Oh, everyone – no surprise there! We could all use more cash in our pockets. Whether you’re saving for a vacation, new home, or starting a family, life is expensive.
One way to supplement your income or start earning is to have a side hustle. These are jobs that usually take a minimal commitment and are easy to come by.
Interested? Of course, you are! Read below for the top 5 side hustles you can actually do.
1. Be a Virtual Assistant
You can earn $35 an hour or more as a virtual assistant. It’s a lot like being a personal assistant but you can work from anywhere!
People hiring virtual assistants usually want someone to organize their schedule, help with social media, or support with projects. If you have computer skills, people skills, and at least a few hours a week to devote to this job, it’s a great side hustle.
2. Try Babysitting, Dog Sitting, or Dog Walking
People are always looking for help taking care of their children and pets. And they are willing to pay for that help!
You can sign up for apps that match you with people needing these services. Try Care.com for babysitting gigs and Rover for dog sitting jobs. Pay varies but you could have the opportunity to earn up to $500 a month.
If you consider yourself a proficient typist, transcription could be the perfect side hustle for you. Companies will pay you to listen to an audio recording and transcribe it (type it out).
Some sites pay by the word, by the job, or by the hour. Regardless, there is some money to be made in transcription and you don’t have to leave your home!
Transcription is one of the best online jobs for people who want the flexibility to work from wherever.
4. Online Surveys
You won’t make the big bucks taking online surveys, but it’s very easy. You can find sites like Swagbucks that will pay for you to fill out different kinds of surveys.
These sites usually pay about $10 an hour.
5. Sell Your Stuff
This side hustle can go one of two ways. First, you can sell your clothes, electronics, and other stuff that you no longer want. There are plenty of apps that allow you to post pictures and accept bids on your things.
You can also create things to sell. Artwork, photography, jewelry, and any other special crafts can make you extra money. If you have a talent for arts and crafts consider selling your product on a third-party site or on your own site.
Side Hustles for the Win
You don’t have to be a famous Instagram influencer to be making money on the side. Try one of these 5 side hustles and start earning that cash right away!
Just a few extra hours a week could help you pay off debt, save for a big purchase, or give you spending money for the weekend.
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