Like most of us, you have a day job but it doesnt have the time or the energy to try to take on a full time or even a part time second job. What should you do?
Reader, meet the Side Gig. Side gigs are great! They are money-making projects that you can work on in what spare time you have. They’re interested in exploring. You can also cater small dinners for friends/colleagues. Make cakes for weddings, birthdays, etc.
Bake bread and sell it at your local farmer’s market hurt that all you need to get started with this is internet access and a computer. But if you get paid much. In fact, jumping into freelance writing blind is a great way to get stuck in the content mills. A better way to go is to start your own blog and host ads on it. Republish your posts on Medium to widen your audience. Look for well-paying gigs through sites like The Write Life.
Do you love to cook and/or bake? Why not turn it into a money-making side gig? There are a few different ways to go about this. Mission Restaurant Supply has a great e-guide to starting your own food truck if that is a market you’re interested in exploring. You can also cater small dinners for friends/colleagues. Make cakes for weddings, birthdays, etc. Bake bread and sell it at your local farmer’s market on the weekends. You might do well enough to turn this into a full-time business if that is something that interests you. For now, though, small catering and baking jobs are a way to use your skills to earn some extra cash.
Companies like Lyft and Uber are always looking for drivers and the reports from independent drivers have been mostly good. The nice thing about driving for companies like this is that you can decide to work whenever it suits you. If you’re not jazzed about the idea of driving people around, delivering stuff is another great side gig option.
More and more indie delivery companies like Postmates, GrubHub, Delivered Dish, InstaCart, etc. are launching every day and they need people to drive for them. Like with Uber and Lyft, many of these companies allow you to set your own hours and work only when it is convenient to do so.
You can also simply offer your delivery services independently. You would be surprised at how many people need someone to pick stuff up in one place and drop it off in another outside of business hours. Being an evening/weekend courier could prove to be incredibly popular!
You’re able to host pets in your home, you can charge even more.
Yous content and, as long as you charge at least enough to cover the cost of supplies and a little bit of your time, you should be able to bring in some good money! If yout pay much at all. If you want to really build something and bring in real money, setting up your own indie side business is the best way to go.
These are some side gigs you can build in your spare time. Have any ideas that this post didn’t bring up?