Side Hustles for a Bit of Extra Cash During the Pandemic
Side Hustles for a Bit
of Extra Cash During the Pandemic
you are in-between jobs or just looking to make a bit more money, a side hustle
is a perfect way to increase your wealth. Right now, may people are looking for
ways to save money so that they can weather this economic storm but it’s
actually a lot easier to find a side hustle to make more money than trying to
cut costs. Here are a few side hustles that you can do to make some extra money
during the COVID-19 pandemic.
idea behind online surveys is actually quite simple, businesses need to know
about consumer attitudes and preferences so that they can improve their
products and make them more appealing to the consumer. With your help and
knowledge, businesses are able to develop better products and you are able to
have your voice and concerns heard. With the takeoff of internet-based research,
businesses are increasingly using online-based surveys like Swagbucks or Survey
Junkie to get the information that they need. Although you cannot expect to
make a lot of money from these online surveys quickly, because they are
relatively straightforward, they are easily done when you are watching TV or
Netflix. It is an easy way to make some extra money on the side while doing
daily chores or relaxing.
Potential: $50 per week
many offices closed due to the pandemic, there are many professionals across a
range of different industries that are seeking help to do basic tasks. They are
often seeking someone to save him or her from having to do menial tasks that are
not worth their time or that they simply do not have time to do. This side
hustle is exactly what you would expect it to be, you help a professional with
basic tasks as an actual real-life assistant would. If you have plenty of free
time, this is definitely an option worth looking at as it does pay well. Look
at Upwork if being a virtual assistant interests you.
Potential: $25 per hour
is a great time to declutter that full closet or storage locker. Old clothes,
electronics or even an old guitar, can be sold on eBay, Craiglist or Kijiji for
some quick cash. It is a win-win, you get some extra pocket money and
decluttering your home will make you feel a lot better. Just make sure you only
sell things that you will not miss!
Potential: $25 per item
a Virtual Tutor
take full advantage of this side hustle you will need to have some knowledge in
a specific field and have some demand from potential students who need help.
There are hundreds of different subjects that can be tutored online, ranging
from English to repairing a car engine, if you are some knowledge; it’s
definitely worth trying out! Also, I find that the best thing to do is to tutor
a basic subject like math to elementary school kids as the material is very
easy and during those summer months you will have a lot of parents who will be
willing to pay for tutoring services for their child so that they are ready for
their next school semester.
Potential: $40 per hour
people expecting to stay indoors and being worried to make a trip to the
grocery store, there has been a big increase in food delivery services. Why not
take part in this growing industry and deliver food to hungry customers! With DoorDash,
as an example, you get to keep 100% of the delivery fees and this starts to add
up quickly. More and more restaurants are signing up for this service everyday
so you will definitely find a delivery service that is hiring.
Potential: $500 per month
Crafts on Etsy
you are an artist and looking to expand your audience, look no further than
Etsy, an online crafts store where you can open up a virtual shop and sell your
homemade crafts to others who are looking to buy unique products. There are no
requirements for which products you sell, I have seen people on this website
sell cards and invitations to homemade candles. Its great because it will allow
you to explore your creative side all the while making a bit of extra cash on
Potential: $200 per month
you have a story to tell or feel that people would benefit from your knowledge?
Maybe you should take the time to write that eBook and begin selling them on
Amazon as a great side hustle. Although this side hustle is time-consuming, the
payout is tremendous as once the book has been written, you do not need to do
anything other than write the sequel.
Potential: $500 per month
you love taking photos of everything and anything than do not let those photos
get lost in your camera roll. Take the time to upload them to a website like
iStockPhoto and begin selling the rights for people across the world to use
your photos. iStockPhoto is always looking for contributors and you get paid a
royalty every time one of your photos is used.
Potential: $500 per month
out your Car
you have a vehicle that you are no longer using because you are working from
home or have no place to go? Websites like Turo and Getaround offer you a way
to make extra money by renting it out for as little as 10 minutes. Depending on
how often you rent your car out and what type of car you own, you can make a
nice amount of money quickly!
Potential: $750 per month
you love spending time with your four-legged friend than you should definitely look
at becoming a dog walker as a side hustle. If you have a friend or neighbor who
is busy working during the day and has active dogs, offer your services to them
as a professional dog walker. Not only is this a great side hustle that can
help you make some extra cash, it will also give you some daily exercise! Some
of the websites I use are Rover and Care.com where they match you with dogs in
Potential: $300 per month
the side hustles that we have mentioned in this blog can help you make ends
meet during these financial times. Even once the world goes back to normal, you
might want to keep your side hustles going because each of them adds to your
bank account and those little investments can eventually accumulate into major
savings. Once you have money saved up, you can begin investing and let compound
interest take you from living at your means to living comfortably!
Have you tried any of these side hustles? What has worked for you and what was a waste of time? What did you end up using the extra money for?