Updated: Apr 23
I read the other day that millionaires have on average 7 different streams of income and while I’m no where near close to being a millionaire, I’d like to think that my side hustles will help get me there!
Okay, maybe not, but at least they can help me make some extra cash and afford that extra trip I am dying to take. Now that my job is remote (with a little business travel here and there) I’ve got even more flexibility for these. I’ve tested them out and found some of the best side hustles for travelers.
I’m pretty sure I’m now at a point where I’ve done almost all the side jobs so I want to list them out for you and be honest about how much I’m able to make off of them. No matter which one you choose, you can definitely make extra money month doing one of these!
Note: This list is travel friendly because everything is make your own schedule, set your own hours, and only work when you want. The ball is in your court!!!
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This is my newest addition/side hustle that I am pretty excited about! These two take some time to get through so this is not quick cash, but it is a way to make extra from anywhere with WiFi. I am teaching for both and they are so different, but equally fun.
QKids: Pays a little less, but you are given classes instead of parents having to find you. You will get booked more and have a class of up to 4 students.
VIP Kid: Pays more, but starts slower. Parents have to find you and they are probably the biggest app out there so there is an over saturation of teachers. Classes are one on one with students and you are teaching a lot of content in a short lesson. It also has a long process for getting certified and you must do TEFL training to get hired. Here is my referral code: MEGHA0220
Reach out if you have questions about either!
This one also requires a car or bike, but if you have a bike/car, no matter how old, this can be a good option! Postmates is an app people use for food delivery, even from places that do not offer it. It’s a great option to make money, and I read that people, on average make $18 per hour. Pretty decent!
3. Driving for Lyft/Uber
I drove for both Lyft and Uber for about two months. I worked about 15- 20 hours a week and made $600 a week. It was a really decent side hustle, and I’d highly recommend it if you have a nice car you aren’t afraid to put some miles on.
If you have a car that you don’t need all the time, Turo can be a great way to make some extra money. With Turo, you list your car for rent, and people can go on and rent it. I haven’t listed my car personally because I use it daily for work, but it is a fairly easy process, and they offer insurance. It’s a really easy process, and I’ve done it a bunch of times! You can read more about my Turo experience here.
I started this side hustle during the spring, and I am loving showing people around DC! The thing I will suggest for this one is to think about your costs and what you are wanting to make. Mine has a really high upfront costs that means I’ve got to spend $100 to make $50, but if you don’t have the capital, you can still come up with a cool tour to take people on. It’s a fun time and hosting has been a great way to get to know more travelers! My experience hosting has been really fun, and I’m sure you’d have fun too.
6. Use eBay or Amazon to Sell Items
This is another one I haven’t tried, but my mom and dad uses both regularly! When I was a kid my parents would make $30k a year off selling things on Ebay. Now, Amazon is a huge marketplace as well and you can sell things like textbooks and other items through their marketplace.
7. Listing your Home on Airbnb
This is one I have not personally done, but I was talking to a friend who rents out her extra room and she makes over $2500 a month on her extra room! That’s an incredible side hustle and I am so wishing my condo allowed me to rent it out. Worth a try for sure!
If you love kids this can be a great option! You set your own rates, can apply to jobs, and easily connect with families. I’ve found some amazing families through this app that I babysit for all the time. It’s a fun way to make some extra cash.
Dog watching on Rover might be my easiest side hustle ever. I loooove dogs and since I already have a dog… I’m already walking him, taking him out, and feeding him, a second dog is not overwhelming. Make sure you pet-proof your place and take the dogs on more walks than you normally would, just in case there may be a bathroom issue. You can set limits and also say you will only go to their home if your house isn’t an option. For $30 a day, I do daycare which is super easy but also really fun. Highly recommend.
I haven’t worked for Task Rabbit, but I have used it! Task Rabbit is a site that connects you with people to help you with all your household tasks. People sign up to offer services like house cleaning, odd jobs, furniture assembly, moving help, home repairs, painting, sowing, you name it! It’s great if you have a talent that people need support with, and you don’t need a company to sign up. I have loved using it.
11. Teach online
So hopefully, maybe you can try an awesome side hustle and get some extra money to fund your travels! The best side hustles for travelers are flexible, interesting, and give you options to make plenty of extra cash. Good luck!
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