The one I started about three weeks ago has got to be the best one I've had in my life.
It involves about an hour and a half of my time a day, brings in $165 to $175ish a week (responsible for own taxes and write offs) and really centers my day. It also affords me the opportunity to get a micro view of how the larger world chooses to function in their day to day work environment.
I deliver group lunches.
I can sleep in, which is basically priority #1.
I get up at 9:30.
10:45 Get a text that my schedule for the day is ready.
Go on lunch services companys app and look at my schedule.
11:00 walk out the door. This is when I consider my day to begin. My 3 large insulated bags are in the car, and I carry a sharpie pen and a spare, a roll of scotch tape (learned that lesson with a spinach salad) and my phone with the GPS enabled.
From there I go to one to three restaurants, picking up a dozen to 25ish meals, mark off all meals on the app, then deliver to 2 to 4 (sometimes 5) business, and mark as delivered on same app. The people getting lunch get a text/email from the app their food is there.
90% of the time by 12:30 I'm done for the day.
For this I make $33 to $41 each day.
So now, I'm already dressed, up and out of the house (my biggest challenges) and can continue on with my other life stuff.
I get to see the insides of all sorts of businesses and see how some people are happy, and others are so totally miserable. See how consumers are overcharged for products because the corp office has to be so over the top. People don't seem to be any happier there.
See other places that are ordinary, even shop worn, but the people have a ready smile. Of course the reverse is true for both.
I love that I don't have to stay at any of them. I love that I can drive around, learning new things about the city I've lived in for over 20 years.
I love that it's a good way for a retired person can so easily do this.
This is a success story. There are others that didn't turn out so well.