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16 Niche Side Hustle Ideas For 2021

Make an extra $1,000+ a month with these side hustle ideas.

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16 Niche Side Hustles:
  • Fix Cars Through yourMechanic
  • Answer Questions Online At JustAnswer
  • Grocery Shop On Shipt And Instacart
  • Deliver Packages For Amazon Flex
  • Transcribe Video And Audio On Rev
  • Walk Dogs/Dog Sit With Wag! And Rover
  • Rent A Spare Room Out On Airbnb
  • Be A Delivery Currier For Roadie
  • Sell Clothes You Don’t Wear On Poshmark And Grailed
  • Do Handy Work Through TaskRabbit
  • Become A Virtual Babysitter On Sittercity
  • Rent Your Car Out On Turo
  • Complete Small Online Tasks With Amazon MTurk
  • Flip Things Online Using eBay And Mercari
  • Be A Online Juror At Online Verdict
  • Drive For Uber or Lyft

Take advantage of earning money in this new gig economy through these innovative side hustle ideas.

Each company shared below has been research, reviewed and BBB verified.

#1. Fix Cars Through yourMechanic

Do you know how to fix vehicles? Did you know you could make money freelancing – making house calls on the side – on your own schedule?

Pays: $40-$60 hour depending on the job.

#2. Answer Questions Online At JustAnswer

If you hold a degree, are well educated and/or knowledgeable in niche fields such as law, medicine, finance, teaching, etc – make money by helping answer questions people have about 75+ topics and professions.

Pays: $2-$5 per answer, though this depends on the field of expertise the question is asked in.

#3. Grocery Shop On Shipt And Instacart

Do you enjoy food shopping? Well, get paid to do it for others by either shopping for the list at the supermarket or delivering it to their home.

Pays: $10-$17/hour (Instacart) and $16–$22/hour (Shipt).

#4. Deliver Packages For Amazon Flex

If you have a car, try delivering Amazon packages through Amazon’s Flex program.

Pays: $18-$25 per hour during your blocks, according to Amazon Flex’s website.

#5. Transcribe Video And Audio On Rev

All you need is good wifi, a computer, and fast typing skills. Get paid to add subtitles to video and audio from home. The quicker you can type – the more money you can make.

Pays: $1,500/month for top earners but $250/month is the average, **and if you can understand and write in other languages, you can earn twice as much or more.

#6. Walk Dogs/Dog Sit With Wag! And Rover

If you’re a dog lover, then something like this may be the ideal part-time job for you to do on the side.

Pays: Estimated $20/half hour per dog walk (Rover & Wag!) and dog boarding is $35/night (Rover), and $26/night (Wag!).

#7. Rent A Spare Room Out On Airbnb

One of the more talked about side hustle ideas is renting out your home or just the extra spare room.

Pays: $924/month on average, but those numbers vary depending on multiple factors.

#8. Be A Delivery Currier For Roadie

Ever thought of doing Uber but didn’t like the idea of strangers getting in your car? Well, try delivering instead – like someone’s luggage from the airport or an order from Home Depot.

Pays: Roadie drivers can earn anywhere from $8-$650 per job, depending on the size of the package and delivery distance.

#9. Sell Clothes You Don’t Wear On Poshmark And Grailed

Do you have clothes or fashionable items that are just lying around? Try selling them on Poshmark or Grailed for some extra income.

#10. Do Handy Work Through TaskRabbit

Do you have a knack for or enjoy fixing things around the house? Get paid to help others clean, move or do things that need to be done.

Pays: Depends on the type of service and size of the job being done, task earners report on Glassdoor making anywhere from $10-$43/hour.

#11. Become A Virtual Babysitter On Sittercity

In this newfound world of working remotely from home – virtual sitting is starting to find its place. Virtual sitting is not to be mistaken or replaced with in-person sitting but can co-exist. If you’ve ever babysat before and enjoy watching children, this may be something to look into.

Pays: According to Sittercity data, $16.50/hour is the national average for a virtual sitter.

#12. Rent Your Car Out On Turo

Ever wondered if they had an Airbnb version for your car? Rent out your car a few days per month and let the car pay for itself.

Pays: Hosts make on average $706/month – but will vary depending on factors such as the type of vehicle, what you price it at, the type of coverage plan you choose and car availability.

Related: What You Need to Know Before Renting Your Car Out

#13. Complete Small Online Tasks With Amazon MTurk

Work remotely completing tasks for Amazon such as taking surveys, writing content for websites, transcribing audio recordings and more. Create an account and wait for approval – a very quick turnaround acceptance rate and you do not need to provide any resume or qualification minimums. Great for making an extra few hundred dollars per month on the side.

Pays: From reports, $6-$10/hour is the average earnings depending on the type of tasks you choose to do and how quickly you complete them.

#14. Flip Things Online Using eBay And Mercari

Make money by using the power of marketplaces to find things cheap in-store and sell them online for a profit.

Tip: Scan items in the store and see what they sell for online by using the eBay barcode scanner app. If there is a noticeable price difference, buy it and flip it online.

#15. Be A Online Juror At Online Verdict

Provide feedback to Attorney’s, by reviewing and participating in mock legal cases from home.

Pays: $20-$60 per case questionnaire.

#16. Drive For Uber or Lyft

Obviously one of the most popular side hustle ideas is driving people around in your car or even if you don’t own a car.

Pays: Depending on where you live and the time of day you go out, you could make anywhere from $12-$21/hour.

  1. Check out Sittercity’s data chart for hourly averages depending where you live.
  2. Check out the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) scam tracker to check if a business is legit.