Side Jobs To Consider in 2021

14 January, 2021



The working landscape is very different from a year ago. Many are still remote from home, adjusting to the new normal. Companies have been forced to make changes and sometimes cuts, when it comes to employees. Perhaps you are now part-time instead of full. Maybe you are looking for a change in a career. Either way, you might be wondering what job is correct for you, what options are right for your lifestyle, and how much money you can make from a side job. We are running down the options for all different job types here today.

Home Delivery

An option perfect for people with unpredictable or tight schedules. Home delivery services, like Uber Eats and Instacart, have drastically increased among COVID-19 precautions.  From February to April there was a 169% increase in the number of restaurants actively using Online Ordering with Upserve as restaurants quickly innovated and pivoted to takeout and delivery, paired with an 840% increase in weekly sales via online ordering. That is only two months time! Deliveries can happen anytime of day and any day of the week. This is excellent because of the flexibility it offers many people and households. Working during peak hours, mealtime rushes and week nights, can make you the most money. But workers report making several hundred dollars a week! What a difference that can make for your household.

Content Writing

These are jobs that can pay by gig or be a full salary type of side job. Content writing is creating creative written word essays for companies. A great job for someone who’s schedule fluctuates week to week. Maybe you have free time in the beginning of the month and not in the latter. Picking up freelancing content gigs could be perfect for you. Topics can range from home improvement to the stock market. If you are a solid writer, begin creating a portfolio. Previous research papers or even long, well written journal entries could qualify. Once you’re prepared, hop on a job search site like Content Writers, and get after it! Freelance content writers can expect to make 10-30$ an hour based on various criteria. 


This job has risen in demand since the invention of computers and hasn’t stopped. Coding is a skill that can be taught via college courses, but also can be learned on your own. Many professionals expressed an interest early on and developed their skill into a career. This job is easily accomplished from anywhere WI-FI is around. Projects are usually given a set date for completion so work is managed from the point of view of you! Working at night, weekends, long lunches, are all possible for the life of a coder. Beginner coders can expect to make 50 to 80k a year with growth potential. This job could be perfect for someone dissatisfied with their current career.


Trucking is a skilled position that takes training and qualifications but rewards applicants with an illness free environment. Perfect for single individuals, trucking allows you to cross the country while making money. A position in the top ten for job growth, there is a constant need for truckers. Supplies like groceries, medicine, and even natural gas are in high demand. With more individuals at home, there is a hole in the industry that needs filling. There is slight flexibility with your potential schedule. As long as deliveries are on time, you are able to take time off when and where you feel necessary. Truckers can expect to make over 40K as a base salary. 

Even when it feels like the job market is limited and scarce, just remember that there is always another direction life can take you. Being proactive about finding sources of income in side jobs is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your career. Keep checking back to Kratos Gas and Power for more lifestyle tips every week!