Side hustles have become a way of life, according to a 2021 consumer spending survey. Nearly half (43%) of the survey respondents said their reason for taking on more work was to supplement their primary income.
That’s why Anthony Ivory picked up his gig with DoorDash in 2017. He dashes four or five days a week, making deliveries in and around Elizabeth, New Jersey.
“I get my schedules for my [full-time] work two weeks in advance. It allows me to schedule my dashing times around the peak times in my area,” he says. “It gives you the freedom to be able to work based on your schedule.”