I’m not super self-promotional, but I think I have to say that here because I know exactly what I’ve created and how much it can help people.
So if you go to the navigation of my website, you can see an https://paydayloanskansas.org/ area that says, “Create a Free Website.” If you click there, then you can go and it’ll walk you through with different videos on how to set up a website. It’ll help you a lot in terms of getting started.
If you’re not ready for doing the website just yet, that’s fine too. You can go over to my website, and there is a thing on the homepage that says, “Learn the Truth about Online Business.” Click on that and read the whole thing.
Then at the end, you’ll get a free mini-course. Either way, getting started today is really important with that, because the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll be able to make this side income. And it’s nice because it’s one of those unique side hustles that you can do from home.
2) Sharpening Knives
The second side hustle idea is sharpening knives. And I told you these were going to be weird. So sharpening knives-I don’t think everyone realizes this, but some people (including myself) are absolutely crazy about having their knives sharp. If you don’t have a sharp knife, you can easily cut yourself, and quite frankly, I just hate cooking with a dull knife. It drives me nuts.
So to do something like this, all you really need to do is you need to buy a kit to begin and educate yourself, obviously using YouTube. And then you can talk to friends and family, and say, “Hey, I’m starting this knife-sharpening thing, can I sharpen some of your knives?” Most people are going to say, “Sure.” They’re going to say, “Okay, yeah, I’d love to.”
And then all you need to do from there is get referrals from those people. Starting off is going to be difficult, but when you get those referrals maybe you can start out at $5 a knife to sharpen the knife, and eventually work your way up to $10, $15 per knife to sharpen the knives. You can also do scissors; there’s a lot of different instruments that you can sharpen.
Now, when you’re doing this, generally speaking, by the end of the first year, I think it’s realistic to say that you could make somewhere between $250 to $500 every single month consistently. Because you got to remember the nice thing about this is that with knives, people use them and they continually get more dull, so they have to continually resharpen them and you can be the individual that does that.
Now in terms of a resource to get started, there is a business that is called The American Edge. It’s a Facebook page, but it basically shows you that, hey-this is a very valid idea, and people actually do this. There’s an individual who has a whole company based around this, and he makes pretty decent money doing it.
3) Picking up Trash
Number three is picking up trash. And I know most of you right now are thinking, “I don’t want to just pick up trash for a living. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but I’m not trying to be a garbage man or a garbage woman.”
That’s not actually what I’m talking about. What I’m talking about is going to different property management companies in different large buildings, and saying to them, “Hey, I noticed that there’s a little bit of trash in the parking lot. Who is it that picks up all that litter in the parking lot?”