15 Gigs You Can Do for Just 15 Hours a Week and Get Good Money For

Turn 15 hours a week into a steady income stream with these high-paying side hustles.

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Updated May 28, 2024
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Side hustles are an excellent way to supplement your income with only a few extra hours in your week.

Do you have spare time you want to use to improve your finances? Perhaps you’re working part-time or have a flexible work schedule and have 15 hours a week you can dedicate toward a side gig.

Check out these possible side hustles to help you save money or reach a new financial goal that doesn’t require more than 15 hours a week.

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Tutor

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Use your knowledge of specific topics and become a tutor for students. You can work on general topics or charge more for a particular focus on a topic you’re familiar with.

Tutoring can be done either in person or online, which could make it a good way to make extra money from home.

Blog writer

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You may be interested in specific topics or issues and want to write about them for an audience. Consider starting a blog to make extra cash as a side hustle.

You can earn advertising dollars from readers who want to hear more, or you can earn money with websites like Patreon, Medium, or Substack that give you different options to pick up cash from readers.

Dog walker

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Think about becoming a dog walker if you like pets and have time during the weekdays to add a side hustle to your schedule.

As a dog walker, you can decide how many clients you want based on the work needed and how much money you want to make. But three hours a day on weekdays could add up to some extra cash.

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Makeup artist

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Makeup artists can earn plenty of jobs working for clients who need the perfect look for events like weddings, parties, and more.

It’s good to have some professional training as a makeup artist, but it's not necessary. You can also build a portfolio of your work to present to potential clients and let them know your style and experience.

Furniture flipper

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More shoppers are using online marketplaces like Facebook or Craigslist to buy the next piece of furniture for their home or office space.

Find ways to salvage furniture, like fixing it up or repainting it and selling it for a profit. You can find cheap furniture at yard sales or even on the curb in your neighborhood on trash days. You may be surprised at what you can find and what you can flip for a profit.

Housesitter

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You may know people who head to Florida for the winter and need someone to keep an eye on their home, or perhaps vacationers just want someone to stop by during their trip to grab the mail and check on things.

House sitting can be a great option if you can spare just a few hours a day to drive by and check in on your clients’ homes to make sure everything is fine.

Notary

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A notary can authorize documents and other items with signatures and information, such as legal papers or mortgage documents.

You need some training and should be licensed by your state, but you can also earn money on different projects, especially if you can find a few clients like lawyers who need your services.

Craftmaker

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You may enjoy baking, knitting, woodworking, or other types of crafting.

Use your crafting skills to earn extra cash as a side hustle. You can create projects and sell them on sites like Etsy or join local craft shows to generate interest in your work.

Bartender

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Bartenders can work a variety of jobs, particularly at night. That can be a big help if you’re trying to supplement your day job with a side hustle on nights and weekends.

You can work in bars or at special events to earn extra cash. Bartenders can also earn tips, which can be lucrative as a side hustle if you have 15 hours a week working at it.

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Handyperson

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You can pick up extra work as a handyperson to help with home repairs and other issues for clients.

You can use a website like Taskrabbit to advertise your expertise in painting, hanging pictures, moving, or other tasks you think could be helpful for homeowners.

Landscaper

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Spend your time digging in the dirt to clean up flower beds, add plants and mulch, or mow lawns for extra cash.

After the summer, you can contact the same clients to see if they need help with leaf pick-up or snow removal as you adjust your side hustle for different seasons.

Photographer

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Take pictures for your clients and edit them in basic photo editing software.

You can offer services that include family photos, particularly before the holidays, or work with professionals taking headshots for LinkedIn and other professional websites.

Reseller

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You may feel like you have too much stuff in your home, so get rid of some of it while making money at the same time.

You can sort through your items and sell them on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. Your items may sell faster if you can spend a little time taking good photos or promoting your listings to get items sold.

Babysitter

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Parents always need an extra hand. You can help them out with babysitting services.

You can get a regular side hustle as a babysitter by picking kids up from school or helping them with homework at night. Or you can work weekends for parents who want to go out on date nights or have a special event.

Landlord

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Perhaps you have an extra room or space in your home that you can rent out for short-term or long-term rentals.

As a landlord, you may have to invest some time in maintaining the property or taking care of surprise issues. But it can also be a good way to bring in extra income without much effort.

Bottom line

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Side hustles are a great way to put a little extra cash in your pocket if you want to buy a house, retire early, or build more wealth.

Before you start a new side hustle, review your budget and consider how much money you can bring in, as well as how much you may have to spend on your side hustle for supplies, advertising, or other expenses.

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