Side Hustles That You Can Start Tomorrow!

Keeping a handle on your finances is hard enough as it is. Since the spread of Coronavirus, or better known as COVID-19, thousands of people have become unemployed due to state and federal mandated layoffs. If you are not a part of the ‘Essential Workers Crew’, it may be very difficult to find any type of employment. During my unemployment after college graduation, I acquired a few side hustles to keep my bills paid. Even though I did find a career after college, I sometimes continue to do my side hustles because… well, who doesn’t love extra money??? I have compiled a short, non-exhaustive list of side hustles (there are a few on here that I have not personally tried) that you can start as soon as tomorrow:

1. Instacart

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Instacart is an app that allows you to become a personal grocery shopper and delivery driver! If you love grocery shopping (like myself) this is the perfect side hustle for you! The application process is super easy, and once approved, you could be shopping as soon as 24-48 hours after applying. All you need is a vehicle and a valid driver’s license! I personally use Instacart, so believe me when I say that you could make $200+ per day from this app alone. COVID-19 has had a huge positive influence on Instacart’s business. It has always been profitable, but now that many people can no longer /do not want to leave home, drivers are needed at an all time high! (That’s where you come in!) Orders are ‘On Demand’, meaning that they are first come, first served. Instacart shoppers are able to see which stores they are going to, how far away the store is from the customer’s house, and the items that they have chosen before you accept each order. Customers also leave tips (Cha-chingg!) that you are able to deposit DIRECTLY into your bank account each day. Your remaining balance gets deposited once a week. If you’re not the best shopper, no sweat, each order comes with instructions!

2. PointPickUp Technologies

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PointPickUp is another personal shopper app, but easier! It is the delivery service used for Walmart deliveries. The application process is much like Instacart’s; the application is easy, and all you need to get started is a working vehicle and a valid driver’s license! Don’t want to grocery shop for your money? Perfect! Walmart employees will bring all the items to you, AND load them into your car. The biggest part of your job is following the GPS to the customer’s home, and taking the items to their door. You are not able to see the items that are purchased, however, you do get to choose which orders you would like to complete. This app also operates with ‘On Demand’ orders. The pay is a bit lower, but the work requires less effort! The first batch of orders drops around 2:00 A.M., so the early bird gets the worm! Also similar to Instacart, there is a huge demand for shoppers right now, so hop to it!

3. Freelance Writing

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If you have a knack for writing, whether it’s creative writing, blogging, research papers, etc., freelancing allows you to make money simply with your awesome writing abilities! Although COVID-19 has forced many schools to close their doors, class is still in session! There are a sea of college students who would pay you to write their paper for them while they chill out during this quarantine. Maybe research papers aren’t your thing? There are many fashion, advertising, and even gamer agencies that are looking for writers to create blogposts for them. There are so many employers for this type of hustle, so your application process may vary. To get started, search online for anyone hiring freelance writers. Job sites such as Indeed.com and LinkedIn also show job listings for these positions. The best part is that you can freelance for anyone in the world from the comfort of your own home. Most employers will require you to submit a sample of your work, so get your portfolio ready!

4. OnlyFans

Of course I have saved the very best for last! OnlyFans is a hustle that is not for the faint of heart, and will definitely allow you to be creative, all while making your coins. Although it is most recognized for being a platform for porn stars, it is open to anyone that produces content and has a fan base. This service is also directly linked to Twitter, so many content producers gain fans simply from their tweets going viral. With OnlyFans, your social media followers are able to subscribe to your content at whatever level you choose to set your prices. Subscriptions to an OnlyFans account can start as low as $4.99 and go upwards to $49.99, depending on how big your social media following is. Whether your content be vlogging, uploading hair tutorials, comedy, or intimate film sessions, your fans can subscribe to you, and you can reap the benefits!

Life can get hard from time to time, and not having enough to support yourself financially can definitely get your spirits down, but we will always need to find a way to provide for ourselves and our families. This will always be a constant in our world, even during our current pandemic. If one of these hustles isn’t for you, maybe it will give you an idea, or motivation to come up with a similar hustle.

I hope that the readers of this blog will find my list of hustles was helpful. Ciao for now!

Dear Decade,

As I am sitting here writing this last blog post of 2019, I am in awe at how far I have come in this decade. Honestly, even in the last few months of this almost expired year, life has taken me in, and has given me lessons that I never thought could be taught to me. For these lessons I feel blessed, because no matter how many times I had to try and fail, I still tried. And child, don’t even get me started on the L’s. No amount of losses that I THOUGHT I took could ever compare to each lesson I learned that will mold and shape my future. That in itself has made me all the more grateful.

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At the start of this year, I had everything that I thought was making me happy. Ya’ll know… the usual things like money, fast friends, etc. If you guys have any older spiritual influences in your life like I do (Hey Saints!), then you will have heard the expression, “The devil comes dressed as everything you’ve ever wanted.” And sure enough, he did. My personal demons at the start of this year had me in such a dark place. I was feeding off of my own false happiness because at the time, it ‘looked’ like what I thought I was missing. And then I was self-diagnosed with a spiritual food poisoning. I was sick to say the least. Here’s a lesson for you, kids: Happiness fades, but joy is forever. The happiness that I had become to know and love so well, would often be tampered with by those things and people who were responsible for giving it to me in the first place! My faith was tested so many times, and in full honesty, it also wavered. But believe me when I say that throughout the rest of the year, I became to be the prodigal daughter. Faith can be renewed!

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At the beginning of 2019, I think I was ashamed to be my true self. I would shut down my own ideas before giving them the slightest chance to flourish, and all because I was fearful! Comparison is truly the thief of joy. Here’s a news flash for you friends; do whatever feels right to you and makes you happy. You will never truly live your own life if you are living to meet the expectations of others. Shall I go on with even more content for this topic?

I had the degree. I had the job that was paying me more than enough, and yet I was miserable. I took a leap of faith to find a job that would better suit my education. I am not even ashamed to say that I recently quit that job too, because I have never been happier! I was super afraid to be unemployed, but I think I was even more afraid to hear the opinions about me, a college graduate with no job. And then I realized that I was the author of my own life, and decided that my joy was worth far more than the opinions of others.

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I started this blog while at my last place of employment, and it gave me the freedom I had been missing for so long. Although media and writing has been a silent passion of mine, it is now coming out loud and clear, love. Being able to build my own platforms that allow me to do whatever I feel represents me the most was my biggest aha moment of this past decade. I am literally doing what I LOVE. I had a professor in college who had a lecture about life. Topic: “You can literally do whatever the fuck you want. Literally.” It was a cool lecture back then, but it’s really hitting hard right now. After expounding on my first passion, which is writing, I began hosting my podcast. It is currently streaming on Anchor, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts. I am also now moving into music management, but I will have to keep those details for later on in 2020.

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Growing up, myself and others alike were always force-fed this asinine idea that showing the slightest bit of personality on Al Gore’s internet would ban you from making any type of living. I wish that whoever stumbles upon this article can somehow imagine me rolling my eyes at this point. In the latter part of this decade, as well as the future moving forward, so many people made a name for themselves by just truly being who they are. Who knew that sharing your personality with complete strangers on the internet could possibly make you a millionaire? Well now I am claiming that next spot!

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Each obstacle in 2019 that was overcome, has now become my blueprint for 2020. I have learned to speak life over any situation, whether good or bad.

In lieu of me sharing my own manifestations with you all, maybe this blog post will inspire someone to do what they have feared for so long. Every person in life will go through some type of hard time, or experience some type of struggle. The differences in each of us will determine whether we will go through it, or grow through it. I encourage you to grow! Make every day of this new year and new decade be everything YOU need it to be.

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Young Bosses on the Rise

One of my favorite parts about my blog is my dedication to young black entrepreneurs in the Huntsville area. I myself am a small business owner. I know how hard it can be to start. I know it’s even harder to keep going when at first you don’t see results.

My initial goal was to interview, and blog about as many businesses each week as possible but…. inconveniently have an 8-5 right now. Bills gotta be paid y’all!

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One of the hardest parts for me as a small business owner has been gaining exposure. I honestly don’t have a large following on my personal social media platforms, and paying for promotion from influencers with larger audiences is getting a hard no from my wallet. I even thought about doing promotions on my own page to gain followers. (Terrible idea by the way.)

This morning before work, I saw an Instagram post that really grabbed my attention. It said something along the lines of, “If you work for money, it will never come, but if you do what you love, the money will follow.” And then it clicked!

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It’s hard out here, but there is enough money for everyone. Why not work together to get there? Starting on November 8, I will feature a small business each week FOR FREE. Your choice of caption, and photos. So let’s connect! The world is waiting to hear about your unique business.

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Talk About It: Jesus Is King

After much anticipation, Kanye West released his 9th studio Album, Jesus Is King, late last night. Originally, the album was set to debut in late September, and then most recently on October 25. According to Ye, the delay was due to fixing some mixes on the project. We all know how controversial Kanye West can be, and he doesn’t miss a beat. It’s only been about 23 hours since the release of the album. Of course, everyone has already formed their opinions, so let’s talk about it.

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Now, y’all already know Kanye is getting bashed SUPER hard for releasing a gospel album, because he isn’t a gospel artist. There are those who believe that he is playing church for streams and likes, and there are those who believe that Ye has truly found his deliverance. R&B singer Tank, went as far as to say that, Kanye was being disrespected by not having his album on the Gospel charts because he has a higher calling.

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Here’s my take on the whole thing:

So far, I have listened to the whole album twice, and counting. It keeps getting better every time. The album itself is only 11 songs long (27 minutes). It was short, and sweet, but carried a large message. Jesus is King was Kanye’s way of coming out as a full-fledged Christian, so to speak. In his song, ‘On God’, he mentions that until this revelation, he’s been living an un-Godly life. If you’ve listened to any of his music prior to this album, you would know that his faith in God has been evident from the beginning. It’s never been a secret. My guess is that now, since he has dedicated a whole album to his religion, people are taking issue with it?

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Musically, I vibe with Kanye. The album was bomb, and I see it doing NUMBERS. I honestly feel that he is super talented, and sometimes, his outward persona, as well as people’s premature perceptions of him tend to get in the way of his talent. The world’s most infamous geniuses, whether in music or in knowledge, are always perceived as ‘crazy’, and are then left to over explain themselves to people who could never truly comprehend. I think Kanye was a hurt person plagued by mental illness, and his only way to express himself was with his faith in God, through his music. Sounds triumphant to me.

I have always identified myself with the Christian faith, however I like to think of myself as more spiritual than religious. It’s not really my job to judge another man, because ultimately, that won’t land me a spot in heaven. Everybody’s faith walk is different. If this man has truly found himself in God, why question that? And if he hasn’t, it really isn’t up to anyone to decide that besides God. How many of y’all are out here spreading the word of Christ? (Crickets) oh, okay.

I’m not saying I’m going to pack up my things and join his Sunday service or anything like that. All I’m saying is… the man undeniably produces great music. His personal life and views aside.

So. What is y’alls favorite song off the album? Mine is Hands On.