For years I’ve had that entrepreneur spirit in me. I have been finding ways to make extra money since I was in middle school. I have always wanted to have some extra money around whether it was for clothes or vacation. Here are six of the side hustles that I have done in the past. I am currently still doing a few of them.
In middle school, I decided to create calendars. I’m not sure how many, but I did make a few sales. Teachers and a few of my peers purchased them.
For years I sold candy. I actually did this hustle from middle school up until my freshmen year of college. Everybody has a sweet tooth. I capitalized on that. I know during the time I was selling candy I made at least a thousand dollars. I should have kept some sort of record. People would come to my dorm at different times of the day to get some candy.
If you had a computer and a CD burner in the late 90’s or early 2000’s you could have made serious money making custom mix CDs. I did very well back in the day making custom mixes. Everyone didn’t have access to music like they do now. I used that t my advantage.
If you do surveys from time to time, you can make a little bit of extra money. If you have a lot of downtime at your job, this is something that you can do there. Swag Bucks and Cash Crate are two survey websites that I use.
I sell things on Ebay from time to time. Sometimes it’s old things from around the house. Other times I go to yard sales or the Goodwill store and find items. You would be surprised what you could find in there. I have heard of people buying things for a couple of dollars and making a few hundred bucks off of them on Ebay.
For the last four years, I have been selling t-shirts during St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Savannah, Georgia. Savannah has one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the country. I figured I should do something to make some money during that weekend, so I came up with custom shirts for tourist. Three out of the last four years I have doubled my investment. I am currently working on other ideas and designs. I created a big cartel store called NomadTees. I also have a Facebook page for my tees as well. Feel free to check them out when you get a chance.
These are a few of the side hustles that I have had. I will be working on a few more to help me get my debt down quicker.
What types of side hustles do you have? How have they worked for you?
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