CLEVELAND — Why wait around for a raise? 4 in 10 Americans are side hustling, according to bankrate.com. More and more people are generating a second source of income from home.
Jason Butler used to be a full-time financial aid adviser at a university but he needed some extra cash. Butler decided to open up his own E-Bay store.
"I had to figure out what I knew and I knew a lot about sports. So one of my first big flips was selling a Dwayne Wade Miami Heat Jersey. I found the jersey in the thrift store for $3 and it sold literally two days later for $45 dollars since then I was hooked."
Bankrate.com found side hustlers make $686 dollars a month, on average. The most popular at-home jobs include: home repair, landscaping, online sales, crafts and child care.
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These days, quite a few people are renting out their cars too on sites like Getaround or Turo. Rodrigo Correa makes anywhere between $2,000 and $5,000 a month by renting out a fleet of his personal vehicles.
"If you can rent the car half a month, you've already paid for your car," he said.
Some other side hustles ideas:
Public Notary: people report earning up to $2,000 a month overseeing mortgage signings.
Dog sitting: Rover is one of the most people services being used.
Jury Duty: You can make $20 to $60 on sites like OnlineVerdict and eJury.Lawyers are preparing for cases use the sites and let you become an online juror for mock trials.
Professional friend: You can rent yourself out to be someone's friend on sites like Rent-A-Friend. You can make anywhere from $20 to $50 by giving advice, doing fun activities or taking trips with strangers.
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