Perhaps due to lockdown, you are seeing your bank balance dwindle and need to get some extra cash circulating into your bank balance. Maybe you’re doing well and want to try a side business to see if you can turn it into a full-time business.

Possibly, you’re just bored as you’re stuck indoors all day and need something to keep you sane. Whatever the reason, here are three ideas for a side income you may want to try.

1 Utilise Your Property

Without question, there is money in real estate. If you have some, why not utilise it to make you some hard cash? There are plenty of options for turning your house or flat into a cash cow. Normally, this takes the form of renting your property in the long or short term.

Becoming a landlord and going down the rental route often involves a considerable outlay in the first instance. You will need the relevant insurances and possibly permission from your bank if your property is still mortgaged.

If you supply furniture, you will need to ensure that it is in good order and have a budget for repair/replacement. Once you have this in place and depending on the market of where your property is located, you can make some serious side cash providing you have a regular tenant.

Other options include AirBnB. This can be a lot simpler to get up and running but bear in mind that this may only be popular in the tourist season.

2 Forex Trading

For some, trading may feel a little too risky and speculative but with a little time spent learning how Forex trading works and you will soon have the confidence to trade.

Forex is currency trading, and like all trades, your basic aim is to buy low and sell high. Although the dynamics of forex are far-reaching, once you have learned the basics, you are ready to enter the market.

There are also some great resources to help you learn the ropes. Some of the best trading platform UK take the time to help you understand the regulations and throw in useful tips to speed up the learning process. Once you are up and running, you may find that trading in forex is more lucrative than the day job.

3 Start an Ecommerce Venture

Ecommerce was booming before lockdown, and now it has gone stratospheric. It is worth recognising that Amazon is the big player but using good strategies and identifying niches, you can make a good side income selling goods online.

If you opt for this method of making money do a little research both in how they work and the market you are planning to engage. Low competition and or a niche is preferable.

Final Thoughts on Making a Side Income

This snapshot of side income trading ideas has the potential to earn you a good income. All three require a little work to get up and running, but once you have the basics covered, you are free to make them work for you. It is worth spending the time to learn the one that appeals the most. You may find yourself living mortgage-free in no time at all.