Side Hustles to Make Extra Money This Summer | Scoop Sorority

Summer is the time where college students try their best to save up some money before the next (and oh so expensive) semester rolls around. And if you are wanting to maximize your income this summer, you are in the right place. There’s not like side hustles for some extra cash!

Here are six easy side hustles that can help boost your bank!

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Sell Unwanted Clothes

I don’t even have to know you to guess that you have too many clothes.

That’s because many of us are in that same boat! And if you’re anything like me, you wear the same three outfits over and over again. This is your sign to finally clear out your closet!

Okay, so you have your do-not-want pile all ready, so now what? Luckily, there are several different ways to sell your clothes. 

For people trying to build a steady online audience  or just trying to get rid of a few things here or there, using Mercari, Poshmark, Ebay, or Depop are great options.

If you prefer to sell locally, you can always try hosting a good old-fashioned yard sale, take the clothes to second-hand shops like Plato’s closet, or sell them on Facebook market place if you want to give it a try.

Offer Supervision

Earn some extra money this summer by offering your supervision! But what does this mean?

This can be in the form of babysitting your neighbors’ kids, or taking care of your friends pets while they’re away. Everyone has been itching to go out on vacations this year, and they will need someone to take care of their four (or two) legged friends!

If they have no kids or pets, housesitting is still an option! Watch over their house by getting the mail, and watering the plants. “Sitting” of any type is a sure way to make easy money!

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Instacart and Doordash

Delivery services such as Instacart and Doordash always seem to be hiring, but now the demand is higher than ever!

If you are in need of some extra money, a side hustle such as these may be the perfect fit for you. One of the best perks is that these jobs are completely flexible with your schedule.

When you work with Instacart you have two options. You can be an in-store shopper or a full-service shopper. When you choose to be an in-store shopper, that means you are a part-time employee with a limit of 15-20 hours per week. Your job is to fulfill orders within the store, but not handle the deliveries.

As a full-service Instacart shopper you act as an independent contractor, so you can pick your own schedule. Not only do you fulfill the order, but you deliver them as well. All you have to do is get on the app and see if there are any available batches near you up for grabs!

Doordash or other food delivery services work similarly to the full-service Instacart shoppers. You can choose your own hours and only take on orders you want to deliver.


If you have any old electronics stockpiled in a drawer that haven’t seen light in years, then could be of much use to you!

This company will pay you for your old electronics, and the best part is that the process is super easy! All you do is go to their website and enter information about the make, model, and condition of your device and they will name a price right on the spot.

Next, you’ll send your item(s) in for free, and Decluttr will pay you the day after they receive your item via direct deposit or PayPal.

This company accepts used phones, CD’s, DVDs, Blue-rays, books, legos, and video games plus their consoles,

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Become a Tutor

If you have a passion for helping others, try your knack at tutoring. Whether it’s with a college-level course ,or basic algebra, there are students everywhere looking for a tutor to help supplement what they have learned this past year.

Tutoring is the one industry that the pandemic didn’t seem to hurt. If you are a college student, your local tutoring service may be hiring. Or, you can check postings online to see if there are any you may qualify for!

Not only will this side hustle help you to earn a little cash while keeping your own brain sharp, but it allows you to make a positive difference in someone else’s life as well!

Which of these side hustles would you try first? Drop a comment below and let us know!

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