10 Side Hustles You Can Try to Make Extra Money in 2019

published Jan 7, 2019
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It’s a new year—and time to up your hustle. More and more people are turning their passions and creative outlets into profits, by making them their side gigs. In fact, according to Pinterest, searches for “side hustles at home” are up nearly 700 percent!

So to make your moneymaking endeavors a little easier, we rounded up some of the best jobs you can take on in 2019 to supplement your income. From dog walking to online surveys, here are 10 side hustles you can try to make extra money in the New Year.

1. Dog walking

Aside from all the cute pooches, the best thing about becoming a dog walker is that you can set your own schedule. Offer your own dog-walking services on a site like Craigslist or register with a trusted service like Wag! or Rover to get your side hustle income started.

2. Become an online seller

One man’s trash is another one’s treasure. So start making extra moolah from home and sign up to be an online seller on a site such as eBay, Etsy, or Poshmark. Simply upload photos of your old clothes, handmade crafts, and any other personal items you’re ready to sell and become a one-man resale shop in the New Year.

3. Drive for Uber or Lyft

Got a car? Then we’ve got the side gig for you. Sign up to drive for Uber or Lyft in your downtime and start making money on your drive home from work if you want to. You can turn your availability on and off whenever you want, and even better, both companies offer “Destination Mode” options for drivers, so you only have to accept riders who are already located along your route if you prefer.

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4. Rent your [spare] room out

If you’re lucky enough to have a spare room in a good location, consider renting it out on Airbnb for extra income. Or, if you really need some money in a pinch, you can rent out your entire apartment and just crash at a friend’s for a week or two to make some fast cash.

5. Drive for a delivery service

Have a car but don’t want to use it to drive people around for extra money? Sign up to deliver for PostMates or UberEats and all you’ll have to do is pick up and drop off a food order (on your own schedule). Plus, bicycles and scooters are okay to use, too!

6. Answer questions

Searching for a side hustle that allows you to put your knowledge to good use? Websites like JustAnswer will pay you to answer professional questions about high-level skills such as law or information technology, so can you make extra income from home with nothing more than your professional expertise.

7. Clean houses

If you love cleaning and organizing, you might want to think about offering your housekeeping services to others for some supplemental income. Sites like HouseKeeper.com allow you to list and promote your skills and set your own schedule.

8. Be a TaskRabbit

Whether you consider yourself “handy” or just happen to be okay at putting together IKEA furniture, TaskRabbit is an awesome way to make side money on your own time. The site connects you with people that are looking to complete certain tasks, ranging from heavy lifting to picking up dry cleaning, so feel free to offer an assortment of savvy services for extra money.

9. Babysit

You’ve probably been doing it since you were 13, so why not supplement your income by babysitting in your free time? Sign up to offer your sitter services on a site like SitterCity and Care.com and make yourself available whenever you need some fast cash.

10. Take online surveys

Looking for a side hustle that doesn’t require you to leave the house? Take surveys for sites like Swagbucks and InboxDollars and make easy money from the comfort of your sofa.