If you are looking to boost your income for any reason, you may have already considered a number of the best weekend jobs. Weekend work can support you in many ways. If you’re a student, it will allow you to focus on your studies during the week. If you are married, perhaps your kids take up all your time during the week, or maybe you have another job that requires your presence Monday to Friday.
Whatever your reason might be to pick up one or more weekend jobs, there are plenty of opportunities to consider, and our Houston headhunters put togther a list of the most popular options:
Some of the Best Weekend Jobs for Extra Money:
1) Gig Economy
The gig economy is known as the “side hustle” for a reason; many of the people involved in the gig economy do it part-time, on the weekends, to supplement their income. Some ideas include:
- Working as a rideshare driver for companies like Uber and Lyft
- Freelance copywriting, editing, or proofreading
- WordPress developer
- Graphic designer
- Virtual assistant
Of course, there are plenty more opportunities. Depending on your skills and aptitudes, some of these jobs have the potential to make you anywhere from $30 to $80 an hour.
2) Tax Preparer or Bookkeeper
While preparing taxes is more of a seasonal endeavor, part-time bookkeeping for a small company can keep you pretty busy on the weekends – and it can be fairly lucrative. Seasonal tax preparers make in the range of $20 – $25 per hour, but if you have an accounting background, it’s possible to make even more.
If you’re ever wanted a job that allows you to be social and make a ton of cash, bartending is a great idea. Weekend bartenders are always in demand for weddings and special events, and even for bars and nightclubs in your area. You’ll make most of your income in tips, and depending on the gig, there is potential for you to make anywhere from $100 to $200 or more per night.
4) Freelance Writer/Editor (NEW)
Working as a temporary or freelance writer/content creator is a great way to work on a variety of projects. From website projects to feature articles, writing on the weekend or in your spare time can be a great way to earn some extrat money and keep your skills sharp. Plus, you can make some pretty good money too.
5) Retail Sales
Retailers are always looking for good sales associates, especially around the holidays. If you’re proactive, you might be able to land a job in a store you already love – plus, you’ll get employee discounts on items you would have bought anyway.
If you have a bachelor’s degree and a knack for math, English, science, history, or geography, think about tutoring kids who are struggling with their schoolwork. You might need to get a background check and a couple of letters of reference, but you’ll be helping to shape a child’s future – and making up to $50 per hour for the privilege.
7) Dog Walker
Dog walking services are in high demand these days. Busy dog owners want to make sure their pooch is happy, and many of them are more than willing to pay for it. Dog walking apps like Wag and GoFetch are growing in popularity, and they’re always looking for walkers. If you love dogs, it won’t even feel like work at all.
8) Handyman/Handywoman (NEW)
It is fairly common for most families to want to have work done on their home during the weekend. A number of people have neither the time nor skills to get projects done around the house–that’s where you come in. If you love working with your hands and helping people, why not make up to $65 doing it?
Thinking Beyond the Best Weekend Jobs: Headhunters Houston
If you’re thinking beyond working one of these best weekend jobs and hoping to land a full-time, temporary, or temp-to-hire position, reach out to the Professional Alternatives Headhunters in Houston today.
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