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2022 is going to be a difficult year for many people in the UK to make ends meet. Inflation has reached a 40-year high, creating a cost-of-living crisis that’ll make it harder for anyone to stick to their usual monthly budget. And these worries have only been heightened by the looming threat of a recession later this year. Like many people, you might be considering extra ways to make money outside of your job. Below, we explore some potential money-making ideas you can try.
One option you could explore, for a start, is beginning a gardening business. Gardening is an industry that remains steady, even in precarious economic times: people will always need maintenance for their gardens. On top of this, you’ll be able to earn a competitive wage while enjoying rewarding work outdoors with friendly clients to chat to. But how can you begin? There’s no minimum standard you need to have reached to become a gardener but having any nationally recognised horticultural qualification will help. Plus, you’ll need to invest in a variety of tools, such as a cordless self-propelled lawn mower, trimmers and clippers etc, there is a wide range of tools you’ll need as a gardener. But with enthusiasm and the right tools, you’ll get off to a good start.
If you’re an excellent cook, you could consider taking your skills and using them to become a private chef. This will allow you to explore your passion further and use it to earn some extra money on the side. The key to becoming a private chef is to market yourself well. Do you have a specific niche that can help you stand out from the rest of the chefs on the market? By using your special skills to your advantage, you can create a compelling brand that spreads naturally through word of mouth. Becoming a private chef can be stressful but also rewarding.
Upcycling furniture is another option you could consider. This is where you buy old, worn-down furniture and upgrade it to create something people will want to purchase for a higher value. You’ll need to have solid woodworking skills and a creative eye for the type of furniture that customers will be interested in. But if you have these skills, buying and selling furniture could become a profitable side hustle or even a new business venture for yourself.
2022 will be difficult financially for people and it’s natural for many to search for a side hustle to generate some extra income. And by consulting the guide above, you may just find inspiration for you to make more money.
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