Greatest Side Hustle Ideas with No Money Upfront
This post is about the greatest side hustle ideas with no money upfront!
I have researched 15 amazing passive income ideas and side hustles that will cost you absolutely no money upfront at all!
Do you want to make passive income but don’t have the money to buy real estate or dividend paying stocks or shares?
What if I were to tell you there are 15 simple and effective ways for you to earn passive income on the side with no cost up front?
Here are the list 15 side hustles with no upfront costs:
#1 – Sell on eBay
Look around your home and you will see money everywhere you look. I am dead serious because your trash/junk could be somebody else’s treasure. Start selling things you no longer need on eBay today, and you will be amazed how much people will pay for your unwanted items!
#2 – Tutor
If you are a teacher or a lecturer, you can make terrific money by tutoring students outside of work hours. I know a woman who earnt more money from her private students than she did teaching! You do not have to be a teacher, and if you are an expert in a subject start tutoring today!
#3 – Walk Dogs
One of the most difficult things about owning a dog is finding the time to walk the poor thing, especially if you are a busy person. But a dog walker I know earns a good side income by walking several at a time for some very wealthy people. If you love dogs offer your time to walk them and you will be amazed how many people will need your services!
#4 – Write and Sell Your eBook on Amazon
I earn a passive income from books I had published ages ago on Amazon. The best thing is it is free to do! So, if you fancy yourself a bit of a writer, start writing your book and get it published on Kindle for free! Then every time somebody purchases your book you will receive a royalty for all the hard work you had done previously! Also, your book does not need to be fiction, it can be a how to book, but make sure you write about what you are passionate and interested in!
#5 – Start a YouTube Channel
I started SCG SHOW on YouTube in late 2019 and in 6 months I got over 1000 subscribers and approved on the YouTube partnership programme! Meaning I earn money from advertisers for all my videos! So if you are passionate about a certain topic, pick your niche and start creating content today, and when you hit the threshold of 1000 subs and 4000 watch hours you may get approved to earn money from your videos!
#6 – Babysitting
The average babysitter earns $16 per hour! And all they do is sit in a house with some kids and watch Netflix. I could not think of an easier gig! Plus, if the parents really trust you, they will start recommending you to other people! I know a babysitter who earns $100s a week watching multiple kids and she loves it!
#7 – Tour Guide
Do you know your local area well? Are you a bit of a historian? Start offering tour guides to people and you can earn a regular income from this if you start getting good reviews. A guy I know retired to Greece and offered tours in a remote yet historic part of the country and earns thousands a year off the tourists!
#8 – Proofreading
Are you an avid reader? Are you a bit of a Grammar Nazi? Well proofreading is the perfect side hustle for you! You can read legal documents, books, transcripts, and charge either per word or per hour!
#9 – Translating
If you are bilingual, you can translate important information for people on the side. My friends’ mother was so good and successful at this that she ended up doing this as a full-time business. All because she could speak two languages = Spanish and English. You can charge by the hour or per document you need to translate.
#10 – Ghost-writing
Most novelist and writers do not write their own books. They hire ghost-writers to do all the hard work for them and take all the credit. However, in return they can get paid well for doing so! Therefore, if you are good at writing, reach out to authors and such offering your services to them!
#11 – Music Lessons
I was taught guitar by a great guy who did it as a side hustle for 20 years! He was such a good teacher and so likeable I recommended him to all my friends who wanted to learn to play as well. If you are good at an instrument and love music start offering lessons and charge by the hour!
#12 – Extra in Movies
Want to star in a movie? Well you can by becoming an extra! In terms of how much do extras get paid; it will depend on the project. Obviously, bigger productions pay more, and low-budget films will pay less if anything. The standard pay is usually about 100-150 per day!
#13 – Modelling
Are you good in front of a camera? Consider offering your services as a model! Depending on how big the gig is, you can earn a fortune from this on the side! By the way models are needed for almost everything. I know a hand model who just takes photos for watch companies who earns $50,000 a year!
#14 – Consulting
I offer consulting services for businesses, brands and individuals looking to grow their social media and make more of an impact online. If you are an expert in any field, you can become a consultant. Just as an example, I once got paid $500 for half a day’s work discussing SEO with a client!
#15 – Pet Sitting
Do you love pets? People who travel a lot need someone to look after their dogs and cats all the time. So, like a babysitter you can pet sit and earn a really good income! You can charge by the hour, by the day or however you like! People will more likely leave their pets with people they trust over kennels etc.