It’s essentially a hobby that earns you money – but not enough to live on. But according to research conducted at Henley Business School, the number of Brits launching additional careers aka “side hustles” is set to increase to include half the population by 2030. Here are 5 side-hustles that you probably never knew existed…
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1. BECOME A MYSTERY SHOPPER
High-street retailers are always in need of secret squirrels to check that their customer service is up to scratch. Mystery shopping agencies employ people to ensure this is the case. Normally you’d be required to visit a specific shop and just provide feedback on the service and quality of goods. Check three of the most popular sites like Grass Roots, GBW and Retail Maxim.
2. BECOME A PROFESSIONAL HULA-HOOPER
Did you know you can actually get paid to hula-hoop? Join The Majorettes – Marawa’s all star hula hoop troupe. This troupe of amazing, world record holding hoopers, perform and teach workshops to entertain and inspire people all over the world, while carving a killer core in the process…
3. BECOME A PRESENTATION DESIGN CONSULTANT
There’s a surprisingly large market of business people and entrepreneurs that are willing to outsource the design of their PowerPoint presentations. Whether it’s investor pitch decks or landlord packs, all you have to do is bring their ideas to life. Time for a spot of Linkedin stalking…
4. BECOME A REMOTE ENGLISH TEACHER
There’s a huge online demand for English teachers who have the patience and willingness to regularly coach people over Skype. What’s more, is that you can easily make upwards of £20 an hour from people in places like Hong Kong. Check out DaDa – the first online English education company in mainland China.
5. GET PAID TO DRINK & TRAVEL THE WORLD
London’s immersive bar concept Mr Fogg’s is calling out to all ambitious adventurers, who dream of wanderlust and dare to push the boundaries of travel. Mr Fogg’s have teamed up with world famous adventurer Levsion Wood to offer a once in a lifetime, all expenses paid for job opportunity to travel the world, in search of gins and botanicals to expand their ever growing collection and be served in a truly worldly cocktail that will be available in the brand new, Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration, opening this autumn. Apply here.