Side Hustle Your Way to a Summer Vacation

Beach season is just around the corner, and we’re all thinking the same thing: “Wouldn’t it be nice to have some extra money for those long weekends or summer adventures?”

Well here is the good news-- you don’t need to drop your 9-5 or pick up a boring part-time job for the extra cash. Here are a couple of ways to trade in a few hours of work for a well deserved summer vacation, and who knows, it may become that side-hustle you’ve always dreamed of.

If you love collecting things...

Do you have lots of stuff lying around in your apartment that you think other people could make use of? You can list your food processor or AV equipment on sites like Peer Renters or Zilok or even rent your bike out on Spinlister and make up to $500 a month. If you’re into photography, sites like Kitsplit or Sharegrid are great ways to rent your gear to budding hobbyists or professionals.

If you’re passionate about sharing...

Are you spending your days explaining to clients the best way to set up a marketing campaign or have you run demonstrations for your friends on the best techniques for watercolor lettering? Teaching on Skillshare is for you! It’s a great way to make passive income and build your brand-- classes are only 10 minutes to an hour of pre-recorded video and your class will live on Skillshare and continue to generate earnings long after you publish your class. You can earn anywhere from $200-$3000 a month, which is just enough to fuel a weekend getaway.

If you love making things…

Do you spend your weekends trying to get that vintage look on your furniture, designing logos and t-shirts, or even crafting a pair of earrings from cool materials? Why not try and sell your goods at a local flea market or even on sites like Etsy or Redbubble! By just selling a few items, you can make anywhere from $300 to $3000, which should cover a few rooftop drinks and some new beach gear.

If you love cooking...

Do you love cooking, or find yourself experimenting with new ingredients on a regular basis? Rather than sharing your food with your friends for free, you can host dinners or even take on work as a part time private chef using Kitchensurfing, Meal Sharing, or Feastly and make up to $700 an event or meal.