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How to Make Extra Cash: 28 Side Hustles You Can Start Today

If you’re looking for ways to make extra cash, you’re in luck. There are a number of side hustles you can start today that can help you boost your income.

Why is having a side hustle important?

A side hustle is a great way to make some extra cash to pay off debt, save for a rainy day, or simply build up your savings. And, there are a number of benefits of having a side hustle, including:

1. You can make money on your own schedule

2. You can choose to work as much or as little as you want

3. You can work from home or anywhere

4. You can get paid to do something you love - which is why 45% of people have a side hustle

Keep reading to learn about 28 side hustles you can start today to make some extra cash!

Additionally, working from home gives you the flexibility to create a better work/life balance.

Finally, having a side hustle can give you a great sense of fulfillment and make you feel more productive.

28 Side Hustles You Can Start Today

1. Freelance Writing: If you enjoy writing, you can start a freelance writing side hustle. You can search for freelance writing gigs on job boards, apply for writing gigs on freelance sites, or look for clients on social media. If you have questions on how to start writing resumes, let me know, I’ll be more than happy to share.

2. Social Media Manager: You can offer social media management services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. You will be responsible for creating and publishing content, engaging with followers, and creating ads. This was one of my fave side hustles and you can read more about it here.

3. Virtual Assistant: Companies and entrepreneurs are always looking for virtual assistants to help them with all types of tasks. You can offer your services on freelancer sites or reach out to potential clients on social media. Most times, these busy business owners would love to have you assist them and make their lives a little easier.

4. Online Tutoring: If you have a background in teaching, you can offer online tutoring services. You can sign up for sites like and, or set up your own tutoring website and find clients on social media.

5. Photography: Start a photography side hustle and offer services like product photography, portrait photography, or wedding photography. You can also offer your services on freelance job boards like Upwork.

6. Graphic Design: If you have experience in graphic design, you can set up a freelance design side hustle. You can create ads and logos, design websites and apps, and more. Look for clients on freelance job boards and social media.

7. Pet Sitting: Become a pet sitter and offer to watch people’s pets while they are away. You can reach out to pet owners in your area, or start offering pet sitting services on sites such as

8. Personal Fitness Trainer: If you are knowledgeable about fitness and nutrition, you can start a side hustle as a personal trainer. Offer to create personalized workout plans, give nutrition advice, lead group classes, and more.

9. Delivery Driver: If you have a reliable car, offer delivery services for companies like DoorDash, Uber Eats, or Instacart. You can also look for deliveries for restaurants or grocery stores in your area like Pizza Hut and others.

10. Airbnb Host: If you have an extra room in your house or a guest house, you can list it on Airbnb and make money by hosting guests. If you have an event space, list it!

11. Rideshare Driver: If you have a reliable car and some free time, you can become a rideshare driver and make money by giving rides to people. Look into signing up with Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare companies in your area.

12. Voiceover Artist: If you are good at talking into a microphone, consider becoming a voiceover artist. You can record audio for commercials, audiobooks, video games, and more. You may even be able to record podcast covers or introductions from people looking for voice artists on

13. Ghost Write: If you enjoy writing and can generate content consistently, you can make money from it. Offer your services to companies, or individuals on websites like

14. Online Reseller: Buy and sell items on eBay, Amazon, Etsy, and other online marketplaces. You can search for items at thrift stores, garage sales, and more to resell for a higher price.

15. Event Planning: Offer event planning services for birthday parties, corporate events, birthdays, and more. You can reach out to clients in your area or start offering event planning services online.

16. Web Design: If you have a background in web development like I do, offer your services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. You can reach out to clients on forums, social media sites, freelance job boards, and more. You’ll be surprised how many people would rather pay you than create a website themselves.

17. Virtual Bookkeeper: As a virtual bookkeeper, you will be responsible for helping small businesses with financial tasks such as accounts receivable and accounts payable, payroll, and more.

18. Video Editing: If you have experience in video editing, offer your services to create videos for businesses. You can create videos for marketing campaigns, product tutorials, and more.

19. Transcription: Companies are always looking for people to transcribe audio recordings. You can work as much or as little as you want and set your rate per hour.

20. House Cleaning: Offer house cleaning services to homeowners in your area. You can reach out to potential clients, look for jobs on Craigslist or TaskRabbit.

21. Online Teaching: If you have an expertise in something and can share that, do so. Start a school on Teachable or Thinkific.

22. Sell Vendors: If you have an awesome vendors list with quality and reputable products, share it online. I’ve bought a few and I’m sure others would too.

23. Sell Stock Photos: Even if you aren’t a photographer, im sure you have images from your own business shoots or camera roll that others would like to use. My girl, Alicia Powell of Pixistock, shows you exactly how it’s done with her membership program.

24. Start a clothing brand: If you’re into a certain thing like hats, bags, or hoodies, you may be able to start your own clothing line.

25. Photo Editing: If you are great at making presets for your own IG aesthetic, how about selling them on etsy or your own website.

26. Templates: People often love the digital creations I make for myself, so I started selling them on my website and sometimes even share them as freebies for new subscribers.

27. Cookbooks: Half of the world searches for recipes to make and if you can whip up some good food, create an e-book and sell it for a reasonable price.

28. Stocks: Invest in your future.

I hope you enjoyed this short list of ideas and understand there are many more not listed on my blog.

Side hustles can also give you the opportunity to make money from something you love. If you have a hobby that you enjoy, you can monetize it by turning it into a side hustle. You can also gain real-world experience and learn new skills that you can use for your career.

Good luck! There is no time like the present. :)