Summer is upon us, and for many it is a great time of year for a side hustle. Whether you’re aiming to pay down some debt, pad your savings account, or want some extra spending money, here is a list of summer side hustles for adults.

Side Hustles in the Great Outdoors

Offering landscape design services is a great idea for those with a green thumb and a design eye who love to spend time outside. Many people want to beautify their yard but don’t know where to start, and that’s where your abilities can benefit you, the homeowner, and the neighborhood. You could also offer installation services for those who want it all done for them.

Pet Oriented Side Hustles

With a number of people going on vacation this time of year, you could offer pet sitting services either in your own home or offer to house sit at theirs to care for those adorable pets who must stay behind. Even those who don’t have pets often feel better leaving for a week or two knowing that someone trustworthy is looking over their home.

Dog walking is also a great opportunity to get in some much needed exercise for both you and mans’ best friend. Consider offering dog walking day trips to local parks to provide a specialty service to the pet obsessed owners.

Side Hustles for Those who Love to Teach or Talk

If you have expertise in a particular subject, from Algebra to Physics to English and beyond, offering tutoring services to students who need to catch up or who want to get a jump start on the next school year is a great way to make some extra money. You can also teach skills like swimming, cooking, music, or art. There is even a market for people of all ages who are simply wanting to expand their abilities, talents, and knowledge base, so expand your horizons and consider classes you could teach to other adults. This could be a great stepping stone to a year-long business teaching what you love to others through in person classes or online courses.

If you live in a touristy area, or near a big city, capitalize on your knowledge of the surroundings and offer guided tours of local attractions. Historical sites, city tours, outdoor adventures, or food and drink tours are popular the world over, plus it provides an opportunity to meet many new people from around the world.

If you love working with youth, working as a counselor at a summer camp can be a very rewarding side hustle. You can also host your own summer day camp in your backyard for local kids whose parents need a place to send them while they work.

Content Creation Side Hustles

Many businesses look for freelance writers to create content for their websites, blogs, or marketing materials. If you enjoy writing, offering your services as a freelance writer can be a flexible and rewarding side hustle. Outdoor focused blogs may need more freelance writers in the summer months, and you could parlay your outdoor adventures or travels with a writing side gig.

Summer is a popular time for weddings, family reunions, and outdoor events and good photographers are in demand. If photography is a passion of yours, this is a great side hustle to explore. One possibility could be to focus on senior pictures as every rising senior needs pictures before their senior year. There’s also a market for stock photos which you can sell online.

If you have strong organizational and people skills, you can help plan and coordinate a number of summer events such as weddings, graduation parties, company picnics, and other gatherings. Combine this with photography and you have a complete package to offer.

Selling Products Side Hustle

Selling online is a potential summer hustle that could become a year-round source of income. You can sell your handmade crafts, vintage item finds, or print-on-demand products through platforms like Etsy, eBay, or Redbubble. Summer-themed items can be particularly popular for this time of year. You can also sell your products at summer time community day events or farmers markets. The farmers market is a great place if you have a green thumb and grow fruits, vegetables, or flowers. You can also sell homemade jams, baked goods, or crafts.

Side Hustles for Those who like to Move

If being active is up your alley, you can offer outdoor fitness classes, personal training sessions, or become a certified instructor for activities like yoga, Pilates, or cycling. Also, if you live near a body of water, offer lessons in activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, surfing, or sailing. I have also heard of people that offer swim lessons to kids in their own backyard pool.

Summer is a popular time for homeowners to tackle improvement projects, so don your tool belt and offer your skills in home repairs, painting, or small renovation projects. This is an especially great side hustle in areas with older residents who need the assistance to help maintain their home.

I hope you have found the perfect creative summer side hustle for you to pursue this summer. If you have kids at home, checkout our article on side hustles for teens and tweens this summer.

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