So, you are strapped for cash and the expenses keep mounting up. If it’s not the credit card bill, it’s an unexpected medical expense. If it’s not the car breaking down, it’s new clothes for the little ones who keep growing like weeds (or some new clothes for yourself!).

Whatever the specifics of your situation might be, we are confident that you’ve come to this blog for one of two reasons, if not both of them: either you are in need of emergency cash via a payday loan or a title loan, or you are looking for answers to the question posed in the title of today’s post — what are the best side hustle jobs out there?

Texas Payday Loans

We’ll address both below, starting with a brief explanation of how we operate as a Texas payday lender here at Your Loan Depot. Payday loans go by many different names — sometimes people call them installment loans, cash advances, bad credit loans, or maybe just your regular payday loan. Whatever you call them, we can help you if you are looking for a lender that offers essential funding for people who are short on cash. We offer loan services that help you borrow up to $10,000 if you qualify (see our car title loan resource for details).

While there are plenty of payday lenders out there, Your Loan Depot seeks to separate ourselves from the pack by offering an efficient and versatile process. We’ll work with you to make sure you understand the repayment plan completely. We’ll also do our best to be as quick as possible, since time is of the essence when you are strapped for cash. At the end of the day, we want to be a dependable source for Texas payday loans. We have payday lending locations all across Texas, so be sure to check out our locations resource to find which Your Loan Depot storefront is nearest you!

What Are The Best Side Gigs Out There?

Now that we’ve established what kind of payday loan company we are here at Your Loan Depot, it’s time to dive into the meat and potatoes of today’s blog! Below we highlight a few of the many side gigs that are out there to help you earn a bit more every month!

  • Ride Share – Let’s start with one that many have already considered among their options — ride sharing. The main appeal here is that you can set your own hours, stay in your own car, and simply drive people around town. If you have a reliable vehicle and you know your way around the block, it’s an appealing option. Of course, you have to consider some of the drawbacks as well, which include needing to pay for vehicular maintenance if and when the time comes. Putting excess miles on your car is less than ideal, so you’ll need to decide for yourself if that’s a choice you are comfortable with. In the same vein as ride sharing, you can also be a delivery driver for companies like Amazon. You can still work flexible schedules in most circumstances, and there is always work to be found during the holidays. Plus, you can easily apply online through your smartphone!
  • Freelance – When people hear the word “freelance” they typically think of freelance writing. While freelance writing as a service is certainly in demand, there are other options as well. For the unfamiliar, freelancing refers to someone who offers their professional services for a fee. The work is usually part-time and with no expectation of singing “non-competes” or whatever the case may be. The benefits of freelancing include that you are able to set your own schedule, generate considerable extra income, and you are your own boss. If you are an independent self-starter, freelancing might be a good option for you. Some of the most popular freelancing gigs include freelance web designing, bookkeeping, social media managing, or SEO writing for small businesses. So why don’t you update that LinkedIn profile and get going?!
  • Dog Walking Or Sitting – Do you like dogs? Do you like walking? Do you like sitting? If you answered yes to any of these three questions, we might have the side gig for you! … In all seriousness, if you are a fan of dogs, this might be the ticket. You won’t be able to have the fluid schedule that the above ideas offered, but you get paid to hang out with dogs, which is pretty incredible in its own right! If you have the space and your landlord’s position, assuming you rent, it’s worth considering if you think you’d be good at it. Plus, there apps you can download on your phone where you can pick up on-demand dog walking appointments whenever your schedule allows! Try Wag! if that interests you, and if you want to be a full-on dog sitter, check on According to their website, you can earn between $25-$35 a night!
  • Miscellaneous – We decided to make our final suggestion a miscellaneous mosaic of sorts. Since there are so many options out there, we decided to list as many as we could think of and let you do the research if any of them happen to pique your interest! You could officiate sports games, be a courier, teach group fitness classes, wait tables, sell collectibles, wash cars, voiceover act, teach music lessons, perform live music, bake for private events, style hair, become a photographer, or flip fixer-upper houses for profit. Of course, we could continue, but that’s probably a sufficient number of ideas for one blog post!

Get Your Cash Advance From Your Loan Depot!

We hope that you’ve enjoyed today’s blog which didn’t exactly fit into our typical kind of topic. All the same, we want you to remember that we at Your Loan Depot have loan services in the short-term and financial advice blogs for the long-term. If you are interested in applying to receive emergency cash for the former, apply online today!