Many people are looking for ways to make money on the weekend. You may be looking for something you can take full-time at some point in the future, or maybe you just want to earn a little extra cash for a vacation or down payment. Regardless of your motivations, I have some great side hustle ideas to share today.
Become an Uber Driver
The Rideshare Guy shared with us that Uber drivers can make a great side income shuttling people around. That’s not too shabby for a gig you can work on your own terms. He also let us know that weekends are the best time of the week to pick up work. Friday and Saturday nights are especially busy as party-goers are looking for a designated driver. Click here to start your application. (Lyft is also a great rideshare opportunity to consider. My husband went through the application process with ease.)
Becoming a reseller is another opportunity with the utmost in flexibility. Cynthia Stine created a full-time income working her Amazon FBA business just 10 hours per week. And the weekends are a great time to pick up stuff to resell as that is when many flea markets and garage sales are going on.
Do your shopping. Get your items listed. Drop everything off to be shipped to Amazon on your way to work Monday morning. Your little side business can run itself while you are at your 9-to-5. You can’t ask for a better business than that.
Tutoring is something that is done outside of normal school hours making it a perfect fit for those looking for weekend side gigs. Many tutors working locally can charge around $20 per hour for the basics like English and math while specialty subjects can warrant up to $50 per hour. If you decide to go with an online opportunity, that rate can quickly go down to $8 to $15 per hour.
Become a Photographer
There was a time that only professional photographers were able to make a good living capturing the snapshots of life. That’s no longer the case. If you have access to great equipment and can learn basic photography skills, you can make some awesome cash taking photos of everything from birthday parties to senior pictures.
And don’t overlook the passive income possibilities of selling photos online. Focus on your specialty whether that is flat lays or nature photography. List those images for sale online. They can sell over and over again and you only put in the work once.
Offer Freelance Services
While some freelance service providers are restricted to working specific hours or a certain schedule, there are many opportunities within the industry that can be done anytime and anyplace. Freelance writing, for one, is a side business idea perfect for those working a traditional 9-to-5.
Become Event Staff
If you look on Craigslist under the Event Gigs section or download the Shiftgig app, you are likely to find a little jackpot of weekend and evening one-off opportunities. These gigs may be titled Event Staff or Brand Ambassadors. The companies may be looking for someone to hand out samples or help people find their seats at a concert. These are not just a great way to make some great extra money on the side, but you may be able to catch a sporting event or concert for free.
Become a Bookkeeper
You don’t need an accounting degree to perform some basic bookkeeping duties. Many businesses are not yet operating entirely online or paper-free like many of us. That means receipts and invoices still need to be entered into software like QuickBooks. I frequently see job listings for remote bookkeepers on FlexJobs which only lists researched telecommute positions.
Start a Blog
Blogging can take quite some time to turn a profit, but it does offer a lot of flexibility. Posts and social media updates can be scheduled in advance allowing you to write on the weekends and focus on your day job during the week. Emails and comments can be answered in bulk once per day. This isn’t a great option if you are looking for fast cash, but it is something you should consider working into your long-term passive income plan.
I highly recommend Framework for new bloggers looking to get their blog set up and creating content and Elite Blog Academy for those with established blogs. EBA helped me create a healthy full-time income from my site.
Becoming a direct sales consultant can be a great way to make money on the weekends. You can host in-home parties and trunk shows on not only Saturdays and Sundays but also weeknights if you choose.
Most companies pay their consultants around 25% commission on personal sales. The product lines available are endless. Whether you love luxury bath products or food containers, there is bound to be a product out there you are passionate about.
And, more good news, the startup costs are minimal. You don’t have to carry inventory in most cases, so you just need to buy your starter kit which typically includes product samples, catalogs and order forms to get you started. And training! One of the great benefits of joining a replicated business model is they provide you with a mentor and marketing training. You can hop right over that learning curve that comes with starting your own boutique. Most companies today also offer consultant website so you can easily sell your wares online as well.
Sell Handmade Items
Handmade doesn’t just mean mittens and gloves. If you take a gander on Etsy today you will find everything from handcrafted wreaths to hand-painted wall hangings to Christmas ornaments and beyond. If you have a hobby already, think about how you can turn it into a business.
Those are a few of my favorite ways to make money on the weekends. I’d love to hear some of your ideas in the comments.
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