How to Make Money – 16 Side Hustle Ideas We’ve Actually Made Money Doing

How to Make Money – 16 Side Hustle Ideas We’ve Actually Made Money Doing

hey guys it’s Tasha and Joseph from one
big happy life in this video we are going to be talking about sixteen side
hustles that we have actually made money doing here at one big happy life we make
videos to help you find balance build wealth and live your happy most of the
personal finance world is really focused on paying off debt and being frugal to
save money but that is not the only way that you can improve your financial
position you can also make more money with side hustles of course you know we
are huge proponents of doing whatever you need to do to make more money in
your day job but side hustles are a great way to help you meet your
financial goals faster and also build up your skills to make more money in your
day job and it could even become your full-time job because you can pursue
your passion and just build it up until it replaces your income alright so let’s
take a look at the sixteen side hustles that Joseph and I have done to make more
money number one YouTube so we make between
five and twelve hundred dollars a month on what is basically a pretty new
YouTube channel because we’ve only been making videos for about a year now
we’re gonna be doing a video that’s more about like the inner workings of YouTube
how we make videos that kind of stuff so if you have any specific questions about
that drop us a comment down below and so that we know to include that when we do
the video number two Amazon Mechanical Turk mainly when I was in school looking
for just a little bit of extra cash I found out that Amazon has this part of
its system that people will pay you to do just random tasks sometimes for
pennies sometimes a dollar for a really big one but you go and work really hard
really fast and maybe make six dollars an hour so it’s interesting but not
really a great one number three I’ve sold things on eBay and of course the
amount that you make varies from thing to thing so I’m just gonna talk about
the thing that I made the most money on which is like the craziest thing ever so
when the iPad first came out bought it the first generation iPad and
I had an unlimited data plan from AT&T that was $30 a month well four years
later or three years later AT&T had gotten rid of gotten rid of their
unlimited data plan but grandfathered in anyone who already had it and so what I
did was I sold my unlimited data plan online for $700 and so then I
transferred that data plan over to the person still had my own my iPad so that
was a really cool thing to sell because I was just gonna cancel the data plan
and it would have disappeared so yeah $700 on ebay selling a data plan number
for estate planning back in Texas I would do some legal work
on the side preparing wills for people I would charge $300 per will now this
would include a lot of work because I’d have to you go over everybody’s assets
their liabilities and depending on how many kids they had and who they wanted
to give money to or charities I would be putting together a lot of work good bit
of writing and I did it a few times just for some extra cash number five online
tutoring so because I have a really high LSAT score I was able to get a job
online tutoring people who were studying for the LSAT and that paid $25 an hour
and that was super flexible and really nice so I would do two two-hour sessions
a week and end up getting $400 a month from that number six divorce legal
counseling and we both did this one right and so we were charged $50 an hour
and this wasn’t handling a divorce from end to end but this was people that
wanted to either do one by themselves and just needed a little bit of extra
help figuring out what all they needed to cover when doing it or they were
thinking about divorce and wondering how that would shake out and so we would go
and we would talk to them about the legal ramifications about everything
that they had going on and help them make their decisions
number seven being a virtual assistant now there are two ways that you can do
this the first which I recommend and is not what I did is to find your own
client because then you can charge a higher
hourly rate but what I did was I wanted to get my feet wet and have something to
kind of put on my resume if I decided that I didn’t want to do it freelance
and I went through a service basically a website called time etc and I’ll drop a
link to it down in the description box and I got $11.50 to do things like
people would ask questions like how can I get a social security card for my
elderly mom or booked a trip for me to this place where that place and send me
the itinerary and make sure it costs less than bla bla bla so that’s the kind
of work that I did through time etc but again I recommend doing it outside of a
paid service and finding your own clients and I will also drop a link to a
course that I took that helps me feel comfortable doing that kind of work
number 8 painting now I know it sounds funny but we actually painted somebody’s
office for $40 an hour and you can do that kind of thing find jobs on
Craigslist where people just need little tiny things done that a lot of people
already have those skills if you’re especially if you’re homeowner you know
how to paint a room more than likely I love painting rooms like I’m a really
good painter I don’t even tape things down I just
like freehand all the edges and stuff I’m good like that mmm yeah so she says. I am.
I clean up all of her messes. No I’m just kidding
number 9 sold Mary Kay / Avon look I am NOT gonna lie I have no idea how much
money I made doing this because I would end up just funneling my money back into
the products and using them myself so I don’t really you know it didn’t work for
me but I’m sure there are lots of people that it did work for they’re driving
around in their pink Cadillacs and they’re loving their Mary Kay life so if
that fits your temperament better you know more power to you number 10
building and selling furniture now this is custom furniture that Tasha and I
have made at home using all the tools in their shop and we’ve made a hundred to
three hundred dollars per piece and it has varied what exactly we’ve made one
of the nicest things that we sold was an upholstered bed that we made for Alexis
most often the things that we end up selling our things that
we built for ourselves and for whatever reason ended up not keeping it or
wanting to do something different and so then we’ll sell it and for for a profit
because it’s usually solid wood furniture and so yeah number eleven
online surveys so I have tried a couple of the online survey things because I’m
like well if I’m just sitting down watching TV I might as well answer some
surveys right because that’s how they make it seem so for me I found myself
trying to do the surveys as quickly as possible so that I would get as much
money as possible but in these surveys were SuperDuper long and so then I
wasn’t even focused on my TV show and I’m like like hard at work like Amazon
Turk trying to get you know two or three dollars over the course of an hour
number twelve mystery shopping this is one of those things that you’ve probably
seen how to make money working at home and it can actually work I made about
twenty-five dollars each time that I did it and it didn’t take too long number
thirteen blogging so this is another one of those things that we’ve never really
made well we didn’t make that much money on our blog makes I don’t know between
five and ten dollars a month but we’re not actually doing doing anything with
it we just put it there put a couple of ads on it and you know but this year
we’re gonna work on being better at putting more content on there and
actually promoting our blog to grow it but yeah I mean there are people that
make two three ten twenty thousand dollars a month off of their blog number
fourteen selling plasma you can make forty dollars each time donate two times
a week that’s four hundred dollars a month that’s lots of money but it takes
about an hour you’ve got to go and sit with a needle in your arm where it’s
taking your blood out filtering it and then putting your red blood cells back
in keeping your plasma so if needles gross you out or anything
like that not for you but it is a good bit of money number fifteen working in
retail I work for Ann Taylor Loft back when I was working full time as marine
and going to school full time at night I also would pick up a couple of shifts
and Ann Taylor Loft making like a super minimum wage which back then I think was
like between five or six dollars an hour but I enjoyed it and I got a discount on
the clothing so there was that number sixteen
day trading back when I was in school always looking for ways to make more
money I had about five thousand dollars that I had saved up to invest and I made
a thousand dollars over the course of the year so that’s the twenty percent
return which is pretty darn good as you can see from our list of
scientist holes that we’ve done they’re very random kind of a little bit of
everything some of them work really well some of them don’t pay very well some of
them are pretty particular to us like the legal work well unless you just ran
out and grabbed a law degree you probably can’t do that but it gets you
thinking that’s illegal yes it’s illegal but maybe you work in
the field where you can do your a little bit of your day job on the side and
that’s okay so think about things like that
and also pursue your passions because it’s a time to get your feet wet and
something new because when we started you know our current what are now so
sorry I have hiccups our current side hustles YouTube and the blog they didn’t
start aside hustles they were just passion projects sorry
they were just passion projects that we were doing because we enjoyed creating
and so and they have now grown into a fight I’d hustle so it’s great to be
able to do things that we enjoy doing things that we would do for free but
also make money at them I’m so sorry and with that we’ll see you guys next time


  1. Yanille Acuna says:


  2. Jeffery Howard says:

    Dude looks like Ron Swanson

  3. Connor Rampage says:

    Need to make a video on what you think are good passive income gigs. Thanks

  4. ShawBrothersGirl says:

    Mystery shopping he ain't lying on number 12 I have made thousands of dollars mystery shopping as a matter of fact it's like my second job I love it that is true that is a real good side Hustle and constant money coming in but you have to register with different agencies to get that

  5. Diontae Daughtry says:

    Thank you this was very helpful and informative 👍👍

  6. Judith Liverpool says:

    Can you do all those on the UK?

  7. Anita Phillips says:


  8. Candice Beasley says:

    Do you still tutor for the LSAT?

  9. Jennifer Leahy says:

    Wondering if instacart is legit to sign up to do secret shopping?!

  10. Grace Mora says:

    I sell on Mercari

  11. 6AD 6ARZ says:

    It's sad that the average American lives at or below the poverty level.

  12. MizNaturalist says:

    I love you too. Lol thanks for sharing.

  13. B Rich says:

    I bought a $20 document on ebay a few years after they first opened.
    I harvested 7 million email addresses from ebay overnight. Next day I sold 17k dollars in 1 day of the $20 document using spam to solicit the sale.
    Ebay blocked email addresses so people could not see them any longer.

  14. boot. diva says:

    What do you use (equipment) to make your YouTube video and what do you need to edit? I LOVE your channel!

  15. Jay Norton says:

    Tasha you are gorgeous. Your boyfriend is a lucky guy.

  16. Brittany M says:

    Thanks for the tips ! (:

  17. DrgnMage2536 says:

    You guys are adorable together and so funny. Thanks for actual side hustles that actually make money. I won't be doing any of the job specific ideas you mentioned , i.e. requiring a law degree. "BECAUSE THAT'S ILLEGAL." LOL

  18. D Chry says:

    Nice couple. Great video 😍

  19. Kevin Nyongesa says:

    I thnik the one thing I might have done for free is look at Tasha's eyes the whole day! Thanks for the tips though. I do have another side hustle. Trading cryptocurrency

  20. Lexie H. says:

    This is one of the only videos with different ideas that I haven’t heard about before. Thanks so much!

  21. Nappy Scribe says:

    How to make money as a 62 year old You Tuber. Some things I’m doing in real life are: writing a book for an 81 year older trailblazer, I’m a licensed cosmetologist and licensed cosmetology teacher who may open a salon and train apprentices (so I don’t have to work), in the midst of weight loss.

  22. Jam Hold says:

    All these stuff give you peanuts. Just funding your own $ with your youtube.

  23. Get A Better Car Title Loan in California says:

    Cool advice!

  24. Rhiannon Walker says:

    Unfortunately in Australia where I live people are not paid for Plasma. I don;t think for sperm either.

  25. Rhiannon Walker says:

    I am nor an affiliate for Udemy . com but there are many free courses too teach you how to format kindle books and how to use Canva for graphics,

  26. Tina Freethy says:

    We donated blood so much that my hubby brought his platelets low and I made my ferritin count too low so our doctors say never again! Health is number one! Like my mom says if you don't have your health you don't have anything anyway!

  27. Andrea Tolver says:

    You both are very innovative extremely intelligent young people with excellent ideas. I hope to see your names in Fortune 500. I could have used these ideas 10 years ago but I'm retired and managing with my limited income.

  28. B Uneek says:

    Much loVe to U guys smiles

  29. Strange Kat says:

    In the UK, you can only donate blood and plasma. You don't get any money for it, and it's literally illegal to pay someone for it. Every donor is altruistic. There's a really good feeling when you get the text to say your blood has been issued to someone.

  30. Purpose Driven Lady says:

    I usually swallow when I have hipcups.

  31. Niecy B. says:

    I would like to know more about doing the mystery shopper… Any links you could suggest???

  32. syndi301 says:

    Yeah but how do you all have time for these side hustles hmmm!

  33. 14Key Tv says:

    im hooked… new s.b coming threw

  34. Blessed or Messy says:

    Write and sell eBooks. I do. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Diana's Life says:

    Lmao the hiccups 😂

  36. NMJ says:

    I definitely want to start a YouTube channel! Please make a video on this!

  37. saarah farag says:

    do u get jobs for a dollar ??????? what kind of jobs and where

  38. Brittney R says:

    Okay its to save. I was like… I do not wanna be side hustling to pay bills if I ever go thru with law school omg

  39. Christopher Harper Digicash says:

    surveys SUCK! back in 2005 you could make some decent money. but now? lowball city…. .25-.50 for a 45 minute survey…nope

  40. Liesl Wise says:

    Trading yessssss

  41. F. Maiga says:

    How were you able to work as an estate planner? Do you experience or a certificate? Thanks

  42. Marcella Woods says:

    YES, Tasha painting is a great side hustle. That's actually my side hustle and I too free hand the edges.😉

  43. avocados and almond's says:

    How do you find out about becoming a mystery shopper?? Also always unplug everything you are not using. I've always unplugged the washer and dryer, everything that is not being used. Save so much on electricity.

  44. Loretta Taylor says:

    How do u make money on YouTube lol I am Quora

  45. Loretta Taylor says:

    New to watching this channel

  46. Gloria Silvers says:

    Am I missing it? I don't see any of the links they said they would post.

  47. Let's Talk Money! with Joseph Hogue, CFA says:

    Some great ideas. Too many people focus entirely on the budget side, trying to save money where bills pretty much equal income, so they never really get anywhere. Gotta look at the other side, making more money to get anywhere.

    Love the idea of selling a data plan on eBay. A lot of the ideas relate specifically to your law degrees but I think it's a great example of taking what you do in a 9-to-5 and making extra money with a side hustle. Why start a whole new business when you are already an expert in something doing it 40+ hours a week?

  48. Kelly Swanson says:

    How can you prepare wills or do divorce legal consulting without getting sued for "practicing law without a license"?

  49. Darcy Waters says:

    Mary Kay and Avon was horrible for me. I am a virtual assistant and I do voice overs. Online surveys are such a waste of time.

  50. Nadia Palmer says:

    Hiccups got me sold…NEW SUB👋

  51. michelle mcccoy says:

    Thanks for the info. Nice website, and oh my gosh……..~what a Beautiful Family~

  52. aussiejubes says:

    I'm surprised, I usually avoid these vids because it's the same ol' same ol'. You've got a few new things to me in here & a couple of the old ideas here gave me some ideas of my own to try a different way of doing them.

  53. Janet Kporjro says:

    Your wife is so so gorgeous i can't stop watching the video because of her.

  54. Myorka Ealy says:

    You guys are a cute couple tosha im a single mother and really need your help on making money plz reach out to me im sick of not being able to do or take my babies anywhere or getting them great things i want to make our home over plz help me

  55. Coco Butter Barbie says:

    I'd be shocked at anyone who made/makes money selling Avon(not recruiting people). I bought more stuff than I ever sold😊

  56. Christina Melara says:

    Tash honey u always look so pretty. I would love to watch u do a GRWM. God bless from New Orleans

  57. Caroline Dobay says:

    How do you sell your data

  58. bennie hudson says:

    These are simple side hustles but can really earn a good amount of cash.

  59. My Mix Kicks says:

    I loved how she was just toughing it out and staying the course while she had hiccups @ 8:50 mark.

  60. Susan Blanchard says:

    I make $$$ with my direct sales business. Not my own island or BMW but 500-1000 per month. Ya know? Like what would help a family supplement their household income.

  61. Sir Raymond LuxuryYacht says:

    Is this video alternating between sharp and blurry or did I just drink too much Red Bull?

  62. Bloombaby99 says:

    I need your haircare routine. #HairGoals

  63. Christopher Browne says:

    You are so cute when you hiccup 🙂 You guys are a lovely couple…..

  64. Trevor Phillips says:

    I wouldn't call number 15 a side hustle. That's just a regular job.

  65. allexandre ramsey says:

    MQF, Sisters really need to evolve. We are in this together. Support her for heavens sake.

  66. Sunrise2day says:

    Very nice!!!! Minus the selling blood. 🙂

  67. William Estrada says:


  68. Mwadi ya Kin-Malebo says:

    Nice list

  69. xaviervanegasdesign says:

    I donate plasma but only get paid $30. I also do graphic design which is fun for me. It's hard to find clients though. My wife has started mowing lawns and it's booming!

  70. thequeenbee82 says:

    I appreciate that this list is so random, it's not like the many others we see out there. Thanks!

  71. C.Y. Ramirez says:

    Thank you! Wishing you both lots of success in all that you do!

  72. alice m says:

    Your cute hiccups convinced me to subscribe!💗

  73. Toni Glock says:

    Love your hicups

  74. tierra Taylor says:

    How do you get subscribers on YouTube

  75. Miguel Rodriguez says:

    I love you guys

  76. Marie Holliday says:

    Awesome couple and Semper fi I served in Marine corp during desert storm era.

  77. M Gibbs says:

    Where are legitimate mystery shopping company's

  78. Leslie Hutchinson says:

    Pet sitting is a good one. Also the company arise if you have a business is an excellent side hustle

  79. Nerv 001 says:

    Thanks for talking to us like human beings, not 5 secrets that will change your life!

  80. anglekan says:

    Are any of these jobs for people with low IQ?

  81. Okoiya Howard says:

    Such a beautiful couple😍😍

  82. John Foley says:

    Daytrading stocks you will LOSE MONEY most likely unless you really know what you are doing.

  83. Linda Nazario says:

    Have y'all ever tried Amway ??

  84. Hey Lauryn says:

    The biggest questions I have is how do you handle the money coming in for taxes and such when doing side hustles? (I know ask my account, but I'm just wondering what y'all have to say.)

  85. Jule Caesara says:

    My experience with surveys: Sometimes it takes 15 min already for the survey to figure out if you fit their target group. If they kick you out, you did 15 mins work for nothing. As most of them are customer surveys and I like to shop second hand and in packaging free bulk stores, I usually can't really answer their questions because, no, I wouldn't want to buy any of those shampoos you are showing me because I simply never ever buy shampoo.

    Also, even though I stuck with it for about half a year, I made 30 Euros. So not worth your time.

  86. Brenda Hooten says:

    Great Video Content! Thanks for creating it.

  87. Amy says:

    I wouldn't suggest mlms. Most people who participate make no money and even lose money. Other than that, these all sound like interesting ways to help out your bank account

  88. Olivia Tanking says:

    I donate plasma all the time, it’s worth it in my opinion. I use it for groceries and gas.

  89. Maria Razo says:

    Can you do a video on how to file our taxes when we have multiple side hustles? I can't find info on how to go about it and need help. I'm not sure if I should start an LLC because I don't make a lot of money, but feel that my taxes are not doing me any favors. My husband has a full time job and all falls under him for tax write offs. If I do start a LLC, do I need a LLC for each? Please, please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  90. Theresa M says:

    Please provide some links for the hustles you mentioned!

  91. pink butterfly says:

    TFS ☺☺☺

  92. Kaklaw gcat says:

    Mary Kay is a pyramid scheme DO NOT join them

  93. Kaklaw gcat says:

    "side hustle- get a minimum wage job" lol

  94. enigmaticbleu says:

    Man, that's a lot of different stuff, what can't you guys do.

  95. Jeremy Herrera says:

    This method is so fun and easy you can too generate $1880 with this brilliant web-site here

  96. Emily Raskett says:

    Can someone plz explain the beard trend to me. My bf just grew one and pretty much all his cousins do and now Joseph too I can’t keep up… or understand how it’s attractive.

  97. Dailuppotato says:

    We have three to four side hustles… We need more since my income has been undependable lately. Not really finding anything that is jump in ready that I don't already do. 🙈

  98. Richard Clarke says:

    Good thing

  99. Keith Clark says:

    Amazon Mechanical Turk is a scam. Work all day to make a dollar.

  100. Christopher Ramos says:

    Do you need a JD or any specific legal experience in order to offer an Estate planning service?

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