Side Hustles That Pay The Rent!
Side Hustles are an amazing way to earn extra money. I turned my side hustle – blogging, into my full time gig! More people are working freelance/side hustle jobs nowadays to make ends meet. Why? Because they’re flexible, pay decent rates, don’t require an extraordinary amount of skill and can be done part time or full time at almost any age! And I’m not talking about survey sites, even though there are some definite legitimate ones that do pay really well. Below are 20 side hustles that you can earn money from to pay off debt, put towards a future vacation, travel, or your emergency savings fund.
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FabFitFun – If you are into cosmetics, fitness and lifestyle premium products you’ll love promoting the seasonal subscription boxes from FabFitFun. They feature the very best in product from beauty, fashion, tech and wellness. I love the fact that their products are all ‘regular’ size and not those little mini sample sizes. Each box has over $200 in product for $49.95.
The perks are promoters get a $9 payout for each customer that orders and a 30 day cookie. You would also get 20% off the purchase of your own box. They give you lots of creatives to promote with on social media, or your own website and special sneak peak offers. It’s a pretty cool deal!
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 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 of done that every day if I possible and my house would of been dust free!
Ebay or Swap.com – Selling on eBay is super easy especially with the mobile app. You simply upload some pictures, add a good description and sell. Ebay is especially great for History or collectible items.
You will make more money on these types of items selling on eBay than you would at a garage sale for certain. You can even shop some garage sales for collectibles and sell them on eBay to make a profit! I once bought a pair of Hummel figurines for $15 and sold them on eBay for $45!
Retail Arbitrage – Read how this couple made $30,000 re-selling Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning!
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.
If you want to get out of the house and enjoy a fast pace Ubereats is a great option. Having food 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!
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 used to know rented out part of his house for extra income. He had no mortgage and made a killing.
Benny Hsu started his tee shirt company with Shopify and made a profit of 100K in one years time!
Love to organize? Get some business cards, some fliers, create your own website and Facebook page and start your own part time Organizing business.
I once paid a kid from Craig’s List $300 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.
Lots of odd jobs to be found on Task Rabbit. Anything from yard work to furniture assembly to picking up dry cleaning, you can set your own hours/rates and choose your own tasks.
Organize Estate Sales For Others
Having estate sales for others is a trending business. People who are moving or downsizing don’t have the time and energy to put it all together. You can organize and label everything and then market and manage the crowds.
Collect the money and make nice profits from the proceeds. These estate sales can be done online or in person depending upon the season.
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.
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, give relationship 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.
Culinary If you are known for making a particular dish, put your culinary expertise to work! My girlfriend sells amazing cupcakes for kids’ birthday parties and made enough money to pay her credit card bills.
If you can bake awesome cakes and cookies you can sell them as your side income. Holidays are a particularly great time to sell food to people who don’t have the time to bake! And everyone loves homemade! With today’s social media there’s limitless ways to spread the word about your goodies!
Blog. Why not start your own blog! It is not a quick solution for money but 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.
It is hard in the beginning but the payoffs are well worth the time you will put in. There are bloggers who earn between $500 and $50,000 per month on their blogs. Which one will you be?
Become a Virtual Assistant
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 etc.
You can do various projects for people via your computer. Here is a list of 17 companies that seek remote workers in many different industries.
If you go to Facebook their are tons of legitimate groups that post jobs all over the world for Virtual Assistants. Here’s a great one that connects Virtual Assistants with Clients from all over the globe:
Rover. If you’re a doggie lover I highly recommend Rover. They are one of the most, if not the most renowned online petsitting 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.
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 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?
Social Media Management
Check out this course by my friend Jenny. She gives you all the ins and outs of how to manage social media accounts for businesses. Something you can do from your home part or full time! Tons of businesses are seeking help with social management and don’t have the time to tackle it themselves.
Pinterest Virtual Assistant Side Hustle
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 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, the nosy co workers, office gossip, going to work in the snow, when you’re sick etc.
Did you know you can sell $900 of printables in a weekend? Check out At Home With Holly.
She sells printables that she makes on Google docs, Canva and PicMonkey.
Many bloggers do very well selling printables on Etsy, on their blogs or locally. Maybe you should give it a try?