If you want to make more money (without commuting to a second office), it might be time to start an at-home side hustle.And get in on that gig money. Because studies predict that at least 50% of the US workforce will be part of the gig economy by 2027.
Make it something you like. Because a side hustle is still a job, it’ll be much easier if you enjoy what you’re doing. And think about how much time you’re willing to spend side hustling. Some gigs require more time than others. And the number of hours you put in might factor into how much you can earn.
Here’s some inspo…
You don’t have teaching credentials to become a tutor. But depending on the subject you cover, you may need a college degree or meet certain requirements. And you’ll definitely need high-speed internet if you go the online (vs in-person) tutoring route. Start with a site like Tutor.com to get started.
Before launching a new app or website, developers test for bugs. Which is where testers can come in. Hello, new side hustle.You won’t need a degree or past experience for this gig, but you do need a computer and internet access. To get started, try a site like TryMyUI or UserTesting.
Good childcare can be hard to come by.So if you’re free in the evenings, on weekends, or even at odd times during the day, offer sitting services to parents in your area. Don’t have any parent-friends? Make some by signing up on sites like Care.com instead.
If you prefer to sit back, relax, and watch the money roll in, take the passive income route. Think: rent your space or share your ride. Just keep in mind that it may require upfront work before the easy money starts flowing.
The gig economy is growing.If you're getting in on it, make sure your side hustle doesn’t come with extra stress.Hint: what can you do in your spare time? Because the secret is sticking with what you like.
Skimm'd by Dae Cason, Megan Beauchamp, Liz Knueven, Stacy Rapacon, and Alicia Valenski
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