Summer Of The Side Hustle — 5 Ways To Make Extra Cash Fast

If one thing is true about me, it’s that I love a good side hustle. I don’t mind my day job but I’m always looking for ways to bring in extra income doing things I enjoy. My current side hustles include freelance writing (hi there), Etsy shop owner, lifestyle blogger, thrift store flipper and occasional moving service (I have a big truck).

There are a lot of expenses that go into getting your first apartment, so it’s the perfect time to bring in a little extra income. Here are 5 side hustle ideas to try this summer:


Many parents hire tutors for their children over the summer. If you are a whiz at a certain subject and good with kids, this may be a great side hustle for you!

Pet Sitting And Other Odd Jobs

Lot’s of people go on vacation over the summer and are looking for reliable pet sitters to take care of their fur babies while they’re away. Other odd jobs could include lawn maintenance, house cleaning, grocery shopping or errand running. 

Furniture Flipping

While you’re looking for furniture for your own apartment you might find some awesome pieces to flip along the way. Any old piece of furniture can be made new again with some sanding, primer, paint or stain and then resold for profit. 

Open An Online Shop

The amazing thing about online shops, is that they can be whatever you want them to be. Etsy is a great outlet for selling handmade items, printables, custom graphic design products, etc. Drop shipping (you sell at retail, wholesaler or factory ships, you pay the wholesale price and keep the profit) is also a new way to sell items in an online shop and it’s low risk since you don’t actually have to stock product. 

Career Specific Gigs

Use what you learned in school to create your own jobs. Are you a certified personal trainer or a yoga teacher? Consider running a summer bootcamp or sunrise yoga at the park. An English or journalism grad? Try searching for freelance writing jobs online. There are SO many different things you can do with the skills you already have. 

Comment below and tell us your best side hustle ideas!

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Dedreanna is a Canadian lifestyle blogger at She moved to her first apartment in a new city 6 years ago and has moved twice since. During her time in her first apartment, she wrote for www.myfirstapartment,com, and is now coming back with more experience than ever. She loves DIYs, home decor, trips to the beach, and having adventures with her husband and son.

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