20 Side Jobs You Can Do While Also Working Full Time
A side job is any type of employment or source of income that is in addition to your full-time job. A side job is not typically the same thing as a part-time job and often provides more freedom than a part-time position. Sometimes referred to as a “side hustle,” it is an additional source of income that you bring in during your spare time that can help you save money, get out of debt and reach other financial goals that your full-time job alone does not support.
1. Work as a transcriptionist
Fast, accurate typists can often find transcription work online, either on platforms dedicated explicitly to transcription or by searching job sites for gigs. Transcriptionists are usually paid per word. People who type quickly can accomplish more work in a short amount of time and earn a decent wage.
2. Start a blog
Create a website and blog about a topic which you are both passionate and knowledgeable. Use ads and affiliate links to generate an income from your blog. This is an excellent option for people who love to write, enjoy spending time online and want to share their interests, experiences and opinions with people. If you need fast cash, this may not be the best option as it takes some time to establish your blog before the money comes in.
3. Offer web design services
Offering web design as a service requires some expertise and previous experience. If you know how to do graphic design and coding, pitch your web design services to businesses that do not have a professional-looking website or consider reaching out to local companies. As you work, make sure to add completed professional work to a portfolio to show potential future clients.
4. Create a YouTube channel
If you can think of a topic you are interested in and know a lot about, you can create a YouTube channel focused on that topic. Create and upload videos with the goal of educating viewers or discussing a topic. Your channel will need to reach certain milestones before YouTube grants you the ability to monetize your account.
5. Teach English (or another language) online
Teaching languages online has become a popular way to earn money online and on the side. There are many sites you can join to become an online teacher and teach English as a second language to people from other countries. This job can turn into a steady side income when you commit to holding regularly-scheduled classes.
6. Sell used items
Have a look around your home for items you do not use. List them for sale in Facebook groups or on eBay or host a physical yard sale. In addition to making some extra money, this can help clean up your home. You may also have friends or neighbors who have things they would like to sell but do not have the time. You can offer to sell their items and split the profits with them.
7. Stage homes
People with an eye for design can offer to stage homes for realtors. Create a portfolio to showcase your staging experience and approach real estate offices and house flippers with your service and rates. This may not be steady work, but it can pay very well depending on the number of rooms and the size of the home being staged.
8. Pet sit
When pet owners go away on vacation without their pets, they need someone to watch them. Offer to pet sit for them for a fee. Pet sitting involves feeding the animals and providing affection while the owners are gone. Responsibilities often include taking dogs for a walk or giving the pets any necessary medications. This work is unsteady but suits people who love spending time with animals.
9. Become a rideshare driver
Use your vehicle to drive other people around town as an Uber or Lyft driver. If you are friendly, punctual and a good driver, you can do very well as a driver for one of these companies. This can be done whenever you have spare time and allows you to write off some of your vehicle expenses as tax deductions.
10. Run errands for people
A quick search online will give you a list of sites where you can offer to run errands for people. The work is not often steady but it is often quite easy to drive from one place to the next and pick up a package or drop off some dry-cleaning in your spare time.
11. Make something and sell it
Creative individuals who are skilled at making things can sell their products online or in a local store. For example, knitters can sell their knitted items or gardeners can sell excess produce. People who excel at baking or cake decorating can sell their baked goods. Examine your hobby and see if there is a way you can make money from it. Reach out to local shops and ask if they will allow you to sell your product there.
12. Paint houses
Being skilled with a paintbrush can be an excellent opportunity to make extra money. Many people do not have the time or the desire to paint their own houses and are more than willing to hire someone else to do it for them. Word of mouth and local advertising can lead to regular work on the weekends and a decent supplemental income.
Shop Online and Get Paid
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Do you have a knack or knitting or create leather products? Think about selling some of your creations on Etsy, the hub for all things creative. Many people have found success selling all kinds of goods from jewelry to handmade soaps. It’s free to create an account and you can manage all your purchases from their dashboard, from who purchased your products to whether your products have been delivered.
To get started, you may need an upfront investment in order to get your supplies. If your items are good and you can provide excellent customer service, you can easily recoup your costs. Many people have turned Etsy into their full-time ventures, so there’s definitely money to be had.
Help a Fellow Canadian (Business) Out
You can lend money to Canadian businesses with Lending Loop, the country’s first peer-to-peer platform for small businesses that’s fully regulated. You can help a fellow Canadian small business out by giving them access to affordable funding. Instead of jumping through hoops and even risk being denied by banks, you now have the power to help someone grow their business.
Of course, you as an investor can earn a bit of money in the process. Once you sign up for free, you just need to invest a minimum of $200 fund your account. Once you lend $1500, you’ll get a $25 bonus if you sign up with this link. You then can purchase notes at a minimum of $25, spread out over to as many as you want. You’ll then receive payments monthly in your account, either to reinvest or withdraw.
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