Here are the 6 best side hustle books to start making money in 2022. There are numerous books out there that claim to help grow your side hustle. Why do they exist? Because side hustles are great for creating more streams of income and who doesn’t love more money? Start making money this year and scaling your side hustles up with these solid picks.
P.S. writing a book is a great side hustle for new writers in 2022 itself.
I’d also like to note that none of these side hustle books were paid for to get their position on this list. To even further remove any bias, I put my own side hustle book at the very end of this article as an honorable mention. Buy it, don’t buy, compliment me on how pretty the cover is, I don’t care.
The point is if you want to make money read these books. If you don’t like money, why are you on this side hustle website? Also, sign up for Kindle Unlimited for free access to some of these books.
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- SideHustle Millionaire: How To Build A Side Business That Creates Financial Freedom
- 100 Side Hustles
- Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days
- The Side Hustle: How to Turn Your Spare Time into $1000 a Month or More by Nick Loper
- The Ultimate Side Hustle Book: 450 Moneymaking Ideas for the Gig Economy
- The Side Hustle Bible: 150+ Side Hustle Ideas and How to Start Making Money Right Away
SideHustle Millionaire: How To Build A Side Business That Creates Financial Freedom by Tony Whatley
Amazon constantly says many customers buy my book in combination with this SideHustle Millionaire book by Tony Whatley.
I’ve read Tony’s book and I now can see why. He and I both have very similar styles of writing. The first couple chapters of SideHustle Millionaire are a solid display of Tony’s writing on display. He does a great job of drawing the reader in by showing off his nice style and flow by telling the reader about himself.
I like Tony’s writing because it’s straightforward, easy to read and enjoyable. This is definitely one of my favorite picks on this list and apparently readers agree with both of our books together.
100 Side Hustles by Chris Guillebeau
100 Side Hustles was the first side hustle book I read on Amazon before writing my own. I loved the way the author set the book up. Seperate sections with different side hustles from different people. It’s part of how I decided to break down my own side hustle book.
At the beginning of each chapter, a summary of the side hustle is listed. This is my favorite part of this book. You can get almost everything you need from each chapter just by skimming this first page.
Specifically, the startup costs and income per year is what really appealed to me because it was super transparent. He basically said, “Hey, here’s a side hustle, here’s how much this guy started it for and here’s how much he made.” Sweet, simple and to the point.
Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau
Here’s another side hustle book I liked from Chris Guillebeau. Instead of giving the reader 100 side hustles, he instead shows them the path to take their ideas to monetization in less than a month. It’s funny because I’ve had several similar book ideas just like this before.
From Chris’ chapter titles to the layout of the book, I have to say it’s another great read. He really put in a lot of work when it came to step-by-step directions for how anyone can make money with their ideas.
It might be an obvious one, but this book pairs really well with his 100 Side Hustles book, which I doubt is a coincidence.
The Side Hustle: How to Turn Your Spare Time into $1000 a Month or More by Nick Loper
I consider Nick Loper my rival even though I don’t think he knows I exist. I’m constantly finding his blogs, newsletters and side hustle books next to mine. We just both pop up in the same spaces.
Nick goes in-depth about the pros and cons of each side hustle in the book. His reviews are really detailed. He even includes examples to show exactly what he’s talking about for each side hustle.
My favorite parts about this book were the quotes and the examples. The quotes because I thought they were unique and the examples because I feel as though that’s what actually provided a lot of value to readers. You get to hear from real side hustlers about the ups and downs of their experiences.
The style of some of his other books is different from this one. Nick, and Side Hustle Nation－his online brand, is all about implementing side hustles that others have completed and can inform the rest of us about. The method makes sense. Instead of Nick attempting each side hustle, he brings an expert to report on how they already mastered it, how much they make and how long it took them to get where they are.
The Ultimate Side Hustle Book: 450 Moneymaking Ideas for the Gig Economy by Elana Varon
The Ultimate Side Hustle Book was another great read that helped me craft the format and design for my own book. However, the layout of my book doesn’t come close to this one. I love the colorful chapters and layout the author went with.
On top of the actual formatting, the writing of this book is great and easy to follow. It’s actually the style I decided to use in my own side hustle book. Each chapter has an overarching section idea with several moneymaking ideas inside.
Also, while creating my own book I was worried that writing a book comprised of different 50 side hustles because I thought it might be too cumbersome for readers. But once I saw this book had 450 I knew that my book would be OK with 50.
It’s a bonus that I’m a huge fan of the orange cover as well.
The Side Hustle Bible: 150+ Side Hustle Ideas and How to Start Making Money Right Away by Jacob Wallace
Last, but not least, is The Side Hustle Bible. I liked this book a lot because it’s straightforward and grasps a little bit of everything on this list.
Readers can expect to find everything from the definition of a side hustle to the concepts they need to understand before starting a side hustle and 150 more side hustle ideas to start. It’s a little bit of everything all packed into one.
Wallace’s flow is easy to read and very carefully worded. Because of that, his book translates well for brand new side hustlers and people who already have some experience making extra money on the side.
50 Stay-At-Home Side Hustles by Marx D.
This one is purely an honorable mention because it’s my own book. It’s pretty awesome, it’ll help you make some quick cash and it might even make you laugh. While I do believe this list is comprised of the 6 best side hustle books to start making money in 2022, mine might make a great seventh?
It all depends on what you’re looking for. I do side hustles to make money from home and my book reflects how readers can do the same. The methods in this book work for anyone, like full time college students to make money or adults who want to write on Textbroker or other online platforms.
What won’t my side hustle book do for readers?
That’s a tough question to answer, it’s already started solving world hunger and space travel. If I had to name something, my side hustle book won’t help you become a better reader. It’ll help you make money but if you can’t read there’s no point in having the book.
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