Top Five Side-hustles to Start Making You Money this Summer
Sunny skies, afternoon rain showers, long hikes through the mountains, and late night campfires with friends…summer is upon us, and boy are we excited! With the days growing longer, summertime offers the perfect opportunity to dive into your summer side-hustling potential. Take the time to earn the cash you need to take your dream vacation or spend it all in one place, we don’t judge. Summer side-hustles are a thing, and we think you deserve to hustle with the best of them.
Top Five Summer Side-hustles for 2019
1 – Manage Social Media for Small Businesses: It’s not new news that it takes time to develop marketing strategies based on client needs, share useful content that users are interested in, and convert those users into clients. Small business owners often do not have the time to learn the skills it takes to make social media marketing efforts successful, let alone analyze, and adjust their results. This is where you come in. Some great tools to find freelance social media marketing jobs include Craigslist, Fiverr which is a freelance marketplace for small businesses on a budget, Guru, and LinkedIn.
2 – Freelance Graphic Design: Graphic Design has become one of the most popular career choices for millennials. With the addition of job websites like Upwork, People Per Hour, and Toptal it is easier than ever to offer your graphic design services to any business. Upwork, People Per Hour, and Toptal provide a platform for business owners to seek out talented graphic designers for hire. While sites such as 99Designs and DesignCrowd allow graphic designers a platform to create logos, t-shirt designs, and more based on what companies are requesting. However, you will not get paid unless your design is chosen. A clear downside. Despite this, it’s still a great way to build a portfolio at the beginning of your career as a graphic designer, and if your design does get chosen 99 Designs will pay you $10 to start off.
3 – Freelance Web Designer: If you have skills in Web Design & Development, freelancing those skills can be an extremely lucrative side-hustle. There are many small businesses who do not have the financial means to spend the type of money it costs for an established web design company to create a website for them. This is a huge opportunity for you to cater your services and prices to fit the needs of small businesses. Also, these small businesses usually need the most basic of websites to increase their online presence, allowing you the option/chance to use any level of web design skills you may have. Some great tools for web designers include: Rent a Coder and Freelancer. 99Designs and Upwork also are great tools for freelance web designers. Also, try searching for local businesses around your area to see if they have a website or if their current website could use some updating. Send them an email explaining who you are and what services you offer. You never know, you may be exactly what they are looking for.
4 – Become an Instructor or Tutor: If you already have some major skills, and experience in any given subject matter think about becoming an instructor to help others learn these skills. DWC instructors, for example, are industry leaders teaching classes throughout the week, but also hold full-time jobs within the industry they teach. If you’re looking for something a bit more laid back, look into sites such as Wyzant to help young students with all school subjects. Wyzant is one of the first websites users find when searching for tutors online because it has been around the longest. It’s a great tool to post your tutor profile and reach out to students looking for some extra help in school.
5 – Become a Virtual Assistant: There is a high demand for assistants who work from a remote location (i.e. at home in your PJ’s) rather than in an office. They help with all types of tasks from administrative, social media, bookkeeping, and more. Upwork is a great website for this, as well as FlexJobs or Craigslist. You can even join popular Facebook groups for businesses or online retailers to offer your services.
With all these resources and all of your knowledge, it’s time to put to use your summer free time. Now get out there and start that summer side-hustle! You deserve it! Need a great place to start your side-hustling career? Visit the Digital Workshop Center website to view all of the classes, certificate programs, and bootcamps we offer.