Summer is nearly here. For most people that means time for vacation, summer camps, festivals, and more. Summer is a season where people tend to spend more money in areas like food, entertainment, travel, and even moving expenses. It’s simply a tempting time to spend more money.
While it’s important to spend mindfully, instead of being super strict, you can focus on making more money this summer to ease the financial strain.
Don’t want to be stuck clocking into a second job all summer? These job ideas will allow you to earn extra income from anywhere.
1. Uber/Uber Eats
I’ve mentioned before that my husband drives for both Uber and Uber Eats. He’s been going strong at this side hustle for over a year now and it’s been amazing for our family.
We’ve been able to pay off his car loan early, fund vacations in cash, and save up for a downpayment on our home. He loves it because it’s flexible and pays weekly. He can drive around the area or to other cities and work outside of his 9-5 job schedule.
Uber Eats is very similar to driving for Uber but instead of dropping people off, you’re dropping off food orders instead. Generally, Uber will allow you to drive in most cities within the state you signed up in. If you wish to drive out of state, you’ll need to contact Uber via their help desk.
If you’re not big on driving other people around but still want to make money with your car, consider doing some deliveries with Instacart. Instacart will pay you to shop for other people at local grocery stores and deliver the food to their homes.
Like Uber, the work is flexible and they weekly. It’s also worthy to note that you don’t even need a car to make money with Instacart since you may be able to deliver some orders by bike or even on foot.
Have extra space in your home? Rent it out with Airbnb. I’ve stayed in Airbnb properties a few times to save money on hotels when I traveled. I also find it so interesting how people are able to rent out their spare bedrooms and even their entire homes to make money.
Some upfront work is required, but it seems so semi-passive to me. It’s also great because if you travel, you can still run your Airbnb business on the go. I recently stayed at an Airbnb in Long Beach and my host told me she usually made around $2,000 per month from renting out her spare bedroom.
How much you can earn can vary depending on where you live and what your accommodations are like.
4. Virtual Assistant
If you’re organized, manage tasks well, and have computer skills, you might do well as a virtual assistant. A virtual assistant or VA is someone who handles virtual secretary tasks for someone else like a business, entrepreneur, or even a blogger.
I do some VA jobs here and there and it’s helped increase my business income over the years. VAs do everything from editing and checking emails to creating graphics, scheduling meetings, and VA work is also pretty flexible so as long as you have a computer and internet connection, you can get work done on your own time.You can earn money without giving up flexibility this summer! Click To Tweet
5. Tutor Online
Just because school is out for the summer, it doesn’t mean that students will not be seeking additional academic help. You can fill this need by providing online tutoring services.
Some companies may require you to have a certain educational background in the subject or subjects they want to tutor. However, many online tutors do not need prior teaching experience.
Sites like Chegg Tutors and some of the ones mentioned below will allow you to tutor students in various different subjects, from the comfort of your own computer.
- Homework Tutoring
- Aim-for-A Tutoring
- My Tutor 24
- Revolution Prep
6. Website Tester
One of the easiest summer jobs you can do from anywhere is testing websites. There are a few companies that will pay everyday people money to check out websites and make sure they’re user-friendly and read well.
Each website test will include a video or audio recording of you going through the site and providing detailed feedback. You’ll have to describe your first impression of the site, that you like, what you think can be improved, etc.
All in all, it’s an easy job that anyone can do and you can earn up to $30/hour just testing websites during your spare time.
This is the perfect summer side hustle for anyone with an interest in fashion and an eye for trends. If you enjoy dressing other people up and picking out styles for them to wear, you can make money doing it from home now.
Online platforms like Stitch Fix, RocksBox, and Bombfell, often hire part-time stylists for men’s and women’s clothing. Stitch Fix is a subscription-based company that hires work from home stylists in certain regions. Stylists can work a flexible schedule and earn a competitive rate.
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Instead of getting a boring summer job that sucks up all your free time, consider any of these 7 ideas to make some extra cash., Working from home or from anywhere this summer is a definitely a possibility if you weigh all your options and get started now.
Have you ever tried any of these extra income ideas? Are you looking to make extra money this summer?