Working a side hustle is one of the best ways to generate more money to help you overcome any financial crunch. It doesn’t matter why the crunch started; you only do what you can to improve the situation. You can improve your financial situation by eliminating expenses or increasing income. These side hustles can help you increase your income fast.
1. Drive for Uber.com or Lyft.com
If you’re a comfortable driver and have a decent family car, you can get paid about 20 dollars per hour, driving people in your community to their events and activities.
2. Drive for Veyo.com or Logisticare.com
This type of driving is a little more specialized, but some drivers are more comfortable with this than just driving for the general public. You’ll also make about 20 bucks per hour.
3. Shop for Groceries
Another way to make money fast is to shop for groceries for people in your area. You can sign up with sites like Instacart.com and Shipt.com, and others. Stores like Target and Walmart are even developing their apps for delivery.
4. Do Someone’s Laundry
You may not realize it, but some people don’t want to or cannot do their laundry. You can start your service easily using an online platform like Thumbtack.com to advertise. You can also leave your card with doctors and nurses in your area.
5. Walk Dogs
Many platforms help you promote yourself as a dog walker, and companies hire dog walkers. Work for yourself using one of the apps or work with different community HOAs to market your services.
6. Rent Your Space
Do you live in a nice area that people like to visit or need to visit for business? If so, you can list your home on a site like Airbnb.com and make money renting your space. You can also get a permanent roommate who can help with expenses by paying you rent.
7. Offer Personal Assistance
Lots of people in your local area need help with errands, and you can be the one to do it. You can use apps to help or get the word out by setting up a website and marketing through your local paper.
8. Become a Handyperson
Sign up on Thumbtack.com to offer your handyperson services. Some people need doors hung, a toilet seat fixed, and other easy things done around the house that you can help them with.
9. Sell Your or Other People’s Stuff
You can sell all your old clothing on platforms like eBay.com and Poshmark.com very easily and quickly. But you can also go to thrift stores, garage sales, and other places to source items to sell too.
10. Online Teacher or Tutor
If you’ve ever taught kids and have a degree, you can get a job making about 20 dollars an hour teaching through platforms like VIPKIDS.com and others. You can even set up your tutoring site and market it yourself.
These side hustles may or may not be in line with your current business, but they can add another stream of income that will get you out of any financial crunch. The main thing is to remember that unless it fits in with your current business and goals, treat it as temporary and use the funds to pay for needed items or pay down debt and don’t become dependent on it.