SIDE HUSTLES ARE A BIG TREND AT THE MOMENT
Something that looks set to continue for the foreseeable future. But what exactly is a side hustle, how many people are involved and what’s important to the people that have them?
The global pandemic changed many things about our everyday lives and the increase in people taking up a side hustle is one of those – one in five adults in the UK has started a side hustle since March 20201. What’s more, 63% of these are still active today – that’s around 6.49 million UK adults.
Find out what’s concerning the side hustlers, from becoming a full time venture to delivery and sustainability.
WHAT DO SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE TO SAY?
Recent research carried out by DHL Parcel UK among small business owners showed that 67% of those surveyed were running a side hustle alongside their main job2.
The most popular side hustles involve arts and crafts or selling hand-crafted products, while home baking and freelance marketing services also made the top ten3.
Our research has also shown that the most common place for side hustlers and small business owners to sell their products is on marketplace websites, such as eBay, Etsy and Amazon Marketplace.
Read more about what small business owners are saying on topics such as next day delivery, returns and sustainability.
2 DHL Parcel UK Small Business Owners Survey, September 2022. 106 respondents
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