Seven Underrated Side Hustles Most People Have Never Tried

You can earn money from each of them. A years’ worth of practice can even help you quit working a job.

Tim Denning
The Startup
Published in
8 min readJun 29, 2021

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One source of income feels like a slow death.

I simply can’t do it. Having one human in a penguin suit decide whether my rent gets paid is too overwhelming for a former anxiety sufferer.

Having multiple income sources is about my mental health, not trying to join the bandwagon and high-five side hustle culture. Side Hustle is simply a label. Humans tend to overthink labels. If you’ve sold discarded furniture from your previous home on eBay, then you’ve dabbled with side hustles. Congrats. (That’s how stupid labels are.)

Many of you feel the same way as me about multiple income streams. Yet you’re told side hustles are stupid or too hard or not possible for tax-paying citizens who work normal jobs. This keeps you living with uncertainty. It’s not necessary.

Let me show you some unconventional side hustles as ideas that you might decide to experiment with. You’ll need an open mind and the willingness to experiment — both life-changing skills.

Pick-up-and-move content creation

Web 3.0 holds the most opportunities to make money from side hustles based on my obsessive research.

Many of you know the power of content creation. Many of you know about the money you can earn from it. What I hadn’t heard of is “pick-up-and-move” content. Introducing Bitclout. Bitclout is a new type of social media platform built on blockchain tech.

Future replacements for social media apps such as Facebook will most likely be built on Bitclout. Each social media app built on Bitclout can have its own moderation policy. Some apps may allow X-rated content, others may disallow controversial content, and some may choose to let all content be seen. For content creators this is all you need to know about Bitclout:

BitClout makes it so that you can move your “clout” in the form of your followers, posts, creator coin balances, etc anywhere.

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Tim Denning
The Startup

Aussie Blogger with 500M+ views — Writer for CNBC & Business Insider. Inspiring the world through Personal Development and Entrepreneurship — timdenning.com/mb