Thanks to technology and living in a populous city like Fort Lauderdale, it’s much easier to have a side-hustle. “Gig economy” jobs have become more popular in the past couple years because certain apps make it easier to freelance after checking off a few requirements. These jobs also let you choose your own hours, work seasonally and decide exactly what you'll do each day.
At Papa, we found the top jobs that will give you the most flexibility and money in your pocket.
1. Papa Pal
Papa is an on-demand service for seniors in need of a little help doing errands or house and garden work. But the main purpose is companionship. Our Papa Pals get the luxury of flexible hours and no long-term commitments making it a perfect “gig”. At Papa, you can make a difference in the lives of older adults and make money doing it.
Fort Lauderdale has over 13 million tourists a year and 180,000 people residing in the area. There are many parks, shops, and beaches well suited for seniors. Become a caregiver. Apply here.
2. Uber or Lyft driver
Becoming a driver for Uber or Lyft is pretty simple if you meet the right specs of the job requirements. This job can be an easy side-hustle since you can set your own hours. Uber and Lyft will have you driving around your city until you become a pro! This is a perfect job if you want to make extra income after working a long day, since you can work at any hour. If you’re thinking about working for one of these companies, invest in a small video camera so you can stay safe!
If you have extra space where you live, or another house, and you’re looking to make extra income you’ll want to add yourself to Airbnb. Working with Airbnb you’ll become a host on their site and upload photos of your home, apartment, or a room that you want to make extra cash on. Potential guests will be able to browse your home to see if it’s the right fit. Make sure you have a good camera to take pictures of the space to attract more people to your rental!
4. Postmates or GrubHub delivery driver
Food delivery has always been a popular job, but unlike ordering from delivery only places like Pizza Hut, you can now order from your favorite restaurant and get it delivered to your door. This makes staying at home more convenient for you, but if you want to take advantage of this opportunity become the food deliverer instead of the consumer. This is another job that provides a ton of flexibility and will also help fatten your wallet with hourly plus tips. All you need is a car, good manners, and willing to drop someone’s food off at their door at a designated time.
So there you have it! It’s time for you to get a side-hustle and start making extra money.
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