Before we dive in, I have one really important question to ask you….
ARE YOU READY TO HUSTLE? Chances are you answered “YES”, which makes me beyond excited that you are here.
I have always had a passion for side hustles. I started my first hustle sophomore year of high school by selling handmade bracelets. Word of mouth quickly spread and soon I had random students and teachers asking me to make them custom bracelets in their favorite colors. As a 15-year-old, I was making decent money for a quick little hobby hustle.
After the bracelets, I moved on to a less glamorous but 100% profit based recycling side hustle my senior year of high school. I collected empty bottles after lunch and recycled them. I even went to the local boxing gym and collected the bottles that would have been thrown away. Believe it or not, there is money to be made in recycling.
While DIY bracelets and recycling didn’t make me rich, it gave me a respect and motivation for having a side hustle. Now-a-days, I have multiple side hustles (blogging, e-commerce business, teaching literature) all while working a desk job. I might be busy, but I love it.
So, back to my original question. Are you ready to hustle?
You are about to read a list of side hustles to choose from that perfectly fit your lifestyle. Even if you’re a high school sophomore, like I was when I got my first start, or if you’re working full-time and looking for some extra cash, you will definitely find a side hustle on this list that works for you.
1. Start a Blog
Blogging is not dead. I repeat, blogging is not dead! There are so many people that make a sustainable and comfortable living just from running a blog. Start by finding a niche that you want to blog about (make sure it’s something you can talk about over and over again), get a hosting platform, start cranking out blog posts, and when you’re ready, monetize!
2. Freelance Writing
Do you have a natural talent for writing? Consider a freelance side hustle. Narrow down what it is that you like to write and do some research on the various outlets that hire freelance writers. This can be blogs, print, marketing companies, websites, articles, etc.
3. Copy Editor
Are you a stickler for grammar? Proofreading and line editing might be for you. Writers, bloggers, educators, and creators have a constant need for editing their articles, posts, books, essays, scripts, and more. Editors can make great money and great lasting relationships.
Audio transcription is in high demand with the amount of content that is being created on a daily basis. Not everyone wants to read an article or watch a video. That’s why so many creators are having their work transcribed. Fiverr is a great place to get started with a transcription side gig.
With the amount of content that is hitting the internet daily, there is no room for errors in articles or e-books. That is why there are so many opportunities for freelance proofreaders. Certain businesses also require proofreaders to review documents and transcripts. Proofreaders can charge great hourly rates and make a comfortable income.
6. Teach Classes Online
Are you specifically educated in a certain subject such as English or math, or do you know a lot about a specific craft? Teach it online! All around the world, there are online classes dedicated to learning languages, school subjects, and various skills. Each class needs a qualified instructor. That could be you.
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Filling out surveys are a quick and easy way to make some money while watching TV or relaxing at home. There are plenty of companies that will pay you in cash or gift cards to complete 5-40 minute surveys. Easy as that!
8. Website/User Tester
Website based companies often find 3rd party strangers to test the user experience of their website. Often, they will give you some specifics of things they want you to pay attention to on their website, and you give them your feedback on your user experience.
9. Sell Clothes Online
Sites like Poshmark make it really easy to take a picture of your new/used unwanted clothes and upload them to a marketplace for shoppers. It really is as simple as snapping a pic and listing your price.
10. Amazon FBA
Amazon has basically taken over the world. Might as well join them. To sell on Amazon FBA, you do need a good chunk of change upfront (don’t trust anyone telling you that it’s possible to start FBA with less than $1,000). If you have the money to start this lucrative side hustle, all you need to do is source a product (likely from China) and get a seller account on amazon.
Even though Amazon is the most popular place to buy anything online, people who sell on eBay are still making a decent amount of money. You can sell new or used products and make a comfortable earning from this side gig.
If you are good at handmade crafts, Etsy is a perfect side hustle for you. Etsy is an extremely popular marketplace to buy and sell unique items that you make yourself. This also allows you to turn your crafting talent into a legitimate business.
Fiverr is a giant marketplace for freelance workers. There is everything from graphic designers to translators to web designers. If you have the knack for anything digital, advertising your freelance work on Fiverr is a great option.
Upwork is another great place to advertise freelance work. Once you become a member of Upwork, you are able to see the type of work a client is looking for, and if you fit that freelance category, you can apply for the gig.
15. Graphic Designer
With everyone building a blog or a website these days, there is no shortage of the need for a graphic designer. You can always advertise yourself on Fiverr or Upwork, but often word of mouth is a great way for a graphic design to get business. The quality of your work will speak for itself!
16. Sell Photos
If you’re any good at photography, sell your photos to a stock website. There are plenty of websites that accept submissions for stock photography. Just do a simple google search and start submitting.
17. Become a Virtual Assistant (VA)
Virtual Assistants are in high demand lately and there are great perks in becoming a VA. You can make your own hours, work from home, set your own rate, and choose your clients. Also, once you get established, you can advertise through word of mouth.
18. Manage Social Media Accounts
Businesses, influencers, and websites usually post on social a minimum of one time a day on all of their social media accounts. Someone has to run these! If you’re good at understanding the dynamics of social media, and if you can come up with good captions, this is a great side hustle.
19. Online Tutor
Just like people need tutors in person, more and more people are turning to online tutors. The benefits of tutoring online are that you don’t have to drive anywhere, you can still set a good rate, and you can tutor from your home.
20. Website Designer
Skill is required for this one, but if you can design websites, there is a huge market available to you. And, you can charge the big bucks for quality work!
21. Teach Online Courses
Education doesn’t just mean going to school and sitting in a classroom. Many people are turning to online courses for learning various topics. If you are a master at a specific topic, literally any topic, create a good quality online course to sell. Some platforms that you can advertise your course on are Teachable and Udemy. If you create an online course, you get to decide how detailed you will be and the amount that you will charge.
22. YouTube Channel
YouTube has given many people careers. If you’re thinking that it’s too late to get into the YouTube game, that is totally untrue. With the way technology is evolving daily, there is space for your content. Over 5 billion YouTube videos are watched DAILY. Let one of them be yours.
HOBBY RELATED HUSTLES
23. Freelance Photographer
If you understand the technicalities of a camera such as shooting in raw, aperture, ISO speed, exposure, etc., and if you have access to a professional camera, a photography side hustle is a great gig. The best part is that you can advertise with friends and family and then slowly build up a clientele of customers for weddings, portraits, and headshots.
24. Music Lessons
Do you play an instrument Can you read notes? Are you able to put together a 30-minute lesson? Do you have patience? Those are some of the qualities needed to teach music lessons. People
If you can effectively explain math, English, science, or any school subject, then tutoring is a great opportunity to make some extra money. It’s common to see a tutor charge anywhere between $20 to $35 an hour.
If your hobby is beauty, becoming an esthetician is a solid and well sought
Are you a good cook? Start a catering gig on the weekends. First, you’ll need to decide on your food specialty and then establish a business model in order to get clients, prepare the food, and serve it. Starting local, with people you know, is a good way to build this weekend hustle.
Cupcakes. Cookies, Cakes. First of all, YUM. Second, turn that baking passion into money. If you can whip up delicious desserts, turn that into a yummy side hustle.
29. Personal Trainer
Are you a gym rat? Do you actually know how to work
While the podcast market might already have a podcast on virtually every topic, no one can copy your voice. If you have something you are passionate about, start a podcast and find your own raving fans.
31. Sell Artwork
Take your photography or paintings to a local farmer’s market or street fair, set up an appealing table, and sell your artwork. You can even start a social media account around your art to build more credibility and buzz for your talent.
32. Dance Lessons
If you can make up choreography and efficiently explain yourself to people, try giving dance lessons. A great place to advertise is in schools. Simply go to the front office and ask them if you can put up your flyers. You’ll be surprised how many people are looking for dance classes.
Many DJs work side gigs on the weekend. Your gear might be a bit of an upfront cost, but a few gigs will pay for itself. If you have the knack for beats and entertainment, DJing might just be your thing.
SKILLS/EDUCATION REQUIRED HUSTLES
34. Notary Public
Notaries are needed every day to certify various documents. You can even notarize from any location you choose. All you need is a one day class and to pass a background check. From there, you essentially get hired as an employee of the Secretary of State and you can start your money-making side hustle.
35. Sports Ref
A sports ref, regardless of any level of sport, first needs to be certified and even licensed. However, once this is done, you can pick up ref gigs in your free time and on the weekend. Refs make good money too!
36. Tax Prep
You don’t need to be a genius to prep taxes, but some training is required. Once you are ready, you can do it seasonally and on your own time. You can also charge a pretty penny depending on how complicated someone’s taxes are.
You don’t need education for this, but skills are required. Alterations are a profitable side business because you get to charge for your time and skill. Once you start getting clients, word of mouth advertising will help you grow your clientele base.
38. Yoga Instructor
To be a yoga instructor, you need to first become certified. Once you have completed the requirements, you can teach a few classes a week as your side gig. You can even hold occasional workshops and community classes.
You don’t need to be a CPA for this, but you should have some accounting classes under your belt. Managing someone’s books can be a great side hustle with a nice fee that you can charge.
40. Event Coordinator
Becoming an event coordinator requires a lot of connections, contacts, and organization. However, if you thrive with this sort of business, setting up a side hustle of coordinating events can be fun, rewarding, and well paying.
41. Edit Videos
Popular content creators are finding that they need to hire editors to make their videos. If you can learn how to edit on
42. Professional Organizer
Did you know there was such a thing as a professional organizer? If you love to clean, tidy, and organize, this is the perfect side hustle for you. If organizing is something that excites and delights you, start your side organizing business with these easy steps! Click here to see how.
43. Computer and Tech Repair
This might come naturally to some people, but most will need some training. With the
CAR REQUIRED HUSTLES
44. Ride Share with Uber or Lyft
By now, almost everyone knows what Uber and Lyft are. This form of rideshare could be making you tons of money. If your car meets the requirements, and if you pass the background test, you can be using your car for the perfect hustle.
45. Uber Eats, Postmates, DoorDash
If you don’t want to deal with people getting into your car, delivering food is another great option. With food delivery, you take all orders through the app, get the food, deliver it to the customer’s door, and receive your tip!
Instacart allows you to grocery shop for customers. There are two options. The first is to be an in-store shopper and simply collect all the food items. The second option is to collect the items and drive them to the customer’s house. Both options bring in great money.
47. Rent Your Car
If you have a car that you are not using or a car you rarely use, consider renting it out. There are services that allow you to rent your car to rideshare drivers or people visiting your city. Easy money.
48. Advertise on Your Car
There are companies that will actually pay you to put an advertisement on your car and drive around. If your going to drive around, might as well be paid for it.
PROPERTY REQUIRED HUSTLES
More people are ditching hotels and renting Airbnb’s for their overnight accommodations when traveling. If you have a spare bedroom or even property you own, put it on the Airbnb marketplace. It’s estimated that you can make more money through Airbnb than simply renting monthly.
51. Vacation Property
If you own a property or can afford to invest in one that is in a prime vacation location, you can be making good money by renting it out during the travel season. There are plenty of logistics that go into this, and various cities have rules on vacation homes, but once that’s all figured out, it’s a passive income side gig.
52. Rental Property
Own a house that you aren’t living in? Rent it out. If it isn’t in a good location for Airbnb, and if it’s not ideal as a vacation home, find some reliable renters and watch the money roll in.
53. Property Manager
Properties that are used for Airbnb or vacation homes need a property manager. Lots of people like to hire someone to manage their property and handle all logistics and issues that arise. It’s a great opportunity for a side hustle!
LABOR REQUIRED HUSTLES
If you’re up for doing some physical labor such as moving furniture, home repairs, cleaning, assembling furniture, and so on, then sign yourself up for TaskRabbit.
Are you a strong swimmer? Become a certified lifeguard and work at your local swimming pool or nearby college or you can offer swim lessons.
56. Clean Pools
Do your neighbors’ own pools? Offer them a flat fee to clean their pool once a week on the weekend. A few clients will make you
57. Clean Houses
You can start by offering to clean your neighbor’s houses and build up your clientele through word of mouth. You can also negotiate how deep of a clean you are willing to do and which rooms of the house you are willing to clean.
58. Mow Lawns
Yet another side hustle you can start in your neighborhood. If you have access to a lawnmower, offer to mow your neighbor’s lawns for a flat fee twice a month.
59. Wash Cars
Get yourself some soap, rags, and access to a hose and you have a car washing side hustle. Easy as that!
Get a side gig working with a gardener or offer to water your neighbor’s lawns/gardens each week. Either way, you can do this hustle on the weekends!
61. Babysitter / Nanny
If you can prove to be a good babysitter or nanny, job security is really solid. There is also decent pay involved with babysitting. This side hustle allows you the chance to really bond with a family and the kids you will be looking after. If you don’t know any families with kids, sign up for a site like care.com to become a recommended babysitter.
There are sites such as housesitter.com that lets you list yourself as a professional housesitter. Some people leave their house for weeks at a time and they feel better knowing someone is watching after their house. Sign up for housesitting so you can be the one watching someone’s house.
63. Pet Sitter
People love their pets, there is no doubt about that! When they have to leave town and their
64. Dog Walking
This is a great hustle because you can work in the mornings, afternoons, or weekends. Surprisingly, dog walkers can get paid a lot of money per hour, just for going on a walk. Seriously, this is a great side hustle.
65. Assist the Elderly
If you are good with the elderly, consider a side hustle spending time in a retirement home. You can visit with the elderly, plan games for them, or assist them physically. There is likely background work that goes into this, but it’s so worth it and rewarding.
66. Background Actor
67. Voice Over Work
Do you have a good voice? What about a unique, strong, or energetic voice? Voice acting is a great, fun gig that you can do for easy money. There are plenty of sites to list yourself for work and it’s as easy as recording yourself reading a script.
68. Sell DIY Bodycare Products
The DIY movement is so powerful. If you are a part of that movement, try making your product in bulk and selling it. You can go to the farmer’s markets or list them for sale online.
69. Interior Designer
This is a fun weekend side hustle for those people who have ‘the eye’. You can great creative with this side hustle and decorate not only houses but weddings, dorms, and office spaces.
70. Freelance Makeup Artist
If you are good at makeup, you can offer your services for weddings, photoshoots, fashion shows, portraits, proms, and so much more. You don’t even need to be a professional. All you need is the skill and the makeup.