For most people, fish tanks are just part of the furniture. For Max Robinson, they’re a second income: as he explained to the Side Hustle School podcast, writing fish-tank reviews now makes him hundreds of pounds a month.
Max is just one of the growing number of Brits taking on a ‘side hustle’ outside their main jobs. More than 30% of full-time employees in the UK had some form of second job in 2022, and it’s 47% for 18-24 year-olds.
Side hustles can be passion projects, but also important extra income to help with the cost of living. A recent GoDaddy study claimed that the average British side hustler earns £18,200 a year, but 5% of them are making more than £100,000.