Side Hustles for Extra Cash

Some extra cash sounds nice, doesn’t it? Even if you are still working your full-time job, with increased costs of everything in the last few years, saving for retirement can feel like an impossible task.

It’s time to explore some side hustles! There are plenty of things you can do as a Third Ager to bring in some extra cash and supplement your income.

Let’s take a look at a few options.

Become a Consultant

You have decades of experience in your career. Why not leverage that and use your expertise to help others?

When you work as a consultant, you can leverage your knowledge and experience to build a side hustle that’s flexible and rewarding.

The great thing about consultants is that they’re always in high demand, especially when they solve an issue a company is struggling with.

Start your consulting business to earn extra income and it can even turn it into a second career you love.

House and Pet Sit

This is my favorite one. Want to change your scenery, spend some time with animals, and make some cash? Become a house sitter!

A few years ago, I was doing some sewing for a friend who loved to travel. When she needed someone to watch her house, I volunteered and a booming side hustle was born.

I’ve only worked on referrals, expanding my network of people I help by doing a great job. One of the advantages to being a house sitter as a Third Ager? I know how a house runs, so I’m the perfect responsible person. House sitting is perfect because not only does it allow me to meet new people, but it also lets me travel in my area, play with cute pets, and get my important solitary time.

If you don’t have a network of friends and want to start with pet sitting, you can use the Rover app to find gigs. It will allow you to match with home and pet owners looking for someone just like you.

Rent Out Extra Space

Do you have extra rooms in your home or maybe even a separate apartment space attached to your house?

Rent it out! I know lots of people who use Airbnb to rent out rooms in their homes or even rent their entire home while they travel (so you can earn money for that vacation).

You can rent your room or home safely. Just create a listing with photos, descriptions, and amenities to attract your first guests. Everything is covered by Airbnb’s Host Guarantee, which helps to protect your property. 

If you rent out a room in your home, you’re going to get to meet incredible people from all over and earn some cash for doing it!

Earn Extra Money

There are a lot of side hustles that can be very friendly and attractive to any Third Ager. 

If the three we mentioned above don’t resonate with you, check out a list of side hustles from Finance Buzz. They give you several more ideas that allow you to start generating ideas for your own side hustle.

If you’re ready to earn some extra income, it might be time to think outside of the box!