Ulwazi Magazine


There are plenty of ways that you can make some extra cash without too much effort. If you are looking to make a bit of extra money, then starting a side hustle can be incredibly rewarding. Here are some of the best side hustle ideas that you can start. You can implement all of of these business ideas over weekends or during holidays. Just remember that your schoolwork should always be your top priority. Side hustles should never disrupt with your academic responsibilities.


If you’ve got the space and equipment, starting a laundry business can be pretty simple.  Set this up where there is enough demand and running your own laundry service can be a relatively easy way to make an extra income from home. 


If you have hairstyling skills, you can use them to start your own side hustle. Run a hair styling business from home, or visit your client’s houses. You could also add extra services, like doing makeup, nails, or waxing. 

Woman using vacuum cleaner, hand car wash station

Washing cars has always been a popular way to make some extra cash. All you need is a bucket, a sponge, water, and some car soap

Social media

You can make money as social media influencer by creating engaging content, collaborating with brands, and building a loyal following. You can earn money through sponsored posts, and brand partnerships. Consistency, engagement, and uniqueness are key to becoming a successful social media influencer.

Display fashion

Find a gem, buy it cheap and resell it for a profit. You could visit thrift stores, garage sales, and second-hand marketplaces to do this. Or, you could buy a new product at wholesale prices, and sell it. Just make sure to find a product and niche with enough demand

bakied group of undecorated red velvet cupcakes in bakery in a trolley

If you love to cook, then starting a catering or baking side hustle is a great idea. You can run this from
your home kitchen, and scale up as your business grows. It’s a good idea to focus on a specific niche, like birthday parties or funerals, try to find the right customers for you.

If you want to make some extra money, there are plenty of great opportunities to do this. Many of these side hustle ideas require barely any investment to get started, and they can help you make some good money. Consider what skills and interests you have, and look for a way to turn them into a side hustle. Who knows, it might even become  your new career path!