Side hustles for the New Year

It’s January, which means it’s time to get savvy with your cash this New Year. Side hustles have been a craze for years but there are now more ways than ever to make money. 

So if you’re after an extra little income, here are 10 side hustles to get your New Year off to a productive and rewarding start!

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Sell tech

You’re bound to have old gadgets stashed around your home that are no doubt collecting dust and losing their value. From old phones to tablets and smartwatches to consoles, sell tech with Decluttr to get paid for your unwanted devices.

Sell old clothes 

The demand for second-hand clothes is soaring, so take the opportunity to sell yours on shopping sites. It doesn’t just stop at clothes, you can even sell your shoes, handbags, sportswear, and accessories. 


Whether you’re a talented photographer, digital design is your passion or you have a flair for writing, turn your skills into an income with freelancing. There are so many platforms out there that you can sign up to from Shutterstock to Getty Images and Upwork to Fiverr. 

Do your research first and figure out how much spare time you have to dedicate to freelancing and starting to make cash.


Blogging has been around for a long time and even though it can be difficult to get into, it’s not impossible.

If you’re looking to build a professional blog over time, websites such as WordPress and Wix are highly recommended. Make sure to do your research to find the best blogging platform for you as they differ in features and some you do have to pay for.

Online surveys

All you need is a laptop, tablet, or even your phone to take part in paid online surveys and you can complete them wherever you are. Even though they don’t pay a whole lot and some only pay in rewards, if you’ve only got a short window for your side hustle then they’re perfect. Check out websites such as OnePoll, Swagbucks and SurveyFriends to get started.

Test apps or websites

Another side hustle you can do from home is testing apps or websites for developers. New websites and apps normally have a fair amount of bugs and glitches that need avid testing to make them usable. So if this sounds like something you can do then it’s worth a try.

Sell handmade goods

Put your hobbies to good use by turning them into a side hustle! Whether you’re a semi-pro baker, knitter, crocheter, or painter, turn what you enjoy doing in your spare time into a money maker. There’s a pretty big market for homemade goods, so it’s a no-brainer to put those skills into good use.

Recycle books

It may be a one-off side hustle but recycling your old books is a great way to boost your wallet and you’ll be doing a good deed for the planet too. Make sure your books are in a resealable condition and trade in.

What are you waiting for? Sell books with Decluttr whether you’re recycling children’s books or have a box of college books that you no longer need. Get a FREE valuation and we’ll pay you FAST.

Social media influencing 

Now this isn’t for everyone, but if you’ve got a subject that’s dear to your heart and you want to speak about it on a public forum then social media influencing could be for you. As long as you create engaging posts and your following grows, you can get money from Ads, TikTok etc. But note that it can take a while to make a profit and it is very demanding, as well as time-consuming.

Teach online

Have an educational background and want to share your knowledge with others, then online teaching could be for you. Whether you love English language, foreign languages, math etc there are platforms where you can tutor and educate others.

Selling your unwanted stuff is a great way to boost your bank account and here at Decluttr you can trade in phones, sell DVDs, trade in CDs and so much more!