90+ Side Income Ideas Anyone Can Work on for Long-Term Profits

Diksha Sinha Diksha Sinha
Jun 28, 2022 19 min read
90+ Side Income Ideas Anyone Can Work on for Long-Term Profits

Every side hustle begins with a concept. Because a lack of excellent ideas is a common complaint, we have compiled this massive list of side hustle ideas to help you get your creative juices flowing.

So, there won't be more excuses!

The beauty of these side hustle ideas is that they don't always need a large upfront expenditure or even a highly specialized skill set. Not all of these are "business ideas," but they all have the potential to make you money in your leisure time.

1. Become Part of the Gig Economy
2. Public Notary Service
3. Grocery or Food Delivery Service
4. Real Estate Rentals
5. Teaching English Online
6. Use Etsy to Sell Crafts
7. Write and Sell an E-book
8. Sell or Conduct Online Seminars and Workshops
9. Rent Your Parking Space
10. Rent a Spare Room In Your House
11. Re-Sell Preloved Items
12. Take Tuitions
13. Teach an Art Class
14. Teach Music Lessons
15. Sell Handmade Crafts
16. Become a Virtual Assistant
17. Offer Your Services for Assembling DIY Furniture
18. Monetize Your Instagram Account
19. Become a Tour Guide
20. Register with Cab Aggregators
21. Offer Law Mowing/Gardening Services
22. Babysitting
23. Sewing
24. Become a Part-Time Events Planner
25. Create Templates and Worksheets
26. Become a Freelance Make-up Artist
27. Offer Services for Exhibition Management
28. Write and Edit Resumes
29. Sell Digital Designs
30. Offer Consultation
31. Become a Part-Time Yoga Instructor
32. List Yourself as a Handyman for Hire
33. Rent Out a Storage Space
34. Become a DJ
35. Make and Sell Soaps
36. Register on Amazon Seller Services
37. Become a Travel Agent
38. Buy and Sell Domain Names
39. Edit Videos
40. Sell Unwanted Products on Facebook Marketplace
41. Donate Blood/Plasma
42. Become a Wedding Planner
43. Rent Your Specialty Gear
44. Provide Printing Services From Home
45. Sell Used Items on eBay
46. Design and Sell T-shirts
47. Become a Referee
48. Take Paid Online Surveys
49. Start a Subscription Box Business
50. Become an Uber Eats Driver
51. Sell Personalised Products Using a Cricut DIY
52. Establish a Business as a Moving Company
53. Sell Photos
54. Dig Out Snow
55. Get a Real Estate License
56. Write Down Interviews
57. Design Theatrical Houses
58. Use Your Car to Sell Advertising Space
59. Get Paid to Perform Weddings
60. Make a Living as a Personal Trainer
61. Try Lending Person to Person
62. Start a Pet-Sitting Business
63. Use the Web to Sell Graphic Design Skills
64. Hold a Car Wash Once a Week
65. Sell Things You’ve Baked
66. Wash High-Rise Windows
67. Get a Job as a Mystery Shopper
68. Prepare People’s Tax Returns
69. Become a Sign Spinner
70. Start a Business of Painting Houses
71. Edit College Admission Essays
72. Start Your Personal Shopping Service
73. Use Kickstarter to Get Money for Your Idea
74. Start a Blog
75. Take Care of Social Media Pages of Businesses
76. Get a Part-Time Job Delivering Packages
77. Sell Snacks to People at Work
78. Start House Sitting
79. Start Tuition Business
80. Join a Clinical Trial
81. Start a Laundry Service
82. Work With Senior Citizens
83. Sell Handmade Goods on Amazon
84. Start an Accounting Business
85. Start Cooking Classes
86. Write YouTube Scripts
87. Try to Impersonate a Celebrity
88. Make a Living as a Life Coach
89. Start an On-Call Grooming Service
90. Cook or Do a Meal Prep
91. Sell Used Clothes Online
92. Do Garage Sales
93. Get Paid to Test Websites
94. Start Selling Food
95. Start a Business Doing Calligraphy
96. Create a Podcast
97. Become a Brand Ambassador
98. Get Money for Downloading Apps
99. Do Data Entry
100. Become a YouTube Channel Host

1. Become Part of the Gig Economy

Freelancing Services
Freelancing Services

Believe it or not, the gig economy is really taking up the world by storm. Especially during the pandemic period, many people adopted the gig economy, wanting to work from the safety of their homes. What's the best thing about the gig economy? You can work from anywhere, at any time and work on projects that excite you.

2. Public Notary Service

States issue notary certification, which usually costs less than 2000 INR. Once you're certified, you may either charge your own fee to notarize papers, or you can work as a loan signing agent.

3. Grocery or Food Delivery Service

You can deliver groceries and take-out meals in your area on your own time with businesses like Swiggy, Dunzo or Zomato.

4. Real Estate Rentals

Real estate investment is one of the most well-known and well-established side hustles. Platforms like NoBroker, CommonFloor and MagicBricks make it simple to find and purchase income-generating homes that already have tenants and property management.

5. Teaching English Online

There are many websites that look out for 'at home' tutors to teach different online courses to kids and adults alike, so, you can easily take up one of these as a side project and earn money while teaching from the comfort of your own home.

6. Use Etsy to Sell Crafts

Etsy is a great platform for people to sell handmade crafts and other items, if you are good at crafting, hand knitting or embroidering, selling these products on Etsy is a great way for you to earn some money on the side.

7. Write and Sell an E-book

Writing a self-published e-book to sell on Amazon is a popular side business option, especially for bloggers or those who already have a following.

8. Sell or Conduct Online Seminars and Workshops

Turn your skills into a side income by selling online courses or seminars if you're an expert in your area or have other relevant life lessons to impart.

9. Rent Your Parking Space

Rent a Parking Space
Rent a Parking Space

Most societies come with a free parking space when you rent an apartment in any one of them. If you don't own a car yourself you can easily rent that parking to anyone who needs it more than you and earn some money on the side. This is one of the perks of the sharing economy, where people rent living space, pool their car or rent a parking space.

10. Rent a Spare Room In Your House

If you own an apartment and don't use all the rooms, you can easily get a flatmate and rent out the spare room. You could also list your home on Airbnb or on other couch surfing platforms to earn monetary benefits on the side.

11. Re-Sell Preloved Items

Re-selling pre-loved items, be it clothes, shoes, bags 0r furniture is another great way to earn some extra cash while you focus on your daily tasks. Selling these items on the side ensures that you have some money to spend luxuriously and also keeps your home clutter-free.

12. Take Tuitions

Teaching is one of the greatest ways to earn some extra cash on the side. You can put in an advertisement for the subjects you want to teach and get leads that will help you earn some money on the side.

13. Teach an Art Class

If you are good at artwork, painting, drawing or crafting, you can start giving art lessons to kids and adults alike and gain some extra cash on the side.

14. Teach Music Lessons

Similar to art classes, if you are nuanced in the art of music, you can easily start your own side hustle by teaching music lessons or instruments to interested candidates.

15. Sell Handmade Crafts

Handmade items are really popular at this time, be it for home decor, personal care or fashion. So, it will be a great choice to start selling your own handcrafted products. You can sell them online on Etsy or social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram or set up stalls in exhibitions or fairs to bring in more sales.

16. Become a Virtual Assistant

Many large organisations and high-level leaders are hiring virtual assistants to outsource administrative chores as the workforce becomes increasingly distant. This sort of part-time side hustle might be a simple method to generate extra money in 2022 while staying at home if you have the necessary talents.

17. Offer Your Services for Assembling DIY Furniture

There are people in this world who aren't really fond of DIY and assembling DIY furniture. So, offering your services to do that for them will not only help you earn some cash on the side but also build contacts for future references.

18. Monetize Your Instagram Account

Using effective hashtags and creating compelling content may help you grow a large social media following. You may start generating money by monetizing articles and taking on advertisements after you reach 10,000 followers.

19. Become a Tour Guide

If you live in a place with heavy tourist footfall, becoming a tour guide is a great idea. You'll be able to travel and make new friends while earning a few extra bucks on the side.

20. Register with Cab Aggregators

If you love to drive, own and have a few extra minutes on your hands, you can register to become a part-time driver with cab aggregators like Ola and Uber.

21. Offer Law Mowing/Gardening Services

You can offer your gardening and lawn mowing services to people who own big gardens but don't have the time to maintain them. Thus, you can start your own gardening business as a side hustle.


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22. Babysitting

Perhaps one of the quickest ways to earn some extra cash, babysitting is pretty much the go-to option for the younger generation. List your services on a babysitting platform or spread the word and start from there.

23. Sewing

If you are someone with great sewing skills, starting your own sewing business on the side can be the perfects start to bringing some extra cash home.

24. Become a Part-Time Events Planner

Parents are seeking virtual kid birthday party ideas, as well as how to hold birthday parties amid the COVID epidemic. Consider becoming a party planner to ensure that celebrations are held without a glitch.

25. Create Templates and Worksheets

People keep looking for editable templates for PPTs, worksheets and even portfolios. So, you can start creating your own templates. You may charge a tiny price for each download and run this side business entirely from home, whether it's a geometry study guide or a financial planning spreadsheet.

26. Become a Freelance Make-up Artist

If you love the glamour of makeup and are proficient in the art, you can start offering freelance makeup services for special events, like weddings, birthdays or receptions.

27. Offer Services for Exhibition Management

If you are fond of large-scale events and exhibitions, start offering your services to hosts and participants. You can stand at the counter as a sales associate or manage the food and beverage sections.

28. Write and Edit Resumes

If you have a knack for creating winning resumes, this is the side hustle for you! Start offering your resume writing and editing skills to people for a small fee and start your side business.

29. Sell Digital Designs

Create digital designs, such as holiday card templates, downloadable art, or resume graphics, to sell online at sites like Etsy for a low-maintenance side income.

30. Offer Consultation

If you are an expert in a field, you can start consulting advice-seekers as a service and earn a few extra bucks.

31. Become a Part-Time Yoga Instructor

If you are keen on fitness and yoga is your medicine, then spreading the joy to others is a good idea. You can become a certified yoga instructor and start giving yoga classes to earn some extra money.

32. List Yourself as a Handyman for Hire

If you're very skilled, you can make money by being a house-call handyman who can help with odd projects around the house, such as fixing drywall or unclogging a drain.

33. Rent Out a Storage Space

Renting storage spaces has become extremely popular in recent years, especially due to the Work-From-Home scenario, brought on by the pandemic. If you own an unutilized space, you can give it for hire to people who need it and earn some extra cash out of the deal.

34. Become a DJ

If you are fond of music or have an ear for good tunes, showcase your skills as a DJ by night (or day, if you so wish) and make it the side business you do during free hours.

35. Make and Sell Soaps

Handmade Soaps
Handmade Soaps

Handmade soaps are really popular and extremely easy to make. All you need to do is get a soap-making kit, look at some tutorials and start creating amazing soaps that you can sell from home.

36. Register on Amazon Seller Services

On Amazon, you can sell anything, from old books to household stuff. Create your Amazon seller profile and start selling to earn extra cash on the side.

37. Become a Travel Agent

If you know a thing or two about travelling then start helping people plan their vacations and earn some cash on the side.

38. Buy and Sell Domain Names

It's very easy to buy a domain name, build it up a bit and sell them at a profit to people you need it. And what's even better? You can do this from the comfort of your home.

39. Edit Videos

If you are a genius with digital software and love to edit videos to make them more appealing, make it your side hustle and earn some cash doing it for individuals or companies.

40. Sell Unwanted Products on Facebook Marketplace

If you have items at home that you don't need anymore and are eager to get rid of, list them on Facebook's Marketplace for sale and earn some profit from them.


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41. Donate Blood/Plasma

Many clinics pay people to donate blood 0r plasma and if you meet the criteria you can do the same to earn some cash on the side.

42. Become a Wedding Planner

Wedding Planner
Wedding Planner

If you have the right skills and can easily build contacts, you can become a wedding planner and earn some cash on the side by making people's wedding dreams come true. Β 

43. Rent Your Specialty Gear

You can put your equipment for rent to make some extra money on the side, whether it's a heavy-duty pressure washer or a set of skis and poles. It can even be a camera or a highly-advanced printing system.

44. Provide Printing Services From Home

If you own a good printer and are good with digital technology, you can start providing people with printing solutions by printing their documents on your printer for a tiny fee.

45. Sell Used Items on eBay

Rather than donating or discarding old goods, such as the dining room light fixture you changed, consider selling them on eBay first. You never know who could be looking for something antique!

46. Design and Sell T-shirts

If you love to design new things you can start by creating cool T-shirts and selling them. All you need to know is a good screen printing unit that can print your T-shirts.

47. Become a Referee

Local parks and recreation centres employ referees to make calls during minor league games and other events.

48. Take Paid Online Surveys

You may earn an additional hundred or so bucks every month just by conducting surveys or viewing movies online.

49. Start a Subscription Box Business

Subscription Box
Subscription Box

You can generate some extra income by creating and selling your own personalised subscription boxes online using different platforms. This can be done whether you have a knack for putting together the best snack boxes or you have a passion for selecting the best beauty products.

50. Become an Uber Eats Driver

Uber Eats
Uber Eats

Those looking for a simple side hustle that offers a flexible schedule may want to consider food delivery using a service such as Uber Eats.

51. Sell Personalised Products Using a Cricut DIY

With the assistance of the Cricut smart cutting machine, you can easily personalise just about anything, including candles, centrepieces, party invitations, totes, wall art, and a great deal more. This customization capability could quickly develop into a lucrative idea for a side business for you to pursue.

52. Establish a Business as a Moving Company

You can get started in the moving business by securing jobs if you have a truck and a few friends who are strong. You can establish a solid reputation in the community and launch a profitable side business in a matter of a few short months.

53. Sell Photos

You can make a little extra money with your photography skills and a nice camera by taking portrait-style pictures for your friends at church or licencing them through a photo-sharing website. All you need is some photography experience and a nice camera.

54. Dig Out Snow

If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, you might find that starting a snow shovelling service in your neighbourhood is a good way to quickly gain customers and extra cash.

55. Get a Real Estate License

"Because there are a lot of moving parts, players, money, and legalities involved in buying and selling homes, competitive real estate agents are most often in it full-time," explain Jen and Josh Horner, Realtors at RE/MAX Utah. But, if you decide to secure your real estate licence and devote your time to making real estate solely a side hustle. They caution that you should evaluate not only the costs of starting up the business but also the number of transactions that would need to be completed in order to not only break even but actually turn a profit.

56. Write Down Interviews

You can get paid to transcribe audio files on sites like Transcribe Anywhere. You can create your own schedule and work as much or as little as you want.

57. Design Theatrical Houses

Have an eye for interior design? Staging homes for a small fee could be a fun way for you to make money on the side. Start out by getting to know real estate agents and listing agents in your area.

58. Use Your Car to Sell Advertising Space

How cool is it that you can make money by selling advertising space on your car? Using a site like Wrapify to sell advertising space on your car could be a great way to make extra money if you live in a densely populated area and drive a lot.

59. Get Paid to Perform Weddings

You can get ordained online, and each wedding you officiate will earn you a few hundred dollars.

60. Make a Living as a Personal Trainer

You could charge your friends or trainees per workout to get some extra cash.

61. Try Lending Person to Person

Websites like Lending Club that let people lend money to each other can help you make money off of your savings. You can put money away for other people to borrow, and they will pay you the interest directly.

62. Start a Pet-Sitting Business

If you like animals, you might like taking care of them while their owners are away. Pet-sitting is a business that is getting more popular day by day.

63. Use the Web to Sell Graphic Design Skills

If you love design, you could start a graphic design side business to help people. Build a website to show potential clients what you can do, or just list your services on a site like Fiverr.

64. Hold a Car Wash Once a Week

Set up shop every Saturday at a busy grocery store during the warmer months so people know where to find you. To get them to come back, promise to have their car washed and ready before they leave.

65. Sell Things You’ve Baked

As a fun side job, you could set up a booth at your local farmer's market and sell freshly baked goods.

66. Wash High-Rise Windows

This is one of those dirty jobs that aren't too hard to do if you have a tall enough ladder, but most people would rather pay someone else to do it. This makes it a good option for a side job.

67. Get a Job as a Mystery Shopper

One of the most fun ways to make money on the side is to sign up to be a "mystery shopper" on sites like Bestmark. It's a great way to make a little extra money and get a lot of cool perks, like free dinners.

68. Prepare People’s Tax Returns

Companies will hire more tax preparers during tax season to help keep up with demand.

69. Become a Sign Spinner

They are also called sign walkers, sign wavers, and sign twirlers. Many businesses still pay people an hourly rate to hold signs at busy intersections.

70. Start a Business of Painting Houses

Put together a group of experienced painters who can help you finish any painting jobs you get.


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71. Edit College Admission Essays

Get paid to proofread and edit the college essays of high school seniors who are about to graduate.

72. Start Your Personal Shopping Service

If you have a great sense of style, it's likely that someone you know would pay you to help them shop.

73. Use Kickstarter to Get Money for Your Idea

Start a Kickstarter page, and your cool idea for a side job could start making you money right away.

74. Start a Blog

Even though this won't make you money right away, with time, good SEO, and a loyal following, you can turn a blog into a profitable side job in 2022.

75. Take Care of Social Media Pages of Businesses

If you know how to plan Instagram posts or run a Facebook page, you might be able to make some extra money by selling your social media management skills.

76. Get a Part-Time Job Delivering Packages

Companies like FedEx and UPS hire seasonal workers, which can be a great way to make some extra money on the side.

77. Sell Snacks to People at Work

Keep a full snack bin in the company kitchenette and charge a small amount per package on the honour system. You'll make more money and get extra credit from your coworkers.

78. Start House Sitting

If you can do it often enough, house-sitting is not only a fun and relaxing way to make money, but it could also save you money on rent.

79. Start Tuition Business

If you tutor as a side job, you can make a lot of money, especially if you're good at math or did well on your LSATs.

80. Join a Clinical Trial

Some medical centres will pay you to take part in clinical studies if you meet the requirements for that study.

81. Start a Laundry Service

Laundry Services
Laundry Services

If you live in an area where most people don't have washers and dryers at home, you can make a lot of money by starting a side business that delivers washed and folded clothes.

82. Work With Senior Citizens

Hire yourself out as extra help for old people. If you have a degree as a nurse, you can make a lot of money. Even if you don't, you can still help by going grocery shopping with them or cleaning their house.

83. Sell Handmade Goods on Amazon

You can become a seller on Amazon Handmade, which is similar to Etsy but has the easy-to-use features that Amazon is known for.

84. Start an Accounting Business

As a side business idea, you can keep track of expenses for small businesses. This is different from being a personal assistant, and you don't need a degree in accounting to do it.

85. Start Cooking Classes

If you know how to cook well, you could host a class at your house and charge some money per person to pay for supplies and your time.

86. Write YouTube Scripts

People who make videos for YouTube and other sites will pay you to type up the audio so that it can be uploaded along with the video. Depending on how fast you can type, this side job can make you a lot of money.

87. Try to Impersonate a Celebrity

If you have a costume that lets you look like a famous person, like Elvis, Obama, or one of the Disney princesses, you can use sites like Fiverr to sell your services and make some extra money.

88. Make a Living as a Life Coach

Selling your time and skills is one of the easiest ways to start a side business. As a life coach, you can do just that by using your real-life experiences to help guide and support clients who need your help.

89. Start an On-Call Grooming Service

As a side job, you can start a mobile pet grooming service with a few supplies and a positive attitude.

90. Cook or Do a Meal Prep

So many things can be done to turn cooking or baking into a side job. If you love to cook, become a private chef or offer to make meals for other people.

91. Sell Used Clothes Online

Sites like thredUP and Poshmark make it easy and profitable to sell your old clothes online as a side business in 2022.

92. Do Garage Sales

Sell your own stuff to start. Then, to make it a real side job, offer to run yard sales for your friends and family in exchange for a cut of the money they make.

93. Get Paid to Test Websites

You can get up to 5000 INR per test if you look at websites and give your feedback on them on sites like User Testing.

94. Start Selling Food

Set up a table or booth in the park and sell your homemade food for the money. This is one of the best ways to earn side income without investing a huge amount of money.

95. Start a Business Doing Calligraphy

With some practice, you can make about 200-500 INR per envelope.

96. Create a Podcast

Podcasting
Podcasting

Start your own podcast and talk about things that are of interest to you. For downloads, you can charge a small fee.

97. Become a Brand Ambassador

The perfect idea for people who live on or near a college campus and want to make some extra money.

98. Get Money for Downloading Apps

You can make money by downloading and using apps on sites like Feature Points. This is a simple idea for a side job that you can do from home.

99. Do Data Entry

Many offices, like doctor's offices, will pay skilled typists to add handwritten information to digital databases in a correct way.

100. Become a YouTube Channel Host

With YouTube's revenue-sharing programme, you can make money if you get a lot of people to watch your videos. YouTube is an interesting platform because it is both a search engine and a viral engine. This means that there are two ways to get found on YouTube. You might not even have to be in the video.

Now that you have these many ideas to work with, go ahead and make a few extra bucks by picking out any one of these.


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FAQs

What is the best side income?

Freelancing, Public Notary Service, Grocery or Food Delivery Service, Real Estate Rentals, Renting Parking Space, Re-Selling Items, Taking Tuitions, Monetizing Your Instagram Account, and Offering Law Mowing/Gardening Services are some of the best side income ideas.

What are some passive income ideas?

Affiliate marketing, selling courses, investing in stocks, starting a blog, and dropshipping store are some of the best passive income ideas.

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