Ahh, summer! Days are long and the evenings short. More daylight means more time to do things, right?
Summer means vacations and vacations cost money. Summer can also cost you in extra outdoor activities and fireworks. With all these extra activities, you might need a little more money to help offset costs.
Besides asking for a raise or getting a second job, getting extra income isn’t a spontaneous thing. Good thing you can work some side gigs to bring in some extra cash. Here are a few summer side hustles you can use to make extra money.
If you have a mower handy and don’t mind trimming the lawn you can mow your neighbors’ lawns for money. A lot of people dread this chore and/or don’t have time to spend an hour or two doing it. This is pretty easy and you can set your price within reason.
With a lot of people going away on vacation they need someone trustworthy to water the garden and feed the pets. You can start small with friends and work up your reputation and credibility. Just be sure to leave the place better than you found it and don’t break anything.
Become an Umpire
If you love sports you can become certified to umpire or ref recreation games. These positions don’t make a ton of money but you can bring in a bit, especially if you work a tournament or two. It’s a great way to also get involved within your community.
Knowing how to swim can save your life and the life of others. If you are comfortable with your swimming prowess you can apply to be a life guard either at a community swimming pool or lake area. You can also teach swimming lessons to make extra money.
Babysit or Nanny
With the kids out of school for the summer, their parents need extra hands to help watch them and get them to and from summer activities. Being a temporary nanny or part-time help can be a great money maker, but only if you like children. If you like it enough you could consider nannying full-time.
Though cars don’t tend to get as dirty as they do in the winter, they somehow manage to collect dust and mud. Having an eye for detail and a passion for cars, you could charge a fee to wash and vacuum cars out.
The possibilities are endless! The long days and gorgeous evenings lend themselves to being more productive and bring in a few more dollars for your bank account. Side hustles can be done at any time of the year, but summer lends itself to more options.
If your summer side hustles grow and become more of a part-time business, be sure you are claiming the extra income and keeping track of business expenses to write off for tax purposes. Who knows, your summer side hustles could become your next career move.
What side hustles do you chose to do during the summer? Can you think of other good summer side hustles?
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