5 Cool Side Hustle Apps That Could Make You Some Extra Cash
Looking for a little extra dough or a full-fledged side-gig? We’ve got some solutions for you. Signing up with one of these five apps offers you the opportunity to earn a little extra spending money or even the equivalent of a full-time salary. Check ’em out.
1. Amazon Flex
Yeah, you can work for Amazon! The job? You’ll get paid between $18 and $25 for delivering Amazon packages in your area. Bonus: You have the flexibility to set your own schedule and ditch the gig whenever you want. You have to own a smartphone, and a car or a bike to apply. Landing the job requires a background check.
If you have a vehicle that can be used for moving, or you’re personally strong enough to lift heavy things, look into Dolly. The service pays you up to $30 an hour if you offer up a vehicle and help someone with big deliveries or moving. You can make $15 an hour simply if you’re willing to help. The requirements? You must be able to lift at least 75 pounds. And, your schedule is completely up to you.
You may have ordered a meal from Postmates before, but did you know that you can pick up a gig with the company almost as fast as your meal took to arrive? If you work for Postmates, you’ll deliver anything from food to office supplies to clients for up to $25 an hour. You only need to make one delivery every 90 days to remain an active employee, and you can set your own schedule. All you need is a smartphone and a way to get to and from your delivery locations. (You can even do it by walking if you really want to.)
Unless you’ve missed the last five years, you’ve probably taken an Uber at some point. Well, if you have a valid driver’s license and you’re interested in making a good amount of cash, consider driving for Uber. The company pays you up to $19 an hour (the rate varies in some states) plus tips. You can use your own car to drive your customers around, or Uber can rent you a car to use (which you may have to pay for). You set your own hours and availability, and the only requirements are that you pass a background check and have a perfect driving record.
If you’re a decent cleaner or repair-person (meaning you can wield a bottle of windex or a screwdriver with ease), you should look into Handy. The service pays you anywhere from $22 to $45 an hour to clean homes. You can create your own schedule, though you might have to bring your own cleaning supplies to certain jobs. In order to seal the deal, you must have had paid experience as a cleaner or repair-person, be authorized to work in the state and country you’re in and have great customer service skills.