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Published: Dec 29, 2021 7 min read
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Pete Ryan for Money

This article is part of Money's January 2022 digital cover, which features 22 ways to make 2022 the best money year of your life. Browse all 22 articles here.

Enter the side hustle. With so much of the world embracing virtual work, it’s easier than ever to supplement your income with part-time gigs — and the work is more lucrative than it's ever been.

Here are six of the best new side hustles out there.

Virtual assistant

Americans are busy: they’re working long hours, starting small businesses, and juggling family and caregiving responsibilities with their full-time jobs. These professionals could use an extra hand to lighten the load, and many are willing to pay people with top-notch organizational and problem-solving skills to do exactly that.