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Do you have a side business or side hustle?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Does anyone here have a side business or side hustle they do on the side to make money? Usually these ideas are very creative, im interested in seeing what people have come up with. 

 

Even if you don't have a side hustle and theres a cool idea that you've seen...please share. 

 

Also trying to find inspiration for my own side hustle. 

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In short words I repair junk electronics in my town with a friend, well technically all he does is being the face of the business if you can call it that way so people think he's the one that will fix the stuff and not me because believe me no one trusts a girl to tinker with a computer, TV or even a lamp cable oh anyway it's somewhat creative if you think of the process, I started stapling posters and posting an ad at the town's magazine under an alias and the result was surprisingly good but I needed someone to BE that alias and a friend decided to help in exchange for a share of the profits, we were in high school when this whole thing started and now a lot of folks believe my pal is a genius

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3 hours ago, Caroline said:

In short words I repair junk electronics in my town with a friend, well technically all he does is being the face of the business if you can call it that way so people think he's the one that will fix the stuff and not me because believe me no one trusts a girl to tinker with a computer, TV or even a lamp cable oh anyway it's somewhat creative if you think of the process, I started stapling posters and posting an ad at the town's magazine under an alias and the result was surprisingly good but I needed someone to BE that alias and a friend decided to help in exchange for a share of the profits, we were in high school when this whole thing started and now a lot of folks believe my pal is a genius

Why wouldn't anyone trust a girl to fix stuff? That's just ridiculous! 


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I route and re-route networking cable. Build computers. Do computer troubleshooting/repair.

Basically everything I do in my regular job.

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My main source of income is as a mill technician at a paper mill.  On the side, when my work schedule allows, I also work as a stagehand and assistant lighting designer for a production company.  Even further than that, I will also work on your car for a case of beer.  Support your local alcoholic!

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Various investments from real estate to stocks, mostly just to prep for retirement and stay diversified.

 

No real hustle. I don't have the time to build and sell PC's for example, tho I do build for friends and family.


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I am repairing electronics and household appliances as well as building/repairing PCs, but I am only doing it for friends and family and not charging anything for it (because I'm not comfortable with taking money from them).

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Don't do it myself, but I have several arty friends who make stuff (original creations, some fanworks) and sell them online and at cons. I guess in that part, if you're having fun, is it even work at all? They don't get enough from it to replace a day job.


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Hmm well I used to do YouTube but uni got in the way of that. Now I barely have time to get my uni work done and manage to get any socialising done. But I do want to do something on the side if I ever have time again (maybe once I'm off hall committee) I'd like to work on sort of fluid modelling on the side and that sort of thing. God knows my computer could do it...


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My main job is a truck driver. I own 6 trucks as of right now. Side businesses include being an owner of a Vape Shop, a commercial fishing boat owner and a landlord over 12 houses and condos. 

 

My wife is an art teacher who does custom artwork and advertising for businesses on the side. 


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My old main job have pretty much turned into my side business. I used to do computer networking and programming as a full time freelancer, but after I graduated from university I made my career from my degree. I still do a bit of freelance programming, but I only really take the more lucrative jobs these days.

 

I also run a small recording studio from my home, but that can hardly be considered a business. A business has to at least make fiscal sense. I'm rarely breaking even with how I run things now. It's more of a passion project, really.

Although, I have been thinking about renting the space and equipment out to people wanting to up the recording quality of their podcast or their other, non-music related recording needs. But there's a ton of legal formalities tied to that, and I can't really stand the thought of having people in my house and using my equipment like that.


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I own a repair and custom build shop out of my house. I normally handle residential stuff from virus removal to basic tune ups. It is all word of mouth and so far I think my biggest year was 1k extra. Since then business has declined but I also do go out searching for work since I work full time for a major Airline.

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I’d say my YouTube channel but I legitimately lose money by running it. VHS tapes don’t come cheap.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, Zusafek said:

My main job is a truck driver. I own 6 trucks as of right now. Side businesses include being an owner of a Vape Shop, a commercial fishing boat owner and a landlord over 12 houses and condos. 

 

My wife is an art teacher who does custom artwork and advertising for businesses on the side. 

Is owning property and renting it out profitable?

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DJ/Audio engineer and mechanic on the side. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Caroline said:

Would you?

I would. Roles are reversing now to be honest. My girlfriend doesnt like to cook and typically women cook ( based on the olden days of the 1950s to about 1980s). Therefore i started having to cool healthy meals so we wouldnt have to go out all time time. I actually enjoy it.

 

 

This brings me to my next point. I thougjt about cooking healthy meals and selling them in those packs and delivering them to peoples homes. I know a few companies do this for people, especially if you live in a more upper class area where everyone can afford a gym membership like the area i live in. The only reason i havent done this is it just doesnt seem profitable enough. 

 

With that said i trained with a guy (brazilian jiu jitsu) who went on to become a weight cut/nutritionist for UFC fighters. 

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6 hours ago, PurplDrank said:

Is owning property and renting it out profitable?

It can be. But it's a pain in the....rear.  You really have to be aware of the tenants. It's amazing how fast they can destroy a property and not even care at times. 


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1 hour ago, Caroline said:

Would you?

I would. I know several women that work on their own cars and are handy with house repairs. One of the car dealerships near me has a woman that's the head mechanic, I ran into her while I worked at a gun shop, she was buying a pistol; Traditional gender norms are dumb. I can understand how some other people wouldn't get your situation though, because it's an unfortunate reality of the world we live in. 

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5 hours ago, Caroline said:

Would you?

Of course! I know a lot females in the IT industry that are badass. 


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7 hours ago, Caroline said:

Would you?

Yes, there is absolutely no reason not to. As long as that person knows her stuff, does good work and charges a reasonable amount of money for the work I trust that person to fix stuff.

12 hours ago, PurplDrank said:

Is owning property and renting it out profitable?

From my experience, it can be a nice source of income (provided you have the funds to own some property in the first place), but you have to put some effort into it. Selecting suitable tenants is very important (that can save you a LOT of trouble) and you also have to keep in mind all the applicable regulations in your country (which can be quite restrictive in some cases). 

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