If one of your New Year resolutions was to make more money, there are so many opportunities that you can pursue without quitting your day time job. Although the year is still young, many people are actually struggling to make ends meet. This is because they spend a lot of money over the holidays. With these jobs, you will be able to sustain yourself until payday. The other advantage is that you don’t need money to start either of these jobs. Passion and determination is enough to get you started. In fact, there are some people that take them as full time jobs. Below is a list of side hustles that you can do in 2018.
1. Drive Taxi
This is probably one of the simplest side hustles for anyone that owns a car. You should never allow your car to remain idle in the parking lot when you can use it to make a few bucks that can help you settle some bills. All you have to do is enroll in popular taxi service platforms such as Lyft and Uber. Once you join either of the platforms, customers will be able to hail you through an app.
The good thing is that you don’t have to determine how much you will charge your customers. This is due to the fact that all the math is done by the app. The other advantage is that you are the one who chooses your working hours. You can visit Ridester website to see the criteria that’s used to determine the amount of money that’s charged to customers. Since you have to retain your 8 to 5 job, you can drive the taxi in the evenings and on weekends when you are off duty.
2. Baby Sitting
You can make money on the side by watching over kids while their parents are at work. And since most parents are on tight schedules with some of them taking up to three jobs in day, you can never lack customers. But you must be very patient with kids because they might resist you in the first instance. The advantage of this job is that you only need to show up at your clients’ home. When getting started, you should focus on people that know you because they are the ones that will refer you to more clients.
3. Take Pictures at Events
You don’t need any skills to become a photographer. As long as you have a basic camera and know how to capture nice shots, you should be good to go. If you don’t have a camera, you can opt to use the camera of your phone. Some phones actually come with cameras that feature high megapixels. Once you get a camera, you can start hunting for photography gigs. Some of the most common events that can earn you good money include weddings, funerals, baby showers and parties. If people don’t buy the pictures you have already taken, you can sell them on the internet.
4. Rent out Stuff
You can make money by renting out some of your belongings. This is because most people prefer to hire things that they don’t use on a daily basis because it’s cheaper than buying. You can therefore rent your electric appliances, tools, sound system, furniture and so much more at a fee. All you have to do is collect personal details of the individual that is interested in hiring your stuff.
5. Clean Homes
Most homeowners rarely get the time to clean their houses. You can therefore seize such an opportunity and earn your daily bread from cleaning homes. You can do the job in the evening or on weekends depending on your schedule. However, you have to arm yourself with a detergent and a few other cleaning solutions to guarantee that you will leave the house spotless.