The Best Places to Look for Side Hustles
Want To Make Some Extra Money, But Don’t Know Where To Look? Here Are The Best Places To Look For Side Hustles
Everyone is looking for how to make some extra money on the side these days. I’ve never seen it before but I hear some women drive for Uber and Lyft. A radio presenter even said that she drives Uber after work and I was surprised.
There are many ways you can make some side money but when you’re just starting out it can be difficult to find those side hustles. Here are a few places to look to get you started.
Craigslist is good for one-time gigs. There are many listings out there.
The big problem with Craigslist is trying to figure out which listing is legit and which is a scam. Generally, a listing where you can chat and email with the person before working with them could be a legitimate job. You will have to scroll through many listings before you find a legitimate brand.
This is also great for a one-time gig. A lot of tasks on Task Rabbit focus on helping people put together their furniture or move heavy objects. But there are many options too. Some people will want you to run errands for them or pick up their groceries.
Geeks n Gigs
Geeks n Gigs offer higher skilled gigs like computer technology, law, or business. You may find side gigs that offer higher pay than that of the Task Rabbit here.
A similar site is Errand Tribe, which includes gigs like transition work and house sitting.
If you like dogs you can dog sit for people and use this as a side business. Rover is a good website that let’s you turn your love of dogs into a business. Sign up on their site and for the shifts you want, list yourself as an available dog walker when you’re available and take in pets overnight or for a few days when their owners are out of town.
Sinclair Customer Metrics/Barfly
But, Sinclair Customer Metrics will require you to take a quick test for the company you want to mystery shop for. Barfly has a more extensive interview and training process. But you will get higher paying jobs which usually revolve around restaurants and bars.
If you are good at writing and have some free time on your hands, you can pick up some transcribing gigs on sites like Rev and TranscribeMe. These sites sites will have you take a few grammar tests and if all goes well, you can start transcribing within a day or two.
This is a very flexible side gig where you will be in charge of your own hours. Sites like Uber and Lyft are good sites that allow you to use your own car as a taxi. You can work shifts whenever you like, for as long as you like.
User Testing is a good way to make some extra cash by critiquing websites. You can also pick up gigs when on the move by downloading the app. You critique the website for about 20-30 minutes and you get paid $10 per critique.
Pinata connects you to companies that are looking for brand ambassadors. If you’re friendly and outgoing – or if you can fake it for a few hours a week – you can pick up some cash by doing product demos at local food stores and culinary events.
There are several apps that pay small amounts for quick store checks. If you’re killing time in an area with stores nearby, you can pick up a few dollars by completing tasks using these apps: EasyShift, Rewardable, Field Agent, and Gigwalk.
The trick to a successful side hustle is to find something that works for you. Everyone’s schedule is a little different. We all also have different deal-breakers. Trying out a few different side hustles can help you find the perfect one that works with your lifestyle to help bring in a little extra each month.
Which side hustle among the ones mentioned above will you like to do and why? Let us know in the comment section below.