Side hustles have been on the rise recently. Whether you need a little extra money or just want to start a lucrative hobby, finding the right side hustle can be a worthy endeavor. Who wouldn’t want to have extra spending money?
Knowing where to start might be intimidating, though. Nearly half of all working adults report having a side hustle, and their numbers continue increasing among younger generations. That means there are plenty of options that you can try.
Now is the time to dive headfirst into a new gig, whether it be a passion project or just an occasional income boost. Here are eight easy side hustles any woman can try this year.
If you adore all things ancient, antiquing could be your ideal side hustle. This gig comes with treasure-hunting thrills. Finding the right steal and reselling it could pay off that credit card bill.
Start by finding a reputable and knowledgeable consignment shop that can connect you with global buyers using the magic of the internet.
You might have valuable items in your house already that you’re willing to rehome, or you could scope out your parents’ or grandparents’ attics. You can also hit yard and estate sales on weekends to score undervalued treasures. A little retail therapy with the possibility of an awesome payout? Yes, please.
If you’re passionate about photography, you have several options for transforming your camera into side hustle cash. If you already have a reputation for good shots, why not hire out your services shooting weddings and baby showers?
If landscape or still life photography is more your game, don’t dismay. You can sell your art on multiple websites and reap a royal payout.
Do you have a garden at home? If so, why not share your harvest and make some money? If you have kids, you could have them set up a lemonade stand and add some fruits and veggies to the menu. Or simply reach out to family, friends and neighbors to see if they’d be interested in buying a basket of produce from you, rather than the grocery store.
If you grow flowers, try your hand at making arrangements. Put together various sizes, shapes and colors to make a professional-looking bouquet. You could sell bouquets right from your yard, or open an online business to mail your local blooms for special occasions.
You studied art history – but you work as a barista. Was your degree a bad idea? Not at all.
A bachelor’s degree in any discipline lets you sign up with various online tutoring companies to make money on your schedule in your spare time. While STEM subjects remain in the highest demand, you can find plenty of work, regardless of your degree.
If your nine-to-five entails mental work, you might not want to strain your brain with more academia afterward. However, you can still make extra cash with the little set as a babysitter.
Don’t think this job is strictly the domain of teenagers. Many families screen their applicants more carefully than ever and prefer a mature adult – especially for overnight shifts. You could make money while you sleep if you find a parent who needs you to safeguard their toddlers while they work the third shift.
Do you cringe when you’re reading an article and spot a typo? If so, online proofreading work could be your ideal side hustle.
The best way to start is to scour online job listings. You can also set up an inexpensive website, hang out a virtual shingle, and solicit corporate clients.
Customer Service Chat
Has pandemic life left you so lonely that you’d rather deal with the rudest client than spend one more day talking to no one but your cats? If so, scores of customer service roles need your extra help. You can even find chat-only positions that don’t require you to wear a headset.
Drive for a Ride-Hailing Company
You have multiple choices if you want to get out of the house and drive for a living. Those with newer vehicles or who qualify for a lease program can transport passengers for Uber or Lyft.
However, don’t think you’re out of luck if you love your junker and have no intention of replacing it. Apps like DoorDash and Postmates only require that your vehicle remains in working condition to deliver eats and other necessities to customers. This gig is a great option for people who need flexible hours while still maintaining some work stability.
Broaden Your Horizons With a New Side Hustle This Year
Whether you need the added income to pay the bills or you simply want to use your spare time wisely, finding a side hustle can be worthwhile for any woman. You can find something that aligns with your personal interests, like photography or furniture reselling, or something easy and reliable like food delivery. One of these ideas is sure to work with your lifestyle. Don’t be afraid to give one a try!
Do you have any other side hustle advice for women? Tell us in the comments!
About Cora Gold
Cora Gold has a passion for living a happy, healthy life and sharing inspiration with other women and moms, encouraging them to do the same. Cora is the Editor-in-Chief of women’s lifestyle magazine, Revivalist, and she can be found on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.
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