Gig Economy - Who Does Odd Bits for Extra Income ?

Keen to know if others are out there doing things on the side?

If not listed in the poll - drop it in the comments too.

Poll Options

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    Uber / Lift / Didi etc
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    Airtasker
  • 36
    Answer Questionnaires
  • 61
    Flog things on Ebay
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    Other

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        Nope! I'm an ex high school teacher. I work full time now so I don't need to take on more than a few students. Many of my new students come through a network or teachers and word of mouth

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    I covered my ex-side hustle in my AMA as a mystery shopper. Bits and pieces of IT Dev / Analysis work when I can get it now.

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    I have passive income coming in from investment property and am always wrecked after training/sparring after work so I don't have a second job, or rather, the energy to do something other than chill out at home. Pretty sad for someone who only just turned thirty saying they are too tired!

    I am learning to fly currently and will have my license soon which will be nice, I plan to use that as a hobby/side job if possible.

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    Niche rings / Jewellery/ gemstones business.

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      Wow very cool. Family business? Etsy page?

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        Thanks. It's my own start up, mainly handmade (cast) rings, male, female, emeralds, rubies, agates (aqiq) etc. And Middle Eastern stuff. All silver, unless someone requests gold.

        I have been very lazy in updating my FB/Insta pages and mostly gets sales through people I know.

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      Do you have vintagey stuff? I'm looking for an openwork flower ring.

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        Yes, but not what you're looking for. I have a rare old 22k Persian Gold coin.

        I know someone who gets second-hand gold jewellery every now and then, show me a design and I can keep and out for you.

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    bin diver

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    Credit card churner. Actually reasonably lucrative.

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    I post anti-HongKong freedom stuff, China pays well if you're a popular user

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    My day gig is a IT Mananger / ITSM Process consultant. Been doing gyprocking on the side every now and then.
    Short story: I was on a 8-month gardening leave due to pending company merger/sale. Was bored to death and spent 3 months learning the trade, physically demanding but loved the problem solving aspect of it. Still love doing the cornice / plaster ceiling art.

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      Can you replace a sagging double garage ceiling ? What would you charge?

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        Hey ihbh. Price would vary greatly dending on size and the condition of the ceiling structure above.
        If stucture is in good condition, ie you can use furring with existing structual stubs/beams. Cost is approx $35m2.
        So say its 8x8m garage would cost about 2.5k with cornices + removal costs. But be prepared that if your ceiling structure is uneven. It will cost almost double that due to labour. Most of the time would be spent on lining up / adjusting the new suspended ceiling to line up.

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      Whatโ€™s a gardening leave?

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        An employee's suspension from work on full pay for the duration of a notice period, typically to prevent them from having any further influence on the organisation or from accessing confidential information.

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        Basically paid leave on the condition that I cannot find work at another employer in the same field that could impact the performance of my current company. So the employee just stays home and does "gardening". Great for a few months. Mind-numbing after that

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    I troll ozbargain for Cashback stuff

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    I do porn

    i get paid and it saves me going out trying to pick up chicks

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    I sugarbaby to mostly pay for my student loans. Most nights I work I get a few hundred but sometimes more than $1000. If you don't mind this kind of work then it's way more profitable than burger-flipping at Maccas.

    Seeking Arrangement claims to have 9.35 million members around the world, with most living in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

    The numbers show Victoria has the highest number of sugar daddies, while sugar babies are most common in New South Wales.

    The top five universities for Australian enrolments are the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the Melbourne Institute of Technology, Deakin University, Macquarie University and the University of Queensland.

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/dating/extra...

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    I've been a part time Google rewards engineer for 4 years now, accumulating $90, nice gig and easy money.

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    I do paid market research, its pretty good if a bit far and competitive. Besides that I'm a part time designer so I really should start freelancing.

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    If anyone has something really good that they are doing for extra income, would they actually post it online ?
    Next you have competition, and im turn, you make less for yourself using your intellectual property (great ideas dont usually come without hard work and also taking the initial risks) .
    Ie. If I try 10 new innovate things to make money, 9 (or even all 10) may fail. Then when things are a success, it's not like I would just freely give that intellectual property away and just tell randoms (or even my closest family or friends) exactly how to effectively do it. Lol. I would be an idiot to do that ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      Well, I had a period between contracts so I tried a few things:

      Computer Repair - through a mobile, call out company … pick your hours, but they took ~70% of the charge out
      Psyche Reports - friend had eye issues, typed up psyche reports, not too bad, but didn't pay very well
      Manual Labour - cash in hand, on top of …

      Next Steps
      Investments - i have a diverse skillset, having worked across a range of projects as a BA / PM / Finance / ICT guy, so I'm going to business meet ups and having a chat with the people there, a lot of people have business ideas, but need assistance with the implementation … I offer to assist with the implementation for a % of the idea (since they generally don't have the capital)

      Friends of mine have done a few things:

      Grow Herbs - someone should have said by now, but worst case scenario, you can always do some gardening if you're willing to risk it

      Data Entry - hard to find, but a few people do data entry from home and earn a bit of pocket money in their spare time

      Clinical trials - take free drugs for money!

      Long story short, play to your strengths, there's lots of things you 'could' do, but it's a matter of finding a market for it …

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        "Data Entry"

        do you know anyone??

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          Clinical trials - take free drugs for money!

          Do you know anyone ? What drugs ? Haha .

          Long story short, play to your strengths, there's lots of things you 'could' do, but it's a matter of finding a market for it โ€ฆ

          Definitely great advice there.
          I guess it is one of my strengths that I innovate. To be honest, it's pretty much born out of laziness to do menial tasks and such, so I tend to look at any task (or bussiness model) and improve on it because I'm lazy ๐Ÿ˜‚ .
          I have looked at things where other people are making money, assessed how it is all working, then improved upon it eg. either improve my productivity = more $ , or decrease costs = more $ or increase profit margin some other way, like buying in higher bulk and saving on both delivery and item itself.
          I remember like my first job as a teenager, working cutting a hedge. The old fellah I worked for had me trimming the top of hedge maze for $10 an hour, pushing along thing rig the size of a picnic table, standing on it, trimming top of hedge, step down, repeat etc. So boring and I could see a more productive way. So because I'm tall, I worked out I could do bursts of walking along trimming top of hedge, you don't want to be holding it up and your arm get tired, so short burst without tiring my arm was perfect .
          Went back to the boss, asked him how much is one days worth of hedge. He showed me an area wayyyyyy larger than a normal days hedging. Anyway,, smashed it out in about half a day and collected full days pay. Actually did about 2 days of hedge trimming though, because the boss was wealthy, but tight as, and exaggerated how much 1 days worth of hedge was to get more work out of me for less $$ .
          Always cannot help to do this sort of thing. Especially if it's a menial task I don't like doing, I always am thinking of how to be more lazy pretty much . Which equals more efficiency and quite often signifgant innovation.

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    If not listed in the poll - drop it in the comments too

    need an option for those that don't do anything of significance "on the side" .

    I believe these results are most likely skewed, because I think many people who are looking for an option to pick, have probably picked "flog stuff off on ebay" as their poll choice, when they don't really make any money usually by flogging stuff off on ebay (just getting some, of the money you originally paid, doesn't count as income on the side) .

    Undoubtedly need to add choice for those that don't really make any money on the side of significance.

    I can sell everything in my house off on ebay tomorrow, but it's not extra income on the side. It would be parting with asserts for less than what I paid for them in many cases.

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    Buy broken car
    Fix car
    Sell car

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    Merged from What's Your Side Hustle or Side Job?

    Getting into the workforce feels good getting money for doing something is a great feeling but I only get few hours through the week and no weekend work and sometimes after a shift you still feel like working so wondering what's your side hustle or side extra work or job you have?

    I don't drive and uber eats is not in my area do can't do that.

    I check air tasker for stuff in my area but they are usually things that require tradesman licenses or cars yeah I know a car will open so many things up.

    Honestly I might try find an offsider removalist job or try my hand at gardening and landscaping.

    I remember my job agency suggesting something like computer geek squad type help setting up modems and computers for old people and I just laughed..she doesn't work there anymore so I'm going to take it she was recommending some really dumb stuff and demand for those services are not existent anymore lol but yeah what do you guys do to make some money on the side.

    I have sold stuff on gumtree and eBay before but not sure if an ebay shop would work for a shop at the volume I want to.

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      OzBargain can be a fun side hustle :)

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      Volunteer to help feed homeless at Central station: will2live.org.au

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      Shooting pigeons at the airport.

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      I work 60hrs/week over 6 days

      What is this 'free time' you speak of?

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        Is your job hiring.

        I got less than 15 hours as a casual this past two weeks.

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        but you're here 40hrs/week

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        What is this 'free time' you speak of?

        The time you spend on OZB :p

        Are these normal hours for a car salesman? For some reason, I assumed it was a cruisy kind of job , especially for someone who has the gift of the gab.

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      cam girl

      breeding salamanders

      growing herbs in the attic

      beating koalas off sydney harbour bridge with a stick

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      Hey mate, had some concerns with you when I had no strong job history nor qualifications (e.g. degree). I invested those time on self developments such as speech or thought processes, it ended up paying back much more than side hustles. To give you an example, in 2016, I started with a 55k job, where it was…bleak. Being fixated on monetary returns has so much shorter expectancy vs long term goals tbh… Idk my two cents. /Rant

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        sup bro

        if it means anything to you money is not my end goal it is just a means to a better life and survival.. but my long term goals are to maybe create something be it a game or some new invention or something automation related but of course I am money limited now and also energy and time limited atm because of trying to gain money but yeah I have the same sentiment as you but in future try to give others the benefit of the doubt sometimes it pays off and you look like less of a fool /rant /s

        also no idea what you were trying to say work on that also..

        so you did some courses on learning how to think and speak.. ok can you recommend me any current self development courses or ones you got some benefit out of would love some links and resources anything really but thanks for the kind words it was useful and very informative to me

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      Nice try ATO.

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      Deliver pizzas with "extra anchovies".

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      Sell drinks in the office fridge

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      Buy iPhones/iPads off gumtree and flip.

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    Not sure if that counts but I used to work as a technical soccer coach . Not quite a side-gig as I donated my wages to pay for membership and equipment fees for players who were in need. It was $55-ish x 16 hrs per fornight.

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