Part-Time Jobs That Pay Full-Time Cash
Work less, make more money. That's the goal, right?
Jen “Odd” Glantz here! I read an article all about how part-time work is gaining popularity. People want to work less and earn money. According to the article, 1.2 million people ditched the 40-hour work week for a 20-hour one.
What a goal, right?
I feel that completely right now. I’m about to have a..baby…and I don’t have maternity leave (life as an entrepreneur isn’t always so glamorous). I want to keep working because I honestly love what I do, but time will be crunched significantly when there’s a baby in the room.
So I wanted to share a list of part-time gigs that pay full-time money in case you need a break from the 40-90+ hours you’re working right now.
Or in case you just want to daydream about a life where you work 20 hours and spend the other 20 hours of new free-time doing something exciting, like scuba diving or even just taking a nap (can you tell i’m about to become a mom??).
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Part-Time Gigs That Pay Full-Time Cash Money
Here’s the deal:
I’m going to share a bunch of jobs with you that pay a lot of cash for the short amount of hours you might have to work. But as with everything in life, some might sound too good to be true or not really pay that much, unless you end up working overtime or rely on tips.
I also picked gigs that you don’t need a certain degree for and that most people could qualify for or do. If you want a full list of 40 part-time gigs that pay - and require different skills/degrees, check this out!
Do your research before you pack up your cubicle and take on a 20-hour a week gig.
And as always, find ways to diversify your income. I have 7 sources of income a month. That might sound like a lot, but it helps me scale my income and I don’t take on the risk of not making any cash if one of those income streams gets paused or abruptly ends.
So here’s the list. Which do you like? Hit reply. Let me know!
Average Salary: $27/hr
A great gig if you love books, people, information science, and communication
Editor / Proofreader
Average Salary: $33/hr
If you have an eye for errors, this is a great gig to consider. You can grab these gigs on freelancing sites too - like Fiverr or Upwork.
Average Salary: $17.97/hr
A more steady gig, if you love doing makeup, than being a beauty influencer on TikTok is to do freelance makeup. You can sign up for networks like Glamsquad to get gigs or create an IG account and share your makeup styles with curated hashtags to attract local customers. When I want to hire a makeup person in Brooklyn, I search the hashtag: #brooklynmakeupartist and hire someone from that search. Plus, while $17 is the average hourly rate. I’ve paid $300 for makeup services in the past (for 90-mins) so it really just depends.
Executive Assistant or Virtual Assistant
Average Salary: $32/hr
If you’re super organized, this is an awesome gig for you because you can take on multiple clients at once. I’m always looking to hire virtual assistants too - so if you are one, hit reply, let’s chat. If you want to become one, you can grab gigs on Fiverr or Upwork.
Average Salary: $27/hr
Such a good gig for someone who loves sales, people, and connecting people to opportunities. You can paid an hourly rate and then earn commission when people accept job roles that you match them for. You can work as much or as little as you want to.
Social Media Content Manager/Strategist
Average Salary: $49/hr
This is good paying part-time gig if you’re savvy with all things social media. You could charge more and build out packages that put you on monthly retainers, so you’re guaranteed a few thousand a month per client. EVERY business needs to do social media but not every business knows how or has someone to do it.
Average Salary: $36/hr
I’ve been looking into hiring one of these and wow, they charge a lot! It is a lot of work though but if you like being there to help someone during the birthing process or even after labor, this could be such a great part-time gig.
How to Land a High-Paying Part-Time Gig
Let’s make this work for you. Here’s how you can kick-off the process of finding a good paying part-time gig.
First, think about your degree, experience, and identify transferable skills.
The skill part is the most important part. Just because you’ve spent your career doing a certain job doesn’t mean you’re not qualified to do anything else. This is what I help people with during my 1:1 coaching.
Figure out what you’re good at, what skills you have that have made you succeed in your current role, and then see what other industries need people with those skills. Teachers make amazing project managers. Chefs do too.
Also think about what you’re interested in. If you want to maximize a part-time job, make it something you’re passionate about, especially if that job’s payment relies on tips. It will help you earn more and enjoy working during the hours when you’re working.
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