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More and more people are working full-time jobs while also working a side hustle. For those who may not know, a side hustle is a job that you can work on top of your full-time job. It is a flexible second job that brings in money, but it is also typically something that you are passionate about, that you don’t get to pursue in your main job. In between jobs? Awaiting citizenship? Are you just not making enough at your current 9-5 so you are in search for ways to make more? Let’s tap into our stereotype (“Caribbean’s constantly have 10+ jobs”), the one and only time it may be okay to do so and get to work.

Here is a list of some (maybe surprising) side hustles that you could try or recommend someone you know to try:

[vc_message style=”square” message_box_color=”grey” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check”]Driving

If you’re free mornings, nights, or weekends, you can earn extra cash driving your fellow citizens around. Sign up with Lyft or Uber to get started.

Both companies offer “Destination Mode”, which basically allows you to earn money on your regular morning and evening commute by telling the app which direction you’re headed and only accepting riders along your route.[/vc_message][vc_message style=”square” message_box_color=”grey” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check”]Notary Public Service

Notary certification is granted by the state and the cost is generally less than $100.

Once you’re certified, you can charge your own fee to notarize documents.[/vc_message][vc_message style=”square” message_box_color=”grey” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check”]

Customer Reviews

Many companies use customer reviews to get feedback on new products.

Respondent is a cool service that facilitates those interviews that take place both in-person and online (you can do this from home; just look for the ones that say “remote”).

The average compensation is $140 an hour![/vc_message][vc_message style=”square” message_box_color=”grey” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check”]Online Surveys

Going hand-in with Respondent, you can also do online surveys. This is an easy way to supplement your income and you can do them in your downtime (waiting in line, watching TV, etc.).

Here are some survey sites to check out:

  • Springboard America
  • Survey Junkie
  • Swagbucks
  • Prize Rebel
  • InboxDollars
  • Opinion Outpost
  • CashCrate

[/vc_message][vc_message style=”square” message_box_color=”grey” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check”]Virtual Assistant Service

Virtual assistants (VA) provide administrative support to clients from their home office. If that sounds like a fun side hustle you can set up shop on your own or jump on board with an established VA company like BELAY or Fancy Hands.[/vc_message][vc_message style=”square” message_box_color=”grey” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check”]Teaching English Online

Teaching English to young students in China via video chat with VIPKid.

If you’re eligible to work in the US or Canada, a bachelor’s degree and a year of educational experience are the only prerequisites.[/vc_message][vc_message style=”square” message_box_color=”grey” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check”]Airbnb

If you have extra room in your house, you can earn money renting it out to visitors on

With a little bit of traction, you could even cover your entire rent or mortgage by hosting guests on Airbnb.[/vc_message][vc_message style=”square” message_box_color=”grey” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check”]Baking/Cooking

Start a catering business from home.

You can choose to deliver, have your customers come to you, or set up somewhere for pick up.[/vc_message][vc_message style=”square” message_box_color=”grey” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check”]Child Care (Adolescents)/Caregiving (Elderly)

This can be done through word of mouth or you can register on sites like SitterCity to being building a client base.

For the caregiving side hustle, check[/vc_message][vc_message style=”square” message_box_color=”grey” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check”]Cleaning/Detailing Cars and/or Homes

This one is also self-explanatory, bring your supplies to others or set up anywhere desired (for car washing/detailing) and work your gift.[/vc_message]

If anymore side hustles popped up in your head while reading, comment it down below. It could be someone’s passion that they never thought of turning into income.

Also, if you have tried any of these side hustles and want to share your experience with it (positive or negative), please do so.



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