30 ways to boost your income with easy side hustles earning up to £35 an hour (2022)

SIDE hustles are no longer just a side show.

The Henley Business School at the University of Reading estimates these jobs on the side contribute £72billion a year to the economy — almost four per cent of our GDP — while side hustle platform Airtasker puts the figure at a whopping £346billion.

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However much you need to earn, there’s a side hustle to suit you. Here are 30 ideas to get you started . . . 

1. CUSTOMER SERVICE: The cost-of-living crisis has seen demand for customer service staff soar and many firms offer flexible work-from-home roles. Search at bit.ly/3Tpxfg1.

Average earnings: £12 per hour.

2. SELL PROPAGATED PLANTS: Become a plant parent and sell online and at local sales. Get started at bit.ly/3Trrajj.

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Average earnings: £60 per month but you can make £100s for rare plants.

3. SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER: Could you freelance as a social media manager? You’ll need some experience but can earn great pay. Look for jobs at bit.ly/3pVMiR3.

Average earnings: From £25 per hour to £4,000 for a fixed contract.

4. BE A HOME ORGANISER: Channel your inner Marie Kondo and advertise your services on apdo.co.uk.

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Average earnings: From £35 per hour in person and £25 an hour online.

5. CURATE A CLOTHES BUSINESS: Turn old clothes into cash, but rather than just selling your own items, scour charity shops for togs to sell on at a profit.

Average earnings: Around £400 a year upwards.

6. CLEANING: Where’s there’s muck there’s brass. Flexible hours. See mollymaid.co.uk and maid2clean.co.uk.

Average earnings: £10 to £15 per hour.

7. RENT OUT YOUR HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: From power tools to clothes, rent out items you’re not using. Try fatllama.com and hurrcollective.com.

Average earnings: Up to £2,000 a year.

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8. VIRTUAL PA: Offer secretarial services, such as arranging meetings and travel for firms from your home. Find jobs at uk.indeed.com/virtual-assistant-jobs.

Average earnings: £12.56 per hour.

9. FOOD DELIVERY DRIVER: Deliveroo and Uber Eats are both hiring for couriers across the UK.

Average earnings: £8 to £14 per hour.

10. SELL ON POSH PACKAGING: Paper bags and perfume bottles from designers such as Chanel and Jimmy Choo are a hit on eBay. Sell on for home decor or to other sellers repackaging items.

Average earnings: Up to £10 for a pristine paper bag and £15 for rare perfume bottles.

11. SELL STOCK PHOTOS: Snappy with your camera? Flog your photos on stock photo sites. Find out how at pixpa.com/blog/sell-stock-photos.

Average earnings: Around £1 per photo sold.

12. IRONING: Charge by the hour or by weight of garments. See allironedout.co.uk or advertise on Nextdoor app.

Average earnings: £12 to £18 per hour, depending on location.

13. WEBSITE TESTING: Try out new websites/apps and give feedback. See testerwork.com.

Average earnings: £10 for a one-hour test.

14. BECOME A MYSTERY SHOPPER: Try out shops, restaurants and services and get paid to report back. See uk.marketforceshopper.com.

Average earnings: £20 per hour.

15. TAKE ONLINE SURVEYS: Earn from 10p to £10 per survey, done on your phone at home. Try panel.onepoll.com and ylive-community.com.

Average earnings: From £5 per hour.

16. RENT YOUR DRIVEWAY: Got a parking space spare? Rent it out at yourparkingspace.co.uk or justpark.com.

Average earnings: Up to £1,800 a year in high-demand areas.

17. MAKE TIME FOR SLIME: The sticky kids’ plaything is one of the most profitable items you can sell online. Simple slime is made from clear glue and an activator. You can buy starter kits online and add colour, glitter, beads or toy gems to customise your product.

Average earnings: Sell for £3.50 per unit.

18. RENT YOUR STORAGE SPACE: Like Airbnb for clutter, stashbee.com lets you rent space in your loft, lock-up or garage for customers to store their stuff.

Average earnings: £83 per month.

19. HOST A NEIGHBOURHOOD SALE: Offer to sell clutter from friends and split the profit. Sell online or hold yard sales.

Average earnings: £25 to £100, depending on what you sell.

20. DATA ENTRY: Are you fast and accurate? Remote data entry roles can pay £20 per hour.

Average earnings: £10 to £20 per hour.

21. PACK PARTY BAGS: Parents pay well for pre-filled party bags of sweets and favours. Theme them with top TV and game characters and sell on eBay.

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Average earnings: Around £1 per bag profit.

22. CAKE MAKING: Bake bespoke cakes for events.

Average earnings: £1,560 a year selling four cakes a week.

23. DOG WALKING: Turns wags to riches in as little as an hour. See rover.com or scampsandchamps.co.uk.

Average earnings: £17 per hour.

24. SELL CRAFTS: Hand-made items are big business. Try selling greetings cards, jewellery or personalised products on Etsy.

Average earnings: £30 to £1,000 per month, depending on what you sell.

25. WORK FOR UBER: Drive up your wages with a taxi job. Sign up at ubr.to/3CDZgdW.

Average earnings: The average salary is £22 per hour.

26. TRY BEING A TASKER: Sign up to a side hustle site to see instant jobs near you. Tasks include DIY, helping with computers and event work. See airtasker.com/uk/jobs and taskrabbit.co.uk.

Average earnings: £20 per hour.

27. BE A DIGITAL WHIZZ: If you can code, design websites or create NFT animations. Advertise your services on local small business forums.

Average earnings: Up to £300 a day.

28. AMAZON FLEX: Become a delivery driver for Amazon. Set your own hours, use your own car and you’ll get paid weekly. See flex.amazon.co.uk.

Average earnings: £13 to £17 per hour.

29. AMAZON FBA: Ever wanted to sell items online? Fulfilment By Amazon allows you to sell your products via Amazon’s giant marketplace and Amazon takes responsibility for shipping. Get started at amzn.to/3AvfrHP.

Average earnings: Around £1,000 per month for dedicated sellers, but it can be much more.

30. PET SITTING: From once-daily cat feeds to staying overnight with a pampered pooch when the owner’s away. Sign up at pawshake.co.uk.

Average earnings: £15 per hour.

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‘I RENT OUT MY TOOLS AFTER PAL PAID A TENNER’

MUM-OF-TWO Amanda Thompson, 33, has made £330 in the past three months renting out gardening and DIY tools. The receptionist, who lives with son Harry, seven, and Marie, 12, in Bodmin, Cornwall, says:

“IN May this year a friend offered me a tenner if she could borrow my hedge trimmer and wheelbarrow for three hours.

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“She had a house inspection and needed to tidy the garden.

“It was a lightbulb moment and the start of an accidental side hustle.

“My friend paid me another tenner two weeks later to use my small jet washing machine. She told her work colleague who then hired my electric drill and wood saw.

“I checked all the tools I had for DIY and gardening in my garage. I also asked my mum if I could borrow the ones she had in storage.

“I set my prices so they are affordable, with everyone leaving a £20 deposit. I’ve put together a basic hammer and screwdriver kit which I rent out for a tenner.

“For the bigger items I charge £10-£20 for a few hours.

“It’s a reliable side hustle that helps pay for school clothes.

“One of my friends rents out their pop-up garden canopy and gazebo for people to use for parties.

“Another mate has a spare paddling pool and rents her kids’ toys that they no longer use.

“I insist on seeing identification and most of the people I rent to are friends of friends.”

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EARNING EXTRA

RUNNING a side hustle is similar to running a small business, so get clear on your rights and responsibilities before you begin . . . 

1. If you already have a job, you cannot usually take a second job which competes with your employer.

2. Making more than £1,000 extra a year? You’ll need to pay tax on your earnings. Find out more at bit.ly/3TrZJFZ.

3. You can operate as a sole trader, a partnership or a limited company. The rate of tax you pay will depend on whether your side hustle is a limited company or not.

4. Selling online? Know that buyers are entitled to a 14-day “cooling-off period” where they can request a full refund.

5. If you are trading through another platform, such as Amazon, eBay or Depop, ensure you fully understand their legal terms and policies. If you are selling overseas, you may need to comply with rules in other regions too.

6. Keep track of spending so you can be sure you’re making a profit. Software such as Xero (xero.com) can help.

7. Follow Data Protection rules with customers’ details or you could face a hefty fine.See bit.ly/3RmrrSC.

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8. Get the right insurance for your needs. Try moneyhelper.org.uk for more advice.

9. Protect your brand. If you intend to grow the business, you may want to protect your name or logo with a trademark. Equally, ensure you are not infringing another business’s brand, product or logo. You can search for a trademark at gov.uk/search-for-trademark.

FAQs

What side hustles make the most money? ›

What are the most profitable side hustles to make money?
  • A dropshipping business.
  • Selling your own handcrafted products.
  • Creating and selling your own designs.
  • Selling services as a freelancer.
  • Teaching an online course.
  • Selling digital information products.
  • Starting an affiliate marketing business.
27 Sept 2022

What are the most profitable side hustles 2022? ›

The most profitable and lucrative side hustles are blogging, YouTube, selling on Amazon, and hosting on Airbnb. These typically take longer to get started compared to the other easier side hustle ideas listed above, though. So there's a trade-off between long-term profitability and time needed.

How can I make side income fast? ›

Sell your skills
  1. Transcribe for a fee. Many companies will pay for someone to transcribe audio recordings of conferences or meetings by a set deadline. ...
  2. Start a blog. You can make some real good cash from blogging. ...
  3. Sell your photos. ...
  4. Do odd jobs. ...
  5. Use Fiverr. ...
  6. Or try FiveSquids. ...
  7. Freelance on the side. ...
  8. Sell your crafts.

How can I make extra money in the UK 2022? ›

The best side hustle ideas in the UK for 2022
  1. Surveys.
  2. Focus groups.
  3. Matched betting.
  4. Mystery shopping.
  5. Renting out your garage or driveway.
  6. Online tutoring or private tutor.
  7. Dog walker and pet sitting.
  8. Ironing.

How can I make 330 a day? ›

It's possible to make an extra $300 every single day online.
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  1. Flip Amazon Deals. ...
  2. Use Creative Commons Videos on YouTube. ...
  3. Sell Digital Products. ...
  4. Sell Physical Products. ...
  5. Resell Stuff Online. ...
  6. Freelance Writing. ...
  7. Join Google AdSense.
2 Jun 2022

How can I make 2k a month from home? ›

How to Make an Extra $2,000 a Month Working From Home
  1. Freelance Writing. ...
  2. Become a Virtual Assistant. ...
  3. Give Direct Sales a Go. ...
  4. Try One of These Side Hustle Ideas. ...
  5. Become a Freelancer. ...
  6. Get Creative. ...
  7. Start a Blog. ...
  8. Become a Proofreader.
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How do I get my money to work for 2022? ›

9 Ways to Make Your Money Work For You
  1. Start a Niche Site As An Eventual Passive Income Stream. ...
  2. Eliminate Debt. ...
  3. Open a High-Yield Savings Account. ...
  4. Create a Budget. ...
  5. Earn Rewards Whenever Possible. ...
  6. Set Up Automations. ...
  7. Take Advantage of 401K Matches. ...
  8. Max Out Your Retirement Accounts With Mutual Funds.
26 Aug 2022

How can I make extra cash? ›

Here are my favorite in-demand side hustles — some can earn you up to $3,000 a month — and where to find them:
  1. Selling stock photos. ...
  2. Transcribing audio. ...
  3. Renting out your car. ...
  4. House-sitting, babysitting or pet-sitting. ...
  5. Product testing and research studies. ...
  6. Mystery shopping. ...
  7. Selling unwanted stuff. ...
  8. Junk hauling.
10 Aug 2022

What jobs can I do at home to make money? ›

Make money from home jobs
  • Search engine evaluator.
  • Web testing or applications testing.
  • Online juror.
  • Amazon jobs.
  • At-home day care.
  • Online moderator.
  • Cook.
  • Customer service representative.

How can I make money in one hour? ›

How to Make Money in One Hour or Less
  1. Use Survey Sites to Get Paid. ...
  2. Try Passive Income Apps. ...
  3. Start a Delivery Side Hustle. ...
  4. Complete Short Tasks on Amazon Mechanical Turk. ...
  5. Earn Extra Income Selling Things Around Your House. ...
  6. Donate Plasma. ...
  7. Get Paid to Shop. ...
  8. Become a Mystery Shopper.
27 Sept 2022

How can I make extra money from home in the evenings? ›

10 Business Ideas for Making Extra Money After Work
  1. Create chatbots. Chatbots are the talk of the town. ...
  2. Start an eBay business. ...
  3. Join a direct selling company. ...
  4. Become a virtual assistant. ...
  5. Transcribe. ...
  6. Take surveys. ...
  7. Test websites. ...
  8. Become a salesperson.
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What's a good side hustle from home? ›

Some high-paying side hustles that you can do from home include web designer or developer, digital marketer, virtual tutor, or bookkeeper.

How can I earn money without any investment? ›

Here Are Some of the Best Ways to Earn Online Money Without Investment
  1. Become an Insurance POSP. ...
  2. Through Freelancing. ...
  3. Selling Homemade Items. ...
  4. Opt for Data Entry Jobs. ...
  5. Test Apps and Websites Before They Go Live.

How can I make $300 right now? ›

How to Make $300 Dollars Fast
  1. Earn Cash by Participating in Market Research. You can earn cash by participating in market research through many survey sites. ...
  2. Earn Money from Cash Back Apps. ...
  3. Do Freelance Work Online. ...
  4. Start a Blog Online. ...
  5. Deliver Groceries and Takeout. ...
  6. Play with Dogs for Cash. ...
  7. Find Hidden Money. ...
  8. Get Free Stocks.
29 Aug 2022

How can I make $200 a day? ›

Top 26 Ways to Make $200 a Day
  1. Take Online Surveys.
  2. Invest.
  3. Pet Sit.
  4. Babysit.
  5. Be an Airbnb Host.
  6. Freelance on Fiverr or Upwork.
  7. Take Jobs on TaskRabbit.
  8. Become a Social Media Manager.

How can I make $100 a day? ›

How to make $100 a day: 36 creative ways to make money
  1. Take part in research (up to $150/hour) ...
  2. Get paid to take surveys. ...
  3. Become a shopper. ...
  4. Get paid to watch videos online. ...
  5. Download this app and make money by going online. ...
  6. Get paid to play games online. ...
  7. 7. Make an extra $100 pet sitting. ...
  8. Teach anything online to kids.
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How much is 3k a month hourly? ›

A salary of $36,000 equates to a monthly pay of $3,000, weekly pay of $692, and an hourly wage of $17.31.

How can I make money if I can't work? ›

11 ways to make money without a real job
  1. Get paid to test websites.
  2. Become a crowdworker.
  3. Design and sell t-shirts.
  4. Work as a transcriber.
  5. Shop for others.
  6. Sell crafts online.
  7. Get paid to pet sit.
  8. Sell your photos online.
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How can I make 1500 a week? ›

How To Make 1500 A Week: Realistic Ways
  1. Be a freelance writer. Working as a freelance writer is one of the most approachable work-from-home options. ...
  2. Manage a niche website. ...
  3. Run a regular blog. ...
  4. Work as a virtual assistant. ...
  5. Sell online courses. ...
  6. Profit off your web design skills. ...
  7. Rent out things you own. ...
  8. Write an ebook.

How can I start passive income with no money? ›

#9. Rent Your Stuff to Others
  1. JustPark. Rent out your parking space.
  2. Lending Club. A peer lending platform where you loan money to other people.
  3. Turo. Rent out your car.
  4. Neighbor. Rent out storage space in your home.
  5. RVshare. Rent out your RV.
  6. Boatsetter. Rent out your boat.

What should I invest in to make money? ›

12 best investments right now
  1. High-yield savings accounts.
  2. Certificates of deposit (CDs)
  3. Money market funds.
  4. Government bonds.
  5. Corporate bonds.
  6. Mutual funds.
  7. Index funds.
  8. Exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
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How can I make 10000 fast? ›

24 Ways to Make $10,000 Fast
  1. Get a New Bank Account. ...
  2. Open a Credit Card. ...
  3. Transfer Funds to a New Brokerage Account. ...
  4. Invest in Real Estate (Roofstock, Fundrise, etc.) ...
  5. Rent Out Your Home Space. ...
  6. Teach Your Skills Privately. ...
  7. Sell Unwanted Jewelry. ...
  8. Sell Your Stuff.
5 days ago

How do I make an extra $1000 a month? ›

26 Ways to Make an Extra $1,000 a Month
  1. Freelance Writing. I'm going to start with a method that's near and dear to my heart. ...
  2. Graphic Design. ...
  3. Web Development. ...
  4. Audio Transcription. ...
  5. Helping People with Computers. ...
  6. Investing Your Money. ...
  7. Selling Your Old Stuff. ...
  8. Retail Arbitrage.
2 Nov 2021

How can I make 5000 a month UK? ›

How to make 5000 in a Month UK ?
  1. Affiliate Marketing: The best part about affiliate marketing is that you don't have to go out and create your own product/s. ...
  2. Investing: If you want to make your money work for you, investing is a great option. ...
  3. Start Freelancing Jobs: ...
  4. Sell your Product and Services: ...
  5. Create your Blog:
10 Mar 2022

How can I make $1000 a day? ›

How can you make an extra $1,000 a day fast?
  1. Deliver food with DoorDash.
  2. Dog sit and dog walk with Rover.
  3. Do projects on HomeAdvisor.
  4. Resell on eBay.
  5. Sell your own products on Etsy.
  6. Start freelance writing for blogs.
  7. Create an online course.
  8. Build a podcast following.
26 Aug 2022

What side hustle makes the most money UK? ›

Top 5 best paying side hustles in the UK
  1. Freelance. Freelance is a great choice for a side hustle; it can incur very little start-up cost and can be done from the comfort of your own home with ease. ...
  2. Start a Blog. ...
  3. Sell Your Books, CD's, DVD's and Games. ...
  4. House sitting/Dog walking. ...
  5. Professional organiser.
4 Oct 2022

How can I get money without a job? ›

15 Ways to Make Money Without a Job
  1. Participate in paid market research. ...
  2. Become a virtual assistant. ...
  3. Transcribe audio and video. ...
  4. Sell online. ...
  5. Housesit. ...
  6. Write online reviews. ...
  7. Start a blog. ...
  8. Game on Twitch.
5 Aug 2021

How can I make 1k passive income? ›

54 Best Passive Income Ideas to Earn $1,000+ (October 2022)
  1. Invest in Dividend Growth Stocks.
  2. Invest in (crowdfunded) real estate.
  3. Earn credit card sign-up bonuses.
  4. Earn $100-$300 in new bank account promotions.
  5. Save with a High Yield Savings Account.
  6. Save with Certificates of Deposit (Brokered & Regular)
15 Oct 2022

What is the best side job to have? ›

Here is a list of 17 top-paying side hustle ideas that are categorized based on their hourly wage and earning potential:
  1. Online Tutoring. ...
  2. Personal Training. ...
  3. Managing Social Media and Digital Operations for SMEs. ...
  4. Freelance Graphic Designing. ...
  5. Party Planning. ...
  6. Driving for Uber. ...
  7. Freelancing on Upwork. ...
  8. Photography.

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