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How to make money in the spring

By Airtasker

Updated: November 10th, 2022

Here comes the sun – and extra income!

Side hustles. Everyone has one or is thinking of getting one. They’re not only a great way to make extra cash but also a process that lets you dip your toes into a potential new main hustle or business.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, almost 48 per cent of Australians have or are planning a side hustle. Spring, in particular, offers a range of opportunities to start a new side hustle and earn extra money.

Airtasker is teeming with side hustle kings and queens, and you can be one of them! Check out this list of side hustles you can do to make money this spring.

1. Gardening and yard work

Hands with garden shears cutting a hedge during spring

Spring is a busy time of the year for gardening as people head outside to enjoy and entertain in the nicer weather. As a result, homeowners need their gardens to look great but often don’t have the time, patience, or skills to do gardening tasks themselves.

Gardening is an excellent side hustle if you have a green thumb and enjoy physical work outdoors. There’s no shortage of work, and you can customise the jobs you do. Can you handle landscaping? Or do you just want smaller, more straightforward garden maintenance jobs like mowing lawns or pulling up weeds? Either way, there will be plenty of options in this field!

2. House sitting

Young female house sitter sitting on a window sill at beautiful country house, house sitting to earn money during spring

While house sitting won’t necessarily make you money, it can save you a lot on rent. Spring is a wonderful time to travel, which means many people have empty houses and pets that need care.

If you can line up enough house sitting gigs, chuck your things in storage and avoid having to pay rent. By house sitting, you can save and earn some significant cash this spring!

3. Pet sitting and dog walking

back view of a woman walking a dog in a cherry field during a lovely spring afternoon

Pet owners often need someone to watch their dogs or cats when travelling. For pets with separation anxiety, owners may also need pet sitters while they’re at work.

Pet sitters make anywhere from $50 to $200, and you may find walking gigs wherein you take the pet out for their daily exercise and help busy owners. Getting paid to hang out with cute fuzzballs? Sounds like the perfect spring side hustle!

4. Food delivery

The weather may be nicer in spring, but that doesn’t stop people from having a night in and ordering some food. Delivering takeout has never been an easier side hustle as it is now, thanks to the plethora of delivery apps and customers looking for drivers or riders.

happy food delivery man on a bike delivering restaurant order to a customer to earn extra money during spring

Do you have some mode of transport like a car, scooter, or push bike? You can sign up as a food delivery Tasker to earn extra money.

5. Tutoring

Millions of people worldwide look to increase their skills, and thanks to the internet, we have access to countless online courses. Key foundational areas like languages, maths, business management and a range of areas require online tutors.

young man tutoring online using laptop to earn money over spring break

So, if you’re a subject matter expert, you can make money from your knowledge as a tutor! If you have a specialised background or strong knowledge of a topic (like playing an instrument, for example), tutoring can be a great spring side hustle with minimal outlay.

6. Spring cleaning and housekeeping

Spring cleaning, cropped view of woman in yellow rubber gloves cleaning book shelf

No other season pairs with the term ‘cleaning’ like spring! Whether it’s one-off spring cleaning gigs or regular housekeeping, people always look for extra help around the home.

If you don’t mind a bit of elbow grease, you can pick up plenty of cleaning work as a side hustle. Pay-by-the-hour cleaning services in Australia usually cost between $20 and $60 per cleaner.

7. Babysitting

babysitter teaching a little girl how to write

When the weather is nice, mums and dads need a little time away from their kids, which is where babysitting side hustlers can help! Here are some requirements to keep in mind before you apply for spring break babysitting jobs in Australia:

  1. Be at least 18 years old.
  2. Hold a current Australian First Aid and CPR certificate.
  3. Have a Working with Children Check.
  4. Have a National Police Check.
  5. It’s preferred that you have two current contactable referees.

If you tick all of these boxes, babysitting rates start at $20 per hour but vary depending on your experience level, location, and the job duration. You’ll also likely need to work in the evenings, making this one of the more popular jobs for uni students.

Note: Check with your local tax authority to find out about tax obligations that apply to your situation. You can also consult a tax professional.

Find spring side hustles now. 

No matter which side hustle you choose, there’s likely a way to find work and clients on Airtasker. Browse through a wide range of tasks, enjoy the freedom to set your price, and work as little or as much as you like.

It’s never been easier to pick up an extra gig on the side, and spring is a popular month for making a little extra money. Sign up on Airtasker now to find spring jobs and watch that sweet side hustle money roll in!



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