Side hustles to make extra money in Raleigh, NC


Rent out parking near downtown to bring in the big bucks. | Photo by RALtoday

Good people of Raleigh — ever wish you had more spending money lining your pockets? If the burger + beer fund has been looking a little low, we’ve got four leads for a side hustle that you can implement now.

And for those of you already bringing home the bacon — if you need extra storage space, a place to park your car, or help with your summer lawn, this conversation is for you, too.

💸 Turn that empty garage, attic, or shed into moola

A parking spot near Glenwood Avenue is practically worth gold. Become a storage host on Neighbor to rent out anything from closets to parking spots + driveways to sheds. Listing your space is free + you’ll give another Raleighite the storage space they’ve been needing (if that’s you, surf the local listings here).

💸 Convert your hobbies into services for hire

Picture this: You’re leading a yoga class in Dix Park or snapping photos at one of these Instagram-worthy spots, and you’re getting paid. Land local gigs by advertising your services for free on Thumbtack. You can list pro skills like dog training, notarizing, and assembling furniturebasically, the sky’s the limit. And for those looking for hired hands, browse local pros for jobs like house cleaning or interior painting.


Deliver delicious O-Ku sushi on your own schedule through Doordash. | Photo by RALtoday

💸 Get into the Airbnb game

Spruce up a spare room, apartment, or house for an extra cash stream, plus the opportunity to tell tourists how great concerts at Red Hat are + window shopping at North Hills is. Just make sure you familiarize yourself with restrictions within certain city limits. List on Airbnb, or if you’ve got an entire private residence vacant, list on Vrbo. Draw inspiration from staycation destinations like this cottage on a pond.

💸 Dash dinners for dough

We all know hungry Raleighites love nothing more than getting their coffee from the Morning Times or sushi from O-Ku delivered, so sign up to be a Dasher with Doordash. You can choose your own hours and ride around town on your car, scooter, or bicycle. If all that food talk just made you hungry, here are the highest-rated restaurants available for delivery near you.

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