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5 Side Hustles to Begin with No Money

If you're looking to start a side hustle to make extra money, the best thing you can do is start with no money at all. With minimal startup costs and initial investment, you can try out new things and see what sticks.

By Claudiu CozmaPublished 4 months ago 4 min read
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5 Side Hustles to Begin with No Money
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Pet sitting

You can start pet sitting with no money by putting up flyers in your neighborhood, asking friends and family if they know anyone who is looking for a sitter. If you have a car and experience walking or playing with animals, you can also offer to make house calls.

Leaving flyers out will help you find new clients and build your reputation as a reliable pet sitter. This will help you get more clients down the road when people are searching for reliable sitters online, which brings us to our next point: marketing yourself on social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram!

If you have an account on one of these sites, post pictures of yourself doing fun activities with animals (like running around outside together). This will attract potential customers who want someone fun-loving and energetic that they can trust with their pets while they’re away working long hours at their job!

Paid online surveys

Paid online surveys are an easy way to make some extra money with no startup costs. They can also be a great way to get started if you're new to the work-at-home world, or even if you're not!

The first step is finding paid online surveys that will actually pay out. This can be difficult because there's a lot of scammy websites out there trying to take your hard earned cash. Thankfully, there are some legit sites out there as well (such as Swagbucks).

Once you've signed up and answered their qualifying questions, they'll send you surveys occasionally—usually once every few days or so depending on how often new ones come available.

Each survey takes about 10 minutes and pays between $0.50-$5 each time depending on the length and difficulty level (the longer ones tend toward the higher end). When everything adds up over time though...you really start seeing those numbers add up fast!

Online trading

Online trading is a side hustle that many people do to make extra money and it's also the one I'm currently taking on. With online trading, you can make money by trading stocks, options, and futures with your time and energy instead of buying a franchise or starting a business.

You don't need any special training to get started in online trading but you should know that it's a lucrative but risky way to earn additional income.

You won't be able to pull in six figures like some of these other side hustles but if you're willing to learn how this process works and put in the hard work necessary for success then it could be an excellent opportunity for you!

Freelance writing

One of the best ways to make money on the side is by freelancing. The internet has made it easier than ever for people to make money from home, and this can include writing content for websites and other online platforms.

If you have any kind of writing experience, you could start a blog about something that interests you and then move on to writing for larger publications in your field.

As an example: if you’re passionate about cooking, why not start a food blog? You could write about things like recipes, cooking hacks, or tips on how to create easy meals from scratch.

People would likely be willing to pay for these kinds of articles because they want more information on how they can cook good food at home without spending too much time in the kitchen (or breaking their bank accounts).

Keep in mind that some companies might ask that your article be exclusive so they don’t publish it somewhere else first (in which case only one company will benefit).

Pet grooming

Pet grooming is a great side hustle for any animal lover. You can do it from home, and you don’t need any money to get started—just a little equipment and some patience. The most popular pet services are washing, trimming nails, and doing hair.

If you want to get into the business of washing dogs and cats (and their friends), you will need two buckets: one filled with high-quality dog shampoo and the other with warm water.

Rubber gloves are also recommended because they prevent hand fatigue while washing your furry friends! If you don’t have access to buckets or gloves, just use your bathtub or shower curtain rod instead!

To trim nails: With one hand holding down the paw/foot/leg that needs its nail trimmed (you might want someone else here for this part), use clippers on each individual claw until it reaches about ¼ inch long from top to bottom (the thickness of the paw pad).

Keep them shorter than that if possible because sometimes dogs will scratch themselves if there is any length left on them at all! Once done trimming all four paws/feet/legs then move onto blowing out each coat since this helps remove dirt without damaging fur strands which makes cleaning easier later on when we actually wash our client afterward.

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