15 Side Hustles You Can Start Today
Last updated May 15, 2023
Finding a job can be tricky, especially if you are under the age of 18. However, if you are motivated, dedicated, and eager to work, check out these 15 side hustles you can do in your free time to earn some extra cash!
Note: If you earn more than a certain amount per quarter, the IRS will require you to file taxes and report how much you earned from working your side hustles. Speak with your parent or guardian for guidance before starting your side hustle and visit the IRS website for more information.
Assisting on social media
Do you love social media, keep up with all the latest trends and have mastered all the apps? Become a social media assistant and help people step up their social media game, sell products, or increase their number of followers.
Babysitting & nannying
If you have free time after school or on the weekends, offer to babysit or nanny for families in your area! You can also use Care.com to start your search.
Blogging & vlogging
If you enjoy writing or being on video, use those skills to start a blog or vlog. You may not earn money right away, but if you get enough followers, you may be able to land some sponsors in the future.
Dog walking or pet sitting
If you are responsible and love animals, consider becoming the neighborhood pet sitter or dog walker. Sign up for a site like Rover to find even more people in your area.
Errand & task running
Run errands and tasks for people in your neighborhood (like getting groceries for an elderly neighbor).
Gardening & yard work
Doing some gardening or yard work for neighbors in your area is a great way to get some sun, fresh air, exercise, and extra money.
Photographing & videographing
If you know how to capture great video footage, have an eye for photography and are good at using editing software, photography and videography may be a good fit for you. You can sell your photos to stock photo companies, like Shutterstock.
If you’re handy with computers or phones, offer your repair services to family and friends to earn some extra cash.
Selling things on Instagram, Mercari or Etsy
Want some extra cash and more space in your closet? You can sell clothes you don’t want on Instagram or Mercari. If you have a skill or hobby like drawing or painting, you can sell your art on Etsy.
Sports coaching & refereeing
Check with your city’s recreation department to learn more about coaching or refereeing for youth sports.
Yes, this is a real thing! Websites like Gamer Sensei can match you with paying students who are looking to improve their skills in games you’ve already mastered.
Teaching music lessons
If you play an instrument (or two), consider teaching classes in person or virtually.
Transcribing audio files
Sites like Rev match you with companies that pay outside contractors to transcribe audio files into documents for them.
Tutoring in a second language
Do you speak more than one language? Many parents often look for second language tutors for their young children. You can teach in-person or online classes.
Website testing & online survey taking
Companies need testers and survey takers to try out new features on their website and provide feedback on products and services - you can receive a small payout for every task you complete.
Online sites make the process of finding a side hustle easier. Check out these side hustle websites to get going.
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