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  • Get paid to shop

    If spending a day in a shopping mall or grocery store is your idea of a great time, you should know that you can get paid to shop.

  • EyeSpy

    EyeSpy enlists mystery shoppers for food and hospitality checks, paying through reimbursements

    Expected pay: Reimbursement only

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • Service Evaluation Concepts

    ServiceEvaluationConcepts enlists freelance mystery shoppers to check out everything from convenience stores to health plans.

    Expected pay: $15 – $100 per assignment

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • Housing hustles

    Ifyou want to retire, but aren’t quite sure you can afford to, you may want to consider housing hustles, which let you earn money with where you live.

  • 5 Gigs for Summer 2024

    Gigs for summer 2024 include seasonal jobs in resorts, staffing concerts and events and some gigs that simply involve outdoor work.

  • Get paid to get fit

    You can get paid to get fit thanks to a host of behavioral finance apps that allow you to wager on your weight loss or exercise journey, and some that will pay you to track your steps.

  • StepBet

    StepBet is a exercise app that allows you to “win” money by meeting your activity goals

    Expected pay: speculative (you wager on yourself)

    Husl$core: $$$

  • CashWalk

    CashWalk is a free smart-phone app that pays you a small amount, generally in gift cards, to keep it running while you exercise

    Expected pay: 16 cents per day

    Husl$core: $$$

  • HealthyWage

    HealthyWage is a behavioral finance company that uses betting and challenges to help people exercise more and lose weight.

    Expected pay: speculative

    Husl$core: $$$$$

  • DietBet

    DietBet encourages weight loss by turning it into a betting game. Lose weight and you could win money.

    Expected pay: speculative

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • Evidation

    Evidation is a health care research firm that pays individuals to participate in healthy activities, like walking, sleeping, and keeping track of their diet

    Expected pay: 10 cents a day

    Husl$core: $$$

  • Ghostwriters and ghost tours: Two newly reviewed gigs

    We explore two new side gig platforms this week — one seeking guides to host ghost tours; the other seeking ghostwriters.

  • US Ghost Adventures

    US Ghost Adventures enlists freelance tour guides to give ghost tours and haunted pub crawls in more than 60 cities across the U.S.

    Expected pay: $25 – $50 per tour, plus tips

    Husl$core: $$$

  • HotGhostwriter

    HotGhostwriter enlists freelancers to write, edit, narrate and design both fiction and non-fiction books — sometimes from scratch.

    Expected pay: 1 to 2 cents per word

    Husl$core: $$

  • This mechanic earns $12,000 a month answering questions

    Chris Pyle agreed shares the secrets of how this mechanic earns $12,000 a month answering questions on JustAnswer.

  • One-Day $100 Hustles

    Want a $100 side hustle? A new study found 20 jobs that would pay $100 in a single day. And while you need skills, you don’t need a college degree.

  • Side Hustles You Can Do With An Infant

    Side hustles can help pay the extra bills that come with kids. Here are five lucrative side hustles that you can do with an infant.

  • “Misclassified” or Mistreated? A Guide & Quiz

    Some companies rob workers of thousands of dollars in wages by misclassifying them as “self-employed.” Here’s how to know if you’re “misclassified” or just mistreated.

  • Mini hustles: A little effort for a little money

    Looking for a side hustle, but don’t have the physical or emotional bandwidth to devote much energy to it? Consider these mini hustles.

  • Scrambly

    Scrambly pays individuals to test out new products, apps and games, as well as take surveys

    Expected pay: varies

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • Dreamstime

    Dreamstime allows freelancers to upload and sell stock photos, videos, music and art for a 25-60% royalty.

    Expected pay: between 30 cents and $3 per saleHusl$core: $$$

  • OneMeasure Perks

    OneMeasure Perks pays Android smart phone users to download their app and leave it open on the phone

    Expected pay: 16 cents per day

    Husl$core: $$$

  • Nickelytics

    Nickelytics is a mobile advertising company that enlists freelancers to place advertisements on their cars. Pay: $150-$250 per month.

  • Side Hustles for Drivers

    Love driving your car and wish you could make some money doing it? You’re in luck. There are dozens of side hustles for drivers.

  • Earn six-figures — mostly non-taxable — as a travel nurse

    Anthony Swain, 32, and his wife earn six-figure incomes, and pay tax on just a fraction of that. Such is the life of a travel nurse.

  • This actress has $7,000-$8,000 monthly side hustle

    Meet Vanessa Garcia: an actress who supplements her acting career with a successful $7,000-$8,000 monthly side hustle on Taskrabbit. Here’s how you can do the same.

  • New hustles for consultants, callers and cleaners

    SideHusl.com reviewed new hustles for consultants, callers and cleaners this week, finding good to average opportunity for freelancers.

  • Wynter

    Wynter enlists freelance experts to provide opinions about products and services they might buy

    Expected pay: $5 to $600 per 5-minute to one-hour gig

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • Pleio

    Pleio enlists freelancers for remote customer service positions in its GoodStart program, which involves calling patients to talk about their medications.

    Expected pay: $0 – $15 per hour (est. See Review)

    Husl$core: $$$

  • Hampr

    Hampr is an on-demand laundry service that enlists freelancers to wash other people’s clothes

    Expected pay: $7 – $26 per load

    Husl$core: $$$

  • Hustles that help you keep New Year’s Resolutions

    Have trouble sticking to New Year’s goals? SideHusl.com gathered a half dozen side hustles that can help you keep New Year’s resolutions.

  • Former teacher earned $200,000 with surrogacy as a side hustle

    Sunshine Hanson, 41, earned more than $200,000 with surrogacy as a side hustle. If you’re a healthy biological woman of child-bearing age, you potentially could too.

  • ConceiveAbilities

    ConceiveAbilities is an egg donor and surrogate agency, which connects prospective parents with women of child-bearing age, who are willing and able to carry a baby or donate an egg to help another person have a baby.

    Expected pay: $10,000 – $100,000 (see review)

    Husl$core: $$$$$

  • Pinnacle Surrogacy

    Pinnacle Surrogacy connects couples needing help carrying a baby with surrogates willing to do the job

    Expected pay: $50,000 – $60,000

    Husl$core: $$$$$

  • Make Money With AI: How One Freelancer Earns $10K/Month

    Want to earn six-figures with AI? At the one-year anniversary of ChatGPT’s launch, a number of freelancers are doing just that. Here’s how you can too.

  • Contractors’ $3 Million Payday – A Cautionary Tale

    More than 100,000 contractors who signed up for a lead generation service provided by HomeAdvisor are due to get refunds amounting to more than $3 million.

  • Holiday hustles for service providers

    Service providers are offering holiday hustles that range from pet-sitting to working at events & wrapping gifts. Here’s how you can make extra cash 

  • Holiday hustles for creatives: Rake in $$$ making decor and gifts

    Artistic and entrepreneurial? With holiday shopping already under way, this is the perfect time to consider holiday hustles for creatives.

  • Declutter for cash: Make $100s from your cast-offs

    Now is the perfect time to declutter for cash. You can earn hundreds of dollars getting rid of your old stuff. Here’s how.

  • Newly reviewed money-makers

    Lugg is the least attractive of three newly-reviewed money-makers. The other two — Bacon and Hyre — are more attractive workplaces.

  • Hyre

    Hyre enlists freelancers to work as servers, bartenders, cleaners and general laborers  in hospitality, health care and event security.

    Expected pay: You set it

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • Bacon

    Bacon connects warehouse, catering, cleaning and event workers with companies that need temporary help.

    Expected pay: $10 – $25 per hour

    Husl$core: $$$

  • Lugg

    Lugg is a moving app that enlists freelancers to deliver furniture from retail stores and help people move. But pay and terms are bad.

    Expected pay: nominal, after expenses

    Husl$core: $

  • Time to sell your gold

    Do you have gold coins, bars or jewelry gathering dust in a safe deposit box or drawer? It may be time to sell your gold. Here’s why.

  • ExpressGoldCash

    ExpressGoldCash is an online buyer of gold and jewelry, promising up to 98% of the spot price for bullion and up to 90% for jewelry.

    Expected pay: up to 98% of the spot metal price

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • Alloy

    Alloy is an online marketplace for selling gold, silver, platinum and palladium to be melted down for use in industry.

    Expected pay: 70-99% of the spot price

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • 5 Cash-back sites for holiday shopping
    The best cash-back sites can pay you 3% to 20% of your purchases — a big gift for those doing holiday spending. But you need to pre-register and buy through them.
  • Writing jobs are booming. Here’s where to find them
    Writing jobs are booming. Here are the best places to find these jobs based on the type of writing — copy to creative; resume to report.
  • Rare Patient Voice

    Rare Patient Voice seeks caregivers and patients to provide feedback on medical products, drugs, and other aspects of health care.

    Expected pay: $120 per hour

    Husl$core: $$$$$

  • UserInterviews

    UserInterviews connects companies looking for product research information with consumers willing to share their opinions for pay.

    Expected pay: Varied, but significantly above minimum wage

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • Respondent

    Respondent is a market research company that enlists individuals to answer highly specific questions for generous pay.

    Expected pay: generous, but varies widely

    Husl$core: $$$$$

  • Armchair consulting gigs

    You don’t need a degree from Harvard or an impressive resume to make good money with arm-chair consulting gigs. All you need is an opinion and the right personal or professional background.

  • Selling your body for science

    You can make good money selling your body for science in two ways: Volunteer for clinical trials or give plasma or platelets. Both pay generously.

  • Parexel

    Parexel is a biomedical research company that enlists individuals for paid clinical trials.

    Expected pay: varies widely, but substantial

    Husl$core: $$$

  • Fortrea Clinical Trials

    Fortrea Clinical Trials is a biomedical research firm that pays individuals to participate in clinical trials.

    Expected pay: varies, but substantial

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • Altasciences

    Altasciences is a medical research firm that enlists individuals to volunteer for paid clinical trials.

    Expected pay: varies by study

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • UserLinker

    UserLinker solves the geographic problem that many people have when they’re looking for paid clinical research studies.

    Expected pay: Varies dramatically

    Husl$core: $$$$$

  • Hustles for anyone

    In an era when everyone seems to be looking for a way to earn a little extra dough, it’s nice to know that there are hustles for anyone.

  • Make money with land

    Got land — perhaps a lot where you plan to build a retirement or vacation home? Or, maybe, just a big backyard? Here’s how to make money with it.

  • Hipcamp

    Hipcamp is a marketplace for travelers to find unique campsites and lodgings offered by independent property owners.

    Expected pay: You set it

    Husl$core: $$$$$

  • Quit work and travel: A how-to guide

    Want to quit work and travel for years at a time? It is possible. Just ask Marco Ilagan and Francina Cassaniti. This is how they do it.

  • Trymata

    Trymata enlists freelancers to do 20- and 30-minute user experience tests, but uses glitchy software and offers minuscule payments.

    Expected pay: $5 – $30 per test

    Husl$core:$

  • Website testing jobs

    Looking for a side hustle that pays well, but doesn’t require any special skills? Consider website testing jobs.

  • PingPong

    PingPong pays freelancers to provide user experience tests of websites, apps and prototypes for pay ranging from $30 + per hour.

    Expected pay: usually $30 per hour

    HuslScore: $$$$

  • TestingTime

    TestingTime enlists freelancers for website user testing, focus groups and other market research

    Expected pay: $5 to $90 per test

    Husl$core: $$

  • UserPeek

    UserPeek enlists freelancers to test websites for user experience and accessibility for $10 per 15- to 20-minute test.

    Expected Pay: $10 per 15- to 20-minute test

    Husl$core: $$$

  • Userfeel

    Userfeel enlists freelancers to provide user experience testing for websites and apps

    Expected pay: roughly $30 per hour

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • Userlytics

    Userlytics enlists freelancers to test websites, prototypes, games, advertisements and videos for user experience, paying between $5 and $90 per test.

    Expected pay: $5 to $90 per test

    Husl$core: $$$

  • How to spot the latest job scams

    It was no surprise that job scams soared three-fold during the Covid lock-downs. But when Covid receded, job scams ramped up even more.

  • Best side hustles for 2023

    The best side hustles for 2023 combine hot trends with well-paid work to provide side hustlers with ample opportunity to profit.

  • TeachMeTo

    TeachMeTo is a young coaching platform that specializes in pickleball, tennis, golf and surfing.

    Expected pay: $40 – $60 per hour

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • Poplin

    Poplin, previously known as SudShare, connects people who need wash and fold services with freelancers willing to pick up, clean, fold and deliver their laundry.

    Expected pay: $10 to $25 per hour

    Husl$core: $$$

  • Have experience? Go “pro”

    The continuing remake of Fiverr, a site that once encouraged freelancers to do odd jobs for just $5, has the site urging experienced freelancers to go “pro” for more $$$.

  • Legit side hustles you can do from home
    Looking for legit side hustles you can do from home? Here are 10, with specific sites where you can sign up.
  • Side hustles for know-it-alls
    You don’t like to brag, but you know things. And, while there are many ways you could spend a day, doing something that allows you to share that knowledge is fun. Why not check out side hustles for know-it-alls?
  • Game-playing apps that promise cash

    SideHusl.com looked into 7 game-playing apps that promise cash to see if you can really earn cash for playing games.

  • Solitaire Cash

    Solitaire Cash promises pay for playing classic solitaire. But it’s really a gambling app and the odds are never in your favor.

    Expected pay:none

    Husl$core: $

  • Bubble Cash

    Bubble Cash promises cash for playing. But cleverly avoids paying out by keeping its cash-out threshold high and earnings low — or zero.

    Expected pay: none

    Husl$core: $

  • Bingo Cash

    Bingo Cash promises cash for playing online bingo games, but few users get past the bombardment of advertisements to the actual game.

    Expected pay: none

    Husl$core: $

  • CashGiraffe
    CashGiraffe review CashGiraffe is one of dozens of smart phone apps that pay you to play games on your device. If it sounds too good to be true, realize that they don’t pay you enough to make this a dream job — and they’ll keep you on your toes trying to get paid at all. How it works Like most get-paid-to-play apps, the site’s goal is to help introduce new users to new games. Thus, you get paid more when you download a new game and are new to playing it. If you get hooked on a game and want… Read more: CashGiraffe
  • Money Well

    Money Well is a smart phone app that promises to pay you for playing games, but not much and, maybe, not in cash or anything you can use.

    Expected pay: minimal

    Husl$core: $

  • Mistplay

    Mistplay is a gaming app that promises to pay users to download and play games on Android-operated smart phones.

    Expected pay: nominal

    Husl$core: $$

  • Rewarded Play

    Rewarded Play is an Android app that allows you to earn retail gift cards for playing games like Solitaire and Bingo on your smart phone.

    Expected pay: $1 – $2 per hour

    Husl$core: $$$

  • Compare your gig to the latest trends in gig work

    A new survey showing the latest trends in gig work found that once-dominant ride share jobs rank a distant fifth among the most prevalent gig jobs today.

  • Tips for freelance success

    Matt Starky earned more than $2 million in 6 years on highly-competitive freelance platforms. These are his tips for freelance success.

  • New hustles for drivers, manicurists and more
    Editors at SideHusl.com reviewed four new side hustle platforms this week, uncovering new hustles for drivers, manicurists and more.
  • DittoTranscripts

    DittoTranscripts enlists freelance transcriptionists to type up tapes of 911-calls, court hearings, medical research and financial calls.

    Expected pay: $20 to $30 per hour

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • Cherry

    Cherry connects clients with independent nail technicians, in order to perform mobile manicure services in a handful of Texas cities.

    Expected pay: $30 + per hour

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • Spark

    Spark enlists freelance drivers to shop for and deliver groceries for Walmart and Sam’s Club customers

    Expected pay: $9 – $20 per hour

    Husl$core: $$

  • Vacation rental sites to make — and save — money

    These vacation rental sites provide good service for owners and charge reasonable fees to renters, making them a good deal for everyone.

  • Opinion Inn

    Opinion Inn is a survey site that pays between 10 cents and $100 for survey responses, depending on the requirements of the research.

    Expected pay: 10 cents to $5 per survey

    Husl$core: $$$

  • Love true crime dramas? Be a mock juror

    Love a good legal drama? Consider signing up to be a mock juror. Mock jurors are like real jurors, only there’s less waiting and more pay.

  • First Court

    First Court is a legal consulting firm that enlists freelancers to participate in mock trials and legal focus groups.

    Expected pay: $20 – $40 per hour

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • Best job boards

    There are hundreds of different job boards, but the best job boards for your search are likely to depend on what you want to do and where and how you want to do it.

  • Summer gigs
    Summer vacation season kicks off red-hot demand for a host of summer gigs. Jobs in hospitality, tourism, beauty, animal and child care lead the list of high-demand summer side hustles.
  • Three new side hustles
    Among the three new side hustles SideHusl.com reviewed this week is a potentially great summer job for teens.
  • Oppizi

    Oppizi is a marketing application that pays freelancers to hand out fliers to advertise a variety of services.

    Expected pay: $23 an hour, plus parking and possible commissions

    Husl$core: $$$$

  • iWriter

    iWriter is a content mill that has high standards and low pay, enlisting freelancers to write for less than a penny a word.

    Expected pay: less than 1 cent per word

    Husl$core: $

  • StaffMeUp

    StaffMeUp is a job board for the film and television industry that allows both employers and job seekers to post and search for free

    Expected pay: At least minimum wage

    Husl$core: $$$$$

  • Writers: How to compete with ChatGPT
    Writers worry about how to compete with ChatGPT because this tool can write a coherent 250 word blog post in a matter of minutes — for free.