I'm a barista and I make extra £7k a MONTH with my very unusual side hustle – people love it | The Sun

A BARISTA has revealed how she makes an extra £7,000 a month with her very unusual side hustle.

Morgan Eckroth, 24, from Portland in the US state of Oregon, has attracted six million TikTok followers with her online side hustle.

She posts videos to Instagram, TikTok and YouTube re-enacting scenes from her life as a barista.

Although Morgan only spends eight hours a week on the side hustle, it nets her £7,000 ($9,000) through ads, branding deals and merchandise sales.

The American also takes part in barista competitions and has an overall income of £112,000 ($114,000).

She told CNBC: "My high school experience was very shaped by being on Tumblr, so I’ve always been pretty aware of the social landscape and things that trend online.

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"My content on TikTok and Instagram is short-form, vertically oriented sketches focusing on barista life — like how baristas really react when they say, 'Enjoy your drink' and you respond, 'You, too!'

"My YouTube has always been geared toward videos about skill building and the actual technique of making coffee.

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Morgan said: "I’ve had to put boundaries in place so I don’t burn out.

"I’ve also had to carve out hobbies for myself that are not monetizable."

"When I’m not doing my multitude of jobs, I’m usually in vintage bookstores, looking for science fiction and fantasy books."

It comes after a man who became a Pizza Hut driver after he dropped out of university went on to become Britain's youngest billionaire.

Another man revealed how he turned his after-work side hustle into a £2.1million business with backing from a huge celebrity.

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