Want to make some quick cash or build a more substantial side business?
Chances are you have a skill, talent, or even an object at home that could be making you money right now.
We live in a time where exciting entrepreneurial opportunities abound, but knowing where to start with your next side hustle can be challenging.
Whether you’re a stay at home mom looking to pay down debt or a broke college student sick of Ramen, it all comes down to knowing where your skills and people’s needs meet.
With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of the most successful side hustles you can start today.
Let’s take a look.
#1 Become a rideshare driver with Uber or Lyft.
Rideshare driving is on the rise, and it’s easy to see why.
If you like the idea of driving customers around in your area, companies like Uber and Lyft should be at the top of your list.
Why? They’re credible, established, and easy to use.
With both services, you get notified when a rider in your area requests a ride.
Based on their location, travel distance, and reviews, you can decide whether or not to accept the ride.
The whole transaction occurs in the app, which tracks all your trips and pays you accordingly.
Pro Tip: Download Mystro, an app which manages multiple rideshare services for you, eliminating booking issues, simplifying your experience, and maximizing your profits.
#2 Make deliveries with your car.
Perhaps you want to make money behind the wheel but driving strangers doesn’t appeal to you.
Did you know services like GrubHub, Amazon Flex, Shipt, Postmates, and Uber Eats pay you to deliver food to people’s doors?
Delivering groceries and takeout is an easy way to make money on the go, allowing you to set your hours and earn big.
DoorDash is another awesome option for delivery driving. Depending on how many deliveries you make, you could earn up to around $25 an hour.
Do your research on the requirements for driving with rideshare companies and decide which one is the best choice for you!
#3 Advertise with your car.
Yet another way to make money with your car. Did you know you can make around $100 a month with the popular app Carvertise?
No passengers, no deliveries, just driving.
With Carvertise, you provide information on your location and how much you drive, then your car becomes ad space for companies looking to promote in your area.
Wrapify is a similar service, wrapping your car in ads and paying you for driving it.
It’s one of the most effortless side hustles you can pursue.
#4 Rent your car.
If your car is in good shape and doesn’t get driven much, shake off the dust and rust and start making money with it.
HyreCar and Turo are app-based rental services that let you list your vehicle for free.
Both services provide rideshare insurance and ensure that the drivers renting your vehicle are reliable.
Their requirements are simple: HyreCar requires your vehicle information, an Uber or Lyft inspection report, and images and description of the car.
These services are simple and safe, allowing you to make money with peace of mind.
#5 Get savvy with shopping rewards.
Shopping with services that pay you back is a great way to make some extra cash doing what you already do daily.
One way to win big is with credit cards offering cash back rewards.
Lots of cards offer sign-on bonuses, after which you get points back for groceries, gas, travel, and other purchases.
You can end up with a nice reward at the end of the year.
Heard of Ebates? If not, you should definitely investigate rebate-based shopping sites.
With any of these sites, signing up is free, and you get can get up to 40% cashback on your purchases from major retailers, just by shopping through the Ebates site or app.
#6 Use your writing and editing skills.
If you’re gifted with words, use them!
People pay a pretty penny for good writing, and Craigslist and similar sites have long lists of users needing writers or editors.
Clients need everything from resumes and cover letters to blog posts, scripts, and speeches edited.
Not only can you make money editing other people’s work, but writing your own.
Starting a blog or freelancing as a writer is one of the best ways to earn with your writing skills. Promote yourself on social media and contact blogs you’re interested in writing for.
You can also publish your own short stories, poetry, or books and sell them online.
Whether it’s writing or another skill like math or science, you can make money by offering your subject knowledge to students in need.
One of the greatest benefits of tutoring as a side hustle is its flexibility.
Not only can you tutor at a school or tutoring center, but also remotely. All you need is a webcam.
With tutoring, you can set your rates and schedule.
And tutoring isn’t limited to academics.
Providing music lessons can yield a substantial side income, too.
Pro Tip: Market yourself! You’re clearly a pro in your subject. Promote your work experience, degree, and specialties to get more clients.
#8 Sell your stuff.
Calling all artists, designers, and photographers. Getting your artistic side hustle started can seem daunting.
But with all the tools available online, it’s never been easier to start a creative venture.
You can sell your creations on popular sites like Etsy.
And if you’re a photographer, you can sell stock photos online, enter photography contests, sell journalistic prints to news outlets, and sell prints to local vendors.
Use multiple platforms above to make the most money.
Not artistic but still interested in selling?
First and foremost, sell your own possessions if they’d be more valuable to you that way.
And if you have some time on your hands, start looking at thrift stores, yard sales, and sites like Ebay for finds marked below their value.
Then flip that sucker for all it’s worth. You’d be surprised how much people will pay for used items in great condition.
# 9 Babysit, House Sit, or Dog Sit.
This is a fun side hustle, and one you’ve probably done at some point in your life.
But have you ever thought of making a business out if it?
You can list your services online and in print, promote yourself on social media, and grow your client base by word of mouth.
People care about their children, pets, and homes, and they want to ensure they’re receiving the best care, so make sure you spend time building your reputation as a top-notch sitter.
#10 Rent with Airbnb.
While we’re talking about homes, do you have an extra room in your home and feel comfortable sharing it?
Or do you have a vacation house lying vacant?
If so, rent it out!
Airbnb is a simple way to make extra money on your property.
Provide guests with a pleasant stay, and they’ll leave reviews that will build your credibility and increase your business.
There you have it, 10 of the top ways you can earn money today.
So what are you waiting for?
Get creative with the ideas above, start your side hustle, and make bank!