At Side Hustle Nation, we regularly review money making apps, side hustle services, and products to help you make more informed decisions.
Why trust us? Our rigorous research process involves:
- personally testing the products
- gathering consensus from public reviews and company data
- interviewing users
If something sucks, we'll tell you! (And offer some alternatives to consider.)
My latest side hustle experiment is as a User Interviews survey respondent.
(I’m up $105 so far, in exchange for about an hour and a half.)
When focused on this side hustle, Mike typically made anywhere from $150-300/week and has earned over $50,000 in total working on tasks right from his computer at home.
Having worked on Amazon Mechanical Turk for 2 and a half years (completely as a side hustle), he’s done over 150,000 tasks (called HITs, or Human Intelligence Tasks).
“Find work. Earn money,” the Steady app promises.
Steady is the first tool I’ve seen that attempts to bring all the “gig economy” and flexible work opportunities under one roof.
Yes, that same gig economy that 36% of the US workforce is already a part of. In some ways, we’re becoming a nation of side hustlers and freelancers, and the free Steady app is a gateway to hundreds of potential ways to earn extra money.
Miles is a new smartphone app that rewards you for sharing your location data.
They brand it as “frequent flyer miles” for any kind of travel, whether you’re walking the dog or flying across the country.
Payouts are low, but it is free money—depending on how comfortable you are sharing your location data.
This is my review of the popular Field Agent app.
I’ve heard about the app on various lists of side hustle ideas for years, and was excited to finally put it to the test.
The tl;dr version of what I found is that the app is legit (they do really pay), it’s easy to use, and is actually pretty fun. But don’t expect this to replace your day job!
According to Neighbor.com, you can make money turning your extra space into into storage.
But is it a legit side hustle? How does Neighbor work — and how much work does it take?
In this review, we’ll explore the pros and cons of Neighbor.com, so you can decide if it makes sense to monetize your unused space.
Considering a side hustle as an Instacart shopper?
With Instacart, you can make money shopping for — and delivering — other people’s groceries.
If you have a car and extra time during the week, why not put both to work? That’s the pitch, anyway.
Let’s take a closer look at how their grocery shopping program works, and how much money you can expect to make. (With insights from a side hustling Instacart Shopper earning $480 a week!)
Is Mark Wills’ Loan Signing System legit? And will it work for you?
If there’s one side hustle that’s generated the most buzz among Side Hustle Nation in the last few years, it would have to be becoming a loan signing agent.
Loan signing agents are mobile Notaries that help facilitate mortgage closings, and can earn $75-200 per appointment. Mark calls this “the best-kept secret in real estate” and is obviously a huge cheerleader for his program.
But does it really work?
Have you heard of Turo? Think Airbnb but for cars.
This is my review of the Turo peer-to-peer car rental platform, from the owner’s perspective.
Over the last 4 months, my husband and I have managed to leverage underutilized cars in our driveway and the Turo platform to get a free Tesla Model S for our day-to-day driving.
For the last couple years, Pei was my favorite cash back app.
After you installed it and linked your cards, you’d earn automatic extra cash back at 100,000 places where you were already spending money.
And this was on top of the credit card rewards you’re already earning! But then it changed significantly for the worse. Read on to see what sucks now and my top Pei app alternatives.
So far this year, I’ve made $1338.96 consulting on Clarity.fm. This is one the many income streams I’m working on, and it’s an easy one to add to your repertoire.
Clarity earnings are incremental; it’s $1300 I wouldn’t have made otherwise. I say that because my “clients” don’t have a pre-existing relationship with me, but this platform brought us together.
Clarity is the marketplace to get one-on-one expert advice on a wide variety of business topics. The site makes it easy to facilitate quick Q&A-style consulting calls.
Now that I’ve been an ActiveCampaign customer for over a year, I wanted to share a review of my experience so far.
In this post, I’ll go through why I made the change from AWeber, and in-depth look at the pros and cons of Active Campaign.
Earlier this year, Bryn and I switched cell phone providers from Verizon to Ting.
Our bill last month was $59 for 2 iPhones, less than half what we were paying at Verizon.
Over the course of the year, we’ll save $804 or more.
(Our average Verizon bill in 2013 was $126.26.)
So what’s Ting?
It’s OK, I’d never heard of them either.