When you need extra income, a side hustle you can do on your own schedule could be just what you need to keep your personal budget balanced.
Of course, as the label “side hustle” implies, some side jobs require more dedication than others. In other words, if you don’t want to work hard, a side hustle probably isn’t for you.
Side hustles require you to work extra hours on top of what you are already working in your regular job. However, the nice thing is that there are side hustles you can do on your own schedule. This will help fit them into your already busy life whenever it works best for you.
Here are 7 examples of side hustles you can do on your own schedule.
If you are good with children or have some of your own anyway, you could provide yourself with extra income and your kids with playmates. It can be hard for people to find childcare when they work in the evening hours or weekends, so if those are your available hours you may not find them hard to fill at all. Of course, you can always say no to babysitting gigs if they don’t fit into your schedule.
If you are good with tests or certain subjects, you could cash in on those skills by offering your services as a tutor. In addition, if you have a degree in education, you may be able to charge more which could allow you to work fewer hours in your side hustle.
3 Online Surveys
There are lots of sites, like Swagbucks, that will give you money to tell them what you think about products you are going to buy anyway. Some only pay a few dollars per survey, but others pay much more. If you already have a computer, you won’t have to spend anything to get started with this side hustle.
4 Pet Sitting/Dog Walking
If you like animals, this could be the job for you. In larger locations there is a high demand for this type of service for working people who want their dogs let out mid-day and in the early evening hours when they are at work. You could even take this a step further by offering grooming services if you are a pet owner and already have the equipment needed.
5 Tailoring, Mending & Alterations
Do you like to sew and already own a sewing machine? You could do alterations for people and bring in a little extra money each month for yourself. Check with bridal shops, clothing stores, and dry cleaners to see if they would give you referrals. You can do this one anytime you have free time at home.
6 Rent Extra Rooms
Having an extra bedroom in your house could be a gold mine for you. Plenty of people will pay you to stay a night or two if you provide your house as a kind of bed and breakfast through something like AirBnb. Or you could take in a long-term renter like I did earlier this year.
A love for cooking could become a lucrative side hustle if you are good at it. Turn your baking skills into a side hustle and do holiday baking or catering for others. You don’t have to have a store front to do it. You would be surprised how far word of mouth will go if you ask a few people to help you sample your products and share them with others. Or, advertise on Facebook or other places on the internet.
These are just 7 side hustles you can do on your own schedule to bring a little more money into your monthly budget. If none of these ideas works for you, figure out what your own skill set is and cash in on it as a side hustle.
Do you have a side hustle? Have you ever tried any of these side hustles you can do on your own schedule?