Key Takeaways:

  • Gig work is a flexible way to earn money, and there are many types of gig work that you can do for money, including delivery, rideshare, cleaning services, freelance and consulting services, home services, and personal services.
  • Gig work can be a great way to make some extra money if you only have time in your schedule once in a while, and you'll be able to enjoy setting your own hours, managing your own schedules, and choosing who you want to work with.
  • If you're interested in gig work, you can choose from any number of options and find something that suits your lifestyle and personality, and there are many online platforms and websites available to help you find gig work opportunities.

f you're looking for a way to make extra cash, or supplement your income, gig work is a great option.

Companies like Uber and TaskRabbit have revolutionized the way we work by allowing people to take advantage of their spare time. You can do everything from cleaning houses to delivering groceries with these platforms.

Here's how each type of gig work works:


This is one of the most accessible gig work types, but it’s also one of the most popular for that reason.

You can find delivery jobs online, and they require minimal training—a car, a smartphone and decent time management skills are all you need to get started.

Door Dash, Uber Eats and Grubhub are all well-known platforms for delivering food from restaurants through an app-based ordering system (and sometimes other items besides food). If you have a car and live somewhere with decent public transportation options (or access to bikes), this might be a good option for you!


Rideshare is when you drive someone else's car. It’s a popular gig, because it can be lucrative and flexible.

Rideshare companies include Uber and Lyft, but there are others too: Wingz, Fasten, Get Me, Scoop, Grab, Juno and more.

Drivers can make a lot of money with these companies: they pay the driver plus tip (the passenger decides how much to tip), which means a driver who works full-time hours could earn $25/hour or more in some markets. Drivers should remember that they're responsible for their own expenses — gas mileage won't be reimbursed by rideshare companies — so they’ll need to factor those costs into their hourly wages as well as any other costs incurred while working as a rideshare driver (such as buying snacks or using toll roads).

Drivers need to be careful about their health insurance coverage if they work for rideshares long-term; most states don't require drivers' personal auto insurance policies include coverage for commercial use of personal vehicles under the "personal injury protection" portion of their policy (which includes medical expenses). Ridesharing companies offer supplemental policies that can cover this gap in coverage — but only if you buy it from them!

Cleaning services

Cleaning services have many different types of jobs. You can be a house cleaner or an apartment cleaner, or even an office cleaner. No matter what you do, they all have one thing in common: they give you a chance to make money while doing something you enjoy.

If you want to clean on your own, that's great! But if you feel like there are too many places to go and not enough time in the day, consider joining a cleaning company instead. They'll pay you for each job that gets done and take care of everything else so that all you have to do is show up at each client's home or office with your supplies and get down to business. It couldn't be simpler!

Freelance and consulting services

You can also look into consulting opportunities in the gig economy. If you're a developer, writer or marketer, you might be able to find freelance work through online platforms that connect employers with talented freelancers. These sites usually have a bidding process where candidates submit their résumés and bids; once hired, freelancers receive income on a per-project basis.

Freelance work differs from other forms of gig work because it's done remotely—it does not require you to travel from job site to job site each day. However, if that's something you want to do (and we don't blame you), there are still options available for those interested in finding a regular position via an app platform like Uber or Lyft.

Home services

Home services are those tasks that you might be able to do in your own home, and there’s a lot of flexibility in what you can do. Home services can include anything from cleaning houses to doing yard work to helping people with their pets.

Many people who want help with their home services find it through sites like TaskRabbit, Handy, and Thumbtack—but let’s not forget about how much fun it is to get creative: if you have some skills or talents that aren’t exactly on these platforms (like being great at organizing things or sewing clothes), then why not offer those services directly?

Personal services

Personal services are a type of Gig work that includes babysitting, housekeeping, pet care, and other similar jobs. You can find gigs on websites such as, and You can also find gigs on platforms like Fiverr or Upwork.

There are many types of gig work that you can do for money!

Gig work is a flexible way to earn money. You can do gig work on your own schedule and from the comfort of your home or wherever you choose. Gig work can be a great way to make some extra money if you only have time in your schedule once in a while. You'll be able to enjoy setting your own hours, manage your own schedules, as well as choosing who you want to work with.

We hope this article has given you a better understanding of the different types of gig work. You can choose from any number of options and find something that suits your lifestyle and personality.

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Aug 2, 2022
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