The side hustle. Once the anthem of an underpaid millennial generation, it’s evolving into a new way to engage with work. But there’s more to living outside your 9 to 5 than a few hours spent balancing somebody else’s books. A second pursuit can be a source of pride, a feeling of freedom, and a way to diversify your income. People worldwide are using technology to turn their passion into profit, and the US is no exception. Here are the four best side hustles in Arkansas:
Professional Line Sitter
You might think that a side hustle requires some special talent, but that’s just not the case. Some people will want the latest iPhone but loathe the thought of long waits and heaving crowds. Those with the extra cash will turn to apps like TaskRabbit to contract out this dreaded duty, and this is where you come in to save the day. Of course, jobs like this may be limited to larger urban centers, but it’s a place to start.
Car Washing & Auto Detailing
Everybody’s car gets dirty. Usually, people can only solve that problem by opening their wallets at a car wash. Why not buy some basic tools and have people bring their cars to you? This low-barrier profession is easier to break into, but there are still start-up costs. Regardless, you must consider the expenditure before committing yourself. Only you can know if it’s a fit for you.
Selling Products on eCommerce
Selling isn’t a soulless as it sounds. Your product can be as personal or as professional as you’d like – from hand-crafted wedding cards and homemade soaps to second-hand clothes and furniture you are going to flip. Sites like eBay, Big Cartel (for artists & makers), Etsy, and Amazon are the major players, but there’s plenty of smaller options for people. For example, Depop, Flyp, Chairish, Letgo, and Apartment Therapy Bazaar are options for those flogging fashion, furniture and décor. Other alternatives exist; you just need to look for them.
Travel or Tour Guide
Guiding can be a good option for people who prefer a more analogue experience. If you’ve lived in an area for a while and know local hot spots, historical landmarks, hot food stops, or unforgettable experiences – this might be the option for you. Share your love of all the best coffee shops and set up an account with Trip Advisor to attract locals and tourists alike. These experiences can be as niche or as general interest as you’d like, and you can set your hours. Check out what’s already being offered in your area by surfing sites like Trip Advisor and figure out how your offering fits into the bigger picture.
In my opinion, these examples are some of the best side hustles in Arkansas. If line-sitting, car-washing, furniture flipping or tour guiding isn’t your thing, there are so many other ideas just waiting for you to discover them.
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