Part Time

9 Part Time Jobs That Pay Very Well

Written by Peter Jones

Trying to save up or dig yourself out of debt? need a supplemental second job? Or just looking to ease back into (or out of) the workforce? Here are 9 part time jobs that can actually pay quite handsomely. If you’re going to take on a second job, you might as well make the most for your time and effort.

1. Rideshare Driving

You can make $15 to $30 per hour and all you need is a driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, a smartphone, and the ability to pass a background check. It’s not as lucrative as it was at the very beginning of this new flexible job trend, but drivers can still make a pretty good chunk of change.

2. Bartending

Depending on the gig, bartenders can make anywhere from $10 to $75 per hour. you might need a training course if you don’t have experience, plus servesafe certification, which costs about $40, plus a uniform of some kind and a bar kit, but you can supplement your income working nights and weekends and, in some cases, make a killing.

3. Office work

As long as you have the relevant experience, you can make $20-30 per hour working in an office. Companies are often desperate for extra help during a high-growth stage or for crucial projects, but sometimes don’t quite want to commit to adding any more full-time employees. These are your best bets. If you happen to have some sort of specialized skill they need, you could make even more.

4. Special Events

There are always events that need staff. The pay is roughly $12-15 per hour, and requirements are different from gig to gig, but it is always possible to make tips or work your way up to the supervisor level and make more like $20 an hour. This work is easy to find on sites like

5. Babysitting

Much more lucrative than it used to be! You can now make $13-18 per hour on the low side. You’ll need to pass a background check and/or drug test, and you’ll want to be certified in first aid and CPR, and you must speak fluent English (unless otherwise specified), but it’s usually not that hard to find a gig that matches your schedule perfectly. There are always desperate parents and companies in need of child care help.

6. Web Design

If you have web design skills, then this is a no brainer. Work on your own time, from anywhere you like, and make anywhere from $20 to $150 an hour, depending on your business savvy and your talent. You’ll make the big bucks when you specialize in things like motion graphics or back end programming. If you hustle, there are big bucks to be made.

7. Dog Walking

Be outside, hang out with dogs, make $15 to $75 per hour. in some cases, you might also need to be licensed or insured, but this is a great way to get exercise and make money at the same time. Especially if you love animals!

8. Tutoring

Tutors are really hitting it these days. If you have expertise in a particular subject, you can make anywhere from $15 to $200 per hour. Initially, it might make sense to work with a company just to keep your work flow simple and steady, but once you’ve built up your business, you’ll be able to branch out on your own. sat tutoring is particularly lucrative.

9. Business Consulting

If you happen to be lucky enough to have an MBA from a top-tier school, and maybe also some special expertise, you can make $150 to $300 per hour. Try or other companies that pair consultants to businesses whose needs meet their specific strategic skills.

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Peter Jones