3 Side Jobs To Consider If You Need Extra Income

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Earning extra money on the side can help you to pay off student loan debt, start saving for a big-ticket purchase or build up a fund for the future. And thanks to the growing gig economy, there are plenty of side jobs out there that can help you supplement your income and meet your financial goals faster.

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Here are three side jobs to consider if you need (or want) extra income.

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Online Tutor

  • Average pay: $21/hour, according to ZipRecruiter

If you have expertise in a specific subject, you may be able to land a job as an online tutor. Computer and IT skills courses are especially in demand, according to FlexJobs. Varsity Tutors, Chegg and TutorMe are just a few of the platforms where you can find online tutoring gigs.

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Rideshare Driver

  • Average pay: $16-17/hour, according to Glassdoor

There is currently a rideshare driver shortage, so you’d definitely be able to stay busy if you become a rideshare driver for some extra cash. Uber announced in April that it had temporarily boosted driver’s earnings as an incentive to get them back on the road, so drivers in some cities are now earning as much as $37 per hour.

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  • Average pay: $18/hour, according to ZipRecruiter
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If you’re skilled at assembling furniture, mounting TVs and doing other handy tasks, you could supplement your income through this sidegig. Handy and TaskRabbit are two platforms where you can find handyperson work.

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Last updated: July 14, 2021

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