Need to earn some extra cash and prefer to do so through creative pursuits? You’ve got plenty of options. Here are some creative side hustles that enable you to profit with acting, art, comedy, crafts, fashion, music and photography.
An explosion of new pay channels is generating an abundance of acting jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 32% increase in acting work from 2020 to 2030. That’s four times the job growth rate in the overall economy. But that doesn’t mean actors have an easy time finding work. The BLS notes that most actors suffer long stretches of unemployment, and their average hourly wage is just $21.88. As a result, many actors have “day jobs” — waiting tables and walking dogs, constructing houses or selling them — at least until they strike it big. And while you’ll need an agent once you do, these online platforms