5 Side Hustles You Can Start From Home
September 1st, 2021 at 9:16 am
Nothing sparks creativity quite like boredom. When the Malaysian government announced the Movement Control Order (MCO) in March 2020, it left many people in a state of lockdown limbo. However, some good that has come out of it is that instead of (or in addition to) falling into a consistent routine of Netflix and napping, people across the country started to take up new hobbies and generate another stream of income by turning them into a side business.
GlobalData saw a boom in the e-commerce market since the beginning of the pandemic. Just scroll through TikTok for 10 minutes and you will almost certainly come across a video promoting a small business with the hashtag #smallbusinesscheck. For some, these new businesses have kept them afloat during the pandemic, while for others, it has offered encouragement to start their own side businesses.
From crocheting and tufting, to handmade soaps and candles, you can build a complete home business using your creative skills. Here are 5 ideas to get you started:
Who doesn’t love handmade jewellery? It makes a great sentimental gift for your loved ones. Since it’s small and lightweight, it will be easy to pack and ship if you sell it online. The materials you can explore include polymer clay, gemstones, leather, beads and more.
@anaisbeachLet’s make clay together <3 follow my Instagram & depop @ cosmiccowboyy to see more #smallbusinesscheck #smallbuisnessuk #fyp #foryou #4u #clay #rings♬ hey lol – khaleel
With self-care rituals on the rise, soap and bath products have been trending, especially from brands that are vegan and cruelty-free. You can make a basic bar of soap, or buy moulds and dyes to create different shapes and colours. Not forgetting, you can experiment with scents as well.
@shopaswell🧼✨ #soapmaker #handmadesoap #businesstiktok #smallbusiness #blackowned #entrepreneur #fyp♬ original sound – eilagardis
Crochet / Tufting
If you enjoy crocheting and tufting, you can start selling your very own crochet bags, hats or even stylish coasters online. Tufting rugs has become a trend on TikTok, too – you can buy tufting guns and supplies from Tuftinasia and start creating your own personalised rugs.
@boredlaricrochet bag process🧚🏻 #crochet#bag#crocheting#fashion♬ straight people are not allowed to use this audio – evelyn @tuftinasiaNot ready invest in a tufting fun? #tufttheworld #tuftgal #tuftinggun #punchneedle #punchneedlelove #rugmaking #rugtiktok♬ SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS – Oliver Heimach
Similar to soap, you can also make candles in a variety of shapes, colours and scents. To house your candle, create a polymer clay tray to match.
@wildgingermyWe made candle today! ##fyp ##fypmalaysia🇲🇾 ##candle ##candlemaking ##candlebusiness ##smallbusiness♬ original sound – maddie <3.
For this side hustle, you can either create content for individuals and businesses, or design and sell your own customised Instagram post templates on Canva.
@oliviakelliherAnother side hustle ANYONE can do #canva #redbubble #quityourjob #makemoneyonline #passiveincome♬ Falling – Trevor Daniel
Happy creating and experimenting!
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