No matter where in the world you are, you have got to admit that economic booms are a distant memory for a privileged few. Nowadays, pay cheques seldom stretch to the end of the month, so if you want days of peace and plenty, you need a side hustle – and it better be a good one.
The trick is to find something that works without requiring a huge amount of start-up capital, time, or effort. The good news is that there are plenty of ideas going around. Here are 10 of the best side hustles to earn a bit of extra money when you have the time to spare – and, thanks to Lucky Nugget mobile casino, whatever you choose, you will still be able to play your favourite slots and other games!
1. Deliver Food
Did you ever deliver newspapers to earn pocket money when you were a kid? Neither did we. However, plenty of people are making a few hundred dollars a month by delivering food in their spare time. DoorDash and UberEats are just 2 services you can consider joining.
2. Affiliate Marketing
If you follow any influencers on social media, you may have noticed that, every now and then, they recommend certain products and even post links to sites where you can buy the stuff. They are probably doing affiliate marketing (how else are they going to earn money when they spend most of the day taking selfies?)
All you really need to do it is have a few social media accounts, and all it takes is referring your followers to a company and its products, in exchange for a modest commission.
3. Driving People
No, we’re not talking about midwifery. We mean ridesharing, which is basically offering a taxi service in your spare time.
Not everyone has the luxury of owning a car, nor does everyone have the skills, the desire, or a license to drive. This is precisely why services such as Uber and Lyft are a thing.
4. Online Surveys
Let’s face it – most surveys are dead boring, which is why some companies pay people to do them online. Seriously, you can earn extra cash by answering a few questions on your computer or mobile device. A few sites worth checking out include Opinion Outpost, Survey Junkie, Swagbucks, and Prize Rebel.
5. Airbnb Hosting
Put your spare room to good use, meet local and international travellers, and make extra money while doing it. Airbnb is one of the services that has revolutionised the way we travel. You may as well take advantage of it, and offer that room for rent.
6. Make Food
Everyone gets hungry sooner or later. If your food preparation skills win you compliments, why not consider charging people for the privilege of tasting your delectable comestibles? Whether you bake, make salad jars, or prepare frozen meals for the culinary-challenged, it could prove quite rewarding, especially if you are lucky enough to attract the attention of corporate clients.
7. Fiverr Sales
Pretty much an online version of a dollar store, Fiverr is one of the most interesting sites to explore. Whether the offerings are pieces of junk or genuine services, nothing costs more than $5. It is a great platform on which creativity can earn you extra money.
8. Sell Books
No, we do not mean that you should find a part-time job in a bookstore. We mean you can earn money by selling old books. The Bookscouter app makes it easy to do it. Start off by raiding your shelves at home, and then head off to second-hand stores and markets, where using the app can help you find books that could earn you a bit of money when you re-sell them.
9. Walk Dogs
Becoming a part-time dog walker is a great side hustle for people who love animals, and a fantastic one for animal-lovers whose circumstances do not permit them to keep pets. Modern living means that many folks just do not have the time to give their dogs the attention they need during the week, which is where you come in. You can advertise your services on community notice boards and by using online platforms such as WagWalking.com
10. Kindle Publishing
There are more writers than there are published authors in this world, although there may be good reason for that. Literary criticism aside, if you have several unpublished novels on your computer, and have dreams of being the next Dame Barbara Cartland or the next J.K. Rowling, you can get a step closer, thanks to Kindle publishing, which lets you self-publish and sell eBooks on Amazon.
There is plenty of money to be made, especially when, every day, you’re hustling. Try out a few ideas, and see what works for you.