As many as 48% of side hustlers use their side hustle money for extra spending, and as many as 27% use it to pay for monthly bills, according to a May 2020 DollarSprout survey of 698 U.S. adults.
However they end up using the money, many Americans are looking for ways to bring in more monthly cash either outside of, or instead of, a traditional 9-to-5 job.
Here are 20 gigs to consider, ranging from the lower end of what you can earn ($5 to $10 per gig) to the higher end ($90 to $105 an hour).
1. Be an online mock juror
2. Review books
Authors and publishers are keen to know what people think of their work. If you love reading books and find yourself having a lot of opinions about them, sites like OnlineBookClub pay $5 to $60 for reviews of a variety of book types. Sign up on the site to start receiving their bounty.
3. Tout a business
A new app called Drum enables “Drummers,” as they’re called, to share promotions on social media or via email or text by businesses selling mattresses to fruit. Drummers typically get a percentage of any sale that comes from their promoting efforts. Drum estimates an average commission for a referral that results in a purchase will be between $10 and $12.
4. Test websites
All companies need to test out their websites and apps before they go live, and sites like UserTesting pay people to do so. Users sign up on the site, filling in details like age and location, and can then take either 20-to-30-minute tests online or 45-minute tests live with a representative. Tests pay anywhere from $10 to $120 each.
5. Deliver groceries
Demand for grocery delivery has spiked during the coronavirus pandemic, with grocery delivery apps like Instacart hiring hundreds of thousands of new shoppers. Sign up to make grocery deliveries on Instacart, where shoppers make an average of $13 per hour, according to Glassdoor, or Shipt, where shoppers make up to $22 per hour, according to the site.
Make sure to adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) social distancing guidelines when you’re at the supermarket, and ask your employer what kind of contactless delivery system is in place to mitigate your risks of contracting the virus.
With many schools electing to go remote again this fall, parents working full time need someone to help take care of their kids throughout the day. Sitters nationwide can make anywhere from around $14 to $20 per hour, according to Care.com. Sign up to be a babysitter on sites like Care.com, Sittercity, …….