With prices of everything rising, people are looking for innovative ways to make money. If you’re like me, you’ll love these easy side hustles you can start right now that don’t take up too much of your time and pay well.
Virtual assistants offer a wide range of administrative services to clients. The skills needed to be successful as a virtual assistant vary depending on the specific position you’re interested in filling. Most positions require strong communication skills (both written and verbal), attention to detail, and organizational abilities.
Parking Lot Striping
You’ve probably seen parking lot striping done by a professional and thought to yourself, “That looks like easy money.” And you’re right: it’s relatively simple work, and you can do it with little equipment.
This side hustle won’t make you rich overnight, but if you’re willing to put in a few hours each week on evenings or weekends, starting a parking lot striping business might pay for itself.
If you want a fully remote option, you can charge for your tutoring services. You can set up an online account or apply for tutoring services that book sessions for you. Before you begin teaching, take a moment to consider:
- What will your rates be?
- What subjects will you provide?
- How long will each session last?
- How will you evaluate and communicate progress?
When offering services online, provide an online payment option, such as stripe or Venmo, and require a deposit to reserve a tutoring session.
One of the best side hustles you can start right now to make some extra cash is driving for a rideshare service. These companies, like Uber and Lyft, hire drivers to give rides in their own cars—and they’re always looking for more.
Driving with these services can be a great way to make a little extra money on your own schedule. With rideshares, the amount of money you earn depends on how much time and effort you put into your job.
The freelance photographer is a go-to side hustle for many people. The ability to work for yourself and set your own hours is an attractive option. In addition to working as a freelance photographer, you can also become an assistant with a company that hires full-time photographers.
Is your goal to eventually make this your primary income? In that case, it’s important to know that there are many different fields within photography, such as weddings, portraits, and sports events, that you can specialize in. So work to build up your reputation in the industry.
You Don’t Need a Lot To Get Started
While you don’t need a ton of resources to start a side hustle, some things can make your life easier. Most resources—like business cards and computer equipment—are things you probably already have or can easily borrow. You may even be able to start a side hustle with the skills you already have.
I hope you found some inspiration in this list of side hustles. If you want to earn extra cash, try out one or two of these ideas and see how it goes.