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Could you use extra cash in your pocket?

We all could-- and the best part is that making money on the side has never been easier.

From reselling products to charging scooters during your spare time, there's something for everyone to enjoy and inflate their wallets while they're at it.

Here are 95 side hustles you can start today.

1. Uber/Lyft

Got a car? You’ve got access to the ultimate side-gig.

On your commute to work, after work, or after dropping the kids off at school-- you can run this side-gig anywhere it fits in your schedule.

Get strangers where they need to be and earn a flat ride fee plus tips.

Early morning riser or night owl, Uber is convenient for anyone looking to make some quick cash.

2. DoorDash/Postmates

People get hungry and lazy at the same time, which is why there’s such a huge market for food delivery in general.

Similar to other ride-sharing apps, you’re using your phone to fulfill customer demands. 

Through your app, you’ll receive customer orders, pick up food, and drop it off to a destination set by the customer. 

No car? No problem. Food delivery couriers can often get by with a scooter or bicycle.

3. Task Rabbit

Getting household tasks done on a whim no longer requires a pre-set appointment after calling around town.

As a Tasker, you’ll help people with everyday tasks like mounting a TV, moving out of their home, general cleaning, and much more.

You get flexibility and versatility through the work you do while making some decent cash. 

Win-win for all.

4. Sell items on Craigslist

We’ve all got some junk laying around that we swear we’ll put to use eventually until the time comes to get rid of it.

Used clothing, shoes, toys, video games-- there’s somebody out there willing to pay for your old stuff and an entire online marketplace dedicated to selling it.

You’d be surprised at what’s selling on Craigslist these days.

Peruse your daily classified section to gauge how much things are going for in your local area.

5. Airbnb

You don’t need a vast real estate portfolio or even an extra rental home to take advantage of the 150 million user platform. 

In fact, you can rent out a spare bedroom in your home for weary travelers or even look into renting your entire home to pay down debt or build up a savings account.

This option has become increasingly popular as hosts use income generated from Airbnb to pay off mortgages sooner or essentially live in their homes rent-free. 

Make sure you do your research regarding your state/county laws/legal implications before turning to this option.

airbnb statistics

6. Manage Airbnb rentals as a co-host

Even those who don’t have a spare room or home to rent out can still make money with Airbnb!

Making money on Airbnb doesn’t come without its time and financial expenses. 

Constant cleaning is required to keep the property up to standards. Plus, things tend to break or need repairs.

Hosts with multiple properties and busy schedules can outsource the property management aspect to a co-host. Airbnb allows up to 3 co-hosts for a single listing.

As a co-host, you’ll oversee the upkeep and management of the property while being an excellent guide for your guests.

7. Complete surveys

You can make money by killing time online and completing surveys.

Surveys encompass a wide range of industries from health to parenting.

The time needed to complete a survey also varies, as does the amount you’re paid after completing one.

You won’t get rich doing it, but it’s a nice incentive to get your morning coffee run covered.

Some of my favorite survey sites include Surveyjunkie.com and Swagbucks.com

8. Tutor

Everyone’s an expert at something.

Math, selling to shmucks, or communicating with monkeys?

If you’re also good at turning complex ideas into digestible pieces for others, the art of teaching may be for you.

College students are notoriously busy and securing the tutoring they need can be difficult.

San Bernardino Valley College collected their own data and found that only 23% of students utilized on-campus tutor programs.

Yet students who enrolled in a tutoring program experienced an overall success rate 7% higher than those not enrolled in a program.

These findings are indicative that expanding tutoring services both on and off of college campuses would be beneficial for college students. 

Offer your services both online and in-person to maximize your earning potential and increase accessibility to students.

Sites like tutor.com and varsitytutor.com are also great resources to expand your client base.

9. Babysitter

Chances are you know somebody with a little terrorizer who is all too eager to disappear for an evening out.

So make some cash while entertaining those little angels.

Finger paint, movies, baking, board games-- are you having fun yet?

Truth be told, babysitting can net you some serious side dough.

In San Francisco California, babysitters can make $20 per hour or more.

10. Walk dogs

Dogs need exercise too, even more so than humans!

If you love playing with dogs and simply being around them, becoming a dog walker is your perfect side hustle.

Focusing Future notes that dog ownership is rapidly expanding across the entire globe as overall birth rates decline, especially in countries like China and Saudi Arabia.

This means your dog walking business can potentially be a global side hustle you can take with you anywhere you go!

Finding the time to take a furry friend for a walk can be challenging, especially for busy families and professionals, but that’s where you come in!

Offer day boarding and extended dog-sitting to make more money and spend even more time with your new pals.

dog owner statistics

11. Focus groups

Ever wanted to test and give your opinions on products, companies, and services before they even go live?

Focus groups assess consumer demand and are helpful for marketing and research purposes.

You can become a participant in a study by either applying to studies in-person or online

You’ll participate in a guided discussion hosted by a panel moderator and give your opinions when requested.

Easiest cash ever.

12. Garage sale

What’s the next most logical step a person takes after doing some thorough spring cleaning?

A garage sale, of course!

So lay out all your old books, vinyls, crewnecks, and memento mugs. Time to see what crazy offers you get.

13. Thrifting

Thrift shops are awesome because you can find vintage and retro articles of clothing to bring back a long-forgotten trend or just take some trendy social media photos.

They’re also an online reseller’s gold mine. 

Whatever cool thread you find, you can mark it up for 2-3x the profits. 

Post your products on eBay, Amazon, Poshmark, or your favorite buy/sell app for easy local sales.

14. YouTube channel

YouTube has definitely evolved as a vital social media platform to utilize for content and traffic alongside all other online marketing.

Vlogs, tutorials, reviews-- you can produce your favorite type of content exclusively on YouTube and repurpose it everywhere else. 

YouTube also makes monetization easy for even the average joe.

As G2 finds in their article, you’ll need 1,000 subs and 4,000 watched video hours to be considered for YouTube’s Partner Program.

15. Personal shopper

A love for fashion and a flair for shopping include some of the main requirements of the job.

Business owners and jet-setting entrepreneurs may have a mind for business but definitely not a sense of dressing the part. 

As a personal shopper, you’ll take charge of your client’s wardrobe and construct the perfect outfits to fit their personality and look. 

Don’t be afraid to let your talent shine, but definitely consult your client before trying anything too crazy!

personal shopper

16. Sell on Etsy

Etsy is the go-to place for anything monogrammed, artsy decorative pieces for your home, and tons more that you didn’t really need but thought it would look amazing on the fireplace.

People use Etsy to hunt for personalized gifts, mementos, and decorations. 

A homemade item is just that much more special and thoughtful instead of a tired old gift card.

Consider yourself an artsy person? Start an Etsy shop and get paid for your crafts.

17. Freelance writing

Have a way with words? 

Perhaps such a way that businesses would spend money on in the hopes of you producing the highest converting piece of marketing copy known to man?

In all honesty, good writing is rare nowadays and more businesses recognize that. 

Think the world of freelance writing is over-saturated? Think again!

According to Hubspot, over 55% of marketers view content creation as a top inbound marketing strategy.

As online marketing becomes essential in today's day and age and more businesses pop up, they're going to need people who understand the power of the written word for overall marketing.

You can get paid for writing blog posts, articles, guides, web copy, and more!

Specialize in a lucrative niche to really rake in the dough.

18. Personal trainer

A new year arriving means a spike in gym membership purchases and increased demand for specialized fitness training.

This is good news for personal trainers.

As people manage to fit exercise around their schedule, offering sessions at odd and late hours works well.

You’ll work on a schedule that fits best for you and your clients.

You can even offer more personalized access to your clients by building up your presence on all social media platforms.

19. Movie/TV extra

You could be working on the set of your favorite movie or TV show close to some of the biggest names in the industry.

All of those people you see milling about in the background?

Chances are most of them are paid background actors.

Simply create a profile on a background actor casting site like mycastingfile.com and start searching for local background work near you.

20. Donate plasma

Give a bit of your life-saving juice and you’ll get paid something for your troubles. Sounds good?

Plasma is the clear liquid portion of blood that brings nutrients from one part of your body to another. 

So it’s not the typical red stuff at a blood drive that you’ll be giving away here.

Spend 1-2 hours of your time and you can pull anywhere from $20-$50 from a single donation.

plasma donation

21. Virtual Assistant/VA

Those who are native to admin work may find welcome and enjoyable relief while working as a part-time VA.

VA’s are often well-versed in a variety of areas so you could be doing a number of different things with each new client you sign.

Working with clients from many different timezones offers you time and financial flexibility.

You can book travel, return phone calls, answer emails, and post to social media platforms-- all from your computer at home.

22. MLM/Direct sales

If you absolutely love a product and its benefits, why not introduce others to it for the chance to make money?

This is exactly what you do in the direct sales (multi-level marketing) industry.

Some of the oldest companies have even been around since the late 1800’s.

With the advent of social media, promoting an MLM business has never been easier.

 But that also means staying on top of the competition is even more fierce.

23. Start a blog

Yes, people still read blogs. 

So don’t worry, there’s definitely someone out there who will read what you have to say.

Yet what many don’t know is that you can actually make money from a little blog, even if you don’t plan on creating a business from it.

Bloggers can also offer their blogging services to other businesses.

Oozle Media found that over 47% of buyers view 3-5 pieces of content before making contact with a company.

Having high-quality and well-written blog posts on a company site establishes this trust, helps with organic rank, and leads customers through your sales funnel more efficiently.

To monetize your own blog, Amazon Affiliates is a good place to start  until you have enough traffic to qualify for other ad affiliate programs.

24. Rent your car with Turo

Turo is a side hustle that adds an aspect of passive income. 

You can make money with your car-- without ever using your car. 

With Turo, you rent your car out and make it available for others to use for outings, appointments, and trips. 

Talk about making money in your sleep.

25. Sell bouquets for special events

Birthdays, graduations, weddings-- flowers are usually a huge staple for nearly all types of events. They’re either strewn about in decoration or given away as a bouquet.

Assemble different arrangements and use social media to promote your products for major events and milestones.

Corporate offices focused on client services are also keen on floral displays.

26. Notary Public

Requirements vary state by state, but the process to become a notary public isn’t too complex. 

In California, you just need to be over eighteen years old and pass a written exam.

Though notaries can work in many different settings such as a bank or real estate title office, many choose the self-employed route for the high level of flexibility the career affords them.

Notaries perform a number of jobs so you won’t get bored if you prefer a change in scenery.

In fact opportunities for notaries continue to expand as 22 states and counting have chosen to implement remote notarization, where notarization takes place online via webcam instead of in-person.

CA notary public requirements

27. TV mounting

Buying a TV is the easy part, but mounting it perfectly isn’t always a cookie-cutter process.

You’d be surprised at how many people are willing to forego the painful mounting process entirely and pay you $100 instead to take care of it for them.

The amount you charge will depend on the size of the television.

28. Baking

Baked goods are the perfect spread for every event. 

Cupcakes, muffins, cookies-- America’s got a sweet tooth for soft and chewy treats. 

Sell them at local markets and local events to generate buzz and build your business in all areas.

Make ‘em low-carb or vegan to attract a larger niched client base.

29. Teach a course in-person

Knowledge is power, as we never really stop learning. 

Online course enrollments for higher education have continued to soar, signifying that older and busier adults are making time for further education.

In-person workshops can help aid your student’s understanding, especially if you’re teaching something more hands-on.

It also gives you the chance to get out in the local scene and make new connections.

30. Pick up trash

Picking up after other people’s messes might just be the best way of getting paid.

Though nice in principle, the reality is that most people don’t throw away their trash. The result?

Parking lots and public spaces are overflowing with garbage. 

Property management companies and tenants of the building are undoubtedly looking for someone to clean up.

pick up trash side hustle

31. Sperm donor

Sorry ladies, this one’s just for the guys.

Scoffed at as a joke, men can seriously earn decent income from giving families hope, to the tune of $400-$600 per month.

A single acceptable sample is worth close to $150. 

Get your groceries covered once per month and still have some left over for a night out.

32. Sell printed T-shirts

T-shirts are often the default everyday clothing people don when they’re not exactly sure what to wear. So they’re extremely popular in that aspect.

As consumers enjoy more disposable income, T-shirt purchases have made a comeback!

Globe News Wire expects the custom T-shirt industry to flourish at an estimated $10 billion valuation through 2025.

There are so many platforms that allow you to design your own T-shirts for super low start-up costs, including teespring.com and printful.com.

Keep in mind the cost of shipping and handling when finalizing your t-shirt sticker price.

33. Kid's sports coach

Most of us have fond memories of the little league sports we played.

Sports and other extracurricular activities play an integral role in childhood development and maturity. 

Schools and other independent organizations are often hunting for new coaching staff especially considering a large number of established coaches desire to leave the profession based on a survey conducted by Forbes.

Basketball, baseball, volleyball-- whatever sport you love, pass on your passion to the new generation.

34. Bookkeeper

A business’s financial records reveal critical information such as revenue, losses, and expenses. 

Business owners are often saddled with other things, usually passing off their bookkeeping to a skilled bookkeeper.

Obtain a Quickbooks certification and purchase the software you need to start creating accurate financial records for your client.

35. Computer repair

Computers have become a large part of many of our daily lives. 

Most professions require at least some interaction with a computer to perform essential job functions.

Yet the inner-workings of computers continue to stumble many, who call on experts to troubleshoot.

If taking apart a computer piece by piece, diagnosing its issues, and repairing it tickles your fancy, chances are many local businesses would be more than willing to give you a call.

36. Craigslist gigs section

Need short-term gigs for extra cash flow?

Browse Craigslist’s “gigs” section for some out-of-the-box immediate jobs. 

You’ll find general moving and repair work, research studies, and focus group panels among the trove of gigs out there.

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37. Customer service agent

After-hours and last-minute questions seem to pop up at the most opportune times-- namely when the business is closed after regular business hours.

Local businesses value all the leads they can get (I should know!), so losing out on customer calls only ends up hurting business in the long run.

As a customer service agent, you’ll take over calls and messages after a specified time frame to ensure customers are always able to access a live person.

38. Sugar baby

Don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it, this is actually a legitimate side hustle.

Sugar dating is an arrangement where a well-off, usually older, person dates another (typically much,much younger) person in exchange for compensation and monetary support. 

Some have even claimed to make more than $500 from a single date.

Personal accommodations that sugar babies and their partners remain entirely up to the couple’s discretion. 

Seekingarrangement.com is a popular site for those seeking a sugar relationship.

39. DJ

Good music is appreciated at nearly every event you attend, whether it’s a wedding, baby shower, or birthday party.

Keep the party going by lending your master mixing skills to local events.

Interact with your crowd and read their body language to match the atmosphere.

If you don’t yet have your own equipment, many places allow you to rent out DJ equipment to use.

40. Home inspector

During the home-buying process, home inspectors come out to assess the structure and foundation of a home in its entirety.

A thorough home inspection can make all the difference between closing the sale of a home and finding a new potential buyer.

The entire home inspection process is absolutely vital, both for buyers and sellers. Homes.com claims that a proper home inspection can save buyers on average $14,000 for a single home.

As a home inspector, you’ll travel to local cities and inspect a home’s HVAC and electrical systems, attic, basement, and much more. 

home inspection checklist

41. Translator

Knowing another language not only allows you to communicate with diverse groups of people, it also arms you with a killer money-making skill.

Global exchange has reached an entirely new level, thanks to the accessibility of the Internet. More connected than ever, the translation industry is forecast to hit a $56 billion valuation in the coming years.

To expand reach, businesses often include marketing materials in the target language. 

Translation services are also often needed by individuals navigating educational, legal, and medical services.

Writing, editing, and pure translation encompass the bulk of work available for translators to snag.

42. Host trivia

An engaging game of trivia helps cure mid-week hum-drum and gets crowds pumped with energy, excitement, and competition.

So why not bring the fun to your local bar or hang-out spot?

Local bars always need the foot traffic and a regularly scheduled trivia night could be the trick-- perfect for a business partnership.

Play the old-school way with pen and paper or opt for tablets and buzzers to get the real experience.

43. Yoga teacher

Everyone’s got their own problems-- and they’re surprisingly turning to yoga and meditation to deal with them.

In fact, Americans have made yoga and meditation the most popular alternative health practices according to Vox.com

As people utilize online resources to get their health and fitness on track, teaching yoga is now possible from a variety of channels alongside in-person sessions.

44. Tax preparer

Tax season leaves a bad taste in most people’s mouths.

For tax preparers, the phrase ‘tax season’ causes immediate salivation.

The IRS reported the collection of over 150 million individual tax returns nationwide in 2017.

As younger people enter the workforce, this number continues to blossom each year, translating to huge income potential for tax preparers.

After completing an IRS approved tax preparation course, you’re given free rein to handle all of the tax returns you can take.

Doesn’t working for only four months out of the entire year sound like a dream?

45. Social media engagement

A comprehensive social media strategy can be insanely powerful when paired with a solid overall marketing plan.

But some businesses work with a smaller budget and limited resources, delegating social media as a task either for themselves or an associate.

Timeliness, relationship, and interest are the driving forces behind the content you see on Instagram currently after the recent algorithm change, so promoting your business is going to take daily work.

With your daily engagement efforts, a business’s reputation and relationship with its customers can continue to thrive no matter what changes are made.

engagement social metric

46. Pinterest manager

Many bloggers and creatives swear by Pinterest, noting that it has helped drive high amounts of traffic and new leads.

Web FX even claims that Pinterest is more effective than Facebook as far as driving traffic since the life of a pin can stem from 3 months or more when compared to a single Facebook post.

If Pinterest is your jam, niche down and offer full Pinterest management. 

47. Create Powerpoint presentations

Great Powerpoint presentations clearly illustrate the topics being discussed while also maintaining audience interest and engagement.

Powerpoint itself is a rather basic tool to master, but creating an attractive presentation from scratch takes skill and a flair for design.

Lend your presentation prowess to professors, salespeople, entrepreneurs, and start-ups to wow your clients and their prospects.

48. Data entry

Yeah, collecting data is neat. 

But compiling it all onto a spreadsheet or CRM is-- tedious and time-consuming for even the most seasoned professional.

If Excel is your best friend and you’ve got crazy organization skills, offering simple data entry helps to ease a huge burden off of a business owner while simultaneously stashing cash in your pocket.

49. Teach English online

The demand for learning English in China is higher now than it’s ever been and it’s still growing.

Linguist David Graddol estimates that nearly a third of the world's population will be learning English.

This has allowed the explosive growth of online tutoring companies like VIPKid which employs some 60,000 English teachers for its over 100,000 Chinese students.

Online English teachers create their own schedules and follow pre-made lesson plans entirely from their computers. 

Starting wages can be as high as $22 per hour. Not bad for a side hustle.

50. Live chat operator

Customers can communicate with businesses from so many different platforms. 

While email and phone have dominated, consumers now turn to more convenient options when they wish to communicate live and on-demand: live web and text chat.

Since many customers have come to expect this feature, businesses fulfilling these customer demands see some sizable advantages when compared to others.

Getting started has never been easier. Below are a few sites to peruse:

Apple Care

Concentrix

The Chat Shop

concentrix.com work at home jobs

51. Vehicle advertising

Brands want to be seen by potential customers-- so what better place than on your jam-packed morning commute?

Believe it or not, brands are willing to pay you money in exchange for placing their advertising on your vehicle.

Carvertise is one such business that does exactly that.

Sign up, get selected, and get paid to promote. It’s that easy.

52. Rent out baby products

Raising kids is expensive, as any parent knows.

CBS News reported that the average cost of raising a child in the United States from birth to 17 years of age was approximately $233,610.

That's not even including secondary education. D'oh.

Even with the fancy stroller and spill-proof sippy cup, parents are bound to forget something eventually.

Make use of the baby equipment your child no longer needs and rent it out to other families. 

As a Babyquip provider, you’ll coordinate rentals directly with your customers including delivery and set-up.  

Old carrier, car seat, or crib taking up space? Rent it out on Babyquip!

53. Referee a sport

Somewhere on a Saturday, a children’s sports league of some sort will hold a friendly competitive match.  

Sports fanatics and past dabblers can enjoy the thrill of the game once again by ensuring children (and their parents) follow the rules and regulations of their chosen sport.

54. Podcast

It will undoubtedly take time to build a large and consistent listener base. 

But that’s the beauty of starting a podcast as a side hustle.

Podcasts are much like books and music, there’s a wide variety of topics and niches to choose from. 

So feel free to talk about what you’re most passionate about.

55. Membership site

It might sound skeptical since the Internet has blessed us with endless amounts of data and information to skim through on a given topic-- but people are still willing to pay for premium information.

Naturally, people gravitate towards communities and websites based on personal interests. 

That’s a huge reason why paid Facebook groups are becoming a major component of the platform in the coming year, with over 40% of marketers attributing high value to these groups.

Mastermind trainings, printables, monthly group calls-- whatever you’re an expert at, there’s someone more than willing to learn from you.

membership site photo

56. Freelance sites

Finding clients when you’re just starting out can be rough.

Or maybe you’re interested in potentially working as a freelancer in your niche long-term but want to get your feet wet before diving in?

Sites like Upwork and Fivver are great stepping stones into paid freelance work.

Companies are embracing freelancer culture now more than ever.

Upwork released a report finding that over 63% of companies today employ some sort of remote workforce.

Simply head over and create a profile to start viewing the latest gigs.

Jobs can be anything from cleaning out email inboxes to creating a customized logo.

57. Crowdfunding

Every single major business that exists today was once a measly start-up too. 

All it took was a bit of monetary support and a leap of faith to make the jump to full-scale corporation.

You can help support start-ups you believe in and also earn some extra money for your generosity for as little as $100.

58. Flip raw land

Now, this is an interesting one. 

Invest in raw land for a small cash amount and rent it out to a hungry land-owner for 10 or more years.

Once you’ve got your plot of land rented out, enjoy passive income for the life of the rental.

59. SEO

SEO is absolutely vital to know if you plan to utilize the multitude of online marketing channels at your disposal.

Organic search is highly desired over paid results for online marketing purposes.

According to Impact BND, getting your website/content ranked on Google's first page receives over 92% of ALL search traffic on Google.

Talk about winning a popularity contest.

Yes, it can get technical and Google makes changes whenever it’s deemed necessary.

As an SEO specialist, you’ll keep your clients updated on metrics and make adjustments to help bolster and maintain the site’s ranking.

60. Influencer

Despite what your parents may think, taking selfies with your phone is pretty worthwhile if you’re getting paid to do it.

Influencer marketing has been extremely influential for businesses as far as driving leads and sales.

Attraction marketing at its finest folks.

Still can’t believe people get paid to use social media? 

Take a look at Hopper HQ’s Instagram Rich List for yourself. I've included a snippet below:

Instagram rich list

61. Facebook ads

‘Pay to play’ isn’t a new concept for online marketers. And if they’re paying for anything, it’s definitely Facebook advertisements.

Facebook boasts the largest audience and reach out of every other social platform. 

Anyone can advertise on Facebook and they make it super accessible with a minimum $1 investment.

Small business owners often don’t have the luxury of time to properly learn Facebook advertising.

An agency type service can circumvent the learning curve and bring new customers to local businesses through the power of data targeting. 

There are several Facebook ads courses to educate interested marketers that we’ve covered here. These courses are a great way to learn, practice, and hone your knowledge.


62. Lawn care

It’s got to be done, but nobody really likes doing it. 

Don’t mind getting a bit dirty to make your customer’s yards impeccable?

Give some yards a bit of TLC in exchange for cold-hard cash.

63. Pet sitting

While we all wish our pets were little angels, each pet possesses his/her own unique personality.

This can make going out of town and finding alternate arrangements difficult.

Pets feel right at home in their own space and with a loving human to supplement their best pal’s affections.

You get to play, cuddle, walk, and feed your new four-legged friends-- all day long!

Don’t be surprised if you’re the one who doesn’t want to go home after a fun-filled week.

64. Musician

Are you talented musically? 

Get yourself out there and secure weekend gigs for some extra income!

Live music is highly valued at most event types, so bring your authentic passion and make beautiful music.

65. Write songs

The mastermind behind some of your favorite hit songs may have just been a talented freelancer working behind a computer screen.

You can choose the self-publishing route, submit your music directly to record companies or record your songs for release on streaming platforms.

Each time your song is streamed or played on any number of platforms, you’ll get paid a royalty.

make money writing songs

66. Producer

If you have an ear for beats and sound mixing, consider producing music.

Local artists are always eager to get in the studio, regardless if you’re a newbie with potential or seasoned professional. 

Build up your portfolio by making music and spending as much time in a studio as possible.

If your song gets picked up, you have the potential to earn unlimited royalties for the sale and streaming of your music.

67. Event planner

Weddings, birthdays, retirement parties-- organizing a full-scale event can get hectic and overwhelming.

If you relish in the joy of checking off every single detail and guest on your RSVP list, take charge and coordinate your first event.

You’re not exactly limited to social gatherings either; corporate events and meetings accounted for over $325 billion in direct business expenditures.

68. Wedding officiant

You can make a solid weekend gig out of asking people to recite “ I do.”

Each state has its own requirements for getting ordained, so check your state and county websites for more information.

In California, you just need to complete an online ordination course to get the process started.


69. Mystery shopper

Local opinion matters a lot to many businesses.

Retail and restaurant establishments often rely on “mystery shoppers” to provide unbiased reviews about the quality of their services, staff, and store.

Tasks to complete vary from placing an order to asking certain questions.

Anyone over the age of eighteen can sign up on one of the many mystery shopping platforms such as Secret Shopper. 

mystery shopper site

70. Teach a cooking class

We’re not all born to be chefs and others need even more prodding in kitchen efficiency. 

Teach others to cook with the same love and grit as you do.

Cooking classes are often popular at local community centers, children’s educational centers, and even in your home!

71. Artist

Art is often underappreciated in today’s society. 

Yet it links creativity, self-expression, and history to forge innovative and inspiring works that generations of people remember.

Still, the art game can provide exceptional individuals with many money-making opportunities. 

Local art shows are a great way to showcase your work to new faces while building up your online presence.

Selling your art online also expands business opportunities, with online art sales totaling $4.7 billion in 2015, with an average 7% yearly growth.

72. Ibotta

This one’s not exactly a side hustle, but it is an easy way to earn quick cash.

With Ibotta, you’re essentially getting paid to shop at the online and local retailers you already frequent. 

Just set up payment through the app whenever you make a purchase to start racking up those coins.

73. Candle making

Making candles is relatively easy to learn.

Procandle narrows it down to only 8 basic steps.

It can also be very lucrative as a side hustle.

Farmer’s markets, flea markets, online platforms, and local gift shops all carry different types of candles so you have many options when branching out.

74. Tech support

Know your way around computer hardware and love figuring out those underlying issues?

Companies always need reliable technical support on-call simply because technology is far from perfect, as advanced as it’s become.

Working with a live person also helps staff skirt past the language barriers and conflicting time zones that are all too common with outsourced tech support.

75. Barber

You really do need serious skills to truly succeed as a barber. 

But social media has made building your credibility remarkably easier and can expand your client base beyond your local neighborhood.

Offer mobile barber services to make your services even more convenient for your clients.

Anthony Radcliffe of Detroit opened a mobile barber shop after seeing that friends and family working long hours didn't have time to go to a shop for a cut. 

He solved that issue and now owns a booming business.

76. Brand ambassador

Represent some of the biggest brands by becoming a brand ambassador!

Companies hire brand ambassadors to promote and demonstrate various products at events and pop-ups.

Often, you’ll don brand apparel and put on your biggest smile to assist interested customers.

Many part-time brand ambassador gigs start off at $15 per hour or greater, depending on location.

brand ambassador photos

77. Model

While most budding models don’t make it to the big fashion runway, looking good on camera can still bring in a sizable chunk of change.

Print ads, magazine spreads, lifestyle photography for local businesses- the possibilities are out there for the photogenically blessed.

Social media has played a major role in bringing undiscovered talent to the attention of major agencies, so gaining exposure through a social platform as well will only help your popularity grow as a model.

78. Voice-over actor

A pleasant-sounding voice is always appealing to people, whether they’re using navigation apps, listening to a podcast, or taking an online course.

Put your vocal chops to the test with voice-over work!  

You can lend your voice to commercials, television shows, and educational materials.

An untapped market that’s seeing humongous success?

Audiobooks. Now an impressive $1.2 billion industry, audiobook producers are churning out narrations for both new and older books.

Cha-ching for voice-over actors, am I right?

79. Kid's entertainer

Tommy is most likely going to want his favorite superhero to make a surprise visit at his birthday party.

Make every child’s party unforgettable by playing the role of some of the most popular children’s cartoon characters.

Agencies exist for the sole purpose of sending children’s entertainment to different events.

Or, you could go at it independently.

80. Invest in real estate

Want to uplevel your wealth?

You’ll hear ‘invest in real estate’ more often than not.

Real estate has become the most widely known option for those seeking a passive and lucrative income stream. 

Contrary to popular belief, real estate investing isn’t just limited to those with big pockets. 

According to Investopedia, you can get skin in the real estate game by investing in REIT’s for as little as $500.

81. Flip houses

You’ve most likely seen those late-night infomercials.

Make money flipping houses today!

This process is a bit more hands-on (and way more expensive) than mere real estate investing while also requiring more manpower, start-up costs, and time. 

Though reality television might make the process seem glamorous-- it’s really hard work.

But this still hasn’t deterred investors from ballooning house flipping to an 11 year high since the market crash.

If you’ve got the means or savings to put money down on a great deal, you could see hefty profits from a single sale.

82. Charge scooters

Electric scooters keep popping up in most of the major metropolitan centers of the country.

New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles-- to name a few.

These scooters help reduce traffic congestion and conserve air quality just a bit more.

Managing the upkeep of so many scooters is a challenging task that many companies (Lime and Bird are big ones) outsource to everyday people like yourself.

Open the app, find scooters to charge, bring them home, return them to their designated spots the next day, and get paid!

This is a super convenient side hustle on the way to and from your workplace.

83. Watch videos

You can get paid just for watching videos!

Sites like Swagbucks TV and occasionally even major companies like Netflix hire people to simply be entertained.

84. Deliver packages

There’s no doubt that Amazon has completely disrupted eCommerce as we know it. 

The $160 billion company has expanded into groceries, video, and much much more.

For those who prefer to be out on the open road, Amazon often hires contractors to deliver packages to customers through their Amazon Flex program.

Contractors pick their route schedules and deliver within a specified radius. They can earn between $18-$25 per hour on their free time.


85. Deliver groceries

Even going to the grocery store can be a hassle. 

Long lines, products out-of-stock, unhappy staff-- it makes you dread weekly shopping at times.

Instacart shoppers shop and deliver groceries to customer’s homes during their spare time. 

Instacart also offers a referral bonus for signing up new shoppers.

instacart shopper

86. Aquarium maintenance

Yes, this is really a thing you can do!

Homeowners would rather hand off the tedious cleaning to an expert and businesses like dentist’s offices often have aquariums located in the lobby area.

If you have experience caring for fish through the proper sanitation and maintenance of their aquariums, so many commercial and residential options abound.

87. Sell antique items

Rare and interesting items fill the shelves of most antique stores, just waiting to be publicly displayed on a fireplace.

People are constantly on the hunt for unique items and many view antiques as worthy investments either for collecting or decorating purposes.

You can snag awesome deals at your local thrift or antique store and resell your items with an online store or buy/sell platform.

88. Online coaching

The coaching industry continues to experience massive growth, toppling over $1 billion in 2018 alone based on statistics collected by Market Research.

It’s also generally broad and currently unregulated, meaning you can coach others on virtually anything.

Webcams, video sharing platforms, and social media have made it possible for online coaches to build a global business.

Some of the most popular areas where people seek coaching: health, spirituality, and business.

89. Sell at the flea market

You can find nearly every type of vendor at your local flea market.

Those who visit flea markets can definitely expect to buy something.

This opens up the possibilities for side-hustlers to sell products and food or promote their services at a flea market booth.

90. Dance teacher

Do you know how to move, enjoy coming up with new choreography, and love to teach others your new routine?

Local studios and community centers offer a wide array of dance lessons based on genre and style. 

You’ll need some certifications to make it official.

Spend some time building your social presence to attract potential clients in the meantime.

91. Recycle cans

Recycling isn’t just good for the planet-- it’s also great padding for your wallet.

You won’t make big bucks, but turning in a few month’s worth of recycling at your local conservation center can put a few hundred dollars in your bank account.

92. Participate in a clinical study

All of the ingenious and life-saving treatments we enjoy today wouldn’t have been possible without meticulous research and experimentation.

Volunteer as a lab rat for one of many different types of clinical trials for quick and easy cash infusion.

You can find tons of opportunities at https://clinicaltrials.gov/.

Time dedication and level of invasiveness vary per clinical trial, so expect compensation levels to fluctuate accordingly.

clinical studies photo

93. Flip mattresses

When consumers decide to return their brand new mattresses before their ‘trial period’ ends, companies run into issues with reselling these unboxed mattresses.

Julie at All About Self Employment experienced the success of this side hustle firsthand when her husband started doing it, profiting on average between $125-$450 per mattress.

Mattress flippers take these mattresses off of the customer’s hand and store them to prepare for selling on various platforms.

You’ll need a larger vehicle to transport the mattresses to your storage site as well as manpower.

Don’t forget to use a proper lifting technique!

94. Makeup artist

Special events call for a dazzling outfit and a flawless face of makeup for the ladies.

Applying makeup properly requires tons of skill and precision, especially heavier makeup for stage productions and modeling shoots.

You don’t technically need a cosmetic license to offer freelance makeup services but having testimonials, supplies, and social presence has become increasingly important to succeed in this side hustle.

95. Get a part-time job​

Holding a part-time job alongside your day job can significantly help you pay off debts and save money.

Tons of restaurants, small companies, and gyms constantly hire part-time staff with flexible scheduling available. 

You don’t need to overwork yourself to make a small dent. Of course, this largely depends on your own financial situation.

Make sure you factor in enough time to rest in between both jobs.

96. Proofreading/Editing

If you get a thrill out of spotting mistakes and improving copy, consider starting a proofreading business.

A certain level of professionalism is expected in the business world, right down to the spelling, grammar, and punctuation you use in written correspondence.

Larger businesses could benefit greatly from the input of a professional proofreader.

Having error-free work helps prevent mistakes that cost money and creates a cohesive and reliable brand image.

97. Draw cartoons

It’s often dismissed as a pure hobby, but doodling cartoons can make you cash.

Cartoons are often needed for blogs, newspaper panels, children’s storybooks, and novelty items.

Let’s also not forget popular cartoon television shows and comic books.

You can create a website and social media pages to display your portfolio and connect with potential clients.

98. Transcription

Videos and podcasts diversify your content and help expand its reach to a wider audience. Thus, it’s important to maximize the profitability of this content whenever possible.

Transcriptions allow customers without audio access to follow along and also provide more pieces of content to repurpose. 

For podcasts, transcription can make a major difference in helping search engines rank content and maximizing viewership.

With some transcription software and a few pieces of equipment, you can offer transcription services to businesses in a variety of industries.

99. Web Design

Traditional marketing efforts simply aren’t enough nowadays. 

Having an online presence is now crucial to a business’s overall success.

As technology advances, cheap basic websites aren’t cutting it either. 

More people prefer online shopping and your website design and functionality play a big part in customer impression.

Top Digital Agency reports that 88% of customers are less likely to return to a poorly designed site and site load speeds exceeding 4 seconds result in 25% of customers exiting the web page.

Reliable web design services can help businesses save on web maintenance costs and increase profitability in all aspects of the online sales funnel.

100. Community Management

Community management is a completely separate role than social media management, despite the two roles often being used interchangeably.

As a community manager, you’ll represent the brand voice and image by responding to customer mentions, questions, and complaints via social media, blogs, and other online channels.

Dedicated responses help create an engaging and caring image for a business.

Thorough community management also helps retain customer loyalty, as customer complaints made online have increased eight times over since 2014.

101. Credit card rewards

Use your credit cards wisely and you can actually make money in the process.

Different types of credit cards exist such as travel rewards cards, cashback cards, and airline miles points cards. Each comes with its own benefits and incentives.

Steve Gillman of the Penny Hoarder managed to accumulate around $2,000 in sign-up bonuses and racked up points with cashback and rewards cards.

Sign-on bonuses reward those with excellent credit and other cards assign points to different purchase types. Read the fine print before committing to a new card’s conditions.

102. Bartender

While picking up a side job as a bartender at a club or restaurant is often a lucrative gig, you’re not limited to these options when making bartending your side hustle.

Corporate events and weddings need bartenders to control the flow of drinks for the duration of the night. 

You can also see the variety of fun gigs for bartenders by using the “gigs” and “jobs” sections at craigslist.com

.During slow seasons bartenders can make serious cash working for cocktail catering companies, averaging between $20-$60 per hour plus tips according to Seven Fifty Daily.


103. Sell company merchandise

Promotional swag is a great way for companies to increase brand awareness and diversify their advertising efforts.

There’s definitely money to be made in the $24 billion promotional products industry. 

It’s also the perfect business to pair with another, especially our local lead generation business model as I describe here.


104. Healthcare Recruiter for Relode

Know anyone looking for a healthcare position and would match certain qualifications?

With sites like Relode, you can earn commissions off of job referrals. 

Positions to be filled range anywhere from M.D. specialty roles to department directors.

People like Tayana use Relode to supplement recruiter incomes and build their own recruiting agencies, earning between $1,000-$15,000 per hire.


Relode.com recruiting page

105. Affiliate marketing

Being creative is nice and dandy, but it’s no longer a necessity when it comes to making money online.

Being good at selling someone else’s creative product can make you an income too. 

To start making money as an affiliate can be as simple as signing up in most cases. 

Affiliate codes can be shared in many different ways, such as posting to a blog or linking to a sales page.

Millennial Money broke down over 100 affiliate programs in various niches to make money. There’s something for everyone interested.


106. Facebook group admin/moderator

With Facebook’s algorithm’s changing and improving, Facebook groups are more important now than ever for engagement, organic reach, and interaction. 

A careful moderator helps keep a group clean, filters member access and requests, and manages interactions between group members.

Sprout Social reports that 40% of marketers view private Facebook communities as a top social trend to prioritize in 2020. 

Businesses are going to want to monetize and promote their groups to generate leads, build rapport, and represent their brands.

107. Gig apps

Those with experience in jobs like serving, making coffee, cooking, and working in the warehouse can now make money on their own terms alongside their day jobs.

Wonolo offers warehouse and labor workers the chance to connect to same-day jobs based on their own schedules.

Staffy provides restaurant workers with on-demand and flexible shift work that meets their needs.


108. Email marketing

Though online marketing has advanced rapidly, email marketing is not something that should be neglected.

Phrasee reported email marketing to generate a $44 to $1 return on ad spend and a median ROI of 122%, representing strong figures for this form of advertising.

The principles of direct response copywriting and visual imagery are important knowledge bases to have as a seasoned email marketer. 

As always, your results speak volumes to potential clients more than anything else.

109. App creation

There’s an app for nearly everything you can think of.

Competition can be fierce, but it is still possible to compete even if you only create apps on the side.

The free apps option is the easiest and most profitable way to go, with Google Play free app downloads alone increasing by 16.4% in 2019.

Be sure to research your niche and competitors thoroughly before building your app.

110. Clean houses

Americans are working more to make ends meet and this means sacrificing time spent in other areas like house cleaning.

For many, a professional house cleaning service is a necessity to keep up with a demanding lifestyle. 

You can find success as a house cleaner by either finding part-time work for a maid agency or opening up your own house cleaning business.

111. Lemonade/food stand

Your childhood money making machine can still turn a profit today.

Josh Lange managed to turn his lemonade stand into a seven figure business, selling at music festivals and other special events. 

This just goes to show that simple food and beverage stands with heavy foot traffic attract healthy profits. 

Going wherever tons of people frolick such as farmer’s markets, art shows, and weekend festivals can turn a weekend gig into a thriving business

112. Meal prep services

Having an on-demand personal chef is no longer a luxury confined to the wealthy.

Convenience services that cater to the bustling and active lifestyle of most Americans are on the rise.

People are more than willing to spend money on things that help make life a little easier.

More and more people rely on meal prep delivery services for their next home-cooked meal, comprising of 17% of U.S. adults in 2017 based on data collected by Packaged Facts.

If you like to cook and stay organized, help others maintain a nutritious diet with a weekly meal kit.

113. Create printables

People love printables, whether it’s a template for a weekly planner or a monthly financial checklist. 

If you’re super creative and love creating ideas for new printables, you can even make money off of doing something so fun!

Sarah Titus of Sarahtitus.com did just that-- creating a blog and Shopify store to sell her printables and scale her business to over $3 million per year. She did an interview with Drew Duboff discussing her success.

Getting started is as easy as downloading free software programs to get cranking on ideas.

Sarahtitus.com printable shop

114. Music licensing

Selling stock music? Does such a thing exist?

Yep. And it’s another great stream of income for a starving artist to pursue.

It’s easy. Come up with music that can be used in commercials, training videos, and more.

Sell it-- get paid.

Different websites exist to help you sell your music and you earn off of royalties and performances.

115. Drive kids with Zum

Reliable children’s transportation, now at the click of a button.

It’s like Uber, but the kid’s carpool version.

Zum is a service that connects heavily vetted and approved drivers with children en route to school and other activities. 

The service boasts up to $32 per hour pay for drivers based on their own schedules. 

116. Dosh app

This side hustle doesn’t really require much work. All you need to do is download an app, connect your cards, and start earning.

Dosh rewards online and in-store purchases with cash back.

One Dosh user managed to earn nearly $500 through the app after just six months, helping her pay for a hotel stay.

You never know what you could earn with just a few steps.

117. Senior companion

An aging population means a growing need for medical and nutritional services for the elderly.

By 2060, it’s estimated that 1 in 4 Americans will classify as elderly ages 65 and older.

Maintaining senior independence as long as possible is the most ideal and an at-home companion could alleviate everyday burdens.

At-home caregiving agencies often hire on part-time companions for flexible hours. Building your own caregiving clientele is also an option for even more time and financial freedom.

118. Dropshipping

Just as with a regular ecommerce store, you’re welcome to sell whatever you want under a dropshipping business model. 

I built and scaled a store selling shark onesies to $48K per month. 

Be sure to perform your due diligence and research the hell out of your intended niche before opening your store.

119. Create newsletters

Your email list can net you some insane cash.

Implement a newsletter and you could absolutely explode the profitability your list has to offer.

The creator of the site Scott’s Cheap Flights created a newsletter on flight deals and managed to scale it to over $320K per month. His story and other successful newsletters are detailed in this case study at Gaps.com.

You can utilize the power of a newsletter to generate revenue for your own business or increase the revenue for another business. 

Weekly newsletter from Bevmo

120. Kid's after-school program

Parents either need to work longer hours or balance other commitments, so they begin the search for a trusted and safe after-school program.

Whatever you specialize in, you can have a fun time teaching it to children and making money while doing so. 

Some of the more popular children’s programs include arts and crafts and cooking.

121. Clean and restore shoes

Investing in high quality shoes requires routine maintenance and extra delicate care.

If you know your way around shoe cleaning tools and materials, turn your hobby into profit.

Use social media to showcase your finished work. Stock up on some extra cleaning sprays and brushes to upsell your customers.

The Best Business Model

Yes, lead generation isn't exactly a side hustle.

But it is a business you could start up alongside your day job, which you could honestly kill by following our proven process.

You're providing immense value to small business owners and earning an awesome monthly retainer at the same time.

With some SEO tools, due diligence, and laser-targeted prospecting you can land deals between $750-$2,500 monthly.

A website like this could pay you residual income for years after the initial site build and rank.

Local lead generation ranks supreme out of all other business models and side hustles because of the following:

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