I still remember how depleted I felt asking him to please support me in this new venture I wanted soo bad for me and for my family.  

I knew there had to be a better way, but none of the work from home jobs I had found were credible or worth leaving a full-time salary job for.

How the heck can I build a side hustle up so that it can replace my full-time income and I can have some sort of work life balance with small children and my husband? 

Well, I combined all three below to propel up over the 6-figure mark within 2 years of starting, and you can too.

Sometimes, the best time, is when you’re backed up against that wall and there’s no where else to go!

Maybe you want to keep your full-time job and just want something extra on the side, or perhaps you’re like me and you’re looking for an entirely better way of life.

Whatever your reason, below are the top 3 side hustles that are actually worth hustling for.

This list of side hustles are not quick solutions such as taking online surveys or selling your unwanted stuff on Craigslist (which you can obviously do as well). Instead, these side hustles require dedication, but can also give you extraordinary results that the others can’t.

And… Lady Boss Studio is all about taking it up a notch!

Side Hustle #1: Blogging

I’m sure this first side hustle comes as no surprise, but blogging really can be an awesome way to make some extra income!

One of the best things about starting a blog, is that it’s relatively cheap to set up. I use SiteGround for my web hosting which starts at only $3.95 a month!  

We’ve even got a step-by-step blog post tutorial to walk you through it courtesy of our new 5-Part Blogging and website series we’re releasing! (link just below)

These days, you can really blog about anything, there is a niche for any hobby or interest that you may have.  A few topics that are currently booming are Mommy blogs, health and fitness and, ofcourse, lifetstyle. 

Make sure you consider how you will monetize your blog, as it’s a major way to earn extra income from your efforts.

Monetization can come from things like sponsored posts, advertising, affiliate marketing, and Google Ads. 

My favorite blog monetization strategy is Affiliate Marketing. (If you’re an affiliate virgin, check out our post on Getting Started with Affiliate Marketing).

Side Hustle #2: Become a Virtual Assistant

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t actually need to be tech-savvy in order to become a Virtual Assistant!

Virtual Assistants aren’t limited to graphic design or website building, they can take charge of simpler tasks such as data entry and social media maintenance.

The truth is, you can become a Virtual Assistant in literally any niche, just don’t let the V.A. title scare you off.

You can have experience in admin work (or no experience at all for that matter in the beginning) and still end up managing social media accounts or writing blog posts for businesses.

This is exactly how I started in the world of online business!

The trick is to start off with services that you’re familiar with. Stay curious and continue to learn new types of work that you can offer once you get more comfortable!

If you have more writing experience, maybe start by offering services like proofreading and blog writing. As you keep learning (and taking eCourses!) you can branch out into other areas like graphic design and business branding.

We’ve got a monster of a post dedicated to helping you understand what a Virtual Assistant does and how you can narrow down the perfect services you want to offer!

Side Hustle #3: Sell Digital Products

Let me just pre-empt this section by saying:

THIS IS THE BEST DECISION I’VE EVER MADE.

Selling digital products is the ideal side hustle if you want to drive passive income, a.k.a. set it up and watch it make money on auto-pilot.

Don’t just trade your time for money – that’s what a regular 9 to 5 is for!

Instead, focus on creating digital products that you can sell like we do through our shop.

There are are a ton of digital products that you can create to sell online!