A second or third source of income is wise in this economic climate. The cash you save up will come in handy when you need it, and you feel secure that you have emergency funds neatly tucked away. Doing part-time jobs can also help you buy your wants, like a gaming rig.
If you’re a gamer, then you know that a gaming computer is not cheap. In fact, it’s an investment that can cost you hundreds to even thousands of dollars. If you aim to build a more-than-decent gaming computer because you can do more than just play video games on it, you need lucrative side gigs to afford it. Here are some ideas.
If you have a lot of stuff lying around that you don’t use so much, consider putting them up for sale online. Any item you think has value, including clothes, extra gadgets, and shoes, can fetch a price online. Think of it as passive income since there are websites that let you set up your online store in a jiffy.
Online e-commerce sites don’t take up so much of your time these days. They have convenient features, so you’re free to pursue other avenues of earning an extra income because your hands aren’t tied.
If you live in a city where commute can be a bit of a problem during rush hour, ride sharing is a great side hustle if you have your own car. The new industry is booming, and companies are always looking for new service providers. Cars and gas cost money, and instead of letting your car sit on the side, make some money off it.
There are many prominent ride-sharing companies to check out. Shop around for the best rates, and read the policies thoroughly to know which company to go for.
Just like ride sharing, deliveries are also making a trend. And similarly, you get paid for every time you deliver an item to a client. If you don’t have a car, some services allow you to make delivery using a scooter, bike, or by walking.
Requirements differ among various delivery services, and it is likely that you already have a smartphone to accept jobs and a way to deliver items. Some companies have minimum age requirements and background checks to ensure that service providers are trustworthy and capable.
Always have an affinity for dogs and other house animals? You can use that to your advantage by becoming a dog walker or a pet sitter. Like many services nowadays, there are apps where you can find one or apply to be a provider.
Rates vary depending on where you live. Many have caught on to this lucrative and enjoyable gig, so you may need to set yourself apart by preparing an actual résumé and some credentials. Apart from those, you must be familiar with your responsibilities as a dog walker or pet sitter.
As a walker, you are expected to clean up after the dogs if they ever go to the bathroom on the sidewalk or in the park. If you are a pet sitter, you are tasked to make sure that there is enough food and water for the animals.
Personal Grocery Shopper
Yes, it exists. There has been a demand for a personal grocery shopper services because some people are too busy or preoccupied with other tasks or their children. You can be the helping hand for these individuals as you peruse the aisles to look for and buy the things that they need.
You are expected to hand-deliver the groceries to the client’s preferred delivery address. Depending on the size of the shopping list, you are paid accordingly and by the hour. If you have time to spare daily, this gig can be a regular side job for you.
Know What You’re Getting Into
Working multiple jobs is great when your focus is the extra income you’ll be getting when it’s time to cash the hard work you’ve been doing. However, there is a disadvantage to this. You won’t have as much time for other things, like self-care, family, and other priorities. This can be disastrous if you are in a relationship or if you have a family with children.
The most important thing to remember is that, while money is good, having balance is better. You may overwork yourself to an early grave if you’re not careful.
What other side gigs do you know that pay good money? Share your advice in the comments.