Best Side Hustle Ideas to Earn Extra Cash in 2024

Side hustles are a passion of mine. I wouldn’t be a millennial millionaire and have achieved financial independence at the age of 30 without making extra money from side hustles.

A good side hustle can help you increase your income, fast-track your financial goals, and chase your passion.

Below is a list of the best side hustles that I personally recommend to make extra money, with tips from other experts who’ve turned their passions into profitable side hustles.

31 Side Hustle Ideas to Make Extra Money

Here are the best side hustles to start in 2024:

  1. Deliver Food
  2. Deliver Groceries
  3. Deliver Packages
  4. Drive for Uber or Lyft
  5. Resell Open Box Furniture
  6. Take Online Surveys
  7. Freelance Work
  8. Become a Virtual Assistant
  9. Rent Your House
  10. Rent out Storage Space
  11. Start Buying & Flipping for Profit

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1. Deliver Food

Delivering food is one of the easiest and most accessible side gigs. You can easily pick and choose the hours you work; everything is done through an app on your smartphone.

Delivering food means you pick up restaurant orders that customers place and deliver the food to their home or office.

DoorDash is a solid option for individuals looking to make money fast. You select available deliveries in your area and can start making deliveries within minutes.

2. Deliver Groceries

If you don’t mind shopping for customers’ groceries, you can get paid to shop and deliver groceries. Like delivering food, you choose your hours and are your own boss.

With Instacart, you can pick up and deliver groceries to earn extra cash on the side as a part-time shopper.

3. Deliver Packages

Did you know you could get paid delivering for Amazon without driving an Amazon truck?

Amazon Flex lets side hustlers use their own vehicles to make deliveries. Designate a time you want to work using their app, pick up packages from Amazon fulfillment centers, and deliver them to specified destinations.

To become a Flex driver, you must be 21 with a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check. Of course, you also need a midsize or larger vehicle with car insurance.

4. Drive for Uber or Lyft

Ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft work best if you live in a major city with plenty of offices and tourists around. As a rideshare driver, you pick up riders and take them to their destination. Uber and Lyft pay a flat fee for the service; you keep 100% of the tips earned.

Some companies also allow you to rent a car on demand, so you don’t have to worry about wear and tear and servicing.

If you decide to make money with driving apps, save as much as possible to invest and earn even more money.

5. Resell Open Box Furniture

With little to no upfront costs, Sharetown Reps pick up, store, and resell oversized open box items such as: furniture, mattresses, and fitness equipment on platforms like Facebook Marketplace and Offerup. What makes it low risk? Reps pay for their inventory only after it has sold.

This gig does require some heavy lifting so you will need a helper and a large vehicle such as a truck, van, or SUV to transport items, but the return on your time investment is absolutely worth it. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset, enjoy selling, and are ready to start earning some extra income!

6. Take Online Surveys

Quick disclaimer—online surveys are not this list’s most profitable side hustle. But if you’re looking for an easy side hustle to make a few more bucks each month while you’re babysitting and the kiddos are asleep, they could be worth a little of your time.

Online survey sites pay you to share your opinions in written surveys, taken online.

Branded Surveys is one of my top picks for online surveys. It has a loyalty program that gives you the potential to earn bonus rewards for referring friends and taking more surveys. It pays out via PayPal, gift cards, and bank transfers.

I also recommend FreeCash and Swagbucks. Trustpilot reviewers highly rate the platforms, which pays you for everything from watching surveys to surfing the web.

7. Freelance Work

When it comes to freelance work, you can do almost anything in demand. Platforms like Fiverr or FlexJobs make it easier to find odd jobs and get paid, allowing you to focus on growing your freelance practice and making even more money.

Freelancing is the perfect side hustle for flexibility. You get to set your own hours and rates, but remember that you will be competing with freelancers worldwide.

Graphic design, editing, and virtual assisting are some of the most popular freelancing gigs on Fiverr, but the possibilities are endless.

You can earn hundreds of dollars per article as a freelance writer — anywhere, anytime. Parker King, a freelance writer and founder of The Nurse’s Purse, a personal finance blog for nurses, says freelance writing has provided her with flexibility, extra income, a great professional network, and deeper expertise.

After writing for personal finance blogs for several years, I’ve been able to translate the skills and expertise I’ve acquired into my own personal finance website and build ongoing relationships with clients.
Parker King Founder of The Nurses Purse

8. Become a Virtual Assistant

Becoming a virtual assistant is one of the digital economy’s most in-demand, profitable, and best side hustles.

You can work as a virtual assistant on a laptop from anywhere worldwide, making it a good side gig for digital nomads or full-time travelers. As more people launch digital businesses, there is an incredible demand for people to help run them.

Learn how to become a virtual assistant to get your business started.

9. Rent Out Your House

Renting out a spare room, apartment, or house can help you pay the bills and save money. You can easily see the going rate of similar places in your area and price yours accordingly.

If you have multiple properties, Airbnb can be even more profitable as the economies of scale kick in to increase your earnings.

Where you’re hosting on Airbnb matters a lot – some cities have a much higher earning potential than others.

10. Rent Out Storage Space

Neighbor is an online peer-to-peer platform that’s been dubbed the “Airbnb of Storage.” It allows hosts to easily rent out extra storage space for everything from cars to overstocked inventory.

You can turn your garage, spare room, or closet into a profitable side hustle, earning several hundred dollars a month.

Josh Robbins, a Neighbor host on Trustpilot writes,

I've been a Neighbor host for 4 years. It's honestly the easiest money I've ever made. Neighbor does all the work. I just accept the invite when someone is interested in my space and then make sure I'm available for the renters to get into my garage when needed.
Josh Robins Neighbor Host

11. Rent Your Car

With apps like Turo, you can share your car with people looking to rent one and make a bit of money.

Turo accepts many different vehicles, from family cars to classic and exotic ones. Listings are free, and you get to set your own daily price and availability, so your car will still be available when needed.

If you have a spare car or barely use yours for multiple days, look into this hustle idea for quick cash.

12. Style Hair for Special Events

If you have your cosmetology license or experience as a stylist, you can make money styling hair on the side. For example, a friend who is a teacher says she sometimes makes more money doing hair and makeup for weddings a few hours on the weekends than she does teaching for a week.

Just make sure you know your state’s requirements and are properly licensed before offering this type of service.

13. Become a Makeup Artist

If you have a knack for creating beautiful makeup looks, you can make money as a makeup artist on the side. You can work weekends or special events, charging clients a flat fee or per hour. Most customers will also pay tips, increasing your pay.

Like hair stylists, make sure you understand your state’s requirements, as many require a special license to work as a makeup artist.

14. Do Odd Jobs

If your heart isn’t set on one particular side hustle and you’re open to doing a variety of gigs to pad your wallet, consider taking on some odd jobs. You can do many one-off jobs to earn extra cash, from running errands and cleaning to putting together furniture or doing yard work.

The Steady App is a great resource if you plan to do odd jobs. Steady connects you to gigs based on your skill set, experience, and interests.

It also has an income tracker tool that keeps all your earnings organized in one place and helps you set income goals. You can even earn incentive bonuses from Steady’s partners when you carry out certain tasks.

15. Do Handyman Jobs in your Town

If you are good with tools and don’t mind doing odd jobs around people’s houses, you can make good money as a handyman. This may include things like hanging TVs or shelves, fixing roof shingles, repairing decks, or helping people move.

TaskRabbit is a great app to advertise your services. You set your rate and can accept/decline offers. There is a registration fee to get started, and TaskRabbit charges a fee for each job you complete, but you are in charge of how much you make and when you work.

You can also advertise your services on your social media page or by distributing flyers to neighbors.

16. Clean Houses

If cleaning makes you happy, why not turn it into a side hustle? You can get paid to clean other people’s homes or offices. The great thing about this gig is if you are good and your customers like you, you’ll have repeat business and won’t have to constantly look for new work.

Decide what services you’ll offer and what you’ll charge and advertise on your social media pages, or on various apps, including TaskRabbit. Just make sure to account for the fees apps charge when you successfully complete jobs.

17. Mow Lawns or Do Yard Work

If you love being outdoors and don’t mind mowing lawns or handling other lawn tasks, such as clipping bushes or cleaning up yards, you could make money with your own lawn care business. All you need are the tools you likely already own to care for your own lawn and the time to tend to your customer’s lawns.

If you live in an area that gets hit with a lot of snow, you can also turn it into a snow shoveling business in the winter, targeting the same customers you already have to keep your income stream year-round.

18. Pet Sitting or Dog Walking

If you’re an animal lover, this side job should be fun and rewarding. Apps like Rover offer several dog-related services, including dog walking, boarding, pet sitting, and house sitting.

You can choose the services you’re most comfortable with to enjoy every hour you work.

While walking dogs is not going to make you rich, it’s a great way to fit some regular exercise into your schedule while earning some extra cash.

19. Babysit

If you enjoy working with kids, babysitting, or nannying can be a rewarding side hustle. Mary Grace Gambrell, who has nannied both as a side gig and a full-time venture, started out babysitting in high school to get experience, then nannied during her university’s summer vacations.

After graduation, she built a profile with her experiences, the age groups she’s worked with, and the types of activities she enjoys doing with kids on sites like, where she now earns upwards of $30 per hour for her sitting services.

As a side hustle, nannying is a great fit for college students and workers who have a consistent opening in their schedules, for example, if your classes or shifts end early on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you could get paid for pickups or after-school care.
Mary Grace Gambrell

20. Tutoring

If you are highly educated, then becoming a tutor could be a great side hustle.

Several online tutoring platforms can help you find work. For example, Chegg facilitates online tutoring via video call in various subjects, and pay starts at $20 an hour.

Another option, Studypool, focuses on homework help – students post questions they need help with and offer a price, which varies depending on time and difficulty. Studypool claims on its website that you could make up to $7,500 a month.

21. Become a Photographer

If you have an eye for photography and a high-quality camera,  there are several ways you can put your skill to use to make more money, including wedding photography, selling stock photos, and mini sessions.

Katie Jaynes, a professional photographer in South Carolina, started by taking senior photos for friends in high school, then continued to shoot for family and friends. To build her side business, Katie says,

I began learning more, second shooting with established photographers, and eventually booking my own wedding clients.
Katie Jaynes Founder of Katie Jaynes Photography

Once she started making as much with photography as her job, she was able to transition into her photography business full-time.

22. Sell Baked Goods

If you love spending time in the kitchen and want to earn more money, you can sell baked goods for a profit.

We talked to Carli Campbell, a full-time nursing student who’s built a lucrative side hustle doing what she loves – baking. She grew up baking with her mom and continued it as a hobby before starting her business. She got a mentor and watched YouTube videos to hone her craft, using trial and error to get her recipes and decorating techniques down.

According to Carli, one of the biggest advantages of selling baked goods is that “while it’s tedious work, baking lets you show your artistic skills and express your creativity.”

Carli also pointed out that there’s a high ROI:

Because baking custom cakes and cookies is a really involved and skilled process, people are willing to pay a lot for a quality cake. Fortunately, ingredients and materials are super affordable.
Carli Campbell

23. Wash Other People’s Clothes

Believe it or not, you can get paid to wash other people’s clothes with the hampr app.

Hampr lets you choose which jobs to select. You simply drive to the customer’s home, pick up their laundry, wash it according to their instructions, and return it 24 hours later. With this side hustle you can get paid with weekly direct deposits, and hampr claims its washers make an average of $2,000 per month with the app.

The hampr app also allows customers to favorite the washers who impress them and block the ones who don’t. Once you’ve been favorited, you’ll be one of the first to get notified when a customer has another order available.

24. Wash and Detail Cars

Everyone can wash their car pretty easily, but most people don’t actually enjoy it. If you’re looking for a manual side job with low upfront costs, washing cars could be your go-to.  All you need is access to running water and basic supplies like soap and microfiber towels.

While you can get your side business up and running on your own, we recommend using an app like Steady or TaskRabbit to find customers in your area who are looking for car washes.

To increase your profits, you could offer more extensive detailing services, where you not only wash cars but restore them. Car detailing professionals offer services like light paint touchups, waxes, and other protective coats, and interior cleaning and spot treatment.

25. Start a Blog

A successful blog can make over $10,000 per month on advertising and affiliate revenue. When readers click on links to try a product or service, you get paid.

I didn’t launch Millennial Money to make money fast — I launched it because I really like thinking and writing about money and feel it’s my personal mission to share sound personal finance advice and spread financial literacy.

The money from the blog is simply a by-product of my passion for writing.

26. Start a Dropshipping Business

Dropshipping offers an easier way to get into the online retail business. You don’t have to hold any stock; you simply take the order and let the manufacturer do the rest without any of the risks usually associated with purchasing and holding stock. You’ll earn a nice commission for your work.

You will need to build your own eCommerce website, which you can easily do with WordPress and other CMSs (content management systems).

To maximize your sales, make sure you have a strong marketing plan with a strong enough advertising budget. You can leverage the power of social media to boost those numbers. Your website can also bring you passive income via affiliate marketing.

27. Start a YouTube Channel

If you want to be a content creator and earn money while connecting with an audience, you may want to start a Youtube channel as a side hustle.

As a YouTuber, you can make content on just about any topic, from travel vlogging to baking tutorials to mechanical how-to videos. YouTubers earn money from Adsense (getting paid for display ads), paid partnerships, and affiliate links.

If you’re promoting a business that extends beyond YouTube, you can also use your channel to grow your audience and get more clients.

28. Start Your Own Podcast

Starting a podcast is as exciting as it can be financially rewarding. You will need to focus on growing your listener base to a good number before you start seeing serious money coming in, with sponsorship making the bulk of your revenue.

Podcasts come in all shapes and sizes, so you can be as creative as you want. Podcasts have huge earning potential – and, according to Bloomberg, top podcasts can bring in more than $1,000,000 per year in revenue.

29. Social Media Influencer

Influencers are social media royalty who make money from the posts they upload. The amount of money you make depends on how many followers you have. The unwritten rule is that you can make $10.00 for every 1,000 followers once you get past the 100,000 followers benchmark.

The amount of money you can earn varies depending on the platform, whether you’re an Instagram influencer, Twitch streamer, TikToker, or a successful YouTuber.

As an influencer, you can pick any niche – from sports to philosophy to food to makeup.

30. Start a Coaching or Consulting Business

If you have a lot of expertise in a given area, consulting can be a very lucrative side hustle that allows you to help people in need. Executive coaches tend to make the most money, but you can also become a life coach, sports coach, health coach, or anything in between.

How much money you’ll make will depend on the nature of the problems you solve, with more complex problems demanding higher hourly rates. There are also different certifications available that can increase your credibility.

To succeed as a consultant, look for areas experiencing growth and figure out how to add value.

31. Buying and Flipping for Profit

I have been buying and selling both VW Campers and mopeds since I was in college. This is probably the side hustle I have the most fun doing.

moped flipping as a side hustle
my pride and joy – 1978 MK2 Puch Moped

I sell a lot more mopeds than VW campers, but when I find a good camper deal, I don’t hesitate. I love VW Westfalia Campers from the 1970s and 1980s and have owned 2 over the past 10 years.

They have gone up a ton in value over that time, but you can still find deals on them locally.

I also buy and sell mopeds – little 49 cc Italian and Austrian mopeds made in the mid-1970s to the 1980s. These are super cool and command premium prices in cities since they are easy to ride and get 100+ mpg!

I have Craigslist alerts set up in Chicago for mopeds and pounce quickly on the deals. I actually have a storage facility just for my mopeds, and still love buying and selling them.

Watch Grant’s Take on the Best Side Hustle Ideas

How to Find the Best Side Hustle Jobs For You

Choosing a side hustle may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.

To get started, make a list of what you are good at doing, and what you love. Then see if there is a corresponding side hustle. If the market is already saturated, figure out another pain point you can solve to discover side hustle.

The nice thing about side hustles is there isn’t anyone telling you that you can or can’t do it, unless, of course, you don’t have the proper credentials.

The key is to pick something you enjoy because you’ll do it in your free time. The more consistently you work the side hustle, the more money you’ll make, so make sure it’s something you don’t dread, and instead have fun doing!

You could even make money on the side offering similar services to your full-time job, but as a consultant or a ‘side job.’ For example, if you’re an electrician and work for someone, you can run your own side hustle, helping locals on the weekends or at night when you’re off work.

3 Tips Before Starting Your Side Hustle

1. Figure Out What You Want to Do

Because you’re your own boss, you can test out many different ideas to find the one you really love and/or that makes you the most money. That’s the beauty of side hustling – you aren’t stuck with any one idea.

2. Open a High-Yield Savings Account

Starting with the very first penny, your side hustle money needs to be stored in a safe place, earning as much interest as possible, even while you sleep. Learn more about top online high-yield savings accounts.

3. Keep Track of Your Net Worth

Manage your finances and keep track of your side hustle money in one place while tracking your progress towards retiring early. My favorite FREE tool is Empower.

How Much Money Can You Make Side Hustling?

I launched my first business at the age of 5 when I started a newsletter for my neighborhood. Selling subscriptions for $10/year to my neighbors, I promised to keep them informed of the happenings in the neighborhood.

They paid up-front, either with cash or check. I sold 18 subscriptions and made $180 in one weekend at the age of 5.

Now, it’s pretty easy to make at least an extra $1,000 – $2,000 per month side hustling in your first few months and if you keep at it and look for opportunities to grow you can realistically get to $10,000+ a month in side hustle income.

I’ve earned enough side hustle money to buy my condo, buy my car, and travel to over 25 countries.

Do I Need to Report My Side Hustle Earnings on my Taxes?

Yes, it’s important to report all income you make, including money from your side hustles. Since you aren’t working for someone, you’re responsible for both sides of the taxes. However, as a business owner, you can take many deductions that lowers your taxable income, and potentially your tax liabilities.

Side Hustles by Niche

To help you further narrow down your search for the perfect side hustle for you, here are a few more lists of the best side hustles for different people:

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    I like how you explained that this blog makes over $10,000 per month. That seems like more than enough money. My wife and I decided to visit her parents for the holidays and we don't quite have the money to pay for flights. We may also consider a payday loan or something like that.
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    Hi, Grant. I've just started reading your book. With this much hustle in your blood, how did you wind up broke? Was there a long quiet period between your childhood hustles and all of these internet-facilitated ones? Thanks!
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    Finally a "REAL" article that talks about side hustling as a business and owning your own time. Lots of others out there pushing uber and lyft, but this one is clearly different and adds value to think bigger. Really appreciate that insight and thanks for sharing Grant!
    • Grant Sabatier
      Thanks Jon. Glad you enjoyed it.
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    Hi Grant! My name is Jimmy Dunn. I am 32 years old. I have been blessed with a beautiful marriage and 5 incredible kids. I have been a laborer/construction worker for almost 10 years to support my family. I recently started having issues with my back and have not been working and I don't think I should continue doing construction work. I am falling behind on all of my bills. I need help. If you are able and willing, please take me under your wing for a while and teach me how to make a living with a full time hustle. Invest a little time and energy in me and I will repay you and then some! I grew up in foster homes and when I was 18 to my early 20s I was homeless, hopeless, and I just could not find the ability to care about my life and my future. One day I my heart was hit so hard by the cold reality that I was just wasting away and I had to get out of this horrible situation I was in. So for the first time in my life I genuinely cried out to God, and I said if you're real, please get me out of this hell! Please give me a family! Within a couple days I had a place to stay. Within months I had a job and I met a woman who became my best friend, and eventually my wife. We have been together almost 10 years and we have 4 boys and girl, and it is better than anything I could have ever dreamed of! I don't want to be rich, I just want to make enough money to provide for my family. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and thank you in advance for your help!
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    OK, so I am guessing Grant was a lot like me in that very early on his goal was financial independence. I pursued a different strategy but was also very motivated. I worked for a Fortune 100 company, earned my undergraduate and MBA at night and on the weekends. I maxed out my 401K and collected all the free money that I could. I had some great jobs and traveled the world. I retired at 56 and have been enjoying life and my freedom ever since. It will always require dedication and hard work but if you want it you can earn it. But not everyone is driven and if you are not you will never achieve your goals. I am writing this while I am in Sao Paulo, Brazil one of the great foodie cities in the world, and I bet you didn't know that either. But I know because I travel a lot!
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    Hey Grant, Thanks on sharing how you struck it rich with side hustles. I enjoyed reading this blog post, it was quite informative to say the least. Anyways, I would like to learn more about concert tickets reselling and domain investment. How can I get started?
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    This is a great post! I love writing and it's one of my side hustles which is why I definitely agree with you. You really nailed it! This is a topic that I love to talk myself.
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    I'm also a huge fan of side hustles. My main hustles right now are selling physical products on Amazon and creating niche websites. They can bring in some serious money pretty quickly.
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    You're good. Very good! Your side hustle game is on a million. I love the white paper idea. I love writing and that sounds like an excellent way to pick up $5000 or more in a month. I was considering consulting, but I think writing is really where it's at.
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    Grant, Thank you for being a true side hustle inspiration. You're a great example of side hustle transformation. Keep on keeping on! :-)
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    The side hustle is the way to go nowadays because with so much uncertainty in employment in America today, one virtually has no choice but to work on their side hustle and build a business online to ensure a healthy financial future.
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    OK, I too have thought of dozens of side jobs to do over my lifetime and i too agree that there are million great ideas out there - but I never considered renovating camper vans. Its actually a really interesting idea because so many guys are into cars and working on them endlessly.
    • Grant Sabatier
      Thanks Scott
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    With regards to DOMAIN RESELLING; I'm not sure how profitable that will continue to be as there now new domains types opening up. What would have been - could potentially be expanded into Millennialmoney.*insert choice ending* Could be .entrepreneur .USA .Money etc. Whats your thoughts?
    • Grant Sabatier
      .com will reign supreme in the near future. It all comes back to how recognizable the domain ending is, as well as how it ranks on search engines. At the end of the day it's really the search engines who control rankings and traffic, and it's easy to see how they prioritize .com over other extensions. We shall see. Great question.
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    Refereeing a sport like basketball is a great way to bring in constant cash. You'll need to get certified, but it's fun and consistent. I surprisingly get a lot of people asking to detail their car. I never intend to make a business of it, but I love doing it to my cars and people ask me to do it to theirs. All it takes is a cheap orbital buffer (mines a used craftsman) and a shop vac. I normally get easily $100 for a basic wash/wax/vac, or $200 to remove scratches and polish then wax the car. Yard work. Might be a little late in the season for it, but I always seem to find someone who's looking to have mulch put down, a tree torn out, or something painted around the house. As for other tips, all I can say is “a penny saved is a penny earned”. If you are running out of ideas to make money, start saving. Some quick “low hanging fruit” tips to save some quick cash include - switch to MetroPCS or Boost for cellphone (I only pay $20/month), switch auto insurance to Insurance Panda ($25/month), and start using GasBuddy (saves me like $100/month at least. I drive a lot).
    • Grant Sabatier
      Thanks Phil. This is a great idea.
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    Thank you for sharing your side hustles! I've never heard of most of these! It's so refreshing to actually see new ideas of how to make money online versus the same ole "take surveys" and sign up for an "Upwork" account.
    • Grant Sabatier
      Thanks Amanda.
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    Hi Grant, Thank you for sharing your experiences and the lessons you've learned along your way to financial freedom. I've recently been introduced to your website, and it's one of the realest personal finance blogs I've ever read for our generation. I do have a question about buying and reselling tickets if you're willing to share. What website did you use to buy these tickets? I use the most popular one...ticketma$ter, but there's no option to resell on another website (that 3 click).
    • Grant Sabatier
      Hi Ainjel. Thanks for your kind words. I bought tickets from a bunch of sources - ticketmaster, vivid seats, stub hub, and others. I would only buy printed verified tickets.
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    Wow first time on your site, and I like it already. These were very different from the usual "do freelance work" kind of advice I see in most places. Thanks for taking the time to write out these ways you've made money, it's making me think about how to turn some of my own hobbies into money-making opportunities...
    • Grant Sabatier
      Thanks Matt. I appreciate the kind words.
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    Grant, you've got a lot of info in here that I LOVE! I swear to god, if I read another blog post telling me about a side hustle and I read the word "fiverr" I'm going to implode. You bring up an AWESOME point about not trying to compete in market places where your only advantage is price; eventually you're profit will be ground down to 0. I've heard of domain reselling before; there might be a course there for you... (I'd buy). Great post!
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      Thanks Paul
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    Hey Grant! This is a great post! It's so refreshing to hear of side hustles other than the typical options like Uber, Lyft, etc. I've been selling concert tix for over a year and have made some good money....I've also lost my ass a couple of times. There's a definite learning curve! I'll check out writing white papers since I loved writing in college. Thx for the tips!
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      Thanks Krista!
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    Grant is there a post on here that goes more in depth about your use of your LLC as you mentioned in a comment above? Thanks!
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      Not yet, but great idea for a post!
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    Wow... I would love to have you as a friend... Soak in all of your knowledge.... U gave some great advice. I saw ur story and had to check out your blog. U want to be friends?? Lol... Everything you said was was nothing but truth... And I'm awakened ;-)
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      Thanks Cilla!
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    I really like these ideas - especially the one about writing white papers. Are there some sort of special keywords to use to search for these on Craigslist? I seem to be coming up empty when I use "white paper" and/or "thought leadership" - when I use something general like, "writer" I mostly get job ads for Postmates which really makes me wonder...
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      Check this is Gbea.
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    Your moped/VW flipping made me smile. I ref highschool basketball all winter to stay in shape and because I love the game. Been doing it for 12 years and have recently been asked to ref NAIA and D2 ball. Revenue is about $6k now and -4000 calories for weekend tournaments.
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      Nice!!! Are you investing that surplus? I definitely have a moped and VW problem. It's such a win-win that your side hustle keeps you in shape too.
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    Great post, MM! Incredibly inspiring, I really only grasped the side hustle concept since starting my blog about 6 months ago, after reading sites like yours. Already, apart from my blog, I've put my personal recording studio into use and started a music production side hustle, and a friend and I have launched a boutique logo design start up, called BroGoLogo, as an quality alternative to commodity products/services that you mention in this post.
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      Thanks MMM. Great idea with the recording studio and the logo business - both of those build those replicable skills. Love the BroGoLogo name too. You'll look back in a few years and be amazed by how much those side hustles grow.
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    This is a great list of side hustles. Flipping domains is something that I'm interested in. I need to start doing some research.
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      Thanks Jason. Domain investing is awesome!
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    Kudos, Grant! I need to start being more productive with my side hustles. Trip trading only goes so far and it is not passive by any means!!! :)
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      Thanks Miss Mazuma. Sounds like trip trading has worked pretty well for you so far though! I'd recommend looking into the concert tickets route - Stubhub is the path to easy riches!
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    Wow that is really inspirational and a breath of fresh air compaired to the typical drive an uber, di gigs on fiverr advice. This brought some new insight. I'm wondering how you handlle taxation on side husttles. Can you just add that income to your tax declaration in the U.S. or do you need to set up some sort of company to be able to do your invoicing etc... ?
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      Thanks Steven. I'm all about fresh air! I run all of my side hustles through an LLC, so I can also take some deductions come tax time. It's a win-win. I also do my best to pay quarterly taxes on the income, but sometimes really misjudge based on cash flow. I've gotten stuck with a few pretty big tax bills, but now I've gotten a better handle on it. LLCs are pretty amazing.
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    That was a fun read. You sir, are a very enterprising man and I am your polar opposite. I only make money via my day job and I enjoyed being a voyeur to all your many adventures.
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      Thanks Mrs. BITA.
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    This is so timely. I started doing freelance writing/marketing work on Upwork and have my first client call tomorrow. Hopefully I can build a nice little client base and some side hustle income. Ideally I'd love to replace my full-time income so I can just focus on fun jobs!
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      Good luck! There is definitely some gold on Upwork, but you need to hunt for it. Then the recurring revenue from consistent clients is key.
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    Love it. Reminds me of the time in college when I had 10,000 CDs (weighing over 1 ton) delivered to my apartment via semi-truck. I saw an opportunity to break them into boxes of 100 and sell them on eBay. Made a couple of thousand on the deal. Always be hustling!
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      Thanks Josh. What are CDs? Haha. Infinite ways to hustle. If you want it.
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    Wow! You had a business personality and drive to you at such a young age. I was doing something similar, but not nearly as difficult, I presume. I set up a lemonade stand weekly and donated the money to our local animal shelter.
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      Thanks Alexis. Yeah I was definitely an intense kid.
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    That's some serious side hustle scratch! All the skills you picked up along the way are definitely showing with the blog. Sounds like you're both in control of your finances and how you spend your time. Good work!
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      Thanks Max. I just love hustling! I'm hoping this inspires at least a few people to take their side hustles to the next level.
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    Congrats on achieving FI at a such low age. I wish I had hustling before but I was lazy. Seing all these hustle prove that you've worked hard to achieve the FI.
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      Thanks! I attribute my side hustles as the reason I was able to reach it.