How to make easy money doing side gigs


Looking to make some extra money doing side gigs? If you consider yourself handy, own a set of tools, and have an interest in helping your neighbours, home-service side gigs could be the right fit for you.

Owners and renters of houses, condos, and townhomes have a constant need to repair, update, landscape and clean their homes. Many of them don’t have the time, skills or interest in doing it themselves. That’s where you come in – to help them with small tasks around the home.

Start working side gigs and you’ll be surprised how much a taking on a few extra jobs will help pay your bills. Many people also use side gigs to supplement their savings for retirement, or for vacations.

Side gig ideas

If you have tools, skills, and a bit of experience, offer handyman services through the HeyBryan app and get paid doing these types of household tasks:

  • General carpentry and repairs
  • Mounting or hanging
  • Minor electrical repairs or installation tasks (installing lights, ceiling fans, etc.)
  • Minor plumbing repairs or installation tasks (installing faucets, etc.)
  • Furniture assembly
  • Hardware installation
  • Painting

Or if you’re not handy, you can make some great money offering cleaning services.

If you have a truck or a van, why not make some money offering pickup and delivery services, junk removal, or helping people with small moves? Whether the homeowner has just bought a fridge from a garage sale to put in their basement, or has junk that needs to go to the dump, they’ll appreciate your help and your vehicle.

Get instant credibility as a HeyBryan Expert

As a HeyBryan Expert, you’ll benefit from a steady flow of customers who need help with small tasks around their home. You’ll also be associated with the Bryan Baeumler HGTV brand, giving you a competitive advantage over other home service professionals.

Getting approved as a HeyBryan Expert is pretty easy too:

  • Set up your account
  • Select the categories you want to work in (so we know what jobs to send you)
  • Provide your banking details (so we can pay you)
  • Upload your ID (so we know you are who you say you are)
  • Complete an automated background check (so we know you are safe)
  • And that’s it!

Here are a few tips on how to grow a side gig business that makes you money:

Educate yourself 

Whatever skills you have or want to develop, attend courses, workshops, store demonstrations, watch YouTube videos, research or job shadow the services you want to offer. Join an online group or community group to share knowledge and network. Get certification if it’s needed.

Buy the tools you need 

Tools are expensive and the best deals are likely those that people are selling online, in garage sales and at flea markets. Enjoy the treasure hunt!

Gain experience doing odd jobs for friends

If you’re just starting out with side gig, do jobs for friends and family to gain experience. Offer them a good deal. They will hopefully be more forgiving if you make small mistakes or take longer to do the job than you anticipated. You’ll also learn about the importance of clear communication when discussing a project. If all goes well, they may be ideal for testimonials and references.

The side gig economy is growing fast. Be part of the trend and you’ll make extra money by offering your services to people who don’t have the time, interest or skills that you’re happy to offer. Who knows – you make even make some new friends!

To become a HeyBryan Expert, apply here today. It’s free. The verification process is fast and simple, and you could be reviewing job requests within 48 hours of applying. Good luck.


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