“If you need to find ways to make extra cash on the side to pay off debt or just to bolster their savings you’re in luck: There’s no shortage of weekend jobs or side gigs you can try out to make more money. Here are just a few part-time jobs you can pursue to supplement your income.”
Prepared by Lorimer Wilson, editor of munKNEE.com – Your KEY To Making Money!
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1. Uber or Lyft Driver
“…You must meet several requirements to become a driver for a rideshare service. For example, to become a Lyft driver, you must be at least 21 years old, own an iPhone or Android phone, have a state’s driver’s license that is at least one year old and pass a DMV and background check, in addition to certain vehicle requirements.
As a driver, you’ll set your own hours and generally choose the area where you want to drive. According to Lyft, drivers can make up to $35 per hour. Uber says its drivers average $19 an hour, though they can make up to more than $30 per hour in certain markets.
2. Food and Beverage Delivery Driver
If you have a reliable car, a good driving record and free time on nights and weekends, consider part-time work as a food and beverage delivery driver…The opportunities…are endless. For example, you can consider working for popular delivery apps like OrderUp, Seamless, Grubhub, Doordash and Postmates, to name a few. OrderUp delivery drivers, according to the company, generally earn a commission on the delivery fee, plus tips.
3. Lawn Maintenance Worker
If you…don’t want to spend your time indoors or inside of your car, consider a gig as a lawn maintenance worker. To get started, you can contact landscaping companies near where you live, or you can look for opportunities on services like GreenPal, which connects individuals who need yard services with lawn professionals via its website, YourGreenPal.com.
Described as “the Uber for lawn care” by CEO Bryan Clayton, GreenPal lawn pro workers earn an average of $55 per hour, making it a great way to score some quick cash. The pay you’ll earn when working for private clients might vary, so do your research so you know what’s an acceptable hourly rate.
Freelancing encompasses such a wide range of skills and talents that it can be paralyzing to figure out which one to market. Some common freelancing opportunities to consider include: editing, writing, photography, graphic design, business consulting, web design; [etc.]. Check websites such as Upwork, Toptal, LinkedIn, Indeed and Craigslist for available opportunities.
Because of the range of talent and demand for particular jobs, it can be nearly impossible to assess how much a freelancing gig can earn you. Some sources even point out that dedicated freelancing can net you more than your 9-to-5 job. Freelancing gigs depend on a lot of things — such as experience, skill set and networking — but most of all, it depends on you.
5. Data Entry
Data entry might not sound too exciting — you’re essentially just filling out fields in a document — but it’s the perfect job to veg out to. Data entry clerks provide logistical support to large projects that require filtering through a lot of information. Brush up on your Excel and Google Sheets skills before seeking out this easy side gig.
Sites such as Clickworker crowdsource…hundreds of thousands of independent contractors to help with projects such as processing data…With a data entry clerk job, you can expect to make over $12 an hour.
6. Nanny or Caretaker
Even families that employ full-time nannies or use day care services often need extra help taking care of their children on the weekends. You can help fill this need so parents can get more done — or simply go on a date every now and then — by working as a nanny, caretaker or babysitter.
Word of mouth is still a powerful method for finding good work in this field; however, you can also sign up with reputable resources like Care.com or Sittercity.com. Be advised that caretaking experience is expected. Some parents might also prefer candidates with certifications in CPR and some early childhood education or training. One perk of this job is that you might be able to watch your own children while watching the children of others, making it an ideal job for stay-at-home parents.
As of 2016, the average babysitting rate was about $13.97, according to Care.com. Pay might be higher depending on your geographic location and experience.
7. Pet Sitter
Pets are part of the family, and some people are willing to shell out cash to ensure their fur babies receive endless love and care. If you have experience caring for animals like dogs and cats, you should consider a side gig as a pet sitter.
Websites like Rover.com and PetSitting.com can help you find pets that need care in your area. Services offered by these websites range from daily walks to caring for an animal in your home while the pet owner is away.
How much you make as a pet sitter depends on many factors, including the service you are providing and your experience with animals. Rover.com says its pet sitters can earn up to $1,000 per month.
8. Retail Sales Associate
Retailers are often busiest on weekends, which presents a great opportunity for those looking to bring in a little extra cash.
Retail sales associates work in the customer areas of stores to help maintain orderliness and appearance and to assist shoppers with any needs they might have. Retail associates spend the bulk of their shifts standing and are often required to be able to lift items weighing up to 25 pounds.
The average retail employee makes $10.16 per hour. Additionally, most retailers give their employees a discount on store merchandise.
There are countless part-time telemarketing jobs available for anyone willing to work nights or weekends. Even better, these jobs sometimes allow you to work from the comfort of your own home — which is perfect if you’re looking for jobs that offer work-life balance.
As you likely know, telemarketers call potential customers over the phone in the hopes of persuading them to buy products or services. Sales skills are a plus, though not necessary, as most companies provide their workers with a prepared pitch. A thick skin, however, is a must.
You can find telemarketing opportunities online on FlexJobs.com and via internet job boards. The median pay for telemarketers comes in at $10.36 per hour.
10. Event Usher
…Ushering might be the perfect side gig for you…Theatres, sport events and special events all need ushers… Ushers can make more than $8 an hour.”
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