Last Updated 4 months by Emily Standley-Allard

Here are 20+ side hustles that help pay the rent. With rents and inflation skyrocketing across the USA everyone needs more money whether they have a full-time career or not. I turned my side hustle – writing and digital consultation, into my full-time gig! More people are working freelance/side hustle jobs nowadays to make ends meet. Why? Because the average salary doesn’t cover the cost of living! Side hustles are also flexible, pay competitive rates, don’t require an extraordinary amount of technical skill or a degree and can be done part time or full time at almost any age! Below are 20 plus side hustles that can help you earn more money to pay off debt, put towards a future vacation, education, investing, an emergency savings fund or even turn into a full-time career.

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Sell Printables as a Side Hustle

Did you know you can sell $900 of E-Printables in a weekend?

This course by Cody and Julie of Millenial Boss can show you exactly how to start a successful digital printable business from home.

They specialize in teaching people how to launch and create printables on Google docs and Canva.

This side hustle is for you if…

  • You’re looking for a fun and profitable side hustle selling printables online
  • You’re looking for a way to create passive income
  • You’re looking to earn a few hundred (or thousand) extra $$$ each month

AND YOU CAN STILL BE SUCCESSFUL EVEN IF…

  • You have no previous graphic design skills
  • You aren’t creative at all
  • You don’t have much free time
  • You aren’t tech-savvy

Many bloggers do extremely well selling EPrintables on Etsy, on their blogs, on social media platforms or even locally.

There have even been some extremely ambitious bloggers who have made up to TWO MILLION A YEAR selling EPrintables online!

This course is so popular they sometimes have a waitlist. 

Check out their amazing success stories & view the FREE workshop to see what all the excitement is about and why this is still one of the best side hustles to earn more income from home!

 

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Learn More: How to Create Your Own Profitable E*Printables Business from Anywhere

 

Become a Notary Public

If there’s one side hustle that’s generated the most buzz in the last few years, it would have to be becoming a notary public.

Notaries are public officials who serve as a witness of the signing of important documents. A notary, or notary public, is an official of integrity appointed by state government to serve the public as an impartial witness when important documents are signed.

Most banks and credit unions have a notary public on staff for customers who need documents notarized.

As a Notary public you can work at either a stationary position for an agency or remotely working for yourself as a side hustle.

Doing so, you can earn $75-200 per appointment.

What is a Mobile Notary?

A Mobile Notary is a Notary Public who travels to your home or office to notarize a specific document or a set of documents.

How to Become a Notary Public | NNA (nationalnotary.org)

These documents might include:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Car titles
  • Home loan documents

A Mobile Notary verifies the signer’s identity, watches the signer sign the document, and then signs and stamps the document.

The process is relatively simple and easy. It doesn’t cost a lot. And it’s very simple, but very important work and you can make a very good full time or part time income from it.

Today there’s even the option for online notary publics which expands your options even more.

Shopstyle Collective – Side Hustle

If you are into cosmetics, apparel, accessories and free beautiful jewelry, or items for the home and want to earn cash from home, you’ll love promoting the products from Shopstyle Collective (Now Collective Voice)

They feature the very best in affordable and well-made products in everything from cosmetics/beauty, jewelry, accessories, and fashion lines from top designers and others.

Shopstyle Collective is unique in that each of their products are created by elite high fashion brands and manufactures.

You can start in minutes, sell what you love, and you don’t have to host any parties!

They also have cutting edge tools, a learning center, and helpful ways to advance your career from anywhere, anytime.

Learn more to get started making money with Shopstyle Collective here.

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Market Research as a Side Hustle

Market research is a great way to earn money. Just Google “market research” for your area and see what companies you can sign up with. There are companies searching all the time in various demographics for whatever they are looking for. If you qualify for the research study, you can earn some decent extra cash.

I once made $200 in one day using a certain type of dust cleaning product and having the researchers come and see how I cleaned my house with it. Kind of a strange thing but well worth it! I would have done that every day if I possible and my house would have been dust free!

I also made $20 in 5 minutes answering simple questions through the IQ app.

Create Content Online Side Hustle

Creating valuable written or digital visual content online for others has become extraordinarily popular for internet businesses and website owners in general.

It is a way for people to interact with their customers or clients, for them to gain valuable information, and traffic, and get some much-needed feedback on how effective they are as a business owner.

I have made upwards of $600+ a day writing content for other companies around the world. There’s no reason that you can’t do the same. Read this post below to learn more>>>

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Side Hustles that Pay – Become an Amazon or Ebay Seller

Ebay or Amazon or Swap.com – Selling on eBay or being an Amazon seller is super easy especially with the mobile app and the many tools they provide you for free.

You simply upload some pictures, add a good description and sell. Ebay is especially great for History or collectible items. And Amazon…well everybody knows them! There’s no other more successful ecommerce platform to buy or sell from. 

You will make more money on these types of items selling on Amazon or eBay than you would at a garage sale or selling on consignment for certain.

You can even shop some garage sales or big box stores for collectibles and sell them on eBay to make a profit! I once bought a pairs of Hummel figurines for $7 and sold them on eBay for $145!

Another couple made over $30,000 selling bagel seasoning online! The skies the limit here but one word of caution. You have to know what types of items are sellable.

When I set up my Amazon shop I did research through Jungle Scout to knows exactly which items were the most profitable to sell. Don’t just sell items you like. There has to be a competitive interest in them to make profits.

Reach the post below that will teach you how to use Jungle Scout to start a successful Amazon store. 

 

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Shareasale

Swap.com makes it easy to sell gently used clothes, shoes and children’s toys. They even send you a label and box. You can set your own price, or they choose for you. Sometimes there’s even a wait list.

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Food Delivery Side Hustle

More people are ordering from home more than ever since the Covid 19 pandemic arrived! And you may get some really great tips! Just make sure you’re healthy, follow precautions and use the proper protective gear!

If you want to get out of the house and enjoy a fast pace Ubereats or Instacart is a great option.

If there’s one thing I hate and don’t have the time for is browsing up and down aisles twice weekly and shopping for food! I always wind-up purchasing impulse items and spending much more than I have to.

Having food, groceries and supplies delivered is getting more and more popular nowadays.

And if you’re in one of the cities that participates you can make some good money on the side!

You don’t even need a car. You can even deliver with a bike or a scooter!

Save 80% off all your favorite brands

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AirBNB Side Hustle

If you have a spare room in your house or a vacation home, consider renting it out on AirBnB.

Your guests get screened, and you can choose the amount of time you choose to do it.

Someone I know rented out his house in South Florida for an extra $10,000 -$20,000 monthly!

You can potentially make a killing each month especially during the busy seasons.

 

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Side Hustles that Pay – Create an Online Shop

If you always wanted to set up your online shop or are gifted at creating homemade items like accessories, jewelry, handbags, electronics, tee shirts, scarves, beauty items, hair care products and more, consider setting up an online store with Shopify.

Shopify logo

Benny Hsu was a guy who started his tee shirt company with Shopify and made a profit of 100K in one years’ time! 

Shopify comes complete with tons of tools and resources to help you succeed online because when you profit and so do they!

Shopify’s stock has quadrupled since it began and it’s one of the most popular and easiest and most inexpensive platforms to grow your business online.

Here’s a post to get you started!

Launch Your Shopify Store in 6 Simple Steps

 

Become an Organizer as a Side Hustle

Love to organize? Get some business cards, some fliers, create your own website and social media pages to advertise and start your own part time Organizing business.

I once paid a kid from Craig’s List $300 for one day just to organize my garage.

A lot of folks are willing to pay to have you organize all their stuff that they just don’t have the time to get to. Believe me, it’s worth it.

 

Side Hustles that Pay – Task Rabbit

There are lots of odd jobs to be found on Task Rabbit.

Anything from yard work to furniture assembly to picking up dry cleaning, doing errands, you can set your own hours/rates and choose your own tasks.

 

Build Websites for Others

Every business in the world needs a website!

You can easily create a DIY website, with Elementor, or Webflow, Wix or Weebly, and promote it on social media as an added paid bonus and get them started!

The best thing is there’s no longer heavy technical education, coding knowledge or developer courses necessary.

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Sell Images as a Side Hustle

Shutterstock. If you have a passion for photography, you can upload photos to Shutterstock and people will purchase your photos to use on their blogs, websites, marketing materials, etc.

Photography. If you’re really good at photography, you can offer your services to families, weddings, graduation parties, and more. With everything being digital these days you can easily email them their photos.

Or charge extra for developing the photos.

With the power of AI anyone can create stunning digital images in minutes!

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Side Hustles that Pay – Sell Gigs on Fiverr

Fiverr gigs sell like hotcakes!

If you have the ability to write, proofread, edit, design websites, understand WordPress, have graphic design skills, edit resumes, copywriting, virtual assisting, social media consulting, writing music, Voiceover acting, coaching advice and so much more – you can make money from Fiverr!

It’s called Fiverr because that’s the lowest price the gigs are but people make thousands of dollars working part and full time on Fiverr selling their services.

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Hospitality Side Hustle

Culinary 

If you are known for making particular dishes, put your culinary expertise to work! Now could be a great time to start that food blog!

If you love to share recipes, you can start a food blog and make a side income through collaboration with brands, affiliate marketing and sponsored ads.

Holidays, celebrations are a particularly great time to share recipes to people.

With today’s social media options there are limitless ways to spread the word about your goodies!

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Blogging as a Side Hustle

Speaking of blogging why not start your own blog about a subject or passion you love!

It is not a quick solution for money, but the upside is that it has the potential to be a LIMITLESS income producer.

The great thing about a blog is that it is like a storefront for you to make passive income 24/7/365.

It is work in the beginning, but the payoffs are well worth the time you will put in.

There are bloggers who earn between $500 and $150,000 and more per month on their blogs.

Which one will you be? Here’s a post that can help you earn money as a blogger:

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 Affiliate Marketing for Passive Income

Affiliate marketing is an excellent way to earn money from your website. If you have a blog, it is one of the more popular and profitable ways of monetizing it. In fact, you don’t even need a website or a large audience to participate and succeed with affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing works by you promoting products, brands and services via your website, blog, YouTube channel, email list or social media pages. 

If you are among some of the folks who struggle to grasp the concepts of affiliate marketing, don’t fret! This course is the one I got started with and will guide you towards making passive income from anywhere.

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Side Hustles that Pay – Become a Virtual Assistant 

This is an awesome flexible career that lets you get paid remotely to do various administrative tasks from the comfort of your home.

If you have a home office with a computer, printer, fax, smart phone, Zoom, apps etc. this can be easily accomplished.

You can do various projects for people via your computer.

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Side Hustles that Pay – Pet Sitting

Rover. If you’re an animal lover like me and so many others I highly recommend Rover.

Even though a lot of folks are home right now this crisis is sure to pass and not everyone is working from home. People will always need help with their fur buddies.

They are one of the most, if not the most renowned online pet sitting services. I’ve sat several pups through Rover and it’s been a wonderful experience. The platform is thorough, detailed but easy to use.

The Rover referral program is also a great service so you can earn money by referring others to use this service, whether by having Rover sitters watch their pets, or by becoming a Rover sitter.

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Side Hustles that Pay – Online Rewards

Ebates. I’ve been a member of Ebates since 2008. I’ve gotten back thousands of dollars already from the program. How is this a side hustle?

Well what I do is promote Ebates on social media platforms and my blog to others.

Whomever signs up for it (it costs nothing extra if you do choose to sign up under my link) then I get some money back. In turn you can do exactly the same thing.

I promote it because it’s an incredible program. If you shop online, it’s a must for you. Why would anyone not want to get money back from major retailers that they’re already shopping with?

I’ve earned over $250 with Ebates every time I shop online.

Side Hustles that Pay – Social Media Management

I started out doing social media management for companies in CT. This side hustles pays me $96K a year doing it.

I even created a course how I made money from social media marketing and grew my business!

Mastering the Art of Social Media – Scale, Grow and Monetize Your Business!

If you’re interested in becoming a social media manager yourself in 30 days or less and making up to 75K per year take my friend Jenny Weg’s course.

She gives you all the ins and outs of how to manage social media accounts for businesses, plus all the nitty gritty financial stuff behind it. Social media is something you can do from your home part or full time!

Every business around the globe needs an online presence to stand out and is seeking qualified help with social management. They simply don’t have the time to tackle it themselves.

If you have the skills to promote a company on social media, you are a much-needed asset!

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Side Hustles that Pay – Pinterest Virtual Assistant 

With millions of blogs starting every year Pinterest virtual assistants are more in demand than ever!

If you want to train to become a Pinterest virtual assistant, I highly recommend Gina Horkey’s Pinterest Virtual Assistant course that will train you in no time to be on your way to earning more than $50 per hour working from home.

Skip the commute, germy office, the nosy coworkers, office gossip, going to work in the snow, arranging for childcare, elder care, petcare, calling in when you’re sick etc.

And with millions of bloggers out there on Pinterest nowadays it’s one of the most flexible and lucrative careers you can have! 

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Become a Pinterest VA
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Conclusion

We’re all living in a precarious time right now and need to find more creative ways to make a living. Whether from home or offline as you can see there are many side hustles that pay.

We are definitely not limited with our technical assets at hand.

The best thing I recommend is to focus on one or two and branch out from there.

Reach out to me with any comments or questions and please share on social!

To learn how I make over $15K per month with Affiliate Marketing read this guide:

How to Earn $15,000 Per Month with Affiliate Marketing