During quarantine, like a good chunk of 30-something moms, I casually hopped on the TikTok bandwagon. I started the usual way, trying to copy dance moves and memorize voice-overs that I had seen. As much as I liked viewing content, I did not like spending such a huge portion of my day dedicating time to memorization. It seemed like TikTok wasn’t for me, but then, one day on a whim I shared a new kind of video and since then my TikTok has taken off. Now I’m fully understanding how people are making a killing with TikTok and are getting paid to create fun videos. If you’re already a secret TikTok junkie, here’s how you can turn it into a mini side hustle.
In February of 2020, I was killing it at girl bossing, presenting at conferences, and rocking a marketing fempire bringing in $12,000+ a month. By April of 2020, my business took a hit and I was struggling, bringing in about 10% of that per month!
At the same time I was in need of income to pay my bills, I was quarantining in a city where I had no friends or social outlet, so I decided to hill two birds with one stone – by making money and helping people through Instacart + Shipt Shopping.
After applying to be a Shipt and Instacart Shopper and dabbling with it for a few months, I learned these tricks & tips on how to increase the hourly rate I can make on these personal shopping platforms.
If you are detail-oriented and looking to make some side hustle income, here are 9 tips to increase your hourly rate on Instacart and Shipt delivery services to $25 to $30 per hour.
I have always had a love for taking photos, that’s for sure. When I was 12 I used to use my allowance money to buy disposable cameras from KMart and then have them developed a week later. The one-hour film development guy and I were on a first-name basis. If you don’t know what film is, you can learn more here. Anyway, beyond taking 18 secret pictures of my crush and 6 of myself (I would like to think I invented the selfie), I had no photography experience when I started my own photography business at the age of 23. Now, with the technology, most phones offer I want to share some strategies on how you could start a side hustle as a photographer using only a camera phone.
Can I let you in on a little secret? Your stuff used to be money.
All the stuff in your house that collects dust? Money.
Your kids’ toys? Money.
Those sweaters in your closet that still have tags on them? Yup, those used to be money too.
Whether you’re on a Marie Kondo-inspired decluttering spree or you are in desperate need for cash, there is someone out there somewhere that wants to buy your stuff. The key is letting people know your stuff is for sale.
Depending on your personality type, there is a selling platform out there made just for you. These are my personal favorites.
In the midst of Stay at Home orders, the entire world is starting to slowly become aware of the wide world of online business. Those days of people asking me how in the world I make money with a blog are more frequent and more aggressive. The thing is, blogging isn’t for everyone. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t an entire world of online business opportunities you can start right where you’re at. That means low cost, start today kind of business. So if you’ve been curious about what you can do, I’ve broken it down to help you get started.
Have you ever felt like the harder you try to get something the harder it is to actually get? Like when you spent the first 3 years of high school trying to be your sexiest self to reel in someone of the opposite sex. Then your senior year you decided to just give up and have fun when all of a sudden you meet a special someone? Of course, this is an example, but I’m hoping you know what I mean. Well, that’s kind of how this worked for my family and I. For years we wanted more money. We stressed over lack of money. Then, one day we decided to put our focus on other things and one day we woke up and realized we had generated $40,000 … on accident. The thing is, you can do it on purpose. Here’s how…