4 Side Hustles to Keep You Earning Extra all Year

We are in a season of life where having more than one stream of income is absolutely necessary. I did the research for us all and found 4 side hustle’s that you can easily pick up to earn extra cash.

1. Lyft/Uber/Taxi cab driver.

People will always need transportation, if you live in a busy city driving for Lyft or Uber is a quick way to add a extra stream of income. One of the many perks of working for Lyft and Uber is the ability to create your own schedule and the option for immediate payouts after completing a drop off.

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2. TLC- Total Life Changes

If you haven’t heard of TLC and their amazing tea and CBD products you have been hiding sis. TLC provides healthy products to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. With this particular company you have the ability to earn several streams of income while selling one product. They are one of the only companies around that offer 50% retail commission based on each product point value sold.

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3. Life insurance

The amount of people selling life insurance has definitely increased and the amazing thing is there is still a need for more agents. You have the opportunity to make 40% – 90% sales commission on all plans sold.

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4. Instacart/Doordash/Grubhub/UberEats/Shipt

The amazing benefit of delivering food is the ability to make your own schedule. With each of these companies you have the opportunity to make up to $20 or more per hour. Immediate payout options are available for each company.

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Girlfriend there are so many ways to create a side hustle. Please explore your talents and stop limiting yourself. Go for it, its time to walk in your full potential.

-Latrina C

Women’s History Month Feature – Emme Rain

For Women’s History Month I will be sharing the stories that define and provide examples of women empowerment, uplifting stories of personal triumph and businesses that are inspiring and are making a difference for women. Women’s History Month is a declared month each year that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.

I want to introduce you to Emme Rain.

Emme Rain is an international bestselling author, keynote speaker, mentor, and mystic with a diverse background in leadership, speaking, training, personal development, healing, publishing, and entrepreneurship. Her results and empowering authenticity have made her a highly sought after expert and leader. Emme’s inspiring, creative approach to business, life, and spirituality has given her opportunities to host television shows on major cable and television networks. FOX KTVE has called her, “one of Louisiana’s foremost experts on mindfulness.” She has also been featured on radio stations and podcasts. Emme’s brand Magickal Mystic has grown its consumer base, which has correlated with the growth in its offerings.

Her businesses are Divinity Academy and Magickal Mystic.

Here is HERstory:

Emme grew up in a small town in rural Arkansas and spent 18 years as an ordained, Christian minister where she fine-tuned her natural gifts of leadership and personal development. She has successfully parlayed her unique experiences of serving as a minister and her business acumen into empowering people in both spirituality and entrepreneurship. She is an seriel entrepreneur, six-figure earner, international bestselling author, keynote speaker, mentor, and alchemist with a diverse background in leadership, speaking, training, personal development, healing, publishing, and entrepreneurship. Her results and empowering authenticity have made her a highly sought after expert and leader. Emme’s inspiring, creative approach to business, life, and spirituality has led her to opportunities to host television shows on major cable and television networks. FOX KTVE has called her “one of the Louisiana’s foremost experts on mindfulness.” She has also been featured on radio stations and podcasts. Emme is the Founder/CEO of Lanico Media House, The Magickal Mystic, Divinity Academy, and EmmeBossed Entertainment. Her brands have produced hundreds of physical and digital products that are sold globally each day. She is an influential thought leader in healing and personal transformation, aligning practical abilities with spiritual power to achieve success. Her work reaches people from all walks of life, ranging from rehabilitating prison inmates to successful celebrities. Emme’s online school, Divinity Academy, is an empowering online learning platform for personal development, metaphysical techniques, and the occult.

What does women empowerment mean to you?

Women empowerment is about building the mental, physical, spiritual and financial health of women. Part of that involves destroying old patterns of belief that kept women playing small and living unfulfilled. The other part is introducing them to a new picture of themselves without any bias so that they see the beauty and potential of what it means to be woman.

What advice or words of inspiration would you like to share with someone?

My biggest piece of advice to women is always to forget what they were taught a woman should be and to refer to the contents of their own hearts and minds to determine who they truly are.

What do you want your legacy to be?

When my work is done, I see myself leaving behind a legacy of personal power, courage and elevation in mind, body and soul. I also want a big portion of that to include eradicating much of the poverty that comes from fear, as well as gender and race bias.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by watching underdogs triumph. I am inspired by success stories. And I am inspired by my grandsons.

Emme Rain is an author and publisher under her given name: Lacresha Hayes. Her written works include over 30 titles to date. The 20 published titles include the hit book The Rape of Innocence: Taking Captivity Captive and the popular releases Unnecessary Roughness and Earmageddon. Her library also includes authorship of poetic journals and several personal development books. Under her moniker Emme Rain, you can find her international bestselling book Spiritual Gangster.

What does self care mean to you?

It is important to constantly provide yourself with self-care which can occur in a variety of ways. Self-care to means lighting some incense. meditating and getting more in touch with my inner self. Other times, I will enjoy a nice warm bath filled with your favorite blend of flowers, oils and botanicals, incense filling the air.

What obstacles have you overcome or hurdles did you personally face and how did you overcome them?

In my lifetime, I have been over Lupus, Grave’s Disease and Epilepsy. I healed myself from these illnesses using self-healing techniques such as Reiki and meditation, minor shifts to her diet and intermittent fasting.

When did you realize entrepreneurship was right for you?

I was thrust into entrepreneurship but the moment that I solved my first major problem on my own and helped others do the same, I realized that I was always meant to be at the forefront and lead people as well as businesses.

What are the goals you most want to accomplish in your business and personally?

My current goals are getting deeper into real estate and shifting the living conditions of those who I can assist. I would love to flip homes in neighborhoods where people think they can never have nice things. I also want to make property and business ownership as well as investing a focus for blacks and women, particularly black women. Personally, I plan to travel outside this country hopefully next year when the havoc caused by the pandemic is settled.

What’s next for you in your business/brand? What can readers look forward to from you?

There is always something cooking for me. Currently, I am studying real estate from an agricultural and commercial standpoint because I would like to eventually make that a major part of my legacy and empire.

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Women’s History Month Feature – Pilar Scratch

For Women’s History Month I will be sharing the stories that define and provide examples of women empowerment, uplifting stories of personal triumph and businesses that are inspiring and are making a difference for women. Women’s History Month is a declared month each year that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.

I want to introduce you to Pilar Scratch.

Celebrity wardrobe stylist, Pilar Scratch, was bursting into the fashion industry as a rising star with a newborn baby- in 2011. The budding star was building a soon to be a dynamic brand with an unmatched creative zeal. Pilar Scratch & her then newborn, River Mason Eromosele. Pilar Scratch went from living in a shelter with her son to being one of the most sought after public figures in New York City. In 2019, Pilar was a nominee for Forbes 30 under 30. Pilar currently holds the title of a 7x award-winning celebrity wardrobe stylist, TV personality, author, momager, and editor-in-chief. Naming several notable television shows she has appeared on Fox Dr. Oz, TLC “What Not To Wear”, E! Wags, TMZ, HBO Latina, VH1 Love & Hip hop NYC, and others. She has styled countless celebrities such as artist Afro B, Musiq Soulchild, Amara La Negra, producer/ tv personality Stevie J, among others. Adding to her accolades Pilar is a force not to be messed with and is attending Harvard Business School online – studying business analytics and entrepreneurship.

Here is HERstory:

Celebrity wardrobe stylist, Pilar Scratch, was bursting into the fashion industry as a rising star with a newborn baby- in 2011. The budding star was building a soon to be a dynamic brand with an unmatched creative zeal. Pilar Scratch & her then newborn, River Mason Eromosele. Pilar Scratch went from living in a shelter with her son to being one of the most sought after public figures in New York City. In 2019, Pilar was a nominee for Forbes 30 under 30. Pilar currently holds the title of a 7x award-winning celebrity wardrobe stylist, TV personality, author, momager, and editor-in-chief. Naming several notable television shows she has appeared on Fox Dr. Oz, TLC “What Not To Wear”, E! Wags, TMZ, HBO Latina, VH1 Love & Hip hop NYC, and others. She has styled countless celebrities such as: artist Afro B, Musiq Soulchild, Rah Digga, Amara La Negra, producer/ TV personality Stevie J, Eden Duncan Smith, among others.

Her business is Fashion Gxd Magazine and she is a seasoned celebrity wardrobe stylist.

What does women empowerment mean to you?

Woman empowerment is about uplifting one another. Empowering another woman to me is essential in this era. Woman are vastly impactful and equally as powerful. To uplift another woman can create a vast avenue of zeal. It’s nothing like women of all backgrounds being united.

What advice or words of inspiration would you like to share with someone?

The words of advice I would give to someone to inspire them is that: ” Weakness is purely choice; you can never fail if you never give up”. That mantra I originated in college and has been a consistent reminder of perseverance through complex tribulations I have faced in my life.

What do you want your legacy to be?

I want for my legacy to be that I showed compassion, I was kind and that I wanted everyone to equally benefit off the successes of their passions.

What inspires you?

My biggest inspiration is my 10 year old son – River Mason Eromosele. He’s my Achilles Heel; for lack of a better term. My son has been my driving force for everything. I had him when I was merely nineteen years old. I was a child myself; yet God knows when your suppose to receive the blessing of becoming a mother. God knew I need him. Through loving my son , I learned how to love unconditionally, compassion, and to never give up. I strongly feel that because of my son I pursued my dreams in fashion. I wouldn’t want him to ever give up on his dreams. So why should I? We went from being homeless to building a dynamic & profitable empire. I am immensely humbled.

Have you authored any books?

I have published two books. My first book “Mindset on Increase” was released in 2016 and dedicated to my late aunt Tamika West. The book is internationally distributed in Barnes & Noble, Walmart and Indigo. “Mindset On Increase” is a book explaining how I required my thinking to transform my life to acquire abundance. It provides an in-detailed journey of how I went from being homeless and growing a profitable business all before thirty years old. My second book is my sons book “The Sky is The Limit” . In which has been featured on Forbes, AfroTech, The Source Magazine, Fox New, Thrive Global, Sheen Magazine and others. The Sky is The Limit” assist children in being knowledgeable on chakras, meditation and overall healing. The book simplifies spiritual advancement for children.

When did you realize entrepreneurship was right for you?

I realized entrepreneurship was for me once I became a mother. As a single mother, with limited assistance it was nearly impossible to even pick my son up from daycare without having to compensate someone. I wanted to focus on being a mother fully. I wanted to spend as much time with my son as possible. Entrepreneurship gives me the freedom of traveling with my son, and being a devoted mother.

Why did you choose entrepreneurship?

I choose entrepreneurship to be with my son and to have the freedom of my own time.

What would you say is your most driving motivation to keep doing what you to do?

My driving motivation is my son. As well, to have the freedom of my own time. I love being able to control what and when I invest my time into. It’s nothing like having the freedom of time.

Did you have any life-changing experiences that put you on the path that led you to be doing what you’re doing today? Tell me about them.

My then newborn, River Mason Eromosele and I lived in St. Rocco’s shelter for the majority of the 2011 year. While not having a traditional family support system (as a single mom at twenty years old) i didn’t allow my upbringing or tribulations to define me or my child. My main focus was bettering my life. Not only for the betterment of myself but in absolute certainty for my son. In time, I saved enough money for my first apartment and I started my journey in fashion.

What’s next for you in your business/brand? What can readers look forward to from you?

My son River Mason Eromosele and I have our forthcoming docuseries coming out. After a long time of anticipation. I cannot wait until its released.

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Jacqueline Burnett-Petite -Finance Extraordinaire

Jaqueline is the sole owner of JP Advising, which operates two ways via financial planning and math tutoring. She specializes in budgeting, debt management and general financial planning services for personal and business customers. JP Advising has the privilege of offering math tutoring for students grades 3 to college level math.

Personal budgeting and debt management along with math tutoring has been the most sought offer services offered by JP Advising. Jacqueline is extremely proud of how successful the business has been by gaining new clients consistently and being utilized for events.

She believes that her unique mix of services creates the perfect niche that sets her apart from other businesses. Jacqueline fell in love with math at an early age. During her professional career she spent years teaching math and tutoring kids.

While studying Finance in college, she fell in love with the idea of being able to do something she loves, which is teaching Math and assisting others with Math in real-life situations. These passions are what drove her to structure the business in a special way. Being able to help children in an early age understand and develop a love for math is something that will stick with them throughout their lives. She strongly believes that her business will provide the bridge that this industry has been missing for a long time.

You have a unique perspective in the way your business is structured. It’s actually brilliant! What was your inspiration behind combining both Finance and Math tutoring services? 

The inspiration behind my business and purpose is solely based from my past experiences as a professional working in Finance, Accounting, and as a Math teacher and also my personal experiences. Through these experiences, I was able to witness first hand the importance of education and also education of money management to my generation and those to come after. I have always been a Math and numbers person for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, a lot of people are not as savvy with numbers or Math, if they even like it. However, I noticed that with most people who struggle with Math also struggle with money management and personal finance. This motivated me to bridge the gap between the two and build my business based around that idea. I figured if I could teach kids and teenagers not only Math concepts but also about Personal Finance and Money Management it could help shape the future of these younger generations who do not receive this type of education in school. This mindset also pushed me to look more into the adults as well who may have not received this type of education or even been taught at home. I believe that no matter how old we get or how long we have been out of school, we are always learning. 

You have a degree in Finance so the obvious choice in my mind would be to go into a field with your degree; however were there any other professions you considered before starting your business? 

Yes, I did consider other professions, especially coming out of college, I bounced around between Accounting, Finance, and Teaching. However, sad to say those dreams were shut down pretty quickly, within a few years of graduating college. I had always dreamed of being a top financial executive for this major corporation and that I had worked my way up to the position that I ultimately deserved, but reality hit hard. Being a college graduate, I was told a lot of times that I didn’t qualify for certain positions because I didn’t have enough experience (I know I am not the first to say that). I always wondered how am I supposed to gain experience when no one, I mean, no one will give me a chance? So I landed a lot of different opportunities but nothing major, nothing that lived up to my expectations. I didn’t see myself growing within the company and I always felt that there was a ceiling above my head. I eventually grew tired of the routine and mediocre pay and then on top of it all not being able to make my own rules and be my own boss. I had reached my breaking point in January 2018 and I walked away from my last job. I knew that the only way that I would reach my dreams was to start my own business and be my own boss. So that is exactly what I did. 

I love that you offer money management to the youth which is a huge thing and oftentimes even as adults we don’t know how to manage money. What challenges have you encountered with that population? 

I have ran into some challenges of just pushing the importance of money management to youth. Some just do not understand how important it is just because they are so young and haven’t really had to deal with money or finances. Some have parents who don’t really stress the importance either. So just trying to bridge that gap and break down some of these generational curses, pushes me to continue to keep educating our youth about these important factors of life. In the end, most parents and youth do understand how important financial literacy is and they want to learn if they do not know. I pride myself in being a good educator and being able to connect with my students, whether young or old(er).  Besides that I have always loved a challenge! 


What new things are on the horizon for JP Advising?  I am rolling out more group Math sessions and group Financial Literacy classes. I am offering most of those group classes virtually through Zoom but I am hoping to get some in person group sessions as well later in the year. I have also created my own practice Math Workbooks for 1st grade Math through Algebra 2 and I have created my own Budgeting Planner System. I am super excited for what this year has to bring. I have truly been blessed to stay in business and not really be too negatively impacted by COVID. I do have to say that COVID has definitely allowed me to open my business to other avenues of how I operate. I am very optimistic about this year and I expect to reach more youth and adults. 


How can our readers connect with your services?

 I travel for work throughout the year because I have clients all over so I can be contacted through email at jpadvisingllc@icloud.com or through my website at www.jpadvisingllc.com (contact us page). For my young people who are all about social media, I can also be reached on Instagram @jpadvising and on Facebook @jpadvisingllc  .