x-posted in the Sidehustle 2015 thread under Throw Down the Gauntlet
I've been spending a lot of time the last year and a half thinking of ways to earn extra money while still being stupid about money- I am getting smarter.
These are my ideas - they aren't super generic because they rely on my knowledge or skills or areas of interest or what I am willing to learn to do- but they are ideas I thought I would share to try to inspire and help others..... I hope they inspire you
I will do 5-8 of these in 2016, more if I can.......... the prices are what I would charge online and at a craft fair or the flea market
Bible verses (popular in this area) and inspirational quotes ( in calligraphy or embossed with white powder and watercolor) $7 each;
Custom framed family word clouds in shape of heart- check wordle.net ;
custom keychains (father, grandparent, moms)
Custom grandchild and spouse and parent portraits**B&W photography ONLY********
Art journal family trees $60
Art journal style Tshirts and fabrics (sell on Threadless and Spoonflower) - Also: Art Journal style mugs at flea market (small small batches)- Use china permanent pen on plain white china mugs to do custom funny sayings on them at Flea Market- have some "The best dads get promoted to Grand-dad" mugs ready to sell..
shabby chic accessories- pastel and white painted everything- French fabric (use own old contracts in French) sachets, pillows and aprons and tea towels, create fabric on Spoonflower or alternate website
add a bunch of designs to SPOONFLOWER.com site for royalties, use kid art, too
Dog/cat name tags ($7), keychains ($4) and metal baby's first Christmas ornaments (stamped) ($6),
infant memorial jewelry through the hospitals ($25),
wedding party keychains ($4-12 per person) (Groomsman/BFF/Bridesmaid),
labeled or stamped garden markers from old cutlery ($6 each), windchimes ($22)
Website design/set up using Wordpress
Amazon power tool, kitchen appliance and romance novel book reseller.
"Shabby chic" book
"Capsule Wardrobe" guide (call it something sassy) Kindle
"Guide to Frugal living on Kindle"
"Guide to Homekeeping"
"Guide to Home Repair"
"Guide to ______________________" on Kindle
AirBnB: $54/night, extra for second bedroom. If they need master bedroom, can sleep in den or at mom's??? http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/blue-buffalo-dog-food-longevity/
A/ Do a cat food review site like this?????
B/ sell pet food ONLINE (Amazon)
Painted wedding shoes- calligraphy
Hand made wedding veils, sell on Etsy
Hand made paper rose bouquets sold on Etsy (from old books) and at flea market
Sell old documents on Etsy and eBay (find at garage sales)
Organize and declutter garages for people, and attics
Organize guys as junk haulers for people (charge $70/load, pay $30 to the guys)
Plant flower gardens for people in spring, plant bulbs in spring and fall
Offering resume coaching and interview coaching (based on my hiring and management experience), doing Linked In profiles for professionals in my field
Run a babysitting and home care service (short term cooking and laundry and light cleaning service for people in need)
Start a housecleaning company
Organize bills and statements and other medical and financial records (should get bonded to do this)
Handle filing medical claims for people.
teach art and basic accounting, get someone to teach home repair and car repair and carpentry
Start a christmas light hanging business (outdoor lights, house and/or trees)
Do pet sitting (join Pet Sitters International)
Bartending (good tips, part time)
Sell children's clothes like Terri does (new with tags from value village/thrift/charity shops or excellent condition) on eBay
Record audiobooks for ACX (Amazon) https://www.acx.com/help/how-it-works/200484210
(the website http://www.xojane.com/
has an article (a funny article, don't be put off by the title) on doing this)
Car and truck detailing (cleaning ultraclean), makes a good gift certificate for Xmas
Start a recipe channel on Youtube like PioneerWoman's show.
Start a "how to" channel on Youtube
(both require set up for ads on Youtube and social media distribution by friends and family and Fiverr.com)
I'd love to hear other ideas for sidehustles. Iím going to add this to the longer post thatís on this site but Iíd love to see a dedicated category for the topic of sidehustles