There’s nothing like a 3-day weekend! Except for those of us that are short on cash and won’t be living it up like the rest of the country. Instead of being down in the dumps about your financial situation, there are plenty of opportunities to turn things around in a relatively short time.
Here are five easy gigs that will earn you some extra cash on Labor Day weekend. Enjoy!
Help Others Celebrate
Just because you’re staying home and trying to earn some extra cash, doesn’t mean your neighbors are. People getting away for Labor Day will likely need help watching their kids, dogs, cats and home while they’re gone. This is a great opportunity to earn some extra spending money.
For pets, you can use platforms like Wag! or Rover to find owners that need help watching their furry friends over the 3-day weekend. There are options for boarding pets, or simply walking them once or twice a day. Like many of these side gigs, you can work as much or as little as you want.
For housesitting and babysitting, post on social media and Craigslist. You’ll do even better if you have some experience or qualifications. These kinds of jobs aren’t just for teenagers! In fact, many families prefer to trust adults with their property, which makes sense when you think about it.
Become A Host
Labor Day is a travel weekend for many people, and that means they’ll need someplace to stay! If you have the extra space, you can start hosting your room or home on sites like Airbnb. Hosting allows travelers to visit your city without worrying about expensive hotels, and you can earn some impressive income on holidays like Labor Day.
Have A Yard Sale
A big weekend is a perfect opportunity for a big yard sale. Take advantage of the extra time you have at home to take stock of what you no longer need. Pick a day and set up everything you don’t need outside so neighbors and passers-by can take a look. recommend not hosting the actual yard sale on Labor Day since many people have plans.
Set up signs around your neighborhood and at high-traffic intersections to bring some thrifty shoppers to your front door. Be sure to also post on Craigslist and social media with some photos of what you’ll have for sale. You never know how much cash you can get for your old junk until you try. There’s also the added benefit of getting rid of clutter and cleaning your home!
Take Some Surveys
If you need cash but don’t want to leave your couch, taking surveys on your laptop may be a good choice. Survey sites such asSwagBucks, Pinecone Research and IpSos offer you the opportunity to earn money by providing your opinions on various things. You won’t earn hundreds, but it’s something easy to do at all hours of the day.
These increasingly popular side jobs are in high demand on big weekends like this. Drivers on apps like Uber or Lyft often earn increased rates on holidays and when they’re driving in heavily populated areas. Drive around popular Labor Day destinations like beaches and parks to earn extra cash and help others celebrate safely.
Not a fan of letting other people ride in your car? Deliver food instead! Apps like Postmates, DoorDash and Uber Eats will pay delivery drivers a fair price for picking up food and delivering it to hungry customers. These services aren’t popular in every city, but they’re growing every day and offer you a fantastic chance to earn money on your own time.