Side Hustles During Covid-19


It might seem impossible to think about side-hustling while the unemployment rate reached up to nearly 15% of the US population. How can you make extra money while the job industry is at a halt? It requires hard work and putting yourself out there just a little bit.


Food delivery

Due to safety reasons, several people are still relying on food delivery services such as UberEats, GrubHub, and DoorDash. If you are interested in driving around a bit and going into different restaurants, this role could be for you. All of those food delivery services state that you can make up to $15 an hour. The downsides of working in this industry is the waiting and lower than the expected payout.


Personal shopper

Personal shopping is a shopper's dream. You can get paid to purchase to spend someone's else money! There are options to work directly in a grocery store personal shopping or working as a full-service shopper. Companies like Shipt, Amazon Flex, and Instacart allow you the freedom to be a shopper. The great part about working this job at this time is knowing how valuable you are to the person are shopping for. It can become stressful with looming time frames. With practice, you'll become very fast.


Direct sales

That's right, MLMs and direct sales have their place in this side hustling world. If you love a product such as Mary Kay, Avon, Lip Sense, etc., maybe you should sell it. You might receive a discount for items you are already going to purchase. Usually, these direct sales opportunities have low startup fees. The highest part is letting people know you sell products or services.


Sell things online

This might not be the most lucrative option, but you can at least clean out your home and closet with this tip. Consider selling your clothes on ThredUP or Poshmark for extra coins. Use Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist to profit from things around the house you don't use anymore.


Monetize your skills

For this tip, you have to be a little creative and think outside the box. In order to monetize your skills, you'll have to determine what you are good at, that you can profit from. Perhaps you love to make crafts, maybe you can start your own shop or Etsy shop. Maybe you love making graphics, consider creating printables, or offering your services to small businesses. Freelancing or consulting your skills on sites like Fivver or Freelancer offers a pool of businesses seeking your services. Become an online coach in something you are an expert is an excellent earning option. If you don't have the time to personally coach individuals, create an ebook to share your knowledge. A few other options are virtual babysitting, virtual assistance, and virtual tutoring.


This is just a small list of options for you to start thinking about your next steps. What side hustle will you try?

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