In today’s economic environment, everybody could use a little extra cash. The good news is that there are plenty of earning opportunities to pursue. From giving people a ride and selling merchandise to narrating books and becoming a teacher, your skill is in demand. Read on for the possibilities.
Drive For Extra Dough
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If you enjoy driving, listening to your favorite music, and meeting new people, rideshare driving may be a good option for you. Services like Uber and Lyft revolutionized the transportation industry by enabling almost anyone with a driver’s license to earn money by taking people where they need to go. Ridesharing is a terrific side hustle because it’s easy to sign up, you choose your hours, and you can get paid the same day you work.
The sister-gig to ridesharing is making deliveries. Most people associate delivery driving with food delivery services like DoorDash, UberEats, and Grubhub. But there are more options than just dropping McDonald’s off at someone’s doorstep. There are also services like Instacart that enables you to do grocery shopping for someone in your area and deliver it to their home. Additionally, Amazon Flex is a viable option for transporting packages on your own time.
However, you’ll have to spend money on fuel, car maintenance, and various other expenses that crop up along the way. Plus, how much you earn varies depending on where you live, when you decide to work, and how many hours you put in. You can find various estimates online about how much money drivers make, but suffice to say, you won’t know about your unique situation until you try it yourself.
Pretty Pictures for Pennies (Lots of Them)
If you’re into photography, you can sell that passion to the world. And with how fantastic our smartphone cameras are, you don’t even need expensive photography equipment to succeed (even though it is a plus). Sites like Shutterstock and GettyImages enable you to earn a commission every time someone licenses your work. There’s also an abundance of sites that allow you to sell your photos directly to customers.
Of course, you’ll need to research what people are licensing and buying from these sites to maximize your earnings. Plus, stock photography is a highly competitive market, so you’ll need to hone your skills to stand out above the other shutterbugs.
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