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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.
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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.
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 Care.com 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.
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!