Are You Needing Extra Cash Or A Career Change?

Do you feel unfulfilled from your present job or just need some extra cash? Most people today would say yes to that question. Many millennials today are looking for a job that gives them purpose in life and in today’s market there are many opportunities available to those that need extra money or are looking for purpose in their work.

Most people that fall into the category of being a millennial are the first generation that was brought up with the digital technology industry. By them being exposed to this market and industry millennial’s are capable to quickly learn how to adjust to numerous industries opportunities that are available in this market. Despite that there are many jobs available it sometimes is easier to start your own side hustle than to take on another job.

In this article we will explore some side hustles that millennials and others can do during their time off. You never know, a side hustle could be the opportunity for you to turn this business into a full time career.

  • Online courses

If you are knowledgeable in a particular industry you could offer online courses and be paid for them. Of course this all depends on the expertise that you have in the field and the platform you use to get the message out to the public.

People with knowledge of computers can always use sites like YouTube to create do it yourself video’s to get your message to the public. Selling advertisement spots to promote these videos can become a great source of income.  

  • Write eBooks

Writers can sell eBooks and other types of electronic material that can be a valuable resource to the general public. EBooks need to be professional and offer good information that readers will be willing to pay for it.

  • Online Commerce

This simple little gig that you can start today. Online resellers are a great way to make extra cash on the side without spending much money out of pocket. Little things like memory cards, cell phone cables, screen protectors, the idea is to purchase large quantities for little money and sell them for more than what you paid for them.

  • House and pet sitting

People go on vacation or go away for the holidays and they need someone to take care of their home or pet while they are gone. I use people in this business all the time. We have two dogs and a bird that we cannot leave with others or put in a doggy daycare, so we call a pet sitting service to come in and spend time with our animals and make sure they have plenty of food and water. This is a great side hustle for someone that needs to earn extra income while working full time.

  • Affiliate marketing

Having a blog is the first step you need to take to offer affiliate advertising and making money from affiliate marketing. This great little technique consists of providing online retailers traffic through links on your blog or website in exchange for a commission for each sale that is generated by you.


Young people and even people like myself are always looking to generate more income. Here are 5 different side hustles that can either help you generate some extra cash or launch you into a  new business or career. It is all up to you to take the first step and find something that you are comfortable doing and offer yourself and service to others that will pay you for it.


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