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Are you the type of person that always needs to have a project? Yeah, I am too.
I've dabbled in different side hustles for about a decade, but have always favored the blogging and content creation space. Perhaps, you've had a similar experience.
What I can tell you is the sense of freedom and control that a side hustle gives you. This particular blog you're reading brings in about $2,000 per month for my family. It paid for Christmas presents last year, helped us pay off debt, and allowed us to pad our savings.
Frankly, it's been nothing short of a Godsend.
Beyond that, it's given me a glimmer of hope in terms of leaving my day job one day. Now, that would be incredible.
I have a feeling you understand what I mean or you wouldn't be here. That's why I'd like to share some of the more interesting (and reasonable) side hustles here with you that could bring in $1,000 or more per month.
Let me ask you this: what would that do for you and your family? Consider that question as you read on.
Controversial Dad highlights a few of the better sites out there for those of you looking for short-term jobs, or gigs. The jobs range from assembling furniture for people to handing out fliers for an event.
I'm not sure about you, but there's definitely a chance you make this a regular thing to pay off bills or save the money for a vacation. There has to be something you can do in your spare time if you really wanted the money.
"Be encouraged that there are so many parents out there that manage to be great moms and dads, work full-time jobs, and keep a side hustle successfully. If they can do it, so can you."
- Dani Steward, ConvertKit
Quick little jobs or gigs are great, but maybe you're someone who can offer more expertise. Have you considered checking out Fiverr, which CD points out is a marketplace for freelancers. Another great option for this type of side hustle is Upwork.
Are you a web designer, writer, or video editor? You should have no trouble finding a paying customer.
One site that really intrigued me is Clarity. It's a place for those of us with SEO, entrepreneurship, and social media experience to share that experience with others. The price -- $50 per 1/2 hour. Yeah, no kidding.
You can apply to become an expert with Clarity. I'm signing up!
I use this blog as a platform for my brand, Run The Money. I've leveraged this into making money, creating amazing relationships, helping thousands of loyal readers, and being a contributor to Forbes and GOBankingRates.
And, yes, you can do the same thing.
Maybe it's with a blog. Then again, maybe it's with a book. As A King's Castle points out, you can write a Kindle book or a few of them. I know a minister who has written a few books and is using the income to replace the salary his church pays him. Not a bad goal!
Then again, maybe you're more a physically fit person. So, why not offer your services a personal trainer or fitness/health coach? After all, there are few of us dads out there who could lose the "dad bod!"