Why Do People Work Side Jobs?

August 22nd, 2020 by 

In our last post we looked at the most common side jobs among American adults. Perhaps surprisingly, around 31% of all adults work some sort of a side job, doing anything from renting out property or time to selling things online.

In this post we'll go a step deeper and try to answer why people work those side jobs. If a third of adults in the US have a side hustle, what motivates it? Strap in, let's explore the results.

Why Do Americans Work Side Jobs?




PK started DQYDJ in 2009 to research and discuss finance and investing and help answer financial questions. He's expanded DQYDJ to build visualizations, calculators, and interactive tools.

PK is in his mid-30s and lives in New Hampshire with his wife, kids, and dog.

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