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How To Earn Extra Money in Singapore

Posted on: 2021-12-16

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Who doesn’t want extra money? Everyone wants extra money even if they’re already employed and receiving fixed monthly income. For the last few years side hustle has become the hottest trend for millennials. Side hustle is an extra/additional job that brings extra money in addition to your main job. Having a side hustle in addition to your main job is becoming a norm and it certainly helps to diversify your sources of income. It’s great to have extra income, so we have collated the top 8 most attractive side hustles for you!

  • Food delivery driver
  • You can sign up to be a food delivery driver, there are a few apps you can use such as Grab, Deliveroo, and Foodpanda. According to Glassdoor data, food delivery drivers can earn up to SGD 20 per hour. Due to pandemic, many restaurants are not allowed to let their customers dine in, so take-outs or online orders have been growing at a rapid pace and the demand for delivery drivers has increased a lot too.

  • Freelance
  • Freelancing is not a new trend and this is the most common side hustle that people do to gain extra income. If you have skills in photo and video editing, web development, copywriting or content writing, graphic design, social media management, etc you should try freelance jobs. The rates vary, depending on the task and your skill but you can earn up to SGD 75 per hour for working on one task. Check out Freelancer, Upwork, Toptal, and Fiverr for freelance jobs.

  • Tutor
  • Becoming a tutor is a great choice for you who likes to teach, master certain subjects and perhaps you are a teacher as your main occupation. It depends on the student's education level but you can earn up to SGD 120 by tutoring. The highest pay is if you’re a MOE teacher and you teach junior college students.

  • Online business
  • If you have a knack for handicrafts you can sell your products on Etsy but if you want to sell non-handmade products you can try e-commerce platforms like Shopee and Lazada. You can also set up your own online store if you prefer dropshipping and don’t want to use other platforms. The upside of this side hustle is you can decide how much money you want to earn as you set the product price but also you have to put in more effort just like running other businesses.

  • Website and app testing
  • With more businesses starting to focus on user experience, there are lots of freelance gigs for people to try on the website and app testing tasks. For example, UserTesting will pay around SGD 13.59 for each completed task, each task can be finished in 20 minutes or less. The task is about using a certain website or app then you give your feedback of how your experience with the website or app.

  • Selling photos
  • There are photo stock sites such as Getty Images and Shutterstock that let people be contributors to their platform. Contributors upload their images and get paid when their images are downloaded by other people. In general, stock photo platforms pay around SGD 0.35 - SGD 0.70 per photo.

  • Pet sitting
  • For animal lovers this is such a dream job! This is a very easy job if you are an animal lover since you get to play with the animals and all you have to do is just take care of them. When the owners have no time to walk their dogs or they need to go on vacations and can’t bring their pets, pet sitters are very needed in this case. Pet sitters can earn SGD 25 per day.

  • Carpool or driver
  • With the gig sharing economy getting more attention for the last decade, this is another opportunity for you to gain extra income. If you own a car and license you should try to sign up for Grab and Uber. Drivers can earn around SGD 600 per week if they work part-time and for full-time drivers can earn around SGD 900 per week.

There are many side hustles or side gigs you can do to earn extra money while having a main job. You can choose your passion or hobbies to gain additional income. Just make sure your side gigs will not interrupt your main job unless you decide to pursue your side gig as your full-time job and main source of income, then you should quit your main job.

Written by

Vicky

Digital Marketing Executive

For more information or enquiries, please contact Vicky at hello@workclass.co