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Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start with your side hustle, and you may not want to make a major investment if you’re still in an experimental stage. To get you going, here are some great starter sites and platforms. Some of these resources have been featured in various SHS episodes, so look for links with examples!
Looking for an easy way to experiment with offering services? Testing out your ideas on Fiverr can help you develop your product or service (see episode 5)
Upwork is a fantastic resource whether you’re looking to test out your own services or find someone to help you get your side hustle off the ground.
With the Amazon Associates program you can get paid simply for linking to Amazon.com (see episode 2)
You can store your products in Amazon’s fulfillment centers, and they will pick, pack, ship, and provide customer service for all of your products. Best of all, FBA can help you scale your business and reach more customers (see episode 19).
Etsy is the world’s largest homemade marketplace and ideal to help you get started selling your products today (see episode 6)
Do you possess knowledge that others would pay for? Wyzant is a massive community of tutors that are matched to people looking to learn what you know (see episode 29).
Clarity is another website that is great whether you’re an expert or in need of one. Test your service in platform like Clarity before breaking off on your own.
With thousands of videos spanning topics like mastering illustrations to mastering SEO, there’s plenty of ways you can share what you know with others or pick up a new skill.
Pick up a new skill or create an online course yourself with this quick and easy service.
Creative Market is a platform for designers and ideal for “mouse-made” design content and assets from independent creatives all around the world.(see episode 26)
If you’re artistically inclined, Society6 may fit the bill. You can sell your designs on a variety of items including laptop sleeves and travel mugs.
Remember, inspiration is good, but inspiration combined with action is much better. Take action today and use one of these starter websites to help you launch your side hustle.
Yours in the revolution,