How to Build a Profitable Side Hustle Stack

A side hustle stack is a way of organizing your own sources of income so that they compliment each other. Side hustle stacking is an effective way to maximize your income and (hopefully) make enough money to quit your day job!

In this article, we're going to look at some of the best ways to build a side hustle stack. We're also going to explore some of the opportunities that a side hustle stack and create for you.

These topics include:

  • The basics of eCommerce, including platforms like Shopify and Amazon FBA

  • Concepts like dropshipping, Print-on-Demand, and affiliate marketing

  • Sources of passive income

  • The most lucrative work-from-home jobs

  • The basics of investing

Let’s get started!

Table of Contents

Side Hustle Stack Building 101

Amazon FBA


Passive Income

Work-from-Home Jobs


Affiliate Marketing

Low-Tech Side Hustle Stack Ideas

The Side Hustle Stack Conclusion


Side Hustle Stack Building 101

I don’t need to convince you that building a side hustle stack is a good idea. Clearly, you already know that, or you wouldn’t be reading this article. The more elusive question is “How does one build a profitable side hustle stack?”

The answer is: “It depends.”

It depends on how much you want to make and how hard you’re willing to work. It depends on your existing skillset and what you find joy in doing. Most importantly, it depends on how much time you have to spare.

To help you find the side hustle stack that’s right for you, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most beginner-friendly ways of earning money online.

Some of these methods may end up transitioning into new careers or businesses while others may help you earn passive income.

We tried our best to include something for everyone, and we encourage you to seek out more information on concepts that seem interesting to you.

Each of these side hustles vary in terms of:

  • Ease of entry

  • Profitability

  • Time commitment

  • Upfront investment

We took each of these factors into consideration when choosing the order in which to list these methods. However, that doesn’t mean that the topics at the end of the article are any less legitimate.

What it means is that these first few side hustles come with the most significant potential to earn big bucks.

But, like everything in life, there are trade-offs to consider.

Businesses require you to spend money upfront. Still, they offer unique benefits like better financial rewards and growth potential.

However, businesses also have the potential to fail.

Jobs don't require you to pay anything upfront and offer the security of a consistent, reliable paycheck.

But jobs usually come with a financial glass ceiling, as you ultimately end up trading hours of your life in exchange for money, and there are only so many hours in a week.

With a job, your available time limits your potential to earn.

When building a side hustle stack, remember that your situation is wholly unique.

Nobody has your exact combination of skills, resources, circumstances, and passions.

If you’re somebody who prefers the security of a work-from-home job, feel free to skip ahead a few sections. But for the entrepreneurs in the crowd, let’s begin with our most recommended component of any side hustle stack.