More Americans Getting Side Jobs

I don't know about you but I've had side jobs before. I technically still have one actually, I just haven't worked at it for about 3 months. Anyway, side jobs can sometimes be a real pain, especially when you have to put in 5 or 6 part time hours immediately following eight grueling hours at your main gig. But as hard as it is to get through the long days, it sure is nice to get that extra payday. And we ARE making some decent extra cash with these jobs.

A new survey of 2,000 Americans with full-time jobs found 27% also have a "side hustle" or second job to bring in extra money.

People with side jobs spend an average of 16 hours a week on it . . . and bring in an extra $14,705 a year after taxes.

The most common reason we take on extra work is to make more money. But 41% also said their side job is something they enjoy doing. And 37% said it's a way to pursue one of their passions.

Here are the five most common types of side jobs in 2019 . . .

1. Beauty, health, and wellness. So, jobs like hairdresser or personal trainer.

2. Art, music, and entertainment. Things like wedding DJ, or event planner.

3. Retail sales. Either an online business, or working at a store.

4. Finance. Things like financial planning, or doing people's tax returns. (if this is a stress free side job to someone, I'd hate to see their main source of income)

5. Home improvement. Like handyman work and gardening.

The survey also found 39% of us think having a side hustle to make ends meet is the new norm. 




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