Did you recently realize that money doesn’t grow on trees? Do you often find yourself a day late and a dollar short? Or just want to have it better off? Then hear this one out.

If you want to make a little extra money without having to flip burgers on the side, the humble side hustle is a great way to get started. It doesn’t matter if you are a full-time student, employed, or looking for a job, a side hustle is for everyone. Picking up a side hustle has become as hot as the fresh chili pepper on the Chipotle burrito you ate. So hop on the train!

Check out these five side hustle ideas for 2021 that will help you get that extra income you dream of. Whether you do it by utilizing your skills or selling unwanted items online, success will come to those who hustle. So pick one and try it out yourself. Learn what you can do now to earn those extra bucks.

  1. Take surveys online

Maybe this doesn’t come as breaking news to you but market research companies are looking for people like you to help fill in surveys. All you have to do is answer a few questions. The questionnaires are mostly about understanding your thoughts and experiences. There are numerous websites, like UserTesting and Swagbucks, that pay you to take surveys. Once you finish, you either receive a gift card or get paid for your work. And that’s how you can make it rain, without any further commitment.

2. Sell your stuff online

When was the last time you played with the Nintendo Wii that is stored away in the back of your closet? Don’t remember? Maybe you’re not exactly sitting on a gold mine, but all the stuff you own is extra cash laying around. Whether it’s clothes, furniture, or anything that is collecting dust, you can sell them online. Internet is the greatest marketplace on the planet so why not make use of it. The king of online marketplaces eBay could be one of your options. But if you have a pair of Dr.Martens docs laying around, you would want to sell them on Depop. And there comes the extra $150 just like that! As they say, what’s old for you, is new for someone else.

3. Have an eye for photography? Sell photos online

Whether you dream of selling your photos for National Geographic or are clicking the camera for fun, it can become your extra source of income. People of all ages can sell their photos online, on websites like Shutterstock. You can upload your photos directly to the website and make money from it. The images need to be high quality. So it’s better to leave out the family holiday photos you took when you went to Spain in 2007.

4. Start investing

Investing in the stock market is a great and exciting side hustle. It might take a little longer to earn money but it can pay you off well. There are several investment apps out there that have made it easy for you to get started with investing. The apps are helpful if you are a newbie to investing as they allow micro-investing as low as $5.00. To find out more about stocks and how they work, read up on “Stocks and Fractional Shares: What’s the difference?”. Before you know it, you’re the next Wolf of Wall Street.

5. Shopping

Yes, you heard it right! Shopping can become your side hustle. A dream beyond any shopaholic who’s a regular at Barney’s Sample Sale or an average Joe who buys new car parts every week. When shopping is your thing, we’ve got the app for you. With Bits of Stock you get rewarded with Stock Rewards when shop at places like Forever 21 and Advance Auto Parts. Currently, there are 14 brands and incoming, that you can earn Stock Reward with. Your Stock Rewards add up over time and make you wealthier by just doing the shopping you were already going to do. For more on how to get started, check out “Get Started with Bits of Stock: Part 1” and “Get Started with Bits of Stock: Part 2”.