6 Popular Side Hustles to Try





I know you’ve heard me quote this statistic before, but I’m going to do it again because it’s so powerful. The average millionaire has 7 streams of income. That basically means that they have money coming in from 7 different sources, including popular side hustles.

I'm not talking just a primary, full-time income, but income from other areas too. So, what does this mean for you? Well, it means you need to think about how you bring in money. There are plenty of popular side hustles to try, if you only have one income source.

How are you bringing in money?

This is a question that a lot of us don’t really focus on. Of course, we all know we need to “work” to make money, but think about all of the different ways money comes to you. Do you have a full-time job? Do you have a second part-time job? Do you receive dividends from your investments? Do you rent out a room for more money?

When you start thinking about all of the means you are currently bringing in money, it can help you focus on increasing the number that comes your way from those means. It also can help you think about how you can bring in more money. If your only source of income is your full-time job, you need to think bigger. I say that because, what would happen if you got laid off? If that’s your only stream of income, you would be out of luck.

Popular Side Hustles to Try

Since having one source of income can be very risky, expanding your income sources reduces your risk and ensures you will always have money coming in. This is very important, especially if your one income source is not guaranteed. I’m going to share a few popular side hustles that people are digging into now to increase their revenue streams!

Driver

Often times, when people hear driving as a side hustle, they automatically assume Lyft or Uber. But, guess what? There are plenty of other driving opportunities out there. While I think Uber and Lyft (especially when done at the same time), are great options, they are not the only options. A few other driving opportunities include Postmates, Grubhub, Door Dash, and local delivery or logistics companies.

My brother owns a logistics company here in Austin. He seeks out drivers on Craigslist to help with requested pick up and drop offs from companies. The items being delivered range from food to flowers to documents. He advertises on Craigslist and looks to hire new drivers weekly. I’m sure he’s not the only one in this field, so do your research if this is something you’d enjoy doing on the side.

Coach

The coaching industry has surged in the past few years. You can hire a coach to help you do anything nowadays. There are coaches for finance and budgeting (hello, you all know I’m a budget coach for City Girl Savings). There are coaches for health, fitness, marketing, starting a business, dressing properly, speaking properly, and a variety of other areas.

My point is that if you are skilled in a particular area, and you wouldn’t mind making money from your skills, going into the coaching industry isn’t a bad idea. How do you know if being a coach would work out for you? Well, do people always ask for your help in a certain area? That could be a good sign right there. Make sure it’s something you enjoy doing, just in case it turns out to be a long-term thing!

Sales Rep

If you don’t want to start your own business, but wouldn’t mind working for an already-established company, there are plenty of opportunities to be a sales rep. Companies like Stella & Dot, Paparazzi Jewelry, Arbonne skincare products, Crunchi beauty products, and Chloe and Isabel offer these types of independent sales roles. You can sign up with these companies to sell their products. Any money you make pays for your products and leaves you with the profit!



Virtual Assistant

Another popular side hustle as of late is becoming a virtual assistant. If you like to do administrative-type tasks, work on websites and social media, or do graphic design, becoming a virtual assistant is a great way to bring in extra cash. A virtual assistant is basically what the name suggests. They provide online assistance to people, businesses, and start-ups.

The hourly rate for a virtual assistant can vary based on the services provided, but if you are good with digital tasks, this can be a great option. The good thing about doing any kind of digital work is that you can do it anytime. You don’t have a set time throughout the day to do your work. This means you can do it in conjunction with other work.

Blogger

You guys know I’m very big on leveraging blogging to make extra money. I think it can change the game, especially since our world is becoming more and more digital. In the article How to Start a Money-Making Blog, I walk you through getting your blog set up and making sure it’s ready to start bringing in money for you. If you’re passionate about a specific topic, or enjoy writing about your life and thoughts, blogging is the perfect side hustle to add to your list of income sources!

Freelancer

The last popular side hustle I’d recommend is becoming a freelancer. You can do this digitally or in-person. Online companies like Fiverr and Upwork allow you to sell your services to people specifically looking for what you offer. There are a variety of services offered, so if you aren’t sure what you can offer, check out the websites to see what other people are doing.

Related: 15 Ideas to Earn a Quick Buck

 

These are just 6 popular side hustles for right now, but there are so many other ways you can bring in more money. You have to get creative, do your research, and be willing to put in the work. However, if you can do those 3 things, you can make a lot more money! Do you currently have any side hustles? If so, what are they? How many income sources do you have? Post a comment below to share!

-Raya

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Raya ReavesFounder; Financial Consultant



















 


How To Get Natural Healthy White Teeth


Natural healthy white teeth keeps you way ahead of the game!

Meeting someone for the first time can be a game changer. The saying, “First impressions last” rings very true. In fact, having a good first meeting can actually set the mood of any kind of relationship: romantic, work, and friendship. A set of pearly-white teeth is a good mood setter. Making yourself visually appealing is a great way to present yourself.

There is no big secret; white teeth look clean. It shows how a person takes care of himself/herself.

Everyone likes a person who has good hygiene. This will make people want to engage in a conversation.

Most importantly, having a set of natural healthy white teeth will give you confidence; Confidence in having your voice heard, your feelings expressed, and your beliefs advocated.




Introduction to Teeth




The teeth are the hardest element in the human body. A normal adult mouth has 32 teeth. It consists of Incisors, Canines, Premolars, Molars and Wisdom teeth or third molars.

The teeth are essential for chewing which helps aid in digestion. It tears, cut and grinds the food before we swallow. It also plays an important role in speech. The tongue strikes the teeth or the roof of the mouth in order for the sound to be made.

There are different parts of the teeth in which it has different characteristics and functions.  This includes:

Enamel: The white and hardest surface of the tooth. This is the strongest as it protects the inside part. It is made of calcium phosphate, a solid mineral.

Dentin: The hard tissue that can be found underneath the enamel. It contains microscopic tubes.

People suffer from teeth sensitivity when the enamel gets damaged. Heat and cold can pass through in this path and once it reaches the tubes and it will cause a person to feel sensitivity and pain.

Pulp:  It is the soft inner part of the teeth. It contains all the necessary blood vessels and nerves.

Cementum: It is a layer of connective tissue. It provides the firm connection of root of the teeth between gums and jawbone.

Periodontal ligament: It is a set of tissue that connects the teeth firmly against the jaw.

These parts as described play an important role. We must keep them clean and treated properly to ensure healthy white teeth.

Why White Teeth Are More Attractive?




According to The Daily Mail, the study conducted by researchers of British universities of Leeds and Central Lancashire found that a white and evenly spaced set of teeth makes people attractive. It is the human equivalent of a peacock’s tail – a sign of health and genetic quality that help choose a mate.

This is the reason billions of dollars are spent in the US for cosmetic dental procedure to keep the teeth white.

Why Do Teeth Get Discolored and Turn Yellow or Darker?




It is natural for the teeth to get discolored. It may turn brownish yellow or a darker shade.  Different factors may cause discoloration such as age, diet, lifestyle, medical condition, genetic disorder or hygiene.

The teeth as we age teeth began to lose mineral deposit and the enamel becomes translucent. The dentin, which is naturally in shade of yellow becomes more visible from the outside.

Patients undergoing chemotherapy for head and neck will face this problem. They may find yellow development or stains.

Medication for asthma and high blood pressure also causes teeth yellowing. Smoking, drinking and chewing tobacco will ruin the overall appearance and health of teeth.

Excessive fluoride can also cause this dilemma.








How to Keep Teeth White?




Keeping teeth white is not as hard as you think, or you do not have to leave a hole in your pocket. In fact, moderate lifestyle will keep your teeth white naturally.




Brushing:




Nothing beats brushing when it comes to teeth and gum care. Proper brushing get rids of plaque and built up. Thus, brushing helps to keep your enamel surface shiny free of debris.

Use a toothbrush and paste that can help you and keep teeth healthier whiter.




Flossing:




Flossing is an advanced way to get rid of anything stuck between teeth. It keeps dirt and cavity away preventing any future contamination.




Dental Products and Cleansing:




Visit your dentist and check your oral health regularly.

There are medical treatments and products that will help to keep your teeth white and get rid of all the existing spots and discoloration.

Such as prophy paste. It is a unique product best for teeth whitening/polishing. It helps to remove plaque and treat discoloration. Fortunately, it only has 0.1% of fluoride. So those who have a prejudice against fluoride can use prophy paste.

Prophy paste is also good for implants and fillings. Thankfully, you get a wide range of flavors to choose from. For more information about prophy paste look up into wonderful dental website.

Another one is fluoride varnish, came into the oral health industry in 1964 and since then it prevails. It is an effective procedure against tooth decay and demineralization in children.

It does not only protect your teeth but also make them stronger and whiter. It is also recommended for adults suffering from tooth sensitivity.

When you first apply it, your teeth may look dull white or even pale yellow. But don’t worry it will fade away once the product sets nicely.

Consult with your dentist or oral hygienist about various products. Let them know your concerns so they may guide you properly.




Oil Pulling:




Put 1TBSP of oil in your mouth.  Play a game of pushing and pulling the oil through your teeth. That means, swishing the oil all over your mouth. The best duration is 15-20 minutes but as you start you may not like the idea much.

Start with 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then increase the range regularly. Afterward, brush your teeth.

As for oil, there are many options. Basically, all oils will do. Sesame and sunflower oil are popular in the Indian region. But coconut is most preferable as it has a better taste than others and provides you with additional benefits.

Coconut oil has inflammation reducing and bacteria-killing properties due to its high lauric acid content. This keeps the teeth clean of plaque on the enamel.

Note: Spit the coconut oil or any oil in the toilet and flush or in a trash can as spitting in the basin may clog the pipes where the oil may solidify.








Diet:




Avoiding food that may cause discoloration can help you in keeping your teeth white and pay more attention on what is helpful in keeping them healthy.

Identify Drinks that can cause Discoloration

There are foods that can stain your teeth. Drinks like tea, red wines, coffee, carbonated beverages easily stain the enamel. And when they are regularly taken, they will leave a deeper impression hard to get rid of.

Limit their intake and don’t forget to brush properly. You may use a straw to avoid direct contact with teeth. Gargle using mouthwash after consuming such food.

Tobacco, smoke, and alcohols fall in the same category. These may ruin your teeth internally.

Throw Sugar Out of Diet

Sugar does no good to your body. They are very bad for health.

Sugary food gets stuck on enamel and invites bacterial growth. Sugar also increases Streptococcus mutans growth which becomes foundation of plaque and gingivitis.

Increase Calcium in Your Diet

Calcium is what enamel is made of. Teeth wear out and need new calcium deposit to build-up. It strengthens the teeth and makes them appear white again.

This is the reason why it is advisable to eat lots of calcium-rich foods like cheese, milk, broccoli, etc. to deal with the erosion.




Final Note




Making one’s teeth white isn’t an overnight thing. You don’t wake up one morning and have your teeth white. You must make taking better care of your teeth a habit. Think of it as a long-term personal goal.

It is a matter of focusing on what you want. Every meal on everyday make an effort to tend to your teeth. Give it the time and care that it deserves. After all, who else can do it but you, right?

Take it step by step; Invest in proper cleaning tools, follow a schedule, and make sure to do it all over again the next day.

Never worry again about future dental problems and take care of them now. Remember, prevention is always better.