In my journey to becoming debt free, I quickly realized I needed to earn extra income. The amount of money I earned from my full-time job was not enough to pay off my debts. I did not want to commit to a part-time job because I needed some flexibility. After doing some research, I learned about a few ways to earn extra income. Here is a list of side hustles that is guaranteed to give you flexibility and extra income.
Drive for Uber/Lyft
You can work on your own time. Pick up someone on your way home, during your commute to work, or on the weekends as you are running errands. Uber drivers can make $9-11 an hour – for more information on how to drive for a living, check out TheRideShareGuy.com
Become a Grocery Guru
Both Shipt and Instacart can turn you into an app user’s personal shopper. You can select your own schedule and shop in certain states in the US!
If you already have a sizable Instagram following, or a knack for getting followers, you could be approached by major brands, gear companies, and other relevant businesses with products and services your audience may be interested in. Take 25-year-old Liz Eswein for example, who charges a fee to brands for taking the photos she posts on her account @NewYorkCity, and an additional $1 per like on top of that. Not bad, considering most of her photos get well over 20,000 likes.
Many parents are eager to pay out upwards of $100 an hour for the right tutor to help their kids gain entrance to the college of their choice. If you’re a credentialed teacher, or have special certifications, you’ll be able to charge much higher rates for the right students.
Refurbishing Used Electronics
Many people give up on their faulty laptops, mobile phones or cameras without even looking into the cause of their malfunctions. While it’s no doubt a small-margin business, if you have the skills to fix broken electronics, consider refurbishing and reselling other people’s discarded goods on sites like eBay, Amazon, and Craigslist.
School teams are sometimes in need of coaching help and this can be a fun and active side hustle. You can have fun teaching kids what you learned growing up.
Remote English Teacher
There’s a huge online demand for English teachers who have the patience and willingness to regularly coach people over Skype. What’s more, is that you can easily make upwards of $25 an hour from people in places like Hong Kong or the United Arab Emirates, and it can even open doors to travel the world.