About Us

Who’s Behind Side Hustle Database?

Side Hustle Database

Hey there! I’m Anthony Smith, the founder of Side Hustles Database.

I’m an internet entrepreneur involved in many projects. I earned my business degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

I started this site because I believe in the hustle, instead of the traditional 9-5 grind.

After graduation, I worked at a business consulting firm while taking on freelance writing projects on the side. It was during this time that I discovered the potential of blogging as a lucrative business. I joined a few blogging courses and created a website about dogs, which was later sold for $100k.

In 2017, I also tried my hand at eCommerce. It was my friend who asked me to join his venture – an Amazon FBA store selling toys. He didn’t ask me to invest any money; I’d just be his manager. So I thought, why not? Together, we managed to build a six-figure ecommerce business and later sold it for $600k. With enough money, I decided to quit my job and become a full-time digital nomad.

Since then, I’ve earned over $3 million from various hustles and have had the privilege of traveling the world.

Now, I’m on a mission to help others find a side hustle and gradually achieve their dreams of financial freedom.

If I can build my business on nights and weekends after work, you can do it too. Everyone has their own reasons to side hustle:

  • Earn extra cash
  • Pay off student debt
  • Learn new skills
  • Quit their jobs

Whatever reason you have, I believe in your potential and I’m here to help.

This site has hundreds of side hustle ideas. It details my first-hand experiences as well as the actionable lessons I learned from fellow side hustle entrepreneurs.

– Anthony


Rating System

At Side Hustles Database, I’ve created a comprehensive rating system for recommending side hustles to readers from all walks of life. Here are the key metrics I consider:

  • Earning potential: Most hustles, like taking surveys, won’t cover bills, but others, like blogging, can help you quit your job.
  • Difficulty level: The skills needed to become successful in a particular hustle.
  • Commitment: The time required to manage your side hustle.
  • Initial cost: Every type of business requires an initial investment, ranging from a few hundred to thousands of dollars.
  • Passiveness: While most side hustles require active involvement, some can bring in passive income while you sleep.
  • Sustainability: It’s important to look for a hustle with a growing market demand.

I’m always refining my methodology. Feel free to reach out to me with any suggestions.

Remember, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to finding a side hustle that works for you. You might need to try your hand at a few to unlock your path to wealth.

Side Hustle Quiz

Our side hustle quiz is designed to match you with the perfect side hustle tailored to your preferences and aspirations. It only takes a few minutes to complete. Take the quiz here.