This post is all about side hustles to save for your next trip.
Let’s be real, depending on your trip, traveling may not be the cheapest hobby. Getting your side hustle together now can help you have that extra financial stability to make your trip happen, take that extra day-trip, or have that dinner out. Some of these side hustles can even be done directly from your home! Here you’ll find 8 ways I recommend to make a bit of extra cash (that can really add up), but keep in mind there are endless side hustles you can get into.
1. Get Certified
If you’re looking for a long-term side hustle, check into getting a certification in something you’re passionate about. Go for your personal training certificate, interior design certificate, become a certified make-up artist, etc. Investing in yourself is one of the best ways to get started making money on the side, and there are tons of possibilities. If you work full-time, many of these certifications are available online at your own pace (I’m in an online certification to beef up my digital media skills through Simplilearn, which has reputable courses in a bunch of areas).
2. Fine Your Niche Online
You probably already have valuable skills that you can use to your advantage. You can manage a local brand’s social media accounts, write content for blogs, create logos and content with your graphic design skills, and more. Take your skills and start utilizing them! You can reach out to family and friends and offer your skills, or you can partner with websites like Fiverr or Upwork, which will help match you with companies that need your skills.
3. Start Your Etsy Shop
I know quite a few people that have a profitable e-business by selling handmade products through Etsy. If you can create unique jewelry, personalized candles, organic skin products, knitted clothes, etc., etc., etc., there’s a demand for it on Etsy. Utilize your social media platform to promote your products and gain customers. Build your shop by asking for reviews and shares.
4. Become a Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants are one of the most in-demand and profitable side hustles in the digital world. Digital business ventures are on the rise and with that comes those businesses needing assistants. For more information on what a virtual assistant is, what skills are needed, and how much money you can make, check out Millennial Money’s guide to becoming a virtual assistant.
5. Sell Your Old Clothes
While selling your unworn/gently used clothes won’t be a long-term play, you can make some quick cash. Apps like Poshmark, ThreadUp, or TheRealReal will allow you to sell clothes, accessories, or bags directly to the others or the company. I have made several hundred dollars myself by selling on Poshmark.
6. Review Websites
Reviewing websites is an easy way to make quick cash- with each review paying about $10 and taking 10-20 minutes. Websites like UserTesting.com will pay user’s to analyze, complete tasks, and review a brand’s website as a way of providing feedback of the website’s functionality. Brand’s use these tests to make improvement’s to their website’s layout and usability.
7. Start Delivering Meals
Deliver meals with Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash, or any other popular meal delivery service. This is a way to get some extra cash in the evenings after a full-time job…and well, not have to interact with a ton of people (which is definitely a plus for me after work).
8. Become a Testing Administrator
Right now is a great time to capitalize on becoming a testing administrator. With the current global crisis, many schools are shut-down and an excess of testing administrators are needed. No prior experience is needed, just a laptop or computer that you can use to monitor students taking their exams. Check out you local Indeed.com or Google Jobs to to see what’s available.
Easy enough, right? In a couple months, when the world has opened back up and you’re itching to get on a plane, just think how nice it will be having that extra cash.