5 Side Hustles For Creatives

Let’s face it, most day jobs can be a little on the dull side, especially if you’re stuck in an office all day. And while most of us need to stay in our jobs to pay the bills, it’s nice to be able to do something a little more creative outside of work.

But who says your creative outlet can’t make you a little money too? Starting a creative side hustle can be an excellent way to distract from your day job and who knows, it could even lead to a full-time outlet for your passion. Take a look at these five creative side hustle ideas.

1. Hairstylist

The hair industry is a fantastic one to get started in. It’s a chance to meet different people and unleash your creativity, and make some good money too. While you’ll need to undergo some extra training for colouring and cutting, you could specialise in special occasion hairstyling and focus on weddings, parties, etc. It’s a great side hustle for evenings and weekends, and will be something a little different compared to your day job.

2. Nail technician

Like hairdressing, nail technicians get a chance to show off their creativity, while working closely with people. It can be a fun and exciting hobby, especially if you’re passionate about nail art. It’s a fantastic way to make some extra money, and there are a lot of training courses that make it easy for you to get started. You can run your side hustle at home, but just remember you’re going to need some insurance and follow some strict health and safety procedures.

Many nail technicians grow their client base through social media, so it’s worth reading more on the importance of social media in the beauty industry to help you learn more about what’s involved.

3. Tattoo artist

Becoming a tattoo artist can be an incredible creative side hustle, especially if you’ve got a talent for drawing and design. It can take a while to complete your training and find some willing volunteers, but it can be a fantastic creative outlet for you. You will need to invest in some tattooing supplies, and likely find an existing studio space to work from. Take a look at some more tips for becoming a tattoo artist:

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4. Writing

Writing is something that many people do in their free time. Copywriting, in particular, makes a great side hustle, and can be done in different forms, including through content agencies. Writing as a side hustle can make a great change of pace compared to your usual work, but could benefit it too by helping to boost your writing skills and developing your expertise on different subject matters.

5. Selling your own arts and crafts

If you’re good with your hands or have a knack for design, then selling your own arts and crafts can be another rewarding side hustle. Setting up your own Etsy store, for example, can be a fun way of sharing your talents, and could even be a way to earn a passive income through printables and digital creative assets.

Taking on a side hustle is an excellent way to indulge your creative side. You can indulge your passion while getting paid, and maybe even turn it into a full-time career. Give yourself the time and space to give it a try and enjoy something a little different to your 9-5.


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