Lately I’ve been getting requests about what are some new and interesting side hustles to try this year.
Ask and you shall receive!
I got straight to work and researched fun and interesting ways to earn from side hustles. And ones that you can easily do in your spare time.
People are always on the lookout for convenient ways to make money online with side hustles. Especially the kind that work in well with their day to day life.
Now it’s time to focus on some fun and new side hustles to earn in your spare time! And you can try one, two, three or more of these side hustles. All depending on what works for you and your schedule.
While there are many different ways to make money out there, not all of them are legit. I have come across many a “guru” or a website claiming to make all my money dreams come true *sigh*
It’s frustrating trying to separate the ones that are genuine and ones that are a plain scam.
So, I have put together this list with YOU in mind. So that you can find unique ways to earn from a side hustle and that are actually worth your time.
What Makes a Good Side Hustle?
When looking for side hustles it’s important to look for the following:
- Decent income potential
- Reliable and trustworthy (when working with companies)
- Flexible to go along with your schedule
- Interesting and fun
- Easy to get started
Ready to do this?
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1. Get Paid To Play With Dogs
If you’re a dog lover then this may just be your dream job come true! Because you can actually get paid to look after and play with dogs.
There is a website called Rover where you can sign up for free. And when someone needs services like dog walking, dog sitting, checking in on them at home etc. That’s where your services can come in handy!
You can choose sitting jobs to suit your schedule, set your own prices and pet preferences. Boarding services will earn you the most money so it’s even better if you are able to take a pet overnight.
Vacation times are the busiest and a lot of people are looking for dog sitters whilst they go on vacation.
So if you love dogs and think you could become a pet sitter, then you can sign up here and earn up to $1,000 a month!
2. Get Paid To Wait In Line
No one particularly enjoys queuing up in line for something, but if you were paid to do it, would you?
There are people out there taking advantage of these offers and earning up to $200 a day just by queuing in line. Not bad at all!
So how do you go about getting waiting in line jobs? If you head on over to TaskRabbit and sign up to “become a tasker”, you can start searching for jobs to do for people.
Once you’ve signed up you can search “wait in line” and any available jobs will come up.
3. Rent Out Your Carparking Space
If you have an unused carparking space where you reside, you should seriously consider renting it out. Particularly if you live in a major capital city where people need to park their car before commuting to work.
There are a couple of different companies you can look into for renting out your car space.
4. Turn Your Car Into a Billboard
Car advertising is extremely effective. And companies are willing to pay you to have their brands advertised for them while you drive around in your car.
There are a few different companies that offer these services that you can sign up with, which are listed below:
So if you don’t mind having stickers and signs on your car while you drive around, definitely check out these companies to find out more.
5. Create NFT Artwork
You’ve no doubt heard of NFT Artwork selling for thousands and even millions of dollars. Particularly if you’re in the design world.
But, if you haven’t heard of NFT (which stands for “Non-Fungible Token”) it’s basically digital artwork that is unique and irreplaceable. And they can sell for a tonne of money!
However not everyone is a designer and not everyone can easily create digital artwork to sell for a lot of money.
Let me explain further.
If you head on over to Fiverr and search “NFT Art”, you will see there are people on there who design unique and one-of-a-kind artwork for people who want to make money and resell the art in the NFT space.
So if you can design or think you have what it takes to design unique digital artwork, then you can pop your work up on Fiverr and start selling to people.
If you’re good at it and start out small, you can grow it into a very decent online income stream.
6. Assemble Flat Pack Furniture
Now when I take a trip to IKEA and purchase something for the home, the only downside for me is then having to assemble it. *groan*
I personally cringe at the idea and pass the job onto someone else if I can.
And it appears I’m not alone!
There are plenty of people who don’t enjoy assembling furniture, so much so that they pay someone else to do it for them.
One of the best selling services on TaskRabbit is Furniture Assembly because there is high demand for it.
So, if you don’t mind getting handy and enjoy that sort of thing, you can charge for your furniture assembly services. It’s a win-win!
7. Write Job Descriptions For Money
This is the sort of task that makes businesses’ lives a lot easier and are therefore willing to pay someone to do it for them.
If you can write well and have good grammar skills then it’s worth considering writing job descriptions for people on Fiverr.
Depending on what is required for each job description, most will require copy that is compelling to attract potential employees.
On Fiverr, the amount you charge for writing job descriptions will depend on your experience and expertise.
8. Get Paid To Shop
Become a mystery shopper and make money on the side just by using your phone.
One of the easiest ways you can do this is with Field Agent. This free app pays you for mystery shopping, doing market research and performing audits at retail stores.
As long as you complete the job within the timeframe they give you and you complete the job correctly, they pay you.
Field Agent pays you anywhere from $3 to $15 for each job you complete. One of the awesome things about Field Agent is you don’t even need to leave your home for some jobs!
9. Take Part In Paid Focus Groups
Paid focus groups are a great way to earn some cash on the side, with most of them paying at least $100 for your time.
If you enjoy giving your opinion and want to earn in your spare time then it’s worth signing up to as many companies as you can. The more you do, the more money you can make!
Recruit and Field is a national market research company and a good one to get started with. And if you want to learn more about giving your opinion in exchange for cash and rewards, you can visit our post dedicated to the best online survey sites.
10. Start a Lifestyle Blog
What do you love to do in life? Is it travel? Health? Doing up your home?
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could write about doing what you love and get paid for it? Well the good news is that you can.
On average, lifestyle bloggers make around $5,000 per month. But that is an estimate and many make a LOT more.
If you want to learn how to set up your own blog, step by step, you can head on over to our post How To Start A Profitable Blog and get set up in no time at all.
Let’s look at some lifestyle blog niche ideas:
- Home weddings
- Event planning
- Home décor
- Health & beauty
- Self care
So there you have it, 10 unique ideas for side hustles to try in 2023.
I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments. Have you tried any of these before? What has or hasn’t worked for you?
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