Need an idea for a small business? We’ve got 15 side hustle ideas for young entrepreneurs that you can use to make some extra cash during 2021.

  1. Virtual assistant

Lots of small businesses don’t have the budget for a full-time admin person, but they all have admin that needs to be taken care of!

  1. Electronics repair

If you’re nifty with tech hardware, consider turning this into a little business, for example, basic repairs to laptops or appliances.

  1. Social media management

Contact local businesses and offer to plan and upload their social media posts, and also manage the comment section.

  1. Tutoring

If you really excel at a certain subject, consider tutoring others who are struggling.

  1. Garden services

Mow the lawn, water the grass, trim the bushes. Lots of people are willing to pay a fee for garden maintenance, you just have to offer your services!

  1. Copywriting or editing

This is a great option if you’re good at writing and your grammar and spelling is impeccable.

  1. Translating

Are you fluent in more than one language? Translating skills are always in demand – especially here in SA where we have 11 official languages!

  1. Computer training

You’ll be surprised at how many people need to learn basic computer skills such as using the MS Office suite, or navigating email and the internet.

  1. Babysitting

If you’re good with kids and have experience looking after your younger siblings or cousins, this one’s for you. Parents are always looking for affordable, trustworthy babysitters.

  1. Bicycle repair

So many South Africans use bicycles as their main mode of transport. Providing a repair service (changing tires, fixing chains) can earn you a tidy income.

  1. Dog walker

Walk the neighbourhood dogs for a fee – you’ll also get some great exercise as you earn!

  1. House sitting

Look after people’s homes and pets while they go away for the weekend.

  1. CV writer

With so many people looking for work right now, a CV writing side hustle could be really lucrative!

  1. WordPress website expert

Got some skills in WordPress? Help people to set up their blogs, or offer a consultancy to answer frequently asked WordPress questions.

  1. Music, art or dance teacher

Creative teens can use their skills to teach others dancing, art or how to play a musical instrument.

Even if you’ve got the know-how and experience, you still need entrepreneurial skills to work any side hustle ideas into a successful business for you. Lucky for you, you can learn the basics of entrepreneurship by joining our FREE online academy!