Need Some Extra Cash? Here Are 6 Side Hustles That Don’t Require A Big Capital

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We all want some extra cash once in a while, be it for monthly commitments, bills, saving up for a new car or even splurging on that dress you saw on display. Even if it’s not for the money, side hustles are great because they allow you the freedom to choose what you want to do, to build your portfolio and network as well as work on your passion. But have you wondered what type of side hustles are there to venture into? Look no further.


Here are 6 side hustles anyone can get into without requiring a huge sum of cash:


1. Freelancing

This is pretty much a no-brainer. The wonders of freelancing are endless, and sometimes you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home. You could be a photographer, freelance writer, video editor, social media manager, digital marketer, and more! In Malaysia, there are sites like Freelancer, Glassdoor, Upwork, Content Writer Malaysia, Favser, and so much more to help you get started.


2. Dropshipping

Dropship is where you are able to sell items online without even keeping any inventory. How it works is you become a ‘dropship agent’ of a company or store, post the products on your business page and get the buyers. Once a buyer has confirmed a purchase, all you have to do is send in the order to the company or store and they will ship it out for you. You either get a commision from the sale or you get the items at a special agent price.


3. Become an e-hailing driver

E-hailing is all the rage right now because of its convenience and it allows drivers to earn some cash during their spare time. Besides Grab, there are apps like Riding Pink that cater specifically towards women, MyCar, MULA, EzCab, JomRides, and Dacsee.


4. Be an affiliate

Many companies nowadays offer affiliate programs, and the process to sign up is pretty simple. Make sure the company or product you choose to be an affiliate with resonates with you and your audience. You wouldn’t want to be a student who’s into fashion selling cookware if you don’t know much about it.


5. Sell your art

If you’re a creative soul, then selling your art is the way to go. You could sell them on different things like canvas, t-shirts, stickers, and more. If you’re into making things like jewelry or pastry, you can even turn that into a business. Sites like Redbubble, Etsy, Carousell, Shopee, or even Instagram and Facebook are great platforms to sell on.


6. Rent your things out

If you got an extra room, carpark space, photography gear or more just laying around, then you might want to consider renting them out, just in case you might need it in the future and you’re not looking to sell. For extra rooms, you can list them up on sites like Airbnb and only let people stay for only a few days. For carpark spaces, a new startup called Parkit¬†will assist you in helping find a tenant for your carpark. For your gears, you can post it up on your social media so you’ll be renting it out to mutual friends. You can even ask for a refundable deposit of what your gear cost before you rent it out to avoid any mishaps.


Do you have a side hustle to share? Let us know in the comments! 



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About Andrea Tang

Andrea writes content, edits and produces videos, is still in uni, dabbles in product photography, and runs a clothing brand called February District – all while trying to remain somewhat sane.

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