The Side Hustles that Will Make You $100+ per Day

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Side hustling is now part of many people’s lives. Some do it for fun, some out of necessity, and some to develop new skills.

But how much are these side hustlers making?

It’s the question that kicked off this latest study from NetCredit. Its team of researchers looked through thousands (and thousands) of job adverts on Fiverr to find the best-paying daily side hustles.

Let’s have a look at what they found out.

Best Paying Daily Side Hustle in Every Country

The NetCredit study starts by looking at the best-paying side hustles for a day’s work in every country.

And there’s some serious global demand for side hustlers with the skills and experience to build a website from scratch.

Website design came out as the best-paying daily side hustle in over 21 countries spread across all four corners of the globe. They include Canada, Brazil, Poland, and Saudi Arabia.

The Top Daily Side Hustle in the USA

Nearly one out of two people in the USA now has a side hustle. And for many, it’s not a passion project. Research shows that as many as 30% of the nation’s side hustlers need that second income to cover the basic costs of living. Not good.

Making that extra bank is a little easier for those with the right technical and digital skills. Website design, mobile app design, and UX design are all among the best-paying daily side hustles in the USA. For a day’s work, these side hustlers are picking up between $120-160.

But the real (side hustle) money is in helping companies build a successful marketing strategy. Day rates for freelance marketers who can create and implement the right messages start at around $160.

Best-paying Side Hustles for Writers

No young writer grew up dreaming about writing content for LinkedIn. However, while today’s professional scribes are working towards that nobel prize for literature, crafting profiles for the professional social network site is a great way to bring in a little extra cash.

As the top-paying side hustle for writers, working on LinkedIn profiles equals $110 for a day’s work—great money for a young freelance writer.

Website content is among the lowest paid daily hustles for writers; that’s probably because more and more companies are outsourcing basic content needs to ChatGPT and other AI platforms.

Making $100+ per Day as a Freelance Designer

Design work stands out as one of the best-paying daily side hustles.

Presentation designers can earn $163 per day, while the average day rate for website design is $162.

More design gigs paying more than $100 for a day’s work include 3D industrial design, UX design, packaging design, and model creation.

Catalog design is the only design side hustle that pays under the $100 benchmark – but only just. The average for a day’s worth of catalog designer is $99.80.

AI Side Hustlers

AI is doing some seriously impressive things when it comes to content creation. But these smart machines and software programs have a long way to go. So for now, they still need human oversight and direction.

That’s created a whole new industry for side hustlers who know how to get the very best out of AI platforms.

Side hustlers are making $63 a day editing AI-generated content. Fact-checking all that content for accuracy is currently worth $35.18 per day.

But the best paying job (by far) is in designing and editing AI Spokesperson Videos ($131 per day).

Daily Side Hustling as a Digital Marketer

Every business needs to get its digital marketing on point. In fact, digital marketing has been one of the fastest-growing industries since the COVID-19 lockdowns.

And with demand outstripping the supply of skills, there is some good money to be made as a digital marketer on the side hustle.

Here’s a rundown of what they’re making:

  • Marketing Strategist = $178 per day
  • Mobile App Marketing = $109 per day
  • Social Media Marketing = $101 per day

Business Side Hustles

The day rates for business-related side hustles are surprisingly low. For example, helping a company with its business plan brings in just $77 per day, while you’ll earn less than $70 per day working on sales, accounting, AI consultation, or drawing up legal contracts and documents.

The exception is Pitch Decks. These are short, sharp, and impactful presentations that start-ups use when pitching to potential investors. Knowing how to create the right story and messages for a pitch deck presentation will bring in $101 per day.

Side Hustling Earning Potential in Data Science & Analytics

Data is the new oil. In other words, it’s now the 21st-century’s most valuable resource.

Those who know how to help companies get the most out of their data can earn $120 a day designing and building custom dashboards.

There’s also some decent side hustle money in machine learning, data analysis, and data visualization.

On the flip side, some of the lowest paying daily side hustles are data-related. A day’s side hustling in data entry and data collection is now worth under $40. This is largely due to specialist companies outsourcing the work to developing countries with much lower wages.

About the author


Ashley Murphy

Ashley Murphy graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Manchester. He began working as a freelance content writer in 2015. He writes for NeoMam Studios, specializing in technology, higher education, current affairs, the arts, and entrepreneurship.