Tips and Advice22 Side Gigs You Should Know To Make Extra Money

22 Side Gigs You Should Know To Make Extra Money


Do you need more cash? Do you have to stretch your funds to get the expenses paid continually? If you're not looking for a higher-paying full-time job or don't want to commit to having a part-time position on your schedule, consider doing flexible side work or an on-demand gig.

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You have complete control over how much you work and when. You'll be able to customize your schedule based on how much you want to increase your revenue, and you'll wind up with some new skills on your CV. You may also combine several gigs to create full-time freelancing opportunities.

There are several different methods to supplement your income without jeopardizing your primary job. There are various choices from traditional employment such as pet sitting or childcare to unique sorts of flexible work options like Uber driving or becoming an internet retailer.

Gigs to Make You Extra Money

Here are 20 side gigs to look into if you want some additional cash. They're simple to obtain, and you don't need any special training or to apply for them. They're also gigs where you can work when you choose to.

  1. Ride-hailing and delivery driver

There are positions for drivers in all cities where ride-sharing is legal, provided you have a motorcycle or car and know your way around. Another alternative is to deliver items for firms like Amazon. You can work a flexible schedule while earning money by driving for UBER. For part-time gigs, UPS employs drivers and driver helpers.

Use the Internet to look up on driving, delivery, and delivery helper opportunities in your area. From your computer or phone, you can apply online with little effort.

  1. Household Helper/Personal Assistant

Do you enjoy fixing things or creating them? Do you like cleaning and organizing? TaskRabbit is a website on which you may offer your services. You'll be able to use the app after you've been accepted to discover gigs that pique your interest.

If you have handyman, assembly, or cleaning expertise, sign up for Handy or Amazon Professional Services to look for work in your area.

You may also utilize Craigslist and word of mouth to locate more work.

  1. Relatives caring for the elderly: ( Caregivers)

Babysitting is always in demand, and elder care is a fast-growing sector. Caregiver gigs are almost always available with flexible hours. Signing up for a caregiving website like or finding your positions are two possibilities. You'll be able to choose when you're available based on your schedule, whether you join a caregiving or start your own .

  1. Animal Caretaker

Are you an animal lover? If you do, think about becoming a pet sitter or dog walker. Rover is one of the most well-known companies in this area. They will connect you with pet parents in your region who need help.

You're in control of your work schedule, and you can work as much or as little as you want.

  1. Freelance Writer

Do you like to write? If so, there are many opportunities for freelance writers. You can find writing gigs on Upwork, Project Casting, or Indeed. You may also want to start your blog and offer your services to businesses that need content for their websites.

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  1. Personal Trainer

Are you passionate about fitness to achieve your goals? If so, becoming a personal trainer may be the perfect side job for you. You can work in a gym, at someone's home, or even outside.

You'll be able to set your rates and work as little or as much as you want.

  1. Customer Service Representative

Customer service is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors. There are many possibilities for being hired for online and face-to-face gigs. There are plenty of evening and weekend opportunities available. Here's information on the top 10 customer support professions and how to get a position in this field.

  1. Find a Freelancing Job

If your regular salary isn't cutting it, freelancing may be a great way to make extra money and improve your resume. You might even have considered freelancing full-time. If that's the case, doing some side tasks is an excellent method to determine whether -employment is right for you.

  1. Rental of Your Extra Room

Another way to make money on your own is to rent out the space in your home. Do you have an extra room, a garage, or any unused storage area? If that's the case, look at these options:

  1. Get a few micro gigs

Even though the pay may be modest, your earnings can mount up over time. Consider a micro job if you're searching for something quick and easy to do with no strings attached. A micro job is a little or a small task-oriented short-term employment. One of the most popular sites for obtaining fast gigs is Fiverr (there are 33 more!).

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  1. Do some odd gigs.

If you're the type of person who's willing to do just about anything for a little extra cash, there are plenty of odd gigs that you can do. Check out Craigslist, your local classified ads, or even Facebook groups dedicated to odd gigs in your area.

  1. Participate in online surveys.

Online surveys are a great way to make a little extra money. You can participate in them on your own time, and you can do them from the comfort of your own home. Check out Survey Junkie or Swagbucks to start making some easy money today.

  1. Organizer/Mover

Do you have a system in place for keeping track of everything? Do you find it exciting to clean out cabinets and closets? You can earn money to help people rid their homes of clutter and junk. Also, you may find helping people move locally from one home to the next.

  1. Party Planner

This is a simple side job for you if you enjoy planning parties. Offer your services to everyone you know, and soon enough, you'll have a list of clients who can vouch for your talents. Begin with events like children's birthday parties and expand as your expertise develops. Find out what it takes to plan an event.

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  1. Work for a Caterer

Another advantage of working for a caterer is that you do not have to stick to a regular timetable. When you're free, you can work events. Servers, bartenders, and other event employees are common occupations for caterers.

To discover employment in your region, use Google or Check with local caterers to see whether they are as well; you might be able to get paid work right away!

  1. Tutoring / Online Tutor

To become a tutor, you don't need a college diploma. College students are frequently hired to teach primary and high school pupils and peer tutors. After-school, evening, and weekend tutoring work for older applicants may be found with a bachelor's degree in a subject area.

Check with your school's guidance office and the career or student employment office at your university if you're searching for a part-time job. Online tutoring through a site like is another option.

  1. Attend a Market or Festival Working at a market or a festival

Communities frequently have weekly Farmers Marketplaces, as well as regular Flea Markets. You may get a better price on produce and other sold items if you volunteer at the market during the week.

When you live in a resort town, keep an eye on the calendar for upcoming festivals, concerts, and fairs. You'll discover excellent employment opportunities to try out and free access to the event.

  1. Work in a store

There are positions open at stores, including customer service, stocking shelves, and cashiering. You can find employment at almost any shop in your town or city.

The next time you're out shopping, ask the manager if they're hiring. If not, inquire about applying anyway. It never hurts to try!

  1. Yard work services

Do you enjoy being outdoors? If so, you may be able to find employment providing yard work services. This can include mowing lawns, raking leaves, and shoveling snow.

If you have an SUV or truck, you may be able to get even more work by offering to transport items or equipment for people. 

  1. Petsitting

Do you love animals? If so, pet sitting may be the perfect side job for you. You can work as much as you want, choosing the types of pets you want to sit.

  1. House sitting

If you're responsible and reliable, you may be able to find work as a house sitter. This can involve taking care of pets, watering plants, and collecting the mail.

  1. Errand running

You may be able to find work as an errand-runner if you have a lot of time in your hands. This can involve picking up dry cleaning, getting groceries, and dropping off packages.

There Are a lot of Ways to Earn Extra Cash.

Whether adding a part-time job, a second job, or weekend employment to your schedule, there are several ways to increase your income and build your bank account in this gig-centric economy. There are also simple part-time gigs with flexible schedules that you might be interested in and apps that can help you locate a side hustle.

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