If you check out this page that outlines our journey to debt freedom, you’ll see that we were making enormous debt payments. How were we able to pay off thousands of dollars each month? Garrett and I were both employed full time, but then we also started a side hustle.
1. Make Money Using Skills You Have Today
Consulting businesses/freelancing are easy to get off the ground since you sell your time and expertise. Whatever your day job is might be the kind of work that can translate into a consulting business.
2. Sell Your Clutter
If you’re like us, you have stuff lying around that you don’t use anymore. Decluttr, Poshmark, eBay, Craigslist or Kijiji are online marketplaces. Items are listed at a fixed price. Once it sells, the buyer and the seller meet to complete the transaction. I’ve sold items on both eBay and Craigslist; they are both user-friendly and easy to set up. Selling your clutter won’t make you rich, but it can help get you out of debt a little faster.
3. Complete Legit Online Surveys
If you’re at the very beginning of your side hustle journey and you want something easy, something you can do from anywhere, something that sends work your way, you can complete online surveys for money. Not a great return for your time, but not a bad way to pass the time if you’re sitting in a waiting room.
4. Create a Website/Blog and/or an Online Course
Creating a website is consuming and the rewards aren’t necessarily immediate. It takes time to build a website and drive traffic to it using SEO or social media. However, it can pay rewards for months or years into the future.
5. Start a Side Hustle Using an App
Uber, Lyft, Rover, Postmates, and Instacart come to mind immediately. These app-based opportunities are great options if you want to take a break from the work you do at your day job to do something completely different, like dog walking.