There aren’t too many of us who couldn’t stand to make a few more dollars. Yet, here’s the thing: Between making sure our family’s needs are met, honoring all of the obligations on our calendar and sometimes going to school or already working one job, it can be challenging to find the kind of job that will cater to the busy schedule that we already have.
If that is the dilemma that you currently find yourself in and you’re looking for a few ideas on how to get work in the midst of everything else that you have going on, we have some helpful tips for you below:
Get a temp job. Working for a temp agency can be awesome on a lot of levels, mostly because you can accept or deny an assignment based on your availability. Once you go in for an interview and they test the kind of skills that you have, they will simply keep you on file. If a job comes up that you’re qualified for, they’ll call you. If you can do the work that day, great. If not, there’s always next time.
Think outside of the “job” box. Most times, when we think of a “job”, we think of working a set schedule at an establishment, Monday thru Friday. But there are all kinds of things that can be done outside of an office setting. There’s babysitting, tutoring, landscaping, housesitting and other kinds of skills that you can advertise that you can do during the hours when you don’t already have other plans.
Do some contract/freelance work. Thanks to websites like Craigslist, oDesk and Freelancer (just to name a few), you can find all kinds of freelance work. What makes this a convenient choice is that most people who use these kinds of services provide a deadline of a few days or a week to get the writing, graphic designing, layout, etc. work done. This means that if it’s best for you to work at 2am as opposed to 4pm in order to get it done, you can.
Sell something. If you’re someone who is an at-home parent or you work at a hospital and the doctor or nurse scheduling that you have is pretty hectic, why not create a way to make some extra income by selling some things online? Whether it’s posting up a used item on eBay or selling some of the things that you made yourself on Etsy, the work will consist of presenting the products (and/or creating them); however, because people can look on websites any time of the day, you can find yourself making money even when you’re out doing other things.
Start your own business. There are a lot of people who start their own business because that way, they can literally work on their own time. If you have a product or service that you would like to offer, it can also be as simple as setting up a website and letting people know and similar to selling something online, you can get back to people via email when it’s best for you. Plus, as an added bonus, there’s nothing like the feeling of knowing that you have a job, but you’re actually working for yourself.