Having multiple income streams is a goal for many but knowing what to do to bring in the extra pounds can be a challenge. If you are currently working in technology or have some knowledge of the online industry, then we have some great news for you! There are numerous ways to build a side hustle and we are going to take a look at 4 ways to turn your skills into more money.
First up on the list, we have the infamous YouTube! The online video-sharing platform is becoming more and more popular, with over 35 million channels! But trust me, there is still room for you. Find your speciality or a skill you can share with others. You might be a coding whizz or a photoshop superstar, whatever it is, there are definitely people out there that want to learn or find out more.
You can start creating educational video content on a range of topics or super quick tutorials on popular troubleshooting. With consistency, before you know it, you will start to see your channel grow. Increasing your following, views and advertisement can all boost your revenue and allow you to make passive income off videos well after you’ve released them.
COVID-19 has shown the business world the essence of having a strong online presence and other ways to bring in clients. So, if you do Web development for a living, or feel you have the capabilities to pick up the skills, why not consider becoming a freelance web developer.
Once you’ve got the fundamentals such as HTML and CSS, you’ve got enough to start building basic websites with a CMS like WordPress. As you improve, the cost you charge per site can go up to £700 and more (I know right!). You can build up your client base and even look into web hosting. For beginners, sites like CodeAcademy and W3Schools can be used to help develop more skills
When you think tech, writing may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But believe it or not, the world of websites, blogs, marketing and advertisement need great writers to take SEO to the next level. Poorly written copy can really bring down any website or brand, so if you have a way with words and can sprinkle some fairy dust on any piece of text, then copywriting is a great avenue for you.
Add some basic tech skills and SEO fundamentals, and you can be making an average of £60s per hour. Practice writing blog posts, product descriptions or small copies to build your portfolio, then join freelance platforms such as Upwork and fiver to start your journey to copywriting side hustler!
Social Media Manager
Last but not least, we have a role that has recently become very popular. With the number of social media users growing day by day, the need to have a strong social media presence is vital for business success. However, not everyone has the ability to flourish on Instagram, or bring in the retweets on twitter. Social media engagement is a gift and if you’ve got a grip on yours, chances are you can help manage someone else’s.
There are many companies willing to pay someone to be in charge of releasing content, responding to emails and DMs, putting together blog posts and increasing public engagement. All these things combine skills from coding, copywriting and SEO, so if you’ve got these then put them together and start looking for opportunities.
There you have it, four ways to make some extra dollars on the side! It may be hard at first but stay consistent and keep searching for opportunities. Like anything new, it will take time to grow, but start putting your skills to use and don’t be afraid to invest in new ones to increase your value.