Nearly half of US workers say they earn extra income by using a side hustle, according to a new report from Bankrate.com.
Eighty-four percent of Millennial side hustlers and 79 percent of Gen Xers with side jobs say technology helps them earn money on the side, compared to 67 percent of Baby Boomers.
About half of 23- to 38-year-olds say they earn extra money on the side.
Forty percent of Millennial side hustlers say they earn at least half of their income from side jobs, compared to 22 percent of Gen Xers and nine percent of Baby Boomers.
For many, a side hustle not only represents a way to earn extra money, but also an outlet to explore – and profit from – interests beyond their day jobs.
“The good news is, whether you need to put in extra hours to pay the bills or pad your savings account, finding a side gig has never been easier.”
“Side hustles are obviously a great way to earn extra money, but they also provide an opportunity to turn a passion or hobby into something more than that,” added Dixon.