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15 Summer Side Hustles You Can Start Today
Looking for a fun summer side hustle? Check out our roundup of 15 summer side hustles you can start today. Have fun, make money, get your side hustle on. Keep reading…
START A BUSINESS
1.) Start a blog
I made five figures last month blogging. Head to Pinterest and read the gobs and gobs of income reports from real bloggers who make a nice living with blogging. Make your own schedule, share your expertise, create an audience, network, make friends, blogging has so many benefits. You can earn $500+ starting from month 1. Get started with just 10 minutes of your time, starting your blog.
2.) Start Dropshipping
There is some major money in this and you can do it part time or full time. Buy low and sell high, that’s all there is to it. Find a dress on eBay and buy it for $10. Sell it in your online store for $20. You just made a $10 profit. That’s dropshipping! When I first started dropshipping I was earning thousands of dollars. Start your store on Shopify, then read this quick guide for how to get it up and running and get customers!
3.) Get on Upwork
Start using your skills in a freelance capacity. Are you a writer? Can you do graphic design? Are you a whiz at getting social media followers quickly? Get on Upwork as a freelancer and start working. It’s so easy to set up your profile and you can start applying for jobs ASAP! By the way, it’s free to join. I do this!
4.) Become a Pinterest Manager
If you are a Pinterest fanatic like I am, you will love this one. You can actually get paid by companies to manage their Pinterest account. Post pins, create pinnable graphics, grow their fanbase, all examples of some activities you might do as a Pinterest manager. You can make $2,000+ per client! Get work on Upwork, Freelancer, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Craigslist.
5.) Become a Virtual Assistant
There is some real money in this. There are VA’s earning $10,000 per month! No joke! As a VA, you are working virtually to help a brand, company, or person with things like appointment setting, answering emails, managing social media accounts, writing letters, research, etc. Duties can really vary according to your client and what work they need help with. You can usually set your own hours and the pay can be quite lucrative. Find these opportunities in the list on #4.
LAND A PART TIME GIG
6.) Get a Part Time Job
Lots of companies need Summer help. Head to a job finder like Careerbuilder or your favorite local establishments to see if they need help.
Summer is the time for vacation. People need a place for their pet to stay while they go on vacay. This can be you! Advertise in local Facebook groups, post fliers in your community, on campus, on Craigslist, etc.
Same as above. People are going on vacation. It’s Summer! Some people will be on longer trips like cruises, European vacations, African safaris, etc. So, they need someone to check on their house, make sure it doesn’t flood, gets dusted, etc.
Babysitting is seasonless. People are always looking for sitters for their kids. Consider joining a directory like Care.com if you’re serious about this so you can land some recurring sitter gigs.
SELL YOUR STUFF
10.) Sell extra home goods on eBay
Go through your home in a Summer cleaning and sell unwanted goods on EBay. It’s so easy and super fun. When you get a sale, pack your goods, print a label online from USPS and arrange a pickup at your home. Simple!
11.) Become a professional seller on Amazon
Looking for a more permanent side hustle? You can sell on Amazon. You can literally sell just about anything, finding clearance sales at your local pharmacy or garage sales. Top sellers make 6 to 7 figures on Amazon.
12.) Host a garage sale
Same idea as #10 except you sell in a garage sale.
13.) Sell at consignment stores
Take your gently used, preloved garments to your consignment store. Get rid of extra clothes AND get paid!
14.) Sell at your local flea market
Flea market selling can be very lucrative. It’s relatively easy to register to get a booth at your local flea market. You don’t have to just sell things around the house. You can sell baked goods, handmade items like soaps, knits, etc.
15.) Sell in your very own online store
Start your Shopify store and start earning income from day 1. Check out this killer guide to learn more (it’s free).
There you go, 15 summer side hustles you can start right away. Have your own ideas? Share down below in comments. Would love to hear from you!