Last updated on May 29th, 2018 at 02:46 pm
Who wouldn’t love some extra cash every now and then (or all the time)? It’s super simple to find a side hustle for just about anything. Clientele opportunities are endless thanks to the internet making it easy to connect with people all over the world. And, new apps to sell your services seem to pop up every day. If you’re looking to work, here’s how to make extra cash with side hustles:
- Freelance with your skills
Are you an awesome writer? Do you pride yourself in your photo editing or drawing abilities? Do you work magic with your DSLR? Take on some freelance work!
People and businesses are always looking for writers, editors, photographers and graphic designers. What’s great about freelancing is that you can advertise yourself and come up with your own pricing or, if you don’t mind giving up a bit of your earnings, join an agency who will match you with projects. For writers, contributing to publication sites could be decently lucrative if you can come up with engaging content, since many offer additional bonuses if your post performs well.
- Rideshare driver (Uber, Lyft)
Ridesharing has become very popular due to its ease of use and accessibility. People looking to earn cash have been jumping on the rideshare bandwagon because they can use their own car and make a decent wage on their own schedule.
Unlike taxis, rideshare apps pay their drivers via direct deposit, so it’s not immediate but the flexibility means you can choose to work whenever you want. Bored? Turn your app on and give someone a ride. Tired? Turn it off.
There are a few requirements you should know about if this seems like the gig for you. Generally speaking, you may be required to have your car inspected, undergo a criminal background check, have no major accidents within the past few years and no DUIs or drunk driving convictions. Also an important note: rideshare companies provide you with some insurance (it’s a good idea to have your own personal insurance), but you may want to consider filling some of those gaps with rideshare insurance.
- Officiate Weddings
Are you a great speaker? Do you love celebrating love? Becoming an ordained minister is an awesome gig for people who love weddings and who have weekends free. There are a variety of online churches, both secular and theistic, that can make it easy to get ordained. Business setup will vary by location due to state marriage laws, but all of that information is easily found online.
Weddings can take as little as few hours of your time. You’ll have to meet with the couple to learn more about them, write and edit your speech and finally perform the ceremony. Start off doing friends’ weddings, get some positive online reviews and then market yourself.
- Teach and Tutor
If you’re a teacher or an expert in a subject, consider tutoring students for extra cash. This can be especially lucrative for those with advanced education or training in a particular subject. Start an online tutoring business using video conference software and set your own rates.
You may be able to use your skills to give lessons. Are you a trained pianist? Make-up artist? Weightlifter? Chess player? You may be able to give lessons to budding enthusiasts in whatever you are exceptionally good at. With social media and personal websites, you can easily market your services and gain a clientele.
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