99 Side Hustle Gigs You Can Start Today!


99 Side Hustle Gigs You Can Start Today!

There are thousands of jobs available in America right now, as many employers can’t even find people to work! However, if you are not one who wants to work for someone else. Perhaps any of these 99+ different hustles are a business you can work for yourself!



Most people that will be reading this article are hungry and seeking an immediate plan, resolution or way… We will jump right in!

 

1. Driving

If you’re free mornings, nights, or weekends, you can earn extra cash driving your fellow citizens around.

Sign up with Lyft (currently offering a $1000 first-month guarantee) or Uber to get started.

One cool “hack”: Both companies offer “Destination Mode”, which basically allows you to earn money on your regular morning and evening commute by telling the app which direction you’re headed and only accepting riders along your route.

 

2. Food Delivery Service

With services like Uber Eats and Door Dash you can earn money on your own schedule delivering take-out orders in your town … and you don’t have to worry about keeping your car super clean for passengers.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

3. Notary Public Service

Notary certification is granted by the state and the cost is generally less than $100.

Once you’re certified, you can charge your own fee to notarize documents, or become a loan signing agent and make $1500-2000 a month overseeing mortgage signings in your spare time.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!




4. Customer Interviews

Many companies use customer interviews to get feedback on new products. Respondent is a cool service that facilitates those interviews that take place both in-person and online. (You can totally do this from home; just look for the ones that say “remote”.)

The best part? The average compensation is $140 an hour!

User Interviews is another option that averages $50-100 an hour.

 

5. Affiliate Marketing

Refer website visitors to buy products online and earn a small commission on each sale.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!


 

6. Earning Money with Credit Card Rewards

Take advantage of the various sign-up bonuses and cash back offers doled out by banks.

What’s the easiest way to get started? Try a new cash back card on for size.

For instance, the Chase Freedom Card is offering up to 30% cash back — $150 after you spend $500 — with no annual fee.

 

chase freedom 2019

If you know you’re gonna spend $500 in the next 3 months, that’s #freemoney.

 

7. Online Surveys

These won’t make you rich, but can be an easy way to supplement your income and you can do them in your downtime (waiting in line, watching TV, etc.).

If you love this stuff, check out:

  • Swagbucks – Mega-popular survey platform with a free $10 bonus; earn up to $35 a survey.

  • Springboard America – Higher payouts than many other survey sites, but requires a $50 minimum to cash out.

  • Survey Junkie – Popular online survey site with more than 3 million members.

  • Prize Rebel – Earn $10-12 an hour doing surveys or completing other tasks. Just avoid the low-paying ones.

  • InboxDollars (free $5 bonus)

  • Opinion Outpost – Cash out at just $5 via PayPal or Amazon gift cards. Each survey enters you into a $10,000 quarterly drawing.

 


 

8. Virtual Assistant Service

Virtual assistants provide administrative support to clients from their home office. If that sounds like a fun side hustle you can set up shop on your own or jump on board with an established VA company like BELAY or Fancy Hands.

  • Where to find thousands of potential clients.

  • How to make a full-time living working from home.

  • What clients are really looking for in a VA. (hint: it’s not prior VA experience)

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 


 

9. Renting Out Your Car

In select markets, you can rent out your car on a daily or hourly basis to earn extra cash through companies like Turo and Getaround.

According to Turo, the average car sits idle 22 hours a day, so their service is a unique opportunity to capitalize on those idle hours. The companies handle all the insurance.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

10. Blogging

 




 

Blogging is difficult to monetize but can be a fun outlet to practice your writing or build an audience around a particular idea.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

11. Teaching English Online

Earn up to $20 per hour teaching English to young students in China via video chat with VIPKid. If you’re eligible to work in the US or Canada, a bachelor’s degree and a year of educational experience are the only prerequisites.

Note: Because of the time zones, this is probably better the closer to the East coast you are.

Remember to immediately schedule your video interview after completing your application. This is the single most important component of the application process. You will be asked to confirm a time for a live video interview with a VIPKID teaching team member. Live interviews must be scheduled and typically will happen within a couple days (sometimes up to a week) from the time a candidate applied.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

12. Airbnb

If you have extra room in your house, you can earn money renting it out to visitors on Airbnb.com. It’s a pretty cool way to make money and meet interesting people from around the world at the same time.

With a little bit of traction, you could even cover your entire rent or mortgage by hosting guests on Airbnb. Have you tried it?

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

13. Selling on eBay

eBay can be a tough, low-margin, competitive environment, but that’s not to say there aren’t any opportunities left to earn extra cash on the world’s largest marketplace.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

14. Selling on Amazon

One of the most popular side hustles lately has been Amazon’s FBA program, in which you find bargain deals locally, and ship them off to sell on Amazon.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

15. Private Labeling

In this side hustle, you identify hot-selling products and bring your own to market to compete with them.

 

16. Teaching Online

Udemy is an impressive online education platform where students can connect with teachers from all around the world in any subject. You can create your own course around a topic you’re an expert in and set your own tuition rate.

If you have an existing subscriber base to sell to, you might be able to sell the course directly and not have to worry about losing margin to Udemy.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

17. Baking

Do people love your desserts? Maybe you could provide cake, cookies, or cupcakes to some corporate event in town.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

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18. “Alternative” Investments

For me, alternative investments are vehicles like peer-to-peer lending, real estate crowdfunding, business lending, and even cryptocurrency.

This is one of my favorite side hustles because it’s automated and passive. Check out options like Fundrise, which allows you to invest in revenue-generating commercial properties for as little as $500.

 

19. Lose Weight

Yes, with sites like HealthyWage you can actually get paid ($500 or more!) to lose weight. It works like a bet, where you put the money upfront and get paid out your prize when your hit your goal.

 

20. Becoming an Adjunct Professor

You may need a graduate degree for this one, but it can be a fun way to share your knowledge with the next generation of students and earn some good money on the side — especially if you can teach online or with pre-recorded lectures.

 

21. Being a TaskRabbit

Task Rabbit is an on-demand errand-running service that enlists regular people to help out. You can earn money in your spare time completing real-world tasks on their unique platform.

One user in Atlanta makes a full-time living assembling IKEA furniture!

The platform also allows for virtual work like online research and other tasks that can be done remotely.

 

22. Proofreading

Do you like to read? If you have an eye for detail you can set up shop on Upwork as a proofreader and bid on jobs large and small.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

23. E-commerce

Sell products online through your own store or through Amazon or eBay.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

24. Raw Land Flipping

This sounds a little crazy, but the raw land investing business “may be the best passive income model” because you don’t have to deal with “problem tenants, rodents, or repairs.”

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

25. Tutoring

Put that education to use by helping students learn in a comfortable one-on-one setting. WyzAnt is one of the largest operators in the online tutoring world.




 

If you already have experience teaching or tutoring, you might consider VIPKid, where you can teach English online to students in China.

 

26. Picking up Trash

America’s simplest business. You can earn $50,000-$100,000 a year for basically walking local parking lots and cleaning up the garbage.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

27. Focus-Grouping

Make $100 an hour at an in-person focus group.

 

28. Kindle Publishing

Selling eBook’s on Amazon is one of the best income income streams ever to exist!

29. Sperm Donor

I wouldn’t necessarily call it a business, but it sure sounds more fun than donating blood.

30. Postmate’s Delivery

Ride, drive, or walk to make local deliveries in your town with the Postmate’s app and earn up $25 an hour doing so.

If you like the idea of doing pick-up and delivery, you might consider becoming an Instacart Shopper as well.

 

31. Selling on Etsy

Etsy is the world’s largest marketplace for unique hand-crafted goods. What can you make?

 

Etsy also now allows for print-on-demand and drop shipped products.

 

32. Selling on Fiverr

Fiverr is one of the greatest sites in the world. The basic premise was “what would you do for $5?” Over the years, they’ve gradually moved beyond that $5 starting point, but Fiverr remains an interesting “Buy Button” freelance marketplace.

 

33. Selling on Teespring

Teespring is a print-on-demand t-shirt platform, where you can custom-design your own shirts and sell them through the site.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

34. T-Shirt Printing Service

Create silk-screened t-shirts for events and organizations. Bonus points for creating the designs yourself.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

35. Ghostwriting

With millions of websites all competing for attention, writing is a service that’s constantly in demand. Someone’s got to create all that content, right?

You can start out on your own, or find gigs through the popular aggregating service Contena.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!


 

36. Sports Coaching

School teams are sometimes in need of coaching help and this can be a fun and active side hustle.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

37. Podcasting

With a unique angle to your podcast, you can attract a large following, which can translate into serious sponsorship dollars. It costs less than you think to start.


 

38. Rental Properties

Real estate investing is one of the oldest and most popular side hustles in the books. New platforms like Roofstock make it easy to shop for and buy income-generating properties with tenants and property management already in place.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

39. Pool Cleaning Service

If you live in a warm climate with a lot of pools, this could be a fun and interesting side hustle to enjoy the summer outdoors.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

40. Knife Sharpening

Every house in the country is a potential repeat customer. In this post and podcast episode, get started and earn $30-60 an hour sharpening knives.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

41. Swagbucks / InboxDollars

Also not really a business, but you can earn gift cards, cash, and other rewards by answering surveys, watching videos, playing games, and shopping online with both Swagbucks and InboxDollars.

(While rare, you can occasionally earn up to $35 a survey.)

At press time, both companies are offering a $5 bonus just for signing up!

 

42. Alterations

Handy with a sewing machine? I believe the market for clothing alteration is ripe for disruption because of a lack of transparency in pricing. I’ve had some suits altered from a couple different places with dramatically different rates.




Free marketing tip: Post flyers at the gym or other places where people may have lost a lot of weight and need their clothes altered.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

43. Book Flipping

Use the free Bookscouter app to scan barcodes and see what old books are worth. You can do this both for the ones collecting dust on your shelf and for the ones at garage sales or the library book store.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

44. Child Care

Is it just me, or does “babysitting” sound amateur compared to “child care”? Register on sites like SitterCity to begin building a client base.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

45. Caregiving

This business continues to grow as the population ages, and popular sites like Care.com can help match you with customers.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

46. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Tax Preparation Service

Help other businesses with their accounting and finances. This can be a great option for people with an accounting background from school, your day job, or just for people who aren’t afraid of math.

Virtual bookkeepers can earn $60 an hour or more.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

47. Brand Ambassadorship

Big brands are always looking for assistance with their on-the-ground marketing efforts, and pay pretty well for the help.

 

48. Building Niche Websites

Building niche sites is a popular side hustle because after some initial research and time investment they can be a relatively hands-off income source. These types of sites generally cover a very specific topic and earn money through advertising, affiliate relationships, or digital products.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

49. Building an Authority Website

While niche sites get a lot of attention, an authority site has a better chance of withstanding the changes in Google’s algorithm and turning into a long-term asset.

You may not even need to be an authority when starting out.

 

50. Car Flipping

If you’re a savvy negotiator and know your way around cars, you can buy low and sell high and turn a profit quickly with this side hustle.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!


 

51. Car Wash and Detailing

A mobile detailing service would be a super-low cost startup and you could get clients in bunches at office parks, shopping malls, schools, sporting events, and other places where cars like to gather.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

52. Carpet Cleaning

Carpet cleaning is a relatively simple and low cost business to start. You could get clients on an annual or semi-annual recurring schedule like the dentist.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

53. Catering and Cooking

If you have a passion for cooking, a catering business has a lower barrier to entry and time commitment than say, opening a restaurant.

With platforms like Eatwith, you could even begin charging to host meals.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic catering website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!


 

54. Residential or Commercial Cleaning Service

It may not be glamorous, but it’s something nearly every business spends money on and usually gets done in the after-work hours.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 




 

55. Computer Repair Service

There are more computers in this country (including tablets and smartphones) than there are people. The repair market is very fragmented which means there is opportunity for solo-operators to break in.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

computer repair

56. Computer Tutoring

Some of the computer skills we take for granted are still lacking for portions of the population.

If you can find them and sell them on the necessity of technical skills for their careers, there might be a business opportunity here.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

57. Consulting / Coaching

Consulting is an ambiguously broad field, but there are consultants for practically every area of expertise. What are you a relative expert in that others might pay for your advice?

With platforms like Clarity.fm, you can get started very quickly and earn $60/hour and up.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

58. Cover Letter and Resume Service

Especially if you have experience in HR, there is a massive opportunity to help job seekers with their resumes and cover letters. Since the payoff of landing a job is so high, it can be worthwhile for applicants to seek some professional assistance on their documents.

It would be interesting to see this sold on a pay-for-performance model, where you only get paid if the applicant gets the interview.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

59. Craigslist Arbitrage

Craigslist and other markets are still filled with inefficiencies that a trained eye can exploit for profit. There are some great stories of regular people doing just this.

 

60. Craigslist Gigs

There’s a little-known section in the bottom right corner of Craigslist (at least at press time) specifically for side hustlers, called gigs:

Check it out and see what kind of gigs you might be able to find nearby or online.

61. Small Business Marketing Service

Many small companies don’t have the staff or know-how to do all their marketing themselves, especially when it comes to putting their best foot forward online and on social media.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

62. Customer Service

Some companies are now employing part-time customer service representatives to work from home and handle incoming phone or live chat service requests.

63. Get Paid to Go on Dates?

The dating site WhatsYourPrice.com actually lets suitors pay women to go on dates with them.

64. Dividend Investing

This has been one of the best ways of “buying cash flow” lately, and is a simple way to get paid over and over again from work you do once.

Set up a free brokerage account at M1 Finance and get started right away.


65. Dog Walking

Yes, some people are too busy to walk their own dogs. Post flyers in your neighborhood or set up a profile on WagWalking.com.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

66. Doula Service

Doulas can earn $500-$1000 per birth, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

67. Dropshipping

Dropshippers set up their own storefront and process sales, but never touch the actual product. Instead, the items are shipped directly to the customer from the manufacturer or wholesaler.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

68. Estate Sale Service

Estate sales are often managed by a third-party company, who takes a percentage of the proceeds in exchange for handling the event.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

69. Event DJ-ing

DJ-ing is something of a lost art in the era of pre-made iTunes playlists, but there are still plenty of events that have a live DJ.

Check out sites like GigSalad to set up your profile and get booked.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

70. Freelancing

There are millions of people supplementing their income by freelancing in their spare time. You’ll find them on sites like FreeeUp or Fiverr.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

71. Furniture Making

If you’re skilled in carpentry, maybe people would like to buy your hand-crafted furniture. OK, this one reminds me of Ron Swanson.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

ron swanson woodworking

72. Field Agent

Field Agent is a free smartphone app that pays you to complete small tasks in your neighborhood, like photographing the inside of a store.

 

73. Graphic Design Service

Quality graphic design is always in-demand, and never before have there been so many outlets on which to sell your skills. The most popular design-focused site is 99designs, but you can check out CrowdspringDesignCrowd, or any of the freelance marketplaces as well.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

74. Handyman Service

This is certainly not a great option for my less-than-handy self, but I’m positive someone else with the right skills can make it work.

You might try setting up a profile on TaskRabbit or Thumbtack.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

75. Home Inspection Service

Certification is required, but this is a viable side hustle because the inspections can be scheduled at your convenience and only take a few hours.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

76. Mobile Mechanic

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

77. Human Billboard

If you’re not afraid of potentially embarrassing yourself on a street corner, there are always businesses looking to hire sign-spinners or people in costume to attract attention.

 

human billboard

78. Hyper-Local Newspaper

Could you start a small newspaper for your neighborhood? Could you sell advertisements?

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

79. Interior Decorating

With an eye for design, interior decorating could be a fun part-time business.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

80. Investing in Websites

If you have some idle cash and want to put it to work, buying a pre-existing cash flow may be the fastest path to side hustle income.


 

81. Ironing / Mobile Laundry Service

Holy crap do I hate ironing! I’m certain a decent chunk of the population is with me on this one and would be willing to pay to make that problem go away.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 




 

82. Junk Hauling Service

This is an especially feasible side hustle business if you already have access to a large truck or van. Bonus points if you can re-sell some of the junk!

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic junk hauling service website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

83. (Medical) Transcription Service

Medical transcription, which involves typing out doctors’ recorded voice notes, is often a part-time work-from-home position.

Rev.com hires transcriptionists as well, and if you’re fast, you might be able to earn up to $15 an hour.

 

84. Flyer Distribution Service

Effectively earn $75-100 an hour for taking a walk!

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

85. MLM Sales

MLM (multi-level marketing) programs are frequently derided as pyramid schemes — and many of them are — but some people manage to do quite well with them, often starting out part-time. Amway is probably the most well-known.

A word of caution: The failure rate in network marketing is 99%–much higher than in other business models. Before you dive in and drink the Kool-Aid, make sure this is something you can really stand behind and can see yourself doing long-term.

 

86. Mobile Oil Change Service

Save people time by bringing the shop and supplies to them. If you’re comfortable fixing cars, you might actually check out YourMechanic.com, which helps match you with customers in need of car repairs.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!




 

87. Modeling

Stock photographers are sometimes in need of subjects for their work. Strike a pose!

 

88. Movie / TV Extra

Your odds are better if you’re in LA or New York, but there can always be “on location” shoots nearby.

Check out Central Casting or Auditions Free to see if there are any movie extra jobs near you. Bonus points if you can get your Screen Actors Guild credentials or IMDB credits!

Movie extras typically earn minimum wage, but then again, you might have a brush with celebrity.

 

89. Moving Service

Moving is never fun, but can be a good way to earn some extra cash on the weekend if you’re strong and don’t mind carrying other people’s stuff.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic moving website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

90. Mystery Shopping

Companies will pay you to verify their in-store or on-the-phone experience, or to spy on their competition. It’s possible to make over $10,000 a year being a mystery shopper.


91. Organize a Bundle Sale

An online bundle sale brings together a bunch of digital products for a limited time. Each contributor earns a cut on every bundle they sell and you take a percentage as the organizer.

 

92. Host Trivia Nights

Bars and restaurants are always looking for creative ways to get customers in the door, especially mid-week. One compelling option is an entertaining trivia game, that you can get paid to host.

 

93. Party Planning / Wedding Coordinator Service

Put your organization skills to good use. Build relationships with venues, wedding photographers, or other service providers in the space. You might need to do your first couple of gigs for free or a low cost to establish yourself.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

94. Rent Out Used Baby Gear

BabyQuip.com presents a compelling alternative to getting rid of baby stuff as soon as you’re done with it — which has been our strategy so far!

The platform connects parents with traveling families or grandparents who live in town and need a crib and a stroller for a few days.

The average BabyQuip Quality Provider makes $650 a month part-time.

 

95. Personal Chef Service

Could you picture yourself making meals in someone else’s kitchen? This could be a good way to break into the food services industry without the time commitment and overhead of starting your own restaurant.

Some people pay $180-200 a week for meals delivered to their house.

HireaChef.com connects you with families and events looking for private chefs, or you might just post on Facebook or NextDoor.

 

96. Personal Training

People are always looking to get in shape and if you have a passion for fitness, this could be the perfect side hustle.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

97. Pet Grooming

Just like their owners, pets require haircuts too. A mobile pet grooming service can be a low-cost part-time business.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

98. Pet Sitting

When homeowners travel, it opens up an opportunity for pet sitting services to come by and take care of their animals.

pet sitting

To set up shop, try Rover.com. Many people are all making over $1000 a month watching other people’s pets!

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic pet sitting website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

99. Photography Service

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

100. Product Licensing

Who says ideas are worthless? With product licensing you can sell the rights to your idea to large companies, who will pay you royalties for every sale they make from that idea.

 

101. App Development

The mobile app market is hot, but one developer likened it to the gold rush — where the ones who made the most money were the ones selling the gear and the shovels. Similarly, a freelance app developer gets paid whether or not the app goes on to become a hit.

 

102. Real Estate Wholesaling

In this side hustle, your job is to connect motivated sellers with real estate investors. You earn the difference between your negotiated contract price and the eventual sales price.

The best part? It doesn’t put your cash or credit at risk.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

103. Rec Sports Officiating

Recreational sports leagues are often in need of referees and umpires, and this can be a fun way to spend your evenings and earn a little extra cash.

As an amateur softball player, I’ve seen some of the same umps every season for the last 10 years so they must enjoy it!

 

104. RentaFriend

RentaFriend.com facilitates (strictly platonic) paid companionship.

Friends report earning $20-50 an hour to hang out with strangers. Yeah, this sounds a little creepy and weird but I guess if you’re lonely and you’ve got the money…

 

105. Snuggling

Yes, this is a real thing, and it has a number of health benefits. So, naturally there’s a business angle.

For Sam Varnerin of Boston, her snuggling side hustle has turned into a pretty lucrative business. She told Student Loan Hero, “I work around 18 hours a week, charging between $80 and $100 an hour, and make between $3-4k a month.”

Sam started part-time through the SnuggleBuddies.com agency, which allowed her to earn $40 an hour on her own schedule, before striking out on her own.

 

106. Software Mogul

Software is one of those “perfectly scalable” business models, in that you can theoretically create something once and sell it over and over again.

The cool thing is, you don’t even know how to write code.

107. Teaching Music

With a love for music, teaching, and working with kids, you could start a part-time music teaching business. In our town, we see instructors setting up shop at children’s fairs and even at the weekly farmer’s markets to advertise.

 

108. Music Licensing

License catchy tunes to big brands and TV shows.

Alternatively, licensing stock music is a bit of a numbers game, but can be a cool way to earn passive income from your art.

 

109. Teaching Yoga

A certain level of expertise and certification may be required, but becoming a yoga instructor could be a fun and healthy part-time business.

 

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

110. Tour Guide Service

Do you want to show off your city to visitors? You can create your own unique tour experience with the help of websites like Vayable.com or ToursByLocals.com.

For example, move people through your city; scenic, historic and metropolitan areas at $50 a pop.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

111. Translation / Interpretation Service

A translation service could be an excellent way to put your bilingual skills to good use. There are always translation jobs on Upwork, as a place to start.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

112. Travel Agent Service

Are you a seasoned traveler? Do you always know where to get the best deals and the best experiences? It might be surprising that despite widespread access to travel information there is still a healthy demand both for insider travel knowledge and the hands-off experience of letting an expert handle the booking.

Plus, you can put your travel-hacking skills to the test and earn money at the same time with services like FlightFox.

 

113. Vehicle Advertising

According to Wrapify, you can earn up to $500 a month by putting an advertising “wrap” on your car.

One reader in Chicago reported making $400 in a month from this, just making her normal commute.

 

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114. Vending Machines

Matt Miller’s passive income vending machine empire started with just $36 and a bag of gumballs. He’d been flipping used books, but found it took too much time. Looking for something a little more automated, he settled on bulk vending.

 

115. Voiceover Acting

Companies are always on the look for professional voiceover talent. Once you start listening for it, you’ll hear voiceover work everywhere.

Turning your voiceover side hustle into a full-time gig in just 4 months, earning up to $3000 an hour in the process.

 

116. Web Design Service

There’s no shortage of crappy looking websites out there. Pitch the benefits of good design and help them out.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!


 

117. Window Cleaning Service

Window cleaning can be a nice little weekend side hustle, and requires minimal startup capital; you may already have a ladder, a bucket, and a squeegee.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

118. Working on Mechanical Turk

Mechanical Turk is a service provided by Amazon to help companies complete micro-jobs that sometimes only pay pennies for each one.

The good news is they’re relatively simple and fast to finish, so you may be able to earn a modest side hustle income in your spare time from home. One reader reported earning $21,000 in his spare time over the last couple years.

I’m not sure the hourly wage will be anything amazing here but I wanted to include it as an option in case you wanted to check it out.

 

119. Yard Work Service

Much like the cleaning service above, it’s not the most glamorous side hustle in the world but the fact is nearly every yard in the country requires some sort of maintenance. That means there’s a big business opportunity.

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

120. YouTube Channel Host

Google (which owns YouTube) pays channel-owners to host their ads on their videos, meaning if you generate a lot of YouTube views, you can earn a lot of money with their revenue sharing program.

Several YouTube users report earning more than $100,000 a year.

 

121. Storage Unit Auctions

Popularized by TV shows like Storage Wars, bidding on abandoned storage lockers can be a viable side hustle — and a bit of a treasure hunt.

 

122. Local Rental Business

Having an awesome business card, Facebook page and a dynamic website is the best way to make a solid annual income with this gig!

 

123. Reader’s Choice!

Help me out by adding your part-time business idea in the comments below!

And yes, I know the list has grown beyond the promised 99 ideas 🙂

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a side hustle?

Broadly speaking, a side hustle is anything you do to earn money outside of your day job. However, side hustles carry a more entrepreneurial connotation than merely taking on a second job.

What’s the best side hustle for me?

The best side hustle for you depends on a number of factors, including your skills and experience, the time you have to devote to it, and your overall interests and goals. Check out our full list and you’re sure to find a side hustle idea that sparks a flame!

What are the most popular side hustles?

By raw numbers, the most popular side hustles are Affiliate marketing, freelancing, network marketing, web design, real estate investing, and participating in the “gig economy” through apps like Uber and Lyft. Be sure to check out the full list of ideas to see which one could be a fit for you.

How do you start a side hustle?

To start a side hustle, I recommend the “lean startup” model. That means keeping upfront investments low until you find paying customers. Then, use their feedback to change and adapt as needed. But all side hustles start with an idea. Check out our full list of side hustle ideas for more!

Why should you have a side hustle?

A side hustle can be a great way to build extra income and extra skills outside a traditional job. It can be a way to escape a job you don’t like, a shortcut to financial independence, or just a way to practice entrepreneurship in a low risk manner.

 





 

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