These concerts could translate into a nice salary.
Getting a side job could improve your financial situation significantly. Once you have the cash from a second gig, it may be possible to fill your savings account, build a retirement nest egg, or finish putting money aside for a down payment on a house.
In addition, the more money you earn, the more flexibility you will have to spend it. Fancy a last minute vacation? This can be possible once you have the extra cash.
Still, there’s a big reason some people don’t bother with side issues – they don’t want to commit to working as often when they already have a full-time job. The good news, however, is that you don’t have to resign yourself to working all the time to make money on the side. Here are five jobs you can do just one weekend a month, while still earning a living wage.
Sometimes when people leave they want to know that their home is being taken care of. That’s where you come in. If you sign up to babysit the house one weekend a month, you can make money by essentially spending time with someone else instead of your own. Sure, you might have to do some chores like light housekeeping and signing packages, but it could end up being minimal work for a living wage.
2. Animal care
Pet owners often don’t want to put their pets in a kennel when they get away for a weekend. If you are willing to welcome and watch pets in your home, you can set aside one weekend a month to do so and earn a pretty good income. After all, many people consider their pets to be family and are willing to pay to get them the care they deserve.
3. Take pictures
If you’re good with a camera, you might be able to get gigs by taking family portraits one weekend a month. For even better pay, see if you can get hired for one big event per month, whether it’s a wedding, corporate retreat, or family reunion.
4. Driving for a carpooling service
The advantage of driving for a rideshare company is that you don’t have to commit to set times. If you decide you only want to spend one weekend a month commuting with people around town, that choice is yours. To increase your chances of financial success, you can opt for statutory weekends when they arrive, especially if you live near an airport.
5. Being a tourist guide
If you know your city well, you may be able to get paid to show tourists around. Tour guide companies can be quite flexible, so it helps to see if it’s possible to work just one weekend per month. Another option? Start your own tour guide service. You can even be more specific and offer things like a guide to the best bakeries in your city or a tour of the best bookstores around.
You don’t need to commit to working every minute to maintain a successful sideline. Even if you limit this job to one weekend per month, you can still do very well financially.