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What's your side hustle? You can get paid to grocery shop

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- - Michelle Wasserman treasures the time she spends with her 8-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter.

So the Short Pump mom only works part-time as a dental hygienist.

She also rocks a side hustle.

"I love grocery shopping," says Wasserman.

She shops for other people.

Wasserman works for a grocery delivery company called Shipt.

"To earn money doing something that I enjoy doing has just been very worth my time," she adds.

The gig is extremely flexible. Wasserman picks the days and hours she wants to shop then gets her grocery assignments from an app.

"I can work it into my schedule, around my kids or around my dental hygiene job, around all of our schedules," explains Wasserman, "So I generally work probably 8 to 12 hours a week. It's not a lot but it's enough and it's fun to do."


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Wasserman says depending on how she schedules her shops, this simple side hustle pays anywhere from $15 to $20 an hour.

The amount she makes is based on the total cost of the orders. Then, once Wasserman delivers the groceries, she gets tips too.

"It's such an easy way to sign up, earn money, come back home, be with the kids, that type of thing," she explained. "So it's been very easy to slip in to add some income that I wouldn't have otherwise had."

There are a couple of grocery delivery services in the Richmond area. All you need to work for them is a car and a smartphone.

Click here to learn more about working for Shipt and here to learn more about working for Instacart.

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