Lack of employment in South Africa has encouraged young professions to become even more creative in regard to making online.
In fact, during the Covid19 pandemic lockdown, a lot of people lost their jobs and mostly dependant on the TERS funding by the social development.
This was a wake-up call for a lot of people to actually up their side hustle game and work harder on their side business ideas.
So, today I want to show the best and profitable side hustle ideas that’ll make you extra income to boost your current salary.
Let’s get started.
What is a Side Hustle?
A side hustle compares to passive income is basically earning extra income in your spare time or before and after work.
Perhaps you just wanted to boost your current salary with multiple income streams for your financial freedom long term goal.
Or you just want financial growth in your lifetime.
You’ll take side jobs for freelance on top of your primary job for additional income.
A side hustle must be within your skillsets and you must have passion because it requires a lot of effort to succeed.
Without wasting your time, here are the ideas you must look into this year.
10 Best Side Hustle Ideas
Here are the top side hustle ideas you must consider working on if you haven’t started.
1. Start a blog
Fun-fact for you, you’re reading my blog.
If you want to make extra income online, you want to start blogging.
A lot of South Africans are blogging today and making a living of it – including myself of course.
Want to know the best part?
You can work from home or wherever writing your new article and updating new content.
I make over R8,000.00 per month with my blog. Join Google Adsense for monetizing your blog.
It’s going to take a lot of work to start earning such amounts but it’s worth it for your long-term goal.
2. Freelance Writing
Now that you’ve mastered a way of writing influential good quality articles for your blog, it’s time to offer a service.
A lot of businesses are looking for social media content and business blog writers that you can offer in your spare time.
The best platform to start hustling money with your writing skills is Fiverr.
Sign-up and start offering your skills on the side of your daily job and get paid real money.
I’m sure you’ve heard about how people are making money online with YouTube.
YouTube is the biggest video search engine in the world.
So, you want to start converting your trending and quality blog articles into YouTube videos.
Promote your videos to build an audience for your channel and monetize it.
4. Professional Coaching
If you have a unique skill that’s on-demand in South Africa, you must package that as a course.
This side hustling has made a lot of people money.
Create another page for courses on your existing blog or on other platforms such as Udemy and Teachable.
Start collecting money, in exchange for the value of your skill information in the course.
5. Social Media Promotions
Have you ever heard about Instagram influencers?
These are social media individuals with a lot of following and audiences.
If you also have a lot of following, you can make a side hustle income by promoting other brands and company services.
In fact, businesses will come to you for promotions of products and services.
Or the other way of making money with social media is ads management.
Digital agencies manage a lot of client’s social media pages for better brand communication and public relations.
Many businesses do not have the time to sit and promote products and services on social media.
If you have a sedan-vehicle in good conditions with less mileage, you can make this your after-work side hustle.
As a side hustle idea for your multiple income streams, you’ll transport people to different locations before and after your office time.
With Bolt or Uber in South Africa, you can earn up to R5,600.00 per week.
7. Paid Surveys
Did you know you can make side money by just honestly completing online surveys?
In fact, there are companies in South Africa willing to pay people for completing surveys, for their market research projects.
Please try registering with SwitchedOn Africa and complete surveys and polls for money.
8. CV Revamp
Did you know the reason curriculum vitae are ignored by recruiters is because of the layout and format?
If you have design skills in Microsoft Word, you could make a lot of money assisting young professionals and students with cv redesigns.
Boosting their cv layouts and fixing errors could be your new side hustle or business idea.
It’s very easy actually, you just need to design multiple resume templates and use them as a blueprint for your clients.
That way, you’ll revamp a lot of CVs in one month – working from home.
Imagine if you charge a small fee of R75 per cv redesign. You could cash in R2,325.00 in a month if you were to receive 31 orders.
Do the math quickly and start working on your marketing strategy.