I don’t know about y’all, but I was sick of merely getting by when I started blogging with Champagne Style Bare Budget. Encouraging people with my writing and making a little bit on the side was such a nice change for me.
That’s why I recommend to so many people that they find and invest in a side hustle. That’s right, invest. Sharpen your skills; talk with people who’ve been there, done that; and get any equipment you need to up your game. It’s time to move forward without looking back. For this piece, my heart’s with creative people looking for something life-giving on the side. If that’s you, read through the four ultimate artsy side hustles for inspiration.
Become a Freelance Writer
While blogging is a long-term venture you may prefer, freelance writing affords you immediate payment every time you finish a piece. It means tons of research and writing that draws that information into a cohesive whole. You get the chance to learn about new topics, perhaps something you never heard of before, should you pursue freelance opportunities. Plus, there are countless solid freelance platforms open to you that help you find clients. For writing junkies, this is a no-brainer.
Get Into Graphic Design
Those with an eye for style rather than the written word should try their hand at graphic design. Accessible design tools saturate the internet, so you’ll have the pick of the litter to learn the basics with. Plus, all kinds of groups need graphics and lack branding know-how. You just need to find your niche, whether it be working with churches, podcasters, small business owners, or another demographic.
Offer up Your Photography Services
The photographer and graphic designer share kindred spirits. Each needs an eye for it, but photography is much more active, embodied, and personal. If you love capturing striking images and meeting people, this is a quality route to choose. The key here is getting your name out there so people remember you when prom time, wedding time, or family portrait time rolls around.
Set up an Etsy Shop
Last but not least in this list of artsy side hustles is creating and selling your own Etsy products. A site for selling hand-crafted items, Etsy gives anyone with knitting needles or supplies for heat transfer vinyl printing hope for some extra cash. Plus, there’s something so nice about handing off little baby hats, T-shirts, or another kind of item for a few bucks. The transaction’s much more wholesome than grabbing something mass-produced off the shelves at a department store.