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Meet the man who makes $1,500 a month from a side hustle selling live crickets

By Elisabeth Buchwald

Technology has lowered the barriers to entry for people who are looking to earn supplemental income, said Nick Holeman, a senior financial planner at Betterment, an investment company based in New York. For many people,launching a side hustle “might seem easier than having the awkward conversation about getting a raise with your boss,” he said.

Another factor: Stagnant wage growth means most Americans aren’t getting raises. “Even though unemployment is down and is at record lows, wage growth has not gone up as quickly as we would like,” Holeman said. “More people are starting to see they’re not doing anything on the weekend.”

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This article originally published July 13th, 2018 on MarketWatch