Serious Side Hustles to Supplement Your Income

Serious Side Hustles to Supplement Your Income

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We’ve all got bills to pay and stuff to save for. The salary you make just doesn’t cut it and you’ve gotta find another stream of income. Practically anyone can do the following side hustles, pretty much immediately. Try one out!


If you have a nice(ish) car, you can drive for Lyft and Uber and chauffeur people around town for some extra cash. Don’t have a car or don’t want to put miles on the one you have? Both companies have programs where you can rent a car to drive for them. If you drive enough, the rental fee might even be waived! Sign on when you feel like it and let the dollars roll in!

Interested in driving but not so interested in having strangers in your car? Postmates, Saucey, Caviar, Grubhub, Doordash, and Amazon Flex are all delivery service companies that will hire you to deliver food and other items to peoples homes.

Promo Codes: use the code KELSEY609516 when you apply to drive for Lyft to qualify to earn an extra $320 in your first 30 days. Use the referral when you apply to drive for Postmates to qualify for an extra $100 in your first 30 days.


Rent Out an Extra Room

If you have a spare room and you live in a popular city area, you could rake in some cash on sites like AirBNB, VRBO, and HomeAway. The more amenities in your place and the closer you are to cool places, the more you can earn from travelers from all over the world.

Walk Dogs

Get paid to hang out with dogs and exercise at the same time! Companies like Wag! and Rover offer services from walks to sittings to boardings, and pay pretty well. Just be cautious. You’ll be caring for a living thing for a short period of time and access to strangers homes. It’s a lot of responsibility!

Babysit or Nanny

If you’re good with kids, make a profile on websites like SitterCity and to connect with families who need care services. Moreso than the dog walking, you will be in others homes and caring for tiny humans, so take it seriously!


Tips and discounts on food are always a plus. If you’re cool with being on your feet for long periods of time and you’re great with people, head to a nearby restaurant and earn some extra cash serving! Not as flexible as the other options on this list, but still good and low-stress for the most part.

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If you have something you’re passionate about and you like writing, start a blog and get set up with ad networks and affiliate programs! Work from home on your own schedule and have fun with it!

Peer to Peer Lending

With as little as $25, you can invest money by loaning it to others at a higher interest rate than any other bank. My favorite is LendingClub, because the site is easy to use and is consistent in loans going through and payments being made. About 1% of the time, though, someone doesn’t pay, which is where the risk comes in. I suggest spreading your investments out to avoid a large loss.

Use this link to receive a $25 bonus when you start investing with lending club!

Multilevel Marketing (MLM)

There are tons of people who make their living by working with companies like Avon, Mary Kay, and Herbalife. The key to choosing which is best for you is understanding how they work and the people you’ll be interacting with regularly.


All of these side hustles make pretty good money, and work well with a set schedule if you already have a main job. Try any and all of them and see which works best for you!


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  • Kennedy Lazar

    These are such great tips! And all are easily accessible!

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  • Victoria Lola

    Great. Thanks for sharing x

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  • Danielle @ The Pennies We Saved

    Looking for an MLM was a challenge as it was hard for me to find a business I believed in. So I actually started selling Young Living Essential Oils! Hoping to kick it off soon!

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    • Kelsey

      Thanks for the comment, Danielle! I’m fascinated by the Essential Oils businesses there are out there, and I think a lot of bloggers do Young Living! I personally am with Amway as a side hustle, and I truly credit it to the community I am a part of that is genuine and committed to helping me succeed, it’s definitely all about the experience of the MLM company you choose that makes the difference! Best of luck with your Essential Oils business!

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  • Cristin Frank

    I just did a list of 100 Side Hustles for Teachers on Pampered Teacher – did not include the peer to peer lending, that’s a great one!!

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    • Kelsey

      Thanks for commenting, Cristin! I’m glad you got to learn about a new way to side hustle. I personally love Lending Club!

      Reply to Kelsey
  • Emily

    These are some great ideas! I’m currently working on getting my social media consulting business up and running, as well as wanting to sell illustrations on Etsy!

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  • Kristen

    Thank you for sharing these tips, girl! There are so many side hustle options for some extra income, I personally have an Etsy store and recently started a blog as my side hustle and hope to make them into my full-time job sometime 🙂

    – Kristen

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