Side Hustles I’ve Tried

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be back with more posts. I took a short break to start my new business helping fellow entrepreneurs, but now that I’m settled, I’m back to bring you all great content. Today, I’m sharing some side hustles I’ve tried and giving my take on whether or not you should pursue them to make extra money. I’ll be sending out a more in-depth guide for those of you interested, so you can read my tips for success for each one. You can sign up for the guide here. Click the video to watch or read the points below to hear about the best side hustles to make money.

Best Side Hustles to Make Money


Photography is a fun side hustle to make money if you’re a creative person and like to be around others. As a photographer, you play a vital role in some of life’s most intimate moments, and you capture memories that will last a lifetime for your clients. To get a good start on photography, make sure you have some sort of camera (not an iPhone), basic editing skills, and a good eye. Then, be sure to advertise your services on social media and in your circles, so you can start booking clients!


If you like being around children and are good at managing at them, babysitting may be a great side job for you. I personally use to book clients, and I take on 1-2 families at a time. There are plenty of other sites available that give similar results, and you can take as many jobs as you can hold in your schedule.


Blogging and working as an influencer are great ways to earn some extra income on the side, but success does not come overnight. While it is very much possible to earn income without having huge follower counts, it is important for you to do your research on the area. Check out this Pinterest board for some tips for blogging.


I’ve never been paid with money directly from modeling, but I have done it in exchange for clothing, which works well enough for me. If you’re photogenic and like to be in front of the camera, contact your local boutiques or local photographers to see if they need any models. It could be the start of your dream side hustle.

Online Surveys

I’ve tried just about every online survey site in the book, and honestly, they simply are not worth it. It is extremely difficult and time consuming to earn enough points to exchange for cash. Unless you are absolutely strapped for cash, I would recommend that you pass on the online surveys.


If you have some valuable objects or clothing lying around that you not longer use but are in good condition, you may want to consider reselling it. There are a variety of ways you can resell possessions, whether you choose to sell online (via Ebay, Poshmark, etc.), sell in-store (pawn shops, consignment stores, etc.), or you can sell directly to a potential buyer. Keep in mind, that selling in-store will most likely not get you the money that the item is worth, but you can sell quickly. Do research and find the option that works best for you.

Freelance Writing

If you like to write on a variety of topics, freelance writing is a great side hustle for you. In the past, I’ve used, but there are a ton of similar sites to find freelancing jobs. You can also skip those websites and apply directly to jobs yourself. Just be sure that you are willing to do research when needed and spend time producing good work.


Transcribing is a relatively simple and easy side hustle that almost anyone can try. You just have to be disciplined enough to sit through audio clips and meticulous enough to accurately record the contents of the clips. I used to find jobs, but do your own research to find the site(s) that work best for you.

In other words…

There are so many side hustles for you to choose from, and I’ve done many of them myself. Most of the ones I’ve tried, I would recommend, depending on your personal skill set. Take an inventory of your interests and skills, and go from there to find the best side hustles to make money for you. If you’re interested in starting your own business as a side hustle, check out my new site to get some tips and freebies and work with me on getting started on the right foot. Until next time, share this post with someone who might need it, and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more episodes of Maya Monday!

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