While many see weekends as a time to relax and catch up on the stuff they can’t get to during the week, some see weekend jobs as the perfect opportunity to rake in extra cash and reach their goals or pay off some debt.
Plenty of unique options open up during the weekend, and those looking for weekend jobs are in an excellent position to catch them.
If you thought that finding weekend only jobs is impossible, think again. It’s much more common than most people realize and there are many flexible job options to consider.
Getting a job that fits your skills and schedule is an entirely reachable goal. You just have to know where to look for those opportunities and then go for them. I went ahead and found ten types of part-time weekend jobs that anyone can do.
Some of them can even turn into full-time gigs if that’s something you’d want to pursue.
11 Weekend Jobs to Consider
People are often too busy or lazy to go get their own takeout or walk their dog, or do a myriad of other small but necessary things.
This is where you come in.
There’s a huge market for catering to people’s errands and obligations, and they’re willing to pay handsomely for it, which is why companies like Uber Eats are making a killing. Here’s how to get yourself a piece of that pie.
1. Play the Chauffeur
If you have a car and a good driving record then signing up with one of these companies can be a fantastic way to make extra income.
Some people even do it full-time.
But the flexibility of this type of part-time work is what makes it so perfect as a weekend job. Not only can you choose which hours you want to work, you also get to meet interesting new people.
The pay-out mainly depends on the type of car you own and the distances you drive.
2. Get Delivering
Don’t like having people in your car? Well, food doesn’t talk back!
The years when food delivery services were limited to teenagers on motorcycles are long gone. Now, anyone can deliver food part-time or even full-time if they have a car.
Thus, again, the hours are extremely flexible and your income would depend on how many deliveries you make.
3. Do People’s Taxes
No one escapes the taxman (sure it’s corny but no less true), yet the red tape and paperwork can be an incredible nightmare to work through for most people.
You don’t have to be certified to help people prepare their tax returns, you just need the required knowledge to help them do it accurately. You cannot, however, legally file it for them.
Starting a part-time weekend job as a tax preparer requires just a few steps.
4. Walk Dogs or Pet Sit
People are always looking for someone to help out with their pets, whether it’s taking their dogs to the park or having someone stay in to look after the pets while they’re away
The best way to find a pet sitting gig is to look on job marketplaces and social media groups, or become a paid house sitter.
House sitting gives you the unique opportunity to both get away during the weekends and make some extra cash while doing so.
5. Try Babysitting
Sure, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s a reason this type of work is still in high demand.
People like to run errands or go out with friends on the weekends and need someone to take care of their kids.
If you like hanging out with children or are good at working with them then babysitting is still a solid option as a weekend only job. Just make sure to let your potential clients know that your services are only available on those two days of the week.
6. Become a Tutor
There’s an endless list of possible tutoring gigs out there, depending on your skill set or talents.
People often do it from their own homes or travel to their clients and advertise their services via social media and word of mouth, meaning there’s virtually no set-up costs.
You can help kids with their homework, teach them how to swim, or even show people how to start couponing. The possibilities are virtually endless.
The internet is a vast network full of interesting money-making opportunities. These aren’t always time-sensitive and allow people to work on their own terms and determine their own workload.
Just like the jobs below.
7. Manage Social Media Accounts
Every small to medium business out there is looking to expand their horizons onto social media but they don’t necessarily have the expertise or manpower to reach their goals.
If you’ve got a background in marketing or working with social media accounts then this is a great way to earn an extra income.
Managing companies’ social accounts part-time on weekends is possible thanks to scheduling and automated publishing tools like Hootsuite. You can spend your weekends scheduling social media posts for the week ahead.
The best place to find social media gigs is on freelancing sites and job marketplaces that advertise open positions.
8. Become a Search Engine Evaluator
It’s important that search engines like Bing and Google provide accurate results on their pages, no matter what people type in.
That’s a lot of work. So companies contract the work out to capable evaluators.
You’ll have to register on the relevant company’s website and go through an evaluation yourself before you can start receiving assignments.
However, once you’re in then you can decide which assignments to take and can stick to those that don’t have short deadlines so you can only work on weekends.
A word of warning here though – be on the lookout for scams and shady “job opportunities”.
You should never have to pay for anything to be able to get a job as an evaluator.
9. Fill in Online Surveys
Filling out surveys may not always be the most exciting work but it can be a continuous source of extra income.
No one will ever earn enough from this to live off of, but it’s a brilliant way to get a few more bucks each month without investing too much time.
Anybody can start filling in surveys as it doesn’t require any special skills or knowledge and brands are continuously looking for opinions and feedback.
It’s really easy to get started too:
Just sign up on apps/websites like Survey Junkie, MTurk, or Swagbucks and start searching for open surveys. Some have demographic requirements which you’ll have to fit to be paid, while others welcome feedback from anyone.
Alternatively, you could also look into signing up for research studies, which sometimes require more of a commitment but can also pay more.
10. Rent Your Stuff to Other People
There are many reasons why people would want to rent furniture or gadgets from others.
A couple may be visiting a city for a week with their baby but they can’t take a stroller along on the plane ride.
If you own a stroller or any other necessary baby furniture then you could rent it out to them for that week.
Similarly, some people or businesses will rent a drone from you – if you own one – to shoot footage for an ad or a special event, because it’s much cheaper than to go out and buy one. You could also just look into setting up your own drone-based business, but that’s another matter entirely.
Sites like Fat Llama provide a reputable platform from which to rent out your stuff in a way that protects both you and the renters.
11. Mobile Bartending
Most people go out on weekends and spend their money on drinks.
You can do the opposite and use bartending as a means to make extra cash on the weekends.
Mobile bartenders show up to places that don’t typically have bars and companies contract out bartenders for private events allowing you to put everything you’ve learned in college to good use. Finally.
The Bottom Line
Setting up a source of supplementary income takes time, which is a precious resource in any busy household. Weekends are often the only days that aren’t beset with work, studies and other responsibilities.
Surprisingly, they’re also perfect for anyone looking for part-time work.
Besides the companies and websites I mentioned above, some good places to search for part-time weekend jobs include Indeed, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn.