Did you know there are nine more Mondays until Christmas? A daunting thought, I know. It is right about this time that I wish I had picked up some part-time work or weekend odd jobs for extra cash.
So, I thought I would use today’s post to brainstorm about some weekend job ideas that you can do from home, so you don't have to be away from your family.
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, 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 (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 audio 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 Projects or Odd Jobs
If you want variety, you might want to try doing one-off projects or odd jobs by utilizing a freelance website like Fiverr, Guru, Upwork (which recently joined forces with elance.com), 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.
Of course, there are countless weekend work-at-home options like telephone customer service, virtual assistants, or even website testers. You are in the right place to find the right opportunity for you!
What do you do from home to earn a little extra cash on the weekends?
Christy Schutz is a communications professional and freelance writer focused on topics like employer/personal branding, career management, personal development, women in the workplace, and female entrepreneurs. She enjoys putting 16+ years of experience in the advertising, recruitment marketing, employee/internal communications, and special events industries to good use by helping others to discover, develop and market their own distinct calling or mission. This Tampa Bay, FL-based Mom also keeps herself busy by raising 4 kids, caring for her husband & doting on her dogs Petey and Daisy!