The most searched for side hustles in 2023

The most searched for side hustles in 2023
Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Fri 29th Dec 2023

Thousands of Brits have searched online for how to earn extra income in 2023 with new research revealing some of the most popular searches.

According to analysis of data on search engine optimisation tool Ahrefs by hosting provider Fasthosts, monthly searches for "how to make money online" have reached an average 27,000, while searches for "easy ways to make money" averaged 4,900.

Side hustles, the term used for running a business alongside a full time job, have increased in popularity over recent years, driven partly by the cost of living crisis.

Research by Enterprise Nation released at the start of this year found that 30% of UK adults were considering starting a side hustle or business to boost their income.

The new analysis by Fasthosts highlighted some of the most popular side hustle-related online searches in the UK. See them below with related resources to help you start one.

How to sell on eBay: (4,700 average monthly searches)

Online tutoring jobs: (4,300 monthly searches)

Sell clothes online: (3,700 monthly searches)

How to start a blog: (3,400 monthly searches)

How to start a podcast: (3,100 monthly searches)

How to start dropshipping: (2,500 monthly searches)

How to make money on TikTok (2,400 monthly searches)

How to be a personal trainer (1,600 monthly searches)

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Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events
I'm a freelance journalist and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I'm also Enterprise Nation's news reporter and Bristol Local Leader. I have 20 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from famous names like Sir Richard Branson and Deborah Meaden to the founders behind brand new start-ups. I've worked for a range of leading small business publications and support groups, most recently as head of content at Enterprise Nation where I was responsible for the prolific output of content on the company's blog and social media. I now freelance for Enterprise Nation as the website's news reporter and as the host of the Small Business sessions podcast. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community in my role as Enterprise Nation's Local Leader for Bristol. I also have strong connections with other major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 100 events including conferences with an audience of hundreds for international brands like Xero and Facebook and live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street. With my partner, I co-run Lifestyle District, a lifestyle blog focused on culture, art, theatre and photography.

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