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17 Of The Best Side Jobs For Millennials

Updated August 9, 2017 2.4k votes 387 voters 25.7k views17 items

If you haven’t heard, millennials are broke. And the only 20 and early 30-somethings who are actually keeping their heads above water are doing so because they’ve figured out the best side hustles for making a nominal amount of cash. Side hustles, or an extra job for all you grandpas out there, are how millennials make money – because they definitely can’t afford rent, bills, and a weekly brunch on whatever salary their normal job provides. The economy is always in flux, but the 2008 housing crisis forced everyone to either take on a second job, or to change their retirement plans indefinitely. In its most simplistic terms, that means that there were no “real” jobs waiting for millennials when they got out of college. Now the only way to live is to adopt a side hustle. Are you ready to step into the world of millennial finances?

The most important part about having a side hustle is for you not to be embarrassed about having to make some money on the side. (Hey, some people even like their side hustle so much they can quit their job.) Anyone who says they don’t have to tighten their belts is either lying through their teeth or they have a trust fund and they’ll be feeling the burden soon enough. Whether you’re a millennial looking for ideas on how to make some extra money on the side, or you’re just intrigued at what young people are doing for money, all of these are earnest, and viable ways of making a living in a time when it’s very hard to make money. Vote on the best side hustles for millennials, that is if you have the time to take a break from one of your three jobs. 

  • 9. Barista At A Terrible Coffee Shop

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    This side hustle is tricky because you don't want to get locked into working at one of those specialty coffee shops where the latte art is immaculate and you have to wear suspenders. If you're just trying to get some extra money you'll want to get a job at the worst reviewed coffee shop on Yelp. They don't care if you don't know a cappuccino from an americano, and they probably have plenty of extra shifts for you to pick up. 

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  • 10. Get A Job In Retail

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    Retail is the easiest side hustle in the entire world. They hire 16-year-olds to work in retail. You don't have to be good, nice, or even care about the job. Most of the adults that work full time retail are so dead behind the eyes that as long as you show up for your shifts and keep your head down you'll be raking in that sweet part-time retail skrilla. 

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  • 11. Crisis Actor

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    With all of the false flag operations taking place these days, it only makes sense that whoever's funding all of these babies would need some new crisis actors to appear at the next "mass shooting," or act of "domestic terrorism." Unfortunately you probably can't take too many of these jobs, "they" wouldn't want the same "people" to keep showing up in the same "news reports." 

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  • 12. Find The Amulet

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    Most millennials believe that the amulet is simply a myth, but the old ones still whisper about the coming of the "thirstiest millennial" who will find the amulet, and with it the end of their money woes. Will you be the one to finally grasp the amulet? 

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