Side Hustles

This post is for the WVON faithful listeners or for anyone who is looking for flexible part-time work. If you want to make a few extra dollars to supplement your income, this post is for you. It is one of a kind because it isn't fitness related but I will be back to my fitness related material in my next post.

Making Money With On Demand Jobs

These jobs are very flexible, you work when you want and how much you want.

Drive for Uber, Lyft or Sidecar
If you have a car that is a four door and it is newer than 10 years old (the rules are different from state to state and per company so check) you my qualify to drive for these ride sharing companies. Many have sign up bonuses and lots of perks when you drive for them. Learn more about the companies here: Uber, Lyft, Sidecar
Sign up here:
Grocery Shop or Bag Groceries for Instacart
You shop for groceries at a customer's requested store and you deliver the groceries in one hour. You shop using your smartphone and you pay for the groceries using an Instacart credit card. You need a car but it only has to be one that gets you around town. If you bag groceries for Instacart, you don't need a car.
Sign up here: Instacart
Deliver Restaurant Food for DoorDash
You pick up and deliver food from a restaurant via your smart phone to a customer's home, apartment, or condo. No money is exchanged so it makes it safer for the delivery person, it lessens the chances of them being robbed for cash.
Sign up here: DoorDash

Make up to $22/hour as a cleaner or $45/hour as a handyman. Handy, formerly Handybook, is an app through which customers can book cleaners, plumbers, handymen, and other household service providers.
Sign up here: Handy

Shift Gig
Shiftgig hooks you up with thousands of available shifts at some of the largest sports stadiums, coolest concert halls, and hottest venus in town. You could be working a call center one day and doing coat check another day. You choose the shifts you would like to work. Read more about this company here: Shiftgig
Sign up here: Shiftgig

Are you great with children? Make money being a babysitter. Chime is only available in Chicago, Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C.
Sign up here: Chime

Airbnb is a company that lets you list and find lodging all over the world. If you have extra rooms in your home, a rental property, a coach house or a two or 3 flat, this would be a great way to bring in extra cash. Read more about the company here: Airbnb
Sign up here: Airbnb

Study Soup
Are you a college student and you are an excellent note taker, you can earn between $300-$500 for your notes.
Sign up here: Study Soup

Make Money Filling Out Surveys

I wrote a post a year ago about making money to pay for your gym membership. I like making extra money with them even though it is not as much as the On Demand jobs. The great thing about this, it can be done in the comfort of your home. With some survey companies, you might receive products to review and you can redeem your points for cash or for ecards(electronic gift cards) like Amazon, Starbucks, Applebees, Williams and Sonoma, and etc. Check out my old post for the survey companies and apply today.
Making cash for filling out surveys

Participate In A Paid Medical Studies

I have signed for several but I usually get rejected for some reason or the other. If you live in Chicago, you might want to check out the Biofortis Clinical Research. I just signed up for a study to assess the effects of cashews on fasting cholesterol levels in generally healthy individuals with elevated cholesterol between the ages of 21 and 79. If I'm accepted I can make up to $1250 in 11 weeks. To learn more about the pros and cons in participating in medical research studies, read it here: Earn Extra Money with Clinical Research Trials

Chicago residents only: 

Clinical Trial: Asthma(Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oregon, Rhode island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia)

Clinical Trial: Arthritis (Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New york, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington)

Clinical Trial: Psoriasis (Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New hampshire, New mexico, New york, North carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode island, South carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington)

Trial: Migraine (Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin)

Make Money Online With Instagram and Blogging

Making Money With Instagram
You wouldn't believe it but there are people making money with their Instagram accounts. You need a lot of followers and your account has to have a theme, for example, my pictures are all fitness and health related and nothing more. Also, make sure your pictures are clear and professional looking and you don't need an expensive camera for that. If you would like more information, read these tips on how to get started. How to make money on Instagram  5 Creative Ways To Earn Money On Instagram

Making Money With Blogging
Let me state this first, blogging is hard work but it can be very rewarding. Depending upon if you have a product to sell, or if you have a huge following online(your tribe) that will buy your products or products from your affiliate links, you could make a decent living from that income. If you want information on how to make money blogging, you should check out Louida Martin's ebook on "How to make an income with your blog". Louida Martin is a successful blogger that makes between $8000-$12,000 a month from her blog, Product Review Mom. 
Buy her book here: 

I hope this information has been helpful to get you started on taking up a side hustle or hustles. If you know about another side hustle I should add to this list, send me an email at

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  1. Thank you for adding me in your post! I really appreciate it!


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