Side Hustles to Supplement Your Income

Connie Ragen Green
13 min readNov 13, 2022
Connie Ragen Green — Side Hustles to Supplement Your Income

Side Hustles Make Sense

As more people begin to move on from traditional 8–5 jobs, or find the need to acquire an extra income, a side hustle becomes the perfect option. Side hustles take up less time than a full-time job, and can provide an extra pocket of income that can become a safety net for more challenging weeks.

As prices increase with soaring inflation, jobs are harder to find, and growing older means that some jobs aren’t as easy, finding remote work may become necessary. Side hustles often offer the opportunity to become main sources of income, if you can put forth the time and effort to grow your side hustle into more than just an extra profit stream.

With so many different side hustles to choose from, you can take some time to test out your favorites and find the right one for you. It may take time to turn a side hustle into something more, but the rewards are worth it.

The great thing about most of these options for side hustles is that they offer flexibility. In most cases, you can work whatever hours you want to, and put in as many or as few hours as works for your schedule.

Even the rates you charge can be flexible. You might start off charging less until you learn the ropes and gain some feedback or testimonials, but you can increase your earnings by leveling up in rates soon after starting your side hustles as a business.

Even if you’re currently making ends meet, look to the future and consider whether the rising cost of food, gas, rent and more will put a strain on your budget. If the answer is yes, consider launching a side hustle to shore up your emergency fund for a rainy day.

Side Hustle #1: Become a Product Blogger

Creating your own blog gives you the freedom to write about anything that interests you. Passionate writing draws in an audience because people will believe that you are sincere with your work and recommendations.

In order to have a successful blog, you have to be willing to post frequently, and spend time making your posts informative and helpful for readers. Recommending products means that you have to fully believe that the product you are writing about is a quality item.



Connie Ragen Green

Online marketing strategist, author, speaker, and publisher working with entrepreneurs on six continents.