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.
I still remember the day I was introduced to Pinterest. I worked at a local school and every morning, for 30 minutes or so, we would let some of the kids use the computer lab. Since all they did was sit and play on the computers, that meant all the adults got to as well. I spent so many hours pinning dream weddings (even though I was married already), adorable outfits, nail polish colors and houses with water slides from the master bedroom into the pool room. Time well spent. What I didn’t realize at the time is that Pinterest was quickly turning into one of the top places to grow your online business. As online business has grown, so has the demand for people to pin professionally. Curious how you could start a side hustle as a Pinterest virtual assistant? Lemme break it down…
There are only a handful of days left in the year. As you start thinking about resolutions you want to set for next year consider a side hustle as one of them. I think a side hustle is the most important thing you can for yourself. It allows you to develop in-demand skills like sales and marketing, you get to build a secondary income stream, and it’s usually something that’s within your control. You can allocate as much time to it as you want while doing it around your schedule. If you can spend 3 hours scrolling through Instagram each day there’s no reason to not start a side hustle right now.
I have been saying this for years, and I think the world we currently living in has got my back when I say that businesses are taking a virtual turn in a big way. This can be especially beneficial if you are someone with a skill, talent or information to share! I’ll cover how you can either build or improve your business and make money online by creating virtual training and/or courses. Plus, you can have a blast doing it and help spread your knowledge to every corner of the world.