101 Money-Making Side Hustles to Raise Your Income in 2021

Jenn Leach

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You're looking for ways to make more money. You can find a solution in a side hustle. In this article I'm going to share 101 money-making side hustles to help you increase your income. Let's go!

What is a side hustle?

A side hustle, or a side gig is a way to make extra money on the side. It doesn't replace your primary income from your day job or other main income source.

It's simple a second means of making money.

You can take a side hustle and raise cash for the purpose of:

  • Growing your retirement account
  • Saving at a faster rate
  • Paying off your mortgage quicker
  • Boosting your emergency savings account
  • Contributing to a college savings plan
  • Save for the down payment of a house or car
  • Or, other reasons

What kind of side hustles exist?

Virtually any kind of job can be turned into a side hustle, as long as it can be done part-time.

Think about what you like to do and what you have time for.

Will you be able to work on a schedule?

Will you need a job that you can work into your busy life?

What resources do you have available? A car, a house startup budget, lots of free time, etc.

This list is vast but it doesn't include every kind of side gig out there.

Here are some websites you can check out for more side hustle inspiration and to get you started:

  • Upwork: This is a freelance marketplace where freelancers and clients can come together to work on projects. For example, a website publisher may be hiring for a copywriter and post a copywriting position on Upwork. If this is your forte, then you can check out the job posting and apply.
  • Media Bistro: A website for freelance writing jobs
  • Facebook: A great place to find jobs. Join groups on Facebook in the industry you want to work in and keep your eyes open for job opportunities.
  • LinkedIn: The social media network for career and job opportunities. Make sure your profile is fully set up and professional-looking.
  • Indeed: A job search bank where you can search for jobs in your area.

Without further adieu, here are 101 side hustles to inspire you to make extra money this year.

101 Side Hustles to Increase Your Income

Here are 101 side hustles for extra income. If you find one or more jobs that look interesting, take some time to research the position to see if it's really for you. Then, learn more about it and snag a job in that field!

1. Babysitting: you get paid to watch kids.

2. Pet sitting: you get paid to babysit pets.

3. Pet walking: you get paid to walk pets, like dog walking.

4. Day trading: you get paid to trade stocks, like intraday trading.

5. Forex (foreign exchange) trading: you get paid to do forex trading.

6. Blogging: you get paid to blog about whatever you want, like veganism, pets, beauty, etc.

7. Becoming an influencer: you get paid to be an influencer on a social network like Tik Tok, YouTube, etc.

8. Author: you get paid to write books.

9. Ebook author: you get paid to write ebooks.

10. Course creator: you get paid to create digital courses.

11. Amazon FBA seller: you get paid to sell on Amazon as an Amazon FBA seller.

12. Amazon FBM seller: you get paid to sell on Amazon as an Amazon FBM seller.

13. Flea market flipper: you get paid to flip flea market items.

14. Domain flipper: you get paid to flip domains.

15. Website flipper: you get paid to flip websites.

16. Real estate flipper: you get paid to flip real estate.

17. Landscaping: you get paid to do landscaping like lawn mowing, etc.

18. House cleaning: you get paid to clean houses.

19. Closet organizing: you get paid to organize closets.

20. House organizing: you get paid to organize homes.

21. Accounting: you paid to do accounting work.

22. Bookkeeping: you get paid to do bookkeeping work.

23. Freelance writing: you get paid to do freelance writing, like blog post writing, white papers, resumes, etc.

24. Freelance graphic design: you get paid to do design work.

25. Freelance video editing: you get paid to do video editing.

26. Social media management: you get paid to manage social media accounts.

27. Virtual assistance: you get paid to be a virtual assistant.

28. Consulting: you get paid to consult.

29. Life coaching: you'll work as a life coach.

30. Coaching: you'll do coaching work.

31. Pet grooming: you make money grooming pets like dogs.

32. Carpet-making: you make money creating carpets for others.

33. Carpet cleaning: get paid to clean carpets.

34. Knitting: you get paid to knit.

35. Sewing: you get paid to sew.

36. Car washing: you get paid to wash cars.

37. Jewelry making: you get paid to make jewelry.

38. Ecommerce: you get paid to run an ecommerce business.

39. Dropshipping: you get paid to dropship products.

40. Public speaking: you get paid to speak publicly at functions or online as a speaker.

41. Furniture repair: you get paid to repair furniture

42. Equipment repair: you get paid to repair equipment.

43. Appliance repair: you get paid to repair appliances.

44. Exercise equipment repair: you get paid to repair exercise equipment.

45. Mover: you get paid to move stuff of your clients.

46. Handyman: you get paid to be a handyman.

47. Picture hanging: you get paid to hang pictures on the wall for your clients.

48. Curtain hanging: you get paid to hang curtains.

49. Interior design: you get paid to design interiors.

50. Survey-taking: you get paid to take surveys.

61. Panel-taking: you get paid to participate in panels.

62. Online or in-person studies: you get paid to participate in online or in-person studies.

63. Painting: you get paid to paint.

64. Drawing: you get paid to draw.

65. Ipad repair/restoration: you get paid to restore ipads.

66. Iphone repair/restoration: you get paid to restore iphones.

67. Starting a small business: you get paid to start and run a business.

68. Teaching karate or other martial arts: you get paid to teach martial arts.

69. Home baker: you get paid to bake and sell your baked goods.

70. Selling on Ebay: you get paid to sell stuff on ebay.

71. Selling on Etsy: you get paid to sell stuff on etsy.

72. AirBNB renting: you get paid to rent out your home on AirBNB.

73. AirBNB arbitrage: you get paid to rent out your home you rent (not own) on AirBNB.

74. Online arbitrage: you get paid to source goods low and sell goods high.

75. Computer repair: you get paid to repair computers.

76. Website design: you get paid to design websites.

77. Computer programming: you get paid to program computers.

78. App building: you get paid to build apps.

79. Renting blow up playhouses: you get paid to rent out blow up playhouses for parties, events, etc.

80. Renting party equipment: you get paid to rent out party equipment.

81. Renting cars: you get paid to rent cars.

82. Renting photo equipment: you get paid to rent photo equipment.

83. Selling photos online: you get paid to sell photos online.

84. Amateur photography: you get paid to take pictures as an amateur photographer.

85. Teaching swimming: you get paid to teach swimming.

86. Teaching bike riding: you get paid to teach bike riding.

87. Aerobic instructor: you get paid to teach aerobics.

88. Yoga instructor: you get paid to teach yoga.

89. Chef: you get paid to cook.

90. Video creator: you get paid to create videos.

91. Light installation: you get paid to install lights.

92. Painter: you get paid to paint.

93. Truck driving: you get paid to drive trucks.

94. Transportation: you get paid to do transporation jobs.

95. Clothing repair: you get paid to repair clothing.

96. Research: you get paid to do research for others.

97. Selling wholesale supplies: you get paid to sell wholesale supplies.

98. Nail technician: you get paid to do nails.

99. Salon stylist: you get paid to style hair.

100. Selling beauty/makeup products: you get paid to sell beauty and makeup products to others.

101. Drive for Uber or Lyft: you get paid to taxi people to their destination.

Where to start?

You can see this is a huge list. It includes side hustle ideas from virtually every industry. There are jobs great for introverts, for those who want to work outdoors, work with their hands, work from a computer, create things, etc.

Start with your hobbies and passsions, then find a hustle from the list that aligns with that.

Whatever you choose does not have to a final decision. You can always pivot and change your mind at any time.

What side hustle will you be doing?

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