5 Ways To Start a Side Hustle for Creative People

I’m a creative person and know what works and what doesn’t.

Olha Bahaieva
8 min readJul 19, 2021


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Do you want to earn more money? If you already have a job, but it’s not enough for you, it’s time to think about a side hustle. A side hustle can be a great extra income based on your interest compared to your full-time job.

According to Side Hustle Nation research, 45% of working Americans have a side hustle. People want to have an additional income stream of feeling secure and not depend on their jobs only.

Zapier’s report shows that this trend is going to continue. More and more people will start side hustles by the end of 2021 and beyond.

Today, there are many opportunities to start an additional income stream if you’re a creative person. Creativity is always on-demand, so you can take advantage of it and have freedom for your service price.

Working in the creative field for over eight years, I know the best options for creatives to start a side hustle and earn from it.

Print on Demand

May I ask you what your outfit is today? Is it a T-shirt? Today T-shirts are trendy, and it’s not a surprise.

According to a Market Analytics report, the global custom t-shirt printing market size was 3.64 billion in 2020. It’ll grow 9,7% from 2021 to 2028, which means it’s a good time to start your print-on-demand side hustle today.

T-shirts are popular, handy, and comfortable. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman, we all love T-shirts. That’s why people tend to wear them all the time.

While there are T-shirts with a solid color, most of them have text or illustrations. Have you ever wondered who the author of your T-shirt design is?

You need to know that T-shirts is a great e-commerce market today. What is more important is you can start earning from it. It’s time to learn about the print-on-demand business.

A few years ago, designers needed to buy a T-shirt, create a design, print it on a T-shirt, and send it to a client.

Today, things became easier. Some websites allow you to concentrate on design only. You can come up with unique…



Olha Bahaieva

Lead UX/UI Designer, Mentor, UXDC Founder • UX/UI Design • Get 100+ UX/UI design tools collection: https://olhabahaieva.ck.page/52893cef89