7 Best Side Hustles For You to Try in 2022

Nearing the end of 2021 I think we need an article on some of the best side hustles that worked in 2021 and will continue to work in 2022.

I’m going to rank these side hustles by income potential, difficulty, time required, etc.

I’m not going to bore you with things that are going to earn you pennies, because simply put, those are a huge waste of time.

I am all about the big bucks, something that you will be proud of.

You won’t see any survey sites or gaming apps here, just proven methods that will continue to work in 2022 and beyond.

Lets get right into it.

Side Hustle #1: Start a Blog

Income potential: 3 – 6 figures per month
Difficulty: Medium
Time Required: 10+ hours per week
How Long to Start Making Money: 3+ months
Reward: Extremely high

I’m going to get right into it.

You saw it coming, but I recommended it because it’s the best side hustle.

Written content will never die.

Yes it’s true that video content is growing and more people prefer watching videos, but with Google searches growing every year, there’s room for everyone to jump in and make some money (if they’re willing to work).

It’s also true that the big keywords are too competitive and even after years you will not outrank some of these bigger websites.

But there’s something called low-hanging fruit keywords which are much easier to rank for, and these keywords are getting bigger and bigger everyday.

People prefer to type in “how to make money on Instagram without investment” more so than “how to make money online”.

These are how you can rank a brand new website in months and make a consistent income, by writing specific articles that people are asking for.

By the end of 2022 you could be earning 4-figures per month, taking into consideration that you actually put in the work.

However, you don’t need to stick to the “make money” niche, there are literally billions you could use.

Start a blog for free here

Side Hustle #2: Become an Influencer

Instagram Influencer

Income potential: 3 – 7 figures per month
Difficulty: Hard
Time Required: 10+ hours per week
How Long to Start Making Money: 6+ months
Reward: Extremely high

Lets face it, the social credit system is already here, in one way or another.

I’m going to call it the unofficial social credit system.

This started happening a few years ago but it’s only getting more common as time goes on.

Landlords, employees, business partners, all of these people will search for your Instagram or Facebook to see who you really are.

You’re more likely to put your personal stuff on Facebook, so anyone that wants to know who you are will simply search up your name.

But lets take this a step further. Forget Facebook, you need to be on Instagram because that’s where everyone is.

I don’t even like Instagram but I realized that social media is the future and I need to adapt to stay ahead of the game, whether that be for business, dating, or making money.

Becoming an influencer will put you 50 steps ahead of those that don’t have a social media following.

I highly recommend starting with Instagram as it’s one of the easiest.

Side Hustle #3: Become a YouTube Influencer

Income potential: 3 – 7 figures per month
Difficulty: Extremely hard
Time Required: At least 10+ hours per week in the beginning
How Long to Start Making Money: 9+ months
Reward: Extremely high

I decided to keep YouTube as a separate category because YouTube is in a league of its own.

YouTube is certainly one of the hardest social media platforms out there, but the opportunities are endless.

If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.

It’s more difficult than it has ever been to grow a following and make money, but you don’t have to dominate the biggest markets.

Remember that YT is massive. You just need a tiny slice of the pie to earn a good income.

I also like YouTube because you can be anyone you want, you don’t have to show your face, you can pursue any niche, and you can monetize your channel in so many ways.

In saying that, be prepared to work, work and work some more.

To become someone on the YouTube platform, you need to put as much work as humanly possible.

In some cases it can take 1 – 2 years before you get 1000 subscribers.

That’s why I prefer blogging over any other side hustle, it’s straightforward and you can make money MUCH faster.

Side Hustle #4: Deliver Food

Food Courier

Income potential: 3 – 4 figures per month
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: About 2 hours per day
How Long to Start Making Money: Instantly
Reward: High

Delivering food is such a super simple way of making money, I don’t see why more people aren’t doing it.

Most people look at the payment for completing a delivery and think “is that all” but hear me out.

The money is actually really decent if you stick at it every day.

Lets say you complete a few $10 DoorDash or UberEats deliveries in an hour, you’re looking at $30 an hour.

2 hours = $60

$60 x 30 days a month = $1800 per month.

It’s cake walk and only requires 2 hours out of your day.

Take it a step further and invest that money into stocks or crypto and make even more money.

Don’t look at the $7 payment you’ll be getting, look at the total amount that you made in an hour, that’s going to motivate you to keep going.

Side Hustle #5: Freelancing

Income potential: 3 – 5 figures per month
Difficulty: Hard
Time Required: 5+ hours per week
How Long to Start Making Money: It depends, it can be a couple of days up to a couple of weeks
Reward: Medium

Fiverr is a great platform to sell your services and make some side cash.

Although the competition is high and starting out is a problem because you don’t have any reviews yet.

However, there are some ways around this just like any side hustle out there, you need the upper hand against your competitors.

You’re not going to get anywhere posting yourself as a “writer” because there are literally thousands of them.

Establish yourself as a fitness writer and your gig will stand out to potential buyers searching up “fitness writer” or something similar.

You should also have cheap prices in the beginning just so you can get some experience and reviews up your sleeve.

Here’s some Fiverr tips from an earner in the top 1%.

Side Hustle #6: Start an OnlyFans or Patreon

Income potential: 3 – 6 figures per month
Difficulty: Hard
Time Required: 7+ hours per week
How Long to Start Making Money: It depends. If you have a social media following already, you can start making money quickly
Reward: Extremely high

OnlyFans has a negative connotation because most people think you can only post nudity and NSFW content.

But this couldn’t be any further from the truth.

In fact there are thousands of people creating OnlyFans accounts and posting SFW content and having great success.

You just have to find your niche.

As a guy you can post fitness content, cooking lessons, ASMR, cosplay, travel, the possibilites are endless.

Like I said, there are billions of niches for you to choose from. Figure out what you’re best at and hit the ground running.

Also if you’re a girl and want to try out OnlyFans without posting nudity, there are other niches you can try and have just as much success as those doing hardcore stuff.

There’s also Patreon for people that don’t want anything to do with OnlyFans.

Side Hustle #7: Airbnb

Income potential: 3 – 4 figures per month
Difficulty: Medium
Time Required: 5+ hours per week
How Long to Start Making Money: 2+ weeks
Reward: Extremely high

Airbnb is here to stay, there’s no doubt about it.

Even after the world stopped in its tracks, people still found time and money to travel, staying in some of the best places around the world at bargain prices.

There’s no doubt that if people want to travel, they’re going to do it no matter what, that’s inevitable.

Now that the world is starting to open up again, 2022 is the year that you need to have your room, house, or other space up on Airbnb to make additional income.

Depending on the size and location of your property you are renting out, this can be a lucrative side hustle, much more than any of the other methods mentioned simply because it’s a good passive income opportunity.

In Conclusion (My Recommendation)

There are thousands of side hustles out there, but most of them are completely garbage.

Don’t waste your time completing surveys for a few pennies, or playing app games that never pay out.

You’re better off investing in your own businesses, all of them that I have listed are incredibly lucrative as long as you stick to it and never give up.

These are all great ways to make money in 2022 and beyond.

Regarding my recommendation, this will always be blogging for the simple fact that it’s passive income and your monthly earnings are determined by how many articles you have on your blog.

For example:

Someone with 100 articles will almost always earn more than someone with 50 articles.

You can check out the blogging program that I used to go from 0 to 4 figures per month.

My name is Brandon and this is my website. I'm just a normal guy that had dreams, dreams that would keep me up at night because I wanted them so badly. Now I'm living my dreams of being an influencer and making a good living doing so. Broke Influencers is another of my creations where I teach people how to get rich being an online influencer, or die trying. There is no in between.

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