10 Best Gig Worker Jobs To Make Extra Money in Your Spare Time

The diversity of gig worker jobs is enormous – ranging from side hustling a few hours a week to a full-time independent contracting career. So how can you benefit from the gig economy, and what are the best jobs available to gig workers today?

Here are the top 10 best gig economy jobs available right now. While everyone has varied skills and interests, there are enough different opportunities that I'm sure you can find a good fit for you.

Driving for Uber or Lyft is probably the most famous gig worker job out there, but for a good reason. That was one of the first platforms to launch an app to connect drivers and riders seamlessly.

Driving Gigs

If driving people around isn't your thing, how about delivering food or packages? There is no shortage of apps that cater to delivery services. Some examples include DoorDash, Postmates, UberEats, Amazon Flex, Instacart, and Grubhub.

Delivery Gigs

Fiverr is an online freelancing gig platform that allows you to advertise almost any service you can think of, ranging from web design to creating crazy cat videos (yes, people pay money for that).


If you're looking to make money in your local neighborhood, TaskRabbit is a great way to do it. On TaskRabbit's platform, you can get paid for all kinds of hands-on tasks like mowing lawns, running errands, or assembling furniture.


Care.com is a platform that pairs you with people looking for child care, pet care, housekeeping, or even tutoring. By offering your services on Care.com, you can easily find jobs that pay well without doing your advertising.


If you have a spare bedroom, you can rent it on Airbnb by the night. Or even rent your whole house to out-of-town guests through the platform.


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