When going to school, earning a little extra cash can mean a lot. We compiled our top five side hustles that can be done while you get an education.
Babysit the Babies
If you love playing games and using your imagination, becoming a babysitter could be the perfect side hustle for you. Use sites like Care or Nextdoor to promote your sitter services to nearby families. Before starting, make sure you research other sitters in the area to make sure your pricing is fair.
Deliver The Goods
Using apps like DoorDash, Shipt, and Uber are super convenient for the busy millennial. Whether you’re delivering food or people, you can instantly schedule how much or how little you’d like to work at any time using the app.
Teach Your Peeps
Is there a certain area of study at school that you have mastered? Share your knowledge with your peers! If you’re spending most of your time at school anyway, why not make some cash doing it? Look into the peer tutoring program at your college or university for opportunities to tutor your classmates.
Be A Dog’s Best Friend
Are you a dog person? Great news! You can become a pet sitter easily online. When you create a profile, you’ll be asked if you have other pets, if you’d like to host an animal or drive to care for one, whether or not you smoke or you have a fenced yard, etc. Once you have provided all of your details, dog owners can reach out to you for their pet sitting needs. Can’t commit to pet sitting? There are also apps for dog walking or playing with dogs, as well.
Sell Your Junk
Don’t need that anymore? Sell it! This side hustle allows you to clear the clutter and make some extra cash while doing it. Old cell phones can be a good resource for this. Also, sell that heavy, old textbook to someone who needs it or sell it back to the bookstore. Don’t forget to utilize Ebay, Amazon, Plato’s Closet, or a good old-fashioned garage sale, too.
Make Money Musically
Do you play an instrument? Find a local restaurant in your college town to play for. Wedding bands are another option if the weekend is your only option. Those types of gigs offer performance time during the cocktail hour, as well. Make use of your talents to make some cash.
Do you have a side hustle? Tell us about it!