By now, you’re probably familiar or is an active member of the side-hustle phenomenon. Making a living is never easy, and it’s only become more difficult as average incomes have struggled to keep up with inflation. In Hong Kong especially, salaries outside the finance industries are often not proportional to the living costs of the city, forcing many Millennials to turn to other ways to make money.
That being said, not everyone is happy to run errands for strangers, rent out their home, or start a blog. The good news is you don’t have to! There are countless side hustles you’ll enjoy doing in your downtime that align with your interests and hobbies, which us key for sticking to to it in the long-term.
Keep reading if you’re struggling to make ends meet, or just want to have more disposable income.
If you’re passionate about cooking, then platforms like Feastly, Kitchensurfing, and EatWith are great for finding diners who’ll appreciate your culinary genius (at a price). Feastly purports that some of their chefs can make a comfortable living using the platform full-time, and it’s also a great way to meet like-minded foodies too!
If your professional skillset includes writing, whether it’s creative or copywriting, there are countless opportunities online for you to earn some extra cash through websites like Copypress, Copify, Peopleperhour, and Upwork. The freelance economy is booming, so more and more companies are willing to pay good money for single project based work through these platforms like HelloToby.
Time to prove your mother wrong, and make some money from your “waste of time” hobby! If you’re an experienced gamer with mad skills, then platforms like Twitch or Youtube Gaming are great because they're live-streaming platforms that will pay you from ads they sell to your viewers. Talk about an easy ways to bring in dough while doing what you do best.
If you were a straight-A student in school and enjoy time with the kiddos, then online tutoring might be for you. Websites like Tutor.com, Skooli, Wyzant, and Chegg connect you with students of all ages who need help with a wide range of subjects. If you’d rather not teach academic subjects, websites Udemy accommodates to any skillset you can think of, from playing an instrument to personal development.
What’s better than spending your weekend with an adorable pooch? Getting paid to spend your weekend with an adorable pooch, of course! Platforms like DogVacay and PetBacker connects you with people in need for pet sitters, dog walkers, and groomers in your city. P.S. bonus points (and more cash) if you’re a trained veterinarian.
Today’s entrepreneurs do not like getting tied down and are inherently drawn towards options that let them progress at their own growth-plan. Personalisation and a sense of creative freedom has picked up the pace and is here to not only rule but also dominate the work culture.
As part of Garage Society’s Well-Being Month, we sat down with Dutch entrepreneur Madelon van de Ven, to learn more about her flourishing plant subscription startup and her mission to get more urbanites to experience the health and well-being benefits of plants.