You want a high-paying gig, but without being tied down by a set schedule or a single job. Trouble is, you always thought part-time jobs paid little. Well, you thought wrong. The gig economy is out there, waiting for you. And the best news is: you don’t have to wait to have a college degree to get started raking in the dough. Here are several high-paying part-time jobs that could help you generate a fabulous annual salary when combined.
1. Social Media Assistant
Put your Facebook skills to work helping companies manage their online profiles and marketing. You can get paid up to $30 an hour to work part time rocking a company’s social media presence.
2. Online Research
Make up to $37 per hour answering questions for business professionals and helping them solve customer service issues or other complicated matters. If you’re good with research and have a head for business, this is a great opportunity for you.
3. Content Editing
Have impeccable grammar? Get paid up to $40 an hour editing web content or printed materials for companies. If you’re good with turning deadlines around and have great spelling, you’re golden.
4. Software Engineer
If you have killer experience in software, you don’t have to work full-time to be a software engineer. Get paid up to $73 an hour to work part time, as you prefer.
5. Jazz Teacher
So you studied jazz, but you’re not sure you want to try and hack it as a professional musician. Teach instead! You can get paid anywhere from $50-80 per hour teaching jazz music to children and adults.
If you’re fast and fluent in another language, you can work in print or in person translating for hospitals, courtrooms, law firms, manufacturing firms, you name it. And you can make from $20-50 per hour.
7. Private Tutor
Kids are more and more obsessed with test scores—or maybe their parents are? Either way, help a kid (or an adult!) learn whatever subject you’re most expert in. Depending on where you live, you can earn anywhere from $40-$80 per hour and pull in a high annual wage!
8. Yoga Instructor
So you’ll have to shell out for the initial teacher training, but then you can make about $35k per year teaching yoga—and staying fit in the process.
9. Adjunct Teaching
If you do have a degree and are inclined to teach, you might want to try adjuncting at universities—even community colleges or online schools. The pay varies wildly depending on what you teach and how good you are, but you won’t make less than $31k per year and you could make as much as six figures.
Drive for a ride share company. The amount you make will vary depending on the demand where you live and how many hours you’re willing to drive. But you can really hustle and rake it in. Plus, you only drive when you want to.