10 Low Stress Side Hustles That Earn $500+ A Month

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There are so many side hustles out there, with many of them being time consuming and stress inducing. 

However, this list of side hustles isn’t any of that. Side hustles can be a lot of fun. 

Check out this list of 10 side hustles that are stress-free!

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Sell Etsy Printables

Selling printables is my favorite side hustle on this list because it’s almost entirely passive income, meaning you do the work in one sitting, and then get paid for it for months and years to come. My friend Julie earns over $1,000 a month selling printables. She loves this side hustle and recommends it to anyone who is short on time, wants extra money, and wants to work from home. 

Are you wondering how to get started selling Etsy printables? Julie even made a free guide which includes a secret list of best-selling products by month and how to capitalize on seasonal trends to make sales. It’s a free download and SO good!

Julie recently created a course called E-Printables where she shows you exactly how to make money selling printables online. I’ve gone through the course myself and plan on adding this as a side hustle myself because it’s one of the easiest ways to make passive income. 

Here’s an example of a student who is has made thousands after taking the E-Printables course. She’s only been on Etsy for a year and already has over 2,000 sales!

Cleaning the environment

Did you know you can make money by cleaning parking lots? My friend Brian Winch started a cleaning service in 1981. He cleans commercial properties whether it be parking lots, sidewalks, or landscapes. Now, he also teaches other people how to get started.

I know what you’re thinking, how do you even get started doing something like this? CleanLots is a comprehensive guide that teaches you how to start and run a litter removal business. There’s a lot of money to be made in this space because let’s face it, parking lots can become a huge mess and it reflects poorly on the business. 

Look at what a recent student of CleanLots shared about his success. Geremy recently received his first contract with 20 properties. Amazing!

Flipping items

Did you know you can make money by buying items and reselling them? You can earn even more money by fixing up an item and restoring it to a higher quality item. 

If you want to learn how to buy and resell items for profit, Flipper University is an affordable way to learn how to create a profitable selling business in less than 14 days. The creators of this course created a side hustle that made them $42,000 their first year of side hustling and now make them over $133,00 a year.

A student of Flipper University made $373 in her first month. A few months later, her sales jumped to $1,505, the following month $3,598. She added up her total sales and made $60,307 since starting her side hustle. Really incredible.


Surveys are not a lucrative way to make money, but they do provide a little cash when you need more money to buy groceries or household supplies. 

To make money with surveys, all you do is fill out a quick profile sharing a little about you and then you can start answering questions and giving your opinions. You can also sign up for several survey site websites to see which survey site you like best and to see which one can earn you the most cash. 

The top survey sites are:

Make dog treats at home

Did you know you can make $1,000+ a month part-time working at home with a dog treat business? You can even make $5,000-$8,000 from your home kitchen if you do it full-time. You can get your kids involved, work from home, create your own schedule, and make treats for dogs. I don’t think it gets better than that. 

My friend Kristin runs a successful dog treat business from home and perfected the craft of selling dog treats. She even teaches others how to replicate her success in her course Diva Dog Bakery.

I know you have a ton of questions about this and want to learn more before signing up for a course. That’s why Kristin offers a completely FREE workshop to answer all of your questions. Have more questions that aren’t covered in the workshop? You can contact Kristin via email. Get her free workshop here and see if this side hustle is for you.

Dog walking

I was a dog walker for a long time and it was one of my favorite side hustles. It never felt like work and I always enjoyed every job.

To find a dog walking job, you can:

  • Print out flyers and post them around town with your experience and contact information
  • Create a profile on Rover (which is where I found my dog walking jobs)
  • Apply to work at a dog care company in your town (there are many, even in small towns)

Most dog walking jobs pay between $10-$30 per hour depending on how many dogs, experience you have, and if the dogs need any specialty care. 

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Grocery shopping

Grocery shopping may seem like an easy task, but many people are no longer able to go to the grocery store due to safety reasons. Others simply do not have time to go grocery shopping and want to hire out the task.

To make money grocery shopping, become an Instacart Shopper. You get to set your own schedule and earn money on your time. To get started, you need to pass a background check, be at least 18 years old, have legal authorization to work in the U.S., lift 40 pounds with accommodation, and have access to a car and smart phone.

Sell digital stickers on Etsy

Another great side hustle related to Etsy is selling digital planners and digital stickers. My friend Michelle sells digital planners and stickers on Etsy. Michelle personally uses digital planners and digital stickers, so she decided to sell them herself. She made over $700 her first month in profit. In her second month, she made over $1,000 in profit. 

She even created an affordable course teaching others how to do the same, which you can see here. She even says you don’t need to have any prior skills, you do not need a background in drawing, no special software required, and anyone can do this. This is a great side hustle for people looking to make some extra money every month.

I love side hustles like this because you put in a few hours of work, upload your digital products to Etsy, and then earn extra money for months to come. You can check out the Digital Stickers Course here.


If you have a talent for words and reading, proofreading is for you. Proofreading is a skill that is in high-demand because businesses need to look professional. When a business has mistakes in their writing, it’s not ideal. I personally hire a proofreader for large projects and cannot imagine not having one.

Proofreaders can work remote and from anywhere in the world. Having a computer and reliable internet access is a must.

Here is a free workshop to help you turn your skills into a remote proofreading job.

Writing for both small & large publications

If you have a talent for writing or think it’s something that you’d enjoy, becoming a freelance writer is a great idea. I was a freelance writer in college and found it be an easy way to earn extra money by writing articles for websites.

If you’re interested in learning more about making money as a freelance writer, I have two helpful articles from women who freelance write full-time. 

If after reading those articles you find yourself seriously interested in freelance writing but need help getting stated, Earn More Writing is a great course that teaches you everything you need to know to become a successful writer. There is also a free workshop I recommend signing up for called How To Build A Six-Figure Writing Career.

Final Thoughts

There are tons of side hustles out there that are relatively stress-free and a whole lotta fun! My favorite stress-free side hustle was walking dogs from Rover.com. I always had new jobs popping up and it was so much fun to get paid to hangout with dogs. 

Which side hustle do you want to start?

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