Top 5 Side Hustles 2015

part time jobs

If you have a skill or area of expertise, it’s likely there are part time opportunities outside of the typical 9-5 work schedule. If getting and retaining money is your thing, having a side job eliminates the potential that you end up broke. Watch the cash pile high to the ceiling—and have your ladder ready to count it.

Best Part Time Jobs

Fitness Guru

If fitness is your thing and you truly care about the long-term health of your body, consider getting paid for it. Jobs like personal trainer, yoga or Pilates instructor, etc. can put money in your pocket. There are several ways to do it, and one of them is working directly through a gym or studio. It’s a great way to get some experience and the facilities are better. However, you’ll ultimately earn less money because the gym needs their cut.

Social Media Manager

Social media is an important form of advertising, and even the smallest businesses utilize these services. Nowadays it’s necessary if you want to keep up with the competition. People find the things they need using computers & cell phones, and social media helps businesses gain exposure. If you consider yourself a social media expert and think you can handle the responsibility, start checking for opportunities in local papers and online classifieds (craigslist.com). All it takes is one right connection and you’ll be well on your way.

Tutor

Tutors can charge excellent rates for their services, and there really aren’t solid requirements for getting started. All you need is the ability to advertise your services and knowledge of a subject matter. If you’re not an expert, consider tutoring younger students. Tutors can also offer group deals, which significantly increases the hourly wage. Start posting flyers around your city with a clever advertisement and look into posting on classifieds. You can also try working for a tutoring service, but you will earn less money. However, they guarantee hours. If you are a marketing wiz, try advertising yourself.

Designer

Being a “designer” is a general term that can apply to many different areas. For example there are graphics designers who create logos and aid in website creation / design. There are also interior designers, fashion designers, etc. The list goes on. It can even lead to the creation of a new business. Get paid to do what you love.

Babysitter

Babysitting has always been a great side hustle. You get cash at the end of every shift and the hourly rates can be excellent in the right areas. People work hard and sometimes need a break from parenthood, so paying to have a sitter watch the children is always a good investment. Just be aware that caring for kids might require some grunt work, like cooking meals, cleaning up, or even changing diapers. It all depends on the age of the children.

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