Spring is a season of change and new life—so why not use the warmer weather to grow your bank account! Whether you’re a high school, college, or PhD student, it never hurts to have a little extra cash in your pocket. Consider these springtime side hustles to help you get through the next semester and prep for summer fun.
Gardening and Landscaping
As the winter weather melts away, homeowners will want to get their yards into tip-top shape. If you have a green thumb, offer to help get their lawn, garden, and outdoor entertaining area back up to snuff. Mowing the lawn, fertilizing flower beds, planting new vegetables, cleaning out pools, and pulling out weeds are all tedious tasks most homeowners don’t want to do. So earn a pretty penny by taking those tasks off their hands! Pop in your headphones for an afternoon jam session as you spend some time enjoying the fresh spring air. Plus, these skills will come in handy once you have a home and garden of your own to take care of!
Taking Fido for Walks
People love their dogs—but they don’t always have the time to take them for walks. Start your own dog walking business in your neighborhood or use one of the several smartphone apps that allow you to find clients online. Charge different rates depending on how long the owner wants the walk to be, and whether you offer any other special services like driving to the dog park. This is a great spring side hustle to get you outside and moving while padding your wallet with extra cash. And did we mention the dogs?!
Tutoring Younger Students
AP exams, the SAT, and spring semester finals are all coming up fast. Turn your knowledge in a certain subject into a side hustle where you tutor younger students! Parents will pay good money for anyone who can help their children succeed, and students typically enjoy a tutor who is closer to their age. Market yourself on social media, in coffee shops, and on job posting websites. Be sure to specify which areas you specialize in— or if you have well-rounded knowledge, make that clear as well! Not only will you get some cold hard cash to help you doing something fun during summer vacation, but you’ll make a difference in the life of a student who would have struggled through school without your help.
Organizing Messy Rooms
It’s time for spring cleaning! Believe it or not, you can make money helping homeowners organize their clutter and dig their way out of winter hibernation. If you’re great with managing chaos and visualizing the end goal, this could be the side hustle for you. Similar to tutoring, advertise your services all around town and across social media. There are plenty of people who don’t have enough time to get their attic or spare room into an orderly condition, and your skills as a master organizer will be much appreciated. Just remember to stay safe and to never enter a stranger’s house without someone else knowing where you’re going to be!
Even if you can only spend a couple hours a week working on your side hustle, it’ll be worth it! Take control of your finances and make the most out of the spring season. With a little hard work, you’ll be raking in the dough in no time.