Summer Side Hustles – 5 Ideas to Increase your Income
Summer is full of opportunities for making a little bit of extra income and if you are smart about what your side hustle is, you can do well out of things you might like to do anyway. Here are a few ideas for you to consider:
Rent Out Your Home
If you are planning a summer holiday this year, then why not put your home to good use while you aren’t there? You can easily rent out your home on Airbnb, giving you that extra income without any trouble at all. Plus, this means that you know someone will be there to look after your house while you are away. You can also use a platform like Airbnb to rent out a spare room while you are in.
Also, on a side note, house sitting is also quite a good way to stay somewhere for free so if you can rent out your property and house sit for someone else, you really will be in the money!
This is a great option for students home for the summer and looking for some extra cash. During the holidays, there will be plenty of parents looking for childcare as well as some families who need a break from caring for elderly relatives. Advertise around the community and on social media and then set your hours and you are away! You can probably fit in a few different clients if you are sensible with your day, but do be prepared to work some odd hours. This isn’t normally a 9-5.
When the sun is shining everyone will want to come out and play. All you need to do is run some fun coaching sessions and encourage your community to get involved. You could run kids sessions or adults sessions and choose either light evenings or weekends. This is ideal if you want to increase your income without having to spend more time indoors and busy parents will see this as childcare and be willing to pay a bit more.
Pool Cleaning and Gardening
Again, if you want to get out in the sun while you earn some extra cash, giving other people’s yards the once over is a great convenience for them and the perfect way to earn a little extra for you. You won’t even have to buy very much equipment as the vast majority will already have their own hidden away in the shed. All you need to do is arrange the time and then get your skates on to finish the job as soon as possible and move on to the next one.
If you live in an area that is popular with tourists, you could easily set up your own tour group. You will need to advertise the time and place you start from but other than that all you need to do is figure out your route, what you are going to talk about and get going. Most tour groups are free with the understanding that there will be a tip at the end so don’t worry about setting a particular price.