Finally, we are at my all-time favorite side hustle — blogging and content creation. I created my blog in between back-back-layoffs in 2017 as a creative outlet. I used it to document the other side hustles I was doing at the time and to track our journey to paying off debt and eventually financial freedom.
That blog later became a two-time award-winning side hustle, money, and career blog for neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ folks. It’s been featured in the New York Times, TIME, MSN, CNBC, Business Insider, and more, and helps thousands of people start and build side hustles every month — starting with my free side hustle quiz.
I brought in $60k from my blog last year on the side of my full-time job. It’s also what introduced me to several other remote side hustles I still use today to bring in an income. Some of these are freelance writing, course creation, coaching, and more.
The blog itself is not one income stream either. It earns money in a variety of ways including income from ads displayed on the blog, affiliate marketing, products I sell through the blog’s shop, social media, and brand partnerships.
Starting and building this blog has given me an entirely new set of skills and outlook on how I work. So much so that I left my day job last month to run my blog full-time while also playing around with some of my favorite creative side hustles at the same time.
It literally changed my whole life, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.