Side Hustles for Actors
There are jobs and there are careers. You could hate or love your job, but career is something you do for the rest of your life. If you are a struggling actor or if you just want to get into something new, here's some tips to get that dough.
Petsitter. Care.com is the site to go for that. Dog sitters get paid from $15+ and the registration is free. If you're not allergic to cats and dogs, this gig is for you! Who wouldn't want to take care of pets anyway and get paid for it?
Babysitter & nanny. If you're a caring person who loves to take care of little babies and kids and everyone around them, you should think about this. Care.com once again is a site to go for that. This gig is especially good for students who are going for a degree in a childhood education.
Teacher's assistant. Virtual or in-person, you get paid starting from $15+. You love to be a leader and teach people something that you're passionate about.
Acting coach. DISCLAIMER: You have to be a SAG actor who constantly books guest stars and other union gigs! If you're not a working actor, this isn't for you. If you're a producer, screenwriter, etc- teach that.
Personal assistant. This job requires you to be on your feet 24/7, depends who your boss is. You can be a pet sitter, nanny, receptionist, therapist, etc. Whatever your boss needs- you do it. Unless it's something you're uncomfortable with. Let me tell you a personal story. I worked for a tyrant, racist and sexist doctor from Charleston, named John and I remember coming home from a 12-hour shift and getting right into bed. I cleaned his 3-story house, went grocery shopping, cooked meals for his teenage son, did John's paperwork, helped with Reese's homework, took care of 3 dogs, gave John back massages, painted random things, did yard work- HOLY COW! I have never worked so hard as I did for John. I quit after 3 days after he disrespected my Russian heritage and said quite few N words. I got paid $700 in 3 days though. So, have tough skin and not every boss is going to be a bad person, there's some really good ones out there!
Personal trainer. If you love to work out and love helping others get in shape...get your certificate and charge from $20 per hour. Just for working out and helping people.
Content creator. OnlyFans, camming. If you're a pretty girl and know how to market yourself- you will get paid. When I first started I was earning $20 dollars a week, because I didn't know how to work it out. A year later I earn on average $500 a week. Not bad for sending nude pics, huh? Obviously, there will be judgemental people who will slut-shame you. But you know what? FUCK THEM! Your body is beautiful, so why not make money off of it? Camming is bit different. Basically you have a very sexy chat with someone who you've never met and probably never will. And you get paid for it. In my experience it can be a little awkward at first, but then you get used to it.
Bartender & server. You like people and like to get drunk, you're a social butterfly- this job is for you. Obviously, dealing with rude people is unavoidable, so there's just an FYI.
Real estate assistant. If you like other people's homes and people in general, this gig is for you. Obviously, you have to find a real estate agent who will take you under their wing. Even if you don't live in a big city, browse around the web and see who you can find. But remember- you have to learn from the best.
Video editor. If you've taken some classes in college and know how to build a good demo or commercial reel- get into it! Editing is a job for patient people and who like to work in a quiet environment. Also, it pays pretty well.
Voiceovers. They are fun and you can do them from the comfort of your own home. You should take classes if you want to pursue VoiceOver work professionally. The site I would highly recommend is Voices123 . There are many varieties of gigs with different pay. I would STAY AWAY from voices.com !!! They charge too much and there's barely any gigs.