What’s going on everyone? I hope things are going well for you right now. If you’ve been reading my site for awhile, you know that I’m a fan of side hustles and looking for ways to make extra money. A lot of bloggers discuss only their successes. I like to tell you about my wins and losses. In previous posts, I’ve talked about selling stuff whether it’s been online or in person. Today, I want to share with you some of my side hustle flops.
I’ve been selling t-shirts on and off since 2009. I’ve sold them on FB and on the streets of Savannah, GA during St. Patty’s Day weekend. I’ve done pretty well with my St. Patty’s Day design over the years. Not every design has been a hit, though. The “I love Decatur” and “GA Peach” shirts were great ideas in my opinion, but for some reason they never took off. Before I made the shirts people said they liked the designs. The funny thing is when I printed the shirts and started selling them all I heard was crickets. I took losses on both of them designs. I still like the ideas of the shirts, but I’ve come to the point where I know that they probably won’t sell. I will eventually donate them to one of my local thrift stores.
I had an affiliate site for a year. I won’t disclose all of the details, but I will just say it was in the beauty market (don’t ask). The site failed to generate any money except for a couple of Google AdSense dollars. I’m not mad because I only spent $12 for the website. I went wrong because I didn’t research enough about the product that I was selling. I thought I could ask a few people some questions and put up links based on their answers work like that.
The next affiliate site that I will create will probably happen next year. I’m going to choose products that I know more about. I’m also going to outsource most of the articles as well. I’ve learned so much about affiliate marketing since I started that site. You can make some decent, nearly passive income if you know what you’re doing.
In my Things I’ve Sold for Money post, I told y’all that I used to sell noni juice. I tried this side hustle out for a few months. I can’t remember, but I probably only sold eight bottles of the juice. The noni juice company was a damn pyramid scheme. Unless you know people who will buy the juice religiously you won’t make any real money. My only check from that company was for $18 bucks. What could I do with that? Nothing really, so I stopped wasting my time with noni juice.
Those are my three side hustle flops. Have you ever had any side hustles that just didn’t go as planned? How did you react to them? Feel free to comment with your answer below.