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Looking For A Side Gig? Here’s How to Get Started!

looking-for-a-side-hustleIf you want to make extra cash with a side job or gig but don’t think you have the right skills, think again. While Gigsters run the gamut from recent grads to retirees who want to supplement their income with flexible side jobs, the gig economy can work for anybody who wants (or needs!) to earn extra cash quickly and without long commitments.

The beauty of a flexible gig is that you work on your terms. Unlike a part-time job where a manager sets your schedule, you control how many hours you want to work based on your availability and financial goal. Maybe you want to reduce your credit card debt or pay off loans? Perhaps you’re saving up for a big event like a wedding or vacation?  Maybe you simply want to save for the future or add to your nest egg? Regardless of the reason why, you can easily make extra cash (and learn some new skills along the way) by taking part in the gig economy.

How do you get started? Simply Apply! Applying for side jobs that take advantage of your current skills and education seems natural. For example, if you’re an accountant, you could find side hustles to prepare taxes or do monthly bookkeeping for small businesses. But perhaps you want to do something entirely different than what you do every day. If you sit at a desk all day, you may want to try something physical to get your heart pumping like tearing out a glamping site or light construction work. Or on the flip side, maybe you work on your feet all day and sitting at a desk answering a phone is exactly the side gig for you. Maybe you just want to mix it up and try something new - that’s great too!

The sheer variety and availability of side jobs make it possible to find side gigs to earn extra money without years of experience. Don’t let lack of experience hold you back. If you know how to shovel snow, run errands, drive a car, or walk a dog, you have what it takes to become a Gigster and start making extra cash. Here are ten of our favorite side gigs that almost anybody can do, with experience or without:

  1. Bartending or waiting tables in a restaurant
  2. Working or setting up an event
  3. Shoveling snow
  4. Customer service
  5. Heavy lifting and moving furniture
  6. Housekeeping
  7. Stocking
  8. Data entry
  9. Night auditing
  10. Construction work

Whether you’re supplementing your current 9 to 5 job, building a career by cobbling together a variety of side jobs, or you need extra cash fast, the word “Gigster” should become part of your vocabulary for 2019. There are plenty of side jobs that don’t require a long list of specialized skills and years of experience.

If you want to make extra cash, picking up a shift through GigWorx is as simple as downloading the app and having available shifts sent right to your phone. As far as experience goes, you’ll learn the skills of the job along the way. The more side hustles you add to your list, the more skills you’ll learn. The more skills you learn, the more opportunities you’ll have. The more opportunities you have, the more money you’ll make. It’s that simple!
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