6 Practical Side Gig / Side Hustle Ideas for 2021

Photo by Julia Larson

Happy New Year, friends! I would have hyped you all for the new year, but let me just keep hush and not jinx 2021 with too much excitement. I’ve got a great blog post today to ginger us to start 2021 on the right foot by adding an extra income stream or two. The year 2020 caught us unawares, but what is that thing they say about being “once bitten”? Yep, you know the rest of it. Well, as the nilz girl that I am, I have created a list of side gig ideas so that if you ever get that pink slip and lose your main source of income, you’d at least be able to put food on the table. The other bills may not be paid, and the lights may be out and what not, but hey, as long as we fed, we happy, right? Sike, just kidding.

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On “My Money is My Money and His Money is Our Money”

“I’m still going to ask Ezike for money for my wedding dress; he doesn’t need to know I got it for free.” That’s what my former coworker, Shade, said after she won a free Pnina Tornai wedding dress from a bridal boutique. I responded with a full expression of disbelief all over my face. “You have got to be kidding! What do you plan to do with the money since you already have a dress? Save it for your new home?” “New home ko, new mansion ni. Of course it will be my personal spending money,” she said.

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