Times are hard, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. More people are unemployed this year than in the years after the Great Depression.

However, there is always time to start a side hustle to help you get the cash you need. 

With some of these side hustle ideas for 2021, you can make a little extra cash and possibly begin to replace your current income. This helpful guide will help get you started! 

Step 1: Brainstorm

The first thing you need to do is begin brainstorming possible side hustle ideas for 2021. 

You want to think of unique side hustles that are not only mentally engaging for you but also will interest potential customers or clients to purchase your goods or services. This will help you grow a client base that keeps returning to support your side hustle!

Some great examples include beginning an Etsy store for your arts or crafts, selling resume or cover letter templates, and many other freelance endeavors. 

Step 2: Think About Your Business Brand and Model

You want your side hustle to stand out. Whether your brand is you as an artist or a company you think up, you need to know how to stand out. Think about marketing your side hustle on social media to help you stand out and reach potential customers. 

With a side hustle, you also want to have a clear idea of your business model. Make sure you prepare for periods of stagnation. 

Step 3: Create Social Media Pages or a Website

Remember what was said about marketing? This is so important for a side hustle. Otherwise, you will not get any customer traction if they have nothing to reference. 

When you create a website or social media pages, you show that your business is active and attentive to customer questions and needs. Make your content engaging. If you are working on a low or nonexistent budget, you can create social media or websites for free!

Website creators like WordPress, Wix, Weebly, and more give you the flexibility to create a website without paying upfront (though your URL will share the company name in it). For social media, anyone can create a Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok to start selling products or services. 

Step 4: Know Your Pricing

The last important part of starting a side hustle is knowing your pricing. Your products and services are worth something, so don’t sell yourself short! At the same time, you do not want to overcharge either. 

A great way to avoid a pricing problem is to offer deals or sale prices when you’re starting out and periodically through your process. Then your customers will be excited to spread the word about your unique side hustles; they will think, “I love it!”

Start a Side Hustle

There is no better time than now to start a side hustle! Start passive side hustles or unique side hustles and begin earning extra cash now. 

Want to know more about side hustles in beauty or other areas? Check out the rest of our blog!