What makes for a good part-time, weekend, or evening job?
If you’re searching for this type of work, it’s important to find a job that:
- Has a high-income potential
- Offers flexible hours and work location
- Requires few or no credentials or costs to get started
What are some good part-time weekend jobs to start with? Here are 27 flexible, high-paying, part-time weekend or evening jobs for making extra money.
This list is organized by job type to help you find the perfect weekend gig or side job. Just use the table of contents below to jump the section that best fits your skills, experience and goals.
27 High-Paying, Flexible Part-Time Weekend Jobs for Extra Income
Earn Money by Tapping Into Your Creative Side
#1 — Make Money Blogging
Blogging is a great way to earn extra income part-time. There’s actually a possibility to earn a full-time income from blogging. Of course, blogging isn’t some get rich quick scheme. But with some hard work and dedication, blogging can be a pretty high-paying gig.
If you’re interested in starting a blog, I developed a free step-by-step course: How To Make Your First $1,000 Blogging.
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- Reasons you should (or shouldn’t) start a blog
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#2 — Freelance Writer
At various times throughout my life, I’ve taken on work as a freelance writer. I’ve had a wide range of clients and projects, including working for a financial publisher, writing emails for local businesses, and producing blog content.
Once you pick a niche and win a few clients, the pay can be quite high. Many freelance writers make over six figures a year.
Not sure what to write about? Or not sure what’s involved in getting started? Check out my guide to freelance writing for beginners.
#3 — Graphic Designer
The internet is becoming more visual. Text no longer dominates. Sites like Pinterest and Instagram (which is the fastest-growing social network) have exploded for this reason. This leaves many local and online business owners in desperate need of quality graphic designers. If you’re talented, you can make good money and enjoy an extremely flexible schedule.
As a graphic designer, you’ll produce everything from a brochure for a local dentist, to an eBook cover for an author, to a Pinterest Pin for an online influencer.
If you’re interested, check out 99Designs, a marketplace that hosts design competitions where you can find your niche and develop your skills.
And if you want to level up your skills so you can win more clients and earn higher rates, Check out Creative Live’s upcoming calendar for a list of free online graphic design courses.
Founded by world-renowned photographer Chase Jarvis, Creative Live offers top-notch educational content from some of the best minds in design, photography, writing and more.
You can also sign up for Creative Live’s Newsletter to be notified when new classes are added to the schedule.
#4 — Social Media Manager
If you find yourself on social media most of the day, why not try managing social media for local businesses? It’s an area that many businesses need help in, and the best part is that you can multiply your earnings by working for many clients at the same time.
Social media management is also a job that requires little to no experience, so it’s perfect for high school and college students. Sites like Upwork are a great place to find social media manager jobs.
Use Your Expertise to Make Money While Helping Others
#5 — Teach English to Students Around the World
The demand for online education has skyrocketed in recent years, and one of the fastest-growing niches in the field is language tutoring. The reason for this growth is simple: students are eager to learn English from native speakers so they can be competitive in the global job market, and their families are willing to pay good money for high-quality instruction.
- The average wage, according to Glassdoor, is $18 per hour
- The lesson plans and course materials are provided for you
- You can work when and where you want
- VIPKid brings the students to you; there’s no need to worry about marketing your services
- All that’s required is a bachelor’s degree and any type of teaching experience. This doesn’t have to be formal classroom experience; it can be tutoring, teaching at your church, volunteering as a teacher’s aide at your local elementary school, etc.
#6 — Fitness Instructor
Find yourself attending fitness classes a few times a week? Instead of being a participant, become an instructor. You’ll get your workout in and get paid at the same time. And with most gyms, instructors get free membership.
The median pay for fitness instructors in America is well above minimum wage at roughly $18.
The hours for a fitness instructor are great. Many classes are offered in the early morning, so you can earn some money and then get on with your day. And since more people go the gym on weekends, teachers with weekend availability are in high demand.
Indeed is a great place to look for fitness instructor jobs at your local gym.
#7 – Create an Online Course
If you have expertise others find valuable, you can create an online course and sell it. This used to be very hard, as you had to build your audience from scratch.
But websites like Udemy now have an audience of people looking to learn. There are all types of courses available, so it’s a great way to share your expertise.
And if you think you don’t know anything that other people would find valuable… think again! There are paid online courses for almost everything. I’ve seen courses for baking, photography, dancing, and even improving your video game skills.
- Related: Best Flexible Online Jobs Right Now
#8 — Become A Tour Guide
Passionate about your city? Do your out-of-town family and friends turn to you for advice before they visit? Consider turning that knowledge about your area into some extra cash as a local tour guide for visitors.
Tour guides are paid pretty well, which makes it a great part-time job (especially if you’re looking for weekend work). Some city tour guides earn up to $70 per hour.
Sites like ToursByLocals.com give you the chance to connect with tourists looking for guides.
Monetize Your Attention to Detail
#9 — Proofreading
Proofreading is a great example of a job that needs no certification. It’s a job where if you want to, you can land your first client today. With the explosion of web content, it’s also a job that’s highly in demand.
As a proofreader, you’ll be taking content others have written and reading it over with a fine-toothed comb. In other words, if you hate it when bloggers like me use incorrect grammar, you’ll love this job.
Caitlin Pyle, the creator of Proofread Anywhere who has earned over $40K a year proofreading, has a free introductory workshop.
#10 — Bookkeeping/Tax Preparation
First proofreading and now bookkeeping? Not exactly flashy professions.
The thing is, both of these fields are in short supply of quality freelancers. With just a bit of knowledge, you can land clients fast at a decent hourly wage. Just as important, you’ll be able to keep clients around, because businesses never stop needing proper accounting.
The growth of analytics and big data has been a boon for bookkeepers. Businesses are now looking for on-demand reporting of how their business is operating.
Bookkeeping is one work-from-home opportunity that has a high earning ceiling. Even entry level beginners with no certifications can earn $60+ an hour.
And no, you don’t need to be a CPA.
A great resource for getting started is Ben Robinson’s Free Three-Class Series: How to Work from Home, Earn Good Money & Be Your Own Boss.
#11 — Data Entry
Data entry is one of the most in-demand remote part time jobs, and you can almost always complete the work on your own schedule.
And because there’s so much demand, this is one side gig where you can actually start making money from home today.
The most popular site to get started as a data entry clerk is Clickworker.
#12 — Virtual Assistant
Many online business owners are in need of an assistant. As a virtual assistant, you might find yourself doing anything from managing social media to managing an email inbox.
And if you’re interested in learning more, check out Gina Horkey’s list of 150 virtual assistant services you can offer.
#13 — Search Engine Evaluator
While it’s mostly algorithms that determine what shows up on the first page of Google when you search for something, there’s actually a human element, too.
That human element is called a search engine evaluator. This part-time job involves reviewing search results for accuracy and quality.
Pay does top out around $12 to $15 an hour. However, it’s pretty steady work and there’s no entry requirement. You don’t even need a high school diploma.
You’ll have to hook up with a company in order to start this work at home job, however.
Become an Entrepreneur
#14 — Affiliate Marketer
Affiliate marketing is a great way to learn a valuable skill — online marketing.
This part-time weekend job requires you to have an online presence, which can be a blog, a static website, or even a social media channel like YouTube.
There are even people making over $50,000 per month, like Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, who runs the Making Sense of Cents blog. She started it with no experience and grew it to over $50K per month in revenue in just a few years.
If you’re interested in learning more, I wrote a detailed guide about how to start a blog that actually makes money. The post explains how affiliate marketing works and runs down nine other ways to monetize a blog.
#15 — Start Your Own Amazon Business
As thousands of others are doing, start your own Amazon Business. You can sell virtually anything on Amazon. There are two primary business models:
- Sell your own products
- Sell other people’s products
If money is tight, it’s best to start by selling other people’s products. Believe it or not, this can be as simple as buying a product from a store like Walgreens on a discount and then reselling it on Amazon for a premium. There are many Amazon sellers earning six-figures from this process. And the best part is that it’s extremely easy to get set up.
If an Amazon business sounds like a fit, learn how to get started by reading this definitive guide to making money on the site.
#16 — Create An Online Store
Another e-commerce opportunity is called drop shipping. With drop shipping, you don’t keep any inventory in stock. In fact, you never even touch the product you’re selling. Instead, you work with a supplier or manufacturer and have the products shipped directly to your customers.
Here’s how it works:
- Customer buys a product through your website
- The manufacturer or supplier ships the product directly to the customer
- You collect the profits
It’s a pretty simple model that is very popular.
Just as BlueHost has made it easy to launch a blog or website, Shopify has made it easy to launch an e-commerce website. With no technical experience, Shopify allows you to get a professional e-commerce store up and running fast.
They offer a free 14-day trial for new users, and even have a great resource that teaches you how to set up a dropshopping business.
Put Your Assets To Work
#17 — Rent Your Car
The average car goes unused for 95% of the time. What if you could make some extra money renting out your car on the side?
Just as Airbnb makes it easy to rent out a spare bedroom, Turo makes it easy to rent out a car. Renting it out for just a few days a month can easily allow you to make the payment on it.
#18 — Rent a Room On Airbnb
Have an extra room in your home that doesn’t get used? Rent it out on Airbnb.
You can easily earn a few hundred dollars per month on the side, for just a few nights.
Renting out your house could become more than just a part-time weekend job. Some Airbnb hosts are able to make renting out space in their home a full-time gig and pay off their mortgage in the process.
Work Part-Time on Literally Any Schedule
#19 — Survey Sites
One of the core philosophies of The Ways To Wealth is that your ability to earn income is a skill. Like any skill, the more you practice the better you get.
With that in mind, one of the easiest ways to earn more money online is by completing surveys. While you will not get rich, the income can add up to a few hundred dollars per month.
Taking this into account, here are three legitimate survey sites to start earning more money:
- Swagbucks: A reader favorite at The Ways To Wealth. Swagbucks has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and they’ve paid out nearly $275 million in rewards.
- Survey Junkie: Survey Junkie is another one of the major players in the survey space, with over 5 million members. Read our full Survey Junkie Review.
- My Points: MyPoints is another top cash-back site, which is actually owned by the same company as Swagbucks. You’ll get a $5 bonus for completing your first five surveys.
#20 — Uber Driver
You’ve probably had a chance to ride in a car driven by an Uber freelancer. If you have a good driving record, why not try driving yourself? The pay will depend on the demand in your area and the type of car you own. However, the hours are extremely flexible and weekend shifts tend to pay relatively well.
Uber often offer generous sign-up bonuses as well.
#21 — Food Delivery
If driving people isn’t your thing, how about driving food to people? There are a few new apps like Uber Eats and Door Dash that allow you to work as a delivery driver on your own terms.
Some people are able to pay rent delivering food with these apps. But if that’s not your goal, it’s still a great part-time weekend job. You can work whenever you want, as much as you want — you can do one delivery and then log off, or stay online for 12 hours as a time.
Find a More Traditional Weekend Job
#22 — Weekend Receptionist
Many doctors, dentists and other service providers offer limited weekend hours and need to hire staff to man the front desk, greet clients and take phone calls on Saturdays and Sundays.
You won’t have as much flexibility with a position like this, but you will have more stability, as employers typically look for someone who can work weekend days on a consistent, long-term basis.
Even more importantly, this type of job can be a great opportunity to build professional skills and serve as a stepping stone into a full-time career. Even if you don’t plan to stay in a particular field, the organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills you gain will be transferable and immensely valuable as you climb the ladder into more senior roles.
Positions like these are also usually easy to find via a job search on Indeed, Glassdoor or Craigslist.
#23 — Customer Service Representative
Do you have a gift for connecting with people over the phone? Are you a naturally helpful person? Then you might make a great customer service representative.
CSRs are always in demand. It’s not the highest paid work you’ll find, and you won’t be able to set your own hours (like you can with proofreading or some of the other jobs on this list), but an experienced CSR will always find work if they want it. The job can often be done remotely (from you own home) or on-site at a call center, depending on your preference.
And by the way, customer service positions aren’t limited to just over-the-phone interaction; you can also get hired to help customers via live chat.
If you’re interested, websites like Arise and Capital Typing are staffing agencies that help companies fill live-chat jobs. You may also be able to find chat support jobs with Amazon, although they’re rare and difficult to land.
#24 — Be a Nanny or Caretaker
Home care is an essential and increasingly in-demand service with opportunities in every community in the United States. Care.com is a website that helps you match your skills and experience with clients who are looking for help with child care, senior care, pet care, and housekeeping.
#25 — Dog Walker/Pet Sitter
For animal lovers, there are multiple freelance jobs you can do on the side.
For starters, there’s dog walking. Sites like Rover make it easy to find clients. You’ll have to go through a background check, but that will give your clients more peace of mind. Walkers earn the highest rates in the biggest cities, like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
To set yourself apart from the competition, send an actual resume and cover letter to your potential clients. Little details like these might seem insignificant for a part-time job walking dogs, but paying attention to them will make you look more professional and encourage people to entrust you with the care of their four-legged friends.
You can also try pet sitting. As a pet sitter, you’ll not only walk people’s dogs, but also stop by to feed and play with them while their owners are out of town. You can often find pet sitting jobs through friends and family, on your town’s craigslist page, or through Care.com.
#26 — House Sitter
People will also pay you to take care of their empty house. This is an especially great gig for middle schoolers and high schoolers; while neighbors are away, they can water plants, collect mail and packages and keep up the lawn.
How to Find Good Local Part-Time Jobs
There are four primary websites where local jobs are posted:
- Indeed, which has the largest collection of job postings in the country
- Glassdoor, which features real employee reviews of each company
- LinkedIn, which is primarily focused on full-time positions, and
- Craigslist, which is a great place to find service, day-labor, and entry-level jobs
If you’re looking for a local weekend position with a lot of flexibility, Craigslist is likely to be your best bet. This is where you’ll find postings for waiter/waitressing, delivery, and retail positions. You can also sometimes find surprisingly decent sales associate jobs on Craigslist, such as with a car dealership, a real estate agency or a home health care firm.
Of course, as many people know, one of the major downsides to using Craigslist is that it’s filled to the brim with scams and junk. So here are a few tips for browsing job descriptions on the site:
- Never provide any personal identification via email.
Some Craigslist posts are designed to trick job seekers into handing over information like pictures of their driver’s license and their social security number, which can then be used for identity theft.
- Never pay for anything related to a job application — not even one cent!
Some Craigslist posts ask you pay a small application fee, or ask you to provide a credit card number for “identity verification” purposes. You should never have to pay to apply for a job. If you’re asked to, it’s scam.
- Think twice about applying for positions with businesses that spam Craigslist with tons of identical posts.
This is against the site’s rules, and chances are that an employer who disregards community standards and norms will be a poor employer to work for.
LinkedIn, which is largely focused on serving white-collar professionals, isn’t the best source for flexible part-time positions — although it does host a significant number of postings for things like sports camp coaches, tutors/instructors, and other jobs that require some degree of professional experience, expertise or certification.
However, it’s important to make sure that you have an updated and optimized LinkedIn profile, even if you’re looking for jobs on other websites. That’s because a strong majority of employers review a candidate’s LinkedIn page before deciding whether or not to offer them an interview — even for part time jobs.
Read more: Eight Mistakes You Should Never Make on LinkedIn.
Glassdoor is a good place to search for jobs, but a great place to learn about potential employees. The site’s calling card is the fact that it features reviews from actual current and former employees, which can give you valuable insights in the company’s culture and work environment. Users also share interview questions and pay rates.
Like LinkedIn, Glassdoor is more focused on full-time professional positions than flexible part-time work. But it’s an excellent tool to combine with your Craigslist search, as it can help you weed out the bad apples before you waste time applying.
Indeed is the biggest and most popular job listings website in America, and it has listings for every job title — from day laborer to chief executive officer.
One of the best things about Indeed is its filtering tool, which allows you to refine your search based on job level, salary, and a variety of other factors. You can also set up a free account and have the site email you any time new jobs are added that match the keywords you select. Having an account also allows you to upload a resume and apply to some jobs without even leaving the job description page.
No matter what your situation is or what kind of part-time job you’re looking for, there’s something out there for you. At the high end of the scale, jobs that make use of your creative skills and expertise (like graphic design) can easily bring in $60+ per hour (or even more after you build a strong portfolio of work).
On the lower end of the scale are opportunities like online surveys and data entry. You wont get rich with those gigs, but you can make a little bit of extra spending money in whatever free time you have available.
Whatever side gigs or part time jobs you choose to pursue, just remember to continuously work on building and improving your skills. As you do, you’ll get better opportunities that generate more money and set you on a solid financial foundation.