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Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors, bask in the warm weather, and why not make some extra cash while you’re at it? Whether you’re saving up for a vacation, paying down debt, or just looking for a little financial cushion, here are some sunny side hustles to help you make the most of the season.

  1. Lawn Care Services
    Nothing says summer like a lush, green lawn. Offer your services for lawn mowing, edging, and gardening. You can advertise on local community boards or apps like Nextdoor.
  1. Summer Tutoring
    School’s out, but learning doesn’t have to be. Offer tutoring services in subjects you excel at or teach something fun like a musical instrument or a new language.
  1. Farmer’s Market Vendor
    If you have a green thumb, sell your homegrown produce or homemade jams at your local farmer’s market. It’s a great way to support local agriculture and earn money.
  1. Outdoor Fitness Classes
    Capitalize on the warm weather by hosting outdoor yoga, pilates, or boot camp classes. Use local parks or beaches as your gym, and social media to spread the word.
  1. Pet Sitting/Dog Walking
    Summer vacations mean pet owners need someone trustworthy to look after their furry friends. Services like Rover can connect you with pet owners in your area.
  1. Selling Online
    The internet is a bustling marketplace where you can sell anything from vintage clothes to handmade crafts. Platforms like eBay, Etsy, and Facebook Marketplace are perfect for reaching a wide audience.
  1. Freelancing on Fiverr
    Use your creative skills to freelance online, whether it’s writing, design, translating and more. Platforms like Upwork or Fiverr are great places to start looking for gigs that fit your expertise.
  1. Rent Your Space
    Have a prime location near a beach or a popular summer event? Rent out your driveway for parking or your home on Airbnb.
  1. Virtual Assistant
    Many businesses seek help with administrative tasks but don’t need a full-time employee. As a virtual assistant, you can offer services such as email management, scheduling, and social media management.
  1. Online Surveys and Research
    Companies are always looking for consumer feedback. Sign up for websites that pay for your opinion on products and services but be wary of scammers and fraudulent websites!
  1. Content Creation
    Turn your passion into profit by creating content on platforms like YouTube or Instagram. Whether it’s cooking, fitness, or DIY, there’s an audience for your niche.
  1. Stock Photography
    If you have a good eye for photography, sell your photos on stock websites like Shutterstock or Adobe Stock.

Remember, the key to a successful side hustle is to find something you enjoy and can manage alongside your regular commitments. And as you’re hustling and bustling, don’t forget to manage your earnings wisely.

At Bank Plus, we’re here to help you make the most of your summer earnings. From savings accounts that help your money grow to personal loans for that startup capital, we’ve got you covered. Check out our services at Bank Plus Iowa and let’s make this summer not just fun, but financially rewarding too!

This blog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute financial advice. Please consult with a financial advisor for personalized advice.