Side hustles are hot, and they are all around today with endless possibilities. It’s no wonder more and more people are taking on extra work this way since side hustles don’t require a huge initial investment and often don’t require a highly specialized skill set. That means, once you decide on your own side hustle, you can start making money in your spare time right away.
What’s more, an increasing number of go-getters are choosing to turn their side hustles into a long-held passion. According to a Bankrate study, nearly half of all millennials have some type of side hustle they would like to eventually turn into their dream career.
If you have found a side hustle that you love, you may feel like it’s time to ramp things up and take it to the next level to turn it into your new career path.
Here are three tips to help you get started.
1. Brand and Product Sales
Selling various products from high-quality brands can be a lucrative side hustle and ultimate career for people with great marketing skills and for those willing to sharpen their marketing skills. Take a company like Amway that has a long history of fostering its part-time talent diligently selling products from its catalog of health, beauty, and home care products.
With this direct sales model, there are three main ways to make money online with Amway:
- Selling & buying health care products at a high retail margin
- Earning monthly performance bonuses on product sales
- Discretionary cash awards for reaching monthly and annual performance levels
As long as you appreciate marketing and sales, and once you choose the right products or brand for you, you can turn this side hustle into a full-time career with hard work and commitment.
2. Create and Sell Your Own Arts, Crafts and More
Many people still appreciate hand-made arts and crafts from the local, regional or national talent that speak to them on a personal level, rather than items mass-produced. If you create in any way, you may have a way to turn your side hustle into a permanent money-making endeavor, especially if you have already started building your market via local market booths or online sellers like Etsy.
Keep in mind that building your loyal client base will take time, but once you do, you may also be able to count on word-of-mouth business and invitations to local festivals to host your own booth to gain even more attention. While this is a challenging path to turning a side gig into something more, it is ultimately rewarding and completely your own.
3. Provide a Single Service
If you are someone who provides dog walking, transportation, and grocery pickup services, you may want to narrow down your focus to specialize in one area. With specialization, you can invest more into the business. For example, if you want to turn your car service into a full-time job, you will need a better car and robust maintenance to keep it in tip-top shape. You will also need to spend more time marketing your services to make sure more people find you to continually build your client roster.
Whether you choose to sell products from a long-standing brand, create and sell your own arts and crafts, or provide a service with your full commitment, each of these tips can help you take your side job to permanent status.