If you’re looking for side hustle business ideas to make you extra money, you’ve come to the right place!
Whether you work full-time, part-time, or are in-between jobs, having a side hustle is a great way to not only get some extra income, but to build your skills as well.
(If you haven’t read our post How to Start a Side Hustle, make sure you do that!)
Let me know in the comments below which of these ideas are your favorite!
Side Hustle Business Ideas to Help You Make Extra Money
1. Pet Sitting
If you’re an animal lover, pet sitting is a great side hustle business idea! Whether you register through Rover or get some word-of-mouth advertising going, you can get gigs in your local area and make some furry friends along the way. That’s a win-win!
2. Computer Repair
Technology guru? Let your neighborhood/community know what you can help with! Now that so many people are working remotely permanently, there’s definitely going to be no shortage of tech issues that come up.
From blog posts to brochures, companies big and small are constantly looking for writers to craft creative, informative, educational, or even funny content. You can join sites like Upwork, Guru, and Freelancer, or do your own cold outreach to potential clients. Just be sure to provide writing samples!
4. Social Media Management
Almost every company has a social media presence, and navigating the ins and outs of all the algorithm changes can be exhausting. If you’ve managed social media for a brand in the past or have experience acquiring followers and engagements, this side hustle is for you!
5. Graphic Design
Are you good with Photoshop, InDesign, Canva, or any other design software? Your graphic design skills are needed! From websites to logos, there’s always something that needs to be created or updated. Do some digging in your local area to see who might benefit from your work and send them an email! You never know where it could lead.
6. Child Care
One of the original side hustle business ideas, providing child care is perfect for anyone who loves kids. Get paid to play games, run around outside, and do arts and crafts!
7. Restoring Furniture
For all you DIYers out there, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve logged into Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist and have seen people give furniture away for free just because it had a few things wrong with it. If you have the tools and skills to repurpose and restore it, you could make some serious money reselling it.
Does the smell of cookies in your house bring you joy? Is Cookie Monster your spirit animal? If so, baking could be a fun (and delicious) side hustle business idea for you to try. Make sure you get your name out there by creating social media accounts (especially Instagram and TikTok) to show everyone what treats you offer!
9. Making Jewelry
Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings… you name it, someone made it! If jewelry is your specialty, make sure you set up an Etsy account and list your products there.
10. Teaching English
If you have a passion for teaching children, then sites like VIPKid are a great place to get started.
11. Landscaping or Lawn Care
I love this idea for people of all ages (including kids!) because it doesn’t take a lot to get started. Fire up your lawn mower and advertise in your local neighborhood. You’d be surprised at the number of people who will hire you!
Do you have expertise in a particular field? Companies often look for consultants to provide advice on various aspects of their business, from diversity and inclusion to marketing and public relations.
If you find yourself snapping images in your spare time, consider either selling your images online (this article provides a list of places you can do so), or start your own photography business taking portraits, family shots, or even weddings!
14. Lead Generation
Think about the amount of businesses that rely on leads to get customers — HVAC, plumbing, windows, painters, the list goes on and on. As a lead generator, you collect leads for these businesses and they pay you per list or name. Check out this post for more info on how to get started!
Get paid for selling products without needing to keep any items in stock. How? Dropshipping. Shopify does a great job of breaking it all down in their guide here.
16. House Cleaning
Don’t mind putting in a little elbow grease? House cleaning is a great side hustle business idea for almost anyone who is meticulous and willing to put in the work.
17. Domain Flipping
Do you have a knack for knowing what keywords people are looking for in domains? Do you enjoy scouring the web for available URLs? If so, you may be a successful domain flipper. Just be sure you start very small and do your research before diving in!
18. Flipping Items
Local garage sales, Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp, Craigslist, and even eBay are great places to find items for cheap that could be worth a lot more. I used to go to my local thrift clothing store and hunt for Lululemon, and then sell it for 50% profit, so I can truthfully say that this can be done if you know what to look for.
19. Online Clothing Boutique
Are you a fashionista? You can start your own clothing boutique on Poshmark, or by creating your own site. One of my friends did this and started her own boutique, Flourish in Frills, and has been crushing it!
20. Car Detailing
Literally yesterday I was sitting and my car thinking “I really need to get my car detailed, but I don’t want to go through the hassle of doing it myself.” And I’m sure there’s no shortage of other people thinking the same thing.
21. Pressure Washing
A lot of people don’t want to go through the hassle of buying a pressure washer to wash off their driveway, deck, or siding, so it makes sense to hire someone to take care of this for them. My neighborhood has two pressure washing businesses and those guys have no shortage of customers!
22. App Development
If you’re savvy with building smartphone apps, your skills are highly sought after in this tech-forward world. Search “app development jobs” and a ton of options should pop up.
23. Website Development
Whether you know WordPress, Squarespace, or know how to build a site from the ground up, website developers are in great need since practically everything is done online these days.
Do you know how to optimize content for search engines? Bloggers and businesses alike benefit from this service!
Brands are utilizing influencer marketing more and more as a way to reach their target audience. If you aren’t sure how to pitch brands, check out our post How to Craft an Influencer Email Pitch for a step-by-step guide + template!
Other influencer posts:
- How Do Influencers Make Money? Here Are 7 Ways
- How Much Should You Charge as an Influencer? An Expert Weighs In!
Are you good with QuickBooks and spreadsheets? Then you can help small businesses manage their accounting!
27. Professional Organizing
Have you been told that you’re a bit of a perfectionist and neat freak? Why not make money for it, then?! Professional organizers turn chaos into calm by redoing pantries, closets, playrooms, and anything else in the house that looks like a hot mess.
28. Resume Creation
The resume is the first impression most job applicants get to make, but a lot of people fall short when it comes to truly showcasing their skills. That’s where you come in! After discussing your client’s skills and abilities, you can help craft a resume that highlights their strengths and gives them the best chance at getting an interview.
Calling all eagle eyes! Can you catch a typo from a mile away? If so, proofreading is one of the side hustle business ideas you should definitely consider!
If you’re comfortable with a sewing machine and know how to take accurate measurements, you can help make alterations on clothes and make people look and feel great.
31. Customer Service
Several companies hire remote customer service agents these days. Just do a simple Google search for “remote customer service jobs to see what’s available!
32. Sports Coach
Some coaching positions are voluntary, but many city parks and recreation departments will pay coaches for their time. Check your local city website to see if any openings are available!
33. Personal Training
Are you a certified personal trainer? Get paid to create workout programs for clients. Workouts can be done at your home or even at the gym.
34. Designing Printables
One of the first side hustle business ideas I launched after starting my first blog in 2014 was creating printables and selling them on Etsy. I made budgeting sheets and lists, and you’d be shocked at the number of people who are actually buying these types of things!
35. Bartending at Private Events
Check your state for licensing requirements, but if you know how to make a good drink and are certified in your state to serve alcohol, you can make good side money by bartending at private events, such as weddings, retirement parties, etc.
36. Write an ebook
Writing an ebook takes time upfront, but once it’s complete, you can sell it on your website, Amazon, or many other retail platforms.
If you know how to teach kids who are struggling with various subjects, tutoring could be a great way to make some extra money.
38. Create Floral Arrangements
Shout out to my cousin for inspiring this idea! She’s gone on to create centerpieces for weddings and so much more.
39. Voiceover Recording
Have you been told your voice belongs on the radio? You could get paid to do voiceovers for videos! Fiverr is a great place to advertise your services.
40. Video Editing
Do you have experience making video transitions look seamless? Your clientele could range from businesses to YouTubers!
41. Photoshop Editing
Some photographers use Photoshop editors so that they can focus on taking the images rather than drowning in a sea of photos to edit. Just remember to keep it all looking natural! No one wants to see a random third arm anywhere.
If you’re a singer, guitar player, or the like, restaurants may be interested in hiring you! In fact, some of our local restaurants offer live music every week and rotate the musicians they hire.
If you have a heart for helping the sick, disabled, or elderly, being a caregiver may be a good fit for you.
44. Wardrobe Styling
Are you a pro at putting outfits together? Help others do the same by helping them style their wardrobe!
45. Meal Prepping
Meal prepping = one of my least favorite phrases! But really, you could save a lot of people time if you take over their meal prepping. To keep costs down, consider offering a set menu each week.
46. Pet Grooming
If you’re a dog whisperer who isn’t afraid to trim nails and bathe muddy fur, you could start your own pet grooming business.
Whew, that’s a lot of side hustle business ideas to get you started!
We also have a list of 37 of the best side hustles you can do from home if you want to make some extra money, but don’t necessarily have the time to go into a full-blown business.
Let us know which idea(s) you plan on trying out!