We keep on hearing about these tough, trying, uncertain times. Not the kind of things you need on your mind when you are already drowning in debt. That’s why I’m so on fire about telling you you can do something about it. There is a lot that is outside your control that you should not allow yourself to get anxious over. Part of the strength and confidence you should possess comes from seizing any opportunity to turn things around. Whether that’s staying at home, or helping someone in need, there are plenty of options for turning what is happening right now into a winning scenario for your financial crisis. I’m talking about that piece of the debt-free equation we call side hustles. I personally have a master list of over 195 side gigs proven to help people just like you get out of debt fast.
Right now, with social distancing and the continued spread of coronavirus, we must be cautious about our side hustles. The good news is that the opportunities to earn extra cash have not disappeared. Some side hustles are even better options now that most people can’t safely leave their homes. Here are 11 side hustle ideas to help you think about what you can start doing now. The ideas here will better position you during the current health and economic threat of the coronavirus.
Become an eBay Reseller
This is a great way to take advantage of being stuck at home. Cleaning out all of your junk gives you something to do and helps you create a more inhabitable environment. Then you can sell the stuff you don’t want online. It’s completely online. You can even leave your packages out for the postal worker to pick up for you. Meaning you don’t have to go anywhere to sell stuff from home.
Lots of people are having their food delivered to their door. A recent news story reported that it is safe to order take out delivery which is a relief to many who have not stocked up on at home essentials. Whether you agree with that assessment or not, there is an opportunity there. If you’re willing to pick up and deliver food on the customer’s behalf then your service is needed. If you do this, then you should take proper safety precautions yourself, wearing appropriate attire for your own safety and the customer’s peace of mind.
Help Companies Thrive Through Social Media
By becoming a social media expert (who isn’t?) you can help local companies grow their online presence and be seen by more people. The best thing about it is, you can do all of the work at home with no personal contact with anybody. Just email every local, small business you can with an offer to help them boost their online reach.
On Fiverr, you can begin your career as a freelancer and create sellable content that does not require you to leave your home office. If you are a creative person, you can use your mind to churn out projects that earn you money. With high quality turn-out, this side hustle could turn into much more over time.
Deliver for Shipt
Another delivery option that can help a lot of people out is becoming a Shipt delivery person. With more people staying away from the grocery stores, they are running out of food and necessities. You can help replenish their supplies if the risk is reasonable for you and you have the appropriate safety gear, such as gloves, face mask, etc.
Become an Online Tutor
With students missing school all over the country, it’s an excellent opportunity to keep kids sharp. You can tutor kids online via Skype and make a difference while staying safe. Online tutoring is a great source of relief for parents who want to make sure their kids don’t fall behind and (frankly) just want them to do something productive.
Share Your Knowledge Online
If you have a great deal of professional experience, or are skilled in a trade, you can make money imparting that knowledge to others online. Some websites are question-and-answer forums, which pay experts to share their knowledge and expertise. JustAnswer is a great platform that connects knowledge seekers to experts in a variety of fields from plumbing to veterinary work.
Write an ebook
If staying at home has left you with a lot of excess time on your hands, consider pouring your effort into a side project such as writing an ebook. Whatever you are passionate about could be the starting point for a manuscript that you can publish and sell online through amazon.
Master Your Budget
You may not have to put any labor into finding a client if you instead focus that effort on tightening up your expenses. A penny saved is a penny earned, so it’s worth seeing what you can stop spending on in order to watch your bank account grow larger.
Sell on Etsy
If you have a hobby such as fashioning jewelry, calligraphy, soap or candle making, etc. Etsy is the place for you. Although you can now buy and sell more items on Etsy, this site has always been best known as a resource for crafty entrepreneurs who want to earn some money doing the things they love. You can use the inventory you already have on hand and start making things to sell and profit off of.
Be a Virtual Assistant
Make money from home as a virtual assistant. You can help businesses or other entrepreneurs without having to do that office commute. Everything a virtual assistant does, she does online. You can do anything from managing schedules to social media and producing blog content. The job of a VA can be so exciting because every new client has specific needs and requirements. you can do short gigs or long term projects.
There are so many more great side hustles to make some extra money. These are just a few simple options you can get started on right now. Read the Side Gig Master List for 195+ side hustles you’ll love it!