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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, millions were put out of work and many of us were back to the proverbial drawing board to recharge our careers and income streams. Unemployment benefits and stimulus checks alone are not going to be enough to pull many of us through. What’s really needed for these trying times is a good side hustle or two.

YouTube, Facebook and Instagram are full of examples of side hustlers — each branded with a smiling face, claiming that they struck it big. But many of these endeavors don’t work for most people who try them, and the support  from the people peddling these ideas are usually light on actionable advice.

It pains me to watch as my friends and neighbors go from being put out of work by a pandemic to falling prey to side hustles that just don’t work. So, I’ve put together a list of the top side hustles that not only work, but can help you thrive through these tumultuous financial times.