If you are anything like me, you have spent hours upon hours on Pinterest searching for ways to make money from home. I read blog after blog, article after article trying to find the perfect fit for me. Unfortunately, quitting my day job isn’t exactly an option, so I typed “ways to make money without quitting your day job”. One of the first pins that popped up was regarding Side Hustles, or things you can do on the *side* to make extra money. Thus why it is called a side hustle.
I found there were an unlimited number of ways a person can go about making money on the side of their day jobs, and I will list a few that I personally have tried or I know are legitimate.
*Disclaimer: Please note that none of these things will make you rich overnight. Each of these will take time and effort to make money, but will provide you with extra money*
Of course, a blog post about blogging as a side hustle. I know, I know. I have done plenty of research regarding making money on blogs, and it is totally possible. I have read many income reports from other bloggers that can make six figures from blogging full time, or even blogging part time making as much as they do at their full time jobs. Keep your eyes peeled for a post that goes into further detail about making money blogging.
Selling things on eBay, Amazon, and Craigslist can be a very lucrative way to make money as a side hustle. I have a family friend that supplements her income since being retired by simply selling things on eBay. She researches products that are high in demand, and purchases them for low prices, thus making profit in the difference she sells the product for compared to the price she bought it for.
3. Swagbucks and Inbox Dollars
Both of these sites offer money for certain tasks you complete on their app. Download the app, and you can begin earning for watching videos, searching the web, answering surveys, as well as trying out apps. Inbox dollars even offers you $5 for signing up.
4. Driving with Uber and Lyft
If you live in an urban area or big city, you could possibly drive with Uber or Lyft to make some extra cash. You sign up under either company (make sure to read the stipulations for your car and insurance) and receive notifications when someone in your area needs a ride. You can work as little or as much as you want, making your income potential unlimited!
5. Pet Sitting
This is actually one of my favorite side hustles as I love animals, and this is pretty self exclamatory just watching other people’s pets for them while they are at work or on vacation. The best thing is you can set your own rate, either by hour or by day.
Much along the lines of pet sitting, instead of watching pets, you are watching kids. You set your hourly rate and babysit children while parents are at work. You can either work at their home or yours. This can also be a great for stay at home moms that already have children at home. Care.com can help you find families in your area looking for babysitting services.
7. Freelance Writing
Freelance writing means being hired as a subcontractor to write for a company or individual. This could mean writing blog posts, resume writing, and writing content for websites. The best sites to find freelance are Freelancer, Gigwalk, and Fiverr.
These are just a few side hustle ideas that you can do in addition to your day job. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask, as well if you have any further ideas to add to this post, let me know!
Happy Money Making!