Good people of Seattle, ever wish you had more spending money lining your pockets? If the burger + beer fund has been looking a little low, we’ve got four leads for a side hustle that you can implement now.
And for those of you already bringing home the bacon — if you need extra storage space, a place to park your car, or help with your summer lawn, this conversation is for you, too.
💸 Turn that empty garage, attic, or shed into moola
A parking spot near Broadway is practically worth gold. Become a storage host on Neighbor to rent out anything from closets to parking spots + driveways to sheds. Listing your space is free + you’ll give another Seattleite the storage space they’ve been needing (if that’s you, surf the local listings here).
💸 Convert your hobbies into services for hire
Picture this: You’re leading a yoga class in Gas Works Park or snapping engagement photos at Alki Beach, and you’re getting paid. Land local gigs by advertising your services for free on Thumbtack. You can list pro skills like dog training, notarizing, and assembling furniture — basically, the sky’s the limit. And for those looking for hired hands, browse local pros for jobs like house cleaning or interior painting.
💸 Get into the Airbnb game
Spruce up a spare room, apartment, or house for an extra cash stream, plus the opportunity to tell tourists how great hiking in the Cascades is. Just make sure you familiarize yourself with restrictions within certain city limits. List on Airbnb, or if you’ve got an entire private residence vacant, list on Vrbo. Draw inspiration from staycation destinations like this lush and modern guest house.
💸 Dash dinners for dough
We all know hungry Seattleites love nothing more than getting their Dick’s Drive-In and Phở Ba delivered, so sign up to be a Dasher with Doordash. You can choose your own hours and ride around town on your car, scooter, or bicycle. If all that food talk just made you hungry, here are the highest-rated restaurants available for delivery near you.