At 3.6%, the unemployment rate is refreshingly low, but that doesn’t mean that people are making enough money at their jobs.

The key is finding a side gig that doesn’t feel like work, said Matthew Warzel, CPRW, president of MJW Careers, LLC.

“Something that isn’t overly time-consuming, but also worth the amount of income per successful project completion,” Warzel said.

“An ideal goal to start out with is to first make up any expenses you’ve incurred from the startup, then focus on small goals. Maybe $1,000 a month…then up to $1,500, $2,000, etc.”

Reselling Items Online “If you like to browse estate sales, you may want to consider reselling the items you find online,” said Julie Ramhold, consumer analyst with

Virtual Assistant “In some states, you can find a gig as a virtual assistant,” Ramhold said. “Often this kind of work includes managing someone’s schedule and booking trips, creating itineraries, booking meetings and reminding them of said meetings, ordering items, and more tasks like this.”

Furniture Flipping “It is a common sight when heading out on a walk and spotting some discarded furniture pieces,” said David Lee, operations manager of Neutypechic, a mirror brand.

Tutoring “This can be done online or in-person, and you can set your own hours to work around your family’s schedule,” said Chris Anderson, a teacher and writer.