If you have a talent for creativity, you are already ahead of hundreds, if not thousands, of people who are looking to make money on the side.

Coming up with new ideas is a challenge in saturated markets. However, those who possess enough originality can stand out even in those niches that seem difficult to work in.

Having said that, creativity alone isn’t enough. You will also need to put effort into other aspects of running a side hustle. Nevertheless, as mentioned already, the fact that you can come up with original ideas gives you a significant edge.

The next step is to find a niche or idea. It’s no secret that most people look to the Internet for side hustles. Think about the ideas below.


From copywriting cold emails and greeting cards to coming up with blog article ideas and publishing short stories, there are a lot of ways to approach writing.

Typing out words that are persuasive and get attention from others is great. If you don’t believe in yourself as a fiction writer, then consider starting with smaller projects.

Companies pay a good dollar for as little as a couple of sentences. Of course, it will take a while to polish the craft and get the hang of it, but if you are persistent, you should eventually find your style and make the most out of your creativity.


For an average person, picture-taking might seem like a hobby and nothing beyond that. It’s understandable, especially now when virtually everyone has a high-quality camera available on their smartphones.

Looking at professional photography, though, things are much more complicated. Similar to copywriting, you can expect to require time working on and slowly figuring out how your pictures can stand out from others.

If you have a knack for photography, you can monetize it by reaching out to various magazines that accept submissions.

Alternatively, your personal photography could transform into a social media page (on Instagram, for example), and you can work on building an audience, which you can monetize later.

Music Production

Out of all the potential ideas, music production arguably sounds the most out of the box. No prior experience with music might prove to be a significant obstacle.

Still, those with creativity might pick up a musical instrument and grind to learn it to play. From here, starting a stream on Twitch TV or a YouTube channel could be the path.

Another choice is to pursue a career in digital music. If you don’t find the idea of playing an instrument yourself, there are plenty of different music production software.

Custom products

Handmade goods can provide you with different options. Here are some examples:

  • Start a print-on-demand business by selling t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, and other merchandise. Expand the product line not just with new designs but also with different techniques, like direct-to-film printing.
  • Handmade jewelry is also a worthwhile consideration. It’s one of the most popular categories on platforms like Etsy that invite handmade goods creators.
  • Looking for antiques and various vintage items, like old comic books, and flipping these things on eBay is also something to think about.

Social Media Content

Many brands are trying their best to establish a presence on social media. For that, they need a lot of original content on a regular basis.

Your creativity could be the answer to problems these brands face. And thanks to multiple social media platforms that are still popular (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn), you should not have problems finding gigs as someone who can produce original content.

Educational Material

Educational material may not feel that attractive because of how much extra effort it takes to research everything. Educational content requires additional resources because you need to emphasize quality and provide insights that attract attention from those aspiring to learn.

Your creativity could become a source for others if you are willing to share your vision.


All in all, these and other business ideas are worthwhile exploring if you have creativity and are looking to make money on the side.

Some might dive right into it and focus on the aspects of money. Others, meanwhile, may look to approach an idea as a creative outlet. And if they can benefit from it financially, then all the better.

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