Are you considering picking up a side hustle? A side hustle is a way to make some extra cash that allows you flexibility to pursue what you’re most interested in. As a busy student juggling classwork, work, and a social life, you might think adding this extra responsibility is too much. But there are so many options when it comes to side hustles, some only taking a few hours a week! It’s great way to bring in more money to save for a trip, spend on going out, or just to add to your savings for after graduation.
To get you started, here are 10 great side hustle ideas you can start today!
- Become an Uber driver
If you have a car and a driver’s license, driving for Uber is easy to fit into your schedule. Only drive when you want to or have time. No need to call off work if you have a big test to study for.
- Dog Walker
Find an app that works to match dog owners with dog walkers, or just put up fliers or online ads! Many owners will want you to walk their dogs 3-4 times a week, which can be a pretty consistent income! Plus, you get some fresh air and exercise.
- Use Fiverr.com
Fiverr is a micro-selling site where you can sell all kinds of random projects, from design work to simply recording yourself on video talking about a brand.
- Sell Stock Photos – If you have an enviable Instagram, could possibly sell your photos online. Sites like iStockPhotoare always looking for contributors, who get paid a royalty every time their photo is purchased.
- Become a Virtual Assistant – Do you enjoy writing, social media, and blogging, but don’t want to start your own blog? You can find virtual assistant jobs where you help other people run their sites and social media accounts. It’s also a great way to build your skills and resume for when you begin looking for full time jobs.
- Tutor – Offer to tutor other students in your major and earn good money each session. Work on your own, or get connected with a tutoring company to make it a little easier. It’s a great way to keep your knowledge sharp, and looks good on a resume.
- Put your muscles to work – Build your own company to help with moving, house painting, house cleaning, or yard work. During the beginning and end of term, you can find a lot of willing customers who need help moving out of their apartments. Mow yards of your neighbors either at school or elsewhere. Post fliers, or work with another company to get started. These can also be good ventures to start up with friends!
- Sell on eBay – Either sell extra stuff you’ve got lying around, or spend your weekends hitting up estate sales and thrift stores to buy items and resell them online.
- Sell your crafts – Whether you knit, sew, weld or paint, you can sell your arts and crafts online! Sites like HelloPretty make it easy to open a store and ship your products all over the country. There’s no limit to what you can sell on there, so get creative!