Our approach:

Each side hustle on this site has been rigorously researched. We read “terms and conditions,” scan hundreds of websites, reviews, complaints and interview current and former workers. Our goal is to find out the details you’d want to know before committing your time, energy and/or resources. From what we learn through this research, we assign each opportunity a Husl$core. Husl$cores are our best take on how well this job suits workers.  To be sure, ratings are subjective (though we think ours are quite reasonable) and can change with time and additional information. If you think we’ve been too hard — or too easy — on a company, we hope you’ll contact us and let us know why.


We aim to shine light into the dark corners of the gig/side hustle economy so that you’ll know what you’re getting into before you commit your time, energy and resources.


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Meet the Team

Kathy Kristof, editor, is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Los Angeles Times, CBS News, Kiplinger, Inc., Forbes and dozens of other publications. She is a recipient of the Consumer Federation of America's Betty Furness Consumer Media Service award and the CACE award for excellence in consumer education.

Rory, who (like Cher and Sting) needs no further introduction, is the founder and CEO of RVK Design, a web design and marketing firm based in Malibu, Calif. A small business specialist, Rory combines artistic sense and an eye for detail to create beautiful and responsive web sites for clients ranging from the Good Shepherd Center and Laguna Properties to KathyKristof.com, and, of course, $ideHusl.

Contact: rory@rvkdesign.com