Whether you’re looking for a part-time job you can squeeze in alongside your regular 9-to-5, or you need a flexible way to make extra money, there are lots of part-time weekend jobs for the taking!
In today’s post, I’ll brainstorm some work from home weekend jobs that will work with even the busiest of schedules.
1. Writer or Proofreader
If you have any writing or grammar acumen, there are dozens of writing and proofreading gigs that you could do from your laptop on lazy Sundays. You could do a simple Google search for “editing services” and come up with at least half a dozen companies that offer this service, and as a result, need good writers and editors. A few companies I found were:
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2. Tutor or SAT Prep Coach
If your SAT scores are still something you like to brag about or you have some legit math, reading, or grammar skills, you might be able to pick up some part-time work being an SAT prep coach or tutor. With today’s technology (Zoom, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Skype), you can even do this from the comfort of your home. You might have to change out of your pajamas, though. You can spread the word among your contacts on Facebook or LinkedIn, or some sites you can check out for opportunities include:
3. Transcription Services
I have a few friends who do medical transcription. The beauty is, they earn money on their timeline, even on Saturdays while watching college football games. If you aren’t interested in going through the training that medical transcription requires, you can do general transcription. You will need to be able to type at a relatively fast speed with accuracy because you are typically paid by the audio hour or minute.
Some websites to look into include:
4. Short Term Freelance Projects
If you want variety, you might want to try doing one-off projects or odd jobs by utilizing a freelance website like Fiverr, Upwork, or PeoplePerHour.com. You can take a look at the projects that interest you, bid to complete the work (building in your needed “weekends only timeline”), and make a little extra money in the process.
5. Paid Surveys
One of the most flexible ways to put away some spare change in your free time is by taking paid surveys online. There’s zero commitment; just sign in during downtime as your schedule allows. While you won’t get rich taking surveys, it’s a great way to earn some extra cash when you’d normally be scrolling Facebook! Most surveys pay anywhere from $1-$10 per 15-minute survey, but a few sites will pay $100 or more.
Here are a few sites to check out:
6. Short Tasks
Short tasks are exactly what they sound like – short! You can complete these jobs even with the most chaotic of schedules. What type of tasks you take on is entirely up to you and your area of expertise. Depending on what short task site you sign up for, you could be doing anything from reviewing online advertisements or search results to transcribing or translating videos.
These are some of the best short-task sites:
7. Website Testing
Companies will pay good money for honest reviews of their websites. As a website tester, you’ll browse company sites and provide feedback (usually via audio or video recording) on things like usability, speed, and responsiveness. Website testing gigs typically pay around $10 for each 5- to 25-minute test. These gigs come and go quickly, so to maximize your earning potential, sign up for more than one site!
Here are a few to check out:
8. Virtual Assistant
The beauty of working as a Virtual Assistant is that the sky is really the limit on the type of work you can do. If there’s a particular line of work that interests you or a specific skill you have, you can probably offer it as a VA service. Some of the more common VA tasks include social media management, inbox management, and calendar management—most of which can be done on the weekends or while your kiddos sleep!
If you’re just getting started as a VA, here are a few places where you can find VA work:
9. Customer Service
A lot of contact centers are open nearly 24/7, so if there’s a schedule you’re looking for, you’re likely to find a Customer Service job to match, and weekend workers are always in high demand!
Some of the companies that offer weekend hours include:
10. On-Demand Jobs
If you don’t mind leaving the house for a bit, you can make money on the weekends by completing on-demand gigs. Gig workers are in high demand in cities, so there are tasks available every day of the week!
Some of the most popular on-demand apps include:
- Amazon Flex (package delivery)
- Instacart (grocery shopping and delivery)
- DoorDash (food delivery)
- Postmates (package and errand delivery)
- Rover (dog walking)
- TaskRabbit (random gigs)
Part-time weekend jobs are a great way to dip your toes into the work-at-home world, start working in a new industry or make some money on the side. Whatever your reasons, I hope this list has been helpful!
This is just a small selection of places to look for weekend work. For an up-to-date list of new job postings, check out our work-at-home job board or sign up for our newsletter to get new leads delivered straight to your inbox.
What do you do to earn a little extra cash on the weekends? Have you tried any of the jobs on this list? Let us know in the comments below!
Originally published October 18, 2016. Content updated May 5, 2021.