10) Host Trivia Nights
And I got to be honest, this isn’t the greatest idea right now for obvious reasons. Restaurants (the different website builders for restaurants bles, everyone’s having a hard time. But generally speaking, this is a pretty simple business. What you do is you find restaurants that are having issues getting people into the door at certain times of the week.
You then contact them and you say, “Hey, I’m willing to run a trivia night for you, and it’ll cost this much money-give it a shot!” And usually, when they start advertising that, they’ll see a return on it, because more people are coming in not for anything else other than the trivia that they’re doing. And then they order their food and drinks and enjoy it.
Now, in terms of how much you could make a month with this, I think that it’s realistic once you get three or four different places signed up (especially if you do it once a week) it would totally be reasonable to make somewhere between $500 to $1,000 a month.
I think that’s totally reasonable by the end of your first year to get in that range. And in order to actually start with this, you can go to lastcalltrivia. They actually created a whole business model around this. They’ve done a really good job with it, and it’s a good model to follow.
11) Become a Personal Chef
Now, what you would basically do in this situation, is you would either go to someone’s house and cook for them, or you can do meal-prep delivery. The thing with this is that you want to usually try to keep it local, unless you really want to scale bigger.
But especially in the first year, you really want to kind of keep it local. And you want to cook for those, I think it’s a great idea to cook for those that have dietary restrictions or have food allergies or specialized types of foods.
Number one, because you can usually charge more for that. And number two, it’s a little bit more of a challenge to cook it, but not everyone else is offering it because there’s plenty of meal plans already out there.
Really, I think it would be a good idea to partner with local gyms and yoga studios. That would be a good angle because there’s a lot of people out there that need specialized diets and things-competitors and bodybuilding type people, they need a lot of different things. So if you offer that service to them specifically, it could go really well.
I think in the first year-and it depends on how hard you work-but I think you could probably clear somewhere between $250 to $1,000 a month, depending on how many clients you get. As long as your food is good and you pick up a few clients, usually one or two will then lead you to one or two more, and you can just get referral after referral and grow from there.
To get started with this one, you can actually go to a website called hireachef. Obviously, it’s good to have a culinary background. If you have no culinary background, you’re not a good cook at all, it’s kind of tough.
You’re going to have to get those referrals, it’s going to be a little bit tougher for you. But I really think anybody that’s a good cook and really understands food could do this, but culinary training would definitely help.
So that’s it, you guys. Those are my 11 strange, but highly profitable side hustle ideas that I really think anybody can start.