Generating additional income with some other jobs can become extremely valuable to a person or family group. There are many reasons why you would seek to have an additional income on top of what you receive every month from your regular work.
This income could be allocated to:
- Deposit more money in your savings account
- Create an emergency fund
- Pay off debts like a credit card, car or mortgage
- Fund a trip you’ve always wanted to make
- Save money for paying for your children’s studies
- Decrease the impact of the different weekly and monthly expenses such as food, rent, electricity, etc., on your income.
On many occasions, it will be more effective to try to reduce expenses than to look for additional work to generate this extra income; however, if you have already decreased your expenses as much as you can and still want to look for a second job, we bring you 5 good options that will generate you a significant income with the advantage of working on much more flexible schedules.
1. Write, design, edit videos, translate, or anything else you can do online
This option is incredibly convenient, and it allows you to work from the comfort of your home. You only need a computer and a stable Internet connection. Some examples of activities you can do include: editing videos for a YouTube channel, creating layouts for web pages and social media accounts, writing blogs and translating content, and more.
2. Drive for Uber or Lyft
If you have no problem driving more than what you currently do, this option could be very valuable to you. In most cases, the income will be substantial, and it will depend on how long you want to be behind the wheel. Another point in favor is that you can work whenever you want (weekends, or after your workday). Tip: The demand for “drivers” will vary greatly depending on which city and state you are located, usually trips to airports generate better revenue.
3. You don’t want to carry any passengers? Try Doordash, GrubHub, Instacart or other food and product delivery service.
If you don’t like the idea of carrying passengers in your car, as in Uber or Lyft, you could try working for a food and product delivery service. The most popular are: Uber Eats, DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates, Instacart and Favor. These applications are very useful for generating that additional revenue, and, like the other options in this article, they allow flexibility in working hours.
4. Walking and caring for pets
Animals are not for everyone, however, if you feel comfortable walking other people’s dogs, this could be an option to increase your income. This type of work will normally require you to commit to specific times that will depend on the availability of your customers. There are applications and websites dedicated to this type of services such as Rover or Wag!.
5. Teaching and tutoring
This option is excellent if you have advanced knowledge in certain areas that are in high demand, for example, math, physics, chemistry, or if you can fluently speak some other language. You may decide to teach on some of these topics that you handle perfectly during the weekends, on your own time. There are websites dedicated to this type of work, for example TutorMe or TuTree.