5 Ways to Make Money on the Side to Help Start Your Business

Take advantage of the extra hours and even minutes in your day to earn extra cash to put towards starting your business whether that is building up a savings, investing in equipment, a coach or education. 

Sleep one hour less, say "no" to a happy hour and let's get to work!

Here are 5 ways to make money on the side to help start your business. 


1. Become a Virtual Assistant

One of my good gal pals and former O.G. to She Did It Her Way, Molly Rose has been a VA (Virtual Assistant) to entrepreneurs all across the globe for the past 4 years. She started out small and grew her business to the point it has replaced her corporate income and then some. Bonus! Being a VA let's you be location independant so that means you can work from wherever you want. Molly has legit traveled the world all while working and making money.

If you're not familiar with what a VA is or services a VA can offer then make sure you check out Molly's online course that teaches people how to be a VA. 

Check it out right here.

Once you're on the site, click on the "Featured Course" to learn more.


2. Freelance Writing

I have plenty of friends in my network who either freelance for a living or do it as a way to make more money on the side of they full-time gigs. Freelance writing is a great way to gain exposure, practice your skills and of course make income on the side. 

Here are a 4 websites to help get you started in exploring opportunities:


3. Create a Profile on Upwork

This is a great option if you’re someone who has a unique skill and something you could offer to people. Create a profile on Upwork and get a gig. There are so many services and opportunities out there from graphic design, to digital marketing, to copywriting, you name it! If you’re not sure what you would offer, hop on the site and take a look through the jobs that are already out there to give you ideas.


4. Sell Your Stuff....seriously! 

I’m a minimalist at heart and about two years ago I started getting serious about purging my belongings and trimming down to only essentials. Through that process I found a ton of stuff that I was able to sell and make some serious cash from it.

Websites that I’ve used:


Letgo (app)

Consignment stores

Go through your belongings and make a pile of all the things you don’t need or want anymore. Then determine what is sellable and what is donation. With the stuff that is sellable go online and determine an appropriate price. Take good pictures and provide a good description of the product to increase the chances of a sale. I've made thousands of dollars selling stuff online that I didn't want.


5. Reach out to your network and offer services

Contact your network asking them if they need help with anything, especially small business owners. This is a chance for you to make money on the side and learn a new skill or practice the one that you already have.

View it as a learning opportunity. You never know what people need help with. Don’t be afraid to ask. You never get what you don’t ask for.


Let me know if you do any of these! I would love to hear how it all goes!

Thanks for following along!