I Got 5 On It: What’s Your Hustle?

Data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics from August 2019 indicates that the average duration of unemployment is five months. Those statistics were measured during a growth economy. However, with over 40 million individuals unemployed do you think it will take five months for them to find jobs? Furthermore, it is June 1, 2020 and five months from now will be the holiday season. How many jobs will be available then? Most Americans, at best, have three months of emergency funds saved while it will take an average five months to become employed. How are you going to survive in the interim? I want to suggest that now is the time to get a side hustle or make your side hustle your main hustle. I’ve got five on it-here they are.

Proof Reading

Let me start by saying if you write blogs or articles monthly or weekly as in my case, you really need somebody to review your work and make it sound professional. If you can’t figure out when to use weather verses whether or their verses there, you need somebody to proofread your work before sending it out. It’s a very easy side hustle which can pay at least $1,000.00 or more per month. More clients, more money!

Tutor or Teach

You don’t need a terminal degree to start tutoring or teaching as a side hustle. If you have skills in the area of science or math you can begin to tutor not just children but parents. COVID-19 has parents struggling with how to be an educator while still working from home. Parents need tutoring skills and consultation in educating kids during this pandemic. You decide your hourly rate!

Notary Public

You could become a notary agency that provides mobile notary and apostle services by traveling to your client’s location, whether you are located at a hospital, nursing home, office, or at home. Now this hustle will not make you rich, but can provide a steady flow of income if marketed strategically.

Taking Surveys

Did you know you could earn money just by answering questions or giving your opinion? I give my opinion way too much for free, but I’d love to be paid for it. And now you can by taking online surveys.

You can even multitask by watching your favorite shows on Netflix or Hulu while you respond. A few survey sites you may want to check out if you’re interested in this side hustle include Swagbucks and InboxDollars.

What’s The Best Hustle For Me?

When thinking about the best side hustle for you, first think about what skills and experience you already currently possess that you can monetize. Think about what your interests are, what you enjoy doing, how much time you are willing to devote to it, your overall goals and what kind of side hustle can help serve those goals. An important note: you can have more than one side hustle. So take some time and discover how to monetize and market your skills.

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