If your full-time job isn’t bringing you enough money to pursue your financial goals there are things you can do on the side for extra money. The beauty of having a side hustle over a second part-time job is that you’re able to choose a money earner that interests you and to a large degree, set your own hours.
Building a side hustle while I worked full time was one of the best things I did to improve my financial well-being.
Ready to get started? Here are seven side hustles for full time employees.
My first ever side hustle that actually earned me money was freelance writing. My day job entailed of working as an insurance agent but I needed extra money to get ahead. I combined my love of writing with my insurance knowledge and found many paid writing opportunities.
Freelance writing typically involves writing articles for clients. But it could also include email copy, website copy, ad copy, and more.
There are freelance writing opportunities in many industries, so if it aligns with that your full-time employment is, that could be beneficial.
If you’re interested in freelancing here’s how you can get started.
If you like hunting for treasures and can easily spot items with resale profit potential flipping used items is right up your alley.
You can shop yard sales and thrift stores and then resell the items on eBay, Craigslist or Facebook.
This was another popular way for me to side hustle. I would look for items I knew about - including designer clothes, toys, and collectibles. I'd then take them home, sell them on eBay, and ship them out on my way to work.
Do you find yourself taking lots of walks on your days off work? If so you can turn your walks into a money maker by offering dog walking services.
There are a lot of ways to make money dog walking, but apps like Wag make this pretty easy today. You can sign up to be a dog walker and get gigs in your area. This could make sense too if there are more opportunities by your work than your home.
While mystery shopping isn’t going to make you rich you can earn extra money, products, meals and trips.
Many brands are looking for mystery shoppers to make sure their stores are following best practices. You could also be auditing signs, displays, and inventory levels.
If you’re interested in becoming a mystery shopper check out the following companies to see if there are opportunities in your area:
Selling on Amazon FBA
Amazon has a program called Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) in which you can send in items you’d like to sell and Amazon will handle the shipping and customer service for a small fee. While you’d have to find inventory to get started you’d limit the amount of work you’d have to do by participating in Amazon FBA.
If you’re interested in learning more about FBA check out The Selling Family.
If you have smartphone, driver’s license and a four door vehicle year 2006 or newer you can work as you want as an Uber Driver.
The amount you earn will highly depend on how many hours per week you’re willing to act as a taxi. The beauty of this system is that you choose your own hours and can easily do so through the use of an app.
The amazing thing about driving for these companies is that you can also get paid almost instantly as well. Both Uber and Lyft offer the ability to cash out right away. So, if you're in need of your side hustle cash quickly, this could be a great option.
Easy Online Side Hustles
If you’re looking for some even easier ways to earn extra money there are a countless number of things you can do online. None of the opportunities listed below will bring in a ton of money but a little time spent on them each week can really add up over the course of a year.
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If you currently work a full time job I’d love to know what type of side hustles have worked the best for you!
Alexa Mason is a freelance writer and wanna be internet entrepreneur. She is also a newly single mom to two beautiful little girls. She chronicles her journey as a single mom trying to make it big at www.singlemomsincome.com.