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Do you have a side hustle?

People seek secondary sources of income for a variety of reasons – to pay down debt, save for large expenses or even with the hope of starting a business on their own terms.

Do you have a side gig or part-time job to bring in extra cash? Why or why not?

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Since retirement, I donate my time to my church and my friends who need help, but not money. My work now is collecting rent money from my tenants and depositing stock checks that come in the mail. Most of them are automatic deposits.  so, I guess if you count going to the bank and adding money to your account, then  that is my side hustle.

I have yet to find a good side gig. I've attempted the supplemental stuff but not had good luck with it. In the past I worked a 2nd job on Saturdays. Currently, my full time job is 1 hour from my home. I spend 2 hours in the car commuting daily and then work my full time (8+ hours) M-F. Weekends are catch-up times (budgets, bill pay, groceries, errands). There is only so much of me to go around.

I do not have a side hustle now, but I use to clean out basements, garages, and attics. I sold some of the items at auctions, recycled what I could and got rid of the rest in a couple of dumpsters from local companies. Saved on disposal fees! Considering going back to it.

Someday I hope to seek at home work for something to keep me occupied and make a little extra money. Right now, I take care of my husband who had a stroke almost 28 years ago. I did do medical transcription at home for many years and it was difficult to do because of distractions at home but I had to work, and working at home was the only way to bring in an income besides his SSDI.

I'm super interested in side hustles that don't require me to leave my house much. (I can't do UberEats or anything like that.)

Currently I have a combo of Swagbucks, Ibotta, Bing Rewards & ReceiptHog that earn me a little extra in gift cards (barely $10 a month). I want to sell my photos online but haven't had much luck, honestly. I'm also realizing my photography is kind of... terrible. I'm also considering starting a blog for a side hustle. I'm just not sure what niche I want to focus on anymore.

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