My Top 5 Side Hustles 2019: Earn an Extra $1,000 Per Month

We live in a 24/7 on-demand economy. At any moment if somebody wants something or wants to be somewhere all it takes is a click of a mouse or a tap on a phone. As someone trying to achieve their finical independence, you can leverage this on-demand economy to help you get there. Below I list my top five side hustles that can earn you a least $1,000 per month. 

Rideshare

  • Uber
  • Lyft

Ridesharing has dominated the web as one of the most popular side hustles, since 2012. There are several reports of drivers earning $1,000 a week. Which caused some people to quit their 9 to 5 jobs to be Uber & Lyft driver full time. You can pick anytime you want to drive if you live a busy metropolitan area. Both companies have been rolling out a series of benefits for drivers including health care, reward programs, car rentals and much more.

Food Delivery 

  • Grubhub
  • Uber Eats
  • Door Dash
  • Postmates

Food Delivery has been considered the golden standard for side hustling. But it’s has been growing more popular over the past 3 years. Since Uber and GrubHub have been partnering with restaurants across the nation, to use their applications. Currently, I do most of my side-hustling with GrubHub, and make well over $1,000 per month.  

Package Delivery

  • Amazon Flex
  • Amazon Contracting

In 2015 Amazon launched in Amazon Flex program, due to the high demand in metropolitan areas. Anybody working with a 4-door sedan, pickup truck, or van can do it. Drivers receive packages at their local distribution center than deliver the packages they have.  Amazon estimates that drivers make $18-$25 per hours. It’s so popular in my area that I still have been able to get into the program. 

Grocery Shopping & Delivery 

  • Instacart
  • Shipit

For those who prefer less driving Instacart and Shipit is for you.  You get paid to shop for groceries and deliver them. I earned less when I tried this side hustle compared to delivering food. But I found it to be an interesting experience, kinda like a scavenger hunt but in a grocery store. I did save money on gas but my hourly pay rate was lower so I decided not to continue this side hustle. Every now in then, I’ll pick up and order to change things up in my schedule adds a little excitement to my life.

Medical Delivery 

There are several delivery companies in states that get contracted (24/7) by hospitals, urgent care centers, and private doctors to transfer medical specimens and supplies. Go on Indeed and search “Medical Couriers” or “Medical Delivery”, you should be able to find companies that are hiring. I drove for a company called “Stat Experts” for three months on the weekend. The work was pretty easy but the shift was long. You can read more about here, My Medical Delivery Side Hustle Experience (Cominng Soon). 
What your favorite side hustle? Leavea a comment below.

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