Okay, now I know that this may sound a little suspect, but I’m seriously not talking about anything illegal here. I promise that this is all legit…Lol! Now, I am a firm believer that the only way to really make any money nowadays is to diversify your income options. Hell, it’s almost a necessity if you live in New York City. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, work a 9 to 5’er, or you’re a domestic diva, I do believe that everyone should have more than one source of income! It’s what I like to call a “side hustle”. So below, I’ve listed some really cool side-hustle-ideas that have great potential to help you bring in some extra cash.
I know, I know…you’re probably a wee bit skeptical, but these are definitely not your typical ‘work-at-home-envelope-stuffing-schemes’. With this new outburst of online marketplaces and freelance communities, you just might find something to help you triple your coins! I personally purchase from or use a few of these sites (Etsy, Fiverr, Poshmark) from time to time, and I love them. I find them all to be very buyer and seller friendly.
So, go ahead and check it out….
TASK RABBIT: is an online and mobile marketplace that allows users to outsource small jobs and tasks to others in their neighborhood. So, if the thought of being trapped behind a desk all day gives you hives, this just might be the side hustle for you. Basically, you sign up to perform various tasks for people in your area, such as errands, cleaning, deliveries, etc.
FIVERR: is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, referred to as ‘gigs’ beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed. Now, if you have a skill that can be performed remotely, then this is definitely the place for you. Fiverr currently has over 1.3 million services listed on the site that range from $5 to $500. Meaning, there’s pretty much something for everyone. So, if you’re a graphic designer, a secretary, a transcriber, you have great penmanship, or you’re a social media master, knitter or whatever…then you should head on over and sign up immediately. I think that someone somewhere in this world will probably buy what you’re selling.
ETSY: is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items, as well as art and craft supplies. I view Etsy as one gigantic flea market on the web. If you’re crafty and you like to get your Martha Stewart on, make jewelry, clothing, or hair bows, then you should check Etsy out. Their are a ton of cool options that may tickle your fancy.
POSHMARK: is an online marketplace that allows you to sell your clothes, shoes, and accessories to women all across America. If Instagram and Ebay had a baby, then this would be it. You basically create a “closet” of all of your goodies to be sold by posting pictures, descriptions of the items, and your selling price…and BAM! Let the shopping frenzy begin.
THREDUP: is an online consignment shop specializing in providing high quality like-new clothes at reliably low prices. Interested sellers need to sign up and order a free thredUP clean out bag online, stuff the bag with the clothes and ship the bag back to thredUP for FREE. Once thredUP inspects the clothing, they will pay you up to 40% of the resale value upfront. This is a really cool concept since most consignment shops typically tend to pay you after your item has been sold.
GETAROUND: is an online car sharing service that allows people to rent out their cars for payment. Owners set their rental prices and earn a 60% commission from their rental revenue. The site states to “list your car and earn up to $10,000 a year,” and I guess that’s enough to entice some folks. Believe it or not, this is a very popular service that is getting a lot of buzz right now. Worth the look-see if you don’t mind sharing your vehicle.
PARKatmyHOUSE: is the largest online parking community. If you have a private parking space, driveway or garage that you’re willing to rent to others, then this is the perfect side hustle for you.
VAYABLE: a community marketplace that pairs travelers with guides to provide tours, activities, and unique experiences anywhere in the world. If you’re always up on the best places to eat, shop, and hangout in your area, then this is definitely something for you to look into. You get to pair up with travelers in your neck of the woods, to ensure that a great time is had by all. Show off your town, and all the cool things that your neighborhood has to offer…all while making a buck! What’s not to like about that?
Of course, you can still give good old Amazon, Ebay, or Craigslist a try. All are still great and reputable online marketplaces as well. With more and more people seeking financial freedom, the internet is pretty much inundated with these new “work at home” opportunities. So, just be sure to do your research and read all of the “fine print” before signing up for something….and Good Luck!
What do you think about our side hustle options? Have you used any of them? We’d love to hear about your experiences…good or bad!