It’s summer time and some of you are doing low-paying internships, jobs and programs. Others have graduated and are in the market looking for new opportunities to kick off your career. While you may be adding great stuff to your resumes, let us be real for a second, you may not be getting paid enough.
That is why we at WatchTheYard.com have created the following list of side-hustles that while they may not be glamorous, will allow you to keep your dignity, learn new skills and most importantly pay them damn bills.
Check out the list below:
1. Lyft or Uber Driver
If you have a car that is under 5 years old Uber or Lyft definitely could be the come up for you. It allows you to use your own car as a taxi via your phone and you can do it whenever you have free time. If you are in dire need for cash but want to keep up appearances and still have a flexible schedule driving for Uber or Lyft on the weekend could be a great way to make enough money to pay your rent or that Sallie Mae loan that you dread each month.
2. Personal Training
Are you fit? Are you someone who knows about fitness? Someone you know wants to get in shape and is probably willing to pay you to learn how to use the gym. Fitness instructors often cost a lot and people in their 20s and 30s might not have enough money to pay for that service. You could be the alternative. Charge your friends 50 bucks to go to the gym with them twice and set up a workout plan. If it works well they will refer their friends to you and you could start a decent and flexible side hustle.
Are you crafty? Etsy might be the come up for you! You can sell your creations from clothing to crafts to toys and jewelry and make money while building your business. For this you will often have to build up a following so it might take a while but it has the opportunity of being lucrative while allowing you an open schedule to look for other job opportunities.
(Since we are a site that deals with black fraternities we do want to warn you that even if you are a member of an org, you have to pay the org in order to sell things with their letters and branding on them. We don’t want you out here getting sued.)
You you can get paid to stock DVDs into Redbox kiosks in your area. Check out Redbox Jobs.
5. Fill Out Online Surveys
There are a lot of sites that will pay you money for taking surveys online. Be careful though because not all of them are legit. If you can find a good one though you can make money via gift cards or cold hard cash.
Do you have a deep voice that would work well at voice overs? Do you know how to use photoshop? You should check out Fiverr. It is a place where you can offer quick and easy services for $5. If you are able to do these quickly, there is now way that you won’t be bringing in a decent amount of extra money for food.
7. Sell Your Photos Online
Do you take amazing photos? You can actually sell your photos online at places like iStockPhoto, Shutterstock, and Bigstockphoto. Photos can be sold multiple times, which can give you a residual income!
8. User Testing
Do you have an extra room in your apartment that you need to fill? You can charge people who are visiting your city to stay in your apartment while you are gone. Also if you are really tight on cash you can rent out your own place for a weekend and stay on a friends couch for free while the Airbnb person takes your room to make extra money.
Babysitting is not just for teenagers. You can advertise to all of your close friends that you will watch their kids so they can have a date night and pick up some much needed cash. Check out Care.com to become a certified/recommended babysitter in your area.
11. Clean Pools
If you live in an area with a hot climate this might be an easy way to make cash. Go on Google Earth and find people who have pools and then ask them if they need someone to clean them. If you live in the south, this could be something you could do all year.
12. Drive People to the Airport
Many airports do not let people take Uber or Lyft to drop people off or pick them up. You can tell your friends that you will pick them up or drop them off for half of the cost of an Uber and still make a decent amount of money. All it takes is a couple of Facebook posts each month.
13. Mobil Oil Change
Let people know that you will do their oil change while they are at work. Instead of going to the shop to get it changed they can support you and save a whole lot time. Buy some oil and show up in the parking lot of their work, grab the keys from them, change the oil and then collect your money. This could end up being profitable because if you do it right the whole office might want you to service their cars.
You can be a task rabbit and offer put people’s Ikea furniture together for them. You can also be a bartender at their party, mount the TV to their wall, set up their wifi or even do their grocery shopping.
15. Teaching Music
With a love for music, teaching, and working with kids, you could start a part-time music teaching business.
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38 Black Owned Banks And Credit Unions: Putting Your Money Where It Counts
You always hear people talking about investing in the community and letting money circulate as a way to strengthen neighborhoods but did you know that doing this isn’t actually that hard?
It turns out that there are already over 35 African-American owned banks and credit unions in the United States where you can put your money if you find these type of efforts for financial stability and reinvestment in the Black community important.
Check out the list below!
- Omega Psi Phi Credit Union – Lawrenceville, Georgia
- Phi Beta Sigma Federal Credit Union – Washington, DC
- One United Bank – Los Angeles, California
- FAMU Federal Credit Union – Tallahassee, Florida
- Credit Union of Atlanta – Atlanta, Georgia
- North Milwaukee State Bank – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Seaway Bank – Chicago, Illinois
- The Harbor Bank- Baltimore, Maryland
- Liberty Bank – New Orleans, Louisiana
- United Bank of Philidelphia – Philidelphia, Penn
- Alamerica Bank – Birmingham, Alabama
- Broadway Federal Bank – Los Angeles, California
- Carver State Bank – Savannah, Georgia
- Capital City Bank – Atlanta, Georgia
- Citizens Trust Bank – Atlanta, Georgia
- City National Bank – Newark, New Jersey
- Commonwealth National Bank – Mobile, Alabama
- Industrial Bank – Washington D.C.
- First Tuskegee Bank – Tuskegee, Alabama
- Mechanics & Farmers Bank – Durham, North Carolina
- First Independence Bank – Detroit, Michigan
- First State Bank – Danville, Virginia
- Illinois Service Federal – Chicago, Illinois
- Unity National Bank – Houston, Texas
- Carver Federal Savings Bank – New York, New York
- OneUnited Bank – Miami, Florida
- OneUnited Bank – Boston, Massachusetts
- Tri-State Bank – Memphis, Tennesse
- Citizens Bank – Nashville, Tennessee
- South Carolina Community Bank – Columbia, South Carolina
- Columbia Savings and Loan – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Liberty Bank – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Liberty Bank – Kansas City, Missouri
- Citizen Trust Bank – Birmingham, Alabama
- Liberty Bank – Chicago, Illinois
- Liberty Bank – Jackson, Mississippi
- Toledo Urban Credit Union – Toledo, Ohio
- Hill District Credit Union – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Are you currently putting money in a black owned bank? Leave any testimonials you have below!
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Get That Money! Six Grants For Black Women-Owned Small Businesses
Do you have a business that would benefit greatly with some extra financial help from a grant?
Today, Black women own roughly 14 percent of all businesses in the country owned by women, which tallies to around 1.3 million businesses, according to Huffington Post which also says,
“While nationally African American women comprise 14% of all women-owned firms, African American women comprise a greater than average share of all women-owned firms in Georgia (35%), Maryland (33%), and Illinois (22%).”
There are a lot of grants out there that get overlooked and while finding a grant specifically targeted toward African-American women can be challenging, the best way to bring in start-up funds is to look for funds targeted to minorities and women.
We at WatchTheYard.com suggest that you also look for industry-specific grants.
To help all of you small business owning ladies out there, we have created a list of small business grants for women.
Do you know of any good business grants for women? Tell us about them in the comment section below and share this list with an entrepreneur.
Black Fraternity Fathers and Their Children Speak Out About The Importance of Great Dads
Members of Black fraternities make up some of the best fathers in the world.
To celebrate Father’s Day, we at Watch The Yard spent the entire week leading up to the big day highlighting fathers who are members of D9 orgs.
We have compiled a list of our favorite Father’s Day posts from Instagram for you to see that include some amazing, tearjerking and some funny posts about fatherhood from fathers and their children about the importance of having/being great father figures.
To get the chance of being on this list, post a picture of a father who is a member of a Black fraternity member and is wearing his letters with the hashtag #WTYfathers and a quote about what fatherhood means.
Share this on Facebook if you think these positive images of Black fathers deserve to go VIRAL!
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