Would you like to put a little extra dough in your pocket? We’ve put together the master list of EIGHTEEN ways to side hustle into a little extra moolah this month!
After all of the valuable feedback from our current Side Hustle Decision, we’ve had several discussions about tips/tricks to start a side hustle, so we’ve put together a robust list that goes beyond the typical spammy “fill out online surveys for pennies” list.
Without further ado, here’s our list of 25 legit side hustles.
Consider substitute teaching for some extra cash if you are free during the 8:00-3:00 workday. The only requirements are a bachelor’s degree! Most subs make between $100-$200/day.
Another option if you can’t work during normal work hours is to tutor. If you have a unique skill set (piano, Spanish, line dancing, calculus, etc.), you can put it to work by teaching others how to do it. You can get to set your own prices.
I had friends in college who charged up to $50/hour tutoring various college classes.
3) Sell Lesson Plans
You can also make money creating lesson plans for other teachers. If you like a particular subject and have some level of creativity, consider selling lesson plans here. Some people have even made this their full time gig!
This is another low cost venture. Check out Craigslist or local bulletin boards for people (typically elderly) who need a hand pulling weeds, mowing, or raking leaves in the fall.
In college I had a whole network of people who paid me $20/hr to do yard-work. I had a Honda Civic, so believe me, you don’t need a truck. You could also print out fliers and hang them on potential patron’s doors.
5) Sell Stuff
This is a great way to reduce your “junk level” while making some extra coin this month. Things like old computers, smart phones, and tablets can bring in great money on sites like Craigslist or even eBay.
Do you have any textbooks from college gathering dust on your bookshelf? Sell them on Amazon- they might be worth more than you think!
6) Sell Your Pokémon Go Account for Thousands
Yeah, you read that right. People are actually selling their Pokémon Go accounts for thousands of (US) dollars!!!
Now you can finally make Momma proud about your Pokémon addiction. Post that Pokédex full of Charizards and Mews on eBay, and get a pretty penny. The higher your level and the more rare your collection, the more you can make.
According to this article from The Telegraph, a Level 23 account sold for just shy of $10,000.00!
Update: Apparently the app’s Terms of Service prohibit using the Pokémon Go App “for any commercial purpose” including “choosing to sell, resell, rent, or lease the app or your account.” so this one’s not so legit… 😉
7) Food Server
My wife paid her way through college as a server at Buffalo Wild Wings in the evenings and on the weekends.
The benefit of this side hustle is that you likely have extra time outside of the standard 8-5 workday, which is also the peak time people eat out. This maximizes your potential tips. Pick a decently priced restaurant that has a high table turnover rate for best checking account results.
Similar to waiting tables, you can make some serious tips on the weekends serving as a bartender (as long as you are of the minimum age).
Consider getting a bartender license to improve your chances of getting hired!
Many people are capitalizing on the current niche food movement. Is there something you really like to bake? Pies, cupcakes, etc.? Start selling them at Farmers Markets or at corporate events.
A local company, Pandamonium Doughnuts started selling specialty donuts on the weekends near where we live and are starting to attract quite the gathering!
10) Vehicle Flipping
If you have some extra cash and a knack for grease and gears, consider buying cheap cars, fixing them up, and flipping them for profit.
Cheap cars can often be found on sites like Craigslist that are listed far below the KBB value. I’ve had friends who have had great success with flipping cars and motorcycles!
11) House Cleaning
I’ve known a ton of people who’ve cleaned houses at some point to bring in some extra cash.
Find potential clients through your family network first, then branch out to sites like Craigslist or even post your services on sites like Care.com.
12) Drive for Uber or Lift
Uber just opened in my town this year and I’ve heard several success stories about making extra cash. You get the added benefit of working whenever you want.
In the off chance you have an Amish community in your vicinity, drive for the Amish. No joke. My uncle used to drive Amish families to the grocery store (they can’t drive as a tenant of their faith), and charged by the hour.
This is one of my favorite side hustle ideas! If you have some basic carpentry know how (or if you don’t watch some YouTube videos), then you can make stuff to sell it!
I’ve made a ton of stuff for gifts as well as items to sell. Some starter ideas that don’t require many tools include: constructing summer bags games, cutting boards, serving trays and the list goes on and on. Side note: email me for availability of my world famous cutting boards 😉
14) Babysit/Child Care
This idea may sound unsophisticated, but there is money to be made in childcare.
Once again, you can consult sites like Care.com to find local jobs!
15) Fix iPhones
If you’ve ever had an iPhone, you know that the screen is a ticking time bomb before it cracks.
Consider working as a contractor for a company like IFixIt and start making money repairing phone screens on the weekends!
16) Start a DJ Business
You’d be surprised how sought after a good DJ is. From weddings, to awkward Jr. High dances, you are bound to make some decent money after investing in some basic equipment. An outgoing personality is sure to help with this side hustle.
Do you have a spare room that sits empty most of the year? Consider listing it on Airbnb to make money by letting people stay for a night.
This is an especially enticing side hustle for us since we live near a major college that brings in a ton of travelers looking for alternative places to stay!
18) Start a Blog
Do you have an interest or hobby that you’re obsessed about? Start a blog to bring in some extra income! Some people make tons of money through affiliate marketing on their blogs (i.e. MakingSenseofCents.com brought in over $100K last month! – congrats Michelle).
For an in-depth how to, check out our “how to start a blog” post!
Side Hustle Wrap Up
Here at The Drunk Millionaire, our goal is for you to succeed with money. In order to reach your goals, you need to make money. Whether your goal is to pay off debt, save for retirement, or pay for college, taking on a side hustle can speed up the progress towards your goal. Who knows, one day your side hustle could even become your full time gig!
We hope to build this list as time goes on to provide readers with more (non-clickbait) ideas to make money. If you have any ideas that we didn’t come up with, share them in the comments below and I’ll be sure to add them to this post!
-The Drunk Millionaire