(MoneyHippo.com) – With out-of-control inflation and the price of nearly everything going up, many people are looking for ways to supplement their income. Although side gigs are nothing new, it might be smart to turn to unusual ideas where there’s less competition. Besides, converting hobbies into an additional source of income can be fun and rewarding. Here are a few unique start-up ideas you also might consider.
If you’ve never heard of glamping, it’s basically fancy camping. For this idea, buy or rent a plot of land outside a national park and set up a yurt or another sturdy structure on the property, filling it with hospitable amenities more attuned to a luxury hotel than a wilderness camp. Then, you can list the glamping spot as an Airbnb site and rent it out to people who want the camping experience without roughing it.
Although the first idea takes a bit of cash to set up, you could start the second idea with little cost. Think about growing microgreens, wheatgrass, or mushrooms to sell. All it takes is a little research, some space in your home, perhaps some grow lights, and a marketing plan. You could start a social media presence to sell your wares, set up a table at a local farmer’s market, or approach local restaurants.
A few other ideas include:
- Tying flies and fishing rigs to sell. This idea could dovetail nicely with the glamping idea.
- Growing coral for fish tanks.
- Lending out your money through sites like Gemini Earn.
Adapt your interests and talents and see if there are ideas you can monetize while doing something you enjoy. Adding additional income streams to your life may be just the thing to help make ends meet and start your growth in other areas.
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