People take on part-time jobs for many different reasons.
For some it is because of a disability. For others it is an issue of scheduling. Some people only need a minimal income to subsidize their living. Others are looking for extra money to pay down debt because they are upside down in debt and trying to get out of credit card debt.
Here are some great resources for people searching for a part time job:
- Monster - online classifieds with part time job listings.
- Odesk – an online site where you can post your skills and hire yourself out according to your own hourly rates.
- E-Resume – get professional assistance with your resume.
Once you know why you need the work it’s time to start thinking about what you will do.
In the book 101 Best Weekend Businesses Dan Ramsey provides a list of part time work to consider (as quoted in Planting Missional Churches ). The following list includes many of the suggestions by Dan Ramsey. The best part of the list is that you can do many of them working for an organization or if you prefer you can work for yourself.
Part Time Work with Good Earning Potential | The Best Part-Time Jobs
|Antique restoration service||Apartment preparation service||Auto detail service|
|Banking service||Bookkeeping service||Caregiver|
|Carpet-cleaning service||Catering service||Child care|
|Chimney sweep||Collection service||Companion to the elderly|
|Computer instructor||Computer maintenance||Construction cleanup|
|Cooking instructor||Crafts business||Desktop publisher|
|Driveway repair||Food delivery service||Fund-raiser|
|Furniture refinishing||Handy-person service||Housecleaning service|
|House painting||Importer||Income tax preparations|
|Information broker||Kitchen utensil-sharpening||Mail-orders|
|Masonry service||Newsletter publisher||Newspaper stringer|
|Personal consultant||Photography service||Picture-framing service|
|Plant care||Pool cleaning||Rental preparations|
|Research service||Resume writer||Reunion planner|
|Word processing||Security service||Small appliance repair|
|Teaching your skills||Telephone survey||Translation service|
|Tree-trimming||Tutoring service||Used car sales|
Reactions to these good paying part time jobs
- You’ll probably recognize that you are more gifted that you realized. There were several things along the way that made me think – hey I could do that! Moreover, I would really enjoy some of those things. It is a great idea to turn a hobby into a side job.
- The suggestions that allow you to work for yourself probably holds more opportunity for profit. When you work for someone (specifically part time) you will find that your chances for advancement and salary increases are limited. However, by working for yourself you can open a lot of doors. You might need help starting your own small business.
- You’ll notice that ‘service’ jobs are abundant. I think these jobs would be extremely rewarding because people really appreciate and need your service. I spend just over two years working at an apartment for seniors. There are so many valuable services to offer to the aging because they are in a unique stage of life.
- Use this list to spur on further creative thought. Since I started blogging I have been amazed at that you can make money blogging. Two other current things I do is make money getting paid to write online, and make money selling eBooks. In addition there is virtual assistant work, and freelance writing (check out Odesk). Technology has opened the door to a lot of online part time occupations. The biggest advantage is the flexibility.
- Always keep your goals in front of you. Often people take a part time job to accomplish something in the short term. It might be paying off debt. It might be helping you through a slow work season. However, you need to know your exit point from the beginning. How much do you need to make and when do you need to get out. Working a lot of hours may be necessary in the short term. Just don’t make it a new habit of life.
This post is final post on a series on small business issues. To read other articles in this series see:
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Any other good part time jobs you want to suggest?