One of the most common questions I hear is how to start a side hustle in Ghana when you don’t have any good ideas. Depending on your monthly salary, does it make your ends meet or is it enough to help you pursue business opportunities that pop-up.
While having a side hustle is important, a lot of people don’t know what side-business to startup, and so, conclude everything outside of paid employment is difficult and expensive to venture into.
The beauty of side hustle ideas is that they don’t require a huge initial investment or even necessarily a high specialized skill-set. And certainly, not all qualify as “business ideas,” but each has the potential to earn you money in your spare time.
- 1 Top 10 Side Hustles You Can Start Doing Today in Ghana
- 2 1. Start A Blog
- 3 2. Affiliate Marketing
- 4 3. Freelancing On Fiverr
- 5 4. Driving On Uber After Work Hours
- 6 5. Selling Products On Online Market Places
- 7 6. Writing Thesis And Dissertations
- 8 7. Become A Private Home Tutor
- 9 8. Starting A Cake Baking Business
- 10 9. Become A Real Estate Agent
- 11 10. Become An Event Planner
Top 10 Side Hustles You Can Start Doing Today in Ghana
Below is the list of the top 10 side hustle you can start today in Ghana with little or no capital.
1. Start A Blog
Blogging is something that anyone can do with virtually any topic or subject, and make money. However, just like every other internet business, blogging could either be a waste of time or a positive financial change. Some top bloggers make millions of dollars from their blogs, which they’ve gone on to set up other thriving businesses.
My advice about blogging is that it’s a long-game plan. If you start your blog today, there is a chance that you won’t see any income for months. However, depending on what you blog about, your consistency, how popular you get, and the revenue generation model you are working with, you could build a multi-million dollar business.
2. Affiliate Marketing
Most people make money through affiliate marketing with a blog or website. But they are ways to make money with affiliate marketing without a blog. Typically, that’s with some sort of social media following.
Affiliate marketing is just the process of promoting other people’s products and services and earning a referral commission in return when users purchase their product from your referral link. It’s very simple, you identify a product you like, promote it to others and earn money for every piece of the product you sell. We recommend you see a comprehensive guide on how to start affiliate marketing for beginners to get started.
3. Freelancing On Fiverr
Fiverr is an online marketplace for freelance services. The platform provides a wide range of opportunities. You can find services such as graphics design, digital marketing, writing, video and animation, programming and tech, business and much more.
Millions of people use the platform to get freelancers that can help them solve a task or two. As a freelancer, you get paid depending on their service charge.
You could sign up on Fiverr to offer services as a freelancer as one side hustle that could earn you anywhere from $5 to over $200 per job done.
4. Driving On Uber After Work Hours
Uber has made it easy for anyone with a good saloon car that’s within their specifications to easily sign up on their platform and earn money.
If you own a car, you could sign up on a ridesharing platform and always activate it whenever you’re done at work and/or the weekends.
With some drivers making so much money weekly in profits driving their own cars on Uber, you could earn the same. See our complete guide on how to become an Uber driver in Ghana.
5. Selling Products On Online Market Places
You could sell products ranging from phone accessories, electronics, fashion items, and more on online marketplaces like Jumia.
When you sell on online marketplaces, you leverage their brand popularity and reputation to get buyers without spending a dime on advertisement.
6. Writing Thesis And Dissertations
Thesis and dissertation writing services are widely demanded by postgraduate students all over the world. In Ghana, for instance, most people who do a masters program in a local or foreign university are constantly on the lookout for people who can help them with their research projects. For this, they pay a huge sum of money depending on the research topic.
You could advertise your thesis and dissertation writing service online or directly to post-graduate students at universities.
7. Become A Private Home Tutor
Parents looking for private home tutors to coach their children after school hours go onto popular tutoring platforms to find someone suitable for the task. To achieve this, the platform pairs the parent with a qualified candidate who then goes on to coach their kids within the agreed period.
You could sign up with a tutoring platform to land private coaching gigs close to you that you could easily handle every day after work hours.
8. Starting A Cake Baking Business
You could start a cake baking business even while you have a full-time job and promote your business creatively through social media, vlogs, or even on blogs. As you get clients who want you to bake cakes for them in special cases. You can always do it whenever you’re home from work or on the weekends.
9. Become A Real Estate Agent
The real estate business is one of the most lucrative ventures in Ghana and many other countries around the world because of the ever-growing demand for housing needs around the globe.
In Accra, Ghana, for instance, people are always either looking for a new place to rent or a new home to buy. As a real estate agent, you could help people find new homes for a commission. And when you successfully sell a house, you could earn as much as 5% of the home value as a commission.
While working full time, you could help people find houses they could purchase, and get paid commissions running into thousands of Ghana cedis whenever you successfully sell a house.
10. Become An Event Planner
If there are anything Ghanaians love to do, there’s nothing higher on the list than to party. They celebrate almost every basic event that happens in their lives, and depending on how large the celebration may be, they could choose to higher an event planner or not.
You could partner with event centres and more to source people who need affordable but capable event planners to help them organize their events. You could also promote your service on social media, while also having an SEO-ready website that people can easily find online when searching for professional event planners.