Having a little extra money isn’t something that any people want to turn down. We all have unexpected expenses, such as car repairs, or additional things that we’d want to be able to fund (even if it’s just a new pair of shoes). And for many people, a side hustle isn’t just about earning extra cash: It’s a way to make sense of a changing economy that doesn’t have as much reliability in jobs and stability as it might have in years past.
It’s no small percentage of the population that focuses on a side hustle, either. About 44 million Americans have a second stream of income, either because they want to or because they need to. But too many people fall pretty to side hustles that are a scam: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Want to learn more about generating your own extra cash? This graphic helps you get started.