3 Tools To Build Your Side Hustle — for Next To Nothing
Using these DIY and no-code tools, you could start your side business today, with the minimum of fuss.
Why is is that everyone seems to have a side hustle these days? Well — because it’s never been easier to get one started, even if it’s just an experiment at first.
The amount of motivation porn that resides on the Internet is either enough to send a fire rocket into your proverbial rear end to help fire you up on the next idea — or, more likely — you’re about to get seriously nullified by what I’d call motivation bloat.
Starting your side hustle online today? Steal these ideas:
Starting your eCommerce side business
The classic side hustle. Launching an online store has never been easier than it is today.
An eCommerce store is an amazing place to start your side hustle journey. Building your own online store without code, without an agency and without a developer, has long been the new normal.
These platforms take care of the website, payment gateways, hosting, and even the domains — for you. All today’s side-hustlers have to do is find the products, and pick a way to get paid. Stop dreaming and start doing!
eCommerce side hustle ideas:
Want to create an online store that takes payments — but Woocommerce is to confusing and clunky? No worries. Sellfy is a super-cool alternative to Shopify. Shopify is better known, but over time, especially if you’re just starting out, the platform can get very expensive. Sellfy has lots of features that you’d be paying extra for as plugins on Shopify, and is easier to use a first-timer.
Fancy creating your own subscription business (so that’s everything from Lootcrate, to Graze, to Birchbox, or even subscription pet food boxes or candle boxes)? Only thing is, setting up payment flows and websites for these are a huge hassle — at least, until Subbly came along!
That’s what Subbly was made for: easy-to-create subscription business models and the websites to go with them.
Get your seat for Subbly now and start your subscription business side hustle.
Starting your Virtual Assistant Side Business
Help organise the lives of managers and execs with tools like Coda
Time management, diary management and contacts management are common tasks outsourced by busy executives who are trying to make the most of their time.
For a seasoned Virtual Assistant, this juggling of organising someone else’s time alongside your own is the norm — but the tools used to do this can be too numerous.
There are some great online tools out there which really do knit everything together.
Coda.io is an incredibly powerful tool. it’s sort of like a cross between Google docs, Google Sheets, a CRM, a mobile website and a mini web app. Seriously, it’s that good — but it’s not as complex as it sounds.
Coda.io allows you to build incredible productivity tools and shared document areas at a fraction of the cost of traditional apps. It practically lets you build web apps as easily as you would be able to build a simple Word document or spreadsheet.
For example — you can even create your own CRM out of it for sales or even for your clients, like this:
And what’s best? It’s free for your own use, forever. Of course there are paid advanced tools, but the likelihood is for a tiny virtual assistance business, you won’t need the paid versions.
Looks easy? It is. Are you inspired? Yes! And if you like, you can try Coda.io here, and receive $10 free credit towards using the paid advanced tools.
Starting your Social Media Management Side Business
Despite the fact that social media is nearing its 20-year anniversary (we’re counting MySpace) as one of the most effective marketing platforms — there is STILL a huge need and dearth for real social media talent in the form of managers, strategists, paid click managers and social media executives.
The fact is, agile, digitally-native agencies are the ones that produce the best results.
Such online social media agencies include those which are nano-agencies and smaller businesses that move quickly — and they use tools just like the ones we’ve listed below, to get their business moving quicker.
You can too.
Social media business side hustle ideas and tools:
MeetEdgar. MeetEdgar is a part-automation, part social media content creation tool which — yes — even creates content for you when you feed it a link.
That means less typing and ideation, more time for profit, yes? Get a copy for your side hustle social media business. It’s pretty much the only tool out there for SocMed that will both schedule and write for you.
And there you have it! 3 cool starting points for your next side hustle.