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I saw this article on the BBC website, about students who have a "side hustle" to help pay their way through University.  In the article, several students detail ways that they make money alongside working on their degrees, such as selling T-shirts and jewellery or household items.  This is called a "side hustle".  The article even touches on students working in the sex industry, as escorts or selling photograph or used underwear via social media.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49295041

I've seen the term "!side hustle" used a bit on social media and it seems like a modern buzzword to make your weekly trip to sell your old shite at a car boot sale sound like you are running a huge drug ring.  However, the idea of having a second income makes sense, you don't want to be entirely reliant on a single source for your money and if you can utilise your time to make more money you can pay off your mortgage quicker or go on fancy holidays if that's your preference.

Do any P&Bers have a "side hustle" that generates significant income?

What term other than "side hustle" can we use for this?

Do any P&Bers want to buy my used underwear, DM me for details?

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15 minutes ago, ICTChris said:

I saw this article on the BBC website, about students who have a "side hustle" to help pay their way through University.  In the article, several students detail ways that they make money alongside working on their degrees, such as selling T-shirts and jewellery or household items.  This is called a "side hustle".  The article even touches on students working in the sex industry, as escorts or selling photograph or used underwear via social media.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49295041

I've seen the term "!side hustle" used a bit on social media and it seems like a modern buzzword to make your weekly trip to sell your old shite at a car boot sale sound like you are running a huge drug ring.  However, the idea of having a second income makes sense, you don't want to be entirely reliant on a single source for your money and if you can utilise your time to make more money you can pay off your mortgage quicker or go on fancy holidays if that's your preference.

Do any P&Bers have a "side hustle" that generates significant income?

What term other than "side hustle" can we use for this?

Do any P&Bers want to buy my used underwear, DM me for details?

Why not just call it a job? The same as students have been doing for as lon as there have been students.

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Sold weed in uni, wouldn't recommend it

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22 minutes ago, ICTChris said:

Do any P&Bers want to buy my used underwear, DM me for details?

Image result for skid marks underwear

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The term "Side Hustle" is used a hell of a lot on Linkedin at the moment, it's a useful indicator to find which idiots have fallen for the "Be Your Own Boss" multilevel marketing scam and are now stuck with a shit ton of candles or tubs of protein powder in their garage.....

I do a lot of sports photography and have being quite fortunate this year to have a few paid jobs from it this year.  I've managed to sell the commercial rights to some of my photos from this years Isle of Man TT races to a rider and his sponsor.  Even had a number of parents wishing to purchase photos of their children (steady now) at games or in the mini moto's, although the hit rate between parents wanting to buy and those that actually do is about the same success ratio that Mcleish had at Scotland.

Even managed to have a few photos in the papers but really hate dealing with them (always claim they never have funds to pay photographers, many a time I've walked away rather than allow my image to be used free of charge.)

All the money earned goes straight back into the photography and definitely not enough to give up the day job.

 

 

 

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52 minutes ago, ICTChris said:

What term other than "side hustle" can we use for this?

Jumble sale.

Although I do like your much catchier term:

53 minutes ago, ICTChris said:

sell your old shite at a car boot sale

 

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26 minutes ago, Mackie The Staggie said:

The term "Side Hustle" is used a hell of a lot on Linkedin at the moment, it's a useful indicator to find which idiots have fallen for the "Be Your Own Boss" multilevel marketing scam and are now stuck with a shit ton of candles or tubs of protein powder in their garage.....

I do a lot of sports photography and have being quite fortunate this year to have a few paid jobs from it this year.  I've managed to sell the commercial rights to some of my photos from this years Isle of Man TT races to a rider and his sponsor.  Even had a number of parents wishing to purchase photos of their children (steady now) at games or in the mini moto's, although the hit rate between parents wanting to buy and those that actually do is about the same success ratio that Mcleish had at Scotland.

Even managed to have a few photos in the papers but really hate dealing with them (always claim they never have funds to pay photographers, many a time I've walked away rather than allow my image to be used free of charge.)

All the money earned goes straight back into the photography and definitely not enough to give up the day job.

Must be a good market for TT photos of the dead bodies being scraped off the road?  "here's a cracker of the brains being power-washed off the wall that the rider went headfirst into?  £20 and it's yours"

You are right about the Herbalifey thing about side hustle.  I follow quite a few fitness accounts on Instagram and they are all flogging some sort of protein powder / pre-workout. 

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3 minutes ago, Serious Business said:

As noted elsewhere when I had numerous FWBs on the go back in the day, gifts were often forthcoming to keep me sweet. FWB&Gs, I guess.

Did you keep all the gifts round by your gran's bit?

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34 minutes ago, Serious Business said:

As noted elsewhere when I had numerous FWBs on the go back in the day, gifts were often forthcoming to keep me sweet. FWB&Gs, I guess.

FWBs and FWB&Gs - have I inadvertently logged into Mumsnet in error? 

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Read that article earlier after seeing the term "Side Hustle" on the link and wondering what the f*ck it was referring to. Call it a part time fucking job like every fucking c**t else does.

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16 minutes ago, Ross. said:

Read that article earlier after seeing the term "Side Hustle" on the link and wondering what the f*ck it was referring to. Call it a part time fucking job like every fucking c**t else does.

Most side hustles in Switzerland involve investing the profits of all the gold deposited in vaults between 1939 and 1945 by Germanic individuals.

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Just now, ICTChris said:

Most side hustles in Switzerland involve investing the profits of all the gold deposited in vaults between 1939 and 1945 by Germanic individuals.

If you can prove it was yours, you can have it back...

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I breed rats and let them loose early in the morning around affluent suburbs. I then park my "pest control" van in the street and wait for the people to come to me. Megabucks for putting down a few traps and shining your torch under sinks.

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2 hours ago, Ross. said:

Read that article earlier after seeing the term "Side Hustle" on the link and wondering what the f*ck it was referring to. Call it a part time fucking job like every fucking c**t else does.

I'd never heard the term until seeing this thread.  People who use it  wouldn't be out of place in the Calling Cards of Morons thread. Made up and used by morons trying to make some mundane activity seem interesting and edgy.

See also "cheeky" ...(as in going for a cheeky pint, or putting a cheeky fiver on a horse) ; ..."rock/rocking up" ...(as in turning up , or wearing something)

 

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was genuinely looking at driving for Uber Eats recently but opted not to, gut feeling is that it'd eat up quite a lot of fuel plus I've only just renewed the car insurance and can't be arsed with getting the insurance updated to reflect commercial use too rather than just social and commuting - would be curious if anyone's got any experiences of driving with them either directly or second hand, though.

I did do a data entry job on backshift along with a full time job for a wee while a few years ago - while it was neat getting a weekly wage for the data entry stuff on top of the full time monthly wage (which I'd guess would be one of the main perks to working two different jobs = greater cash flow) it got a bit much in the end, just got the one full time job at the minute.

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was genuinely looking at driving for Uber Eats recently but opted not to, gut feeling is that it'd eat up quite a lot of fuel plus I've only just renewed the car insurance and can't be arsed with getting the insurance updated to reflect commercial use too rather than just social and commuting - would be curious if anyone's got any experiences of driving with them either directly or second hand, though.

I did do a data entry job on backshift along with a full time job for a wee while a few years ago - while it was neat getting a weekly wage for the data entry stuff on top of the full time monthly wage (which I'd guess would be one of the main perks to working two different jobs = greater cash flow) it got a bit much in the end, just got the one full time job at the minute.

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9 minutes ago, Thistle_do_nicely said:

was genuinely looking at driving for Uber Eats recently but opted not to, gut feeling is that it'd eat up quite a lot of fuel plus I've only just renewed the car insurance and can't be arsed with getting the insurance updated to reflect commercial use too rather than just social and commuting - would be curious if anyone's got any experiences of driving with them either directly or second hand, though.

I did do a data entry job on backshift along with a full time job for a wee while a few years ago - while it was neat getting a weekly wage for the data entry stuff on top of the full time monthly wage (which I'd guess would be one of the main perks to working two different jobs = greater cash flow) it got a bit much in the end, just got the one full time job at the minute.

I tried delivering for Hermes. Not too bad, but was worried about the dodgy looking insurance add on they had. And the wear and tear on the car from switching on and off every 50 yards or so. Good points were a fair bit of flexibility timewise, and the money was a bit better than expected. Whether it's worth doing is totally dependent on what route you get, and whether your car is worth protecting from continual stopping and starting, or just leaving it running while you're up a block of flats.

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Read that article earlier after seeing the term "Side Hustle" on the link and wondering what the f*ck it was referring to. Call it a part time fucking job like every fucking c**t else does.


Perhaps the term side hustle makes the shitty part-time job/business seem better than it is. If you’re a mind cripple.

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