Gig Worker Jobs: The 10 Best Options to Make Extra Money in Your Spare Time

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, “gig workers are independent contractors or freelancers who typically do short-term work for multiple clients. The work may be project-based, hourly or part-time, and can either be an ongoing contract or a temporary position.”

Here are the top 10 best gig economy jobs available right now. While everyone has varied skills and interests, there are enough different opportunities that I’m sure you can find a good fit for you.

Driving Gigs

Driving for Uber or Lyft is probably the most famous gig worker job out there, but for a good reason. That was one of the first platforms to launch an app to connect drivers and riders seamlessly.

Delivery Gigs

With DoorDash and other food delivery apps, you get paid to pick up food at restaurants and deliver it to the customer. With Instacart, you can work as a grocery shopper, delivery driver, or both. Finally, Amazon Flex is a gig job that allows you to pick up and deliver packages to Amazon customers.

Survey Apps

With most “get-paid-to” apps, you’ll be doing good to make $5 an hour or so. It’s not life-changing money, but it is something you can do while sitting on the couch watching Netflix.

Fiverr is an online freelancing gig platform that allows you to advertise almost any service you can think of, ranging from web design to creating crazy cat videos (yes, people pay money for that).



If you’re looking to make money in your local neighborhood, TaskRabbit is a great way to do it. On TaskRabbit’s platform, you can get paid for all kinds of hands-on tasks like mowing lawns, running errands, or assembling furniture.

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