With the continued rise of inflation, sometimes your regular paychecks just don’t feel like they’re enough anymore. You’ve tried cutting back on your various expenses, but nothing you do seems to make money last. That’s when you need to start looking into potential side hustles.
Since you’re still working a full-time job, though, you don’t have the ability to do anything that’s overly time-consuming. That’s why we’ve curated a list of side hustles that won’t take up too much of your time and will help you earn some extra cash.
Let’s start out with one that many people have heard of but often forget about: donating plasma. This process is simple and allows you to do some good by giving medical professionals something they can use to treat those in need. Plus, you get paid in return.
Donating plasma takes only an hour or so of your time, and you can do it about twice a week, so it’s far from time-consuming. If you get into the habit of doing this, you could easily make an extra 300–400 dollars a month.
Pet Sitting or Walking
If needles aren’t your thing, maybe pets are. Ever since the pandemic, the number of dog and cat owners has increased significantly since everyone had been working from home. Since many people have had to go back to the office, that means their fur babies now spend a large portion of the day at home alone.
Many pet owners have turned toward pet sitters to take care of their animals while they’re away. This is something that’s easy to do while doing other things, even while working your nine-to-five if you still have the pleasure of working from home. If you don’t, dog walking is also a great way to make some extra money that won’t take up too much time in the evening.
Renting Out Your Stuff
No matter who you are, there’s a good chance you have a decent amount of stuff you rarely use. Why not let other people use it? Obviously, home-sharing has become increasingly popular over the years, but it’s spawned many other property rental apps in its wake.
Personal vehicle rentals, RV rentals, and parking space rentals have all become popular options, but you can even rent out extra space you own for people to store their extra stuff in. It’s crazy how many things you can rent to other people these days.
Buying an Ice Machine
Our last side hustle that won’t take up too much of your time might sound like a weird choice, but buying an ice machine can be quite lucrative. After buying the machine, the cost to you will be very little. You might have to rent out a location to use it and sell ice, but repairs are rare, and they use very little energy. While there are things you can do to increase the value of your ice machine and your new business, the machines don’t need constant maintenance to operate. This means more money with less time wasted for you. It’s worth checking out, at the very least.