Whether you want to make a little extra cash or you dream of the day you can put in your two-week notice at work, there are many side hustles to choose from. When you pick the right one, it has the potential to stop being a side hustle and it can become your new full-time gig.
Common side hustles in today’s economy include driving for Uber or Lyft, delivering food, and babysitting, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that’s all you can do. There are many more side hustles you may not have considered that can help you earn a little extra cash.
Become a Tutor
Using your car to pick up passengers or deliver food is convenient, but it isn’t meaningful work. If you want to develop meaningful connections with other people and you want to feel like you’re making a difference, consider becoming a tutor.
Tutoring online as a side hustle has increased in popularity over the years, and with good reason. Not only is a great option for those who like working with people, it gives you the chance to practice your skills, and it looks great on a resume.
There are many topics you can tutor. Language is a popular one. In some cases, you may not even need to know the tutee’s language. You can tutor them in English without learning another language yourself.
Math is another popular topic, but you can also tutor young kids in reading. You could even tutor others when they’re learning important skills, like fixing cars or using a sewing machine. Think about what you like to do, what you’re good at, and see if you can help someone else learn that skill.
A resume should do more than simply state your name, your education, and your work history. A professional resume utilizes the right format and it uses the right language, without being too long or too short. Getting it right can be difficult, and with so many people competing for the same job in some fields, recruiters may dump your resume in the trash before they even look at it if it doesn’t stand out.
When you learn the tips and tricks of an effective resume, you can not only make your resume better, you can charge others to make their resume look great too. When you get good at it, you can edit multiple resumes each day in very little time, which makes it a good money-making opportunity.
Manage Some Else’s Social Media
Love posting on social media? Not everyone does! It can be especially difficult for influencers and businesses that have multiple accounts. It isn’t uncommon for businesses to post on all major platforms including:
If you like managing your own social media accounts, you may want to consider starting a social media management business on the side. Getting positive engagement takes some skill, that when fostered, can enable you to manage multiple accounts and make quite a bit of extra money. It even has the potential to become your new full-time gig if you get good enough at it!
Sell Downloadable Content
Having a side hustle can be a lot of work. That’s true when you create downloadable content, at first, but unlike other gigs that require you to go on the clock every day, selling downloadable content is something that pays off over time.
Creating something like invitation templates, sewing patterns, guides, or craft projects will take a lot of time upfront, but once you have created your downloadable content, the only thing you have to do is promote it. Your content can be downloaded over and over again with very little work on your part, providing you with a passive stream of income.
Create an eBook
Downloadable content is one great way to provide yourself with a passive stream of income, but it isn’t your only option. You can also consider creating an eBook!
eBooks are a great way to share a skill or get your audience interested in something else you do, like a blog or a lifestyle website. Because they are low-cost, people are more likely to buy your eBook and check it out, and with the help of the internet, your eBook can reach thousands of readers, providing you with a sizeable income.
If you fancy yourself more of a writer and want your work to stand for itself, you can also write traditional fiction or non-fiction books and offer them as eBooks.
Rent Out Your Car
You probably already know that you can rent out a room in your house—or your whole house!—but did you know you can also rent out your car?
Multiple car-sharing apps enable you to rent out your car just like you would a room in your home. This enables you to make money off of your car, all without having to drive people or goods around town yourself.
Worried about damage? Using a reputable app can help. For example, Truro has an extensive list of requirements, as well as a $1 million liability insurance policy and damage protection plans.
Rent Out Other Items
The items you can rent out don’t stop at your car! Although renting an Airbnb or your car are the most popular, there are plenty of other things you can rent out to earn extra cash.
Just a few include:
- High-end clothing
- Sewing machine
- Camera equipment
- Bathrooms during local events
Tools are especially popular items for people to rent. Instead of having to buy a table saw or a nail gun, you can rent these items out to people who are working on one-off projects.
There are more options than ever before if you’re considering a side hustle. If you don’t want to sit in your car for hours every week, consider one of the ideas on this list. If you choose something you enjoy and you work hard at it, you could even turn it into a new career!