Let’s talk side hustles. Side hustles are so important when you’re on a financial journey.
The purpose of a side hustle is to add an additional income stream during your spare time.
The more money you make, the faster you’ll reach your financial goals. Let’s jump right in.
The first side hustle is food delivery. There are so many food delivery apps to choose from.
This side hustle works so well during a pandemic because there are so many people that either can’t or aren’t ready to leave their home to go and pick-up food. That’s where you come in.
You go to the restaurants, pick up the food and deliver it to the client’s house.
So many of these food delivery apps are taking precautions. They allow you to do contact-less delivery, where you will just leave the items on the front porch or in a specified location.
Most of these apps pay weekly. Some of them also have an Instant Pay option where you can transfer money from the app to your bank account up to five times in one day.
That’s a quick way to get paid. It looks like on average you can make between $20 to $40 in a couple of hours depending on where you live and the demand for food delivery in your area.
The next side hustle is being an errand runner. You may or may not have heard of this side hustle but it’s a really good one to work during a pandemic,
Some people need to get things done, but can’t get to them at the moment. Errand runners run these errands for people.
One way to get started being an errand runner is to set up a quick one-page website to advertise your services.
Find out how much you want to charge per errand or per hour, and promote your website on Facebook in local Facebook groups.
That’s just a good way to get your name out there and to let people know what type of services you provide, how far you’re willing to travel, and what your rates are.
Depending on the rate that you set for yourself, you can make between $50 to $100 in just a couple of hours.
The third side hustle is freelancing. Freelancing is one of my all-time favorite side hustles. The possibilities are endless.
What are you good at? Is that something that you’re interested in offering to other people as a service? It’s just that simple.
Bloggers are always looking for people to design their graphics. They’re also always looking for people to copywrite for them and edit their blog posts.
If that’s something that you’re interested in, set a price per hour and reach out to bloggers to offer your services.
Another example would be small business owners that need to make outbound phone calls. If you have a few hours during your day, you can make those calls for them. This frees them up to do other things in their business.
With this side hustle, you kind of just need to think out of the box.
I make anywhere between $50 to $100 per day as a freelancer. Think about a few things that you’re good at and reach out to people to start making money as a freelancer.
The next side hustle is tutoring. Since the pandemic has started, there have been a lot of parents that have shown concerns about their children being behind in some of their classes.
Online learning is not easy, and it’s a big shift for children to go from in the classroom every day to learning at their own pace.
Not to mention the home situation for some students doesn’t look the same as other students. Not all students have the same opportunities. So, that leaves room for tutors.
Tutoring these days can either be offered virtually or in person. Reach out to parents in your area or on social media.
Tutoring usually starts out at about $25 per hour, but if you’re tutoring a high-level subject or a college level course, you can go from 50 to $100 per hour.
This is a lucrative side hustle for knowledgeable people who enjoy teaching.
The last side hustle that we’re going to talk about today is childcare. I’m not talking about opening a home daycare.
Offering childcare to parents for a couple of hours a day is a great side hustle.
If you think about the world that we’re living in right now, some parents are home with their children all day.
That’s different from the way that we lived our lives just one year ago. Parents may need a break at the end of the day to get out of the house. That’s where you would come in.
You can offer your services to parents to watch their children for a couple of hours to take them to the park.
Childcare pays anywhere between $25 to $100 an hour.
That’s a great way to make money on the side if you love children.
The bottom line
These side hustles vary in flexibility and skill level, but I feel like there’s something here for everyone.
Side hustles don’t have to be hard and you can make pretty good money if you think outside the box.
If you need to add an additional stream of income, use your spare time to work on a few side hustles and make money to reach your financial goals.
Now, I want to hear from you. What side hustles have you done in the past and what side hustles are you doing specifically during a pandemic? Let me know in the comments!