5 Side Hustle Ideas for 2017

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For most of us, being an entrepreneur is the equivalent to having financial instability at certain times. Whether you’re in the midst of starting your own company or you’re working a full-time job, you may feel staying focused is critical. However, what if we tell you that you can get a side hustle that will not only bring in a healthy secondary income, but it will also ease your financial stress – without affecting your current job. In fact, if you have your own business, a side hustle can actually contribute towards its growth!

There’s a myriad of opportunities for you out there and picking one simply depends on your time, your skills and your interests. Keep reading to find out our top side hustle ideas for 2017 that will help grow your company or add in extra income, even if you already work full-time.

  1. Become a freelance writer

Some turn freelance writing into a full-time career after developing success blogs and websites. However, you can earn great money by working part-time at your own schedule by becoming a freelance writer– especially if it is commercial copywriting.

Blogging is also an excellent way to earn as a writer. You can jumpstart the process by working with an already established blog.

  1. Catering

If you’re great in the kitchen, why not turn your passion into a side-business. Inc.com states that the catering business is a $70 billion industry. Although an increasing number of people are cooking at home, there are still a large number of busy families and working professionals who do not have enough time to cook their own meals or eat healthy.

If you don’t have enough time to prepare full meals, try focusing on one thing such as homemade gourmet cookies, jams or pastries.

  1. Editing and proofreading

In most cases, writers and other professionals are hard-pressed on time to proofread their own work. Therefore, many hire proofreaders and editors to polish their work before it’s ready to print. This is a great opportunity for you to utilize your mad editing skills and earn an extra income on the side.

  1. Invest in property

Earning money through property does not always require your full-time effort. Land lording, wholesaling and flipping houses are all major ways of earning major amounts of cash and there are several websites that will walk you through different state laws and regulations. You may also benefit from finding people in your area with the expertise that you lack and partner with them in your real estate ventures.

  1. Sell on eBay

You don’t have to just buy on eBay, you can sell your own items too or better yet – turn it into a profitable side hustle. Think about it, not only can you sell items you don’t want, you can also shop around in your city for items that you can resell on eBay for a profit.


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