Listen, we all know that money makes the world go ’round, whether we want it to or not. Who doesn’t want to earn an extra $50 this week? Or maybe even an extra $500 a month? Side hustles are the perfect way to capitalize on your free time. We have compiled the ultimate list of great side hustle ideas to suit everyone.

Are you a budding writer? A shopaholic? A busybody? You can make money from your best — and worst — traits! With this list, you’re sure to find something to suit your needs and abilities.

side hustle ideas about town

About-the-Town Moneymaking

You’re out for a walk around your city, so why not make some extra cash by doing odd jobs for these apps?

  • Gigwalk: Find a gig near you, complete it, and get paid.
  • EasyShift: When you’re out-and-about, find “shifts” in stores. Take photos of products, check prices, review promotions, and get paid via PayPal in 48 hours or less.
  • Instacart: Doing your grocery shopping anyway? Pick up food for someone else, drop it off, and earn cash.
  • Shipt: Get paid to shop. Deliver goods to others and make that cash money. You can set a schedule of your own that works around your life and earn up to $22 an hour.
  • Field AgentWho doesn’t like going undercover? Time for mystery shopping! Gather information about certain stores and get paid cash or earn tickets to be entered into a monthly drawing for a huge cash prize.
  • Mobee: Mystery shopping again! You accept “missions,” earn points, and win prizes rather than cash — but that’s just as much fun.
  • Job SpotterSee a “Wanted” sign nearby? Photograph it, send the photo in, and get some awesome gift cards.
  • ShopkickEarn “kicks” while you’re shopping and put them toward a gift card. Works with online shopping or in-store. You can be lazy and still make bank.
  • LetGo: One man’s trash is another man’s vintage clothes! Sell your unwanted items quickly and easily.
  • Decluttr: This app does exactly what its name says. Make some extra cash by getting rid of your old stuff.
  • BookScouterFinally finished college and never want to have anything to do with it again? Sell your old books. That bachelor’s degree can come in handy somewhere.
Great Side Hustle Ideas | Art by Jonan Everett
Art by Jonan Everett

Local Delivery Gigs

  • Amazon Flex: You can earn $18 to $25 an hour! Set your own schedule for deliveries so that you still have time to pursue your goals and dreams.
  • Postmates: If you’re passionate about other people’s needs, such as having alcohol delivered ASAP, then this is the job for you. Feed the nation’s instant gratification complex by delivering anything and everything their hearts desire.

Freelance Side Hustle Ideas for Any Skill

  • TaskRabbitWho knew you were a secret AC guru? Or that you had the perfect phone voice? Do odd jobs for others in your area for extra bucks in your pocket.
  • GigbucksGet that money by making the gig economy work for you.
  • TruelancerSell yourself on Truelancer — everything from copywriting to translation to web design.
  • Fiverr: With Fiverr, you become the seller, and your skill becomes the product. You can charge different rates, depending on the level of expertise you want to apply to a job.
  • Upwork: Short-term, recurring, or full-time staff opportunities. You could get a real job out of this!

For Writers in Particular

  • Problogger: Get paid to write from home. Earn $15 or more an hour with the option and room to grow.
  • You are the talent, and people come looking for you. Create a portfolio and watch the offers pour in from all over the world.

Side Hustle Ideas Online Surveys

Paid Online Surveys

Who doesn’t like to make money while sitting on the couch doing nothing? These survey sites will pay you to answer questions from the comfort of your own home. Some are redeemable in cash or vouchers such as Amazon Gift Cards. What’s not to love?

Transcription Services

Think you’re a good listener and writer? Get paid to type up conversations!

Car-related side hustle ideas

Got a Car?

Cars cost a lot of money, so why not let them make you money right back? 

Sell Your Parking Space

Be a Driver!

Rent Out Your Unused Car

  • Carma: Don’t use your car much? Rent it out.
  • Getaround: Car renting.
  • Turo: Car renting.

Bonus: Pimp out your car with Curb. If you own a taxi, earn money by advertising on it as you drive.

Clothing Rental

I know you’ve got a $400 dress in your closet that you swore you’d wear more than once, but the opportunity just never arose, did it?

Why not let someone else feel like a diva in your best gear while making some money by renting it out?

Don’t worry — you’re covered by these sites’ insurance, so no damage will come to your white Valentino bag.

Bonus: With Fat Llama, you can “borrow” almost anything, or rent out your own stuff to make big bucks. We've also got a special offer for you — sign up today, and get $25 credit!

Babysitting side hustle ideas

Baby- or Dog-Sitting

Do you just love kids and animals? Play with that Corgi and get paid for it by hiring yourself out as a sitter. Warning: May come with overprotective doggie moms. Proceed with caution.

Trivia and gaming side hustle ideas

Trivia and Gaming

If you fancy yourself a trivia expert, make some money from it with real-life game shows from the comfort of your living room.

Weight Loss

I don’t know whether there’s anything that would motivate me to lose weight more than money. Hit your target weight-loss goal and earn real money for real results with these money-making apps.

  • DietBet: Bet on yourself, reach your goal, and it will only be more money that you’re gaining!
  • HealthyWage: Another way to bet on your health and get serious cash rewards based on your personal goals.
  • Achievement: Make money for healthy habits by using health apps, tracking steps, and more.
  • Sweatcoin: Just for exercising your right to walk outside, you earn points that are redeemable for money off of partnered brands.
  • Walgreens Healthy RewardsGet money off your Walgreens purchases simply by choosing healthy options. It’s a win-win!