Three Amazing Side Hustles for Passive Income Story

For those who might have the talent to share with the world, consider using it for extra cash.

Performance Entertainment

Michael Corbus, of Oak Grove, Oregon, has been performing as a Neil Diamond impersonator since 1994.

Under the name of Happy Diamond, he realized he sounded a lot like him when working as a DJ. He added a Neil Diamond impression to his comedy act as a 24-year-old, with the Diamond bit emerging as his most entertaining. When he started, he made about $1,500 per show-up until 2007, when he took a ten-year break when his daughter was born.

Corbus hasn’t met the real Diamond, nor does he know if Diamond is aware of him. “It’s a goal of mine to be the Internet’s top Neil Diamond tribute artist. Most Neil tribute artists/impressions are focused on live shows and traveling to perform from place to place to make money,” he says. “The last three years, I have really focused on building my social media following, particularly on Facebook.”

One person’s “trash” becomes another person’s treasure—and brings in extra income for Lisa Hill of Portland, Oregon. Under the name of Lisa’s Furniture and More, Hill has been selling furniture online—a side hustle turned into a full-time business—since 2017.

Re-Selling Business

Her side hustle started while working her administrative job when she found free furniture, painted it, and resold it. Friends advised that she was good at selling stuff online, and it took off.

“Some people would ask me to help them sell stuff because they were moving, then it turned to referrals that crossed the ears of real estate agents that wanted to empty their client homes without throwing out perfectly good furniture.”

The $10,000 she brings in every month has Hill and her husband on track for early retirement. She says that's the most exciting part of her business success.

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