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14 Best Side Hustles. Side hustles allow you to earn extra money and reach financial independence faster. The best hustle ideas are flexible, leverage your natural skills, and provide a good return on investment for your time.
I’ve always worked hard. It runs in my family. I can’t help myself. Everywhere I look, I see a business opportunity or a side hustle idea.

A side hustle can help you earn extra money in your spare time, accelerate your financial goals, and pursue your passion.

Below is a list of the best side hustles that I personally recommend for making extra money, investing more, and achieving financial independence, as well as advice from other experts who have turned their passions into profitable side hustles.

14 Best Side Hustles

1. Amazon Flex Package Delivery
Amazon Flex allows side hustlers to make deliveries using their own vehicles. Set a time to use their app to pick up packages from Amazon fulfilment centres and deliver them to specified destinations.

To become a Flex driver, you must be 21 years old, have a valid driver’s licence, and pass a background check. Of course, you’ll also need a large vehicle and car insurance.

2. Earning potential as a freelance writer: $500 to $5,000+ per month

Freelance writing is a broad field that can include a variety of jobs, including –

Campaigns for marketing
Blog entries
Newsletters via email
Print and online articles
Descriptions of catalogues
Web content
Writing a grant
Writing for technical audiences
Mills that create content
It may take some time to build your portfolio and business, but freelance writers can earn $1,000 to $5,000+ per month.

3. Make a delivery for PostMates.
Another excellent way to supplement your income is to deliver for PostMates. You can work whenever you want, just like Uber and Lyft. While the pay may not be high, you will have the opportunity to earn tips. If you live in a densely populated area like Los Angeles or New York City, this is a great way to supplement your income without quitting your day job—and you don’t even need a car. DoorDash is a similar food delivery service.

4. Providing Printables
I like side hustles that pay me repeatedly for work I do only once, and printables fit the bill perfectly. You can reach a large number of buyers by uploading digital files to Etsy—without having to fulfil individual orders.

5. Work as a proofreader
Proofreading is a great side hustle for people who enjoy reading and have a keen eye for detail.

With so much digital content being created every day, there is a high demand for proofreading services. Proofreading can pay anywhere between $20 and $100 per hour, with more prestigious jobs paying hundreds of dollars.

Proofreaders are typically paid per project and work on a freelance basis. Proofreading jobs can be found on sites such as Clickworker, Upwork, and Fiverr.

6. Start A Profitable Blog WITH EARNING POTENTIAL $10k – $200k/mo
Advertising and affiliate revenue from a successful blog can exceed $10,000 per month. You are compensated when readers click on links to try a product or service.

I didn’t start Millennial Money to make money quickly; I started it because I enjoy thinking about and writing about money, and I consider it my personal mission to share sound personal finance advice and spread financial literacy.

The blog’s income is simply a byproduct of my passion for writing.

7. Run Facebook and Instagram advertisements
Monthly earnings potential: $1,000 to $2,000+

Running Facebook and Instagram ads is simply digital marketing via two of the world’s largest social media platforms, which remain some of the best platforms for small business owners to reach new customers. Business owners pay digital marketers because they frequently lack the time and knowledge required to run an effective ad campaign.

This is one of the best side hustles because you don’t need a marketing degree or a background in advertising — these are skills you can learn, and you can earn $1,000-$2,000 per client working only a few hours per week. And I know this because I ran Facebook ads while developing this site.

8. Manage small business social media.
Many small businesses require a social media manager because they lack the time and expertise to constantly post on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. Make contact with local businesses and offer your services in exchange for a monthly fee. Managing a social media account is a simple way to earn extra money online, regardless of where you live.

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Do your desserts go over well? Perhaps you could provide cakes, cookies, or cupcakes for a local corporate event.

A friend of ours has a cult following for her custom cookies, which sometimes sell out in minutes!

10. Offer a digital product for sale
Digital products are non-physical assets that can be sold repeatedly online without having to replenish your inventory. Subscription/membership sites, software, ebooks, stock photos, videos, blueprints, PDFs, and so on are all examples.

The benefit of selling digital products as a side hustle is that there are very few expenses. You only need to write an ebook once, but you can sell it a thousand times without incurring any additional costs.

Furthermore, unlike selling physical products, there is no need to stock digital products, which eliminates the need for physical premises or warehouses to store them. As a result, it is far more adaptable.

Where do I begin?

First, you’ll need to decide what kind of digital product you want to sell. Because there are so many options, I can’t make any specific recommendations.

Just make sure to validate your idea before committing by ensuring that it is not overly competitive and that there is a genuine demand for what you’re selling.

The next step is to construct your store. Selling digital downloads necessitates a different set of website features and functions than selling physical products, so you’ll need the right tools.

If you enjoy working with animals, this side job should be enjoyable and rewarding. Rover and other dog-related apps provide a variety of services such as dog walking, boarding, pet sitting, and house sitting.

You can select the services that are most comfortable for you, allowing you to enjoy every hour of work.

While walking dogs will not make you rich, it is a great way to get some regular exercise while earning some extra money.

12. Get Paid For Your Thoughts
Potential earnings: $1 to $3 per survey

Large corporations use market research firms such as Branded Surveys to learn about their target customers’ opinions and habits. Market research firms pay members an average of $1-$3 to complete surveys because companies pay for the research. This isn’t the highest-paying side hustle (and I’ve had a love-hate relationship with surveys for years), but it is one of the simplest and fastest ways to make money online.

What we like best about taking online surveys is how adaptable they are. You can complete surveys while waiting in the carpool line, watching TV, on your lunch break, and elsewhere.

13. Use Fiverr to sell services.
Fiverr aided in the birth of the Gig Economy. Although services start at $5, some Fiverr sellers earn six-figures or more per year. On this platform, you can sell almost anything, from podcast development to proofreading. However, in order to succeed and become a Super Seller, you must provide massive amounts of value, even at lower price points.

14. Online Course Instruction
Udemy is an online learning platform that offers thousands of on-demand courses. You can create your own course based on a topic in which you are an expert and charge your own tuition.

I did this a few years ago and have since earned over $20,000 in (mostly) passive income!

If you already have a following, you might be able to sell the course directly to them (without giving Udemy a cut). Nate Dodson shares the framework he used to earn $40,000 per month teaching people how to start a microgreens business in this episode.

14 Best Side Hustles Conclusion

A side hustle can be a great way to supplement your income and learn new skills outside of your regular job. It can be a way to get out of a job you don’t like, a shortcut to financial independence, or simply a low-risk way to practise entrepreneurship.