13 easy side hustles to make some extra $$$
Need cash quickly? Who doesn’t! Here’s some ideas to help get that bank account looking healthy in no time!
If you don’t use or wear it now, you probably never will so why not sell it on to someone else. Make sure everything is clean and in a good state of repair to get the biggest returns.
If you’ve got an artistic side, get creating and book a stall at your local market. Think about what you can make that people can give as gifts – screen printed tea-towels, handmade greeting cards, earrings, candles, soaps – the list goes on!
Set up shop on Etsy
Take your handcrafted items online and expand your side hustle to the world on Etsy! The online marketplace allows you to showcase your crafts and gives you an easy way to sell them.
Market research interviews
Get paid to share your opinions from anything from train timetables to sandwich fillings. If you’re selected, you can expect to make up to $100 per session. www.focuspeople.com.au and www.researchnet.com.au are good places to start.
Got your own car and a full-driving license? Becoming a ride-share driver could be an option for you. Most services require you to be over 21, have a car in good condition and go through a Motor Vehicle Record review and a criminal background check.
You can expect to earn around $40 an hour, but remember, the companies take a cut. Head to www.uber.com, www.olacabs.com or for women wanting to only drive other women and children, www.shebah.com.au for info.
Don’t want to pick up passengers? How about collecting and dropping off food instead? www.ubereats.com and www.deliveroo.com.au are options to take a look at.
Rent your spare room or hire out your whole home! Add some extra touches to your guests’ stay, such as wine on arrival or a local area guide, to help the good reviews – and repeat bookings – flood in. Amounts made can vary from $200-$10,000 depending on your property, location, number of bookings etc.
Get paid to go shopping – yes really! You’ll be sent in store on assignment to test out the shopping experience and report back. Amounts earned can vary but some mystery shoppers have reported earning up to $14,000 in a year! Check out www.mysteryshopping.com.au for more info.
People post tasks on the site, such as putting together flatpack furniture or mowing their lawn, along with a budget. You can then offer to do the work and propose a payment amount. If you’re selected, the app connects you and holds payment until the job is complete. Head to www.airtasker.com for more info.
Are you a dab hand with a sewing machine and a needle and thread? Repairing hems, taking up or taking in clothes, replacing missing buttons…just some of the things you can offer to help people out with for a fee.
If you’re a pet lover this side hustle is going to be a win-win. You’ll need to look into having public liability insurance but joining a pet walking service like www.madpaws.com.au will provide this for you. You’re looking at charging from $20 per one hour walk.
Look after fur babies for longer stretches by either staying at the owner’s home or offering your own place if it’s pet friendly. Pet sitters can earn from $50 per day, more over weekends and public holidays.
Become an extra
There’s a lot of waiting around in-between takes, but being an extra is a fun way to earn between $100-$150 a day if you’ve got a flexible schedule. Approach reputable agencies, such as www.screentalent.com.au, and who knows, you might get to rub shoulders with Chris Hemsworth!
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