7 Simple Side Gigs to Make Extra Money

Are you in need of extra money? Do you want to make extra money to fund a hobby? Check out these side gigs to make extra money.

These days everyone is getting their side hustle on. There are tons of ways you can earn some extra cash and have fun doing it. Check out these side gigs and start making some extra money today.

  1. Blogging

Do you enjoy writing? Then blogging is the gig job for you. This is a great side hustle for people who work 9 to 5 because you can do it at your own pace. You can also blog from anywhere in the world (hello, Bali!).

Now blogging does take a while before it becomes profitable but we like it because there are many ways to make money from your blog. You can sell advertising on your blog with Google Adsense or become an affiliate marketer. Maybe you’ll even design your own product line or sell classes that teach people a skill.

Choose a niche that you enjoy. This will make it seem less like side work and more like fun. Take your time creating content that people love and your blog will have a large following in no time.

So break out the laptop and fire up WordPress and get started blogging today.

  1. Open an Etsy Shop

Etsy is a great place for artists and crafty people to sell their goods online. Go ahead and start that candle making business you’ve always talked about. Or maybe you can sell handmade jewelry.

Open up an Etsy shop and set it up. Put some marketing behind your shop, like a social media page, to bring traffic to your shop. Create a logo and branding for your Etsy shop to make your shop look professional.

You can even consider marketing your shop through social media ads or search engine ads. Offer discounts and sales your opening week to get people excited about your new shop. Connect with other Etsy shop owners online and ask them what works best for them.

It can take a little while to gain momentum but before you know it you’ll have customers lining up to buy from you.

  1. Photography Side Gigs

Maybe photography is your favorite hobby. Put it to work and earn some extra cash.

You can shoot a wedding and engagement photos. Brides and brides to be are always looking for a photographer and this could provide you with some easy cash jobs.

Senior portraits are always popular in the spring. Every year you can expect a fresh crop of seniors who will be graduating from high school or college who will want their photo taken.

Shoot business headshots. Business people such as realtors or lawyers often need a good quality headshot. You can provide this to them.

Maybe shooting people isn’t your thing. Try selling stock photography online. Online stock photography websites are always looking for new contributors and you earn income every time your photos are purchased.

Real estate photos are often overlooked by photographers. Many real estate agents are looking for photos of houses and properties quickly. If you can provide that service real estate photography could be a great side hustle.

  1. Work with Animals

Who doesn’t want to work with animals? Start a small pet sitting business. Take care of people’s pets when they go on vacation or out of town. You can have the pets stay at your house or check on them at their own home.

Another great work from home side job with animals is to become a dog trainer. Search how to become a dog trainer online and you’ll see many classes you can attend that will teach you everything you need to know. Teach old dogs new tricks and pick up some extra cash along the way.

Everyone needs a neighborhood dog walker. Many elderly people (or busy people) have a hard time taking their dog out every day for a walk. Sign-up customers for your dog walking service and hit the road with Fido.

You’ll make some extra money and get those steps in too – win-win!

  1. Become a Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistants have become very popular these days. You can perform all kinds of tasks from data entry to social media and more. Help people keep up with their demanding schedules by taking some of the work off their plate.

Depending on the amount of time you have for your side job this one could even become a full-time gig. Find quick jobs or someone who is looking for a Virtual Assistant more long-term. It’s up to you. This is a great way to make money while expanding your resume.

  1. Online English Teacher

If you are a teacher or if you have a degree from an American university, than you can teach English online. Teach children or adults English from the comfort of your home.

There are lots of websites online where you can sign-up to start teaching English. English teachers generally make $10 – $40 per hour.

  1. Become a Rideshare Driver

Maybe driving is your thing. If so, check out what t takes to become a rideshare driver on a popular app like Lyft or Uber. Generally, you will need to have a car with four doors that can seat people comfortably to be a driver.

The great thing about working for a rideshare company is you get to make your own hours. You can drive after you get off work or on the weekends. You can even drive from 2 am to 5 am if you want. You make your own schedule and control how much money you take home.

So if this fits you sign up for an account today. After you are cleared as a driver you can get started driving.

Start Earning Cash Today

Side gigs are an easy way to start earning extra cash in your spare time. Get your hustle on and pick up one of these side gigs that you enjoy. Start making money today by doing something you love.

If your friends need extra cash too, be sure to share this article with them. Leave us a comment below and tell us what your side gig is and how you got started.

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