Summer is finally here. With the weather warming up in most areas, more people will be going outside and likely spending more money. If your summer season will include activities like vacations, summer camp, and additional events, your expenses might very well increase.
To offset the costs of the summer and summer season, you can always consider a seasonal side hustle to help you earn extra money so you can continue to live comfortably.
Summer is the perfect time to start a seasonal side hustle because there are so many options. Here are 8 of the best ones.
Landscaping is one of the most popular seasonal side hustles to have during the summer. Most people’s yards will need work whether that involves cutting the grass, trimming bushed and shrubs, planting flowers and even picking up branches.
You can see if a landscaping company will hire you on as a seasonal employee or contractor. Or, you can find your own gigs. You don’t have to have several years of experience either. If you have a lawn mower, you can offer to cut grass in your area for a fee. If some of your neighbors can’t get out much, you can offer to plant flowers for them and help with maintenance.
2. Sell Stuff Online
Selling items online is one of the easiest ways to make extra money when you don’t have a lot of time or energy to side hustle. Plus, it helps you declutter your home just in time for summer.
As you do your summer cleaning, set aside a few items that you’d like to sell. It just takes a few minutes to take pictures and post the items online. Who knows, maybe you’ll be able to turn this into a recurring income stream by reselling used items you find online or in consignment shops.
3. Dog Walker
Love pets? Consider becoming a dog walker or pet sitter this summer. Some people travel often for work and need help caring for their pet. Others may not be able to get out often to walk their dog.
You can put up flyers online, offer coupons to friends, or even leverage social media and other sites to market your services. Walking dogs is an easy and fun way to enjoy the weather, get some exercise in, and make some extra cash.
If you’re comfortable with it, you can even pet sit and allow pets to stay overnight at your home while their owners are out of town.
4. Farmer’s Market Vendor
Visiting the farmer’s market is one of the highlights of the summer season. These local events attract a lot of visitors and it would be a great place to sell any crafts or foods you prepare.
You don’t have to be a farmer or grow produce to become a vendor. If you prepare delicious baked goods, for example, you can probably set up shop and sell your treats throughout the summer and summer season. You can sell everything from homemade bath soaps and crafts to your own preserves or even gourmet dog treats so feel free to get creative.
5. Day of Wedding Coordinator
If you enjoy organizing, planning, and understand all the logistics that go into planning a wedding, you may make a great wedding coordinator. Coordinating a wedding is different from being a wedding planner but it’s still very rewarding work.
A day-of wedding coordinator is basically responsible for assisting couples with tasks and responsibilities on the day of their wedding to help eliminate unwanted stress. With so many weddings occurring during the summer, your role may be in high demand.
The average couple spends $600 to hire a day-of wedding coordinator so that’s not a bad rate for a full day of work.
Tutoring is a great side hustle to have year-round. Depending on your area of expertise, you may find out that summer is one of your busiest seasons. Tutoring is pretty flexible because you can often set your own schedule depending on your availability. You can also tutor online with sites like Chegg and Tutor.com.
During the summer, students may be retaking their ACT or SAT tests or may need help writing and editing college admission essays.
When you provide a quality service, you can ask for referrals to land more work.
7. Detail Cars
Have you noticed how all the car wash places will be packed on warm summer days? People will also need their cars cleaned on the inside too. Considering learning how to detail cars as a seasonal side hustle.
You may need to buy a few materials to get started but you can learn how to deep clean cars simply by watching videos online. Most people spend anywhere from $50 to $150 on average or even more depending on how large the car is.
8. Rent Out Bounce Houses
I honestly thought about doing this myself. Bounce houses are pricey, but kids love them. If you’re having an outdoor party or even an indoor event, renting out a bounce house is a great way to keep kids entertained.
Starting a bounce house rental business is straightforward. You need to invest in the equipment upfront. Then, you’ll just need a website and some marketing material to spread the word.
You can even offer additional party services by renting out tables and chairs or offering a catering package. This profitable side hustle business can make you thousands per month.
Whether you need to make extra money this summer to supplement your expenses or you just want to pay off debt or save more, getting a side hustle is a great way to increase your income.
You also don’t have to sacrifice your freedom with some of these flexible options that will allow you to set your own schedule. Let us know if you’re looking forward to starting a seasonal side hustle this summer in the comments.
Which one of these ideas sounds like it would be the best fit for you?