11 Best Side Hustles to Make Money

Best side hustles to make money

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Best side hustles to make money
In recent years, many people are working on side hustles (without quitting their day jobs) to create multiple income streams and earn extra cash. According to a 2017 CNN report, over 44 million Americans have a side hustle to make money in their spare time. 

I have done several side hustles myself, such as writing, blogging, and coaching. I know it may sound overwhelming, but I truly enjoy what I am doing. I have friends who are making money through other side hustles.

Whether you are eager to turn your hobbies into profit or just want to earn cash toward expenses, you need to consider your schedule, financial needs, skill sets and other factors, and then you can choose a side hustle that meets your needs.

Here are 11 best side hustles to make money:

1. Freelance on Fiverr

Fiverr is an online platform where you can use your skill such as copy writing and web development to provide services and complete tasks to make money. You can set your own rate for projects and tasks.

Learn more about Fiverr for HERE.

2. Be a Part-time Driver

If you prefer flexibility while earning some extra money, you may want to consider to drive with ridesharing companies such as Lyft or Uber.

Lyft pays you up to $35 per hour with additional rewards for extra time and extra miles. Compared to Uber, Lyft has a bigger sign-on bonus with up to $750 for new drivers once you finish certain number of trips.

DoorDash is a food delivery service that you can use your spare time to make more money by delivering food with your transportation. The working hour is up to your preference.

Sign up HERE to be a Lyft driver. (Use this link to get $10 bonus)

Sign up HERE to be a DoorDash driver

3. Start a Blog

I have been blogging for many years. In 2016, I moved my site from a free host (wordpress.com) to a self-hosted domain because I want to have full control over my blog, including the functions and layout, and start to make money with it.

I use Bluehost to be my web host because it is affordable and offers an array of packages for my needs. I am happy with my decision. My blog is my side hustle that makes money from affiliate sales and Google AdSense. I write very limited number of sponsored posts because I only recommend products and services that I personally like and trust.

If you have a passion in creating content that benefits readers, start a blog with Bluehost.

 [Related Post: Make Money Online with Affiliate Marketing]

4. Teach an Online Course

If you have an expertise in some areas, such as writing, marketing, and web development, you can create an online course and sell it on platforms like Teachable and Udemy.

There are many free guides and tutorials to help you develop a course and set it up online.

Learn more about Teachable for HERE

Learn more about Udemy for HERE.

5. Sell Your Design Online

Got a talent for design and arts? There are online platforms that allow you to create your own design and make a profit.

Cafépress is a site where you create and upload your design and sell the design on products such as t-shirts or cups on their website to make money.

Threadless is another great site where you can sell your design and art on products, such as bag, shirts, and home décor, in your own customized online store.

Learn more about Cafépress for HERE.

Learn more about Teachable for HERE.

6. Rent out Your Extra Room

Do you have extra space in your house? If you are considering renting out the space to earn money, Airbnb is an excellent choice.

Sign up Airbnb and start hosting to make money.

7. Answer Questions Online

On Justanswer.com, you can answer other people’s questions in your field or expertise and get paid. It is the largest paid question-and-answer platform. It is a great idea that you can help others and make money.

Learn more about Justanswer.

8. Fill out Surveys

Filling out surveys and providing your opinion on products or services may not make you rich, but it’s an easy and legit way to make some extra cash. Here are some survey sites I have used: Pinecone Research, MySurvey, Survey Junkie, Swagbucks, and Global Test Market.

Other choices include Mypoints , Inbox Dollars, and Reward Survey.

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9. Sell Your Items Online

If you like to make crafted items or digital products, you can sell those on Etsy. The platform provides powerful tools and services to help you manage your store and products and grow business. The listing fee is $0.2 per item and you pay transaction and payment processing fees when you make a sale.

Sign up Etsy and start your online sale.

10. Be a Dog Walker

Rover is an online network that connects dog walkers/sitters with dog owners. If you love dogs and this can be a flexible and enjoyable way to earn extra cash. Rover dog-sitter requirements have some requirements—you have to be 18 or older and have to pass the background check.

Get started with Rover Here.

11. Teach English Online

VIPKID is an online platform to teach English to students in China. This is a great choice for English speakers who are looking for extra money without being physically present with students. It pays 17-22 per hour tutoring English to students in China. One can choose flexible schedule and the number of hours to teach.

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Best side hustles to make money
This list of side hustles is not exhaustive, but those are the frequently chosen ones. What will be your next side hustle?

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Best Side Hustles to Make Money


  1. You have a lot of great ideas on side hustles. Sometimes you just have to really think about what you are good at doing.

    1. Exactly. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. These options look amazing! I am definitely going to look into Teachable, Udemy, and the question answering one!

    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

  3. Great ideas!

    1. Thanks!

  4. Some great ideas! I think many of us need to think of income in terms of different streams. It’s helpful to think outside of just a paycheck. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Really good ones in here, I’ve tried a handful and some didn’t work out but it takes time so, you just have to be dedicated right? Great list!

  6. Great ideas!

  7. i have a blog and am hoping to get some ads placed on it real soon! there has tbe a certain amount of page views right?

  8. These are some great ideas! I’ve been reading more and more about people teaching English online!

  9. Thanks for sharing these! I’m still struggling with #3 – starting a blog – but I hope to start making an attractive side income one day.

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