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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on The Penny Hoarder.
The minimum wage just went up in about half the states in the U.S., giving more than 8 million workers an instant raise.
You don’t want to be one of them, though. You shouldn’t have to settle for making minimum wage — not even in your side gig.
And increasingly, workers don’t have to.
With today’s labor shortages, an increasing number of employers say they have to pay more than minimum wage to recruit and hold on to restaurant servers, hotel housekeepers, retail store clerks and other employees, according to reports like this one in The Wall Street Journal.
This affects side gigs, too. It’s important to choose a side gig that’ll pay you properly for your time.
Sure, you could fold T-shirts at a local shop to earn a few bucks. But how can you find a part-time job that will really take a bite out of your bills?
Here are 11 flexible side gigs that pay more than $20 per hour.
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