Side hustles bring in more than £22,000 a year

New data from GoDaddy suggests that side hustles generate £22,900 a year on average

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Side hustles can be quick and cheap to set up and they bring in significant profits for workers looking for an additional income. These are the findings of a new report by domain registrar and website hosting company, GoDaddy. Its data reveals that the average income from a side hustle is an impressive £22,900.

The findings also show that:

  • 58% of side hustlers set up their business for less than £500;
  • 48% took just a few days to set up their ventures;
  • 70% hope to turn their side hustles into full time ventures;
  • The average age of side hustlers in the UK is 32.

E-commerce has been at the heart of this success, says GoDaddy, with online side hustles generating £21,400 a year on average. Almost two-thirds (60%) of online side hustlers expect their venture to grow by the end of 2023, while just 3% think they will decline.

The research also shows that increasing numbers of entrepreneurs are using artificial intelligence (AI) to help build and grow their businesses. More than a third (35%) have used AI tools to contribute to their business in some way, with generating social media copy (47%), conducting market research (41%), devising social media strategy (39%) and researching competitors (30%) the most common uses for the technology.

This insight suggests a growing market for the self-employed and demand for services of accountants to provide the vital support that small businesses need at the start of their lifetime.

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