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12 Side Jobs That Will Help You Meet Your Financial Goals

There are many side jobs within the gig economy that have low barriers to entry, few worker qualifications, and flexible schedules.

If you want to speed up the saving process, it might not be a bad idea to pick up a side job that you can do after work hours or on the weekend.

In this article, we’re going to look at a handful of side jobs within the gig economy that enable you to earn extra money in your free time.

These jobs are the perfect fit for side hustlers who have a full-time job but want to get out there and make some extra cash.

We also have an overview of side jobs from home if that seems more up your alley.

Let’s take a look at all of your money making opportunities.

Delivery: Food and Package Delivery Side Jobs

Man delivering food on bike for his side jobs

Delivery gigs are a booming business with new opportunities popping up every single day.

In this category, you have a range of options — restaurant delivery, grocery delivery, and package delivery.

Delivery jobs are great for people who are more introverted since you have little interaction with customers throughout your shifts.

Yes, you’ll be dropping delivery items off at customers’ doors, but unlike ridesharing gigs, your conversations will be kept to a minimum.


Perfect for: Food runners looking to stay busy and receive steady delivery orders.

Minimum age: 19

Apply at: https://driver.grubhub.com/

Grubhub is a pioneer in the delivery business.

One of the first companies to burst onto the scene, Grubhub remains one of the main players in the on-demand restaurant delivery business.

So what’s required of you?

You’ll be tasked with picking up customer orders from local restaurants and then delivering them to their location.

Grubhub spans across the entire United States, so there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find employment near you.

This could be a great first step into a gig economy side job.

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Perfect for: Delivery drivers who want to work for a booming platform with excellent driver support and plenty of orders.

Minimum age: 18

Apply at: https://www.doordash.com/dasher/signup

DoorDash is relatively new compared to Grubhub, but it’s quickly becoming the go-to option for hungry customers.

Similar to Grubhub, DoorDash is also an on-demand restaurant delivery business that delivers take-out orders from local restaurants to customers.

DoorDash has been garnering quite the reputation as of lately.

If you think restaurant delivery is the route you’d like to take, DoorDash is an excellent company to pair up with.

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A screenshot of the instacart homepage

Perfect for: Active workers who don’t mind running around the grocery store and delivering several bags of groceries.

Minimum age: 18 for Full-Service Shoppers, 17 for In-Store Shoppers

Apply at: https://shoppers.instacart.com/

Instead of running around to different restaurants all day, you could focus on a handful of grocery stores and deliver groceries to Instacart customers.

Instacart is a touch different.

With this side hustle, you’ll be required to fill customers’ grocery lists by shopping at grocery stores and then delivering them to their door.

Since you’ll be doing customers’ grocery shopping, this will require some heavy lifting and sometimes bring groceries up a few flights of stairs.

But don’t let this scare you away, Instacart is a great way to earn extra income in your free time.

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