We can all use a little more cash, with bills on the rise and the cost of living biting hard. Side hustles are a great idea to help with that necessary cash bump, and it’s a good opportunity for you to put your passions to good use, too. Whether you are just wanting to earn a little more money or you are looking to expand your skills, a side hustle could be the best thing that you do this year.

Let’s take a look at some of the top ten side hustle ideas for 2024 that could make sense for you. Why hang around and wait for opportunities when you can grab them with both hands?

Personal training

Personal training continues to stand out as a top career choice because of how flexible it is. The demand for both health and Wellness services are still on the rise, and that means that you could be leading into a career that changes the game for you. Studying to become accredited as a personal trainer can be done both online and with face to face training. For example, the London Personal Training Course offers everything you need for solid success with a face to face classroom option that gets you qualified within 5 weeks.  However, if that doesn’t suit your schedule you can also study online with the flexible learning option.

Importantly you want to look out for a reputable provider, like The Fitness Group, who run across the UK and have 4.9/5 stars on Trustpilot.

Uber or Bolt Driver

If you have a car, you can register yourself with Uber or become a rideshare driver in your spare time. Bolt is an easy way to register yourself and you can choose your hours. Bolt has a strong presence in and around London in the UK.

All you have to do is look on and make yourself available in line with your schedule and you could be out on the road earning some cash.

Uber is the leading marketplace option, although it takes longer than Bolt to register with Uber, you will have the choice of more customers once registered.

Delivery Driving

You don’t have to drive large trucks to be a delivery driver. You can look to become a driver for a local takeaway business, or you could sign up to apps such as Just Eat, Uber Eats or Deliveroo. You get to pick and choose your hours when you work, and you can toggle yourself on the app and off of it whenever it suits you.

So if you have a free evening and you’re feeling bored, you can go and earn some cash.

Tutoring

If you speak another language, or you’re particularly great at another subject, you might think about monetising that ability of yours. Teaching online means that you can be in the comfort of your own home and help people prepare for their exams without having to leave the house.

Some people choose to tutor when they are studying by themselves to prepare others for their exams, but it’s a good way to earn a little bit of cash and gain some experience. You also get to gain some references for real world jobs.

Sell what you make

Whether you knit, bake or you draw, you can sell your creations online or on an online ecommerce store such as Etsy. For anybody creative, selling crafts can be a way to do what you love while making money. There are so many online marketplaces that can give you a global platform.You could even just focus on the locals if that’s what you choose to do.

Start an AirBNB

Whether you have a home abroad or a spare room, you can choose to let out the space as an AirBNB. This allows you to add some cash to your pocket while using the space you have available. You can even rent out your driveway. Read up in this guide on how to become an AirBNB Host

Virtual assistant

Can you organise others? You might love the idea of being a virtual assistant! Virtual assistants can help business owners to organise their everyday tasks and admin. Whether it’s taking calls or replying to emails, you wade through the paperwork so that business owners don’t have to.

The type of work and the business can mean that you earn significantly more money in some industries than others.

Start your own podcast

Have you got something to say? Podcasting has grown hugely in popularity and the best shows receive millions of plays and replays across social media. The best part is that you only need minimal equipment and if you know you have something important to say or you are an expert in something, you can make sure that you are getting your voice out there for others to hear.

Provide Marketing Support

Do you love marketing or do you have some marketing experience from your current full time career that you can support and share with others in your spare time? Then this could be the gig for you.

There are loads of marketing consultancy, side hustle opportunities on services like Upwork or Fiverr. First you should register as a consultant and then you should create a profile that showcases your skills and experience. You can search for jobs available through postings and apply, however potential businesses may also find your profile as you start to rack up positive reviews and good feedback on previous jobs.

Even the top digital marketing companies outsource work to freelance consultants, whether that is copywriting, content support or SEO agency support.

Start selling digital products

Whether it’s online PDF guides, ebooks, educational materials, or new fonts or graphics, you can get online and sell your products, with paying users able to download them directly to their devices to print.