The best moving jobs pay generously — up to $66 per hour. That’s the equivalent of $132,000 annual income, if you worked the standard 2,000-hour year.

However, the best-paying jobs sometimes require a truck. And moving jobs are scarce in the winter time. So, you may need another winter side hustle if you want to make a living from moving services.

That said, here are the options, broken by whether or not you need a truck.

No truck, no problem


HireAHelper allows movers to list labor-only services on the site. Typically movers charge between $30 and $90 per hour here. You do, however, have to have a moving license to list here. Want to know more? Click here to get the run-down on HireAHelper.

GoShare and TaskRabbit

Both GoShare and TaskRabbit will allow you to work as a mover, regardless of whether or not you have a truck. However, if you do have a truck, you’ll get paid more. 

At GoShare, if you don’t have a truck, you work as a “helper/courier” and earn between $33 and $47 per hour. (You will need a passenger car that meets GoShare requirements.) If you have a truck, you can earn up to $66 per hour, plus tips. With TaskRabbit, you set your own rates and terms. 

Learn more about GoShare here.

Find out more about TaskRabbit here

You can also sign up to be a Tasker here. (TaskRabbit is a SideHusl affiliate. This does not affect our rating, but it does mean we could earn a small commission if you sign up with them.)

Have truck, will use it


It’s one of the less lucrative options, but Dolly will pay drivers $30 per hour, plus tips, to help people move. Learn more about Dolly here.


Truxx helps people with trucks find people who need help moving. The site requires you to have a truck, auto insurance and be over the age of 18. It takes 30% of the delivery fee as a commission, but charges customers $30 to $35 per half-hour, depending on whether you’re helping people lift things into your truck. So you earn between $42 and $49 per hour. It also will book moving “helpers” (who do not need to have a truck) at a $30 per hour rate, giving those individuals $21 per hour. Want to learn more about Truxx? Click here.

Citizen Shipper

Citizen Shipper is designed for two things — longish-haul truckers who have extra room in their truck bed to make additional on-the-way deliveries– and for delivering pets. You negotiate directly with people looking to ship things, determining whether you’ve got the interest, room, and whether they’re willing to pay reasonable freight. You also collect payment directly from the shipment recipient. The site charges you a monthly listing fee and charges a fee to the shipper too. It also has a handy tool to help you find other on-the-way deliveries. Find out more about Citizen Shipper here.


uShip connects people wanting to ship things with the truck-owners/drivers who are willing to take the job. You set your own rates; the site takes just a 20% commission for doing the marketing and collection for you. More on uShip here.

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