Side jobs to supplement income have become big business. Gone are the days when people take on an early morning paper route to earn a little extra money. There are many services that allow people the flexibility and autonomy to earn extra funds on their own time and schedule, and sometimes rake in big bucks while doing it.
Are you great with your hands? Can you build things, hang tvs, or install light fixtures? Apps like Handy and TaskRabbit allows you to offer your handyman services. Handymen earn around $45 per hour, while cleaners earn about $22. Some earn $1,000 per week or more using Handy.
Have an extra room in your home? Airbnb hosts earn an average of $950 per month. Depending on your location, your listing can be even more profitable.
Being an Uber or Lyft driver is one of the top ways people are earning extra money in their free time. Drivers earn an average of between $18-21 per hour, and you only drive when you want to.
Amazon Flex allows people to "pick up packages from an Amazon delivery station and deliver directly to customers. Delivery blocks are typically 3-6 hours." Drivers can expect to earn about $18 - $25 per hour.
Those cool scooters you see people jetting around all over town need to be charged daily. You can sign up to be a charger for this growing industry. You can expect to earn about $5 per scooter and up to $20 for some of the more difficult ones to recover.
If one is looking for the flexibility to earn extra money in their spare time, delivering food for companies like PostMates, UberEats, DoorDash, InstaCart and more can net you about $14 - $18 per hour.
Many people work full-time jobs and cannot make it home in time to let their furry friends out. Rather than coming home to a nasty accident, dog owners turn to on-demand dog walking services like Wag! or Rover. The services use an app to alert dog walkers in the area that Bella the bouncy Beagle needs an immediate walk. Dog walkers can expect to earn between $12 and $25 dollars for a 30 minute walk, depending on your area.