I Tried 10 Different Side Hustles — Here Are The Ones That Worked

Finding gold in a sea of noise

Jack Krier
6 min readJun 14, 2022


Photo by bruce mars on Unsplash

I have been self-employed for over three years now, and I make a decent living.

In truth, I spent most of my time trying out different online business ventures. Especially in the first 18 months, I dipped my toes into almost everything.

My approach was straightforward: the more side hustles you try, the higher the likelihood that one will take off. The road was long and arduous, but in the end, I was right.

I invested a significant amount of time and resources into ten different side hustles. Seven of those make up my income today.

To be clear, making serious money from a side hustle is challenging, and some ventures work better for certain people. It’s all about finding a suitable route for yourself and committing the necessary resources.

On this basis, here are the ten side hustles that I tried.

Side hustles that worked

All of the following activities started as side hustles. I pursued some while I was still working a corporate job. Others only came to my attention as a freelancer.


Blogging has been my most profitable side hustle in the last seven years. I started blogging while working a 9–5, and the first years were unsuccessful.

After learning SEO, taking multiple courses, and building several well-planned niche blogs, however, I started to make a full-time income.

The thing with blogging is that you need to be on top of your game to make money these days.

There are a few simple reasons for that:

  • Blogs are today interactive informational websites, not personal diaries;
  • Most bloggers are also active on Youtube and other video-heavy platforms like Instagram;
  • Your SEO has to be on point from the start;
  • You need to niche down to stand out.

Blogs aren’t dead, and you can still make a lot of money in 2022. In this context, blogs have evolved in the last few years, and it’s crucial to create a 2020s blog —…



Jack Krier

Writer. Photographer. Nomad. I write about entrepreneurship, remote work, and personal growth | All of my links: https://linktr.ee/jackroaming

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