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Profitable Side Hustles in the United Stated

Are you in the United States and looking for ways to make some extra cash? You’ll be glad to learn that the internet has your back on this front. And what’s more, you’ve come to the right place!

With the modern world’s tough economic times, it’s totally understandable if you feel like you’re in a bit of a budget bind and are seeking ways to break the crippling monotony. You’ve also probably had enough of the tedious, repetitive workplace routine, or you want to diversify that monthly paycheck.

The reasons you’d be interested in earning extra money are endless. With the proper guidance and a dose of healthy motivation, there’s no denying that the decision to generate an income online could be life-changing. Let’s get down to business.

Making Money Online Is Easy

Remember how we said that the internet has got your back where extra income is concerned? The truth is that armed with a stable connection, you could be on your way to gaining financial independence.

The beauty of online gigs is that you can either have one well-paying job or simultaneously hold several sources of income. The following are some of the ways to, earn money on the side in the United States.

Start a Podcast

While podcasts have become popular in the last decade, they are still a wildly untapped market with a lot of earning potential. All it takes to start a successful podcast, such as one on blogging or dissecting creative video content, is consistency and an attractive focal point.

As you develop your voice and your following grows, you’ll earn the trust of your listeners. In time, the growing audience will provide a platform of influence, doubling as an advertising space. You can then partner with multiple businesses and make money by promoting their goods and services on your channel.

To get started, you need a recording device (a computer microphone works if you want to avoid investing in a microphone) and a hosting space. Luckily, getting started doesn’t require a substantial upfront overhead because you can build up your equipment as your following and earnings increase.

Work as a Lyft or Uber Driver

Do you have a personal car and are thinking of ways you can utilize it to make some extra cash? Do you work a few hours daily and have some spare time? Then you should, by all means, consider driving for Uber, Lyft, or both.

The two are the most popular ride-hailing apps in the United States, and in addition to making you an extra buck, they are also agents of socialization. By working as a ridesharing driver, you get to interact with Americans and foreigners from all walks of life. And who knows, it could be your stepping stone to financial freedom!

Admittedly, both platforms offer an enviable platform to earn extra income since they only charge the driver a small percentage of the total amount the client pays for a trip. Moreover, a passenger can also tip you depending on how satisfied they are with their riding experience.

Offer Online Lessons

As you know, most people in the United States find pleasure in learning new skills. With the continuous advancement in the online space, Americans continue to embrace remote interactions and prefer to develop new skillsets online. 

People want to learn exciting skills like playing instruments, fitness exercises, dancing, and ball games, to mention but a few. If you are good at these or any other skills, you could earn a buck or two by posting the lessons you offer on platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Clients who want to learn will reach out and pay handsomely for excellent delivery.

Online training is a good side hustle since it’s not time-consuming. You get to earn and keep your day job while doing something you thoroughly enjoy on the side.

Start an Online Company

In truth, this opportunity requires more preparation compared to other avenues we’ve discussed. With financial and legal boundaries to contend with, take the necessary precautions before going full throttle with a dedicated business. If you have an idea showing promise, though, taking it online might be your big break.

Because of the internet’s countless features, you can tailor-make your company’s online presence to fit your target audience. Additionally, there’s no limit to the kind of products you can sell, provided you’re engaging in a legal enterprise. Examples of fast-moving products are your own clothes, thrift store outfits, and kitchenware.


As is evident, making money online in the United States is not a hard nut to crack. All you need is a stable internet connection, some bright ideas, an enviable skillset, and the will to get to work. It’s high time you got started, don’t you think? After all, everyone could use some extra income!

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Moses Asuquo is a Journalist and a media consultant with over 8 years of experience. Trained at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) he has since being actively different stories. You can reach him out on