After moving in to your first apartment, it’s no secret that the bills can start to come faster than expected. More than anything, it’s important to select your apartment that is safely within your budget. Use these tips to calculate what you can afford. However, if you need some extra cash for your savings account, bulking up an emergency fund, or planning for some world travel, consider some creative options for part-time work on top of your regular gig.
The key to part-time work, if it’s nonessential (meaning the extra money made from this job is “nice to have,” not necessary to staying afloat) is choosing something that you will enjoy or that will build out your professional skillset. Check out the below ideas of part-time work to stretch your cash!
If you’re in to physical fitness, see if your gym or local exercise spot is hiring part-time receptionists. Often, gyms will offer a free membership (hello, saving money!) to employees and hours can be flexible. Receptionists’ responsibility may include anything from checking in guests to giving tours of the facilities. If the gym is your happy place, this could be a great way to make a little extra money.
Much like the first, this one is for fitness lovers! Although personal trainers must undergo significant training and certifications to get started, it can be a very lucrative gig if you have the skill. This is a very flexible gig, but takes a lot of effort in order to start.
For many, the local coffee shop is where you spend a lot of your time, from sipping with friends to surfing the internet. Ask around, and find out if your favorite spot is hiring any baristas. Not only will you get to learn how to make all of your favorite beverages, but can make some cash while doing so!
If you are a big reader, don’t forget about your local library! Often a very calming environment, libraries can usually use an extra set of hands. Even if you haven’t spent much time at your library, try spending some time there reading before asking around for any openings!
My personal favorite way to pad my savings account is blogging! Search online for paid blogging opportunities and apply for any that you have expertise in. This does require strong writing skills and some creativity, but if you enjoy it, it’s a very rewarding side hustle.
Driver for ride-share apps
Uber, Lyft, or other ride-sharing services are a great way to make a little extra cash on your own terms. You must have a car and insurance, but if you already pay for both it’s a fairly low-effort way to schedule time to earn money.
Any other great part-time job ideas? How do you make a little extra money?