If you’re just looking for a way to add more money to your savings, earn a living, or just earn extra cash to cushion your budget, then side hustles are the perfect way to reach these goals.
Check out this list for great side hustle ideas that might suit your particular skills and interests.
Whether it’s a quick fix for extra income or something that requires more time, patience and effort, make the most of the opportunity and start hustling! With enough determination and focus on your unique abilities, nothing should be impossible. So take a look at these side hustle options and get started!
1. Drive for Bolt or Uber
If you have a car and don’t mind driving people around, then this could be the perfect side hustle for you. Find out which rideshare app is popular in your area and sign up as a driver.
Some of the popular ridesharing apps in Kenya include Wasili, Uber, and Bolt, among others.
2. Food Delivery
If you don’t have a car, there is no need to worry. Food delivery might be the right option for you. With apps like Glovo, Jumia Food, Munch, Bolt Food and Uber Eats, it’s easy to sign up and deliver food immediately.
You can also check out local restaurants and cafes in your area that offer delivery services – this way, you don’t have to worry about maintaining a car.
3. Groceries Delivery
While we are still on delivery services, you can offer to deliver groceries to homes and businesses in your area. Apps and websites such as Jumia Foods allow you to sign up and start delivering groceries without too much hassle.
4. Social Media Management
If you’re a social media enthusiast, this could be your perfect side hustle. Companies and organizations are always looking for people to manage their social media accounts – and you could be the perfect candidate.
You can also start your own business offering social media management services or work as a freelance marketer on sites like Fiverr.
5. Be a Photographer
Not everyone who owns a high-end phone is a photographer. If you have a great eye and skills in photography and with the right equipment, this could be your next great side hustle.
You can find gigs on sites like Fiverr or start your own business offering professional photography services. You can also try out stock photography and sell photos to stock websites such as Shutterstock, Alamy, or iStockPhoto.
6. Be a freelance writer or proofreader
Why not utilize your talents and become a freelance writer or proofreader if you’re a wordsmith? There are countless job postings on trusted websites like Upwork, Fiverr and more.
You could also consider providing your services to local businesses in your area or start up a blog that is monetized with Google AdSense or affiliate marketing – the possibilities are endless!
7. Become an event planner
There will always be someone planning a birthday, wedding, or corporate event – and this could be your side hustle. If you enjoy organizing events, meeting new people and helping them create unforgettable memories, this could be the perfect job for you.
Thinking about where to start? Why not start with your close family and friends first to get some experience, then take it to the next level by advertising your services on various social media platforms or websites? You could also reach out to local businesses or organizations that might need help with their events
8. Become a makeup artist
If you have an eye for detail and relate well with women, why not consider becoming a makeup artist? Men are no exception when it comes to this hustle, all you need is the right skill set and quality cosmetics.
With bridal makeup, photo shoots and more on offer, you could make a killing in this profession. I leave it here, it’s your call now!
9. Rent your house or a room on Airbnb
If you have a spare room or an empty house that you’re not using, then this is a great way to make some extra money. All you need to do is sign up on Airbnb and list your property – it’s as simple as that!
You can also consider adding additional services to enhance your guests’ experience, such as food delivery, Airport or SGR pick-up and more.
10. Become a virtual assistant
This is an ideal job for people who are good at multitasking and helping others. All you need to do is sign up on websites such as Upwork or Fiverr and start taking on clients who may need help with administrative tasks, research and more.
With the rise of digital businesses and startups, there is no shortage of work for virtual assistants – so be sure to take advantage!
11. Teach English Online
Did you know Kenya beats first-world nations in speaking English? This makes this side hustle quite lucrative if you have great English language skills.
All you need to do is find a reputable online platform, such as VIPKid, and start teaching English as a second language to students all over the world.
12. Take Online Surveys
This one needs patience while you share your opinion directly to companies and get paid for it.
There are good sites like Survey Junkie and MyPoints that have a range of surveys you can take in exchange for points or cash rewards.
13. Become a transcriptionist
If you are good at typing and have great listening skills, then transcription is a great way to make some extra money. You can find plenty of transcription jobs on websites such as Rev, Go Transcripts and more.
14. Become an online personal chef
With this, I don’t mean you’ll be cooking online and selling food, I mean you’ll be providing guidance to people who want to become better chefs or cooks and know how to prepare certain meals. You can do this through social media video calls and virtual cooking classes, helping them discover their inner chef!
You can even teach a foreign cuisine that is popular in your area or sell recipes – the possibilities are endless.
15. Start a blog
Blogging is one of the best ways to make money from home and build passive income. You can create content on any topic you have knowledge about, or even start a blog about your passions or hobbies.
You can monetize your blog with Google AdSense or affiliate marketing and start earning.
16. Do user testing gigs
If you love giving your opinion, this is a great side hustle to make some extra cash. You can get paid up to $10 (roughly KES 1,200) for each test – all you need to do is think aloud while trying out websites and provide feedback on your experience.
You can find such gigs on websites such as User Testing and TryMyUI.
17. Sell your photos online
I know of people who love to travel and take great photos which they sell on sites like iStock or Shutterstock. You can make up a portfolio of your work, upload it to these sites and watch the money roll in.
You’ll need to be patient though for a potential buyer. So get clicking away!
18. TIk Tok and YouTube
This one is obvious on the list but for a good reason. If you have quality content and an amazing personality to back it up, you can make some serious money on TikTok and YouTube.
Just create interesting content, build a following and watch the sponsorships roll in! Just remember to stay unique and creative while doing this – your followers will love it.
19. Sell items on Jumia or Jiji
You can sell anything from clothes, shoes or accessories on these popular online marketplaces and start making some extra cash. You’ll need to take beautiful photos, write an interesting product description and start selling.
Be sure that your items are genuine and of good quality worth the price you’re asking for them – no one likes fake items!
20. Clean houses
This is an old-school side hustle that you can still do today! Offer cleaning services to people in your neighbourhood. We have a lot of lazy fellas who can’t seem to lift a finger, so why not help them out?
Try to advertise this gig on Facebook or your other social media channels. You’ll be surprised by the number of people needing your service.
21. Wash and detail cars
Another side hustle that’s been around for a while and still works today. Offer car wash services to busy people who can’t find the time. If you have some extra cash, invest in a pressure washer and turn this into an actual business.
Make sure you advertise your service both online and offline so people know what you do and how you do it.
There you have it, 21 awesome side hustles to start making money from in 2023. Which one are you ready to try? Pick one and give it a try! Good luck.
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