Who wouldn’t love some extra pocket money? Here are six ideas for easy side hustles. Maybe one or more of them is right for you.
1.) Play with dogs
When you offer your services as a dog-walker or pet-sitter you can charge as much as $25 an hour, depending on the going rate in your area. Hang flyers to advertise your services, post on the Nextdoor app or sign up with a dog-walking app like Rover or Wag. These Uber-like services match pet owners with sitters or walkers for a small fee.
2.) Social media guru
Offer your services to local and remote businesses as their social media brander. Depending on your skill set, you can write the company blog posts, manage their social media presence or focus on graphic design.
3.) Yard work
Do you enjoy landscaping or gardening? Are you an expert lawn mower? Get paid for tending to people’s yards. You can charge by the hour or per job. Check out some other local yard workers to get an idea of fair asking prices.
4.) Take online surveys for pay
Make the time you spend online count by taking surveys on sites like Survey Junkie and Swagbucks. Most of these sites will pay you as soon as you complete a survey. It’s an easy way to pad your wallet with extra cash.
5.) Work for a rideshare service
These services allow you to set your own schedule and decide how many hours you want to devote to driving passengers. If you don’t like the idea of strangers riding in your car, consider a similar service but for food ordering and delivery. With this side hustle, you get paid to pick up fast-food meals and deliver them to customers, with the same flexible terms.
Are you a geometry whiz or a science buff? Offer your services as an individual tutor for school-aged children and you’ll have a meaningful way of earning some extra money.
Use this list to find the side hustle that works for you and start boosting your income!