Good people of Asheville, ever wish you had more spending money lining your pockets? If the fried chicken fund has been looking a little low, we’ve got four leads for side hustles 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/near Charlotte Street 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 + you’ll give another Ashevillian 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 in Carrier Park or snapping engagement photos at Max Patch, 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 going to Downtown After 5 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 colorful tiny house.
💸 Dash dinners for dough
- We all know hungry Ashevillians love nothing more than getting their naan tacos from Blue Dream Curry Houses and bento boxes from The Madness Sushi & Burger Bar 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.