20 Best Gig Economy Jobs That Could Make You Up To $5,000 Per Month

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Looking to make some extra money? Did you know that there are literally hundreds of gig economy jobs that can help you make an extra $50 to $5,000 a month? We’ve covered a lot of them, even the weird ways people make money, but chances are there is at least one gig out there that is perfect for you. Here are the 20 of the best gig economy jobs that we think should be at the very top of your list.

What is the gig economy?

The gig economy are basically part time jobs, side hustles, or microtasks that you can do to earn some extra income. More and more people are turning to the gig economy to make ends meet, get extra savings or simply save up to buy something special. Here are some of the top gig economy jobs that you can try today.

1). Start a social media account

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Chances are that you have a favorite Youtuber or Instagrammer. What you may not know is that some of these social media people can make some serious money. In extreme cases, there are Youtubers and Instagrammers who make six and seven figures!  However, you can make a few extra bucks by simply creating your own Youtube channel or Instagram page. Here are the many ways you can make money on your social media account.

  • Ad revenue
  • Affiliate advertising
  • Sponsored content
  • Merchandising

2). Ride sharing

If you have a reliable vehicle, then you can make some excellent side money by working for a ride hailing service such as Uber or Lyft. More and more people are relying on these gig economy apps to start their ride hailing service in their hometown. You can work one day a week and make about $25 to $150. You can also turn this particular side hustle into a full time job quickly.

3). Fitness training

If you are in good shape, then you can easily sell yourself as a fitness trainer. There are a number of people desperate to get into shape and they are willing to pay good money for a trainer that can help. You can charge anywhere from $20 to $50 for a one hour session. It may help if you get certification before you start. You can become a certified fitness trainer in as little as four weeks. Being certified will help you get more business faster.

4). Dog walking

If you like dogs, then you may want to start a dog walking business. All you need are a couple of leashes, some doggy bags and perhaps some paper to make some flyers. You can also post your services on local websites such as Craigslist and Next Door. You can charge anywhere from $5 to $15 per walk. This is a great way for busy college students to make $100 or so per week.

5). Drop shipping

Looking to make money from the comfort of your own home? Then you will want to take a look at dropshipping. With dropshipping, you open a website on an eCommerce platform such as Shopify. From there, you find products to sell from a wholesaler site such as Ali Express. From there, you can run Facebook or Google Ads to market the products. There is a potential to make anywhere from $50 to $1,000. If you get good at dropshipping, you can have a hit product and potentially make much more.

6). Content writing

If you are good at writing, then you can offer to write everything from blog posts to resumes, sales pages and website content. You can charge anywhere from $5 to several hundred dollars depending on the subject matter and the length of the content. You can begin to sell your writing services on sites like Fiverr and Upwork. In addition to selling your writing services, you can sign up for companies that can offer you writing assignments in return for cash. You can earn anywhere from $20 to $1,000 a month or more on Writers Access or Textbroker.

7). Reselling items online

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Another great way to make money online is to resell items. You can find a number of low price items at various dollar stores and discount outlets. From there, you can offer these items for sale on sites such as eBay, LetGo, and Facebook Marketplace. In order to resell items, you have to make sure that you are buying them at a significant discount. To help you find items that can make you a profit, you can install certain apps that will allow you to scan the product’s barcode and get the potential profitability.

8). Food delivery

If you have a car and prefer not to do a ride hailing service, then you can sign up to deliver food. There are a number of apps that you can download that will allow you to start a food delivery side gig fast. Some of the top food delivery apps to consider are DoorDash , Uber Eats and Postmates.

9). Tutoring

If you are pretty good at certain subjects, then you can learn how to tutor students and potentially make an excellent side income. It is possible to earn anywhere from $20 to $50 an hour. You can sell your tutoring services with local posting on sites such as Craigslist, Next Door and Facebook Marketplace.

10). Babysitting

Young women can make a pretty good side hustle by doing some babysitting for friends, family members and neighbors. If you want to get started with babysitting, make sure you know the basics of child care as well as how to get in touch with the parents in case of an emergency. You will want to have some references ready when you start looking for new clients.

11). Landscaping

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If you have some landscaping tools, then you can get started with your own landscaping business. You can do everything from mow lawns to trimming bushes and dealing with excess leaves. You can offer you services by posting flyers around the neighborhood. Your landscaping business can earn you anywhere from $25 to over $250 per week.

12). Home repairs

Know a thing or two about home repairs? Then there is a great chance that you can drum up some business around the neighborhood. Now, bear in mind that some repairs such as electrical work will require a license. However, if someone needs to fix a broken window or install a flat screen TV, you can offer to get that done for some great side income.

13). Christmas light installation and removal

This one is admittedly very seasonal. But do you find yourself looking to have some extra money during the holiday season? There are a number of people who will pay good money for you to install their Christmas lights and then bring them down after the holidays. Depending on the size of the home, you can make anywhere from $50 to $500 for each household. In order to have a Christmas light business, you will want to have a study ladder and not be afraid of heights to work on two story homes.

14). Survey taking

If you are looking for a fast way to make a couple of bucks, the survey taking is the job for you. There are a number of sites that will pay you in cash, or with gift cards, for simply taking a two minute to 30 minute survey. A top survey sites where you can get started is Swagbucks.

15). Selling photos and videos

Do you like taking photos or making videos? There are a number of royalty photo and video sites that will pay you for every one of your photos or videos that are sold. Bear in mind that you will need to create high quality photos and videos in order to get accepted by these sites. Therefore, if you have a good quality camera, why not give it a try?

16). Selling music

If you like to make music, then you can certainly make some side income by selling your music. There are a number of music sites that will sell your tracks and pay you a royalty for each track sold. Some of the top music content sites where you can begin to sell your tracks today are TuneCore, ReverbNation and Supreme Tracks.

17). Selling ebooks

Love to write? You can make some nice side income by selling everything from short stories to novels and instructional guides. You could make anywhere from $10 to over $1,000 a month. It’s really easy to get started. Some sites where you can start selling eBooks today are Amazon KDP , Smashwords, and Apple Authors.

18). Rent A Spare Room

If you have a space room in your home, then you can rent it out for guests. Renting out your home can be an easy side income that can give you a steady stream of cash every month. Best of all, there are a number rental apps that can help you attract guests fast. The top rental apps to consider are AirBNB, Vrbo and Spotahome.

19). Manage Social Media


Just about every company has a social media presence. However, these companies usually do not have the time to handle their Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram account. You can offer your services to manage and post on company’s social media accounts for a nice side income. Get started by contacting your local businesses. You can offer to sell your service from anywhere from $100 to $250 per week.

20). Affiliate Marketing

Did you know that you can make money by selling other people’s products? In fact, you make a pretty good income if you know how to communicate to people online. There are a number of companies that will help you get started with an affiliate program today.

Finding The Right Gig Economy Jobs For You



There are so many ways that you can profit from the current gig economy. Consider any one of the 20 top gig economy opportunities above. You can be sure that you will find the side hustle that is right for you. Who knows? That side income could end up turning into a big business or career opportunity.

C. James

C. James is the managing editor at Wealth Gang. He has a degree in finance and a passion for creating passive income streams and wealth management.