Everyone I know seems to have a side hustle these days. The economy is shifting and how people earn their living is changing, too. Gone are the days where you worked for one company for 30 years and retired with a nice pension. Now more than ever, people are changing jobs regularly and a number of stay-at-home moms want to financially contribue to their family finances without sacrificing time with their children. Read on for some great side hustles to make money now!
What is a Side Hustle?
Let’s talk about what a side hustle really is. A side hustle is a gig that allows you to make money in a short amount of time. A side hustle isn’t a full time job, but some side hustles can lead to a full time income if you work at it!
Side Hustles to Make Money
Bartending or Waiting Tables Bartending and waiting tables are great side hustles for making income quickly. Many restaurants look to hire experienced bartenders and wait staff on a part-time basis. If you have flexibility in your schedule, that may make you a more appealing applicant than others.
House Sitting House sitting is a simple and easy way to make a few hundred bucks in a weekend. Many people that go on vacation would like the peace of mind knowing that there home is being looked after. Look for a local community Facebook group and post an ad to let people know about the service you’re offering. If you live in a seasonal area like Cape Cod, you may find a long-term caretaker position where you check on the home frequently during the off season, but don’t have to live in the home.
Dog Walking It seems like everyone has a dog these days, doesn’t it? My friends that work traditional office jobs often complain about having to leave their dogs home alone all day. Many don’t live within a reasonable driving distance to pop home at lunch time to play with their dog. That’s where you come in! Offering dog walking services is a great side hustle to make money quickly. You can charge by the day or by the number of walks per day.
Sell Unwanted Items on Ebay Everyone has items in their home that they aren’t using. Take a look in your closet – how many items still have the tags on them? Sell those! Extra set of plates in the basement? Get rid of it! You can sell almost anything on Ebay, even unicorn slippers! There is a buyer out there for your unwanted items, too!
Sell a Product You Love These days, it seems that everyone is a participant in a multi-level marketing company. I am a consultant with a MLM company and I love it. The main reason I decided to become a Norwex consultant was because of my love for the brand.
As a consultant for Norwex, I am able to clean my home quickly and easily while reducing my family’s exposure to harsh chemicals. One benefit to being a consultant is great discounts on the products that I use regularly! You aren’t required to sell a minimum each month, but you will earn more income if you do meet certain goals. If you’re looking for a simple way to clean your home, I encourage you to sign up with Norwex today. The cost for your starter kit is free, just pay $9.99 shipping!
Finding a side hustle that you enjoy is important. If you’re working to save money for college, want to teach your kids about money by showing them the art of hard work, or you want to save for a family vacation without touching your regular budget a side hustle is the way to go!
What side hustles have you had success with?