100 Side Hustles You Can Start Today
Earning extra money isn’t only important for the present–it’s crucial for your future. Even if it’s an extra $100 per month, you can invest earnings to grow your money over time and become a millionaire.
That’s why we’ve rounded up 100 side hustles. This list goes beyond basic “Start a blog” or “Rent out a room on Airbnb” ideas. From dinosaur podcasts to drone filming services, these profitable side hustles are relatively easy to start so you can quickly earn that extra cash.
Side hustle definition
Side hustles are gigs or jobs that bring in extra money to your full-time job. It’s another stream of income to your main work.
A good rule of thumb with any side hustle? Go with what you know. Pick a side hustle that you are both passionate about and have some expertise in the field. Or invest in courses and books to become an expert.
Another tip? Focus on high-value side hustles. Sure, taking online surveys can make you money. But could you earn even more by investing your time in something more profitable like freelance writing?
Here are 100 side hustles–proven to make money–to help you build wealth. Each one requires time and hustle, but worth the effort!
1. Open a vending machine business
Buy a few vending machines, restock them a few times a month (e.g., selling cold beverages), and earn semi-passive income.
Different types of vending machines can be set up in offices, retail spaces, schools, and more. Get started with less than $2,000. You can typically earn $400 extra per month with just one vending machine.
2. Flip items on eBay or Facebook Marketplace
Sell used, high-value items online such as furniture, electronics, and shoes. The trick is to sell each item for more than you paid for it. You can sell items you already have or hunt for items at flea markets and thrift stores.
3. Become a freelancer on Upwork
Have a skill such as writing or graphic design? Create a freelancer profile on Upwork. Submit proposals for high-paying jobs.
You can earn thousands on the site. For example, expert writers on Upwork charge an average of $85 per hour. Upwork found that 60% of freelancers who left a full-time job to become freelancers make more money than they did in their previous jobs.
4. Create digital download printables to sell on Etsy
Digital download printables can be things like planners, wedding invitations, eBooks, and stickers. The great thing about this side hustle is that it’s passive income. Simply create your digital downloads listings on Etsy.
Customers can buy and download, making you money even when you’re asleep! Rachel Jones reports making $10,000 in sales per month with this business.
5. Offer resume and cover letter editing services
Whether it’s students trying to get a job or people making a career change, resume and cover letter services are always in high demand for job seekers.
Offer to write effective resumes and cover letters such as on Fiverr or Upwork. Over time, this 35-year-old teacher brought in $2 million from his resume-writing side hustle!
6. Create a paid online course on Thinkific, Udemy, or Zoom
No matter if you’ve never been a teacher, we all have different skills. Create an online course to share your knowledge. People pay to access your lessons and you can earn a semi-passive income.
It can be a very profitable gig. Teresa Greenway is an expert at making sourdough bread. She began to teach her baking methods through Udemy, raking in $323,000 through 13 courses.
Hint: Promote your courses on TikTok like Miss Excel.
7. Open a baking business
Do your friends and family love eating your baked goods? Turn this hobby into a profit by selling cakes, cookies, and more! Co-workers, Facebook groups, and a website are just a few places to find potential customers.
8. Take quality product photos for small businesses
A picture might be worth a thousand words, but small businesses such as Etsy shops don’t always have the right equipment or expertise to take quality product photos.
Take high-quality photos for businesses and charge competitive rates. According to this article, “a typical freelancer can make between $2,000-5,000/mo if they market themselves accordingly, and a professional can exceed $5,000-50,000 per job.”
9. Invest in and rent out a duplex
Invest in a duplex to both save money on rent and earn extra income. The idea is that you live for free in one part of the house and rent out another part.
Say that you buy a duplex for $120,000. You finance it through an FHA loan and only have to pay 3.5% in a down payment. After the principal, taxes, interest, and insurance, your mortgage payment equals $1,100. You charge $1300 in rent. That means you have $200 leftover each month.
10. Open a pressure washing business
Though it can be hard work, pressure washing homes or businesses has low start-up costs and high earning potential. This teenager makes $250 per 30 minutes to pressure wash. Some side hustlers report making $3,000 a month pressure washing part-time.
11. Send an email newsletter with affiliate links
You don’t need a blog to earn money from affiliates (aka promoting a brand or product and getting a cut of the profit). Send an email newsletter to subscribers and include affiliate links. Readers can click on these clicks. If they buy, you earn!
Newsletter topic ideas are endless. For example, you could write about “how to fly for free” like Scott who made $6,000 in three months. Today, he has turned this email newsletter into a business that makes more than $320,000 per month.
12. Tutor online
Maybe you’re great at teaching highschool algebra. Or perhaps you’re an expert at a specific college entrance exam.
Tutor students via online platforms like Zoom and help them succeed in different subjects. This tutor earns anywhere between $3,000-$4,000 a month through his ACT tutoring business.
13. Offer lawn mowing services
Similar to pressure washing, a lawn mowing side hustle is hard work, but also profitable. Purchase a used mower (if you don’t already have one) and other supplies such as weed trimmers.
By charging the right prices, you can earn $1,000+ per month, even if you only mow on the weekends. Learn more about starting this side hustle here.
14. Invest in stocks and earn dividends
Dividends are portions of a company’s profits that are paid to its shareholders periodically. These dividends are paid in cash or as more stock. Invest in stocks that pay dividends. The more money you invest, the more dividends you can earn. Plus, it’s passive income!
Note: Here’s how you can earn more money through Acorns dividends.
15. Pet sit through apps like Rover
Pet sitting can help you get paid for hanging out with dogs and cats. Rover is an app that lets pet owners book your services such as dog walking or cat sitting.
It’s possible to make more than $1,000 per month on Rover if you have regular clients and stellar service. You can also accept jobs that match your schedule.
16. Start a blog and monetize it with affiliate links
Starting a blog isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme. It takes time to earn money from this gig. But by writing educational articles and posting consistently, you can gain a strong following over time.
When readers click on affiliate links in your articles, you can earn a commission. But choose a niche that you’re passionate about (e.g., calisthenics), that solves a common problem, and can be monetized. Top bloggers report earning seven-figure incomes from their blogs. Here’s an excellent article on starting a successful blog.
17. Earn affiliate dollars through TikTok
That’s right…you don’t have to have a blog or email newsletter to earn money from affiliates. Post videos on TikTok. In your bio, link out to affiliate products that relate to your content.
For example, if you post fitness videos, you could include affiliate links to workout equipment. Viewers can watch your videos and purchase your recommendations. Some TikTokers report making $100 a day through affiliate marketing.
18. Become a personal trainer or coach
Are you a fitness expert? Offer to help others get in shape by training them online or in-person. Some expert personal trainers make over $100,000 per year. Qualifications (e.g., American Council on Exercise) are normally required for this side hustle.
19. Offer voice acting services
If you have a great voice, you can use it to earn money online, anytime and anywhere. Purchase a quality microphone and sound equipment. Line up voiceover jobs such as for commercials, video games, company videos, and short films. Voiceover for non-broadcast work typically ranges from $200 to $600 for a job.
20. Organize painting parties
Paint parties have become quite popular for groups of friends. It combines both art and social activities. Organize and host these parties in the evenings or on weekends.
Charge enough for the paint supplies and your services. Combine with wine and food for a fun event for people. Chelsea has used paint and sip parties to earn up to $2,000 a month.
21. Chop and sell firewood
This seasonal side hustle can be quite lucrative during the winter or in areas that are cold most of the year.
Cut and sell firewood by the bundle to local businesses like grocery stores or mom-and-pop shops. Check out this YouTube channel to learn how to make $300 per day selling firewood.
22. Become a professional organizer
Many people hate organizing spaces in their homes such as their closets or offices. If you’re talented at decluttering organizing homes, you could offer your services online such as through FB groups for moms.
One adjunct professor brought in about $13,800 between January and July 2021 for her organizing services.
23. Offer Airbnb property management services
You don’t necessarily have to invest in real estate to get involved with Airbnb. There are plenty of hosts who don’t have time to manage their short-term rental properties. Offer to coordinate the bookings, clean, field customer questions, etc.
Learn more about becoming an Airbnb property manager here.
24. Write and sell an eBook
Writing an eBook can take on many forms. You could write a fictional romance. Or a non-fiction eBook about skiing. Choose a topic that you are knowledgeable about and that people want to learn. Sell your books through sites like Podia and Sellfy.
The great thing about eBooks? It’s passive income! Write the book once and then set it up where customers can purchase automatically. This author makes between $1500-$2000 per month selling self-published fitness eBooks.
25. Teach people how to write in cursive
Cursive handwriting is quickly becoming a lost art. If you are skilled at penmanship, you could teach others how to also write beautiful letters.
Whether you teach kids or adults, consider offering your services through online Zoom classes, a monetized YouTube channel, or start an affiliate blog on the topic.
26. Advertise farm fresh eggs
Chickens and eggs might not be the sexist side hustle, but people love to purchase non-GMO products. Raise chickens in your backyard and sell eggs to family, friends, and at events. This entrepreneur makes $1,000 per month with her backyard chicken farm.
27. Sell goods at festivals and craft fairs
Set up a booth at local festivals, craft fairs, and farmers markets. Sell traditional items such as soap, jewelry, and candles. This is a seasonal side hustle and profits depend on what you sell.
28. Host for Neighbor storage
If you have an empty garage, closet, or bedroom, you could make money renting it out as a storage space through Neighbor.com. Neighbor is a site that connects people with storage needs with hosts. Earn up to $600 per month in passive income renting a garage.
29. Grow and sell microgreens
Tiny vegetables can offer big profits. Grow microgreens – vegetables and herbs grown for two weeks. These plants are packed with nutrients and require little overhead to grow. They can be sold at farmer’s markets. Or scale your business selling to catering companies like Stacey Cunningham. She makes a net profit of $442 per month working 28 hours per month.
30. Teach CPR and first aid
Become a certified CPR and first aid trainer, and you could teach others to do the same with this rewarding side hustle. Offer your classes to business owners to train their employees. The cost of instructor-led classes can range anywhere from $70 to up to $300 per customer.
31. Offer physical or audio tours of your city
Do you live in a popular city such as Austin or Los Angeles? Serve as a tour guide for tourists and offer a unique experience of the city. That’s the side hustle that Alexandra Kenin started in San Francisco. She offers three-hour urban hiking tours for tourists to explore SA and charges $49 per customer to guide them.
If you can’t offer this service in person, you can also record audio guides of cities. Tourists can pay to download your recordings through apps like Detour to listen as they stroll through busy city streets.
32. Rent out your pool with Swimply
If you have a pool, consider renting it out on the online pool rental platform, Swimply. People can pay to swim at your house during a specific time. You could list your pool for $50/hour. While Swimply does take 15% of any rentals, you’d still make over $42 with no work involved.
33. Help people move through Moving Helper
Moving is a daunting task for individuals, couples, and families. Provide expert moving services for these people and get paid to do it! Go through sites like Dolly.com to connect with customers who need moving help.
It’s heavy work (e.g., moving furniture, lifting boxes), but it can be profitable if you can regularly lift over 75 pounds. Moving helpers with their pickup truck or van make $30/hour minimum on the Dolly app.
34. Become a referee
Are you into sports? Referee games such as soccer, baseball, and football. Find work through local community centers. It’s not a job for the faint of heart (picture yelling parents), but you can make an average of $25 per hour.
35. Stream your music through Twitch
Twitch is a live streaming platform which is typically used by gamers. However, if you make music, you can live stream the process. People pay $$ to watch the content. This musician makes $4,500 a month streaming her songwriting process on Twitch.
36. Proofread for content creators
Increase the quality of the content produced by content creators (e.g., bloggers) by proofreading their work. All you need are strong editing skills, a laptop, and WiFi. Here are a few sites where you can find proofreading jobs. Proofreading Pal, for example, gives you the opportunity to make $500 to $3,000 every month.
37. Teach English online through VIPKid
If you enjoy working with kids, consider teaching English through VIPKid. This online teaching platform pays up to $22/hour to teach English to kids in China who are between the ages of 4 to 12. All teaching materials are provided and lessons are 25 minutes long.
38. Rent out your parking space
Have an extra parking space that’s sitting idle? Rent it out for profit. With the website, Neighbor, make $50-$300 per month by renting out your empty parking space to a neighbor. It’s also passive income as renters go directly through the site to book.
39. Babysit virtually
Babysitting is a popular side hustle in-person, but did you know you can get paid to do it virtually while parents are home? Through VirtualBabysittersclub.com, parents can book a virtual babysitter session where you provide interactive video calls with their kids. 1-hour public group sessions are $18 per child and private group sessions are $90 (5+ kids).
40. Rent out your backyard to dog owners
With Sniffspot, rent out your backyard to dog owners. Set up like the Airbnb business model, Sniffspot is helpful for pet owners who don’t have a yard of their own. Their dogs can play in your yard, and you can earn $4 to $25 per hour.
41. Offer microblading
Microblading is a semi-permanent brow-enhancement procedure where small blade strokes are tattooed around the eyebrow. Learning how to complete this procedure for customers can be lucrative. This 25-year-old made $7,000 per month working her microblading business part-time.
42. Buy and sell domain names
One person’s unwanted domain could be another person’s treasure. Invest domain names (preferably in a specific niche such as fitness) such as through GoDaddy auctions. List them for sale through sites like Dan.com.
Check out how this YouTuber made $10,000 flipping domains for profit.
43. Edit videos for Youtubers
Video editing is time consuming for YouTube creators. Offer to edit their videos for them, including adding transitions and music. Learn how to use video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro to provide premium editing services. Freelance video editors on Upwork charge anywhere from $30 per hour to $100+.
44. Rent out baby gear
Traveling families often needs items such as strollers and baby beds (items that are difficult to pack on long trips). Rent and deliver baby gear to these families through sites like Babierge. This mom makes $500 extra a month renting out baby equipment.
45. Become an online sign spinner
An online sign spinner is a digital marketing expert who finds new leads for their clients such as through pay-per-click advertising. Christian Martin shares how he gets paid $9,000/month with this business model here.
46. Teach a virtual cooking class
Cooking classes are popular, especially now that they can be offered online. Zoom gives you the option to teach cooking classes (or any type of class!) and get paid for it. Simply sign up for OnZoom, choose a paid plan, and apply to become an “official Host.” You can then promote your event on social media. Chicca’s Cooking Club, an online cooking class, earns $2,000 a month after expenses.
47. Meal plan for busy professionals
Healthy meal planning is difficult when you work 50+ hours per week. Create a meal planning subscription service where you map out recipes and grocery lists. Busy professionals can then sign up to access your healthy content. The average price for a custom four-week plan from a health professional is $190.
48. Post affiliate links on Pinterest
Pinterest affiliate marketing is an excellent way to earn money from brands—all through Pinterest! Create pins that drive traffic to affiliate content such as blog posts, videos, and even direct affiliate landing pages. Forty percent of Pinterest users earn an annual income of more than $75,000.
49. Create a faceless YouTube channel
You don’t have to be comfortable on camera to make a successful YouTube channel. Instead, create “faceless” videos. This involves putting together videos around specific themes such as makeup compilations.
You use copyright images and videos from sites like Shutterstock. This one YouTuber makes over $30,000/month with this method.
50. Become a Zoom workshop host
Are you a Zoom expert? Are you skilled at running polls and breakout rooms, even with a large group of people? Help companies run their corporate Zoom events by offering your services as a Zoom meeting, conference, or workshop host. Charge $60-$125 per hour.
51. Translate documents for companies
Use your ability to speak another language as a way to make money. Translate business documents for companies that work with multilingual individuals or organizations. Find jobs through sites like Upwork and ProZ. Charge $20-$45 per hour for your services.
52. Offer your services as a notary public
Notary publics are public officials who sign legal documents to verify their authenticity. Documents include deeds, transfers of sale, deeds, mortgages, and more. People need documents signed by notary publics all the time. You could make up to $200 per appointment.
53. Narrate audiobooks on Audible
Take your love of books and turn it into a side hustle. Become an audiobook narrator for Audible. Narrate fiction, non-fiction, and even children’s books.
You’ll need practice and specialized recording equipment, but you can potentially make $100 per finished hour or more. Learn how to get started with this side hustle here.
54. Become an SEO Consultant
Companies, both large and small, are searching for experts who can advise them on creating SEO-optimized content that ranks at the top of Google search results.
If you have SEO skills, become a consultant for these companies. Run keyword research through tools like Ahrefs, create blog strategies, and track results. Charge $65 to $250 per hour.
55. Advertise on your car with Carvertise
Carvertise professionally wraps your car with advertisements. As you drive around, your car serves as a mobile billboard for specific brands. A couple of requirements are that you need a 2008 model car or newer, and you drive 30 miles a day. According to the site, you can earn up to $300/month by driving with the company.
56. Clean swimming pools
Keep epools sparkling clean for cash. This side hustle can be offered to homes in your neighborhood or businesses like hotels and gyms. Responsibilities include checking the skimmers, maintaining pumps and filters, etc. According to Spring Board Pool Route Brokers, professional pool cleaners earn $50 to $60 per hour.
57. Offer laundry washing and folding services
Washing and folding laundry is a chore that many people will gladly pay someone else to do. Consider starting this side hustle through the website Laundry Care, a laundry service that matches professional laundry providers with customers. Providers earn an average of $120-$300 weekly.
58. Clean carpet (residential or commercial)
Make the carpet spotless in homes or in offices. Your main startup costs will be the carpet cleaning machine, the chemicals, and business insurance and licensing.
Charge by the hour or by square feet. Carpet cleaning companies typically charge between $0.20 and $0.40 per square foot. Earn between $38.40 and $76.80 for cleaning a medium-sized 12′ x 16′ living room.
59. Become a financial coach
Teach people how to manage their finances by becoming a financial coach. This rewarding side hustle requires some financial knowledge, but not necessarily formal training. You provide accountability and help clients create a budget, save, pay off debt, etc. Financial coaches make an average of $100-250 per each one-hour coaching session.
60. Take photos for real estate agents
Photographs of a home’s interior and exterior can make or break a listing for real estate agents. Offer professional photography services for these agents that show off a home’s potential. Real estate photography averages $100–150/hour, but can go up to $300 per hour.
61. Write product descriptions for small businesses
A business owner can have the best product in the world, but it’s not going to sell well without engaging, persuasive copy.
Pick a niche (e.g., men’s fashion). Find the businesses that match your niche such as on Amazon and offer to write the perfect descriptions for their products. Amazon Product Listing Copywriters on Upwork charge $75 per hour and up.
62. Sell used textbooks
If you live in a college town, you could earn big money selling used textbooks. Head to your local thrift stores, yard sales, and charity shops to find books. Post and sell on Amazon. Learn how this one flipper makes $4,000 per month through used books.
63. Stripe streets and parking lots
Parking lots and streets need painted white stripes. These stripes also need repainting over time. Buy a painting machine, as well as paint and stencils. Drum up business at shopping centers, banks, restaurants, and more. Learn more about this business model (and how this owner makes six-figures).
64. Offer lawn aeration
Lawn aeration involves running a machine to punch holes in a lawn’s surface. It reduces surface compaction and allows water and air to enter the ground. Provide lawn aeration services for homeowners. This teenager made $820 for one day’s work with this side hustle!
65. 3D print products
Use a 3D printer to make three-dimensional items that people will purchase. Coffee cups, Legos, and miniature creations are a few ideas. You could even print replacements for broken parts. Or you could print 3D products on demand, depending on what the customer wants. This hustler made $500 in 1.5 weeks making custom 3D products.
66. Sing or play an instrument at events
Do you have a beautiful voice? Or can you play the guitar or piano? Become the entertainment at weddings or parties. Promote your talent via Facebook, word-of-mouth, or get in touch with local wedding planners. According to Wedding Wire, the average cost of wedding ceremony music is around $500
67. Start a mobile golf simulator business
A golf simulator lets golf enthusiasts practice their swing without actually going to a golf course. Purchase and set up your golf simulator at parties, corporate events, and more. People pay to rent the simulator and play golf for a set amount of time.
These guys have successfully turned their golf simulator into a successful business. They went from $0-$8,000 in monthly revenue in under 12 months.
68. Write copy for email newsletters
Maybe you don’t want to start your own email newsletter, but have strong writing skills. Consider becoming an email copywriter for companies or bloggers who send regular emails to their subscribers. Charge $50 to $125 per hour, depending on your experience.
69. Start a party rental business
Rent out bouncy houses and other fun party activities to parents, churches, and event centers. This Reddit user has made $30K in net profits running seven bouncy houses and one Nerf War Set.
70. Renovate RVs and camper vans
Purchase and renovate old RVs and camper vans for profit. Turn them from dated homes on wheels that need work to clean, sleek spaces. Sarah Lemp has successfully renovated RVs as a side hustle since 2014, generating $60K in profits.
71. Create TikTok videos for companies
Know how to create amazing short videos? Create these types of videos on TikTok for companies. You could create quick tutorials, product unboxings, advertisements, and more.
72. Offer bicycle repair services
If you’re handy with fixing bikes, you can generate extra income. A mobile bicycle repair shop allows you to help a small percentage of the 45 million cyclists in the USA. Andy Tong works on bicycles at customers’ homes. He now makes around ten thousand dollars profit during the bike season months.
73. House sit
House sitting (aka living in someone else’s home temporarily) is a great way to earn more dollars. The job typically involves watering plants, checking the mail, and feeding pets. Use sites like TrustedHousesitters to find jobs.
House sitting pay can range from $20 to $50 per day. However, it can be higher if you live in big cities such as New York City or Los Angeles.
74. Sharpen knives for profit
Most houses in America have cooking knives that need sharpening over time. Purchase a knife sharpening kit. Learn how to sharpen knives (YouTube is a great place to start). Start offering your services to family and friends. Find customers through advertising and word-of-mouth.
The nice bonus about this business is that you can have potential repeat customers. Matt Rowell runs a knife sharpening side hustle which nets $1700.
75. Provide alterations
Monetize your sewing skills by providing clothing alterations and repairs. Work could include shortening a hem of a dress or adjusting the fit of a suit.
Hemming a dress in 15 minutes could make you $20+ for the service. This side hustle can be especially profitable during prom and wedding seasons.
76. Sell beautiful succulents (or other types of plants)
77. Build and sell website templates
Not everyone’s an expert in website design. Make it easy for business owners or even bloggers to easily build beautiful websites by selling website templates.
This is also passive income. Build once and then sell automatically through a Shopify store or Etsy. Web designers report making $500 to $30,000 a month by selling their designs online.
78. Run FB ad campaigns for companies
Manage Facebook ads for local businesses and help them drum up more business. The FB Side Hustle Course teaches you how to start this side hustle in 28 days.
According to Bobby Hoyt who co-runs the course, it is industry standard to charge $1,000 – $2,000/month for a client, dedicating a couple of hours per week per client.
79. Design pitch decks for startups
A pitch deck is typically a 10-20 slide presentation. It summarizes your company and vision to prospective angel or venture capital investors. The trouble is that it’s time-consuming for businesses to create effective pitch decks.
Create engaging pitch decks for these companies that get results. Pitch deck designers on Upwork make $20-$175 per hour.
80. Become a fundraiser consultant
Whether on sites like Kickstarter or Crowdfunder, charities, non-profits, and even startups need assistance raising funds for different projects. Pick a fundraising niche (non-profits), and help them get the money they need by running or advising their fundraising campaign strategy. Charge $45-$100 per hour.
81. Create craft camps for kids
Especially during the summer months, parents like getting their kids involved in creative activities. Host camps for kids and teach them how to make fun arts and crafts.
May Najafabadi earned $12,000 in 8 weeks running after school enrichment classes teaching crafts and jewelry making.
82. Teach classes on Outschool
Have a topic that you’re passionate about teaching? Share your knowledge with kids on the online teaching platform, Outschool.
From Dungeons and Dragons to learning finance skills, Outschool makes it easy to offer short virtual classes and get paid sign-ups. Teacher Jade teaches formal essay writing and creative writing courses for youth ages 8-18. She makes $10K a month teaching online, both on Outschool and her personal site.
83. Become a nano-influencer on Instagram
You don’t have to be a celebrity to earn money on Instagram. Nano-influencers on Instagram are people who have 1,000-10,000 followers. These influencers earn money through sponsorships, ads, etc.
Just by creating an Instagram account around something you’re passionate about (e.g., weight lifting), you could gain a following and earn $10–$100 per post.
84. Offer freelance garden planning
Not everyone has a green thumb. Help newbie gardeners create thriving green spaces. Teach them where to plant, how often to water, overall care tips, etc. Charge for home visits or deliver plans online.
The average hourly pay for a freelance gardener is $20.00, but you could potentially charge more, depending on your expertise.
85. Sell supplies to crafters
Even if you aren’t a crafter, you can still sell supplies such as fabric or beads. Consider selling via Etsy. Beadboat1 is one of the top shops on Etsy. The shop sells jewelry making supplies such as gemstone beads starting at less than $5. It’s done over 1.5 million sales.
86. Grow and sell perennial crops
Perennial crops are crops that grow back automatically every year after harvest (think strawberries and asparagus).
Choose the types of perennial crops you want to grow. Sell at places such as the farmer’s market during the harvest season or even local gardening/homesteading Facebook groups. Profits depend on what you sell, but as an example, blueberries can be sold anywhere from $4.50 to $5.50 a pound at retail price.
87. Make fishing lures or rods
If you love fishing, selling fishing lures and rods can be a great way to earn money from your hobby. Sell online or to a local bait and tackle shop. This one Etsy shop makes and sells, for example, hand tied flies for fishing trout. The company sells 12 for $22 or 100 for $133.
88. Bake and sell dog treats
A dog treat business is both fun and profitable. Dog-friendly cupcakes, bones, birthday cakes are just a few things you can make. Along with baking equipment, you’ll need a business license and treat registration fees to get started.
Sell your treats at pet boutiques, online, farmer’s markets, etc. For a few hours a week, earn $500 to $1,000 a month with a dog treat bakery. Learn how to start this side hustle with Diva Dog Bakery.
89. Sell woodworking projects
Woodworking projects can range anywhere from building custom furniture to chopping boards to dog bowl stands. Pick a woodworking niche and sell your wooden creations online (Etsy is a great option) or in-person.
Steve, a high school teacher, makes wooden jewelry as a side hustle. He made $5,000 his first year, but was on track to make $15,000-$20,000 during his third year.
90. Become a part-time recruiter
You typically only get paid if one of your candidates gets hired by the company. But it can be profitable. Mark worked as a freelance recruiter and made $25,000 from it in his spare time over two years.
If you have HR experience, recruiting candidates for jobs is a good way to apply your skills. Hiring companies pay you to find job candidates. You can earn a 15-20% commission of the new hire’s salary. The side hustle involves searching for candidates, reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, etc.
91. Clean houses in your city
Few people enjoy cleaning and are willing to pay someone else to do the work for them. Clean homes for these people including bedrooms and bathrooms. If you do a good job, you could secure repeat customers and monthly income.
Maid Easy started as a side hustle for Bridgett Price and Marcus Shields in 2017. Their company has since made $1.7 million in revenue.
92. Flip mattresses part-time
Mattresses are bulky and a hassle for retailers to manage if customers decide they don’t like the mattress.
Offer to pick up these mattresses (you’ll need a truck and a strong back), sanitize, store, and resell on places like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. Selling 5-10 mattresses each month can give you a total profit of $1000-$4000/month.
93. Start a dinosaur podcast
Successful podcasts take time to build but can be very profitable. This couple turned their passion for extinct creatures into a podcast called I Know Dino. People subscribe to the podcast and pay for different membership levels on Patreon (e.g., $20 per month for access to exclusive paleontologist interviews and more).
As a potential podcaster, you’re not limited to dinosaurs, of course. Choose a topic that you are passionate about and that people want to learn. Turn it into a podcast. Earn money through membership sites, sponsorships,
94. Resell software
Even if you aren’t a software developer, you can still make money selling software by selling white label software that already exists. This means that you purchase the software at a wholesale price.
You then brand and market it under your own company. The best part is that there is the potential to turn this side hustle into a multi-6-figure business.
95. Rent out yard signs
Rent out yard signs for events such as birthdays and anniversaries. Customers place them in their yards for a short period of time such as 24 hours.
With less than $1,000 investment, John Dillon created a side hustle called doing exactly that. He makes $300-400 a week renting out signs.
96. Start a window cleaning business
Side hustles don’t have to be complicated. Sometimes you can make big bucks from trying a tried-and-true business model. Window cleaning is one example. The startup costs are low and you can find business by going door-to-door to local companies.
This college student built a $700k a year window cleaning business.
97. Make money from charcuterie boards
Artfully arranging meats, fruits, and cheeses on a charcuterie board is a unique way to earn cash. Sell to local businesses or people hosting events. You need to do a little research on food permits and licenses, but the work can be worth it. For example, Monisha Misra has made $100K in sales in nine months.
98. Drop ship onions
Drop shipping (aka you sell products that you don’t have to keep in-stock) is a popular side hustle but it’s sometimes difficult to find a market that’s not already saturated. Peter Askew took a creative approach to this side hustle.
He found an expired domain name, VidaliaOnions.com, and bought it. Eventually, Peter partnered with an award-winning onion farmer and created an e-commerce site to sell the onions. In 2019, he shipped more than 64,000 pounds of onions at $2.50-$7 per pound!
99. Sell custom pet portraits
Combine your love of art and animals with a pet portrait business. People love their pets and are typically willing to pay good money for a professional likeness of their dog or cat.
Luke Emery specializes in putting your dog or cat into a Renaissance-style oil painting. His business processes $3,500 in orders a day!
100. Tune pianos
All pianos eventually need tuning. Especially if you live in a bigger city, you can tune pianos for extra cash. Promote your services at local music schools and stores. Don’t know how to tune pianos? Learn how through YouTube and trial and error like Josh. Josh made $1,500 part-time his first month with this gig. Check out his process here.
Bonus Idea. Start a photo booth business
Photo booths are a fun activity at weddings and other events. Purchase a high-quality photo booth and offer different rental packages on a website.
Cat now has a business renting out 20 high-end photo booths in multiple Canadian cities, making six-figures in 18 months.
Choose a side hustle. Invest your earnings to build wealth.
The great thing about this list? You’re not limited to one side hustle. We recommend focusing on at least one active side hustle (e.g., photography business) and then have two more passive or semi-passive side hustles (e.g., selling printables on Etsy).
Once you have your side hustles up and running, invest the earnings into an investment account. Make these investments automatic so your money grows while you sleep. For example, you could automatically invest $250 per month into an M1 Finance account.
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