Getting Busy Idea of the Day:
Why not start an errand-running service?
One of the fastest growing side hustles has been running errands. It generally requires very little startup cash and is applicable in almost any community. COVID has made this not just a good side gig, but an essential one as many at risk people are forced to rely on getting things brought to them. Getting started can be as easy as letting people know that you are available (you can post flyers and even put ads in local papers).
If that seems daunting, there are a number of platforms out there that make it easy to get started. One of our favorites is Task Rabbit, an on-demand errand-running service that enlists regular people to help out. You can earn money in your spare time completing real-world tasks on their unique platform. The platform also allows for virtual work like online research and other tasks that can be done remotely.
If you do use one of these services, you might still benefit from building your own brand. In a small community especially, you might find that an “anonymous” service just can’t compete with someone who everyone knows. Moreover, you may like NOT sharing every dollar you earn with a 3rd-party, lol.
Check out ShingleHanger if you need help in this regard. ShingleHanger offers tools that can make managing your own business a walk in the park.