3 Micro Side Hustles To Try!

Update: following a great question from commenter, in10jaarfinancieelvrij(check out their blog), I have renamed this article to include the word “Micro”. This is because they offer a decent return for a small amount of time. For a good return (£50+ a month) it would require a lot more effort and spending, probably too much. I have a post on my side hustles for August coming soon so keep an eye out!

Money is everywhere and opportunities are endless. You already knew this though, right?

Today, lets have a look at 3 platforms that have been very kind to me.

Meet Quidco.

Quidco has been good to me year in, year out, as you can see.

Quidco is a cashback website in the main but also offers paid surveys. There are other sites (TopCashback is available in USA, unlike Quidco) that do the same thing as Quidco but I have stayed loyal for the sake of simplicity.

As veteran for over a decade, I know Quidco very well. Here are my top tips:

– Don’t be tempted to buy things you don’t need just to get cashback
– Always check Quidco first when making a purchase online (download the browser extension)
– Quidco is most effective with expensive buys like holidays or contracted  buys such as an internet provider.
– Keep your purchase confirmation emails organised in case you have to refer to them for a claim.
– Check out the in-store cashback features for cashback offline!
– There is a free option and a premium option (£5 per year), decide which is best for you.

Referral Link – http://www.quidco.com/user/149463/2467929/

Now, meet Job Spotter from Indeed.com

I’ve just started using this app this month and look what I’ve made already!

Its really simple, find a ‘Help Wanted’ poster advertised at the business location and upload a picture of the poster and the store front to the app.

Have a look at an example of my work from the Indeed website

Super blurry eh? I know. The point is though, Im being paid to help people find work. It feels great!

As great as it feels, there are two issues to consider. Firstly payment is made in Amazon vouchers and not cash. Second, I’m not sure how regular this income will be as I have already exhausted most of the shops near my work and home. Time will have to tell.

Finally, meet Google Opinion Rewards.

This app pays for doing surveys in Google play credit. Again, cash would be better but the surveys are short and I was able to download Rich Dads Cashflow board game for free. The surveys tend to be short so it doesn’t eat up too much time.

What do you make of these side hustles? have a side hustle I should be checking out? let me know!

 

Score The Goals With A Side Job

Football has got me excited! Who is going to win the league this season?

Earlier this week, I wrote about the success of Arsenal Fan TV. To continue the trend, let’s look at some of the side jobs available around the sport of Football.

Side jobs are an easy way to add to your wealth and use your time more productively. If you’re like me, then your idle time often leads to unnecessary spending to side-step boredom. Time is a hyper-important asset, nothing wrong with using it to get paid.

The new football season isn’t the only reason to look at side jobs in football, The casual nature of the work which allows great flexibility around other obligations. Thirdly, this is an area I have been working in for 10+ years now so I should know something or two.

Take a look at all these jobs

Hold on, what is a Divitor!?

Anyway, as you can see there are so many different side jobs that football stadiums offer (bear in mind this is just an example from 1 club).

Obviously, you’ll want to pick a side job that interests you. But for me, the top two choices are clear; stewarding or catering. Stewarding can develop your discipline, communication and pressure handling while catering can develop your customer service, food safety awareness and problem-solving capabilities.

If you want more information on how to get involved then I’m happy to help. Either email me (contact@richestmaninlondon.com) or message me on Twitter.

Moving forward, I will start a monthly Side Hustle Report where I share all the income I bring in away from investments and the 9 to 5. Stay tuned for that.

Do you have a great side job experience? the comment section is waiting for you

Arsenal Fan TV Is Proof It Pays To Follow Your Passion

With the new football season approaching what better time to look at the beautiful game in a ‘woke not broke’ way.

A lot is said about Arsenal Fan TV. A lot of funny memes and edited videos are shared too. As an Arsenal fan, this can be a pain.

But let’s really look at Arsenal Fan TV, the fan channel that transformed into the ultimate passion business.

First, number crunching. 852k likes and follows on Facebook, 188k followers on Twitter, 350k on IG, 484k followers on YouTube and many videos with 1m+ views. Rock solid numbers, right?

Before founding AFTV, friendly banter expert Robbie Lyle was just a dude who wanted to give the fans a voice to be heard.

This quote sums it up

“When we started off we borrowed a camera, borrowed microphones, borrowed everything – our original camera wasn’t even digital, it was a tape camera.

I’d never filmed a video, I didn’t know how to upload a video to YouTube, I didn’t know anything.

I’m a lifelong Arsenal fan and I used to find that the fans never had a voice – there was never really a platform or a place that fans could have their say.”

This is a passion business through and through. It started as a hobby then became a respected platform and is now effectively a growing start-up!

Ryan Holiday does a great job talking up the importance of building a platform in an article available somewhere on the internet.

I can think of at least 4 income streams for AFTV: AdSense on YouTube, Brand partnership/sponsorship, affiliate marketing/referrals programs and an online shop.

He used to pay thousands to follow his team. Now pursuing his passion pays for itself and has allowed him to quit his day job. Hat’s off.

Football media in the UK has been disrupted and it’s great for fans and future disruptors.

AFTV wonderfully supplies the route to follow for budding entrepreneur types. Follow your passions, identify a space in the market, execute for free until you can get paid for it.

Not bold enough for entrepreneurship? Don’t be embarrassed. Follow your passions, research relevant successful businesses with potential for long term returns and execute purchases in suitable businesses.

Know of an example of a passion business doing well? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter so I can check them out.

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Entrepreneur Inspiration: Original Flava

The entrepreneurial spirit was in full swing on Thursday as I ventured southward to check out Original Flava’s cookbook launch party in Herne Hill.

Brothers, Shaun and Craig have been wowing the masses across the board with their simple approach to classic and innovative, amazing Caribbean dishes.

This was a unique event which included an art exbo, music, tasty dishes, insights behind the book and unlimited rum punch. The rum punch was everything I look for in a drink so I made sure I had my fair share without going crazy.

What’s really going on here? What is the meaning of this post?

Well I was astonished to find out that these guys started on this path in March 2016. Just over a year later they and gained over 180k followers on social media and have self-published their own book.

If this isn’t motivation then motivation does not exist.

Go after your success without delay. Whether its investing, starting a business or getting the best job you can get.

Do support the book if you can (I ordered mine on Kickstarter so should arrive soon), these guys have provided a lot of quality free content online and the inspiration they provide is priceless.