According to the 2019 Global Digital Report, 54% of the South African population are internet users – that’s 31 million people all searching for products and services online every day.

This presents the ideal opportunity to bring your small business idea to life and earn a bit of cash on the side. The world of business can be quite overwhelming, but a good way to dip your toes in the water is by starting an online side hustle.

“Starting a business on the side can be risky and requires sacrifice, but it also has the potential to grow into a full-time job that can generate a steady income each month,” says internet entrepreneur and head of local hosting company 1-grid, Thomas Vollrath.