“I have a business, but I need a marketing expert and can’t afford one,” or “I want to go to hair school but don’t have the money,” or “I would love to open up my own restaurant one day.” These are all things someone might say when talking about their aspirations. Well, talk no more, it is time to take action. Check out these 6 side hustle ideas that could help you bring in some extra cash to go directly towards making your dreams come true.
#1 GARAGE (OR STOOP) SALE
Your trash could possibly be someone’s treasure. Do a sweep of your house or apartment and set up a sale. You might need to look on eBay and type in the items you have so that you can get an idea of how to price things. Put signs up in your area and a posting on Craigslist (if you are comfortable).
#2 DRIVE FOR UBER OR LYFT
The nice thing about driving for Uber or Lyftis that it can literally be done anytime, night or day. So, if you work a day job, you can pick up a few night driving shifts during the week.
Babysitting is a great way to make extra cash. Sites like Care.commake it easy for you to make a free profile and get started. If you really want to keep the money flowing, try and find a regular weekend babysitting gig with the same family.
If you happen to have a natural knack for being organized, why not make some money off of that beautiful skill. Google ideas for what types of services to offer and a price list relevant to your area. We live in an Instagram world but don’t be afraid to be old school and put a pretty flyer up on a coffee shop bulletin board to advertise.
#5 FOCUS GROUPS
Marketing companies will hire you to come in for focus groups and you can make anywhere from $50 to $150 in just one or two hours depending on the company. If you think this idea may be a good fit, then why not sign yourself up for several companies.
#6 PERSONAL SHOPPING/ERRANDS
There are busy people with money that need to hire you to help with small errands. If this sounds good, check out sites like ThumbTack to get started.