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Top 5 Side Hustles For 2021



We are almost at the half of the year, and things are looking bright for the near future; but in the meantime, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to make some pocket money on the side? We’ll break down the best 5 side hustles for the rest of 2021.

Walk other people’s dogs

Summer is right around the corner in the northern hemisphere, and pets are eager to spend quality time outdoors. Apps like Rover, Care, PetBacker, or Wag! allow you to make some money on the side walking other people’s pets. Yes, it’s not going to make you rich and you do need to have an affinity for our quadruped friends to make it work, but it can be a nice and relaxing way to fit regular exercise into your daily schedule.

Freelance on Fiverr

When it comes to freelancing, you can do pretty much anything there is a demand for. Platforms like Fiverr or Upwork make it easier for you to find clients and get paid. You could be helping someone build their social media following one week and proofreading articles about The Aerospace Industry on the next one. The variety of projects you work on will vary tremendously, but if you love switching things up, this side hustle could be perfect for you.

Start a Dropshipping Business

Worrying about the need to have a big budget to start a business is a thing of the past. Platforms such as Shopify, WordPress, and Magneto allow you to sell a product directly to the customer without having to buy any inventory. Isn’t that great? You are keeping your risk low, the initial investment is usually very low and if done right it can bring you some serious money.

Online investments

In recent years, we’ve all witnessed an increase in ways to invest your money online, and it’s because of platforms like PayPal that make everything much easier and safer. For example, in 2020 most sports events were canceled, which shifted the focus from sports betting sites to a new casino online trend, which is now a market estimated to be worth about $59 billion. I guess there’s no off-season for blackjack tables, roulette wheels, or any other type of online real money casino game.

Host with Airbnb

Granted, when you’re hosting on Airbnb it’s all about location and some cities have a much higher earning potential than others. But if you have an extra room you can rent, Airbnb offers several protections to set your own availability and keep things flexible. You can check the ongoing rate of similar places in your area and figure it out from there.

But before you dive into any of these options remember that your side hustle can help you make some extra money each month, but it can also help you develop new skills, network with people all around the globe, build your personal brand (or portfolio), and achieve more freedom.


I'm Nikos Alepidis, blogger at motivirus. I'm passioned for all things related to motivation & personal development. My goal is to help and inspire people to become better.

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