7 Legit and Lucrative Side Hustle Ideas To Make Extra Money.

In this post, we will be discussing legit side hustle ideas you can make money from and put some extra cash in your wallet so that it would not go dry.

With the way the world is moving presently with all the economic recession, pricey cost of goods and services, and financial scarcity, a side hustle is now almost compulsory for the average man who wants to earn extra smackers to put in his wallet, pay bills, and save for the future.

When we talk about a side hustle, side job, or a side gig, it means an extra job you do put more money in your pocket asides your normal job. In other words, it is your second job, which adds more cash to your earnings.

So, if you’re looking to delve into some side hustle, it doesn’t mean you are a workaholic or the most hardworking— It is not bad at all. After all, you are earning a little bit more. You are adding to the income you got from your professional job or first job. In fact, some side hustle ideas are more lucrative than some professional jobs.

If you are highly skilled in providing long-lasting solutions to people’s problems, then you get extra income for rendering your services.

Having talked about what side hustle is, let’s talk about the 7 legit and lucrative side hustle ideas you can do to make some extra money.

7 Legit and Lucrative Side Hustle Ideas To Make Extra Money.

To put extra cash in your wallet, these are 7 legit and lucrative side hustle ideas you can delve into:

  • Transportation Business (Uber)
  • Food Selling and Delivery Business
  • Laundry and Cleaning
  • Freelancing
  • Blogging and Vlogging
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Tutoring.


Uber driver

The transportation business is a lucrative side gig you can explore if you can handle people’s transportation problems.

If you have an extra car, you can make money as an Uber driver. At least this is another side gig you have acquired for your self that will fetch you extra cash.

Here in Lagos, the uber business is very lucrative as it is almost the most comfortable means of transportation for many Lagosians who can afford it. In other words, many people move from one place to another comfortably with Uber. To get started with this side business, consider the following:

  • You must be a good driver
  • Your car must be older than a 2004 model.
  • It must be a four-door car
  • It must be able to transport 4 people comfortably
  • Your car must be in good working condition.
  • You must have a driver’s license

These are a few of the basic things to consider if you want to consider this as your side hustle. If you want to make Uber your transportation business platform, you can read their requirements and get started here.

With this business, you can make up to N100,000 weekly in Lagos.

Food Selling and Delivery

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This is another legit and lucrative side hustle you can do to make extra cash, especially when you are in an area where people do not have time to cook their food.

If you are a good cook, you can take advantage of your skill by cooking, packaging, and delivering your services to potential clients or customers. This business can thrive well in urban cities like Lagos, Abuja, or Port Harcourt. All you have to do is to market yourself well and provide the best of services to your customers.

To start this side hustle, here a few things to consider:

  • Startup Capital
  • Location
  • Customer Service
  • Niche or kinds of food
  • Delivery service
  • Period or time of Service.
  • You must decide whether you want to be an affiliate to an existing restaurant or independent.
  • Price of your services

Laundry and Cleaning Services

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Yeah, laundry and cleaning is another side hustle you can go into and make extra smackers if you clean for the right people. Although it sounds like a menial job, it doesn’t mean you’re a maid or a human washing machine. If you have spare time to wash people’s clothes and clean their houses, that’s great. After all, you earning some money to pay your bills. You can network yourself through and meet potential clients to render your services to. It doesn’t disturb your professional job or studies.


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In the last decade, freelancing has become one of the most common side hustle ideas for many people. In fact, freelancing has become more lucrative nowadays than the regular 9-5 job. As a person looking for side hustle ideas, freelancing is another lucrative and legit way you can earn extra income, even better than your normal job. You can sell services you can offer to potential clients on freelance platforms like Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, Problogger, LinkedIn, etc.

On these freelance platforms, you can sell your writing services, if you can write well, graphics design services, web design and development services, voice over services, editing and proofreading services, and many more services you can render on these platforms.


Blogging and vlogging have been legit and lucrative for many people, Although owning a successful blog takes time, you can start blogging or vlogging as part-time hustle. In fact, blogging helps you pass time, keeps you busy, learn new things, and even earn. Once your blog is an authority, you can start monetizing by running ads like Google Adsense ads, affiliate marketing, selling products and services, etc. If you want to know the exclusive methods of monetizing your blog to massive profit, read this article and watch the YouTube Video

To start a blog, you can use content management systems like WordPress or Blogger. Slooreviews is hosted on WordPress.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the most lucrative and legit side hustles you can explore even from the comfort of your home. All you have to do is help potential business sell their products and services. With your marketing skills, you can help other promising businesses thrive, and earn some percentage from their earnings.

In Nigeria, you can join affiliate marketing programs like the Jumia Affiliate program, Konga Affiliate programs, Ali Express Affiliate programs, or Shopify Affiliate programs. When you sign up for any of these affiliate programs, you choose the product you would like to sell, then you’ll be provided a unique link for customers to click on. When an action is taken upon a product you are selling for businesses, you earn a commission. Read our full guide to affiliate marketing in Nigeria.


side hustle ideas

Tutoring or teaching is another great side hustle you can do to earn extra cash. If you have a skill in teaching and imparting knowledge, running a course on Udemy or Skillshare could be a good idea. Otherwise, you could also teach students on weekends and holidays. For instance, I teach students literature and philosophy on weekends as a side hustle.

For a detailed video on side hustle ideas, you can watch our YouTube below.

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Artful" title="Artful">Artful |   5 months ago

Artful is a budding lifestyle journalist, content writer, who loves to make research and provide the best stories for human consumption. He is addicted to milk, ice cream, travels, adventure, and discovering a new culture.

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