Looking for Ideas to Make Some Extra Money on the Side? Check Out These Highly Paid Gig Economy Jobs.
We’re just catching our breath after an exceptionally challenging year and we’ve come to some harsh realizations. Even if you’re great at your job, there is no job security.
If you only receive income from one avenue, the consequences can be severe.
Re-inventing yourself is no longer a luxury but a necessity.
Gig workers know all about this lifestyle and today we’re going to share 15 of the Highest Paying Gig-Economy Jobs with you.
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Healthcare providers have worked tirelessly this past year and being at the frontline has played havoc on their physical and mental health.
Many healthcare workers have turned digital. Some have started blogs and provided information online to those cautious to head to a medical facility, while some have offered virtual appointments.
Psychologists, nurses, doctors and even dieticians are cashing in on this unique opportunity. It’s a more affordable and safer way to ensure that patients stay healthy, and their health care providers remain safe.
Depending on the industry, the earnings can differ – but on average, this line of work will earn around $31 an hour.
If you’re looking for a site that can cater for every skill imaginable, then we recommend Taskrabbit. This site is owned by IKEA, so one service you can be guaranteed to get, is getting you IKEA furniture assembled.
If you’re not too good at assembling furniture, then you can offer lawnmowing, cleaning, running errands, prescription pick-ups and even basic tasks like hanging framed pictures.
Apartment Therapy describes it as “… one of the biggest players in the gig economy where people offer their time and services as housecleaners, movers, furniture assemblers…” Wages range from $20 to $40 an hour, depending on the job.
Every gig economy job list will suggest Airbnb, couch surfing or something similar… but many people cannot stand the thought of having strangers in their space.
However, if you have some extra space, you can still make money from it. Why not offer a storage facility for people. Perhaps you have an extra garage which you can rent out, or a massive yard that can store a boat or camper van.
If you live in a busy city and have a room available, you could consider renting it out as office space. That way you only have people in your space during working hours.
Here are some places to check out – Neighbor, Peerspace, StoreAtMyHouse. Earning potential will differ depending on what you’re offering.
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Online Personal Tutor
Aluxers, if you’re a parent, you might have been lucky enough to have an online tutor during lock-down that literally saved your life.
Let’s face it, we’re not all cut out to be teachers and teaching one’s own children can prove to be challenging.
There are many fields that people can choose to teach in online, and you don’t need to be an experienced teacher to do it.
Some sites do require certain qualifications, like VIPKid and DaDa, but then there are other sites like Cambly that don’t require a qualification for this gig economy job.
It goes further than simply teaching someone to speak English. If you’re a seamstress, you can offer online sewing classes. If you’re a chef, you could offer online cooking classes… and you get the idea.
Rates vary from $10 / an hour right up to $25 / hour and more.
If you’re fortunate enough to be able to work from home, especially since Covid, you probably have a vehicle sitting in your garage not getting much mileage in and certainly not making you money.
Why not rent it out to someone who’s keen to do a driving gig, but doesn’t have a car?
There are many ridesharing companies who have drivers willing to work, but they don’t have a vehicle… and that Aluxers, is where you come in.
If you’re covered with a $1 million insurance policy, your vehicle could earn you income every, single day. You just need to drop it off at a pre-determined place and collect it again at the end of the day. This could bring in as much $1,000 a month.
Check out companies like Turo, Getaround or HyreCar.
Computer Buffs for Hire
Covid has really shown us who’s tech-savvy and who isn’t. We’ve seen it in our Zoom meetings where people turned themselves into a potato … or landed up in the wrong meeting in another continent or not knowing how to mute yourself during a call.
And those are the minor issues… we don’t even need to go into the major tech issues because we’ve all encountered them, and we know that can us major stress and anxiety.
Bring in the computer buffs… their average rate of $35 an hour is worth every cent if it means we can be up and running and turning ourselves into potatoes in no time.
Care for Pets and Children
People will always have children and they will always have pets… and that’s why going into anything kid and pet related is a winner.
Petpedia states that the US pet industry reached $99 billion in 2020. They broke it down into the four most profitable areas:
- Pooper scooping business — $40/hour.
- Animal blog — the revenue depends on the topic you choose.
- Dog clothing — Americans spend about $52 billion on pet accessories.
- Pet grooming — $50–$300/hour.
If these are not for you, simply walking a dog can earn you around $14 an hour.
Children who are not able to return to school yet, because of Covid, also require care… and exhausted parents also need a night out occasionally, so child-sitting services are in demand. This can vary, but on average it’s around $17 / hour.
Aluxers, have you ever read a novel and you’ve picked up several spelling errors? Doesn’t it drive you a little crazy? Proof-reading is such an important part of publishing, and often articles, journals and books should use at least 2 proof-readers.
This is true for website owners, journalists, content creators and basically any business that will publish written words.
Spelling and grammatical errors make you and your business look bad, so rather employ a couple of proof-readers… and if you love reading, and also have a good feel for the language, then you could be earning $18 an hour.
A phrase we’ve heard ad nauseum since Covid-19 is “in the comfort of your own home…” and it’s a phrase that many have grown to despite. However, since we’re still in the thick of the crisis, it looks like the comfort of our own home is the safest place to be. That’s why, you can now offer at-home massages, to people in…. the comfort of their own home.
Set-up costs are minimal, and return is good with estimated hourly wages around $60 to $65 an hour.
Aluxers, we’re not referring to e-Commerce for this one – although stay right there because e-Commerce is super profitable, but it takes time to set up.
Online sellers sell anything, from make-up, old mobile phones to upcycled furniture and creative home-made items. Depending on what you sell, you could be earning anything from $10 up to $100.
Flipping items can also be profitable. You could bid on an online auction, grab a storage unit for next to nothing and sell the contents off one by one. If something is broken, have it fixed and sell that for a tidy profit. You’re not limited in what you can do.
If you’re looking to make much bigger money, then spend time setting up your e-Commerce site. We recommend Shopify, they offer great services and tools to make your dream website a reality.
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What we love about this option, Aluxers, is that you don’t need your own stuff to start selling. Check in with your friends and family and find out who has items they’d like to sell. People are so busy; they’d be happy to get you to sell on their behalf.
You could make between 40% and 60% per item sold.
Working as a middleman isn’t so bad when you’re making the money. If you’re home all day and its easy for people to come view, collect and pay for the items, you could increase your monthly earnings by a significant amount.
We’ve got several great tips for you if you’re working from home, be sure to check them out on our video:
It’s possible you’ve been teaching for ages, and you just want to hang up your teacher’s cap for a while… but you still need money! So, here’s an option for you.
Create your own course.
Maybe you’re not even a teacher but you’re fluent in German and Chinese, why not put together some short courses that teach German’s how to speak Chinese.
Aluxers, you can create a course on any topic, just find the one you’re good at.
Become a PA
And you don’t even need to go into an office to do it. You could join an App like Postmates, which differs from places like GrubHub or Uber Eats, because it doesn’t just focus on food deliveries.
This App allows drivers to deliver anything to you, whether it’s office supplies, phone chargers or a pair of sneakers you left at the tennis club.
You become a PA to anyone that hires your service.
If you join the Postmates ‘fleet’ you will be eligible for some great perks, including keeping 100% of your tips and earnings which you can retrieve at any time… no 2-week waiting period for the money to clear. Everything is provided to make the job easier, except the car. But don’t worry, because you can just hire that from another gig economy job provider.
Aluxers, it’s all very well to have so many options available to us to make extra money, but if you’re not able to shine from the on-set, you might struggle to get work through these portals.
Many online sites do require a CV. And it’s possible you’ve never had to give your CV out before, its better to be prepared and have one handy should you ever get asked for it. If you need help in this department, there is plenty available online…
And if you can provide this service, then you’ll easily earn up to $37 / hour.
Earn Money from Dispensing Advice
If you’re an expert in your field, you could earn some extra cash by answering questions specific to your field of expertise.
With sites like: JustAnswer, Experts123 and Wonder, you could answer questions that pay you.
JustAnswer pays an average of $2,000-$7,000 a month. As they explain on their website, “From divorce lawyers and dog vets to Maytag techs and Mercedes mechanics, if you have professional expertise then you can earn cash on JustAnswer.”
If you have given yourself the title of Mister Know It All, please note that you will not be entitled to join these sites.
Aluxers, what gig economy job do you do? We’d love to hear from you.