Finding the perfect hustle: How to make some extra cash on the side

As inflation increases the cost of everything, more people are taking on a second job or adding a side gig. If you are looking for ideas, we looked into some popular side hustles people are trying to see just how lucrative they can be.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Between the great resignation, rising inflation rates, and economic uncertainty, many workers are taking on a second job to close income gaps, boost savings, and find greater financial security.

More than 40% of Americans are starting side hustle jobs to try and lessen the sting of inflation — and if you’re ready to take the plunge — Ivanhoe has some of the best-kept secrets to get you started.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a full-time job pays just a little over one thousand dollars a week, but side hustlers claim they can earn that and more.

So, where’s the best place to start?

Just about every company has an app these days. And they need to test their apps or websites before they hit the market. You can make $10 to over $125 for less than an hour of your time, and there’s no limit on how many you can test.

Sites like “UserTesting” can get you on your way. The site offers users the chance to ask questions and get an answer from the right expert — namely you! An expert can expect to get paid anywhere from $18 to $50 per answer, depending on their field.

If you love to travel or know a popular location like the back of your hand, writing a personalized itinerary for one of these places on sites like wild bum can fetch you some fast cash. “Guide Architects,” as they’re called on the site, charge anywhere from $25 to $150 for a guide. And architects keep 75 percent of every sale. And if you like being social, managing a company’s social media pages can fetch you anywhere from $16 to $25 an hour.

Americans who have a side hustle job make on average, just under thirteen thousand dollars a year from a side gig.

Not to mention you can learn new skills, test-drive a career change, or pursue a passion.

Experts warn not to allow your side hustle to impact your real job. Some companies don’t allow side hustles, so be sure to check your company policy. And be aware that a side gig can also lead to exhaustion and burnout at your 9 to 5 job.