You’ve decided you want to use your spare time to make some extra money- well done, that’s the first step to a better financial outlook! If you’re stuck for some side hustle ideas, this post will hopefully help you to define and decide on the direction you would like to take.
It is all well and good saying that you want to earn some cash on the side- but the reality is, it takes some time to figure out what you really want to take away from your side hustle.
Here are four things to consider before taking the plunge with your side hustle…
What side hustle is going to make you smile?
Your side hustle needs to be something that you are going to be happy to do outside of your regular job. For example, there is no point in deciding to be a virtual assistant doing someone else’s online admin, when you can’t stand doing admin!
How much money do you want to make from your side hustle?
You’ll also want to figure out how much you want to earn from your side hustle. And even decide whether you want to take it to the next level and try to make a full time income from it. Consider this- what amount of extra money each month could really make a difference to you?
How many hours do you have available to put into your side hustle?
Think about how much time you can dedicate each week to your side hustle. This will give you an idea of how much money you could earn, and also how much potential growth there could be for the future.
What are the start up costs of your side hustle?
A big one to consider is the start-up costs of your side hustle- is it affordable? You can start some side hustle ideas from absolutely nothing. But others can cost considerably more in materials, equipment and advertising. Think about how much money you have available to start with, and make sure that your hustle won’t fold before you’ve even got started with your first customers.
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100 Side Hustle Ideas UK
So without further ado, here are 50 side hustle ideas to help you uncover your true calling…
1. Freelance writing
Businesses often outsourcing writing to freelancers as they may not have the demand to hire a writer in their team full time. This is where you can come in. Set up profiles on People Per Hour and Fiverr, and get hustling.
Read my full guide on how to start freelance writing to get more hints and tips on securing your first clients.
2. Sell your crafts
Handmade and ethical products are now hugely popular, with Etsy being one of the most popular places to sell your crafts online. You could sell ANYTHING from embroidery, to cards, to candles to pottery- anything goes.
If you want to start selling your crafts, check out my introduction to selling on Etsy guide. It’s the only platform that I use and recommend to sell crafts online.
3. Become an extra
It almost sounds too good to be true to become an extra and feature in the latest films and TV shows, but it’s not! Especially if you live in a major city, there are often opportunities listed regularly. Head to Casting Collective to create a profile and check out their urgent casting calls for TV and film extras in the UK.
4. Resell clothing online
As well as selling your own possessions on eBay, Depop or Gumtree, you can take things a step further and buy clothing to sell for a profit.
You can source clothing for reselling from a multitude of places such as car boot sales, yard sales and second hand stores.
5. Become a virtual assistant
Becoming a virtual assistant is a super flexible side hustle which you can fit around your other commitments and can do from home.
You can specialise in various areas such as admin, Pinterest, social media, or blogging. You can be a virtual assistant for almost any online service that you can think of.
Head to sites like Fiverr to find your first customers, or reach out to people already in your network who may already have businesses that they need assistance with.
6. Matched betting
It is possible to earn quite a lot of money, in a short space of time with matched betting. Matched betting works on the basis that you bet on both outcomes of a sports match. Thankfully, you don’t need to know lots about sports or betting to have success with matched betting. You can use a service like Outplayed, which gives you all the materials that you need to succeed with matched betting, including step by step videos to show you the exact process of how matched betting works.
I thought it sounded too good to be true- but I made over £300 when I tried it out for a few months (and there’s a lot more money to be made than that!)
Outplayed offer a free trial where you can test the waters and earn a guaranteed £250 (if you don’t, they make up the difference!). This is a great chance to learn the ropes, and quickly make some extra money!
Read more about my experience of matched betting here.
7. Become a food delivery driver
With the likes of UberEats and Deliveroo now on the scene, if you’ve got a bicycle, a car or a scooter, a flexible side hustle could be delivering takeaway food.
8. Start a blog
Blogging can be a slow burner, but once your website becomes more established, it has the potential to turn into a full time income- with part of that income being passive.
You can monetise a blog in a multitude of ways- from sponsored posts, to affiliate marketing sales to advertising.
To get started you’ll need to buy a domain name (the name of your website) with a site like Namecheap, and pay for a host. When you buy a domain name, you need a company to host your website for you. My preferred host is SiteGround, who are always on hand to fix any issues you might come up against.
9. Offer translation services
If you’re gifted enough to be bilingual, you could offer your services as a translator. You could do this in person to translate verbally, or online where you can translate text from one language into another.
As this is quite a niche, if you are fluent in more than one language, this could become a profitable side hustle for you.
10. Create YouTube tutorials
Millions of people use YouTube every day, and with the rising popularity of smart phones, we use video more than ever. Want to know how to make the perfect poached egg? Head to YouTube. Want to know how to change a tyre? Go to YouTube.
If you are knowledgeable on a certain topic, go ahead and create a video tutorial, and once you attract a number of viewers, you can monetise your videos with adverts.
11. Be a hair stylist
If you already work in a salon by day, or even if you don’t and are super skilled with a pair of curling tongs, you could think about a hair styling side hustle.
Peak times for hair styling would usually be for weddings, proms, and possibly even photoshoots- which could mean this side hustle would work well around a regular full time job.
12. Take part in research and focus groups
You’d be surprised at the number of research and focus groups there will be in your nearest city. In London in particular, there are very regular opportunities to take part in these research trials.
13. Become a pet sitter
More people have pets than ever before, which means that they need a pet sitter whenever they are on holiday, or even just out of town for the weekend.
Establishing yourself as a pet sitter in your local area could be very lucrative- especially if you build up trust with people who come back to you for repeat business.
14. Offer cleaning or ironing services
Cleaning and ironing are chores which are often outsourced, due to the fact it can take up a lot of time. Again, you could establish yourself as offering these services in your local area, and build up a portfolio of clients.
15. Become a make-up artist
If you are a whizz with a make-up brush and palette, you could make a name for yourself as a make-up artist. Make-up artists are often in high demand for weddings, photoshoots and editorial shoots, so you could fit this quite comfortably around a regular 9-5.
Get yourself set up on social media, create a website, and go get your first customers!
16. Sell printable artwork
If you’ve got a background in illustration or fine art, selling printable artwork could be a brilliant side hustle idea for you. You could create an illustration, upload it to a site like Etsy, and then sell it as a printable- people can print the design off on their home printers, meaning this could turn into a passive income stream.
17. Become a mystery shopper
Mystery shopping is a really fun way to earn some extra money. Often the tasks will be to go to a restaurant or café, which means that as well as getting paid, you get a free meal out of it too! Some great sites to try to get started are Marketforce and Red Wigwam.
18. Become a dog walker
People spend a lot of money on their pets- particularly on their dogs. If someone is out of the house for a whole day (which is often the case) they will pay to have their dog walked to make sure it is looked after whilst they are at work.
Dog walking can be particularly lucrative as you can walk several dogs at a time, and give yourself some exercise too!
19. Offer babysitting
Babysitting is not just for teenage girls! Parents will always need someone to look after their kids at weekends and evenings if they have plans.
Babysitting is a brilliant side-hustle because once the kids go to bed, you can watch TV or work on your computer like you would do at home. But get paid for it!
20. Become a tutor
If you’re already a teacher, tutoring could be a very lucrative side hustle idea. You’ll be utilising your existing skill set, and will be familiar with the current school curriculum.
However, even if you’re not a teacher and have a degree-level qualification in a subject, you can be a tutor. If you’re good with languages you could even tutor adults online.
21. Flip items for profit
We touched on reselling clothing in number 4 on this list, but you could also buy and sell larger, more expensive items like fine jewellery, antiques and even houses!
The amount of money that is needed in start-up costs for this idea is a lot higher than other suggestions in this list, but the rewards are also higher too.
22. Become a doula
Becoming a doula isn’t something for the faint hearted, and is a good side hustle idea for someone who already has experience of midwifery.
This side hustle could well become a full time job, as mothers-to-be will need you at their side for the birth- which could be at any hour of the day.
23. Sell your photos
If you’re an experienced photographer, you could sell your photos online to earn some extra cash. A particularly popular website for this is Shuttershock, where you get paid every time someone downloads one of your images.
You could also sell stock photos if you wished to, which are often purchased in batches by website owners, bloggers and businesses.
24. Freelance as a fitness instructor
Is fitness your thing? You could quickly become a qualified class instructor for just about anything- from Zumba, to spinning, to yoga.
This could comfortably fit around a regular 9-5, as classes are often popular in the evening once people have finished work.
25. Design logos
Logo design is a really popular service that you can monetise quickly. Websites and new businesses will always be looking for a logo to promote their new products.
If you have a background in design this could be a great way to earn some money on the side.
26. Offer tailoring services
If you’re trained in sewing, selling alteration services could be a great side hustle option that you can do from home.
Common alterations needed are taking up trousers, curtains and tailoring. You could even sew bespoke curtains which could be a lucrative service that you could promote in your local community.
27. Sell bespoke cakes
Got a penchant for baking? You could sell specialist cakes- and you could do this from home in your spare time. Bespoke cakes are always in demand- from wedding cakes, to christening cakes and birthday cakes.
28. Become an Uber driver
If you already own a car, you can become an Uber driver in your spare time with relative ease. This could work really well around your full time hours as it’s such a flexible side hustle.
29. Freelance as an illustrator
If you have a background in design or art, illustration is another great side hustle idea for you. Magazines, websites and businesses are always looking for illustrators to create unique graphics for them.
This could be a brilliant side hustle idea which you can do from the comfort of your own home around your current work schedule.
30. Offer coaching in a field of expertise
If you have a particular expertise, you could offer others coaching in your spare time. Whether you’re an SEO expert and could help other people with their websites, or maybe you could coach people in management techniques, you could make a tidy profit from coaching others.
31. Publish an e-book
E-books are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to read books, and it also happens that you can self-publish an e-book should you wish to.
An e-book doesn’t have to be hundreds of pages long, if you have a specialist topic that you can write about with authority, you could publish an e-book.
For example, if you are a nutritionist, you could comfortably publish an e-book on a specialist topic like raw food diets. This is one of the best side hustle ideas that you can pursue if you have an existing business model.
Transcribing usually entails typing out audio recordings from doctors or solicitors- so it helps if you have a background in this (although it is not always essential).
You need to be fast at typing to do this, so if you’re not skilled in touch-typing, it might be best to give this one a miss as you will be asked to do a typing test.
33. Rent out a spare room in your home
Getting a lodger may mean that you have a little less space for yourself, but the financial rewards for this are brilliant. You can earn a large amount of money every month, just from sharing your space with someone else.
Another alternative to this is to rent out a spare room in your home as an AirBnB listing- it would mean that you are less likely to have someone sharing your space full time, and allows flexibility where you could block out dates where you won’t be at home.
If you’re a bit of a grammar nut, proofreading could be a great side hustle for you, and is one that can usually be completed from the comfort of your home.
People will often need manuscripts, dissertations, essays and contracts proof read- and will pay someone to carry out this task for them.
35. Start a podcast
Podcasts are ever-popular, and you could start a podcast on almost any topic. You could start a podcast as an add-on to a blog or website, and monetise it through adverts and sponsorships.
36. Start music lessons
If you can play an instrument well, you could teach children or adults how to play. From music theory to practical lessons, many parents will shell out for their kids to have lessons in piano, guitar, drums and more.
You could even arrange to tutor several students at once in order to maximise your earning potential from this side hustle.
37. House sitting
Just like people will pay for pet sitting services, people will also pay for people to house sit when they are on holiday to protect it from burglaries.
You may also be expected to carry out some pet sitting duties whilst you are house sitting, but it’s a small price to pay to stay in a (usually) fancy house and get paid for it!
38. Sell calligraphy services
If you’re a dab hand at calligraphy (or think you could learn it!), people will pay you handsomely for this service. Think wedding invitations, name plates, corporate functions, and personalised menus for events.
It’s a pretty niche skill, so if you can perfect this, you can be sure that you will have customers knocking at your door in no time.
39. Voiceover artist
Think you’ve got a good voice? Why not try your hand as a voiceover artist or narrator? You can find your first gigs on Fiverr, and see where it could take you. Also check out Voices, where you can create a profile as a professional voiceover artist.
People need voiceover artists for a multitude of reasons- for adverts, audio books, radio and more.
40. Become a DJ
If you live in a major city (and even if you don’t) there is scope to establish yourself as a DJ if that is where your passion lies.
From major events and club nights, to wedding receptions, you can bet that DJs are always in demand. The best part is, that this side hustle would easily fit around a regular 9-5 job.
41. Sell jewellery
Bespoke, ethically made jewellery is very popular at the moment. You could sell your own beaded, silver or handmade jewellery through an online marketplace like Etsy, or even set up your own website and start social media pages to go with it.
42. Create an online course
Creating an online course is a form of passive income which could serve you extremely well for many months and years to come.
If you create an online course or membership, you do the hard work once, and then reap the benefits as more and more people pay to sign up.
Create the online course in a field that you are an expert in, and people will come flocking to find out your secrets.
43. Become a caterer
Food and catering services will always be in demand- so if you’re trained as a chef, offering catering services could be a brilliant side hustle for you.
44. Sell tech support services
Tech support services are a brilliant side hustle idea if you are already working in IT. Many small businesses require technical support on a freelance basis, so this could be a great option to support your full time income.
45. Get licensed as a driving instructor
If you think of yourself as a good driver, why not try your hand at being a driving instructor? No matter where in the country you live, people will always want to learn to drive.
This is another side hustle which is flexible and you can do around a full time job- especially if you are doing shift work.
46. CV, Resume and Cover Letter service
If you currently work in HR, this could be a brilliant side hustle idea for you. CV writing and Cover Letter writing is in high demand- people will pay to get their CV as good as possible when they are applying to jobs.
If you work in HR you are likely to have a lot of experience in hiring and looking through CVs, so this would be likely to suit your skillset.
47. Become a tour guide
Think you know your local area like the back of your hand? Why not become a tour guide? Free walking tours are now a very popular way for tourists to get to know a new city.
Despite the name, tour goers are expected to tip their guide for their time and their local recommendations. Advertise online and you will soon have a regular income from being a niche tour guide.
48. Create an app
Creating an app isn’t the side hustle for everyone, but if you have previous experience in this area, and have a unique idea, this could make you a lot of money!
49. Web design service
Web design is always in demand, as not many people who start a website will know how to design and build one.
If you do this as your day job, it makes sense that this is the perfect side hustle for you to do in your spare time.
50. Data entry
Despite this not being the most exciting side hustle in the world, this is something that almost anyone can do from home on their computer.
Data entry could be anything from entering numbers into a spreadsheet or moving data from one sheet to another.
Many businesses will need this kind of admin done regularly, but may not want to employ someone on a full time basis so will outsource this work.
51. Kids party entertainer
Know a thing or two about balloon animals? Maybe you’ve got a knack for juggling? Or perhaps you could go all out and specialise as a clown or a Disney princess.
Parents are often prepared to shell out for the perfect entertainer for their kids birthday party AND they are likely to recommend you to their friends.
Your target customers are in your local community, so set up flyers and a Facebook page to get started with this side hustle idea.
52. Rent out your parking space
Did you know that you can rent out your parking space to make some passive income? If you have an unused parking space, you can list it with companies like Your Parking Space or JustPark, and start to bring in a second income, stress free.
53. Create wedding stationery
Custom wedding stationery is the perfect side hustle idea for anyone creative. There are two options that you can explore when it comes to creating wedding stationery…
If you have a background in graphic design, you can create bespoke wedding stationery online, and then collaborate with a printers to achieve the final product. Alternatively, the happy couple could arrange to print the design themselves.
If you have excellent handwriting or offer a calligraphy service, you could be hired to handwrite the wedding invitations and wedding stationery for the bride and groom. List your services on websites such as Etsy to get the ball rolling.
54. Hedge veg stall
Love to grow fresh veggies? Or perhaps you love to propagate plants? A ‘hedge veg’ stall with an honesty box is a great way to make a little extra cash out of your hobby.
Love a magic trick? You could moonlight as a magician and offer shows at kids parties, weddings, and corporate events. You could even offer classes where you teach the art of magic!
Again, with this side hustle idea, your best audience is your local community- so put up flyers and start a Facebook group to get the word out.
56. Astrology and psychics
Fancy yourself as a bit of a mystic meg? You could offer birth chart readings, psychic readings, palm readings, crystal healing and more- depending on your area of expertise.
You can list your skills online or in person, and believe it or not, tarot card readings are listed on freelancer websites like Fiverr, so this could be a great place to start selling your skill.
57. Life coaching
Do your friends look to you for advice? Are you wise beyond your years? You may wish to consider becoming a life coach. A life coach can offer support and guidance to those who need it.
If you’d like to take a qualification, you can find affordable courses on websites like Udemy to get certified as a life coach before offering your services.
58. Swimming instructor
If you love sports science and exercise, you may wish to become a swimming instructor in your spare time. There are lots of swimming classes during the evenings and at weekends which means that this side hustle could fit around a 9-5 job.
You’ll have to take a qualification to become a swimming instructor, but it could be worth it as an enjoyable and lucrative side hustle.
59. Reiki practitioner
Becoming a reiki healer is not something that you can learn overnight, but if you are willing to put in the time and effort to train, this could be an interesting side hustle that you can complete around your 9-5 job.
You can train with a reiki master and go through a series of ‘attunements’ or initiations so that you can practice reiki on others. This can take up to 3 years.
60. Rent out your clothes
If you have a bursting wardrobe, you could consider renting out your clothes on a rental platform such as Hurr or By Rotation. The more listings you have on the platform, the more money you are likely to make.
Branded clothing is often most popular- as are popular fashion pieces such as suits by Daily Sleeper, for example. You don’t have to worry about your clothing, as everything is dry cleaned between rentals, and you are covered against theft and damage by the rental platform.
61. Career counselling
A little bit like life coaching, career counselling involves helping someone to get more out of their career, advance their career, start their career or change career entirely.
As a career counseller you might have one-to-one conversations, or create activities or projects that help the individual decide how they would like to proceed. This side hustle idea is great for those with existing skills in HR or recruitment.
62. AI tutoring
Have you grasped AI with both hands? AI can make our lives much easier, but many people are not using AI to it’s full potential. In fact, many don’t know how AI can help them with their work and with their lives in general.
If you’re somewhat of an expert on AI, list your services on a platform like Fiverr– your profile is sure to be very popular due to this trending topic.
63. Game coaching
That’s right- some people will pay for game coaching! If you’re a pro-gamer, you can be assured that you’ll have some tricks and tips to offer when it comes to game coaching.
If you already have a presence online where you are known for your gaming skills, this side hustle is going to be profitable for you. And if you don’t have an online presence? List your services on Fiverr with proof of your skills and expertise.
A lifeguard is another great side hustle if you enjoy sports, swimming, and some element of being social. You’ll have to train and get a qualification as a lifeguard, but it can be a lucrative side hustle that you can lean on at weekends and evenings.
You’ll need to undertake the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ), but once you have the qualification, you will likely have a good choice of pools in your local area to work at.
65. Guided meditation
There are lots of different approaches when it comes to monetising guided meditation- but first, you really must be a pro in this area before you offer this service. You need to have practiced meditation (guided and otherwise) for a number of years beforehand.
You could offer guided meditation through a podcast, or YouTube channel and eventually look to monetise these channels through ad revenue. Alternatively you might choose to offer one-to-one guided meditation, or group meditation.
A great place to get started is to offer guided meditations at an existing local yoga studio, and build from there.
66. Personal styling
Personal styling is a huge industry, and it isn’t going away anytime soon. To be a successful personal stylist as a side hustle, you may need to think a little bit ‘out of the box.’
We may think of personal stylists as working at department stores, but personal stylists now operate on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. Personal stylists operate virtually via Zoom, and also offer courses and group classes on finding your own personal style. You may even want to start a paid Substack newsletter!
There are lots of avenues to persue in this popular industry, so create a niche to have the best chances of success.
67. Professional decluttering and home organisation
Just like personal styling, you can offer professional declutting and home organisation. This has become even more popular in recent years with the rise of The Home Edit and their successful Netflix show.
To become a professional organiser you will need to build up a reputation in your local area, and operate through word of mouth to start with. Creating a social media presence is also a great idea so that you can show off your ideas and concepts.
68. Trend forecasting
If you already work as a trend forecaster, trend forecasting as a side hustle is a no brainer. A degree in fashion and marketing, merchandising, or design can also be very helpful.
You may wish to join professional organisations such as The British Fashion Council to network with other people in the industry and find work.
69. Itinerary planner
Something of a travel afficionado? You could be a professional itinerary planner as your side hustle. It’s ideal if you’re well travelled and love to put together travel itineraries for yourself and friends. You can list your services on websites like Fiverr or Etsy.
An alternative to the above is to create a website with travel itineraries which your audience can buy. This is much more of a long-term play, but could turn into your full time job if you dedicated time to creating a brand over a number of years.
70. Book cover and album cover design
If you’re an avid reader and you’re also a graphic designer- book covers and album covers could be one of the best side hustle ideas out there for you. You might be wondering, how does one freelance as a book cover designer?
The good news is that it’s easier than ever for people to self-publish a book, and that means that they need an eye catching cover to help make their publication stand out among the rest. That’s where you come in!
71. Speech writing
When we think of speeches we might be thinking of politicians- but actually, there is money to be made in writing speeches for the general public. Think best man’s speech, or a thank you speech, or even a presentation.
Speech writing is a skill, that when done well, can acheive great results for the speaker. If you’re a writer, why not try your hand at speech writing? You can conduct a short interview with your client to get the key information, and put it all together in a way that feels engaging.
72. User generated content (UGC)
UGC is having a moment due to more and more advertisement opportunities on social media. UGC stands for User Generated Content, which means that brands will pay someone (sometimes an influencer, sometimes not), to use their brand and create a promotional video in a way that feels natural to their style.
These videos are then used as ads on platforms like Instagram and TikTok. It’s a great way for brands to reach new audiences, without having to pay thousands of pounds to host a video on an influencer’s own channel.
Interested in becoming a UGC creator? Start putting a portfolio together- you may wish to approach brands directly, but you could also join a UGC agency to find jobs.
73. Tattoo design
Did you know that unique, bespoke tattoo designs are always in demand? If you have a knack for drawing or illustration, you may wish to consider a side hustle as a tattoo designer.
This is one of the more creative side hustle ideas listed, but it can be a fun option- especially if you enjoy tattoos yourself. Build up your portfolio and then list your designs online. It could be ideal to start your own social media page, but you could also list your skills on freelancing websites.
74. Communication coach
If you’re a confident public speaker, you may wish to become a communication coach. In fact, I’ve used a communication coach myself to help me in this area (Joshua from The Art Of Money And Communication, if you need a coach yourself!)
You can list your services on freelancing websites, but be sure to include raving testimonials to secure your first clients.
75. Fact checker
In this day and age, people need fact checkers to make sure that they are not spreading misinformation online. Fact checkers can be hired by podcasters (to check facts then and there as the podcast is being recorded), or by writers and content creators.
With many people now using AI to create written content, fact checkers are required to fine tune any output. That means you may be looking for studies that back up claims, and finding links or journal articles for the studies.
76. Make bespoke curtains and soft furnishings
Sewing bespoke curtains and soft furnishings could be a lucrative service that you could promote in your local community, especially if you live in an affluent area.
If you already offer tailoring, you could very easily branch out into the homewear space. And if you wanted to go the whole hog? Why not set up your own business with social media pages showcasing your unique and unusual designs?
77. Wedding photographer
If you have a knack for photography, becoming a wedding photographer at the weekend alongside your full time job could be one of the best fitting side hustle ideas for you.
When you’re just starting out, you could reach out to established photographers to see if you can shadow them on jobs, or be the ‘second shooter photographer’ that many couples ask for. There will often be two photographers on the scene at a wedding- one to capture key moments, and another to capture the candid shots.
78. Make greetings cards
Making cards can be a relaxing and enjoyable past-time, but you could also make some money out of this hobby buy turning it into a side hustle.
You could make hand made cards from scratch using stamping, water colours, or pen and ink. Alternatively you may wish to create designs which you then print and sell in bulk online or in person. Who knows, perhaps you could even get a store to sell your designs?
79. Lactation consultant
Unsurprisingly if you’d like to side hustle as a lactation consultant, you’ll need to undertake a qualification with the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain.
Ideally, you will already work in the healthcare space in some capacity, but this is not a requirement to undertake the qualification.
80. DIY and home improvements
If you’re handy with a toolbox you may wish to consider listing your services for home improvements on a platform like Taskrabbit.
You can list everything from gardening help, to putting up shelving and frames, to more specialist jobs like home repairs (although make sure you have the relevant qualifications if you are undertaking work such as carpentry, electrics or plumbing).
81. Become a celebrant
Training as a celebrant means that you can spend your weekends at weddings and civil ceremonies. It’s certainly a joyous side hustle idea. You’ll need a diploma, and you may wish to assist a celebrant for a number of months before conducting your first ceremony.
Celebrants can earn around £450+ per ceremony, so it’s certainly a lucrative side hustle if you enjoy public speaking and celebrating love!
82. Crystal healing
You will need a keen interest in crystals and spirituality if you choose to become a crystal healer as a side hustle. There is also a 12 month training course that you can consider taking, so that you are certified in the practice and can register as a practitioner.
This side hustle is perfect to fit around a busy weekday schedule, as you can set your own times to meet with clients for each session.
83. Fixing tech
A bit of a tech whizz? Fixing tech could include buying and fixing mobile phones, laptops, and other devices and selling them for profit.
Alternatively, you could operate a service where you fix tech for other people, and they pay you a fee to fix it. This side hustle is best when you have a local community that you can tap into as your first customers.
84. Sell paintings
Original paintings are often sold at high prices- especially if you can generate some media or PR attention around your artistry.
Find a local venue to host your first exhibition, and invite the local public. You may be able to sell several artworks at one exhibition, and you may continue to make sales online after the exhibition closes. Be sure to set up your own website if you are selling artwork.
85. Baby sleep consultant
Do you have experience of caring for babies? Or perhaps you have your own lived experience of struggling with a baby who just won’t go to sleep at night.
Becoming a baby sleep consultant could be a great side hustle move for you. You’ll might wish to take a course to become qualified, but this is a great side hustle for a busy parent that can fit around the school day.
Create a social media profile and website, and carry out the sessions via Zoom to reach a large audience.
86. EFT practitioner
If you are already trained and working as a counsellor, you may wish to become an EFT practitioner as an add-on to your existing work. EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique, which involves tapping acupuncture points on the face and body as a therapy practice.
You can complete an EFTi accreditation, which qualifies you to use this technique in sessions with clients.
87. Sell personalised products
Personalised products are more popular than ever- from stationery, to pet products, to clothing and toys. The market is huge.
To sell personalised products you should decide on a niche so that you can stand out against the competition. You may wish to hand-personalise a product, or you could use a Cricut machine to create personalisation on a larger scale.
Dropshipping is a way of selling products online, without needing to hold the stock yourself. It works on the basis that when a customer purchases a product from you, you send the order to a third party company, who then ships the item to the customer.
You can start dropshipping using Amazon, or you could create your own ecommerce website to sell the products.
89. Nail technician
If you love nail art, you may wish to become a nail technician on the side of your full time job. This is well suited to someone who is already employed as a beauty therapist, but you don’t need an official qualification to do this job as a side hustle.
You’ll need to invest in the equipment upfront, but once you have a range of nail colours, tools, and equipment- the opportunities are endless!
90. Host international students
International students will often come to the UK (and specifically London) to study. You can earn up to £250 per week for hosting international students in your home (depending on the services that you provide- e.g. amenities, meals, etc.) To find opportunities to host, contact your local foreign language schools.
Due to the governments Rent A Room Scheme, you can earn up to £7,500 per year tax-free from letting out furnished accommodation in your home, which makes this a great side hustle idea if you have the extra space.
91. Sell dried flowers
Dried flower arrangements are becoming very popular as an option for wedding bouquets, wreaths, and in the home. The joy of dried flowers is that you can enjoy them for much longer than a traditional bunch of flowers. They are sustainable as well as practical.
To get started you could sell dried flowers on sites such as Etsy, or you could start your own website and social media pages.
92. Maternity and newborn photography
If you don’t fancy wedding photography, maternity and newborn photography could be a great side hustle idea. The market is less saturated than wedding photographers, and you could create a niche for yourself in your local area.
Create your first portfolio, encourage your clients to share their photos on social media, and more clients will soon come flooding in.
93. Removal services
If you own a van, you may be interested in a side hustle as a removals driver. Unsurprisingly, most people move house at the weekend, so this could be a good option that fits well around a 9-5 job.
You could list yourself on Taskrabbit to get started, but if you decide to start a fully fledged business, be sure to get the necessary insurance policies.
94. Remote customer service assistant
Some small businesses will only need customer service assistance on an ad-hoc basis, so this is perfect if you’d like a online home-based side hustle.
95. Create gift boxes and party bags
You know those cute hampers and pre-made party bags you can buy online? You can create them yourself! Again, this is a great opportunity to pick a niche.
So whether that’s hen-party bags, Christmas hampers, or ‘get well soon’ hampers, you’ll need a niche to stand out against your competitors. Start selling on Etsy or Not On The Highstreet to get started.
If you love the great outdoors, a side hustle as a gardener could work perfectly for you. Whether you specialise in cutting grass, landscaping, or pruning, there is always a need for gardeners in your local community.
Start by creating flyers or business cards and dropping them through the letterboxes of houses in your local community.
97. Hypnobirthing instructor
If you’ve experienced hypnobirthing and love it, you could become a hypnobirthing instructor to help other birthing couples have a positive experience themselves.
You’ll need to do an accredited course to become a hypnobirthing instructor, and it helps if you’ve already trained as a midwife (although this is not essential).
98. Wedding planner
Weddings can be stressful, so many couples will look for a wedding planner to help them organise the big day. This is especially true if the couple are getting married in a different town (or even a different country).
If you’re someone who loves love- this could be the side hustle for you. Create your own website and social media pages to get started, and perhaps take up a stall at your next local wedding fayre to secure your next clients.
99. Cleaning services
Cleaning and ironing services are always in demand. Services that make life more efficient are always in demand, no matter what the state of the economy.
You can advertise your cleaning services through word of mouth, business cards or flyers. It’s a great way to work in your local community, and you could specialise in certain types of cleaning. For example, end of tenancy cleaning, or oven cleaning.
100. Rent your car
Did you know that you can rent out your car? Head to a peer-to-peer car lending platform like Hiya to list your car and your location. Users can make up to £650 a month by renting out their car, which makes this a great low-effort, high-reward side hustle idea.
There you have it- 100 side hustle ideas that are UK based, which could fit around your current full time job. Remember to select a side hustle which is going to bring you joy, that has affordable start up costs, and that you can do long term in order to keep making consistent income on the side of your full time employment.