1. Quick Summary
  2. Pet Sitting or Dog Walking
  3. Delivering Food
  4. Online Tutoring
  5. Transcribing
  6. Rent the Yard as a Dog Park
  7. Proofreading Services
  8. Pinterest Marketing
  9. Shopping and Delivering Groceries
  10. Freelancing
  11. Affiliate Marketing
  12. Renting Your Home’s Extra Space
  13. Creating Content for a YouTube Channel
  14. Teaching Music Lessons Online
  15. Hosting Online Events
  16. Printing on Demand
  17. Conclusion

Making extra money is on most people’s minds. Here's a list of 15 side hustles that will put an extra $2,000 in your pocket. Some of these range from odd jobs to making money online - there's a variety of ways to boost your bank account nad make an extra $2,000.

1. Pet Sitting or Dog Walking

pet sitter

If you’re an animal lover, this one is right up your alley. People love their pets and will pay to have them taken care of when they’re out of town. You can attract business through posts on social media or through friends and family. There are also apps you can use, like Rover and Wag. Pet sitting or walking can earn a few hundred dollars a month.

2. Delivering Food

food delivery

If you have a reliable car, you can work for Uber Eats or DoorDash delivering food. Whether you go with Uber Eats or become a dasher, you'll earn money. A couple of the pros with food delivery is the ability to make your own schedule and to be your own boss. Tips can be quite lucrative, and you're working on your schedule. - especially if you provide excellent customer service.

3. Online Tutoring


Online tutoring can be a nice side hustle and a way to make money online if you enjoy teaching. It can be done alongside a full-time job, offering flexibility to fit around your primary employment. And you won’t necessarily be tutoring kids; adults taking classes may need help. Sometimes people taking online courses are a greaty source to generate extra money. Subjects you could teach include math, grammar etc. There's several online tutoring platforms such as Pear Deck Tutor and Varsity Tutors.

4. Transcribing


Freelance writing includes transcribing audio files, phone calls, legal proceedings, etc. into written form. You’ll have to have strong listening skills and be a fast typist. But you can do this gig on your own time. Some websites offering paid transcription jobs to freelancers are TranscribeMe and GoTranscritp.

5. Rent the Yard as a Dog Park

dog park

If you have a fenced-in yard that you’re not using, consider renting it out as a dog park. There’s an Airbnb for backyard dog parks. Sniffspot lets you rent your backyard by the hour. You don’t need to be home for guests to use your dog park when you go through Sniffspot. This is a great example of a passive income stream.

6. Proofreading Services


Proofreaders are in demand. Proofreading might be for you if you have excellent observation skills, attention to detail, and good grammar. Proofreading as a side hustle can be done on your time anywhere. Some two sites that offer proofreading part-time or freelance jobs are ProofReadingServices and Scribendi .

7. Pinterest Marketing


Many websites or blog owners want to use Pinterest to grow their social media presence. But, uploading pins can be time-consuming. So many people like to outsource that job. You could help market these sites through Pinterest by uploading their pins. It’s a flexible job that you can do on your own time and if you price it right, you can make a lot of money online. Additional Tip: A similar role to Pinterest Marketing is a social media manager. A social media manager would focus on a brand's website, blog or youtube channel and ensure their social media accounts are up-to-date and posting relevant, trending information.

8. Shopping and Delivering Groceries

grocery delivery

Similar to delivering people’s dinners, you could deliver their groceries. All you need is a reliable vehicle. Delivery apps like Instacart on iOS or Instacart on Android will give you plenty of customers. Another option is Shipt. You can work as little or as much as you want and make more money.

9. Freelancing


You can freelance and earn money in graphic design, as a virtual assistant, or doing web development. Promote yourself on social media and tell your friends and family about your services. Two platforms you can use to drum up business are Fiverr and Upwork. If you use these platforms, ensure you have a great profile.

10. Affiliate Marketing

affiliate marketing

Many companies, like Amazon, have affiliate marketing programs. These programs allow you to earn a commission when someone buys from them. The company gives you a link, and when you promote a product, you make the link available for the customer to click. The customer is then sent to the company’s product page, where they can purchase the product. When they buy, you get paid a commission.

Promote yourself and various products on social media, your blog, or your own website for sales. This is a huge source of passive income for some influencers, as well as average affiliate marketers.

11. Renting Your Home’s Extra Space


You don’t have to just rent a room to an Airbnb, you could rent your garage or even your driveway. Offer space for someone to store their boat or camper. Let someone store boxes in your garage or other structure. Use Neighbor to find potential renters.

12. Creating Content for a YouTube Channel


Have a hobby you’d like to share? Or maybe you’re good with cars and want to teach people how to fix them. Some people are funny and like to entertain others. Regardless of what you do, YouTube is a great way to make money online.

YouTube places commercials in your videos and you get paid on the ad revenue, which is a great passive income revenue stream. Once you’ve reached a certain level, you’ll be eligible to receive a percentage of the revenue those commercials earn. You’ll need 1,000 subscribers and four thousand watch hours annually to be eligible.

13. Teaching Music Lessons Online


You have a talent for piano or guitar and want to share it. But there may not be opportunities to teach in your area. Whether there is or isn’t, you can teach music online. Reach students through social media or YouTube. You could also teach on websites like LectureOwl and Lessonface. The best part of it is you determine the rate. Teaching music lessons online can earn you a few thousand dollars a month.

14. Hosting Online Events

online events

Online events are the rage, and they offer a great opportunity to reach and engage your target audience. Teaching, trade shows and webinars have become the norm. Somebody has to organize all these events. Companies are looking for organizers who can set up and host events. You’ll need to be good at organizing and a bit techy. Selling the tickets, sending email invitations and preparing the speakers are also required. But you can charge what you want and work as many times per month as you want.

15. Printing on Demand


Whether it be t-shirts, mugs or tote bags, you can put your design on it and sell it online. But you don’t have to worry about printing it or shipping it. A print on demand prints the product and then sends it to the customer. You don’t even have to store it as inventory. When a customer orders it off your website, the print on demand takes care of the rest, creating passive income streams. A couple print on demand companies available are Printify and JetPrint.


With the side hustles we've given you, making $2,000 extra month is doable. From renting out your yard as a dog park to using your artistic talents to print on demand, you can enjoy earning extra cash.

Bob Haegele

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Bob Haegele, your personal finance guru, draws on years of experience to simplify complex financial concepts and offer actionable advice.

Dedicated to helping you achieve financial success, Bob is here to guide you through every step of your journey to financial freedom with expertise in areas such as investing, student loans, and credit cards. His work has appeared on Business Insider,, and other nationally recognized outlets.

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