Do you feel like everyone you know has a side hustle? Many people are taking on a side project alongside their primary job. In fact, nearly half of all Americans are reported to have a second income stream. This percentage is likely to have grown even more since the pandemic began. 

Several different factors motivate people to get a side hustle.

For some, a side hustle is essential as it provides money to pay the bills and closes the gap between their main wage and living costs. For others, a side hustle provides money for vacations and boosts their savings, and for some people, it provides a way to build a business of their own without the financial risk of giving up their primary income.

While there are many different reasons people get side hustles, the outcome remains the same. It’s an opportunity to earn more money. So, if taking on an extra project outside of your main job appeals to you, the first step is to decide what your side hustle will be.

There are so many different options available that the only limit is your imagination. If you need a little inspiration to get started, consider one of these two ideas.


Stock Trading

Stock market trading can be a lucrative way to earn extra money. The great thing about stock market trading is that you don’t need much equipment; you simply need a device and an internet connection to get started. But, to avoid losing more money than you make, you will need to familiarize yourself with the way stock market trading works.

Taking stock market classes is an excellent way to do this and should give you lots of helpful information.


eCommerce Store

Online shopping has been the convenient go-to way to buy goods for many years. During the pandemic, shopping online became the main way to shop. The online shopping trend is unlikely to go away any time soon, so this could present a great money-making opportunity.

Whether you make your own products to sell or buy wholesale goods to sell on, there are many ways to make money when you set up an eCommerce store. Check out sites like Etsy, Big Cartel, and Gumroad for inspiration.