While I haven’t truly worked a “job” since graduating college…
I did spend my 9 to 5 working at my family business (preschools), and in the morning/lunch/after hours, I worked on my side hustle (my blog saniakhiljee.com)
I joined my family business in 2013, and in 2015, I decided to start blogging for fun. I didn’t think of it as a source of income. I mostly wanted to build a following to become an author—but it has become so much more.
With blogging, you can work at any time. You set your hours, and there’s many ways to monetize it, including: ad revenue, sponsored posts, affiliate marketing, selling your own products/services, etc.
And the best part? You can build it around what you’re passionate about.
But of course, blogging is not the only kind of business you can start while working a 9 to 5. There’s limitless opportunities on the internet—which never sleeps.
Here’s a list of ways I’ve made one online—outside of my “9 to 5”
- Started a subscription box
- Offered coaching/consulting services
- Social media marketing for companies
- Paid to speak
- Sold books
- Sold “shoutouts” on social media
- Charged for “sponsored posts”
- Created a digital magazine
- Created content that was monetized via ad revenue
- Sold online courses
- Affiliate marketing
- And more…