Making a little extra cash on the side is something we have all considered at one stage in our lives, and there’s a
reason for it! It can be pretty easy to do if you take the time to suss out your options.
Good news, we’ve done the hard work for you and pulled together some side-hustle ideas to put a little extra $$$ in your
THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
It’s the concept of reduce, reuse and recycle – purchasing second-hand clothing or re-selling your household items to
minimise waste in a consumer world. Bonus, you can make some sweet moula on items you would otherwise throw away!
So, take a look around you room, check your wardrobe and get busy on Facebook Marketplace! It’s super easy to list items
and make a few bucks for the kitty. Other great places to sell include local markets (sometimes at a small cost),
Gumtree or online apps like Depop and Poshmark.
RE-VAMP & RE-SELL
An extension on the circular economy is actually buying or finding items and giving them a revamp to on-sell for a
profit. Maybe you find a beaten-up coffee table at the street-side council pick-up. Take it home and give it a sand and
new coat of paint – chances are it will come up fresh enough to sell for $50-$100 online. TIP: Remember with online
selling it’s ALL about the pictures. Make sure they are good quality, clear and make the product look attractive so
someone will actually want to buy it!
PET SITTING & DOG WALKING
Getting paid to hang out with a dog is actually a thing. Some pet sitting agencies will give you up to $1,600 a month to
look after a random doggo – seriously! PetCloud, Mad Paws and Pawshake are some good places to start if you’re
interested. You have the option to become a 24/7 house sitter when people are on holidays, or you can simply offer up
your time for walks. Cha-ching!
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Delivery or ride share services make an easy side hustle option – usually all you need is a car or bike. There are
several services to choose from (that we’re sure you’re all very familiar with) such as Uber, Didi, Menulog, Deliveroo
or Uber Eats. It's important to keep in mind that the services have various requirements and rates of pay. For example,
Uber Eats pays $3 per successful delivery, meaning you can earn anything from $10 to $20 per hour.
Also consider courier services such as Zoom2u that employ every-day Aussie’s to deliver goods for customers. All of
these options give you great freedom to work when you want to work!
But that’s not all! There are so many other ways out there to make an extra buck. So, think about any particular skills
you have that you could put to work (maybe you can sew?) and pocket some extra cash each week.