Top 5 Side Jobs for Extra Income

In these days of economic uncertainty and falling stock values, many people are looking to supplement their incomes with second or even third jobs. There are many good options for those willing to think outside the box and pursue unique side hustles. Here are the top five part-time jobs you can do on the side to earn extra money.

1. Notary Public

A notary is able to make contracts and other types of paperwork legally binding by his or her official stamp. Training for how to become a notary in Florida is usually free. After paying a small fee to obtain certification, a notary then can work part-time witnessing signatures and stamping an official seal.

2. Pet Sitter

When you consider the prices charged by most kennels and animal boarding facilities, it is easy to see how you could make money taking care of other people’s pets while they are away. Simply set a rate lower than the local kennels and advertise your services by putting up flyers in your neighborhood.

3. Lawn Mower

If you own a lawnmower then you have a source of income. The best way to start this side business is to physically knock on doors of houses with yards obviously in need of a trim. Many homeowners do not like to cut their own grass and will be happy to pay for your services on a recurring basis.

4. Resale Vendor

If you enjoy shopping at yard sales and thrift stores, then this part-time job may be for you. To make money this way, simply use the old adage “buy low and sell high.” The idea is to purchase items such as clothing, antiques, or books and to resell them using online sales platforms.

5. Ride-Hailing Driver

Your reliable vehicle can be your part-time office if you sign up to be a driver through a ride-hailing company. Simply download the app onto your phone, register, and start taking people where they want to go. Driving is an easy way to earn money doing something you already know how to do.

There is always a way to earn money and keep yourself afloat during hard times. You just need to be resourceful and willing to do a little work on the side, even if the job seems unusual at first. If you keep your mind open, you may inadvertently find the dream job you have always wanted.

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