BY- SAHIL SAIFI
Right behind ridesharing is delivering food and groceries. This has become one of the fastest growing trends nationwide, and as such, it's also one of the best side hustles. If you don't like people in your car, but still want to make extra money on your own terms, this is a great way to do it. The only drawbacks are you can't do it all the time (restaurants aren't usually open at 2am), and you may make less that traditional ridesharing. However, it's still a great way to earn extra money!
Yes, everyone talks about ridesharing - some people love it and some people despise it. However, it's our #1 pick for the best side hustle because it's one of the few jobs that you can literally do anytime, anywhere. Want to earn some extra money at 2am? You can do it? Don't want a set schedule? That's fine! With ridesharing, you can earn when you want, on your terms. It's one of the only side hustles that is truly anytime, anywhere.
This is my favorite side hustle (this blog was started as a side hustle), but it's not an immediately income-producing opportunity. Starting and growing a blog does take time, but I estimate you can start earning at least $1,000 per month at the 12 month mark - if you do it consistently (e.g. 3x per week). But, it does start slow, and it's a lot of work. However, the growth potential of a blog is nearly limitless! So, if you're looking for a long term side hustle, this could be it!
If you're a teacher, or really anyone with a college degree, you can get paid to tutor kids online. One of the hottest growing areas of demand right now is teaching English as a second language online to children overseas. One of the benefits of this is time zone differences. Our nighttime here in the United States is typically the day in other counties - meaning that this is the perfect side hustle if you're looking for something you can do at home, on your computer, at night.
There are so many ways to make money online freelancing. If you can read, write, program, make videos, or are open to learning a variety of skills, you can make money freelancing online. You could even do bookkeeping for other businesses online!
One of the coolest new ways to build a passive income is to rent out your car. If you have a car that you don't use often - maybe you're in school or work at home - you can rent it out to others! In fact, I have a friend who bought 3 cars just to rent via these services - and he makes back his payment and more each month!
Similar to listing your car, you can also list your house, or room, or garage, or any other space you might have where someone could stay. I've even seen people listing their backyard for camping locations! The possibilities are limitless.
This was one of the first side hustles I ever did. I would go to garage and estate sales and then start selling the items on eBay or Amazon.
Maybe you're not into scavenging for things to sell, but you have the skills to craft things to sell. If so, you can sell your own products online. From creating stationary and unique gifts, to household items, to printables or downloadables, the potential for selling your own stuff is limitless.
Are you handy around the house? Can you mount pictures or a TV? Can you assemble furniture, or setup a smart home device? If so, you can get paid for doing it for people near you. If you have the skills, there are people out there looking for help.
Work Odd Gigs
This is one of my favorite ways to make money if you really have no idea what you want to do. Have you ever noticed people doing odd gigs around town - maybe working an event, or helping at a fair, or something that's just a one-off. Well, you can find these gigs online and get paid to do 1 or 2 day random events. If you go to Craigslist -> Gigs, there are a bunch of listing for people looking for help with a random event.
I had to include this on here because there are definitely places that you can make money online. And this is a really low paying opportunity, but one that you can do in your spare time - any time. In fact, I used to take these surveys when I was in class in college - so I was getting an education and getting paid. Basically, if you can turn on your computer, you can be earning a little bit of money.
Sign Up For Freebies
Here's another fun side hustle that doesn't have a huge amount of earnings potential, but definitely is a way to put extra money in your pocket. There's a huge list of companies that give away money just for signing up for their product or service!
If you have some programming talents, you can create an iPhone or Android app and sell it in the App Store. Many people have found success with creating both games and regular apps. The trick is to find an unmet need and harness it.
This is one of the original side hustles. People have been baby sitting and getting paid for it since the dawn of time. The great thing about it is that can earn you upwards of $100 per night! Many people start baby sitting in high school, but there's no reason that college students and other young adults can't keep in the game, especially if you have neighbors or relatives with young children.
Do you have something you can teach? You can teach something online at sites like Udemy.com. There are courses online for just about anything, and you can charge whatever pricing you feel is right for your instruction.
I love the idea of ride-sharing as a side hustle because it's one of the few "jobs" on here that you can truly do 100% on your own time. If you want to drive in the middle of the night from 2am to 6am, you can! All you need is a car and some spare time. Just sign up with Uber and once you are cleared as a driver-partner, start driving people around. You'll make what you put into it.
Teach English Online
Are you a teacher? Or do you at least have a bachelors degree from an American college or university? If so, you could teach children in other countries English online! VIPKid is an innovative platform that connects native English speakers that have a degree with children in other countries like China or India.
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