Side hustles – the new security


Starting a side hustle can help you through tough financial situations. Picture: iStock

What is a side hustle? It is a business you’re passionate about that you run in your free time while still holding down your normal job which pays you an income.

The idea behind a side hustle is that you use your free time to start a business that can potentially bring you extra income. And, with the economic climate we are in, who doesn’t need couple of extra rands to go towards their budget?

There are hundreds of side hustle ideas, you just need to find one that aligns with your gifts, talents, skills and experience.

Examples of side hustle ideas

  • Interior decorating;
  • Writing articles;
  • Social media manager;
  • Baking and selling cakes;
  • Tutoring;
  • Selling goods online;
  • Graphic design;
  • Web development;
  • Uber; and
  • Coaching.

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