Got muscles? Some of the best-paying spring and summer side hustles are for the strong and fit. These jobs involve helping people move, coaching, personal training, and construction.
Here are more than a dozen sites that offer side hustles for the strong and fit.
Spring and summer are high season for moving, which has moving platforms seeking able-bodied adults who can lift 50 to 100 pounds. You earn more money if you have a truck, but don’t need one to participate.
Have muscle, no truck
GoShare, Dolly, LaborJack and TaskRabbit all offer jobs for movers, with or without a truck, for instance. Assuming you don’t have a truck, sign up as a “helper/courier” at GoShare and you’ll earn between $33 and $47 per hour.
With TaskRabbit, you set your own rates and terms. You can advertise your packing and organizing services or hire yourself out as muscle.
Have truck, will use it
If you have a truck, the options are even better. GoShare pays up to $66 per hour for movers willing to drive their own vehicles.
It wasn’t just you. Recent studies suggest that most Americans gained weight during the pandemic. With summer coming, people who want to shed those pounds are returning to gyms and seeking help from online trainers.
If you’re a personal trainer looking for new clients, you can sign up in Fiverr’s “lifestyle and fitness” category. The site encourages you to create service “packages” that may include personal training sessions; taped lessons or written advice. Trainers already on the site advertise fitness services from $15 to more than $100 per package. You create and price your own service, paying a 20% fee to the site to market and collect for you.
Kids sports are also reviving and that boosts the need for coaching. CoachUp connects athletes with trainers and coaches of virtually any type of sport from baseball to tennis. The site requires you to be over age 18 and have some coaching experience to list services on the site. Coaches typically earn from $40 to $75 an hour.
Another option for fit sports fans to consider: Sign up as a referee. Referees can earn $50 to $100 a game and many officiate multiple games on weekends.
Perhaps being stuck at home caused homeowners to find fault with their surroundings. Or, maybe, the work-at-home trend necessitated extra space for home offices. Whatever the reason, building and construction are going gangbusters, sparking demand for all types of construction work.
There are many sites where you can find construction oriented jobs — from simple things like assembling IKEA furniture to complex trades like plumbing, electrical and framing. Some of the better options:
ToolBelt connects contractors and tradesmen with clientss and other contractors who need help. The site has both a free plan and a pro plan. The free plan plan provides as many as two leads a week. Those who want more can pay $99 a month for the pro plan.
TaskRabbit has an extensive listing of construction-oriented services you can offer on the site, from hanging television sets to plumbing. You set your rates and detail what’s included in your price.
JiffyOnDemand finds clients for contractors provide a wide array of services, from yard work to plumbing, at rates of pay that range from about $40 to $85 per hour. The rates are set by the site, which takes a commission on each sale. However, Jiffy is only available in a few cities, such as Boston and Chicago.
Finally, Nextdoor is officially a neighborhood social media site that’s used for everything from trying to find your lost dog to reporting local crimes. However, it has become a great place for local contractors to post their availability for work and receive referrals from satisfied customers. There’s no downside to introducing yourself here and letting your neighbors know that you’re the local framer/cabinet maker/plumber/electrician….or, say, muscle guy willing to help other people move.