Need money for gas? Try one of these side activities
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – As of Thursday, June 9, the average price of gasoline in the Capital Region is $4.46 a gallon and given near-daily bumper-to-bumper traffic shocks on the roads of Baton Rouge, a number of residents are feeling the financial effects of soaring prices.
So what can someone who is already working 40 hours a week do to earn extra money for gas?
Some of the secondary agitations listed below can help locals meet the new increased needs of their gas budget.
- Join Upwork or Fiverr as a freelance artist
If you like writing, graphic design, or have a great voice that can lend itself to voiceover work, join a site like Upwork or Fiverr. These sites are designed to easily direct people and businesses that need voice artists for commercials, writers and/or editors for blogs, and graphic designers for various jobs with the very artists who can fill these roles. for a reasonable fee.
- Help set up special events on nights, weekends
Louisiana has a number of big events like concerts, football games, and conventions that take place every week. Every event needs people to work behind the scenes and help put everything together. You can sign up to be one of these weekend or evening workers. You can find work on sites like Taskrabbit and companies like Rhino Staging.
- Housesit or petsit for friends and neighbors
Let your trustworthy friends and neighbors know that you’re willing to keep your house or your pet, and most will accept your offer the next time they take a vacation. Sites like Rover are also useful if you don’t mind keeping a pet for a stranger.
- Sign up to become a background player
Movies and TV shows are filming all over Louisiana this summer. You can apply to be an additional or background actor in such productions. The only problem is that many shoots take place during the week and are usually 10-12 hours of work per day. So if you already have a full-time Monday-Friday job, incorporating additional background work may only be feasible on holidays and rare production weekends. Click here to learn more about becoming an extra.
- Revise Books for a Few Dollars More
If you enjoy reading, you can sign up to become a book reviewer. It won’t fetch you thousands of dollars, but a few extra dollars here and there, like $5-60 per pound. Click here for more information.
As the United States reels from inflation, a growing number of citizens are tapping into their creativity and taking advantage of side gigs like those listed above.
According to one statistic, 400,000 new businesses were started this year and nearly 300,000 are likely side gigs, which means there are nearly 3.6 million new hustles across the United States.
Click here for a longer list of possible side gigs.