Reviews

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.)

Featured Review

User Interviews Review [2024]: $100 an Hour for Your Opinion? Yes Please!

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.)

Latest Reviews

tapestri app

Tapestri App Review: Don’t Waste Your Time

Tapestri promises to pay you in cash for information you’re already giving away.

But does the app deliver?

Your mileage my vary, but my data didn’t turn out to be worth much at all.

turo review owner

Turo Review: How Renting Out Our Cars Turned Into a Free Tesla

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.

fundrise review

Fundrise Review: My $100,000 Commercial Real Estate Side Hustle

In 2015, I started building what I call “my cash flow portfolio.” This is a specific set of investments designed first and foremost to generate interest and dividends.

My thinking was: how can I get paid over and over again from work I do once?

And by investing for cash flow, I could turn every “extra” $1,000 I earned into $20-80 a year in truly passive income … forever.

instacart shopper review

Instacart Shopper Review: $10,000 as a Part-Time Instacart Driver

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!)

miles app

Miles App Review: Get Paid to Share Your Location Data

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.

Neighbor.com Review: Make Extra Money Renting Out Your Space

Neighbor.com Review 2023: Can You Really Make Extra Money Renting Out Your Space?

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.

pei app cash back options

Pei App Review: Bugs Distract from Free Bitcoin Draw

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.

Clarity.fm: Start a $100 per Hour Consulting Business in 5 Minutes

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.

activecampaign review

ActiveCampaign Review and Demo: The Best Marketing Automation Tool for You?

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.

Ting Review: How to Save $804 Per Year on Your Cell Phone Bill

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.

Usually Hustling, Occasionally Social

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