Hey there! I’m back from Korea. Did you miss me? No? Oh, ok…well I’m here anyway and felt compelled to write a post that is near and dear to my heart: How to make money when you have no money, or in my case, when you don’t want to spend any money.
Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard the saying- “It takes money to make money”. We’ve all heard it. And while that’s true, its not always the case. Let’s be real. Many of us don’t have thousands, or even hundreds to invest in our potential businesses at once. Its definitely admirable to save and plan, but there’s also a saying that goes “time is money” and I’m a firm believer in that. So, while you plot your major moves, here are three #sidehustles you can start this weekend!
It’s no secret that I used to resell vintage clothing. What I did keep secret was the fact that I found a hidden gem of a store offering vintage pieces for as low as $1! So I’d spend $30 in a weekend, list each item for $15-$60 depending on it’s rarity and style, and make a couple hundred selling a few of the pieces I bought.
Photos taken by me, models wearing all vintage pieces from Shop Lioness
This sounds shady, but it’s not. People were paying for the exclusiveness of the designs and the fact that the piece would be unique to them. So if you can find one-of-a-kind items on the cheap, be it clothing, furniture, accessories, etc, don’t be afraid to up the price and resell! The person who truly wants it will be willing to pay for it.
Do you have information in that noggin of yours that people are dying to know? Write and design an e-book or online course! This is an awesome way to make extra cash, as you only have to work on it once and it continues to sell on it’s own.
My “promo” video for Build-a-Boutique
I have a few e-books myself and, although I don’t promote them as much as I have in the past, they still continue to sell because the information is still relevant. And the best part about it? They cost me nothing to make, and only $10/month through DPD to sell. When writing e-books try to make the content as evergreen as possible. That way you can sell it foreverrrrrr!
Offer a Service
These days I’ve been making logos like crazy along with social media services. Offering a service is great because it costs you nothing, well, besides the cost of your tools. But if you really are skilled at the service you’re offering you most likely already own these tools. All you need in addition to that is a website, great marketing, and a spirit that can’t be crushed easily because it is brutal out here in these service industry streets, ha!
What do you think? Will you be trying any of these side hustles this weekend? Let me know down below!