We’re no longer in the era of working a day job only. There are so many unconventional but legitimate options. More jobs means more ways to make and earn money. If you have a day job, no worries, you can still earn some extra money by taking on a side hustle! Here are a few great ways to make some money on the side.
If you’re good at art and have some computer skills then try your hand at being a freelance graphic designer. You can do work for small businesses or large corporations, it just depends on your skill set and the time you’re willing to put in!
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention starting a blog. While it may be slow at first, the more users the get, the more you will make on advertisements.
If you love crafting, then start your own Etsy store or Amazon distributor account. You can market your crafts and products online and make money doing what you love!
For those of you who live in a nice part of town or a town with lots of pools, become a pool cleaner! It may not be the most glamorous work, but it pays well and people with pools usually tip well.
You could also start up a small landscape or maintenance company. You can mow lawns, prune trees, trim bushes, and so much more. Plus, people pay well for yardwork done right.
If you have some accountant skills, then become a bookkeeper for a local company. It’s usually something that doesn’t require much time or effort (depending on the size of the company), and if you’ve ever balanced a budget before then you can probably do this.
Look online for a tech support position you can do! Apple and Amazon are just a few companies that hire remote tech support agents every now and then to answer their customers’ needs.
The website Upwork allows you to do virtual work in tons of different fields. You could be organizing schedules one week then making appointments for business people the next.
Put your writing skills to work by becoming a freelance writer! The work usually starts out slow (although there are some sites you can use to get started), but if you build a good reputation then you can secure big jobs and make big money.
There are numerous websites and companies that will hire you as an online tutor. It could be in a specific skill you have or, if you speak English, you could teach people in other countries how to speak English!
Try to get a part time job at a fancy golf course. You could do anything from retrieving golf balls to managing the club’s bar. The great thing about this job is the tips, since they’re usually pretty big.
If you’re able to build a reputation as responsible, you could make a nice wad of cash as a babysitter. This is a nice job because you can decide when and for how long you want to work.
For those of you with some barber or stylist skills, start cutting hair from your home. If possible, set a little room off just for cutting hair (to look more professional), but that’s not necessary.
The website Fiverr gives you the chance to complete or offer tasks for $5. It’s not a lot each gig, but you can make quite a bit if you’re able to get into a niche.
For all you pet lovers out there, become a pet sitter! You get paid to play with animals, so there’s not much of a better job out there.
Hire yourself out as a personal chef if you have some skills in the kitchen. Once you get a portfolio of clients built up, it should be pretty easy to maintain (and make money doing it!).
Lots of websites and companies are looking for cheap but qualified people to do their editing. If you have an eye for grammar and editing, then this is a good job to try.
Do you love dogs, exercise, and being outside? Then you need to be a dog walkers. It’s all the fun of having a dog to walk, but you get paid for it!
For places where the winters are bad, you could offer snow removal services. With lots of small jobs, the money adds up quickly.
If you get quick and efficient, you can make quite a bit of money through online survey sites. Some only deal in gift cards or discounts, so choose sites carefully!
Offer your spare bedroom on Airbnb and watch the money easily roll in! Plus, you’ll get to make friends from all over the place.
This is pretty traditional for college students, but you could donate plasma to make money. It actually pays pretty well, around $60 each time you donate (depending on where you live).
Become an Uber or Lyft driver and you’ll be able to make money pretty quickly. Plus, you get to drive around and see the city, which is always a plus.
If you’re a professional masseuse, you can consider turning a room or floor of your home into a little spa! You can offer your services at a competitive rate, too, since you won’t have to pay rent for a space!
Try your hand at ghostwriting to make some money! It’s like freelance, but what you write isn’t attributed to you (it’s written in place of someone else. Hence the “ghost” part).
You could be a mystery shopper and earn $10 to $30 per visit. Mystery shoppers are paid by companies to use their services or buy their product and then rate the overall shopping experience. Beware of scams, though.
Whip out your camera, take some pictures, and you may be able to make some nice cash! You can do all sorts of photography, and can even sell pictures you took on your iPhone.
Try washing windows for a few months. Believe it or not, this is actually a really good way to make money. People either don’t want to or don’t know how to professionally wash their own windows, so you can charge a good price for this service.
You can also wash cars for people, too. It’s another job people usually don’t like to do, but a well hand-washed car is worth a pretty penny.
For those of you with decorating skills, offer them up for interior decoration consultations. This job is fun because you get to tell people how to make their house look good and buy nice things!
If the weather gets really hot or really cold in your town or city and you live near a community center or a place with heavy foot traffic, then sell cold or hot beverages! It may be a small amount of profit for each drink, but you can make quite a bit with lots of sales.
You could be a pet groomer and get paid to wash, clean, and dress up cute animals! That sounds like a pretty fun job to me!
If you’re gifted in the kitchen, then consider selling your baked goods and other treats. You’ll want to keep your distribution small (and probably just to family and friends), or else you can run into licensing issues.
Did you know you can turn your car into a moving ad and make money? Places like WrapMatch will send you ads to put on your car, you drive it around, and you make money!
There are lots of people who are either unable or too busy to go shopping for things like groceries. You can become a personal shopper for them and run those errands for them!
Make some money by having an occasional yard sale. You can also go to local yard sales and find hidden jewels in other people’s things that you can touch up and sell for a profit.
Try a job as a waiter or waitress at a fancy restaurant.. While the pay might not be good, the tips are for sure going to compensate!
Become an online couch by offering up any skills or talents you may have. You can become an online counselor, therapist, pep talk giver, life coach, etc. The options are endless, as long as you have experience.
By publishing an eBook, you not only save money by not printing, you also get royalties every time someone buys your book! That’s a pretty sweet deal.
If you don’t like waking up in the morning, then get a job as a newspaper deliverer. It’s nice and calming plus you get some good tips sometimes.
Sell your cleaning services and offer to clean people’s home for a price! You can set your own terms for what kind of cleaning you do and how much your pay is, so it’s pretty flexible.
If you know a lot of nice travel tips and locations, then start a travel agency! You can help friends, families, and others plan their next vacation at the best price for a small fee (and then work up from there).
Lots of people rag on networking marketing (sometimes called pyramid schemes), but they’re not all bad. Obviously do your research first and, if you get in at the right time, you can actually make quite a bit of money in this.
Offer to teach music lessons to people in your neighborhood or others you know for a small price. You get to choose what ages you teach plus getting paid to play music should be fun.
This is a job you usually have to know the person really well for, but you can get paid to be a house sitter. You pretty much just make sure someone’s house is safe and clean while they’re away on vacation.
For those of you with web skills, become a freelance website designer. You can help anyone from small businesses to local schools or bigger. The jobs are really endless with this skillset.
Planning weddings can be stressful, so being someone’s wedding planner has a high price tag attached to you. You take care of all the details and get paid to plan a party!
If you’re bigger than the average person, you could offer your services as a security guard. You’d need to be able to actually kick or keep people out, though, so make sure you’re cut out for the job.
Lots of apartment complex owners are looking for property managers. You can offer up your services to take care of the place for a price!
There are always people moving in and out, so start a side moving business. It’s pretty easy to get the word out, and everyone appreciates not having to lift heavy boxes.
Lots of companies hire people to be website testers. You pretty much click around on a website and tell them how user friendly it was and if any buttons or links weren’t working.
If you know some sort of skilled labor (like plumbing) you can offer your services at a time and price that works for you. This is often cheaper than an actual company because you only have to worry about yourself.
During summer months, you can work as a lifeguard and get paid up to $20 an hour. That’s not too bad, considering you just sit around and tan for most of the job probably.
If you know your way around a gym, then you can become a personal trainer. You get to pick and choose your clients, so you don’t have to work with anyone you don’t want to.