Survey: 4 in 10 Americans have a side job

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Tired of waiting for a raise? Maybe it’s time to look into a side job.

A new survey from Bankrate found 37% of Americans have a side hustle that brings in an average of $686 per month.

Most say they consider the extra money they earn to be disposable income. Nearly 40% say they use their extra funds to cover living expenses.

Half of people who have a second job earn less than $200 per month. Fifteen-percent say they make more than $1000 per month.

The most popular side hustles are:

  1. Home repair/landscaping
  2. Online sales
  3. Crafts
  4. Child care

Other findings from the survey:

  • Millennials are more likely than members of other generations to say they have a side job.
  • Men earn more

*Click here to read more from Bankrate

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