The 11 Best Places to Find Side Hustle Gigs

It’s no secret that more and more people are turning to freelancing on the side to earn extra money, hone their skills, and maybe even build a business of their own.

Whether you’re just looking to supplement your day job income or eventually strike out on your own, you’ll find dozens websites and marketplaces to connect you with potential clients.

But which ones are the best for you? That depends on your skills and expertise, and also what you want out of your side gig.

254: Freelance to Freedom: From $30k a Year to $30k in a Day

“You have a skill, but you’re not using it correctly,” was the tough love advice Vincent Pugliese’s father gave him.

Vincent was working what he thought was his dream job as a photojournalist.

Yet the newspaper job didn’t pay well. With the impending arrival of their son, Vincent took a hard look at his financial picture: mid-30s, 6-figures in debt, and earning $15 an hour.

Not great.

25 Productivity and Automation Hacks from a 6-Figure Freelancer

There’s a great deal written about how to find work in the first place, but once you have it, how do you manage everything effectively? You must avoid becoming a victim of your own success, keep your work-life balance healthy, delight your clients, and ensure you still have enough projects coming in.

If you want to work in harmony and avoid the anxiety monster, you need to look at every aspect of your work and ask “How can I make this better?”

248: Scaling Up a Service Business: From Idea to $400k in Monthly Recurring Revenue (in Under 3 Years)

Three years ago Design Pickle didn’t exist. It wasn’t even an idea in founder Russ Perry’s head yet.

That’s why it seems crazy to me that today the unlimited graphic design service is doing $400k in monthly recurring revenue!

Back in 2014 Russ was running a creative agency, but he started to hate everything about it. “I felt like I was in a prison of my own creation,” he said.

241: Reverse Engineer your Dream Job: How a Struggling Songwriter Built a Multiple 6-Figure Business Doing What She Loves

Over the last decade, Cathy Heller has earned $100s of thousands of dollars from her music and helping other musicians license their songs.

In fact, you’ve probably heard some of her music without realizing it. Songs of hers have been featured in ads for huge brands, like McDonald’s, Walmart, Kellogg’s, as well as many popular TV shows.

Today, the mother of 3 balances family, her art, her agency, her online course, and her new Don’t Keep Your Day Job podcast, where she interviews other entrepreneurs, artists, and influencers.

Freelance Writers: Here’s The Upside Down Business Model That Will Transform Your Side Hustle

What if I told you there was an easy way to access the hidden freelance job market?

That with just a few minutes work you could unlock a world of high paying, unadvertised freelance writing jobs, that are looking to hire people like you.

You’d probably say I was crazy. But the truth is that such a system exists, and it’s been a key part of my own business for the last two years.

234: Side Hustle Sales Coaching: What Do I Do and Who Do I Do it For?

Listen in on a real life side hustle coaching call with customer acquisition and retention strategist David Hutcherson (he’s the client), and sales pro Brendan Alan Barrett (he and I share the coaching duties).

On the heels of last week’s sales-themed episode, I invited Brendan on because of his sales background both with companies large and small.

We’re joined by our “client” David, who’s seeking to grow his freelance/consulting side hustle and build on his decade of experience in customer service.

233: How to 10x Your Service Business in Under Two Years

“People don’t buy intellectually, they buy emotionally and rationalize it later,” Jim Brown told me.

Jim is a former professional wrestler, a Marine Corps vet, a sales coach, and is the founder and host of the SalesTuners podcast at SalesTuners.com.

In this year’s survey results, a lot of Side Hustle Nation readers said they needed help growing their business and attracting new customers. This is exactly what Jim does with his clients, and he shares his tactics and processes in this episode.

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