Good people of Lakeland, ever wish you had more spending money lining your pockets? If your iced coffee 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 in Downtown Lakeland 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 Lakelander 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 at Lake Hollingsworth or snapping engagement photos at Hollis Gardens, 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 Saturday mornings at the Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market 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 cheery cottage with a pool.
? Dash dinners for dough
- We all know hungry Lakelanders love nothing more than getting their Black & Brew and Teriyaki Madness 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.