5 Of The Best Side Hustles To Boost Your Earnings In 2024

In today’s gig economy, you can earn extra money to pay off debt, save for a holiday or just as a means to supplement your income through online and in-person avenues. In today’s guide, we’re sharing our top recommendations for the 5 best side hustles to boost your earnings in 2024 and beyond!

5 of the best side hustles to boost your earnings in 2024

1. Freelancing

In today’s digital age, freelancing is one of the lucrative side hustles to boost your earnings.

With so many careers and job roles that can be transferred into freelance roles, it’s super easy to work online from wherever you are and make money online.

If you have skills in graphic design, digital marketing, blogging, copywriting, software development, social media, translating, editing, photography, accounting and many more, you can easily set up an online business to offer your freelance services.

If you don’t want to create your own business, you can use platforms such as Upwork, Fiverr and LinkedIn to find clients in almost any industry or niche.

On another note, blogging can also be a great way to earn money online as a freelancer, but it’s important to manage your expectations as it can take a long time to start earning an income from blogging. However, if you have the patience, passion and commitment, it’s certainly possible!

Of course, you’ll need a laptop or a computer and Wi-Fi in order to start your freelancing endeavours, but once you have this established, you can work remotely from anywhere.

2. Become a virtual assistant

In today’s modern world, there’s an increasing demand for remote work and by offering your virtual assistant services, you can make money online from almost anywhere in the world.

There are so many job roles you can undertake as a virtual assistant, including social media planning, scheduling and posting, administrative services, email services, booking services, data entry and so much more.

Similarly to setting up a freelance business, you’ll need to ensure that you have a laptop/computer or at the very least a usable phone, and a decent internet connection, but after that, you’re pretty much good to go!

Platforms such as Upwork and Fiverr are good places to start looking for VA clients if you don’t want to take the leap and create a whole business for it just yet.

If you’re an organised person who knows their way around a computer, this can be the perfect side hustle to boost your earnings!

In addition to offering your virtual assistant services, you may also want to consider affiliate marketing as another source of income to supplement your earnings. Affiliate marketing works by you sharing a link to a product or service with an individually tailored link and when your audience buys through that link, you earn a small commission.

The commission for each affiliate programme can vary massively depending on many factors, but it’s usually only a very small percentage. However, if you excel at this and build a reputable and trusted relationship with your audience, you could soon be earning a decent income from affiliate marketing.

3. Create and sell digital products

If you’re someone with a creative streak who enjoys making things or perhaps has a background in design, a side hustle as a digital product creator could be just the side gig for you!

Creating digital products to sell online usually comes with little to no start-up costs (apart from having a device and some kind of software to create your products on e.g. Canva) so you can get started almost immediately.

Some popular digital products that you can create include t-shirts, logos, phone backgrounds, stock images, ebooks, fonts, music and audio clips, online courses and so much more.

Once you’ve spent some time creating some products, you can sell them via your own website or on platforms such as Etsy, Shutterstock, Redbubble and more.

4. Offer local services such as dog walking, babysitting or pet sitting

If creating an online side hustle doesn’t take your fancy, opt for a more traditional way of making some extra cash such as offering babysitting, pet-sitting and dog walking services.

Again, you’re not likely to make a tonne of money doing this, especially if you have to fit it around your actual day job, but these side hustles can be a great way to boost your earnings.

Pet-sitting and dog-walking side hustles are perfect for animal lovers who want to spend time with animals but can’t dedicate their entire life to them. By offering to pet-sit for someone who’s on holiday, you’ll get to spend quality time with their pets and you can often even stay in the owner’s house for free in some cases.

Dog walking is one of the best ways to make money and supplement your income as busy people with highly intensive jobs will pay a decent amount of money for you to take care of their furry friends! Not only that, but it also enables you to get out of the house more and increase your daily steps.

5. Sell your old clothes on Vinted or Depop

While selling your old clothes on reselling sites isn’t likely to make you a millionaire anytime soon, it is one of the best and most effective ways to boost your income in 2024.

In a fast fashion world, by selling your clothes on platforms such as Vinted and Depop, not only will you be earning a bit of extra money, but you’ll also be doing your bit for the planet by encouraging second-hand shopping rather than spending money on brand new items.

When it comes to selling your old things online, it’s important to remember that the items should be in excellent condition and you may also have to account for postage fees as well as platform fees for selling your clothes via each platform.

We hope you found this post about the best side hustles to boost your earnings in 2024 useful!

Chloe is a published author and the full-time traveller, digital nomad and freelance writer behind imjustagirl16.co.uk. She's travelled to nearly 50 countries, covering destinations such as New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Croatia, the USA and many more. Her favourite city in the world is New York and has recently written the book; Date Night: New York City: 50 Creative, Budget-Friendly Dates for the City that Never Sleeps.

Leave a comment

Travelista is an online publication and community for the adventurous modern woman covering travel, style, family, home, career and wellbeing.