In today’s climate, a lot of full-time starters jobs aren’t able to properly compensate people properly and with rising inflation and living costs, it is a necessity for most people to get a part-time job to fully sustain their lifestyle.
Although, there are many part-time jobs available for most people locally, getting information about them can be a bit of a hassle. Therefore, we have compiled this article to help you understand where to look for part-time weekend jobs.
Part-Time weekend jobs as the name suggest only require the employee to either physically come in on weekends or work remotely from their homes on weekends to earn a little side-income. This can be especially lucrative if you have acquired a skill that can provide a service to certain customers and using this, you can easily land a well-paying job in that niche.
Types of Part-Time Weekend Jobs
1. Physical Jobs
These jobs range from working in restaurants, Departmental Stores, Grocery Stores to any number of jobs that require physical labor. These jobs require you to commute to an establishment and work part-time either as a waiter, store manager, cashier, helper, or any other position. They aren’t that well paid and are mostly minimum-wage jobs. Such types of jobs can be found by going to websites such as Simply Hired, Indeed, or StudentJob.
You need to keep in mind that in most cases these jobs don’t really have that many future opportunities and should only be taken temporarily to sustain yourself and while working such jobs, one must always keep looking for better employment opportunities.
2. Freelancing Jobs
Luckily, in the previous two decades, the number of freelancers and the requirement for freelancers have both grown exponentially. A Freelancer is basically a person with a very specific skill set that they provide people looking for said skill set. This cannot be specified as a job but freelancing has many benefits over conventional part-time jobs. Freelancers aren’t required to commute to any specific place and they can work remotely from their homes.
In addition to that, Freelancers, depending upon their skills can earn much more than conventional jobs and people are happy to pay for them because these services are cheaper to buy than to hire a dedicated person for that department. Many companies often choose freelancers for their short term projects and pay quite well for their time.
There are a couple of famous freelancing websites where you can look for employment opportunities and you can work remotely on weekends at your desired hours. Some such websites are Fiverr, Upwork, and Freelancer. You can simply register yourself as a seller on these websites and following their policies, publish your gigs, and the skills that you can provide people with, and orders will soon start coming in.
3. Virtual Assistant Jobs
Virtual assistants are people that some employers hire to maintain their schedules, handle their accounts, or for any number of assistant related jobs or requirements that they might have. These Assistants work remotely from their homes and are paid a sustainable income for that. The work can be scheduled around weekends and these jobs are often quite easy albeit you to have some basic skill sets and experience.
The number of people that are looking for Virtual Assistants instead of hiring them to come and work for them full time is increasing day by day and employers are moving towards making their offices more efficient and Virtual Assistants are just one way of doing so.
Such types of jobs are often advertised on social networks and Freelancing websites and as we suggested above, you can look for them on Fiverr, Upwork, and Freelancer. There are also some other platforms where you can look for Virtual Assistant jobs and Remote.co is just one such website. Like we said, nowadays, if you are looking for remote jobs, Google is your best friend.
4. Online Data Entry Jobs
Another field that is on the rise for part-time jobs is online data entry. Basically, all you have to do is enter a given data into excel sheets or any other file types based upon your employers’ requirements and then submit them within a given deadline. Although this gig can be time-consuming, it can be a great start towards getting into a part-time job as it is a fairly paid job with almost no special skill required.
Most companies nowadays are outsourcing much of their data entry work to save on costs and to be more efficient with their time management and employee management schedules. Your job will involve reading through a specified data set and compiling it into excel sheets within a deadline. This job should especially suit you if you are interested in getting into the freelancing market without having to learn any special skill.
5. Graphic Designer Jobs
In today’s world, interconnectivity and startups are so common that there are thousands of people that hire Graphic Designers from the internet to visualize the symbol of their brand. For this purpose, they hire Graphics Designers from the market and get them to make specialized Logos and other brand-related graphics that they later put on their resumes, calling cards, and websites.
This is a lucrative field, especially if you are experienced and hardened in the Graphics Design market. You should easily be able to get such a job if you are experienced in Photoshop, Adobe After Effects or other video and photo editing applications in the market.
This can prove to be a well-paying part-time job even if you aren’t willing to go full-time for it and if your work outshines and provides the quality, your customers will keep coming back to you for more. Opportunities for Graphics Designing can be found on Fiverr, Upwork, and Freelancer.
If you aren’t looking to work as a freelancer in this field, there are many opportunities to be found with companies and startups as well that hire dedicated Graphics Designers.