Maybe you want a little extra spending money. Maybe you are saving up for a vacation, needing to pay off student loans, or buy a home. Or, maybe your dream is to quit your day job and work full-time as an entrepreneur, controlling your own schedule and doing what you love. Whatever your reasoning, starting a side hustle to supplement your main income source is usually a smart move.
There are a lot of options out there, and it can be hard to know what direction to go. That’s why we’ve compiled this handy list — so you can spend more time hustling and less time trying to pick that perfect gig.
Feel free to challenge, expand or help us refine this list in any way. We see this as our holy grail of side hustle inspiration that we can all benefit from. Enjoy!
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1. Renting with Airbnb
One idea, if you own your home, is to rent out your spare bedroom or even your living room couch! Or, if you have a vacation home, why not rent it out for part of the year when you are away? By being a host on Airbnb, you can make easy money renting out that space you rarely use to vacationers. The best part? You won’t even need to leave your own home to make money. You can even meet new friends along the way, if you want of course.
2. Rent Property
If you are looking for something a bit more regular, consider renting out a room or part of your house to a tenant. You can rent to a friend or family member in need, or if your feeling brave, put an ad in Craigslist or someplace similar. Renting is a great way to keep the money flowing in for a longer period of time as most tenants will be staying for a fixed term. It’s just like having a college roommate — but better.
3. Rent Your Car
Have you ever thought about renting out your car? Turo is one website where you can rent your car if you barely use it! It’s a great way to make some extra cash, and Turo really goes the extra mile to keep your car safe — they have an insurance policy on all cars and they even prescreen drivers. So why not?
4. Use your car as a moving billboard — and get paid!
Carvertise and Wrapify are two companies that will pay you for advertising with your car — all you need to do is drive it around! You probably already drive your car back and forth to work everyday, so why not make some extra money with it? How much you get paid depends on your location, as well as how often you drive and what kind of car you have.
5. Rent Out Your Belongings
Do you have a lot of stuff you don’t use frequently? Fatllama is a site where you can rent out your belongings — almost anything you can think of. As a lender, your first step will be to upload images, descriptions and prices for the items you would like to rent out. Once you receive a request, you can arrange a time and place to exchange your item. After that, you can sit back and watch the money come in! Fatllama even has damage protection on the items you rent out, so you don’t have to worry about your stuff getting broken. A few examples of things you can rent out include cameras or other electronics, musical instruments, bikes, clothing, or baby items (this might be a hit for traveling parents). The list is endless!
6. Buy and Sell Domain Names
Since the internet has become such a large part of every day business and advertising, businesses are constantly looking to create websites that are easy to find, easy to remember, and relate to their name or business. Buying domain names with the intention of reselling is a great investment because these companies could potentially invest a lot in a solid domain name. There are a lot of places online where you can buy and sell domain names. A few of the most popular are 1and1, GoDaddy, Flippa, and Sedo. You can even sell domain names on eBay!
7. Have a Garage Sale
A great way to get rid of all your extra crap during spring cleaning is to hold a garage sale. Alternatively, you can list your things on Craigslist, eBay, or even on Facebook Marketplace. One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure, after all.
8. Sell Things Online
If you love making things and you’re creative and talented, why not open up a store and sell on Etsy? Alternatively, you can also make lots of money buying and reselling things on eBay. This is an especially great choice if you love hunting for deals at thrift stores (or elsewhere). Often you can find things for cheap — at Goodwill for example — and flip it on eBay for more than you originally purchased it for.
9. Sell snacks or food at work
Sell snacks and other food items (not drugs, you’ll get fired) to your coworkers at your day job! I know someone who did this every Friday at her job, and after a few weeks, she had raised over $2,500 for a co-worker in need. Try bringing in a variety pack of chips and sell each for $1, or ask some coworkers to join you in your venture and split the profits. Some jobs are better suited to this than others (you aren’t going to sell many chips if you work at a super market, for example), and company size definitely has an impact on how much profit you can make. Regardless, this is definitely a great way to make some quick cash.
10. Mystery shopper
One side hustle that can be a lot of fun is mystery shopping — think of it like undercover detective work. A mystery shopper’s job is to go into stores and check out things like overall customer experience, without letting the employees know. Cool, right? There are a lot of places where you can sign up to be a mystery shopper. One company, called Mobee, offers an app that allows shoppers to examine specific products, fixtures, and even customer service in retail stores in exchange for points that can be exchanged for gift cards.
11. T-Shirt Printing Service
Many people have turned this hobby into a thriving business. Small shops at the Jersey Shore boardwalk are well known for giving customers shirts with the latest trends printed on them, why not follow their example and offer printed shirts to customers? You could also sell shirts to businesses, sports teams, or anyone else wanting customized clothing. Alternatively, you could design your own shirts and put them up for sale on a print-on-demand site like RedBubble, CafePress or Printful.
12. Personal Shopper
Who doesn’t love to shop? Personal shoppers give advice and guidance to their clients, helping them make shopping decisions, and will either accompany clients on shopping trips, or pick things up on their behalf. Most personal shoppers make anywhere from $65-$100+ an hour. If you shop a lot, you most likely already have the knowledge you need to be an asset to potential customers, keeping them up on trends and in style.
13. Launch a subscription box service
Subscription box services can be complicated to start up — there is a lot that goes into them — but if you have a great idea it could be worth the effort to cash in on this new trend. Some popular subscription boxes, like Prospurly, make in the ballpark of $50,000. That’s a lot of cash! Perhaps the best way to start up this business is to sell through a company like Crate Joy, which is basically the Etsy for subscription boxes.
14. Sell Gift cards you won’t use
Why keep a gift card to a place that you will never shop at? Turn it into some cash or another gift card! Websites like Cardpool offer a service where you can sell unwanted gift cards. You can can sell gift cards on eBay as well.
15. Recycle used smartphones and other electronics
Have an old smartphone lying around, collecting dust? Companies like Gazelle will buy used smartphones (and other electronics) for cash at reasonable prices. Beyond selling your own phone, you can even look for used electronics at thrift stores or garage sales or ask your friends and family if they have any electronics they’d like to get rid of.
16. Teaching online/tutoring
Have a lot of knowledge in a particular area? You could become an online tutor or teacher. One company, called Wyzant, offers an app that allows you to choose your own rates and sell yourself as a tutor. They have a good reputation and can help you to promote yourself as a tutor. There are also sites like Udemy through which you can connect with students from across the world and create your own courses to teach.
17. Substitute teaching
Have at least a bachelor’s degree and love children? Sign up to substitute teach in your town and the towns surrounding you. Most substitute teaching positions pay between $75-$100+ a day, depending on the town, and you can pick what days you want to work. School systems are in constant in need of substitute teachers, so it’s a win-win all around.
18. Write Lesson Plans and Curriculum
Teachers are always looking for quick easy things to pull out for lessons. If you are a teacher and have a great lesson plan, why not sell it and make some money? Try putting it up on Teachers Pay Teachers and earn some cash, as well as help out fellow teachers in a bind.
19. Music lessons
For those who are musically inclined, you can pickup a part-time job teaching music at a school. Even better, teach privately out of your home — or travel to your students and teach them in their own homes. Lots of parents want their kids to play musical instruments and are willing to pay for lessons, which could make this a steady side hustle.
20. Teach people to use their smartphones/devices
Baby-boomers are constantly feeling lost in a society where everyone around them is using technology which advances too quickly for them to keep up. Many people from the older generations want or need to understand technology, whether for their personal life or for work, and are willing to pay someone to help. If you are technologically inclined — or even just familiar with basic smartphone/computer/what-have-you use — this is an easy way to make money. If you decide to do this let me know. My grandmother could certainly use a couple lessons.
21. Dog walker
Do you love animals? Why not be a dog walker? As a dog walker, you have the ability to take on multiple pets at the same time — which, of course, equates to more cold hard cash. To get started, try making a profile on Care, ask your friends and family, or even just put up some flyers around town.
22. Train dogs
People love their pets, and in many cases, treat them as part of the family. When their beloved pooch acts up or becomes difficult, many doting owners don’t know what to do. If you know how to train dogs, you can make good money solving this problem for people — around $500 or more per dog if you are skilled.
23. Groom dogs
Dog grooming does take some skill, but can be a great way to make a little bit extra if you have some experience with it. Charging less than professional groomers will help you get clients, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience. Just remember to charge enough to make it worth your time.
24. Start a food truck
Many successful food companies started out as food trucks. Food trucks don’t cost nearly as much to run as a full size restaurant, which makes them a great option for culinarily inclined entrepreneurs who can’t afford to invest in a traditional restaurant. Another benefit is that trucks are … well … mobile. This mobility allows you to move your business to higher traffic areas and adapt to your customers.
25. Personal Chef
Another option if you have cooking skills, is to become a personal chef for individuals or families. Your client will pay for the groceries, of course. Personal chefs typically get paid $30+ an hour. Besides cooking, your responsibilities may include grocery shopping and meal planning.
26. Meal prep services
In today’s world, where everybody is constantly busy, meal prep has become increasingly popular, especially for people who are looking to eat healthier or start a new diet. Most meal prep services provide ingredients and recipes to their clients. Typically, ingredients are bought in bulk, and clients are given several option to choose from. This is something can be done from home and does not require much more than a kitchen.
27. Fitness trainer
If you enjoy working out and actually know what you are doing, why not become a fitness trainer? Working out of your own home gives you the flexibility to set your own rates. If you do not have enough equipment or a suitable home setup, you can also work as a trainer at a gym where the average is somewhere in the ballpark of $25 per hour.
28. Losing weight
Did you know that you can make money losing weight? Sounds crazy, right? It might be crazy but, there are actually many websites and apps out there that will pay you to lose weight. Think of it as extra motivation to help you shed those pounds! Some websites, like DietBet, allow you to place bets on your weight loss within a specified amount of time. Other apps, like Achievement, helps you track your steps and your diet, awarding you points along the way that can be cashed in for money.
29. Become a bartender
Bartending school can cost anywhere from $250-$1,000 depending on where you go, but the investment is well worth it if mixing drinks is something you enjoy. After you’ve graduated, you can get a job working nights and weekends at a bar. Bartenders make great tips! These tips are on top of your hourly wage, and the amount will vary depending on factors like your location and the crowd that particular night.
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30. Logo Designer
If you have a creative mind and enjoy graphic design, become a logo designer and make a profile for your services on Upwork or Fiverr. New companies are being made daily, and they are all looking for a logo designer — how do you think we got our Side Hustle logo? You can also market your services and sell to companies directly, without going through a third party like Upwork. This takes more time, but will increase your profits significantly, once you get the ball rolling.
31. Manage Social Media for small companies
Social media has become an important part of people’s daily lives, as well as a significant part of advertising for many businesses. Companies will pay a good money to have someone keep up their social media posts — so why can’t that person be you? Acting as a social media manager is an easy side hustle for those who are fluent in technology and social media. The best part? It can be done from anywhere with a stable internet connection.
32. Test apps and websites
Websites like Tester Work offer a way for people to make money by testing apps in the development process. With Tester Work, you can create an account and test applications that are specific to the devices you already own. This is another task that can be done from just about anywhere as most apps are developed for a mobile platform and can be used any place you can use your phone. You can also check out User Testing, a similar website that specializes in testing pages.
33) Develop an app
If you find a niche that doesn’t have an app yet, or have a great idea that to fill a need that isn’t currently filled, why not develop an app yourself? If you don’t know how to code, perhaps you have a friend who does. You could even still profit from hiring someone to code your idea for you. Apps can be sold for a lot of money, and in this day and age people love having apps to fill their every need.
34. Make a YouTube Channel
Love making videos, or have a great idea for one? You can make a lot of money with YouTube if you have a large enough following. There are multiple ways to do this. One way is through advertisements. Just enable advertisements on your channel and you will get paid a small amount for every view. Promoting products within your content is another way to make money with a YouTube channel. You can make a channel for literally anything. Car enthusiasts, video gamers, and other hobbyists make videos of them doing things they love and make money doing so once they have built a large enough following.
35. Become an Influencer on Social Media
Becoming a social media influencer is something that some people stumble into unintentionally. Companies will often look for people who have a lot of followers on social media and posting content related to their trade or business, and reach out to them to produce paid, promotional content. If you have a hobby you are passionate about and post about it frequently, you could attract the attention of a company related to that hobby. Once you gain enough followers, you may be able to become a social media influencer.
36. Play Poker Online
Draft Kings has many promotions that offer free bets to customers. Their online poker also has promotions that allow you to start off with a set amount of money for free. Poker is fun to play, and if you have some skill (or are willing to learn) and are comfortable taking some risks, it can really pay off.
37. Website Designer
Every successful business needs to have a website! Designing attractive websites is not something that everyone can do, but it can be a great side hustle if you have the skills and an eye for design. Basic websites are pretty easy and not very time consuming. A lot of companies will pay good money for an attractive, user-friendly website. Alternatively you can design and sell pre-made themes for WordPress sites.
38. Scan items for ShopKick
A mobile app called ShopKick lets users scan items in stores to earn points that can be traded in for gift cards. The more time you spend doing it, the more points you get, and the more gift cards you can earn. On top of scanning items, you can also check in at specific stores around your city — no purchases required. Points take a long time to add up, but if you are consistent and patient, this can be a good way to earn a little extra spending money.
Swagbucks is a mobile app and website that lets you shop online, watch videos, take surveys, and browse the web for points. These points can then be exchanged for gift cards or cash.
Love online shopping? If you go to your favorite online stores through Ebates, you can get cash back whenever you make a purchase. Checks or PayPal earnings come every quarter. Wouldn’t you love getting paid for the shopping you do anyways?
41. Do email marketing
Email marketing is said to be the most effective marketing channel — even over social media. After all, everyone uses email! You can offer email marketing services to companies, saving them the time and effort it takes to do it themselves. Gathering a contact list is most difficult out of the entire process. Businesses will often pay a large amount of money for email marketing because they are aware of how effective it is.
42. Become an Online Juror
Have you ever thought of becoming an online juror? Serving as an online juror is simple, and you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is register online. There are a lot of sites out there that you can register with, including eJury, JuryTalk, and Online Verdict. You can make anywhere from $10-$60 for approximately an hour of your time.
43. Affiliate marketing
You can get paid for promoting businesses you love by using affiliate marketing. As an affiliate marketer, you will get links that you can promote through your own webpage or social media. When purchases are made through the links you provide, you make a small commission. A lot of companies offer affiliate marketing, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
44. Data entry
Job boards such as Indeed frequently have job postings for data entry clerks. Data entry clerks enter data into computers, often from paper. It’s so simple, even a monkey could do it! Many large companies need to fill this position and a lot of them even allow you to work from home. All you need to have is a computer and an internet connection. And a brain.
45. Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants (VAs) work remotely to help their clients with just about anything they need. VAs can make phone calls, answer emails, handle social media — the list goes on. The more skills you have, the more appealing you will be to a potential client. Virtual assistants generally charge between $20-$40 per hour, but this number could increase to even $100 per hour.
46. Write an eBook
Have you always dreamed of writing a book? Technology has progressed far enough so that writing and publishing books is cheaper and easier than ever. You can even publish an eBook on Kindle for free. Once your book is published, it can be a great source of passive income. If you wrote about a popular topic you can make sales without promoting your book, and you can make even more if you do work on promotion. The sky is the limit on sales, it really depends on how popular your eBook is and how many people discover it. You could make a couple hundred or a couple thousand dollars, or even more if you are lucky.
47. Start a Blog
Bloggers can make money a lot of different ways. As a blogger, you can monetize your blog by selling advertising space, working with brands to promote their products, or using your blog to sell your own products or services. Blogs are also a great place to make money through affiliate marketing.
48. Produce an Audiobook
Many people love audiobooks because they are easier to transport (no heavy book to lug around), and easier to fit into a busy schedule since they can be listened to while you are doing practically anything. Authors today want their books made into audiobooks because it’s another selling point for them, so why not create one for them? Because you are dealing with a copyrighted work, you will have to make sure you obtain the proper licenses before you begin recording. If you don’t want to obtain the rights on your own, you could even work for a company that does audiobook recordings. Publishing companies will often pay hundreds, if not thousands to have an audiobook professionally recorded.
49. Edit College Admission Essays
Earn some extra cash and edit college admission essays for hopeful college applicants. You can advertise your services at high schools, talk to friends and family members who have students nearing college age, or even work for a company that specializes in editing college admission essays.
50. Become a Freelance Writer
Love writing? Make some extra cash with your words. You can offer your services on websites such as Fiverr or Upwork, search online job boards like Write Jobs or ProBlogger, or approach potential clients directly to see if they need writers. Websites, blogs, online newspapers, and many others are always looking for writers.
51. Write resumes
Writing resumes isn’t everyone’s specialty. If you are good at resume writing, you can make decent money writing resumes for others. Fiverr is a good place to offer resume writing services, as is Upwork, or Freelancer. Or you can work with an agency that hires freelance writers. People pay good money for well written resumes — between $50-$75 per resume, or even more for resumes to top tier companies.
52. Become a Ghost Writer
Ghost Writing is similar to freelance writing except you don’t get credit for the work you do. Essentially, ghost written content is written under someone else’s name. Many websites use ghost writers to keep their brand consistent. Ghost writers can also write speeches, articles, screen plays, or books — especially memoirs. Ghost writers typically make about $75 an hour (approximately the length of time it would take to write one 500 word piece).
53. Try Your Hand at Copywriting
Freelance copywriters write content for businesses, anything from advertisements to web content. Copywriting is typically promotional in nature, so it is great for people who excel at making convincing sales pitches. You can find copywriting positions the same places you find any freelance writing work: on job boards, sites like Upwork and Freelancer, or by contacting companies directly.
From college students to business professionals, all writers look for at least 1 proofreader before finalizing their work. You can make good money editing and proofreading other people’s work. Websites, books, social media posts for professional pages, businesses email advertisements — all of these need proofreaders and editors. You can find some great places to get proofreading work here.
55. Become a Transcriptionist
If you are a fantastic listener, excellent at typing, and have amazing literary skills, then you might want to try working as a transcriptionist. Transcriptionists create text copies of audio recordings. This can be for movies and TV shows, business meetings, or court hearings, among other things. Transcriptionists typically charge $40+ per hour.
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56. Get ordained and officiate weddings
Getting ordained is yet another thing that you can do at home from your computer. The process varies depending on where you live, but is usually pretty simple. As an ordained minister you can get paid to officiate weddings and be part of someone’s special day.
57. Bridesmaid/groomsman for hire
It may sound crazy, but some people hire bridesmaids and/or groomsmen for their weddings. Acting as a bridesmaid/groomsman for hire is a fun way to earn some extra cash, while helping someone feel more special on their special day.
58. Wedding planner
If you love planning things and are skilled at pulling large events together, you could become a wedding planner. Planning a wedding is a big task, and is often too much for a bride and groom to handle. On top of this, most engaged couples aren’t experienced with the process of planning such a large event. Wedding planners can be a lifesaver for stressed couples, and often get paid a good bit of money for the peace of mind that they provide.
59. Volunteer for Medical studies
Medical studies need participates once they are ready to start human trials, and they pay a decent amount to their test subjects. The best way to find medical studies is to check out research centers in your location. There are also some websites online, like Clinical Trials, that can help you find current studies.
60. Plasma Donor
Most major cities have at least one plasma donation center. If you are a healthy adult, you can get paid $20-$50 per plasma donation, twice a week. Donations have to be at least 48 hours between one another. Side effects are minor, though the process can be uncomfortable, and you will want to make sure you have eaten and drunk plenty before your donation.
61. Participate in Marketing Focus Groups
Marketing focus groups will pay you simply for stating your opinion! It doesn’t get much better than that. Most groups pay anywhere from $50-$150+ an hour. You might be needed for a survey, or even asked to taste test different products. You can find focus groups in your area by looking online on sites like Focus Groups, or even by joining Facebook groups that post about current survey opportunities.
62. House sitter
House sitting can be done for friends, family, neighbors — or anyone with a home, really. Some people will pay $100 or more a week, simply for you to watch their house, bring in the mail, and water their plants. Overnight gigs tend to pay even more. Besides word of mouth, websites like House Sitter and Luxury House Sitting can help you find house sitting jobs.
TaskRabbit is a company that allows people to offer their services to others nearby. Almost all everyday services — things like gardening, moving furniture, and even more specific services like fixing a toilet or mounting a TV — are offered on TaskRabbit. If there is something you enjoy or are particularly good at, you can offer it as a service on Task Rabbit and get paid for your help.
64. Estate Sale Services
Estates sales can be difficult and emotional to handle, so many people hire help to assist them through the process. You can be a helping hand and shoulder to lean on and offer your services to grieving families, helping them manage their deceased loved one’s estates.
65. Deliver for PostMates
PostMates allows people to deliver anything anywhere. With PostMates you will deliver packages, food, retail, and more. You can choose your hours, as well as where you want to work. You will get paid per delivery and can keep 100% of every tip you make.
Working as a referee is a great option for people who love sports. You get paid to watch a game up close, and get the opportunity to learn more about the teams and sport. Refereeing is particularly great for young athletes who are looking for some ways to make extra money. Umpires/referees usually make around $50+ per game, depending on the age group.
67. Work as a Tour Guide/Trip Advisor
If you live in a popular city or town, you can make some money starting up a tour guide service for tourists. Alternatively, you can help tourists plan out their itineraries by having them give you their interests, time-frame and budget. People love vacationing but most don’t enjoy actually planning out those vacations, nor do they have the time. This is a particularly good side hustle if you are living in some place that you know very well.
68. Uber/Uber Eats/Lyft
Unless you have been living under a rock, you will have heard of Uber and Uber Eats. The premise of Uber (Lyft is similar) is simple: drive people (or food) around and get paid. As an added benefit, Uber allows you to pick your own hours. Before you start this side hustle, however, you should factor in gas, vehicle wear and tear, and the miles you are adding on your car.
69. Start a Babysitting Business
Babysitting or nannying can be a great side hustle for people who enjoy being around and caring for children. There is a stereotype that babysitting is for high school or college age girls, but this simply isn’t the case. Almost anyone can be a babysitter. And who doesn’t want to get paid to hang out with cute little kids? Most babysitters make around $20+ an hour. You can find babysitting positions through word of mouth or by asking friends and family. Alternatively, you can check out job board websites like Care.
70. Become a Caregiver
Caregivers are usually paid between $15-$30 an hour. Caregiving could be the perfect side hustle for you if you enjoy taking care of people and feeling like you’ve made a difference in their life. Some jobs require CPR classes or other certifications, depending on the needs of your client and the law where you live.
71. Window cleaning service
Many businesses with large windows in their store will pay to keep their glass smudge-free. Some homeowners will also pay for window cleaning services, especially if they have a multistory house or have a home that features hard-to-reach picture windows. You can be the person to help with this need — and get paid doing it.
72. Offer Clothing Alterations
Own a sewing machine and know how to use it? A lot of people don’t know how to sew or alter their own clothes, or simply don’t have the time to do it. Working as a tailor can be surprisingly profitable — especially if you have a lot of talent.
73. Start a Housekeeping Business
Many households have a housekeeper who comes to clean their home at least once a month. There will always be dirty homes and people with too little time to clean them, which makes this a a great side hustle to consider. Pay rates vary depending on your location, responsibilities and the size of the house you will be cleaning. On average, housekeepers make between $25-$90 an hour. When setting your fees, it helps to take a look at cleaning rates in your area to make sure you are competitively priced.
74. Organize People’s Houses, Closets, and/or Lives
Do you love organizing things? Why not spread the love and help others get organized as well. Many people struggle with organization, and will pay to have someone help them set up an organizational system.
75. Start a Car Detailing Service
If you enjoy detailing your own car, why not make some side money detailing for your friends, family, and neighbors? Many people are obsessed with keeping their cars cleaned, so cash in on this obsession! You can offer detailing services at your own home, or you can travel to your clients’ homes and detail their cars there. Mobile detailing is particularly good for serving clients who may have multiple cars.
76. Fix computers
Computer repair centers charge a ridiculous amount of money for simple repairs. This is because they often have to cover the cost of hardware that has been marked up to sky-high prices as well as pay for their storefront. If you are technologically savvy, you can make decent money doing simple repairs and charging much less than your competitors at the repair centers. Many professionals post how-to videos that can make it easy for beginners to fix computers. Beyond fixing computers for clients, you can also fix old, discarded laptops. People are often quick to dump their old technology after upgrading to a newer version. With a little know-how, you can fix up (and upgrade) these old laptops and resell them to new customers.
77. Help people move
Professional movers charge a lot for what is a pretty basic job. Figure out the rates of moving companies near you and charge less. This will help you pick up jobs and make a decent amount of side income moving furniture and packing boxes.
78. Become a Sports Coach
If you’ve played a sport and know enough about it, you can pick up a side job as a coach. While youth teams are usually volunteered based, or low paying, many high schools give out stipends to coaches to train their teams.
79. Lawn care
Most people don’t enjoy mowing their lawn, especially when it gets hot outside. This is where you come in. Lawn care services can span from basic lawn cutting to landscaping. Ask around your neighborhood and you might find that you can get some regular cash caring for people’s lawns. After all, the grass won’t cut itself, and it won’t stop growing either.
80. Furniture making
Quality furniture can be very expensive and most of the items you find in stores are cookie-cutter and basic. Designing and building home furniture reasonable prices will not only save customers money, but also provide them with unique pieces that suits their sense of style. When setting prices for your furniture, you will want to make sure that you are charging enough to make a profit while still keeping pieces affordable.
81. Refurbish furniture and antiques for resale
People tend to throw out what they don’t need. The same is true for furniture. It is relatively easy to find cheap (or free) pieces of solid, quality furniture that just need a little sandpaper and paint to look their best. Refurbishing and flipping furniture for profit can be incredibly lucrative, and it’s fun too. Sturdy, solid wood pieces are great finds, as are antiques. Antiques are almost alway valuable — especially to the right person. With a little bit of time and TLC, antiques and other piece can be brought back to life and resold.
82. Snow Removal
Although snow removal is seasonal and might not apply to everywhere in the US, it is a good way some to make some extra cash. All you need for this side hustle is a snow shovel — though a plow certainly helps. You can do snow removal for individuals or businesses, and can expect to make between $30-$100 per driveway (or sidewalk).
83. Event DJ-ing
Being a DJ is all about knowing how to work a crowd, and understanding what kind of music they might like. DJ-ing equipment can be expensive, but it is a worthwhile investment if DJ-ing is something you are good at and enjoy. Good DJs aren’t cheap, and you can expect to make a good amount of income working events.
Is photography a hobby of yours? Make it a business! Working as a photographer is a classic side hustle. You can do sessions for Christmas, photograph maternity shoots, document birthdays — even work weddings! Your rates will probably reflect your experience level, as well as the type of photography you are doing. You can even become a freelance magazine (or newspaper) photographer, or a stock photo photographer and sell your photos.
85. Prepare taxes
Basic tax returns are surprisingly easy. Despite this, most people don’t want to deal with the headache. You do need a license to prepare taxes for people in any official capacity. This can be obtained through the IRS, and only requires a couple weeks worth of classes and a small fee.
86. Interior Design Consult
Flipping houses has become a big market. With that, interior design is also needed. People who invest in houses will often bring in someone with an eye for design who can help make their houses more attractive to potential buyers. On top of this, many new homeowners will pay someone to help them decorate their house. This someone could be you.
87. Become a brand ambassador
Brand ambassadors, similar to social media influencers, are paid by brands to promote their products. Unlike influencers, brand ambassadors are expected to be the “face of the brand,” and portray the brand’s identity, values, and social responsibility. Perhaps the easiest way to become a brand ambassador is to pitch yourself to companies you already know and like. You can also search for brand ambassador job on online job boards.
88. Become a translator
If you are fluent in multiple languages, then you can make money by acting as a translator. You can find translating positions just about anywhere you would look for any other freelance position: on job boards, on sites like Upwork, or by contacting people who may benefit from your services. You can also work as an in-person translator or interpreter.
89. Invest in stocks
Everybody thinks that stocks are tricky, which is true when your goal is to become a millionaire. After all, high reward comes with high risk. Lower risk stocks can also be found, however, and can provide a slow but steady growth and income. It isn’t difficult to find some low risk stocks to invest in if you put in the time to research. Platforms like RobinHood also can be good for beginners because they do not charge any trading fees.
90. Invest spare change with Acorns
Acorns takes money from your everyday spending and automatically rounds it up to the next dollar. After doing this, the app takes your leftover change and invests it into diverse portfolios. You can even add money on your own if you want to invest more.
91. Investment Crowdfunding
Participating in investment crowdfunding allows investors to invest in promising startups. This carries more risk than traditional investing, but also gives you a chance to beat the stock market and reap the rewards in a big way if the company you invested in takes off.
92. Peer to Peer lending
Have money just sitting in your bank account, collecting interest? Why not try peer to peer lending instead? Peer to peer lending is the process of loaning your money to individuals or businesses for a larger return of investment than you would have gotten at the bank. There are many marketplaces, including Upstart and Funding Circle, that help connect borrowers and lenders.
As you can see, there are literally hundreds of side hustles out there to choose from — and this (very lengthy) list is only the start. No matter your life style or skill set, there is sure to be a side hustle that is perfect for you.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start hustlin’.