Due to the pandemic, businesses and families around the world have been affected economically. The sudden spread of COVID-19 and the panic that followed greatly impacted non-essential businesses as well as small businesses. In recent years, the spirit of entrepreneurship has been praised and encouraged in society, especially amongst young adults. In order to combat financial hardships, many people search for quick and creative ways to gain some extra cash. Here are a few side hustles that have begun to trend.


DoorDash has become one of the most popular food delivery service apps since the rise of COVID-19 in March 2020. Users who wish to stay home and avoid public interactions are able to order food from local restaurants and have it delivered to their home within minutes. Contactless deliveries have been added to many delivery services as a health and safety precaution. DoorDash provides the option to become “Dashers,” which is someone who delivers food to the users’ addresses. As a Dasher, you could make up to $100 a day plus tips.

Uber & Lyft

Similar to DoorDash, Uber and Lyft are another service that has seen a spike in use during the pandemic. With a sudden spike in job loss, many people are in search of a steady income. People who aren’t eligible to drive due to health or disabilities occasionally need rides to the grocery store or to a doctor’s appointment. College students also rely on these rides to get to the airport or travel in unfamiliar cities. This service was pretty popular before the pandemic amongst the younger generation and provides a quick income for drivers. 

Self-Employed Hair & Beauty Services

If you are skilled in doing hair, makeup or even nails, there is an opportunity for you to make some pretty good money. For years, people have started their own businesses and catered to their community simply by using their natural talent and skills. Not only is this a quick way to potentially make hundreds of dollars daily, but it’s also a great way to perfect your skills with new clients.

Babysitting & Dog Sitting

If it’s not broken, dont fix it. The old school hustle of babysitting and dog sitting is a pretty steady way to earn yourself some extra cash on the side. Most people benefit from a babysitter or dog sitter at some point in time. As long as you’re a responsible, honest and caring sitter, this job is an easy and (sometimes) fun way to earn money.

DIY Crafts, Clothing, & Accessories

Etsy is a popular site that people use to sell handmade crafts and items. Items vary from jewelry, clothing, paintings and even furniture. Anything you can imagine could probably be found on this site. Not only is this a great way to earn money, but it’s also a great way to finance your small business and showcase your creativity to potential buyers across the world. 

Event Planning

Event planning is a great and exciting way to earn some extra cash. This hobby could also turn into a possible career path. There are always events to be held whether it’s for a birthday, baby shower or graduation. Decorating and organizing a celebratory event can be a bit of a hassle. Therefore, many people will hire planners to take over some of the responsibilities of throwing the perfect event or party. While you work as the hired event planner, all the clients have to do is show up, sit back, relax and of course pay you for putting together the event of their dreams!