Whether you’re looking for a part-time job that you can squeeze in alongside your regular 9-to-5, or you need a flexible way to make extra money, there are plenty of part-time weekend jobs for the taking!
In today’s post, I’ll brainstorm some work-at-home-weekend tasks that will work with even the busiest of schedules.
1. Writer or proofreader
If you have any writing or grammar skills, you can do dozens of writing and proofreading gigs from your laptop on a lazy Sunday. You can 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 are:
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2. Tutor or SAT prep coach
If your SAT score is still something you want to brag about, or you have some legitimate math, reading, or grammar skills, you can pick up some part-time work as an SAT prep coach or tutor. With today’s technology (Zoom, FaceTime, Skype), you can even do this from the comfort of your home. You may need to change into 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 some friends who do medical transcription. The beauty is they make money on their own timeline, even on Saturdays, while watching college football games. If you are not interested in going through the training required for medical transcription, you can do general transcription.
You need to be able to type quickly with accuracy because you are paid by the audio hour or minute, as opposed to working per minute or hour. You may need to listen to the audio clip more than once to understand what is being said. Skilled transcribers typically have a 3:1 turnaround rate, meaning it takes three minutes to transcribe one minute of audio.
Some websites to visit include:
4. Short-term freelance projects
If you want variety, you can try doing one-on-one projects or odd jobs using a freelance website like Fiverr, Upwork, or PeoplePerHour.com. You can view projects that interest you, bid to complete the work (creating the “weekend only timeline” you need), and earn a little extra money in the process.
5. Surveys provided
One of the most flexible ways to put away some spare change in your spare time is to take online paid surveys. There is zero commitment; Just sign in during downtime if your schedule allows. While you won’t get rich doing surveys, it’s a great way to earn extra cash while you’re normally scrolling through Facebook! Most surveys pay anywhere from $1-$10 per 15 minute survey, but a few sites will pay $50 or more.
Here are a few sites to check out:
6. Short work
Short jobs are exactly what they sound like – short! You can complete these tasks even in a very chaotic schedule. What kind of jobs you take up is entirely up to you and your area of expertise. Depending on which small task site you sign up for, you can do anything from reviewing online ads or search results to transcribing or translating videos.
These are some of the best short-task sites:
7. Website Testing
Companies will pay well for honest reviews on their website. 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 fast, so to maximize your earning potential, sign up on multiple sites!
Here are a few to check out:
8. Virtual Assistant
The beauty of working as a virtual assistant is that the sky really is the limit on the types of work you can do. If you have a particular line of interest or a particular 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 kids are sleeping!
If you’re just starting out as a VA, here are a few places you can find VA jobs:
9. Customer Service representative
Many contact centers are open almost 24/7, so if you’re looking for a schedule, you can find a customer service job to match, and weekend workers are always in high demand!
Some companies that offer weekend hours include:
10. AndGig is out of work
If you don’t mind leaving home for a while, you can earn money on weekends by filling in on-demand gigs. Gig workers are in high demand in cities, so work is available every day of the week!
Some popular on-demand apps include:
11. Market Research Gigs
Market research companies conduct various types of research, including behavioral research studies such as paid focus groups, sharing your web browsing activity or store receipts, mystery shopping gigs, and even mock jury opportunities. These activities are used by brands and organizations to understand consumer behavior and to create marketing and advertising campaigns, improve customer service, increase engagement, and even shape policies and procedures. While you’re not going to make a full-time income participating in marketing research, you can make decent money ($50-$150 per hour) and earn some fun freebies, too.
If you’re looking to make some extra money on the weekends by participating in market research gigs, here are some legitimate companies to explore.
12. Social Media Management
If you enjoy being on social media, there are plenty of companies that will pay you for your social media skills. From curating content and performing customer service duties to running ads and creating and curating content, social media is one of the fastest growing marketing areas. For these positions, you will need familiarity with platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest and excellent written communication skills. The best part is that social media is available to consumers 24/7, 365 days a year, so many day, night and weekend shifts are available.
Here are some companies for flexible work-from-home jobs:
13. Rate the video
This latter opportunity requires a bachelor’s degree, but offers plenty of flexibility and the ability to work days or nights on weekends. Varicant Spoken English Language Assessment employs native English speakers with graduate degrees to review and rate videos. These videos are used by schools and universities for admissions programs. For these part-time online roles, you must be able to dedicate 5-15 hours, rating at least 12 videos per week from September to March. Due to the nature of this job, as long as you can complete the 12 required videos, you can work any hours or days that fit your schedule.
14. Start a side hustle
If you want complete control over your own schedule, starting a weekend side hustle is the perfect opportunity to make money on your own terms. Fortunately, with the advancement of technology, starting an online business has never been easier or more affordable. In some cases, you don’t have to invest any money upfront, just a little of your time and some creativity.
To get started, follow these simple steps:
- Determine what you are going to sell (product or service)
- Choose a platform to sell your products and services
- Get the word out about your business by marketing it on social media
- Perform your service or ship out your product and pay
If you’re having a hard time deciding which side hustle to start, here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
part timeE weekend jobs are a great way to dip your toes into the work-at-home world, start working in a new industry, or earn some money on the side. Whatever your reason, I hope this list has been helpful!
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What do you do to earn a little extra cash on the weekend? Have you tried any of the jobs on this list? Let us know in the comments below!
Originally published on October 18, 2016. Content updated January 2023.