Millions of us are at home during the Covid-19 lockdown. For some, that means losing income and for others, it means more free time and headspace to think about new projects.
Have you started to consider taking on a new side gig to cover living expenses? We’ve got some great ideas for side hustles that are perfectly designed for life in quarantine.
1. Take a delivery route
This is going to be the only entry on this list which you can’t perform entirely from home, but it would be silly not to recognize the huge demand there currently is for delivery drivers.
Companies like Amazon have higher volumes of deliveries than ever before. Smaller stores and restaurants have begun deliveries themselves too.
If you want an excuse to spend more time out of the house, consider signing up for a delivery route. Best of all – you get to choose when you work.
2. Sell your own products online
Taking parcels door to door isn’t the only way to cash in on the sudden delivery demand. If you have crafts and creations of your own to sell, now is the time to set up an online store.
There have never been so many people ordering online. Plus, the barrier for entry into successful eCommerce has never been so low.
With website builders like Zyro, you can create a website and an online store, all linked to Facebook and Amazon accounts, in a matter of minutes. What are you waiting for?
3. Create an online business
Other than a basic online store selling your homemade goods, there are plenty of other online businesses you could launch during the quarantine.
From online styling services to using your writing skills for cash, turning your talents into income is easier than you might think.
We recently wrote an entire blog post on monetizing your hobbies, so check it out for more inspiration.
4. Give e-learning courses
Lots of people are hoping to spend their time in quarantine honing new skills and learning new things. If you have the knowledge to share, this could be a great opportunity.
There are a few different ways you can teach online. You can either create video content and charge for access, offer live video seminars, or tutor students one-on-one.
The beauty of this option is that you can offer lessons on pretty much any topic. Whatever you’re expert in could become your ticket to online fame and fortune.
5. Start investing
We’ll admit that this option will only be available to people who already have some savings tucked away. However, if you do have some cash on hand, consider investing.
You could benefit from the relatively low price of stocks in various companies, and you can do it while helping small and medium-sized businesses to get through the corona pandemic.
This can be a great way to make some extra money without too much hard work. Make sure you do your research first, though, as your capital will be at risk.
6. Offer graphic design work
Are you secretly a budding artist with skills and time to spare? Consider applying those to a new side hustle and offer graphic design services.
Whether it’s as simple as creating logos for new businesses, or designing the whole visual identity for a brand, an artistic eye and design software skills are always in demand.
If you fancy trying your luck in design, why not use Zyro to create a portfolio for your work? In minutes, you can have a website that displays your past projects at their best.
7. Take surveys online or by phone
It might not sound like fun, but you’d be amazed at how much money can be made simply by answering questions. If you’ve got a high tolerance for boredom, take surveys.
Companies, governments, and other organizations are always looking for opinions and ideas. Many of them will pay you modest amounts for your thoughts.
One thing to be mindful of is that it takes a lot of work to make decent money surveying. This option is great on top of existing income.
8. Sell your clothes
Just want some cash fast and don’t want to work too hard for it? Consider raiding your closet for pieces you no longer need, but others might love.
Selling your clothes second-hand can be surprisingly profitable, especially if you have a number of attractive items to get rid of.
If you want to start designing clothes of your own, or turning your clothing sale into a business, why not open an online shop? With Zyro, that’s a quick and simple thing to do.
9. Become a virtual assistant
Are your admin skills on point? Are you an organization wizard? Can you handle a calendar and keep an email inbox clear? You might have a future as a virtual assistant.
Organizations and individuals are often on the lookout for help in keeping things organized. With the magic of the internet, you can assist remotely using your PC.
Whether it’s writing, customer service, or simply diary management, there are tons of ways you can make an extra bit of cash helping someone else.
10. Get baking
If nothing so far sounds like your kind of thing, perhaps you’d consider starting a sideline in baking. Custom birthday cakes or just treats for special occasions make for a great business.
This is the kind of service people prefer to turn to small businesses for, meaning there’s plenty of space in the market for new entrants.
If you know your sponge from your souffle, this might be the side hustle for you.
When you’re ready to launch your new side hustle, head to Zyro to turn your idea into a website.