12 Ways To Build Wealth With Side Hustles | NerdWallet

Adding an additional stream to your income can help you reach your money goals faster. And there’s no better time to start than right now! We’ll look at 12 ways you can make money online, offline, and from home.

Whether you’re saving up for a big purchase retirement or just want more financial freedom starting a side hustle is a great way to add an additional stream to your income there are a ton of gig options out there with various time commitments and it can be kind of confusing to keep them all straight so let’s talk about it let’s talk about 12 ways you can make

Money online offline or at home and tackle how to get started so you can choose an option that best fits your life hey i’m nikita and welcome to nerdwallet if you’re new here welcome again make sure you hit that subscribe button to stay up to date on all sorts of future nerd wallet personal finance content now millions of working americans also have a side hustle

To help make ends meet but i want to talk about a few different ways you can do that because online is great for a lot of side hustlers but it’s not for everyone like if you stare at a computer all day for your nine to five maybe you want to do something different on the side i’m going to start with online ideas though since that’s kind of the sweet spot for most

People in the side gig world but then we’ll discuss options that are not online but still from home and then we’ll wrap it all up with some options that you can do outside of the home all right how to make money online one offer freelance services online there are several online platforms like freelancer.com upwork and fiverr that allow you to offer freelance

Services you can offer a wide range of creative and administrative services and this can be a great way to monetize your creative endeavors if you’re a writer or designer but also a great way to find a consistent stream of clients if you’re a virtual assistant or maybe a marketing pro the sites are free to use and they earn their money by taking a percentage of

Your earnings so you have nothing to lose by creating an account and if you’re fluent in other languages be sure to check out gingo or bland express for even more visibility you can be up and running on a freelance site in less than a day but it can be a tough time landing that for sale be sure to have a killer profile to encourage clients to take a chance on a

Newbie to the site and when you do get that first client wow them so they leave you a great review two another gig idea if you have artistic abilities to flex is to sell on etsy etsy is an online marketplace for artists to sell their home goods are knickknacks and more i’m not crafty enough to sell on etsy but it’s one of my favorite sites to buy things and i’m

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Not alone etsy had about 96 million active buyers in 2021. just like a freelancer site it can take a while to get noticed due to the sheer size of the marketplace the next idea is to find ways to monetize your hobbies like if you’re into gaming and you have an active twitch following consider monetizing your channel to earn money doing what you love or if you’re a

Photographer start selling your photography to be printed on t-shirts mugs and other products sites like smug mug and fine art america are just a couple of the many sites that you can use you’ll need to have a library of images ready to upload and buyers need to find you and like your work but you can take time photography and gaming are just examples by the way

There are a ton of options out there that involve ways to monetize your hobbies even if your hobby is binge watching netflix by the way if that is your thing keep an eye out for netflix tagger opportunities four you can also test websites and apps to make income sites like usertesting.com will pay you for your opinions on how well or not so well a website or app

Performs there’s a test to take in order to be able to complete projects and the approval time can fluctuate but it’s easy to get set up once you’re approved and complete the screening questions you can start being matched with tests and the amount you’ll make will vary per test and our last online gig idea is to monetize your social media accounts if you have a

Good following on instagram or tick tock you could be a great fit for companies seeking influencers sites like open influence or aspire can help you match with companies that align with your audience you’ll rep the company by introducing their products to your followers and get paid based on the partnership agreement this is probably the most competitive of all

The ideas i’ve mentioned but it can be one of the most lucrative as well now if you don’t want to be glued to your computer or phone all day but you still want to work from home these next few ideas are for you become a dog walker or a dog sitter now for this idea to work obviously you must love dogs sites like rover and wag help match pet owners with on-demand

Sitters in their area you can walk dogs around your own schedule which can be kind of a fun way to get in your steps for the day too and if you have the space you can also offer overnight pet sitting in your home to earn even more money through the app now just like with any other gig building up a client base can take some time so make sure that you dazzle fido

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So that his owner will leave you a great review seven rent out your extra space if you have a guest house a spare bedroom or if you’ll be away from your home for an extended period of time look into listing your extra space for rent on airbnb or verbo if you’re in a high demand area and you have a nice space you could earn a great side income you’ll need to budget

Any earnings for getting the space clean between guests replacing house goods and housewares and paying for service fees and if you’re currently renting your space be sure that you really comb through your lease because not all landlords will allow you to list the unit on these short-term rental sites another idea to consider if you like the idea of renting something

Out but you don’t have a space or your landlord won’t let you is to rent out your car instead sites like get around entero are great options if you opt to go the car rental route and our final work from home idea is to sell unused gift cards a lot of us have gift cards lying around that were given to us that we haven’t actually used or only needed to use a portion

Of and sites like card cash and give cash are ready to pay you cold hard cash for them sometimes you can even sell partially used gift cards most sites have a minimum balance requirement for the card but sites say they will pay you 92 percent of the card’s value which can really add up if you have multiple cards on hand last up let’s talk about ideas you can do

Offline and away from home nine sell your old clothes with the environmental impact of fast fashion there’s more of a demand than ever for purchasing gently used clothes if you consider the fact that fashion and its supply chain is one of the largest polluting industries ranked up there with food and construction you can see why there’s a big market for the gig

Community to cash in on reselling used clothes check local consignment shops in your area for their policies on selling your old threads you can also look into sites like thredup and poshmark for listing your items to a broader market you’ll need good clear photos of your pieces and you’ll want to be sure you set your prices competitively if you go the online

Route if you really want to just roll up your sleeves and get to work taskrabbit could be the perfect fit for you there’s an entire market of people who can’t or don’t want to assemble furniture mount shelves clean move and more that are prepared to pay for someone to come and do it for them depending on your skill set and your area there could be a big demand

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For your services you’ll need to set up an account and be approved then you’ll be open for business 11. become a babysitter or tutor if you love kids and have a lot of patience this could be a fun side gig for you you can bestow your expertise in math and english and more on the next generation as a tutor or you could just hang out with the kiddos as a babysitter

Sites like tutor.com or care.com can help match you with local families it might be a good idea to consider a first aid or other type of certification to help your profile stand out and if you want a tutor but you don’t want to work with the youngins don’t worry about it there are plenty of opportunities to tutor older teens and adults and our last side gig idea

Is to hop on the delivery trend sites like amazon doordash and a slew of others are always looking for drivers in popular areas you’ll get paid per delivery and a lot of times you can also earn tips depending on where you’re located you may even not need a car some services will let you deliver on a bike or a scooter there is a background check so it will take

A little time before you can actually start making the deliveries and there you go 12 gig ideas for making extra money adding an additional stream of income is a great option to save up extra money pay off debts or reach whatever goals you have in life just a little bit faster whichever route you choose to go don’t stress it i know that starting something new can

Be a little bit overwhelming but you’ve got this just keep remembering your why to help keep yourself motivated and remember if you choose to offer a service make sure you’re doing your research to know that you are providing a competitive price and be certain that the effort is actually worth the reward and if you’re using any online platforms make sure you comb

Through those fine prints so that you know exactly what you’re signing up for if i missed a side gig idea that you think is worth mentioning drop it down in the comments below and if you want to see our full list that has a ton of other ideas i’ll drop a link to the full article down in the description below see you next time

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