22 Side Hustles You Can Start Today
There are almost infinite ways to make money, but sometimes we just can’t think of ideas which apply to us. So, to help you out, I’ve compiled a list of 22 side hustles you can start today!
No matter what your skill, age, or current financial situation, there should be at least one idea on this list to help you make some extra cash.
Online Side Hustling Ideas
#1 Sell your stuff! eBay and Amazon are both excellent places to sell your stuff. I suggest going to garage sales or estate sales and finding valuable items and then selling those items on eBay for a profit. (fees may apply)
#2 Fiverr is a micro-selling site which allows you to sell all kinds of random projects, from creative design to simply recording a testimonial for a business. If you can do it, you can sell it.
#3 Swagbucks is a site that pays you to do all sorts of various tasks like taking surveys, watching videos or just searching the internet. We have seen moderate success with this, and the rewards can add up fast. Use this link, and we both get $5!
#4 Fill out surveys. If you find yourself with some spare time and a device with an internet connection (unlikely, right?), you could spend it filling out surveys. Here are some of the most popular survey sites:
#5 Freelancing – There are tonnes of opportunities for freelance work online. You can join a site like UpWork, or even create your own site.
#6 Create an online course – Fulfill the inner teacher inside you, and teach online with sites like Udemy. You can basically teach whatever you want, and charge what you like, too!
#7 Become a Virtual Assistant – Do you enjoy writing, social media, and blogging but have no interest in starting your own blog? You can become a virtual assistant and help people and businesses run their sites and social media accounts.
#8 Sell on Etsy – If you’re creative, you should take a look at selling your arts and crafts on Etsy. You’d be surprised what people buy and sell on Etsy, give it at try!
#9 Online Consulting – If you have some skills other people might be looking for, you can also become a coach or consultant. Clarity.fm is a great place to start, you get paid by the minute for hopping on a consulting call.
Offline Side Hustling Ideas
#10 Catering – Only want to hustle on Friday and Saturday nights? You can work for a catering company, as they are usually hiring for the weekend events.
#11 Computer Repair – If you’re tech savvy, this is an easy one. It’s not hard finding someone who is having a hard time with their computer, just start with friends and neighbors.
#12 Tutor – This one is ideal for post-secondary school students. If you have already taken a few classes in your major, you can share your knowledge with others in need.
#13 Clean – If you like to clean, this is easy money. Start off with smaller projects, and eventually, you can partner with your friends and tackle larger projects.
#14 Baby-sitting – You can easily earn over $100 per night with this gig!
#15 Dog Walking – You get exercise (and money), and the dog gets exercise – it’s a win-win.
#16 Movie Extra – I can speak from experience on this one. If a movie or TV show is being filmed near you, see if you can get in as an extra. They pay you upwards of $200 to stand in the background of a movie set.
#17 Painting Service – There are a lot of people out there who do not enjoy painting (myself included), and are willing to pay someone else to do it. It’s not easy, but it can pay well.
#18 Shoveling Snow – As if we don’t do enough of that already, eh?
#19 Handyman – If you have a knack for home repair, this is a good one for you.
#20 Landscaping – There are a lot of entrepreneurs in this industry, and it’s a great way to make some extra cash. Just walk around your neighborhood and knock on doors.
These ideas are a bit different than the hustles you see above. They are more entrepreneurship-based and can lead to steady income if you do them well.
#21 Rent on AirBNB – If you’re away a lot, you can rent out your home on AirBNB. It’s a great way to help pay for your vacation. You can also rent out your spare room if you don’t mind a stranger living with you.
You can also use AirBNB as an alternative to traditional hotels. You often get way more ‘bang for your buck’, and there are some multi-$million apartments for as little as $100/night! Use this link to get $50 towards your first stay! (That’s huge!)
#22 Become an Uber Driver – Here is another hustle where you can choose your own hours. All you need is some time and a Car (and be over the age of 21).