5 Side Hustles You Can Start This Summer

5 Side Hustles You Can Start This Summer

Summer is in full swing! Unfortunately, for most of us that doesn’t translate into extended hours of basking in the sun and drinking bottomless mimosas on the beach. The truth is that millennials rarely stop working, even when we’re on vacation. We’re the champions of balancing full-time jobs with side hustles and part-time gigs. Stressful? Absolutely. But that’s how we get by.

Whether you’re funding your next passion project or need a little extra cash to make rent, here are some summer side hustle ideas that will keep you in business:

Helping someone move

Most Americans move between May and September. Leases tend to end in June and July, school’s out, and the weather’s better. And while it is a truth universally acknowledged that moving your own stuff sucks, it is far less tedious to move someone else’s stufffor a pretty penny. Look on TaskRabbit for moving gigs that work with your already-loaded summer schedule.


There’s nothing quite like spending your days and evenings making sure a kid doesn’t set the house on fire. If you’re great with children or, at the very least, know how to handle them, reputable nannying services like Sensible Sitters can connect you with pre-vetted families. Depending on what you’re looking for, you can land recurrent gigs or one-off opportunities.

Rent out your house or apartment

Rent your house or apartment out when you’re traveling, whether for a weekend or a while. Airbnb makes it super easy to do. If your space has lots of personality or is centrally-located, all the better.

Dog walking

Why not make some money while spending time with some fluffy pups? Apps like Wag! and local dogsitting companies can help you get your steps in alongside some very good boys.


The F-word was bound to make it on this list, as it truly contains multitudes. Consider gigs like copywriting and/or being a part-time graphic designer during your downtime. If you’re stressed by the start-up effort freelancing often requires, check out these side hustles you can start ASAP.

This story was originally published on July 2, 2018. It has been updated (and will continue to be updated) to include new tips, advice, and guidance, to ensure we are always giving you the best, most valuable resources.