Side hustles are growing in popularity. They’re a great way to make some extra cash and can also be a process that dips your toe into the water of a potential new main hustle or business.
One in five Brits has started a side hustle since March of 2020, with one in six earning upwards of £1,000 a month from their ventures.
Airtasker is a great place for side hustlers to thrive. To help you get started, we’ve put together some excellent spring break jobs for you to consider. Make use of your spare time with these spring side hustles and earn money in the spring.
1. Gardening and yard work
Spring is a busy time of the year outdoors, and homeowners need their gardens to look great but often don’t have the time, patience, or skills to do this 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 want smaller, more straightforward gardening jobs like mowing lawns or pulling up weeds? Either way, there will be plenty of options in this field.
Gardeners charge £15-£45 per hour, depending on how in-depth the required services may be.
2. House sitting
While this side hustle won’t make you money, it can save you a lot on rent. Spring is a beautiful time to travel, and as a result, people have empty houses with pets that need care.
If you can line up enough housesitting gigs, chuck your things in storage and avoid paying rent, which can save you some significant cash!
3. Pet sitting and dog walking
Pet owners often need someone to watch their dogs or cats when going away or during the day at work. Pet sitter rates start at £10 per hour, and taking a pet out for daily exercise to help time-poor owners also keeps you fit! Getting paid to hang out with cute fuzzballs? Seems like the perfect 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 a more accessible side hustle than now, thanks to the plethora of delivery apps looking for drivers or riders. Food delivery jobs only require some mode of transport, like a car, scooter, or push bike (a bonus way to keep fit if you choose the last option).
The average delivery driver’s salary in the UK is £9.59 per hour, and you can work as much or as little as you like. Delivery driving is a great role to slot into your free time for a little extra in the bank.
Millions of people worldwide look to increase their skills, and thanks to the internet, it’s never been more accessible!
Key foundational areas like languages, maths, business management and various subjects require online tutors. So, if you are a subject matter expert, you can make money for your knowledge as a tutor.
If you have an educational 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
No other season pairs with the term ‘cleaning’ like ‘spring’! People are looking for extra help around the home in spring, whether it is one-off cleaning gigs or regular housekeeping. If you don’t mind a bit of elbow grease, you can do spring cleaning work as a side hustle.
When the weather is nice, mums and dads need a little time away from their kids, which is where babysitting side hustlers can help!
Babysitters in the UK do not need any set qualifications, but many training bodies offer babysitting certificates that better equip you for the job. For example, the British Red Cross offers a course on paediatric first aid.
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Find spring jobs and side hustles now.
No matter which side hustle you choose, there is likely a way to find work and clients on Airtasker. You can find a wide range of tasks in your area and have the freedom to work and earn as much or as little 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. Become a Tasker now to start finding spring side hustles and watch that sweet side hustle money roll in.