Robin is a full-time business professional who has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years. She is also a personal finance blogger who shares her first hand experience with the struggles of money and debt. On Mastering the Side Jam, she focuses on ways to maximize efficiencies to make & save money, pay off debt, and live your best life.She has been been featured on The Money Mix, Rockstar Finance, The Financial Diet and Women's Money Talk, and has been quoted in various online publications.
Hey everyone — I just wanted to pop in and share this guest post I recently wrote for The Money Mix. It was such an awesome opportunity, and if you get the chance, you should definitely check it out on their site!
They also host a ton of other finance articles, with topics ranging from how to save money, preparing for your future, and investing basics. So be sure to check it out!
But if you’d like to hear more about unique side hustle ideas that you can do from home, keep reading —
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Side Hustle Ideas for People Who Are Way Too Busy
So you’re trying to make some extra money on the side, and are looking for side hustle ideas to cash in on the entrepreneur lifestyle. Because everyone’s doing it — hustling to make a few extra bucks, trying out a couple of side gigs or work from home jobs here and there.
But if you’re already working a regular 9-to-5, aren’t you already way too busy?
How do you find the time to do all of this hustling … and still enjoy living your life?
It’s true that a lot of side hustles focus solely on the “hustle” part. For example, you’ll find suggestions all over the internet about becoming a driver for Uber or Lyft ridesharing, and Amazon Flex or Prime Now delivery services. GrubHub and DoorDash are popular services for restaurant delivery.
But what if you don’t have the time or bandwidth to do all of that physical hustling? What if you already work a full-time job, therefore only have a few hours a week to dedicate to side gigs?
I received some sort of marketing email this morning. It was from a company I’d purchased from in the past. You know how that goes — You buy something online, get confirmation sent to your email, and all of a sudden you’re getting emails from them daily.
Email marketing, that’s what it’s all about.
Because everrrryyyone says the email list is golden. Since it’s your audience. They sign up for your newsletter because they like what you’re producing, and they trust you.
Building up an email list and then selecting quality products or services to share is a surefire way to spread your brand’s message. Well then, why am I not doing this? Sure, I send out my new posts via email. That’s pretty much it.
I don’t send out sneak peeks on updated blogging courses that will be going on sale, or one-day-only discounts on the latest tech software. I mean, I guess I could … But given the fact that I don’t blog about blogging, that doesn’t really make sense.
I blog about side hustles, saving money, and being in debt. Trying to squeeze extra dimes and nickels out of activities you have to do anyway. Finding ways to earn extra income with the least amount of effort possible.
Paying bills that have been lingering like a bad cold right before vacation. Making the most of your time on this planet, and learning from mistakes made in the past.
Trying Out a New Side Jam — GoDaddy Domain Parking
I have a confession to make.
In the last 6 months or so, I’ve become a domain junkie.
It started out pretty harmless. I’d think of a cute name, go online, and see if anyone already had that domain.
Or I’d check out the domain auctions and bargain bin sales, to see if I could get a great deal on something I might be able to use in the future.
And of course, you pretty much have to do a search on your own name. And then look up the names of your family and friends — and dogs, just in case. (Unfortunately, all of our names are already taken).
But anyway — that’s how it all started. Tooling around on the internet. Seeing what interesting or quirky domain names I could find. Picking up a few here and there, in case I wanted to start a new project down the road.
Forgetting the fact that I already had buyer’s remorse with my primary domain name.