Whatever the reason you need to earn extra income there are ways of doing so. A side hustle can come from a variety of different areas. There are so many avenues to choose from when thinking of what to do as a side job. Whether the job be practical or creative, it can add a bit of extra change to your pockets.
The Tried and True
Some side jobs have been around for ages and make them the tried and true of the list. A job like tutoring can easily fall under this title. Tutoring any grade level, you are comfortable with allows you to set your own price and flexible work schedule. This helps you to still work your nine to five and create a schedule that works for your lifestyle. Another job that can fall under the tried-and-true umbrella is babysitting or becoming a nanny. Babysitting gigs can be on weeknights when you’re not actively working or on the weekend. This job is definitely a natural side hustle because you make the rules of how many jobs you plan to take a week and how to schedule recurring families that need your services. Depending on the age you are looking after, having a work from home job and being a nanny can be made doable. If you are looking after a baby, in between nap times are the best time to work and during school time for older kids is ideal. You can also start on the weekend to allow yourself to get a feel of the childs’ patterns so that you can set your workday around it.
New Age Wave
New age ideas of making some extra coin can include many fun ideas that help get you out of your comfort zone. DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub are some of the most popular new age side hustles out there. Ever since these jobs have been a part of the scene many people of all ages hopped on board. If you meet the app’s minimal requirements, you are able to hit the road and set your desired time to work while discovering new places around your city. While you don’t determine how much you get paid using these apps, the number of jobs you take can give you an idea of how much you will make. These “new wave” ideas don’t end with the delivery apps, it also includes fun jobs like becoming a mystery shopper. Many companies like to be able to send in shoppers to judge the performance of a store without them knowing. We all know when a critic or inspector gets around the employees may act nicer, or the store may appear to be more organized. This job can be a fun side hustle because you are literally getting paid to shop. How perfect is that? This job also allows you to look at more stores to shop at and learn more about sales going on in your area!
Some side hustles rely more on creativity. Selling handmade items on sites like Etsy seem to be one of the more well-known creative side jobs. There are so many wonderful sellers on the site that make anything from custom dog collars to wedding gowns and everything in between. There is a spot for any quality handmade item on the app, which inspires hope with creatives getting their products out there! Getting creative doesn’t mean you have to physically create a product to buy. You can also create your own YouTube channel. This is no project to get into for the money, but for the passion. Yet, you can still hustle with a passion so enjoy yourself while documenting the journey!