Side gigs have been rising in popularity. There are so many jobs to choose from, whether it’s due to wanting some additional cash to partake in more of your favorite activities or because you require that extra income to make ends meet. And just about anyone can do them, depending on which suits your needs.

Read on to learn what the best side gigs of 2023 are.

Deliver food and groceries

Many busy households are turning to having their food and groceries delivered simply for convenience. Working for a company such as Instacart, DoorDash, or UberEats is one of the easiest side gigs because almost anyone can do it. When doing this, you can pick your own schedule, which is excellent for those who prefer flexibility. The only requirements are that you must be at least 18 years old and have a vehicle and a valid driver’s license.


If you don’t mind having random people in your car, this is a great possibility to earn extra cash. Being an Uber or Lyft driver, you can do it anytime, day or night, and you can set your schedule to match your terms.

Drop shipping

Consider delivering packages in your vehicle through a company such as Amazon Flex. Most companies are going beyond the traditional routes of using the United States Postal Service or companies such as UPS or FedEx and branching out their delivery options. This, too, allows better flexibility within your schedule.

Freelance work or consulting

If you have skills in a specific field, then consider offering them by doing freelance work for others. Many offices with heavy workloads are looking for someone to outsource tasks to. By doing freelance work on the side, you can gain more experience and build your portfolio so that you can possibly go from this being a side gig to a full-time venture.

Start a blog

Blogging requires more time and effort. But by putting forth the investments, you should gain a decent following, which is what you’ll need to earn any income from blogging. Once you reach a decent number of followers, expect to get noticed by investors and endorsements.

Resell stuff

Do you have more things than you know what to do with? If so, consider pulling them from the bottom of your closet and reselling them to others on sites such as Amazon or eBay. Spring cleaning is a great time to find unused items and give them another home.

Make things to sell

Etsy is widely popular for people to make and sell their products worldwide. If you are creative and enjoy making things, this is an excellent and fun way to earn extra cash.

Dog walking

If you love animals, particularly those 4-legged friends, why not earn extra cash being a dog walker? Two good places to start are Rover and Wag.


Article by
Ava Collins
Content Writer and Researcher

Student award winner Ava Collins