Beauty blogging is an up-and-coming job, but it doesn’t necessarily pay the bills — at least not until you’ve been doing it for a long time. That doesn’t mean you have to give it up, though. It just means you might want to have another source of income to keep you going, though it can be related to your blogging.
Plus, you won’t be the only one, data show nearly 44 million Americans have a side hustle.
Beauty blogging might be your passion, but here are a few ways to diversify and supplement your income so you can continue doing it:
Teach an online course
As a blogger, you have a wealth of knowledge just begging to be shared. But why should you give it out for free? Try teaching an online course instead. Online teaching platforms like Teachable allow you to make beautiful, easy-to-follow online courses in whatever subject you want.
Teaching is a great side hustle for beauty bloggers because you have a lot of knowledge in the industry and a solid group of followers. Whatever your specialty might be — whether it’s hair, skin, nails or something else — your followers consider you an expert and want to pick your brain. You could teach a course about how to style your hair, how to care for your skin, makeup tutorials and more.
Start your own skin care line
If you know a lot about beauty and want to make a lot of money on the side, consider starting your own private label skin care line. Onoxa offers the first-ever online platform for custom branded skin care. With over 10 industry-leading serums, moisturizers, and cleansers to choose from, you can create skin care packages for every consumer. You can even purchase sample packages to test it out before you invest in a larger supply.
After you design your own private label with your name and logo, you can decide on your markup and triple your investment, making it a low-minimum, high-profit option for every beauty blogger. It’s a great branding opportunity, as well, and should be marketed to your followers first.
Monetize YouTube videos
If you’re not on YouTube, you’re likely missing out on both your follower reach and your potential profit. So first, you need to get a few videos on YouTube demonstrating your expertise in your chosen field. Just make sure your clips don’t have copyrighted music, stolen work or anything inappropriate. As with the coursework we discussed above, you’ll want to create fun and informative how-to videos that are easily shareable and pair well with your written blogs. Once you build up your following, you can start to monetize your videos.
The important thing with YouTube monetization is to keep their rules in mind. You can be removed from the YouTube Partner program for attempting to monetize videos you don’t own, attempting to monetize videos that don’t meet YouTube’s monetization criteria or violating YouTube Partner Program policies, YouTube spam policies, AdSense Program Policies, or YouTube Terms of Service.