power tools a month maybe a couple of hours maybe less, so 99% of the time there just sat in the shed when you could be pimping them out.
Drones, camera equipment and electric bikes seem to fetch a good price per day.
This is passive income at its best. Check out the Fatllama leader board its shows you the highest earners for the last 30 days some people are earning a full-time wage. Sign up is free and theres a £10 bonus friends referral scheme. download the App Android, IOS
A lot of people have made a lot of money dropshipping its been called the future of ecommers and its available free for everyone.
sounds good ? let me explain dropshipping is where you advertise a product you don’t own either on Ebay, Facebook, Amazon or your own website. When a customer makes a purchase you send their shipping details on to a third party usually a wholesale shop in China Alixpress who fulfil the order and send them the products.
Its a great way to to business as you can have 100’s items listed in your store with out having to store, post or buy the items upfront. You choose the price of the item sellers usually work on a x3 markup and only when you have been paid do you pay the third party. It’s as simple as that.
We have made you a step by step guide to teach you every aspect of dropshipping, from finding the best suppliers to choosing the best selling products. Everything you will need to get started in this awesome business. Check out: Dropshipping 101 the ultimate guide 2020.
Etsy is the Amazon of handmade crafts theres nothing mass produced here if you want a unique gift Etsy is the place to go. If you have an arty side and can produce a quality product worth selling then theres no better market place than Etsy. The most popular categories are Vintage jewellery, custom made items i.e dog collars, unique printable posters. Check out our: simplified guide to opening your own Etsy store
This is one of my fav side hustles as it plays the banks at there own game anyone can do it you dont need any qualifications. Plus it can earn you £1000's per year for nothing apart from spending a few minutes online now and again. Heres an example.
If you open a HSBC Advance bank account you get paid £175 just for joining sounds like free money? well it is as long as you open the account within 30 days of signing up and have x2 direct debits or standing orders leaving per month. Also there needs to be is a minimum monthly deposit of £1750.
Related: Best UK bank accounts
Earn 5% cashback upto £125 pounds for first 3 months of American express platinum cashback card membership. Earn a further £20 if you sign up with Quidco. Theres another £145.
Related: Best UK credit cards
Remortgage to the Halifax and earn upto £500 cash back terms and conditions apply.
£500 + £145 + £175 = £820 free money it's cost you nothing to earn apart from a few online forms that are super easy to fill in, and you've problem ended up with a better deal than you had in the first place. This was just a quick guide but there are 100's of ideas just like this in our money saving hints, tips and tricks
Fiverr helped launch the whole Gig Economy revolution its the Ebay of skills but instead of selling your items your selling what you do best! be it graphic logo design, web design, ebook writing, audio books, t-shirt design, video game & apps nearly anything you can imagine is on Fiverr.
I literally couldn't run my business with out Fiverr, sure I could learn how to do each and every element of web & business developmentmy self but it would take a lifetime! so I pay experts a small fee to sort it for me. Here's the top 5 things I've used it for this month.
The example below is a guy who will create you x2 minimalist logo designs for a standard package charge of £45 "that's the most popular choice" and he's completed 12550 tasks with 4.9 stars so he is top in his class.
If we do the maths he's earned an amazing £564,750 yes that is over half a million GDP not bad for a side hustle. He's even got 170 orders in the queue so thats another £7560.
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Related: Best tips to get started on Fiverr
This is the go to site for professionals to earn an extra £1000+ per month online from home at a time to suit. JustAnswer is a trusted site its been around for years and you get paid to help people with your knowledge and expertise. there’s over 175+ categories to choose from such as.
Super easy 30 mins sign up time.
If you know someone who could answer questions, sign them up and you will receive a £50 Amazon gift card plus its unlimited referrals so get your contact list out.
They say everyone has at least one good book in them and getting your words of wisedom published has never been easier. With Amazon KDP all the hard work is done for you "check out this quick vid below".
What makes Ebooks the perfect side hustle is that its a true passive income, if your book sells you will make money 365 days a year 24/7.
Also the earning potential is unlimited think Harry Potter, 50 Shades. Write a best selling book and your set for life. Don't worry if you lack the imagination or skills to write a book just log onto Fiverr and pay a pro small amount to write it for you.
I found this guy on fiverr who will write you a 1500 word original content book on any topic for only £4.22 with a 4 day turn around that includes 4 revisions Theres ghost writers, romance anything you can think of. Its cheating but it works, I even found someone to make me a killer ebook cover on the same site.
CEO of Incorp
This is great alternative to writing an ebook, audio is the future and we predicted this format will sky rocket in popularity. Audio books were made for the Alexa Generation.
Alexa read me an audio book! you can listen to them in your car or on a plane plus there great for kids “ gets them off the mobile device” also there’s a whole market for the elderly and visually impaired. Its easy to upload and sell your Audiobooks on Audible and iTunes.
Check out the list of 2019 best selling audio books for inspiration
We publish Audiobooks on a site called ACX its easy to use and guides you through the whole process. Don’t worry if you don’t have a great voice there’s a huge selection of actors voices to choose fiverr some a small fee.
We love this option as its doable to 99% of people that own a phone + camera, its always in your pocket so snapping that perfect shot is super easy. You simply upload your photos to an online portfolio site we use SmugMug but also try highly rated ShutterStock.
SmugMug allows you to upload unlimited photos, then guides you through the process of choosing a template to showcase your work in a clean modern gallery. If someone likes one of your pics they can them buy them from you its a great passive income with a world wide audience.
Related: SmugMug full Review + Tips & Tricks
With companies like Sourced Capital you can invest from as little as £250 in the UK housing market to earn upto 12% interest per year.
Your in complete control of your finances, you choose the property and location of your investment. The Sourced website is easy to use so can can easily see your money grow its like crowd funding in bricks and mortar.
Check out the pic below it shows you the locations of some of the investments plus the amount needed and the interest you will receive "inc +2% extra bonus for investments of £20,000+".
Another great way to make money with Sourced is there amazing refer a friend scheme that earns you upto whopping £250 per referral. Sign up for free Sourced Capital
Related: Check out our full Sourced Capital review
This is how it all started for us 3 years ago after watching countless hours of youtube vids of lamborghini sporting teenagers telling you how they earn 100k per month working 4 hours a week blah blah blah ?
I figured out they were affiliate marketing. Basically you build a website “i’ll show you how” and join an affiliate network “i’ll show you how", keep reading” usually Amazon then your free to review and list any item you like off the Amazon market place! wow that’s a whole lot of items to choose from.
When you’ve done your review and made it sound like the greatest invention known to man. You then place a link from your website to Amazon. When the link is clicked and the purchase is made you get a commission of up to 10% on whatever is purchased within a specified time frame on Amazon its 24 hours.
That’s affiliate marketing in a nut shell I could write a 100+ ebooks on the subject.
Some of the top earning affiliate websites like Huffington post can making in excess of $30 million per year.
Download our FREE step by step beginners guide to Affiliate Marketing everything from website creation to choosing the right products.
If you love striking a pose and have a large growing instagram following you can make money advertising other peoples or your own unique products. Basically a brand would hire you to upload a photo of yourself looking awesome, wearing their T-shirt or carrying their designer hand bag.
A recent survey showed 83% of Instagram users have purchased a product or service via a Influencer recommendation people trust and have an affinity with people they follow. Its the cult of celebrity.
Check out the statistics of Kylie Jenner the worlds highest earning influencer and the worlds youngest billionaire. Now that's a hustler.
This side hustle defies logic but has made soooo many millionaire's who am I to comment. Its basically making a video log/blog of your every day adventures that’s it. There’s a kid called Ryan who has a youtube channel called Ryans Toy Review. Ryan plays with his mum and dad for 20 minutes a day that’s the video he’s made millions of dollars just acting natural.
You can also make educational videos. If you have a specific skill set you can make step by step guides on any subject example, how to get big biceps in 2 weeks or how to potty train your toddler etc the
possibilities are endless as your imagination.
Cashing in on Youtube
You can make money on youtube in various ways the most common way is to place Google Ads "the videos you have to watch for 5 seconds" at the beginning then through out the clip.
Another way is like Ryans Toy Review you get sponsored to play with toys the
manufacturers will pay you to be seen with their Merch you probably get a ton of free stuff as well. This works wether you reviewing toys, cars, latest mobiles whatever.
How cool would it be to say you own a T-shirt brand and to many, it's just a dream unless you have millions of dollars to spend building a fashion empire. Now that dream is a reality thanks to the likes of Printify an online printing service that lets you upload your designs and place them on over 250 different items inc Huddies, Mugs, Bags, Stickers many more. Check out Printify tutorial video below.
The beauty of Printify is that you don't need any money or stock to start with. Printify auto connects to the most popular eCommerce platforms such as eBay, Etsy, WooCommerce, Shopify, Wix. When you sell an item Printify handles the sale and delivers the item. This is passive income you will make money 24/7 selling your designs with minimum effort.
Don't have need mad design skills? simply head over to Fiverr where 1000's of awesome designers can create you a one-off custom t-shirt design for a small fee.
An offline side hustle is something you can physically do like washing a car or walking a dog these types of jobs are usually none passive and paid at an hourly rate.
This was passive income we’d been dreaming of it ticked every box for our family. Turo made all this possible with its car-share marketplace “its the Airbnb of car renting” Imagin if you could have free motoring I mean your finance, tax, insurance, mot is all paid for by simply renting out your car when it's not in use
like most modern family we have 2 vehicles an everyday drive that’s the kids to school, shopping, generally run about which is perfectly justifiable. My car, on the other hand, was more of a heart over head purchase especially since I started working from home and travel is down 90%. But I just can’t bring my self to part with this car it's my treat something for the weekend my toy. But in reality its all to insure, tax, mot etc and to sit there Monday to Friday it's an expensive luxury.
That's where Turo comes in I listed my car on there site which is super easy to do and set my price for rental per day and my terms mon - fri I can make £90 per day which is a potential £450 per week or £1800 a month which is not to be sniffed at. the higher the vehicle value and newer the model the higher the price. So not only does this service pay all my cars expenses it all so pays the finance so it a car for free.
The website works great hosts get a star rating and comments are left on the cleanliness, comfort of the car etc.
Simple steps to listing your car
Sign up now for free Turo
I choose Hiyacar as liked their monthly earnings predictor simply type in your car type and location and see what you can make in a month. I also fitted Hiyacars quickstart technology which lets clients enter the car without the keys so no need for the meet and greet. Sign up now for free and get your £30 bonus
CEO of Incorp
Earn real money £150 per month using your car as an advert. The two main UK companies are Carquids and Advertuu signing up is super easy just a quick 5-minute online form or via the app. Add your location plus driving habits to get matched up with advertisers. Next, your car gets wrapped with a cool branded ad by a specialist company. Simply clock up the miles too get paid monthly into your direct bank account. Real passive income.
By using my car as an advert I was able to take on a higher monthly payment option and get a more expensive car. Another bonus is that the wrap protects your car paintwork from chips and scratches plus its a talking point.
CEO of Incorp
Related: Full guide to making money from your car.
Bucket check soap check, sponge check, hot pants and bikini check good to go. Get all of a lather with the original side hustle set up on the side of the street or place ads online and offer a mobile valet service its fast cash if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty. If you do a good job word of mouth will spread and you’ll be as busy as can be.
This is a super easy side hustle idea if you've got a free drive put an advert online or in your local paper you can charge what you like and it's free. Alternatively, sign up for Justpark and they will match you up with over 3 million UK users looking to park sign up is free and takes 2 minutes.
If you enjoy driving then this could be your dream side hustle. Uber & Lyft are disrupting the way people's transport its a rideshare revolution.
You will be your boss and free to work as much or as little as you like before or after work 24/7 the earnings are unlimited. Sign up is free and takes just 4 minutes.
That empty room in your house can act as the end of the rainbow and provide you with a little pot of gold for very little time & effort.
It's so easy with the likes of Airbnb who have revolutionised the process of a room or house rental. simply sign up for free as a host then choose to rent a room a house or anything in-between. Their website is super easy to use and there’s a tool to predict your rental income when you define your area check out my income for a. 1 guest a room per month then b. 6 guests per house per month.
that will pay most mortgages with plenty of cash leftover. that’s what makes this the perfect passive income.
Airbnb makes sure guests to provide information before they can make a booking—such as a confirmed phone number & email address. You can require guests to also provide feedback from other hosts and a verified ID.
Another way to rent out a room would be to put out a private ad on facebook looking for a lodger just don’t blame us if you end up with Charles Manson.
Its secret shopper, not secret agent doh! it's still working undercover tho and you might get to use a hidden camera so that’s cool. with 50,000 secret shopper visits a month there are tons of jobs available all over the country competitive wages ranging from £50-£150 per visit more if you use a secret camera in a top hat. You also get paid for milage, overnight stays and wear and tear to your vehicle. Most of the UK's biggest brands employ mystery shoppers.
there is none simply be your self go to a selected store rate the staff friendliness inc product knowledge is the store clean tidy etc. other jobs include going for a meal and rating the food & service or hotel stays, it's hardly working at all. The jobs are super flexible so will fit in as a second income stream to boost your wages. check out
www.researchtribe.com for job opportunities.
This is a classic side hustle idea. If you're a fan of man’s best friend this could be your dream job, you get paid “whatever price you want” to keep fit and walk dogs around all day. You could even up-sell and go into dog sitting look after a pet at your own or the pet owners house while they go away on holiday.
To advertise your new venture start by Joining the Rover app matches customers with pet sitters in the area. Rover is the worlds largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers. Services include.
You can easily earn between £1000-£2000 a month working part-time and £3000+ per month as a full-time walker. It's a fun gig if you're an animal lover. Sign up here for free Rover and get a £20 bonus.
This is an exciting opportunity I have first-hand knowledge of as I played several parts in a UK soap called Heart Beat in the late 90s it was £100 cash in hand for a few hours work we were fed and watered got to hobnob with the stars. Our hair and make-up were done got to dress up in 60s gear it was a cool gig.
There is tons of workaround and its great pay take a look at star now.co.uk or download the app for tons of opportunities all over the country its not just for tv extras either they need.
Now it's time to present your offer as the perfect solution to everything you've been talking about so far in your story.
While we were holding back before, it's now time to be very specific. Talk about your product, what it is, what your customer gets when they purchase. At this point, after all the buildup, your readers really want to know what you have to offer, so don't hold back.
"Customer testimonials are a powerful conversion element. Display them here to demonstrate that your product has many customers and that those customers are very happy wi
th their purchase.
We like to do what many others have done already. There's safety in numbers. Testimonials can be used to give your visitor that sense of safety."
“The perfect testimonial looks a lot like this one: it has a heading (this shows the best part of the testimonial), one or two paragraphs of text, an image, a name and (optionally) a role to go along with the name. Also note the use of quotation marks in the testimonial text."
“It's a fair question: can you have too many testimonials?
The answer is: you can, but the problem is usually not the amount but the quality of the testimonials. If you have good, enthusiastic and real testimonials that mention specific details and benefits, don't shy away from adding 10, 15, 20 or even more to the page.
Just don't add a ton of boring or generic testimonials."
“Here, we have a second testimonials section, right after the purchase section. Now that we've asked the reader to pull the trigger, they might feel some resistance and testimonials can help reassure them.”
We like to do what many others have done already. There's safety in numbers. Testimonials can be used to give your visitor that sense of safety."
“If you have any testimonials that include stories of how a customer had some doubts about your product, but was then won over by the high quality, your friendly support etc. those are perfect for displaying in this area of the sales page."
Creator of [Product Name]
When selling online, it's easy to forget that people prefer buying things from other people. If there's any element of personal branding in your product, use this section to write a few paragraphs about yourself.
Keep it short, as this page is about your product, not your life story. But a few personal details mentioned here can help build rapport with your reader. It's a reminder that there's a real, trustworthy person behind this product and they aren't buying from a faceless corporation.
After the first call to action, use testimonials, case studies, more points lists and more text blocks to address all possible objections your visitors may have. Knowing these objections is very important... and you can learn all about them by talking to your customers and visitors. Give them a way to communicate with you and you'll quickly learn what's on your reader's mind as she goes through this page.
This part of the sales page can be a lot longer than it is in this template. There may be many objections that come up and you can address them all. If you dedicate a separate text block or a sub-heading to each one, your visitors can easily find the ones they have on their minds and skip the rest.
People are risk averse. We dread making a mistake and wasting our time and money on something that turns out to be rubbish. This is the part of the sales page where you can appease all those worries. One of the most important things you must learn about people in your market is what kinds of objections they have, so that you can effectively address them here.
Here's a section that you can use for many purposes. For example, you can use it to showcase how your solution is better than other solutions out there. Or, compare the problems your reader is facing right now with the great solutions they'll enjoy once they purchase.
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you don't get [a specific benefit that your product promises] by [a specific span of time in which you guarantee your product to yield results], just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund.
A section like this is perfect for addressing buyer objections and smaller concerns that your visitors might still have.
An easy way to get pre-sales feedback is to add a "Contact Us" link to the bottom of the page, so that visitors can send you questions by email.
You can also use the built-in exit intent feature to open a lightbox with a contact link and invite visitors to leave some feedback before they exit the site.
A great way to populate the FAQ section with questions is to invite pre-sales feedback from visitors. Your visitors will happily tell you exactly what questions are on their minds.
There are also many services you can use to add a live chat widget to a page like this. Inviting visitors to a live chat is a great way to learn about common questions and also increase sales conversions while you're at it.
We're using content toggles in this section, which allows you to present many questions in a compact form. Your visitors can easily read more about the questions they themselves have and ignore the rest.
P.S.: Welcome to the post script section of the page. You can have one or several of these. This part is all about loss aversion. Here is where you can remind your reader that if they don't jump on this opportunity right now they will be missing out.
After the post scripts, use the link below to link to your purchase section or the checkout page.
Display testimonials here and make them more skimmable by adding a teaser or the best part from the testimonial as a headline. A good testimonial can make all the difference to your conversion rates.
DANA MOORE // Designer
The best kinds of testimonials are ones that tell a small story and include specific details. This is much more powerful than a generic testimonial that simply say "I love this product!" or something similarly vague.
MARC JACOBS // Business Analyst