Side hustles to make extra money in Indianapolis, IN

There’s so much to do in Indy, why not earn a little extra scratch to pay for it? | Photo via @danielgrosephotography

Good people of Indianapolis, ever wish you had more spending money lining your pockets? If the bagel + latte 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 on or near Mass Ave. 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 and you’ll give another Hoosier 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 by the ruins in Holliday Park or snapping engagement photos on the Canal, 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 furniture — basically, the sky’s the limit. And for those looking for hired hands, browse local pros for jobs like house cleaning or interior painting.

💸 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 shopping in Fountain Square + relaxing in Broad Ripple park 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 stunning lakefront flat.  

💸 Dash dinners for dough

We all know hungry Hoosiers love nothing more than getting their chocolate glazed from Long’s Bakery + tacos from La Margarita 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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