Who doesn’t want a little side job to make more money? Something that is fun to do on the side to grow your nest egg, save up money for a fun vacation, or plan your exit from your corporate job.

Here is a list of the best side jobs you can do to bring in extra cash. Most of these side hustles are work-at-home jobs that require merely a cup of coffee and pajama pants.

🤣 Jokes. Because reading a list of different side jobs can be a little boring, so I’m spicing it up with fun jokes along the way. Life is too serious and stressful.

Let’s get to finding your perfect side job with a side of laughter!

Artist

An artist knows how to do one or more art forms, such as painting or sculpture. They can also be good at music, filmmaking, dance, and writing. Artists make their own hours and have freedom with how they want to design their art.

An artist’s work can be on display at a gallery or for sale on sites like Etsy and Amazon. Artists may offer lessons for people who want to learn from them, too!

Flexibility Rating: Super duper flexible

Potential Income$14.13 per hour

Requirements: Creativity

Blogger

Starting your blog is one of the best side jobs you can do today. It only takes a few minutes to get started, and you could potentially be in the process of building a million-dollar business.

Blogging is not an overnight money-making machine, but it can turn into a booming business with time and effort.

You can choose one of these types of blogs that make money, learn how to build your audience, and then monetize through different strategies.

Once you have a well-established blog, you could easily be making $10K+ per month.

Flexibility Rating: Super duper flexible

Potential Income: $0 – $1M

Requirements: Writing skills, creativity, patience, and persistence.

🤣 As a blogger, I constantly feel cold, probably because I’m surrounded by so many drafts.

Babysitter

Babysitting is a wonderful side job for those who are responsible and nurturing. In this gig, you have the opportunity to be involved in the life of a child. Babysitting can also be a way to make extra money on the side while working another full-time job or going to school.

You could place an ad online on a babysitting website or as a nanny, work for local families by contacting them directly or find jobs through agencies that can help you find good-paying gigs. I’ve discovered exceptional nannies and babysitters through Care.com.

Flexibility Rating: Flexible on your schedule

Potential Income: $44K per year

Requirements: A good work ethic, great with kids, trustworthy. 

Computer Programmer

Working as a computer programmer is another good side job for anyone who has the skills to do so.

It is one of the most well-paying side jobs as well. This profession requires a lot of training and practice to fully become proficient in programming languages.

Programmers work from home or in an office and can determine their hours most of the time.

Flexibility Rating: Semi-flexible on your schedule

Potential Income: $58K and more potential at the high-end depending on your experience level

Requirements: Attentiveness, Problem Solving Skills, Commitment

🤣 There are only 10 kinds of people in this world: those who know binary and those who don’t.

Cleaner (Move-in/Move-out)

Suppose you are good at organizing, doing physical labor, or need a steady side hustle where you can work whenever your schedule allows it. In that case, this might be the perfect option for you. You could offer your services by posting an ad in the local paper or contacting companies in your area who might need someone to come in and do a deep cleaning of their offices before a move-out/move-in, or during summer months when they staff is at a minimum.

Flexibility Rating: Semi-Flexible on your schedule (if you plan on making this a steady, profitable option for you, you’ll want to set aside time for regular cleanings)

Potential Income: $15-$20+ per hour or $29K per year

Requirements: Great work ethic, reliable transportation, cleaning experience.

Catering

This is another good option if you are interested in cooking and you have a flexible schedule – the more time you have to dedicate, and the larger your kitchen space is, the more profitable this option will be for you. You could advertise on Craigslist in local events, catering websites or directly to people who are interested in hosting events that need catering services for their parties.

Flexibility Rating: Semi-Flexible on your schedule

Potential Income: $20+ per hour/per person or $43K per year

Requirements: Great cooking skills, reliable transportation, trustworthiness, experience in catering services.

Not perfectly tied to catering, but it does talk about serving food, and it’s just a hilarious joke!

🤣 Adam loves being on earth but he is a little lonely

“Dear God, I am so lonely.”

God responds, “Well, Adam, you’re in luck. I’ve created another being that perfectly suits you. This being is kind, and will cater to your every need. If you are hungry, this being will prepare you a delicious meal. If you seek comfort, this being will comfort you perfectly.”

Adam’s eyes are wide. “But there is a price. “How much?, Adam asks. “It costs an arm and a leg.”

“Eh…. what can I get for a rib?”

Content Writer for Websites

Writing unique content for websites like eHow or other similar sites can be a great side hustle if you have a knack for writing about specific topics. You will probably not see millions of dollars flowing in from this type of work. Still, you will earn excellent money working part-time hours without being tied down to an office.

You can also use excellent tools like Jarvis to help you write content lightning fast.

Flexibility Rating: Super duper flexible

Potential Income: $15 – $20 / Hour or $52K per year

Requirements: Good writing skills, persistence, and people skills.

Delivery Driver

Being a delivery driver is another good side job to have. Especially if you live in an area where there are plenty of deliveries. In this line of work, you could be driving your own vehicle delivering packages or food around town.

Flexibility Rating: Flexible on your schedule

Potential Income: $62K per year

Requirements: A reliable vehicle, good driving record, a clean background and safe driving habits.

🤣 I just heard that there will be a round of applause for courier and delivery drivers tomorrow

It will be some time between 9am and 5pm.

Dog Walker/Pet Sitter

If you love watching animals or walking dogs, this can be another good side hustle option. You could offer your services to people in your area as a pet sitter or dog walker and set up a website where people can contact you directly; you can also join fantastic dog sitting services like Rover.com.

Flexibility Rating: Semi-flexible on your schedule (if you plan on making this a steady, profitable option for you, you’ll want to set aside time for regular walkings or visits)

Potential Income: $36K per year

Requirements: Love dogs and other pets, reliable transportation, a flexible schedule, safe home for pets, patience.

Etsy Shop

An Etsy Shop is an online store on the Etsy platform selling unique and handmade items. You can sell used and vintage items as well, or my absolute favorite, printables!

Etsy shops are a great side business idea for moms, students, stay-at-home dads, artists, crafters or anyone who is creative that wants to bring in some extra income.

Many entrepreneurs have turned their small Etsy shop into a large six figure earning empire using this platform.

Flexibility Rating: Super duper flexible

Potential Income: $0 – $1m+

Requirements: Good photos of your products and able to create unique designs

Freelance Writer

Working as a freelance writer is another great side hustle for those with decent writing skills and an understanding of language.

You can write anything from blog posts to online guides, landing pages, product descriptions, and even books! The flexibility is fantastic with this career path because you can work as many or as few hours per week as you want based on your schedule. There are tools like Jarvis that can make your job roadrunner fast, so you’ll be able to write more and make more money.

Flexibility Rating: Super duper flexible

Potential Income: $20 – $60 / Hour

Requirements: Good writing skills, time management skills and patience.

Freelance Proofreader

Being a freelance proofreader is a great side business because you can literally work as many or as few hours per week as you want based on your schedule! All that’s required to become a freelance proofreader is having excellent grammar and spelling skills (which any person with an English degree should have already) and editing documents in a fast-paced environment. You can get help from great programs like Grammarly to make your job easier.

Flexibility Rating: Super duper flexible

Potential Income: $52K per year

Requirements: Excellent written grammar & spelling skills, people/computer savvy-ness (ability to learn software quickly), patience, problem-solving skills and excellent communication skills.

Flip Items

This can be another good side hustle for anyone who has the skills to fix up items and resell them for profit. You could choose to flip items you need in your own life or pick up discarded items at yard sales and flea markets to resell them online or at local stores.

Flexibility Rating: Semi-flexible on your schedule (depending on how busy you are, the more time you have to spend finding items and researching their value, the more you can make)

Potential Income: $50-$250 per item

Requirements: Creativity, problem-solving skills, online research abilities.

🤣 I’m thinking of putting my vacuum cleaner on Ebay.

It was just collecting dust anyway.

Graphic Designer

Graphic design is a pretty common side hustle choice for people looking to make more money. If you know how to use Photoshop, Illustrator or another graphic software, then using these skills to make some extra dough might be just what you need until your dream job comes along.

Some websites pay per hour and others pay per project completed. You can decide which suits you best when starting out as a graphic designer for hire in the online space.

Flexibility Rating: Super duper flexible

Potential Income: $50K per year

Requirements: Adobe Creative Cloud Software (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.). Computer skills and creativity.

Gigs on Fiverr

Fiverr is an online marketplace where you can offer your skills and knowledge to people worldwide. You can sell gigs starting at only $5, and if you hustle and have higher-priced offerings, you could easily have enough money coming in to be able to quit your day job.

The best part about this side gig is that it is super flexible around your schedule. You can work just a few hours per week or as much as you want depending on what side business ideas you decide to try. This site has become so big for side hustlers; even full-time Fiverr entrepreneurs make six figures yearly!

Flexibility Rating: Super duper flexible

Potential Income: $0 – $1m+

Requirements: Good photos of your gigs, creativity, time management, great customer service.

Gardener

Another popular side hustle is gardening. If you have a green thumb and enjoy working with plants, this could be an excellent way to spend your free time before/after work hours. Some people choose to grow their food, while others may take on landscaping jobs for others in their community.

Flexibility Rating: Flexible on your schedule (depending on how busy you are, the more time you have to spend working on other people’s gardens or growing your own plants, the more profitable you will be)

Potential Income: $20-$100 per hour or $48K per year

Requirements: A green thumb, patience, hardworking

🤣 I used to make loads of money clearing leaves from gardens

I was raking it in

Housecleaner

Being a house cleaner is another good side job for anyone who enjoys cleaning and organizing. This can be done as a one-time deep clean or regular weekly/monthly appointments. You could offer to clean houses in your area by setting up a website or placing an ad in the local paper where people could contact you about having their homes cleaned.

You can design your own schedule and pick your clients if you run your own cleaning service. If you develop a good reputation in a neighborhood, you could easily become the go to house cleaner for the entire hood.

Flexibility Rating: Flexible on your schedule (the more time you have to dedicate to this, the more money you can make)

Potential Income: $50+ an hour or $35K per year

Requirements: A car, reliable transportation, strong work ethic.

Interior Decorator

If you enjoy interior decorating or home improvement – this might be another good side hustle option for you. You could offer your services by posting an ad in the local paper, contacting companies in your area who might need a new color scheme inside of their office, or offering to decorate and organize people’s homes. It’s also a fantastic idea to show off your great work through social media, so people can quickly see your style and abilities.

Flexibility Rating: Semi-Flexible on your schedule (if this is going to be a steady and profitable option for you, you’ll want to find time regularly where you can decorate)

Potential Income: $30-$100+ per hour or $51K per year

Requirements: Great taste and style, creativity, good communication skills.

Interior Painting 

If painting is something that makes you happy and gives you a sense of satisfaction – it could be another great side hustle option for you. You could try advertising your services on Craigslist in local events, or creating your own website to show off your work.

Flexibility Rating: Semi Flexible on your schedule (the more time you have to dedicate – the more profitable this option will be for you)

Potential Income: $20-$40+ per hour or $60K per year

Requirements: Great painting skills, reliable transportation, time management, able bodied.

Landscaper

Working as a landscaper can be another good side hustle option for anyone who enjoys working outdoors or has landscaping experience. You could offer a flat rate per yard or charge by the hour for your time.

Flexibility Rating: Flexible on your schedule (depending on how busy you are, the more time you have to spend working on other people’s yards or doing yard work for others, the more profitable you will be)

Potential Income: $30-$60+ per hour or $36K per year

Requirements: Landscaping experience, a good work ethic, reliable transportation.

Musician/DJ

If music is something that makes you happy and makes others smile – it could be another good side hustle option for you. You could try selling your services playing music for events, weddings and parties. You can advertise on websites that offer a directory of musicians/DJs, attend local meetup groups to find people interested in hiring you directly or set up a page on sites like Fiverr or Upwork where people can buy gigs and contact you directly.

Flexibility Rating: Semi Flexible on your schedule (the more time you have to dedicate – the more profitable making music will be for you)

Potential Income: $30-$100+ per hour/per event or $51K per year

Requirements: Great musical skills/knowledge

🤣 What do you call a guitar player that only knows two chords?

A music critic.

Massage Therapist

A massage therapist is an amazing side job because it can bring in a lot of money and wonderful flexibility. You need to have certification to do massages. Still, it’s a very fulfilling job helping to relieve the pain of others. Some people also decide to get their credentials online for less money than traditional schools charge.

Flexibility Rating: 10/10 flexible

Potential Income: $32 per hour or $67K per year

Requirements: Certification or Training

🤣 Massage Therapist: Your appointment is for 9 A.M. If I’m not on time, start without me.

Online or In-Person Tutor

A tutor knows how to explain complicated material in a way that others can understand. This job is perfect for people who enjoy teaching people or sharing their knowledge with others. Tutoring jobs might include after-school programs, working at the college level, or one on one tutoring in your home through companies like Sylvan Learning Center.

Suppose you’re knowledgeable on a particular topic. In that case, becoming an online tutor might be the perfect side business idea for you! As an online tutor, you can work as few or many hours per week as you want based on your schedule, and it also doesn’t require any formal educational background to get hired. You’ll simply need to know how to teach efficiently in one particular subject area or pass a test of general knowledge of that topic.

Flexibility Rating: Super duper flexible

Potential Income: $14 – $24 / Hour

Requirements: Must have good communication and people skills, be patient when working with others, and have knowledge/experience within your subject area. You need to have reliable transportation if you are going to be an in-person tutor in an after-school program or at someone’s home.

Online Courses

An online course creator uses their knowledge to teach others through video tutorials on websites such as YouTube or writing documents published online for purchase. Creating online courses is a great side hustle for anyone who has something to teach! While it takes time to build an audience, you could easily make a full-time income on the side once you have a loyal following and a fantastic course.

Flexibility Rating: Flexible and dependent on how much you want your online course business to grow

Potential Income: $0-$100K per month

Requirements: You need to know how to start a blog or website and excitingly communicate your knowledge, so people will want to purchase your course. Also, you will need business skills because you are selling your work online!

Professional Organizer 

If organizing things gives you a sense of satisfaction – it could be another good side hustle option for you. You could advertise your services on Craigslist or create a page on sites like Fiverr or Upwork where people can buy gigs and contact you directly.

Flexibility Rating: Semi-Flexible on your schedule (the more time you have to dedicate to helping others stay organized – the more profitable this option will be for you)

Potential Income: $17+ per hour

Requirements: Great organizational skills, creativity, clear communication skills.

Photographer

If you want to make extra cash by taking photos of people, places or products, selling stock photography could be the way to go. You can sign up for microstock sites like Shutterstock, Dreamstime or Depositphotos and earn every time someone downloads an image you uploaded onto their website.

Earnings will vary for each site and you generally get paid more if your images are exclusive. It’s not going to make you a ton of money, but the potential is there if you are interested in photography.

Photographers might also photograph weddings, people on the street, or food for a restaurant!

You can even make money with a photography blog too!

Flexibility Rating: Flexible based on the type of photography you do.

Potential Income: You can easily start at $15+ per hour – be sure to count the hours you spend editing the photos too.

Requirements: You need to know how to use your equipment and have knowledge of your art form. Also, you will need business skills to go from hobby photography to building a full-time income from your skills.

Proofreader for Websites

As a proofreader for the websites, you will work from home reviewing website content and checking for grammatical or spelling mistakes. You’ll need good written grammar skills and the ability to learn software quickly. There are resources such as Grammarly that can help you too.

Flexibility Rating: Super duper flexible

Potential Income: $22+ per hour or you can charge based on the amount of words.

Requirements: Must have good written grammar and spelling skills and at least some experience as a proofreader in your industry of expertise.

Rideshare Driver

If you are comfortable with having other people in your vehicle and enjoy driving around town, becoming a rideshare driver may be another good side hustle option for you. When you become a driver for services like Uber or Lyft, you are your boss and can work as much or as little as you’d like.

Flexibility Rating: Very flexible on your schedule (the more time you have to dedicate to this, the more money you can make)

Potential Income: $16-$35 per hour (based on your driving speed and experience) but based on location.

Requirements: Good driving record, reliable vehicle, a smartphone with a data plan.

🤣 I saw a dude ordering an Uber as he left the gym

so I asked him, “Do you even Lyft, bro?”

Resume Writer or Screener

If you have a knack for putting together resumes and writing cover letters – this can be another great side hustle option that might work for you. A resume writer knows how to write good resumes for other people that highlight their strengths. People looking for jobs might not have time at their current job or may need showcasing their abilities, so hiring someone like you could be beneficial and help them land their dream job.

Flexibility Rating: Flexible

Potential Income: $20 an hour

Requirements: You need to know how to write outstanding resumes and have the business skills to market yourself. Strong knowledge of words, grammar, and punctuation, ability to write engaging content.

Recycling (E-Waste)

If you enjoy electronics or recycling items that still work – this could be another great side hustle option for you. You could collect old and broken TV’s, computers, phones etc., do some research to find local recycling centers that accept these items (usually a minimal fee) and offer your services to people who need their electronics picked up in exchange for cash or recycling center credit so they can recycle them themselves.

Flexibility Rating: Semi-Flexible on your schedule

Potential Income: $10+ per item

Requirements: Knowledge of electronic hardware, transportation.

Sell Printables

Printables is one of my absolute favorite side jobs you can do and even start today! You can create printable files like planners, coloring pages for adults, calendars, or something else that people could download digitally and print at home.

You can make these files yourself, join a team to earn a percentage of their sales, or sell your creations on shops like Etsy or Creative Market.

Selling resources in this digital age is one of the best ways to make extra money fast using online tools.

Flexibility Rating: Super duper flexible

Potential Income: $0 – $100K/yr

Requirements: Digital design skills, patience, and creativity.

Seamstress

If you have sewing skills, this can be another good side hustle option. You could offer to hem pants, fix up ripped skirts for people in your neighborhood, or set up a stand at a local mall and sell your own designs.

Flexibility Rating: Super duper flexible

Potential Income: $20-$200+ per project or starting at $14 per hour

Requirements: Sewing skills, sewing machine, basic design knowledge.

🤣 I had to stop going to the outdoor seamstress camp

It was just sew in tents

Snow Shoveler

This is another good side hustle option if you live in an area where it snows during the winter months. You could charge a flat rate for each driveway or set an hourly payment.

Flexibility Rating: Flexible but seasonal (you’ll have to check the weather daily and plan out your work accordingly)

Potential Income: $20-$50 per driveway/snow clearing job or starting at $18 per hour

Requirements: A shovel, car/truck with good tires and four wheel drive.

Social Media Manager

A social media manager manages different social media accounts for a company or someone who wants to advertise their business. They can work independently or as part of a team. Becoming a social media manager is a great side hustle if you love using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

Flexibility Rating: Flexible depending on your clients

Potential Income: Up to $97 per hour if you’re professional, but can start at $17 per hour.

Requirements: You must be good at taking direction and have excellent communication skills. People doing social media must know how to use social media platforms well and have an impressive portfolio before applying for jobs.

Translation

If you speak more than one language, this could be another great side hustle option for you. You could find people in your area who want things to be translated from English to another language, or vice versa. You can advertise your services on websites that offer a directory of translators and bid on jobs if you’d like.

Flexibility Rating: Semi-Flexible on your schedule and your client’s schedule

Potential Income: $10-$30+ per hour depending on how niche your language is.

Requirements: Fluency in English and another language, reliable internet connection, or transportation.

Tech Tester

Being a tech tester is a great side job if you have the technical know-how of using particular software or devices. If you enjoy breaking things to see what happens, then this might be the perfect side hustle for you!

All that is required of a tech tester is coming up with test cases, testing apps or websites, and providing helpful feedback about bugs, errors, and usability issues.

Flexibility Rating: Super duper flexible

Potential Income: $14 – $16 / Hour

Requirements: Tech savvy-ness (ability to break things on purpose), patience, problem-solving skills, and excellent communication skills.

🤣 Why did the developer become so poor? Because he used up all his cache.

Transcriptionist 

A transcriptionist works by listening to audio files and typing up what they hear. The best part about this side hustle is that you can choose your hours and work from anywhere in the world.

You can either listen to a lecture, conference call or podcast and type up what you hear for one company or many companies.

Podcasters or YouTubers are fantastic clients. They are looking to have their audio or video content transcribed and edited by professionals before publishing it.

Great tools you can use to help you transcribe content faster are DeScript or HappyScribe.

Flexibility Rating: Super duper flexible

Potential Income: $16 per hour (depends on experience)

Requirements: Ability to type quickly, ability to understand everyday language usage, strong attention to detail. 

Take Surveys

Taking surveys is a great way to earn pocket money. All you need to do is sign up for survey company websites and take the surveys they send you! The best part about taking surveys is that it can be done from anywhere with an internet connection.

Flexibility Rating: Super flexible

Potential Income: Around $1,000+ a year

Requirements: Many survey companies will want you to have specific devices, so make sure those are available before getting started. Also, some survey companies limit the number of surveys you can take daily.

Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant is someone who works as a personal assistant but is online and at home. You can do everything from answering emails to making calls on the client’s behalf. The hours are completely flexible, and you can work as many or as few hours per week as you want!

If you have skills such as blogging, transcribing, social media management, email marketing, etc; this might be a good side job idea.

Flexibility Rating: Super duper flexible

Potential Income: $14 – $24 / Hour

Requirements: Good writing skills, technology savviness, time management skills, patience, and persistence.

Video Editor 

A video editor takes raw footage from a shoot or edit footage together into final product like short films, documentaries, advertisements, or music videos.

You can create these videos on your own with your smartphone or spend some money for a camera and start editing them using video editing software like Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro or iMovie.

Flexibility Rating: Flexible based on clients

Potential Income: $15 – $30 per hour (depends on experience)

Requirements: Video editing skills. Good attention to detail and ability to work quickly under pressure.

Virtual Bookkeeper

As a virtual bookkeeper, you will work from home to record your clients’ financial information who own small businesses or are self-employed.

You can find your clients by using your network, searching online, referrals, or building your blog and brand.

Flexibility Rating: Flexibility based on client requirements

Potential Income: $18+ Hour

Requirements: Must be good at math, technology savviness (ability to learn software quickly), excellent written grammar skills, and people skills.

Writer

If you are a creative writer, this is another good side hustle option for you. Many people would like to write their story but don’t know how to start or continue their work. You could set up a website where you offer your services to create books for people. You can use Jarvis to write faster to take on more clients and earn more each month.

Flexibility Rating: Semi-flexible on your client’s schedule

Potential Income: $1,000+ per book (if you get picked up by a publisher or agent, this number could be much higher)

Requirements: Good creative writing skills

Web Designer/Developer

Web designers design websites for small businesses and individuals to look attractive, professional, and responsive.

If you have excellent time management skills, you can take on multiple projects and clients. This is a perfect way to increase your income as a web designer because you’ll have various income sources.

Flexibility Rating: Very flexible

Potential Income: $30 – $100 per hour (depends on experience) or $70K per year

Requirements: Good design skills, ability to code websites using HTML & CSS, thorough knowledge of how websites function, customer service, and communication skills.

You Can Find Your Side Job

If you are looking for a flexible side job, it can be hard to find one that meets all of your criteria. That’s why I’ve compiled this list of the best side jobs with flexible options, so you know what is out there and whether or not they might work for you! These include video editing, virtual assistant, blog writing/marketing, bookkeeping services, and more.

I hope these ideas will help jumpstart your side hustle search!


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