“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

Everyone needs to create a side hustle after bankruptcy. There has never been a better time to launch a product or service to create extra income for yourself than right now. The internet gives you the ability to launch an infinite number of ideas, and your bankruptcy eliminated all of your debt and the stress that came along with it.

This is your time to do things differently than before. This is your time to decide on the life you want for yourself and your family, and then to take the actions necessary to get that life.

Filing your bankruptcy case was the first step in the right direction. The second step is for you to create additional income to fuel your journey toward financial independence.

The extra income you generate from your side hustle can be used to fund your emergency savings account, payoff any debt that survived your bankruptcy, and invest in assets that pay you a monthly positive income. Essentially, the income from your side hustle is money you will use to buy your freedom.

The best part is it doesn’t have to be complicated, difficult or time-consuming. You can launch your own side hustle the day after you file your bankruptcy and begin generating a side income for yourself within 30 days or less.

Start with something simple and easy to launch. Don’t overcomplicate it, and don’t worry about making a six-figure income for yourself. That may come in the future, but for now just choose a simple model for creating a few hundred extra dollars every month. A little bit of extra income that you can count on each month will make a massive difference in your life.

Below you will find 8 simple ideas that you could launch today and begin generating an income in 30 days or less.

Keep in mind, the below list is a thimble of water in the ocean of side hustle ideas. If nothing below interests you, then make the commitment to yourself that you’ll research side hustle ideas until you do find something that interests you. Just make sure you do something.

So, without further delay, let’s get to the ideas…

Online Freelance Work

Probably the fastest and simplest side hustle to launch is a freelance service-based business. You can offer your services as a freelance writer, graphic designer, photo editor, website developer, resume writer, or any number of other services.

Start a Blog

Although it is tough to generate an income from a new blog, a new blog can be established in just a few hours. There is an insane amount of content available to you regarding how to start and monetize a blog.

My best advice is to avoid information overload and choose one or two sources of information you’ll rely upon for guidance, and then avoid all other advice – at least initially.

One of my favorite bloggers, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, from the personal finance blog Making Sense of Cents, offers a free course on how to start a blog.

I would suggest signing up for that free course and studying the Making Sense blog. It’s a terrific example of a helpful and wonderfully successful blog.

Research Study Interviews

You can get paid for your participating in research studies. Check out Respondent. This company serves as a focus group conduit for companies performing consumer research, bringing the companies together with consumers.

Once you sign up, Respondent will match you up with available research study opportunities based on your skills and experience. The studies typically take between twenty minutes and two hours to complete, and you get paid immediately via Paypal.

Mobile Notary

You can become a notary online in just a few hours, and then offer your services as a mobile notary. A mobile notary offers to travel to reach people in need of notarial services.

You can launch this business in an afternoon once you receive your notary stamp. You can then offer your services to local businesses who have a regular ongoing need for the services of a notary, like a general contracting firm or a real estate agency.

Rent Your Stuff

Almost everything you own is capable of being rented. With peer-to-peer rental sites like Zilok, you can make money from the things you own by renting them to people. Some examples of commonly rented items on Zilok are power tools, cameras, and video game consoles.

Create a Course

I expect that everybody has some unique knowledge or skill set which can be taught. Udemy makes it easy to turn that knowledge into a profit generating asset. Udemy is a platform which connects those seeking to learn a new skill with those who have a course to teach it.

You can create a simple course to teach others about something you know. Udemy makes it easy to promote your course to an already built-in audience.

Errand Running Service

Your side hustle can be a simple as merely running errands for folks too busy to run them themselves.

The site TaskRabbit is a platform that connects you with people who wish to hire help to do specific tasks, such as house cleaning, moving heavy items, assembling furniture, installing electronics and other basic household chores.

Proofreading Blog Posts

If you have a knack for grammar, spelling and proper punctuation, then launching a hustle focused on helping bloggers proofread blog post drafts may be your thing.

Every remotely successful blogger needs a second set of eyes to proofread blog posts prior to publication. Many will gladly pay you to perform this service for them.


The above ideas are merely my attempt to get you to consider side hustle opportunities you could pursue. You can implement any one of these ideas and immediately begin generating a side income for yourself, but the number of possibilities for side hustles you could easily and quickly create are almost endless.

Do something to create extra income for yourself today.

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