The great thing about having your own side hustle is that you can pretty much choose whatever type of work you’d like. There is the creativity that comes with freelance writing, the work-at-home flexibility of being a virtual assistant, and the adventure of meeting and interacting with new people as a rideshare driver just to name a few.
I enjoy learning about the different ways people earn extra money on the side. There are hundreds if not thousands of way to earn a side income. Some side hustles are pretty straightforward, while some are downright strange! Check out these three odd side hustle ideas.
Research and Clinical Trials Participant
Researchers are always on the lookout for individuals to participate in studies, and most will compensate you for your time. Typically researchers look for healthy volunteers, as well as individuals with certain conditions such as diabetes or asthma to help them advance their knowledge and treatment of various conditions.
There are a number of different studies that recruit volunteers. Participation can range from simple activities such as answering computerized questionnaires about health behavior, to weekly visits that study the effects of certain medications, to testing the effectiveness and safety of experimental vaccines.
Keep in mind research and clinical trials require that specific measures are put in place to protect patient identity and safety. If you ever consider participating in a research study make sure you know as much as possible about the study, and feel comfortable addressing your questions and concerns.