Have you been thinking about starting a side hustle? Whether you need some extra cash, want to explore a new skill, or are simply trying to fill your free time productively, here are some creative side hustles you can start with little to no experience needed. And who knows, maybe one day that side hustle will turn into a full-time gig!
If you enjoy writing, there are several freelancer websites where you can find small jobs that pay hourly or by word count. While the work may be slow initially, once you’ve built up your portfolio, finding jobs should become easier. The great thing about working as a freelance writer is you can write as much as your schedule allows. Maybe you write two articles a week or 10 – it’s all up to you!
Although photography can become a lucrative gig, it may require more cash upfront in order to invest in a quality camera. Start by doing shoots with family and friends to build a portfolio, then branch out to work with new clients. This may take up a little more of your time, as many photographers also edit their photos. You could also sell stock photos if you would rather work on your own schedule. As you gain more experience, charge what you think you’re worth and see where it takes you.
Flipping furniture is a great way to add some extra cash to your wallet without having to invest much upfront. You can find relatively inexpensive used furniture via Facebook Marketplace, garage sales, or Goodwill. Then add a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware (knobs, handles, etc.) and resell it for a profit. Flipping furniture can be a fun and easy side hustle with little to no commitment, meaning you can work at your own pace without set hours or deadlines.
Do you have a creative side hustle? Share your experiences with us in the comments below!