#1 occasionally picks up $100 or $500 here and there to review a paper or a grant or a book. She will also do these things for free, but is perfectly happy to accept money for the opportunity when it’s offered.
Sometimes she’ll do free-lance writing for a policy brief or a news article or encyclopedia article, though she doesn’t seek these out and hasn’t actually done one in several years.
Her colleagues moonlight as expert witnesses or do big consulting contracts for various state governments. But she hasn’t been offered such things and doesn’t seek them out. She does seek out grants, but those aren’t really side hustles, as they fit under her regular job heading.
#2 has reviewed textbooks and is supplementing her unemployment spell with small bouts of copy-editing for academics. She’s also hiring herself out as an experimental subject, for Science.
In grad school we picked up side work as advisers, research assistants, and experimental subjects.
How do you get money outside of your regular 9 month contract? If you’re not an academic, what kind of side hustles do you have? Any ideas for #2?