They say millennials never stop working, and while that might breed a negative connotation, it could also be a good thing. We’re pursuing our passions and gaining experience outside of normal 9-5 hours. For some, side hustles are all about chasing a passion project, and for others, it’s about making some extra cash to pay the bills. No matter your reason, there are tons of options to make money on the side.
Snap a few pics
It’s true, not everyone can be a photographer, but if you have the skills and the equipment, then you better start shooting. People are always looking for someone to capture their special moments: baby showers, weddings, birthday parties, and so much more! Plus, if it’s something you’d consider taking more seriously in the future, you can use these photos as part of a professional portfolio.
Become an Uber or Lyft driver
We all love to be chauffeured, but someone has to do the driving, right? If you live in a major city like New York, D.C. or Atlanta, being an Uber or a Lyft driver is sure to make you mega bucks. People in metropolitan areas don’t like traffic and prefer pseudo-cab services out of convenience. You never know who you’ll pick up, and they could even leave a big tip!
Use your social media skills
You’re always on social media anyway, so why not get paid for it? You can help manage the online presence of a small business in your area. Smaller operations want exposure and using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, and all the other platforms is a great way to help them achieve that, and give you practice in the marketing, communications, and public relations field.
Education is a terrible thing to waste
You didn’t get a degree for nothing. Try using what you studied in college, or are currently studying as a way to tutor middle or high school students. The amazing thing about tutoring is that you don’t even have to be in the same place as the person you’re teaching. You can guide them through lesson plans over Skype or Google Hangout, that way you can take your services international for the ultimate money gain.
Become a personal (grocery) shopper
The older you get, the more honest you become with yourself, and that includes your feelings about shopping. You’re not the only one who dislikes physically going into a store and picking up items, so many others loathe it too. But if you don’t mind making money from it, then this could be the side hustle for you. With services like Instacart and Shipt, you can sign up, get trained and be on your way to picking up produce for your next door neighbor.
And if you need more inspiration, check out this video that gives you 16 different ways to work smarter and not harder:
TELL US: Would you actually try any of these gigs?