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40+ Side Hustle Ideas To Try This Month

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What’s going on everyone! Many people could use extra money from time to time. An emergency could happen, or they could want to save for a family trip. Whatever the reason is, I want people to know that there are many ways for you to make extra money. In this post, I will go over 40+ side hustle ideas that you can try this month.

1. Server/Bartender

One of the easiest ways to make some extra money is to consider becoming a server or a bartender. There are many restaurants that you can apply to. If you have a 9-5 job, you can serve or bartend once you get off or on the weekends. If you are good at it, you could make a couple of hundred bucks a night.

2. Airbnb

If you have your own place, you can rent it on Airbnb. You can list your whole home or rent out a spare room. I know a couple of people who’ve listed their properties before in the past. They say that it’s easy for the most part. If you are interested in starting with Airbnb, visit this link.

3. Personal Trainer

If you are in shape and you enjoy working out, you could become a personal trainer. As people get older, they want to take better care of themselves. As a personal trainer, you can help them with that. There are different ways for you to promote your services such as word of mouth or via social media.

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4. Swagbucks

If you are looking for a place to legitimately do online surveys and small online tasks, then you should check out Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a free website that allows you to get “Swagbucks” for doing surveys, watching videos, and more. The Swagbucks can then be redeemed for gift cards and PayPal cash.

Related Post: My Swagbucks Review

5. Tutor

The next thing on the side hustle ideas list is to become a tutor. If you are a whiz at a particular subject, this could be the perfect side hustle for you. Math and science are subjects that students struggle with. You can search online for companies that are looking for tutors, or you could start a tutoring service on your own.

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6. eBay

This is one of my favorite ways to make extra money. I’ve been selling things on eBay for nine years. It is free to sign up for. You can sell almost anything on the website. There are people (including myself) making hundreds of bucks per month from selling stuff on eBay. In my opinion, this is one of the best side hustle ideas on this list.

Related Post: 10 Posts That Will Help Your eBay Business

7. Washing Cars

The next way to make money is to wash people’s cars. Everyone doesn’t like to wash their car, so you should be able to always find some clients. Check around your neighborhood or advertise your service online.

9. Craigslist

Raise your hand if you’ve heard of Craigslist. I’m sure that 95% of you raised your hands. You can sell things on Craigslist, and you can also find odd jobs. The opportunities vary depending on the city that you live in. If you are interested in selling stuff on craigslist, make sure that you stay safe.

Related Post: How to Sell Something on Craigslist Safely

10. OfferUp

If you are looking for another way to sell unwanted items, you can list them on OfferUp. OfferUp is a phone app where you can sell things to different people. It’s very similar to Craigslist. The unique thing about OfferUp is that you can only list the items from the app.

11. Computer Repair

If you are good at diagnosing problems with computers, you should consider fixing them. Computers crash from time to time. They could have too much data on the hard drive, or they could get a virus. If you know how to restore the data, you could make a good amount of extra money.

12. Mechanic

I’ll be the first to say that I don’t know much about cars. When something goes wrong with it, I contact my mechanic instead of taking it to the shop. My mechanic is much cheaper than the auto shop and he gets the job done. He’s fixed several issues with my cars over the years. He’s also fixed several of my friend’s vehicles as well. If you know how to fix cars, you should seriously consider this side hustle. If you are good at it, you will always have a steady stream of customers.

13. Lyft or Uber

While I’m talking about vehicles, the next thing on the side hustle ideas list is to drive for Lyft or Uber. You create your own schedule. If you want to work only on the weekends, you can do just that. You also can get paid each week too.

Related Post: The Life of an Uber Driver

14. Movie Extra

Have you considered acting? If you live in a city like New York, Atlanta, or Los Angeles, you should look into becoming a movie extra. They are always filming something in those cities, so there is always an opportunity to apply for work as an extra.

15. Substitute Teacher

If you work an early evening job and want to make some extra money during the day, you should consider becoming a substitute teacher. Depending on where you live, there may be a shortage of substitute teachers. That means that it will be easier for you to get on. If you have a bachelor’s degree, you can apply.

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16. Mystery Shopping

Do you mind shopping and performing small tasks in stores or restaurants? If so, mystery shopping is for you. There are several companies out there for you to sign up with. With mystery shopping, you usually have to make a purchase and rate a store or the customer service. It’s pretty simple.

17. Sell on Etsy

If you make your own arts, crafts, or jewelry, you can sell things on Etsy. Millions of people sell on Etsy every year. If you have good products to sell, Etsy may be the platform for you.

18. Wedding Coordinator

Do you enjoy making sure people’s weddings go as planned? Do you have an eye for setting up events? If the answer to those questions is yes, then you can consider becoming a wedding coordinator. Wedding coordinators do tasks such as helping pick out the wedding venue, going over the guest list, and more.

19. Create an Online Course

If you’re an expert at something and you feel like you can teach it, you can create an online course. There are many platforms out there for you to use. I recently created my first online course on one of my side hustles. It’s titled How to Make Money In Your Spare Time With eBay. Check it out here for more details.

20. Sell an eBook

You may not want to create an online course. That’s fine. You can write an eBook instead. EBook’s can make a lot of money depending on the subject. They aren’t difficult to create. This is one of the side hustle ideas that I plan to focus on more in the future.

21. Massage Therapist

The next side hustle idea to try this month is to provide massage therapy. If you have your massage therapist license, but have another job, you can do massage therapy on the weekends. Everyone is not able to get to the masseuse during the week, so this could be a good side hustle for you.

22. Babysitter

If you like watching kids, you can babysit. People need sitters when they go out from time to time whether it’s during a weeknight or on the weekend. Start by asking your friends and family that have kids if they need your services.

23. Referee

Do you like sports? Can you make sure that athletes follow the rules? If so, consider becoming a referee. There is at least one sport going on all year. Hypothetically speaking, you could referee football, basketball, volleyball, and baseball in a calendar year. I have a couple of friends who have refereed for a few years now. It’s some nice extra income for them. You can get paid between $35 – $50 per game.

24. Amazon Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk is another website where you can do online surveys. I used to do surveys on this site a few years ago. You can make an extra $20 – $30 per month if you do this 5-6 days per week.

25. Sell T-Shirts

Selling t-shirts is another one of my favorite side hustle ideas. I enjoy creating t-shirts and selling them online. If you’re creative, you should try doing it too. I use three sites to make and sell shirts. They are Merch by Amazon, Redbubble, and Teespring. All three sites are free to sign up for. At the current moment, I’ve had the most success with Teespring. Check out this post I wrote on how to sell shirts with them. Merch is catching up though.

26. Affiliate Links

If you have a website or a large following on social media, you should consider posting affiliate links occasionally. With affiliate links, you promote a product or a service. If someone clicks on the link, you get a percentage of the sale. People are making a killing with affiliates. Pat Flynn and Michelle Schroeder-Gardner are two people that are doing very well.

27. Make and Sell Coffee Mugs

Selling coffee mugs can be one of the more unique side hustle ideas. If you have a funny saying or design, try putting it on a coffee mug. You can use a site like Zazzle to get started with that.

28. Fiverr

Fiverr is a website for freelancers. People can post jobs or services on there. For example, if you are good at graphic design, you could post an ad saying that you will create someone’s logo. There are several categories that you can list your service under. Check out Fiverr here.

29. Donate Plasma

You can donate plasma a couple of times per month. As long as you’re healthy, and can pass the screening process, you should consider doing this. This is definitely one of the more unique side hustles out there. You can make a couple of hundred bucks per month.

30. Pawn items

If you have something of value, you could take it to the pawnshop. A few years ago, I pawned some jewelry because I needed some money badly. I walked out of the pawnshop with cash ten minutes later. Besides jewelry, you can also pawn things like laptops, TV’s, gaming consoles, stereos, and musical instruments.

31. Freelance Writing

If you like writing, you can make extra money from it. Writing is a skill. Not everyone can do it efficiently. Different companies need freelance writers from time to time. Some pay by the word while others pay by the article. When I first started freelancing, I got paid $30 per article. Since then, I’ve increased my rates. The key to getting freelance gigs is to pitch constantly. If you’re good at it, this can be one of the most lucrative side hustle ideas here.

32. UPS

During the holidays, UPS hires for several seasonal positions. They need additional package sorters and people to help with the drivers. If you want to make some money and get a workout, this is one of the best side hustle jobs out there.

33. Virtual Assistant

As a virtual assistant, you can do tasks for different clients. You can edit documents for the client, schedule social media, and more. You can do tasks wherever there is a computer and internet access.

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34. Delivery Driver

This is another one of the things on the list that I’ve done. It’s one of the easiest side hustles to make money with. Several restaurants need help with deliveries, especially during peak times. If you live in a safe area and you don’t have a problem delivering food, then this opportunity is for you. At most restaurants, as a delivery driver, you get a paycheck and tips. You can’t beat that.

35. Photographer

People need photographers from time to time. If you have a camera and can take decent pictures, you could able to make a little money to do so. You can start off doing headshots for people and expand from there.

36. Club Promoter

If you’re popular and you enjoy the nightlife, you could consider becoming a club promoter. Some clubs have a hard time getting a crowd, so they hire promoters to help them. If you can get people to come out consistently, you will have a pretty good side gig. If you think you’re up for the challenge check with some local clubs or browse the gigs section on Craigslist.

37. Amazon Flex

Next up on the list of side hustle ideas is Amazon Flex. Amazon Flex is a program that allows drivers to deliver packages to people. If you have a reliable car and a cell phone, you can apply for the program. Check the website to make sure that the Amazon Flex program is available in your city. If it is, apply as soon as possible. This can be one of the side hustle business ideas that can bring in a good amount of money.

38. Focus Groups

Focus groups are another way that you can make extra money this month. There are different companies that you can sign up with to find opportunities. Sometimes you can get over $100 for an hour of your time.

39. Start a Blog

Making money with a blog isn’t easy, but if you stay with it, the growth can be exponential. You can start a blog in less than an hour. If you have a plan in place and post consistently, you get to the point where you’re making money from it. Here is a post I wrote on starting a blog with Bluehost. Bluehost is the hosting company that I use for my blog. They are currently starting their hosting at $3.95. It’s regularly $7.99. That’s a steal.

40. Graphic Designer

Can you make great-looking graphics? Have you designed flyers for people before in the past? If you are a graphic designer, then you have a skill that a lot of us don’t have. Good graphic designers are hard to find.

41. Music DJ

DJ’s can make or break any party. I’ve been to some events where the DJ was great. I’ve also been to events where people booed the DJ. If you know how to rock a party, you will do very good. There is a chance that you can turn this into a full-time gig.

42. Web Design

The final thing that is on the list of side hustle ideas to try this month is to do some web design work. Many people want to create a website, but they don’t know where to start. If you know to create websites, you should promote your services as soon as you get the chance. There is a huge market for web designers out there. Start marketing yourself and soon you’ll have your first client.

I hope you enjoyed these ideas for side hustles. There should be multiple ones that you can try. Most of these side hustles are for adults. If you’re a teen looking to make money, check out this post titled Online Jobs for Teens.

What have you done to make extra money before?

 

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10 Comments

  1. People sleep on Craigslist and focus groups. Both were beneficial when I started my blog business in the early years.

  2. I’m about to bookmark this page so that I can do some of these things. Another great post, Jason!

  3. Some interesting ideas here. I have another to consider that is both recession and pandemic-proof. I’ve been cleaning up litter outside commercial properties for 40 years. I started this as a side hustle in 1981 and grew it into a lucrative full-time business I still operate. The work is almost as easy to do as going for a walk! You simply walk the exterior property and sweep up any litter material you see into your collection tool. Empty your tool when full into a waste dumpster on site. Make $30-$50 per hour.

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