Fun and flexi side hustles

...It’s all about the money.

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You know what my big sister Lesego and her bestie Palesa taught me about money? You’re never too young to start making your own money. For as long as I can remember, they have had side hustles. Lesego says she loves the freedom of making her own cash. For example, she doesn’t have to ask mom for money to buy data and she can save, which she says it the nicest thing about making your own money. Here are some ideas to help you get started.

Hair days
What’s the one thing every girl wants to have? Great hair! But it’s expensive at salons, so Lesego started braiding hair on Saturdays and Sundays. She does cornrows, box braids and styles dreadlocks. She charges between R70 and R200. She sees seven to nine clients a month, and earns more than R1500 every month!

Knowledge is power
Palesa is a great student. She gets A’s in all her subjects and loves helping other students improve their marks...for a fee of course! On weekdays, she helps a group of 7 classmates with their homework at R5 per person. On Saturdays, a group of 10 other students in our community meet at house of revision lessons. They pay R10 each. That’s R960 per month. She also offers private tutorials. So, she’s basically earning money while doing her homework and revisions. How cool?

Miss Baker
And me? I’m an amazing baker, like mom. I bake scones, cakes and biscuits on order and for all occasions. When I started, I went around to stokvels and church groups, and also told my teachers about my goodies. I bake on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday afternoons. It’s only been three months, but I have already saved R1000 (and bought boyfriend jeans for myself!)

Keep it clean
My bestie Lele can’t bake, teach or do hair. But do you know what she’s good at? She loves keeping things clean. So she washes takkies for people at R35 a pair. She collects dirty takkies to wash at her house on Friday night and Saturday morning. She’s never washed less than 6 pairs a week. That’s at least R840 a month.

Start in your community
I hope you’re inspired to start hustling. A great place to start is in your community. Everyone loves a clean garden and clean car, and a lot of parents come home late from work on weekdays, and have errands on weekends. They need someone to babysit for them! You can also ask businesses if they need a cleaner or packer!

Trying to save up money but don't know where and how. Read this article for more information.

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I sell sweets and chips while studying to finish my course.I want to be a successful business women. I save R1000 per month and I give poor kids to sell my things at school and pay them R20 per week..

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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Wow:o keep on duwing det am insipired;)

Wow:o keep on duwing det am insired;)

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Hi everyone. I'm kinda new to this , so please just excuse me for mistakes and so on. I've recently matriculated and currently looking for a job , hence I've started up a small business , whereby I do makeup which I'm really good at. I need advice on how to go further about it

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

Hi everyone I'm doing hairs tyles while I'm study at Gordon high school I get R800 per month and also I save it because I want to study at university of cape town I want to became a marketing

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

It is nice what you guys are doing and i am a business woman at a nice place in Stalinenboch

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

Thanks for the hustling tips .They are truly beneficial

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

Thanks for the hustling tips .They are truly beneficial

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

Hi guys am kinda new in this so forgive me for any mistakes,i would like to ask a question, how do u save money when there are so many temptations to buy something every time u have money?

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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Saving money takes commitment. I would suggest setting out a budget and opening a 32 day savings account, this way you'll have money you can spend on things you like and you'll have money set aside to save in an account that will grow interest. Also, set a goal so you know not to soend the money until you've reached the goal amount.

Wow you guys are rlly good at this saving thing 👌👌

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

I Can Relate. The Love I Have For Doing Peoples Hair. I'd Like To Call Myself A Hairdresser. My Family Is Not Financially Stable And I Don't Even Remember The Last Time I Was Taken Shopping For Clothes Or Personal Stuff. So I Make Cash By Braiding Other Peoples Hair. Though I Don't Make A Lot Of Money But Its Enough For Monthly Data Which I Do Not Have To Ask For.

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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It's great that you've established a way to gain some independence for yourself. Be persistent and you might turn braiding hair into a hairdressing empire. Girls like you are awesome because you're a leader and inspire other girls to do great things too. Well done.

THEY ARE GOOD AT SAVING WOW

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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And you can be good at saving too! Use the steps you read about in your own life and tell us how it goes!

palesa will make alot of money if she keep on doing what she doing

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

Wow

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

Wow

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

that's awesome am gonna start my own hustle too

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

I am start a business doing peoples hair I charge 100 bring your own braids

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hey Litlake, try contacting people in your real life and not on Springster. Please be advised that the Springster site is not a place for people to exchange numbers or advertise their business. We hope you prosper with your side hustle!

I am looking for people who want to do braids if you contact me

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hey Litlake, try contacting people in your real life and not on Springster. Please be advised that the Springster site is not a place for people to exchange numbers or advertise their business. We hope you prosper with your side hustle!

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March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

This is good, thanks to who ever wrote the article

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

hi guys am queen bee and I know how to make hair I know all kinds and I need money the problem is that people don't come anymore they buy wigs and weaves so now I don't on w what to rely on to make money .............. I have a talent which is being a presenter a TV or radio presenter so how will I use it because it requires radio or television as well as events to host ....

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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i think u can contact someone who represent on radio/tv

I always get a job my problem is that i don't knw sezulo I knw English

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hey Paty, it's awesome that you are always getting some side hustles. It's not a problem that you are not fluent in isiZulu. Luckily in South Africa we have 11 official languages and you're probably good at other languages. If you'd like to improve your Zulu then maybe you can start watching Zulu programmes or listening to radio stations that speak isiZulu. That way you can practise your Zulu and get better at it. You can also visit your local library and take out some books that can help you get better in speaking Zulu. Have fun learning and all the best Springster!

Some times it better to do your hair once in 3 months because some people they think it is the waste of money to do hair thoroughly

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hello thabza Everyone has different ways of taking care of their hair and we understand what you mean. How often do you do your hair springster?

I also want to save but the thing is that I don't know what I'm good at😭😭😭😢

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

Just do anything that can get you money

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Did you make UP STAR /Christina /Carishma

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Im good in girl (ish) things like make-up;nails;helping on picking the best outfit for an event i don't know how to use this as a business

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

This is very good advice. Now I got an idea how to make my own money.

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.