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Do you have extra time in your day, week, or month for some side hustle to make extra cash? Side hustling doesn’t have to be complicated, and there are lots of things you can do.

Although there are hundreds of side hustle ideas out there, a lot of them aren’t as simple we’d like. I mean, the idea of a side hustle is that it’s easy to start and offers flexibility. The problem most people have is coming up with side hustle ideas that don’t require any certifications (or very little), education and are flexible with hours.

Having said that, here is a list of side hustle ideas you can start today that could be perfect for you.

1. Deliver for DoorDash

Have you ever ordered from DoorDash? How about any of the other popular food delivery services like Postmate, Foodjets, Grubhub or Seamless? If the answer is yes, someone had to deliver your order. Working for one of these companies is fast, easy, and flexible. You can work whenever you like, have a good stream of orders, and cash your earnings quickly.

Drivers for food delivery companies usually start off making around minimum wage (after the employer takes their cut). Any extras would include tipping. Unfortunately, drivers aren’t compensated for gas or maintenance. You can expect to make around $500-$700 per month.

The good thing about most of these companies is you can be paid quickly. In fact, some companies offer same-day cashouts in case you need money right away.

2. Take online surveys

If you have extra time around the house, you could make some decent pocket change taking online surveys on Survey Junkie. The surveys are simple. Usually, they’re from companies who hire Survey Junkie to collect data. The companies pay Survey Junkie, and you get a cut of it. They’re easy to do, and fairly fast to complete.

You won’t make thousands of dollars but you can expect to earn around $50 to $100 per month if you do it consistently. Each survey usually pays out between $0.50 to $2.


3. Sell services on Fiverr

As you might expect from the name, Fiverr started out as a gig marketplace where everything cost $5. You could get anything from voiceovers, graphic design, web design, and any kind of service that can be sold digitally.

Today, the average selling price has increased to much over $5 and that’s allowed some of the more popular sellers to be make 6 and 7 figures from the platform.

If you have a skill that you can sell as a “service/gig” try listing it on Fiverr. Due to the volume of users on the platform, selling on Fiverr can become very profitable.

4. Drive for Lyft or Uber

Are you free before or after work on weekdays or all day weekends? If you want to earn some nice pocket cash and don’t mind driving, driving for Lyft or Uber could be the perfect side hustle for you. Since you’re putting other people’s lives in your hands, you will need prior documentation before you can be eligible to sign up. You’ll need a valid driver’s license, a background check, insurance, and of course a car.

How much you make depends on the time and distance of each ride according to your city’s rates. Generally, you can make more during peak times like after an event or during commute hours. Passengers also tip, which you get to keep 100% of.

5. Start a blog or affiliate site

A lot of people have never imagined blogs making money. They browse their favorite sites for years, and then get shocked when they learn how much money it’s actually making behind the scenes. Some of the biggest blogs in the world are 8 and 9 figure businesses. But there are a lot more individual bloggers just making a great living from home.

If you enjoy writing, this side hustle is perfect for you. Starting a blog is easy, fast, and cheap. On the flipside, the earning potential is bigger than most side hustles in this list. You can start a blog for under $5 using Bluehost.


Now that you’re full of side hustle ideas get out there and start one! They’re all relatively easy to get into and require little to no experience at all. Imagine receiving your usual paycheck, and the money from your side hustle.

And many side hustles have the potential of growing into a full-time business, allowing you to quit your job. Let us know in the comments if you have other side hustle ideas.