For as long as you can remember, you have definitely been a people person. You are outgoing, enjoy talking with others—whether you know them or not—and come home feeling energized after being at a party or having lunch with friends.
In other words, you are pretty much the dictionary definition of an extrovert.
You are also a bit short on cash these days; you’ve had a few more unexpected bills than usual and you are hoping to get through this financial challenge without racking up huge credit card bills. Instead, you would rather take on a side gig that will get you through this monetary bump in the road.
If you have ever been offered a sample of the newest granola bar, cheese, wine and/or salsa at the supermarket, you already know what a product demonstrator is. This job involves having an in-depth knowledge of the product and the ability to greet people as they walk by. You might even get to cook relatively easy dishes that include the specific ingredient. The next time you are at the grocery store, speak with the manager and ask if he or she can get you in touch with whoever hires the product demonstrators, or you could also ask the next one you see if they are hiring.
Another terrific side hustle for extroverts is a direct sales job through a company like Amway. You can set up your own home-based business and enjoy a flexible schedule that involves selling products directly to other people. According to this YouTube video, the Amway money plan involves three specific ways that will allow you to earn some extra cash on the side. This includes bonuses and other rewards. You might enjoy this work so much that you decide to continue doing it indefinitely.
Teach English to Kids
Did you know that you can teach English to kids in China, all from the comfort of home and your computer? If this sounds appealing to you, you can sign up at a website like Gogo Kid and help kiddos across the globe to learn English, all through online communication. You can sign up with the company and they will help you formulate your lesson plans. If you are already a teacher or love the idea of helping children learn, this might be an ideal side hustle option for you.
Drive for Lyft or Uber
Since you don’t mind speaking with strangers, driving for a company like Lyft or Uber might also be a solid fit as a side hustle. For those who like to drive and have a decent vehicle, you can work as many hours as you wish for these companies and chauffeur people around town. While some of your passengers might be on the quiet side, having an outgoing and friendly personality will help everyone to feel at ease with you when they are in your car.
Use Your Personality to Your Advantage
While there are plenty of other side gig ideas out there, not all of them involve a lot of human contact. It is good to know that you can take on a number of part-time jobs—many of which allow you to set up your own schedule—and earn the money you need to get through your financial hardship while allowing your sunny personality to shine through.