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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!

Garage sale

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.

Get crafty

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. and are good places to start.

Ride sharing

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, or for women wanting to only drive other women and children, for info.

Delivery driving

Don’t want to pick up passengers? How about collecting and dropping off food instead? and 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.

Mystery shopping

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 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 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.

Dog walking

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 will provide this for you. You’re looking at charging from $20 per one hour walk.

Pet sitting

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, and who knows, you might get to rub shoulders with Chris Hemsworth!

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