Book Review – 30 Side Hustles That You Can Start Today by Fred Carr

30 Side hustles

30 Side Hustles That You Can Start Today by Fred Carr is a book that promises to give you tools and ideas to start your own side hustle. Fred Carr, the owner of sidegigjunction.com which he describes as the UK’s most trusted side hustle website has compiled 30 side hustles he believes we can all start provided we have the right information and he has provided some of that information here.

The book has 33 chapters of which the first two set the scene for the book, the next 30 describe the side hustles and there is a concluding chapter. Chapter 1 which is the introduction to the book explains what you can expect to read about each side hustle. For each side hustle in the 30 chapters, Fred explains:

  • explanation of how each side hustle works
  • its earning potential
  • steps to get the idea started
  • ratings on various aspects of each side hustle to help us see how effective the side hustle is

The second chapter has some interesting information on the difference between active and passive side hustles.

An active side hustle is described as follows:

Active side hustles tend to be side hustles that require you to actively carry out a task in return for some form of remuneration.

Examples of active side hustles include dog walking and online tutoring.

While a passive side hustle is described as:

a side hustle whereby you create a product or service and then make an income from it over and over again.

Following is a list of the 30 side hustles discussed:

  1. Sell products on Amazon through fulfilled by Amazon
  2. Teach English online
  3. Become a tasker with task rabbit
  4. Rent out your car
  5. Publish an online course
  6. Start a metal detecting service
  7. Become a self employed courier
  8. Matched betting
  9. Online user testing
  10. Become a delivery rider
  11. Fix mobile phones
  12. Affiliate marketing
  13. Sell on Ebay
  14. Write and publish an ebook
  15. Window cleaning
  16. Become an online trader
  17. Set up a lawn mowing service
  18. Run an AirBnB experience
  19. Rent out your driveway or parking space
  20. Dog walking
  21. Sports trading
  22. Online tutoring
  23. Sell on Etsy
  24. Sell your photos and videos online
  25. Drive with Uber
  26. Sell gigs on Fiverr
  27. Sports Arbitrage trading
  28. Website design
  29. House sitting
  30. Social media marketing

These are a lot of side hustles but fear not, the content on them is not that much. It will take you a couple of minutes to read. So if you are interested in reading about any of the side hustles, you can highlight the ones that interest you and read about them in one seating. Fred does make it clear that the book does not cover everything you need to know about the side hustles but it is definitely a good start.

Therefore if you are still trying to find a side hustle idea, this book is a good place to start.

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