We Ranked the Best Side Hustles of 2022

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We could all use a little extra income. Whether you need some help with your bills, are chipping away at your debt or are just saving for something fun, a side hustle can be the perfect solution.

There’s just one problem. There are so many options. How do you know which ones are legit? Will they actually earn you any money? Are they going to consume your entire life?

We’ve picked the best, easiest, highest-paying and most legitimate side gigs of 2022 so you can start making some extra money — on your own time.

1. Let This App Pay You up to $83 When You Win Solitaire Games

Lots of us already play Solitaire on our phones for fun or just to pass the time. Want to see if you can win money at it?

There’s a free iPhone app called Solitaire Cash that lets you play for real money. You could get paid up to $83 per win.

You might be thinking: There’s got to be a catch. This is definitely one of those spammy apps, right?

Wrong. There really isn’t a catch. Sure, you can pay to play in some higher-stakes tournaments, but there’s no pressure. And, in fact, there aren’t even any annoying ads.

With each game, you’ll battle it out against at least five other players. Everyone gets the same deck, so winning is totally a matter of skill. The top three players who solve the deck fastest can win real money — anywhere from $1 to $83.

Over on the App Store, it has over a million downloads and more than 15,000 ratings, averaging 4.7 stars (out of 5).To get started, just download the free appand start playing your first game immediately.

2. Make an Extra $225 this Month By Watching Cooking Videos

If we told you that you could get paid to watch cooking videos on your computer, you’d probably laugh.

No way, right? But we’re serious.

A website called InboxDollars will pay you to watch short video clips online. One minute, you might watch a chef teach you how to make fudge brownies, and the next, you might get the latest celebrity gossip.

All you have to do is choose which videos you want to watch and answer a few quick questions about them afterward. Brands pay InboxDollars to get these videos in front of viewers, and it passes a cut to you.

Unlike other sites, InboxDollars pays you in cash — no points or gift cards. It’s possible to earn up to $225 per month watching these videos, which could make a serious dent in your grocery bill.

It takes about one minute to sign up, and you’ll get a $5 bonus to get you started.