Whether you are retired and looking to work a few hours a week or you're currently employed but need additional income, picking up a part-time job might be just the thing you need. Check out some great options below!
Do you have a reliable car? Do you like driving? There are plenty of jobs available delivering food, flowers, packages, and anything else that is delivered directly to a customer’s front door. The salary will vary widely based on how many hours you work, but the best part is you can work whenever you want and be your own boss. Check out Instacart, GrubHub, Doordash, UberEats, and Postmates to get started!
If you like helping people, troubleshooting problems, and solving issues, a job in customer service might be perfect for you! There are many different roles available, and many customer service jobs involve online work so you can work from home. The schedule is generally flexible as well. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that customer service representatives earn an average hourly pay of $16.23, but some customer service jobs pay as high as $20 per hour. Concentrix and Adecco are two great places to get started!
Data entry is another job that can be done either online or on-site. You’ll need to be able to type quickly and accurately. For some jobs, you’ll need specialized skills like possessing knowledge of legal or medical terminology as well as reliable internet access and a computer (some jobs will provide this). The typical hourly wage of around $15. Search for data entry jobs hiring now to get started.
Do you spend a lot of time at the gym? Becoming a fitness instructor is a way to get paid for sharing your healthy lifestyle. Depending on your skillset, you could provide individual instruction as a personal trainer or teach group classes. This job pays an average of $19.15/hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Search for fitness instructor hiring now to get started.
Are you a foodie? Do you love to cook? Many grocery stores, product manufacturers, and specialty retailers hire part-time workers to demonstrate recipes and provide product tastings. If you’ve got kitchen skills, consider using them to earn some extra money. These roles tend to earn an average of $11 per hour. Start by searching in your local grocery stores.
Freelancing is a GREAT way to use the skills you have already developed to boost your earnings. There are many employers who don’t want to commit to adding another employee to the payroll, but are willing to hire someone on an as-needed basis.You can work as much or as little as you want. If you’re not sure what you could do, browse the job postings on Upwork or Outsourcely to get some ideas. Pay varies widely depending on area of expertise and client base, but skilled freelancers earn a median hourly rate of $28, according to Upwork’s Freelancing in America study. Check out Handy to get started!
Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies are some of the best ways to earn some part-time cash. You can sign up online to get hired, and the best part is you are paid instantly for the time worked, are able to keep your tips, and you can set your own schedule. Your earnings depend on location and how often you drive. but in general, between $10 and $25 per hour on average.
Hotels, clubs, museums, visitor centers, event spaces, children’s activity venues, and other organizations need guest services associates to help things run smoothly. You could be taking reservations, planning a party, giving a tour, or hosting an event. The hours are flexible, and you can work on an event-basis or a regular schedule. On average, these jobs pay $11.13 per hour, according to PayScale. Search for guest services representative hiring now to get started.
The easiest parking job may well be booth attendant, where you dispense or take tickets and collect fees. If you’re a car buff, valet parking might be the job for you. The job pays around $10 an hour, but depending on where you work, you may have the opportunity to park some very special vehicles. You’ll need a valid driver’s license for most positions. Search for parking attendant jobs hiring now to get started.
When you think about what makes a job easy, also think about what makes a job fun. Working for a huge mainstream retailer might not be your idea of a great job, but there are small local companies that could be an option. Think bookstore if you’re a book lover, pet store if you’re a pet lover, liquor store if you’re a wine connoisseur, or hardware store if you’re handy. Some of the best hourly retail jobs pay between $9 and $25 an hour. Target offers VERY flexible hours and it's a great place to get started!
If you’re a college student or teacher, tutoring jobs in your area of expertise are a way to make extra money without a long-term commitment. For most jobs, you’ll need an academic background in the subject matter you wish to tutor. The average hourly rate for a tutor is $17.51, but with a higher education degree, you could make upwards of $40 per hour! Search for tutor jobs hiring now to get started.
Working as a waiter or waitress is a common second job, but a host or hostess job tends to be much easier on your schedule and time. If you’re outgoing and friendly, can manage the guest flow if the restaurant doesn’t take reservations, and can juggle phone calls while you’re doing other tasks, this is an option to consider. These jobs earn an average hourly wage of $9.39, according to Glassdoor. Search for restaurant host or hostess jobs hiring now to get started.
Get paid for protecting tests like the SATs! The best part is that NO experience is necessary and you are able to just sit and read a book or go on your cellphone while the students take the tests. Note that some exams are offered on evenings and weekends, while others are online. Test proctors check identification, monitor the testing environment, report irregularities, and complete simple testing paperwork. On average, a test proctor earns around $25,000 per year, according to Glassdoor. Search for test proctor jobs hiring now to get started.
Would you consider any of these part-time roles?