We’ve talked about growing a fund of sorts several times here on the blog. This post is again, about growing a fund but this time, your seed fund. Another way of looking at it is as a pot of money that you can then go on to use for your main side hustle idea. This is not really like the emergency fund, but more of a fund you plan on using for other things.
What is a seed fund?
A seed fund is a pot of cash that you can then go on to use for another project. Most projects online will require some upfront capital. If you are building a website for example you will need the domain and hosting for a year or so. It’s always best to get this paid upfront in advance to make the most savings.
What could you be using a seed fund for?
There are obviously many projects you could be looking to get started with. Here are a few examples:
- Starting an investment fund
- Day trading
- Sports trading
- Building a website
- Starting an e-Commerce store
- Starting a YouTube Channel (equipment, camera, lighting etc)
- Setting up an Etsy craft store (supplies etc)
- Plus many more…
All of these side hustles will require some money to get started so this post is about how to generate that upfront cash.
Some Quick Ways To Start Your Seed Fund
Without a doubt, the best way to get some quick cash is to list a load of unwanted items on eBay. You will be amazed at what you have lying around the house. Go and check each room one by one and try and find at least 5 items that you do not use or no longer want.
Check the completed listings on eBay to see how much each item is worth and has previously sold for and list them!
I predict most households have at least £500 of unused or unwanted stuff that could be sold and start your seed fund.
Here is a completed listings tutorial I done using “Black Converse Trainers” as the example:
eBay is a great “go-to” website that you can simply switch on and off at your leisure.
Another great method to earn some extra cash is through matched betting. Adam from Money Savvy Daddy makes a great income from this and talks about it over on his blog here. Check this blog post about Side Hustle Ideas and check it out.
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Another great place to earn some extra cash is Fiverr – this website is superb to set up simple small services.
I spoke on the Freedom Hustles Podcast recently about this with Andi as we have both used the following platforms to grow cash pots in the past.
Check it out here:
Some points of interest in this episode:
- Why eBay is the King of the Side Hustle
- Make money from shopping
- Amazon FBA
- Fiverr gigs you can start today!
- Managing your time in order to achieve this
In short, there are plenty of ways to make your first seed fund. These are not often very scalable methods but tried and tested methods that work and with a bit of hustle will bring in some money you can put aside to invest in your main side hustle idea!
For 10 exact blueprints on how to make some extra money on the side head on over and grab my free eBook here called “Side Hustles”
Love these tips, will come in handy for my eldest neice too who is looking to set up a scheme like this. I will let her know. Thanks.
I have had a seed fund for years. It’s a great way to invest in yourself and your finances.
Amazing! Well done to you! Wishing you all the best
I love the idea of a seed fund! The incentive of selling some of your unused belongings is two-fold, seed fund money and bye bye clutter!
Yeah – useful to have one. Cracking blog by the way of yours!
I have so much useful used things in my home but I’ve always been scared about the amount of work it would take to sell it on ebay. I need to get on it as part of a bigger goal like in your article!
That’s great – just do it!
I just knew about this. This seems very useful to have, especially to face financial distress.
I didn’t know about Seed Fund until I read this post. Thank you for the information and will share this to my Mommy group on FB.
I never thought about starting a seed fund per se. I will have to think about side hustles in those terms. Thank you for sharing!
Wow! I learned a lot about seed fund. I’ll definitely save up now for my future!
Hey thanks for introducing me to the idea of a seed fund. Really helpful cause i have lots of future projects lined up and they all need funding lol
We require funds for almost every idea to materialize, glad to have read this post as it gives lot of ideas to create seed fund.
Thank you for sharing.
very useful post to me. I do need to think more about funds and start working with it
I listened to the episode and liked the way you spoke about how to manage time to achieve.
Wow – thank you so much for listening
Hhhhmmmm….this is quite a lot of information to think about. I think I understand seed funds better now!
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