If you’ve ever thought to yourself “Gee, I wish I could be making more money on the side,” then you, my friend, are probably in need of a side hustle.
Side hustles, apart from sounding totally badass, are small tasks and jobs that you can do in your spare time to earn a bit of extra dough — plus, they tend to indulge some of your outside hobbies or interests.
Here are just a few side hustle concepts to get your gears turning, all based on the personality traits associated with your zodiac sign:
Rent our your pad on Airbnb.
Aquarians enjoy meeting new people, especially if they’re visiting from an international locale. People born under this water sign are also known for their friendliness and devotion to contributing to society. What better way to simultaneously help people and flex your extrovert muscles than providing accommodation for weary travelers? (Just please screen your guests carefully so you don’t accidentally come home to a surprise orgy or something.)
Start your own Etsy shop.
If you’re a Pisces, you tend to be a dreamer whose creativity is never in short supply. Starting your own crafty, Etsy shop will not only give you an outlet for all your imaginative ideas, it will also allow you to earn a buck or two (well, hopefully more than two dollars, but you get what I mean). The best part is, the only person you have to answer to is yourself. So, if you become distracted from your original mission (as Pisces are wont to do), there’s no boss to chastise you.
Become a combination dog-walker/pet-sitter.
Taureans are noted for their reliability and steadfastness, as well as their down-to-Earth nature, dashed with a streak of romanticism. Taking care of beloved family pets is a natural role for a Taurus, as “dependability” is the name of the game when it comes to looking after animals. Plus, cuddly pets appeal to a Taurus’ softer, more sensitive side.
Run some errands for TaskRabbit.
If you’re an Aries, your fiery and adventurous spirit is always on the search for new stories and new journeys. Working for an errand service (such as TaskRabbit) will appeal to an Aries’ desire for variety, while also providing them with some indispensable fodder for cocktail party chatter.
Become a part-time tutor.
Geminis are blessed with the gift of gab — that is to say, their communication skills are generally always on point. They also have notably inquisitive minds and are known for their quick-wittedness. Tutoring not only exercises a Gemini’s desire to convey concepts and ideas, it also provides them with the opportunity to learn new skills, which a Gemini is always keen to do. Bonus: they have the opportunity to show off their intellectual prowess just a bit, and satisfy their somewhat notorious egos.
Sell baked goods.
While a Cancer may take umbrage to the implication that they are “domestic” by nature, the fact is that these astrological crabs excel far beyond the other signs in the realms of comfort and care-taking. If you’re a Cancer, you also have very discerning tastes and loads of creativity and business savvy. Selling baked goods is a great way to merge both your tastes for the finer things, and your drive to make money with a low overhead — plus, you can get imaginative with your culinary offerings, which is always appealing to a Cancer.
Become a freelance DJ for parties and events.
Simply put: Leos love to be in the center of the spotlight. Whether it’s on a literal stage or in a regular conversation, Leos thrive on attention — and, it goes without saying, they have a tendency to be performative. Freelancing as a DJ is not only a practical way for Leos to make some extra cash, but it also fulfills a bit of their desire for the dramatic. Plus, DJs are usually situated on a raised platform, and Leo is 100% comfortable with that.
Work for larger companies as a “mystery shopper.”
Customer service-oriented companies often pay individual “mystery shoppers” to visit their locations and provide feedback of their experience. Virgos are known for their highly-pragmatic sensibilities and their strong opinions. A Virgo’s attention to detail and critical eye can be invaluable to an employer looking to improve their business. Plus, Virgos have impeccable taste, so their opinions are usually correct.
Start your own photography service.
Libras are devoted to the pursuit of aesthetic beauty, particularly when it comes to their surroundings — so taking attractive photos is a very natural side hustle for them. Libras are also fairly even-keeled and constantly strive for a sense of balance, which is perfect when interacting with hectic events or stressful wedding parties. Libras are also endlessly charming, so interacting with strangers on a regular basis won’t be an issue for them.
Freelance as a blogger.
Scorpios are known for their passion, intensity and intuition, which also gives them a knack for writing. Most websites allow for freelance writing opportunities, and writing will give Scorpios a chance for some self-expression — which is important, as they tend to bottle up their emotions and put up a tough front.
Become a part-time fitness instructor.
If you’re a Sagittarius, you are constantly craving adventure and freedom. Sagittarians thrive in athletic or physical environments, and have a tendency towards total honesty, which makes them naturals when it comes to leading others in the realms of fitness. Plus, they are always on the lookout for fun activities, so an unusual outdoor exercise class is just the ticket for occupying a Sagittarian’s free time.
Start your own YouTube channel.
Capricorns don’t take the concept of “side hustle” lightly — if they’re going to expend energy on a job, they’re going to be the best. Capricorns are often concerned with money and finance, so they would be best-suited for a part-time endeavor with the potential for big payoffs. Making money off of a YouTube channel is a gamble, but if anyone can do it, it’s stubborn Capricorn.