The gig economy is growing at an astounding rate. If you need to pay off debt, you’re saving for something big, or you simply want to follow your passion, here are some of the top side hustles to check out:
Do you have a skill that you use in your day-to-day job? Maybe your nine to five involves copywriting, marketing, design, or web development? Any of these skills are in high demand, and freelancers are having very lucrative careers. Get some clips, do some easy jobs, and create a website. There are also a number of bidding websites which connect clients and freelancers so you can find some great gigs.
Becoming a yoga instructor is a great way to not only make some money on the side, but it’s also an excellent way to stay fit. If you’re keen to become a yoga instructor, you’ll need to get some training. Once you’re qualified, you can work at a studio part-time. If you love it, you may even find that you want to start your own yoga studio one day. Yoga teacher is a great job that is in demand around the world so you could use this skill to fund your travels on a career break.
Personal trainers make their own hours, and your rates will increase as you build up experience and grow your client base. Social media channels like Facebook and Instagram are particularly good for this, and you can choose how many (or how few) clients you take on. You can begin by taking a personal trainer course to learn everything you need to know. From there, you’ll take on new clients and you may even decide to specialize in a certain area or type of client.
The world is your oyster when it comes to online side hustles. You could start a blog and build up a following so you can develop online products or services like coaching, ebooks, e-courses, and physical products. You could also start a drop shipping business, solve a particular problem for a group of people, or mentor people in your industry.
Uber or Lyft
Uber and Lyft are both ride-sharing apps, and if you have a car you can make money whenever you have some spare time. Many people make a lot of money by driving during peak periods like after a concert or late at night on a Friday or Saturday. The great thing about it is you can use it whenever you like- on the way home from work, in the weekend, or during specific periods.