Leveraging the Gig Economy: 3 Tried and Tested Methods of Making an Extra Buck in 2020

Leveraging the Gig Economy: 3 Tried and Tested Methods of Making an Extra Buck in 2020

If you are looking for a way to make extra money, the gig economy is the way to do it. However, not every gig is going to be lucrative. Unfortunately, in the current economy, there are some gigs that have fallen by the wayside. But, there are others that have become sure-fire ways to make an extra buck, and many of them are in high-demand. 

There are several ways to make an extra buck in 2020, and these three gig methods have proven successful. With the gig economy, you should find something that you enjoy doing, especially since you might start your “gig job” after your day job. 

1. Freelance Writing

If you can write an essay, you can write as a freelancer. There are several freelance platforms that connect writers and clients in safe spaces. These platforms usually have a cost for the client or writer. If you think of the fee as a cost of doing business, it becomes more manageable. 

The best freelance sites will hold payments in escrow so you are sure that your clients will pay you. To find freelance writing gigs, you have to create an account on the platform of your choice and add a portfolio that showcases your best work. Then, you apply for jobs. It is best to start small and try to work with clients who want to hire newbies. 

2. Delivery Drivers

With the slowing of ridesharing, the new lucrative driving gig is delivered. With people staying home and restaurants only doing takeout, someone has to pick up the food. There are several outstanding delivery companies to work for, like Postmates and DoorDash. You can use your own car and drive when the time is right for you. But, the best times are lunch and dinner, as that is when most people order food to be delivered to their homes. 

Another good delivery gig is with Amazon. Someone has to drive all of those Prime products to people’s homes. But, instead of using your own vehicle, you drive the Amazon van. But before you commit to driving for any delivery company, be sure that the market isn’t already saturated. Also, be sure that delivery companies are in existence in your area. 

3. Online Tutors

With schools closed all over the world, parents are turning to online tutors to keep their children engaged in school work. In most communities, teachers are still available, but if you want personalized instruction or help, an online tutor is a way to go. If you know how to teach math, language arts, or other commonly taught subjects, you could work as an online tutor. 

Online tutors usually have to interact with their students through email, text, and video chats. There are several online platforms that tutoring companies use. Many of the tutoring companies also work with students who are just learning English. So you do not have to know much more than how to speak English to tutor students. 

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