The days of being a caterer, waiter or dog walker for a extra money are long gone. Now, the name of the game is the side hustle.
Since 28% of Americans ages 18 to 26 have some sort of side hustle, we've put together a list of the most lucrative jobs to help you figure out a way to make money after you get off work instead of watching Netflix (NFLX - Get Report) until you fall asleep.
Becoming a social media Influencer, the more official title of what millennials call Instagram-famous, is a quick way to use the websites you already spend hours on to make a buck.
Facebook (FB - Get Report) , its Instagram product, Twitter (TWTR - Get Report) and Snapchat (SNAP - Get Report) are filled with young people who get paid to wear a top, drink a weight loss tea or promote a tooth whitening product.
You need at least a few thousand followers to find companies who will pay you for your posts. But once you do, you could make $20,000 for one picture.
Colleen Ballinger plays Miranda Sings on her YouTube channel, which has 7.8 million subscribers. Since she began posting videos in 2008, she's made $5 million, won a contract to write a memoir, starred in her own Netflix series and gotten a stand-up comedy tour. Not bad - and she doesn't even top the list.
Those who can't do teach. Those who can't online date consult. And there's money in online dating consulting - up to $200 per hour.
If you feel like you can write a good profile for Match.com (MTCH - Get Report) , pick a flattering picture to post on MeetMe (MEET - Get Report) and craft some witty banter on JDate (LOV) , this could be for you.
Buying and selling domain names has to be one of the easiest ways to make serious cash. If you had bought the domain Insure.com, you would have cashed a cool $16 million in 2009.
"Domains are the real estate of the internet and they are only getting more valuable," Millennial Money creator Grant Sabatier said. Put up a "Domain For Sale" page on the ones you own to let people know that yes, you can be bought.
Search Engine Optimization consulting can rake in up to $100,000 for just one gig, Grant Sabatier said, and has been the millionaire's most lucrative side hustle.
With the crazy amount of time spent searching on Google (GOOGL - Get Report) and Verizon's (VZ - Get Report) Yahoo, it shouldn't be hard to think of what you would search if you wanted to find your client's website or work. The key is to build a referral network, since just about anyone can do SEO consulting these days.