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7 Side Hustles You Can Do Across the US – Full-Time and Part-Time

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Side scams are a very popular way to make money these days. And with all the possibilities we have thanks to the internet and smartphones, that shouldn’t come as a big surprise. After all, there are more ways to make money than ever.

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That doesn’t mean it’s easy; side hustles can be a lot of work, especially if you’re already working 40 hours a week (or more). Still, it’s good to know that almost anyone can earn extra money, whether online or using their smartphone.

Whether you want to earn extra money, get out of debt, or save for retirement, side activities are a great way to take control of your finances. Here we are going to take a look at some of the best side-hustle opportunities available in the US as well as how much money you can make with them.

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1. Independent

Freelancing is one of the most basic ways to make money with a side hustle. It is also one of the widest ways to make money. For example, you can make money as a freelance writer, a programmer, or almost any skill in demand.

How you find clients is also a blank canvas. Common ways include job boards and sites like Upwork, but you can also find work through LinkedIn, Facebook groups, and by networking with others doing similar work. Needless to say, with such a broad classification, it’s hard to tell what the earning potential is, but many freelancers earn several thousand dollars a month.

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2. Online surveys

Online surveys can be a fun way to earn a few extra bucks. Survey sites pay you to give your honest opinion on products and services. It’s a win for them because knowing what consumers think helps companies design better products to make more money. There are many survey sites available such as Survey Junkie and Swagbucks. The biggest downside to surveys is that they don’t pay much; don’t expect to earn more than $50 per month.

3. Virtual Assistant Services

Freelancers and small businesses often need someone to take care of important but non-mission-critical tasks. For example, this could include social media management, scheduling, and even basic graphic design.

According to Indeed, the average virtual assistant salary in the United States is $19.38 per hour.

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4. Carpooling

Whether you drive for Uber, Lyft, or another service, being a rideshare driver is a great side hustle. After all, you set your own schedule and can decide where you accept carpool requests or not. You must have a vehicle that meets company requirements, but for those who tick all the boxes, carpooling is a great way to earn some extra cash. When it comes to earnings, self-employed drivers earn an average of $709 per week in the United States.

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5. Animal Care

If you love cats and dogs, pet care is one of the best side jobs. Apps like Rover and Wag make it easy to find clients, or you can choose to start your own pet care business. The most common services provided are dog walking, dog and cat sitting, boarding (pets stay in your home) and grooming. If you’re one of the many people whose work has become remote, you might even be able to combine that with your full-time job (if that’s allowed, of course). Pet sitters earn an average of $12.54 per hour, although the rate can vary greatly depending on where you live.

6. Graphic design

Freelance graphic design is yet another side hustle that can take on a variety of shapes and forms. Of course, you should already be adept at creating certain types of charts, but there are many types of charts you can create for clients. For example, you can create logos, graphics for websites or articles, graphics for business materials and much more. The average base rate for graphic designers is $29.94 per hour.

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7. Charge electric scooters

Charging e-scooters is one of the most creative side activities; I know I was intrigued when I first heard about it. Of course, you have to live in an area where electric scooters are available for this side hustle to work. If you do, it’s an easy scramble because all you have to do is find scooters that need charging, bring them home, and plug them in. Bird scooters that need charging, for example, can be found through the app. They take a few hours to charge and only cost around 10 cents each. You won’t do a ton with that side hustle; expect around $5 to $25 per day. Still, this one can be easy and fun.

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