The Top 15 Best Side Jobs

Side jobs can help you make a little extra cash or let you turn something you’re passionate about into profit. Here is a list of some side gigs that are easy to get, don’t require more education/training, and can earn you some extra income:

1. Delivery Driver or Rideshare Driver

You can deliver packages for companies such as Amazon, work on a flexible schedule, and use your own vehicle. Other food delivery services such as DoorDash and Grubhub offer similar options. There are also usually openings for drivers for companies such as Lyft or Uber in which you can use your own car, work flexible hours, and earn extra money. 

2. Photographer

Many restaurants or couples want and/or rely on high quality photos to reflect their brand or capture a special moment. If you have a knack for taking good photos and are familiar with editing platforms such as Photoshop and Lightroom, this might be an option to look into. 

3. Personal Assistant and Household Helper

Through various platforms such as TaskRabbit, you can find postings for people who need a job done around the house or cleaning done around the house. 

4. Social Media Content Manager

You can help manage and maintain a company’s social media accounts and interact with followers. This helps to grow business and helps a company gain exposure. It also is a job that lets you work remotely and with flexible hours. 

5. Babysitter

Looking after someone’s kids or caring for the elderly comes with flexible hours. High quality babysitters are often in great demand and you could earn extra money for sitting in the living room as the children sleep. 

6. Pet Sitter

If you love pets, this could be a great way to make some extra money. You can market your services such as dog-walking through apps such as Rover or Wag. 

7. Bookkeeper

You could be responsible for payroll and, supervising tasks, and handling accounts. If you are organized and detail-oriented, this might be something to look into. 

8. Customer Service Representative

You can get hired in-person or online and easily work evenings and weekends if you have a day job. 

9. Rent out your space

If you have an extra room or storage space, posting the space on sites such as Airbnb or Stow It can make you extra money without much work from you. 

10. Social Media Influencer

You can use your presence on Instagram to generate a following and maybe even gain brand partnerships in a way to earn some extra money. 

11. Sell your things

Selling old clothes or books through Poshmark or eBay could help you free up your own space while earning money for things that you don’t use or wear. 

12. Participate in Research

There are usually research studies going on that you could participate in to earn a little extra cash. Sometimes this is as simple as filling out a survey. 

13. Tutoring

If you are strong in a specific field or subject, tutoring children in elementary, middle, and high school might be an option to look into. 

14. Writer

You could freelance and work part time on articles/stories that you are passionate about or be a technical writer in that you conduct research and write content for companies and their websites. 

15. Fitness Instructor

If you are passionate about working out, why not try to earn some money from it? Many people teach classes at places such as Fly Bar in order to earn a little extra cash, connect with people, and do something that helps their wallet and their mental/physical state.

Try These Websites to Start Earning Money From Home
Amid an uncertain economy, many unemployed individuals are turning to the gig economy to fill their empty pockets. Many have resorted to the likes DoorDash and Grubhub, delivering food to customers amid store and restaurant closures nationwide. However, for those less comfortable venturing out during the pandemic -- or frankly those without a car -- here’s five money-making trends to hop on from the comfort of your home.   Upwork Upwork has been connecting freelancers with gig work since 2015. The website is quick and simple to use and allows freelancer workers to create a profile, indicate what type of work they can provide, and then simply bid on projects. Freelancers offer companies proposals, in which they’ll indicate why they want to work on the project, how much they want to be paid, and how long it will take them to complete the project. Unfortunately, Upwork does take a cut from freelancer pay which ranges between 20% and 5%, depending on how much business you do with a client. The options are endless, and Upwork has opportunities for writers, graphic designers, coders, and everything in between.   Etsy For anyone with a craft soul, Etsy is the place to go. The website offers a platform for handy craftsmen to sell their creations and for vintage collectors to market their products. Making an account and setting up a virtual store is free, but listing a product comes at a small fee. Amid COVID-19, many individuals have turned to Etsy to sell hand-sewn masks. Home decor, clothing, and handmade jewelry are among other popular items on the website. Aside from the listing fee, Etsy does charge a 5% transaction fee and a 3% plus $0.25 processing fee. Additionally, there’s a 15% fee if one of your products sells thanks to one of the many ads that Etsy advertises.   Poshmark For the shopaholic, selling clothing on Poshmark is a great way to get rid of unnecessary clutter. The social marketplace platform allows users to buy or sell used and new clothing and accessories. For many students, in particular, Poshmark has been the ideal platform for a small side hustle, and to make a little extra cash for outings. Selling clothing on Poshmark can easily turn into a part-time job; the platform is super easy to use. Sellers simply take a photo of the product, write a description, set a price, and post. Unfortunately, like other e-commerce websites, Poshmark does take a $2.95 flat fee from any sale under $15 and 20% from anything above. H   eBay This notorious e-commerce giant is a great platform for auctioning off old memorabilia, gadgets, and everything in between. Since the 1990s, eBay has accumulated a following in over 20 countries, offering a platform for individuals to sell toys, technology, and even cars. Sellers can post up to 50 items to sell per month, and most additional listings will cost you $0.35. As the seller, you can set the price, but buyers can offer a counter-bid. eBay does incorporate some additional fees,  including a final value fee of typically 10% or lower, upgrade fees, and additional costs for listings in real estate or motor vehicle categories. While decluttering your house in quarantine, eBay is the perfect place to list those unwanted gadgets or collectibles.   Bonanza This lesser-known Seattle-based platform is an excellent online marketplace for those looking to sell out of the ordinary collectibles. From designer watches to adult coloring books, Bonanza has it all, and it’s easy to use. Bonanza allows you to sync listings from the likes of eBay and Amazon. Like other platforms, listing an item is free. Once you sell the product, Bonanza charges you 3.5% of the combined sale and shipping price for any item under $500. Sell anything above that threshold and you’ll pay 3.5% on the initial $500 and 1.5% for anything over that amount.   During the ongoing quarantine and work from home routine, there’s no better time to get started on your e-commerce business. Getting started is simple, easy, and some extra spending money is necessary amid this period of economic uncertainty.