Side hustles and side jobs are trending, and for a darn good reason: approximately 40% of Americans struggle to make ends meet. If you’re also feeling the pinch of today’s economic reality, you’re in luck. Never before has there been a better time to get a side job. Check out these popular gigs.
Driving and Delivery
If you have decent car and car insurance, you can make money driving and making deliveries for popular rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft. You can also try food delivery apps, like Postmates and Doordash, or working as a personal shopper through Instacart or Shipt.
Many companies, Amazon included, are also hiring contractors for short delivery shifts. And there are courier and delivery services galore online that are always looking for drivers. See what’s available in your area.
Do you only have a little amount of time to dedicate to a side hustle? Affiliate marketing may be just the thing for you. It involves making videos, websites and other media for the purpose of selling a third-party’s merchandise. When you make a sale, you get a commission, which can add up to over $50,000 a year if you’re particularly skilled.
The Internet is loaded with lots of ecommerce sites you can use to make money. From selling second-hand stuff on Facebook Marketplace, Letgo and Decluttr to selling wholesale and private-label products on Amazon, eBay and Shopify, you can find a venue to sell whatever wares you have. Some sites will even pay you cash for unwanted used electronics.
A good computer and a high-speed internet connection are all you need to tap into the vast freelance world and snag a job. Some of the best sites to look for gigs include FlexJobs, Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer, Guru and 99 Designs. The type of work you can find online ranges from tutoring and coaching to graphic design and writing.
Doing Odd Jobs
If you’re more into quick, odd jobs, there are apps for that too. TaskRabbit, Zaarly, EasyShift, GigWalk and Rover allow you to put together furniture, do a little mystery shopping or walk a pooch in exchange for cash. Not all apps are available in all areas, but you can find several in your area with quick Google search.
The opportunities for making money on the side are endless. From signing up for driving and delivery apps to starting your own home-based business, there are myriad ways you can improve your bottom line. The only question that remains is: Which side hustle will you choose?
~Here’s to Your Success!
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