It’s hard to survive in the world today as Millennials. Especially when you’re living in one of the world’s most expensive cities.
It’s only sane to feel like you should have a weekend freelance job to supplement your income. Because having the extra money in the bank is better than none, right?
If you’d like to extend your own professionalism during the weekends, here are some top freelance jobs you can do from home.
Or if you have some hard skills, check out the 5 most in-demand skills and how much you can get paid for them.
But what if you want to earn quick, fast money from jobs that are not career-related? Or you just want part-time gigs that help take your mind off the work week mania you experienced? There are oodles of choices for you.
However, we urge you to be more thoughtful when seeking out these weekend freelance jobs. Most of the time they either pay bad, or they are simply not worth your time.
I know you are ready to hustle hard but finding the right weekend job worth your time should be your priority when searching for side jobs. Here are 15 easy weekend job ideas for you, even when time is tight.
Ask any pet parent this: would you rather leave your pet with a dog-sitter than at a dog hotel? We bet most would opt for the former. Nothing says trust more than being a pet owner yourself.
Remember to let that be known. Let your friends and neighbors know you are available but be sure to mention the rate per hour you expect so no one misunderstands your offer. You can charge for the different services you offer including feeding, walking, cleaning cages, or administering medications.
House-sitting is more popular than it seems. People going away for an extended period of time may need some house sitting services including mail retrieval, watering plants, turning on/off lights, or just making sure that the house doesn’t catch on fire while they’re gone.
Blog for Others
Writing blog posts for businesses is a huge business. Businesses may be looking for writers who can produce a constant flow of posts for them, or it could be an ad-hoc job.
There are job opportunities available throughout the net and other sites where companies will pay for fresh content on their blogs.
If fixing things is your jam, don’t waste your talent and time over the weekend.
Good at what you’re doing? Spread the words and build references by taking on jobs with friends and neighbors.
Most people actually would prefer to have their home repairs done during the weekend. Well, because that’s the only spare time they’re left with after a week of hustle. And most of them would predictably be clueless about installing light fixtures, painting, or plumbing.
Become a Mover
As long as you’re a strong, healthy individual who has a car, truck or van, you could be moonlighting as a part-time mover.
You can easily classify your services such as pack, haul, or transport. Or you can offer a full-fledged house-moving service if time is on your side.
If you have a knack for planning events or parties, here’s one for you. Broadcast your services to everyone you know or start posting them online.
You may be brilliantly talented at hosting these events, but it’s good to hold your horses. Start small like a kid’s birthday party and let yourself get used to it. Do a few for a discounted rate and grab some raving reviews, then watch your sales skyrocket.
Parents are willing to spend loads to get their kids grades up, which makes tutoring a billion-dollar business in Singapore. The thriving business suggests a high demand for tutors, which would be great for those interested in tutoring.
Anyway, it’s a myth – you don’t need an advanced college degree to become a tutor. There are some successful tutors who are diploma holders or college students.
Have a bachelor’s degree in a subject area? That can help you line up tutoring jobs for after school, evenings, and yes, weekends.
Basically, virtual assisting is like being a remote personal assistant. And people need them more than you think they do.
It may sound surreal, but it’s a fact because there are more and more small businesses in the market. As long as your fees are reasonable, you can get paid to work on many small tasks like admin work, email management, appointment setting, content creation, etc.
If you’re someone like a student or stay-at-home mom who needs a weekend freelance job that has more flexibility, this hustle is for you.
Get paid to shop? Hell yeah! Online shopping is designed for people who’re pressed for time. But don’t doubt the fact that people could be too busy to shop for stuff. Especially during certain occasions, like Mother’s Day. You could be doing somebody a great favor by helping them shop online, or offline, whichever fits.
Good at writing resumes? Make use of platforms, social media pages, or apps to advertise your resume writing services. And update your online professional resume with your capabilities; it’ll let your potential clients know what to look forward to. A picture speaks a thousand words: ask for a review or take photos of the event that you’ve set up.
Look out for demands such as those posted on iTask, you may just snag yourself steady weekend gigs without even having to look.
Amateur social media manager
If you’re superb at navigating through different social media pages for businesses, that’s great. If you’re not, it’s okay. Because some businesses still require amateur social media skills like posting and scheduling. Or some businesses may even require constant posting of posts in different Facebook groups.
Social media customer service rep
The more online a business gets, the more it requires an independent customer service officer. You have to be swift and accurate in your answers when there are enquiries. Answering queries need to be real-time, and businesses may require someone to sit down and simply answer those for them.
Help people get across border
Coming back and forth to Singapore and Johor Bahru weekly? Chances are there are also people who are doing that too. Get yourself listed so others can approach you on how you can hitchhike them.
It’s possible that photographers always work on weekends, particularly those who are freelancing. For example, weddings are usually held on weekends, so this job can be perfect for photography and videography assistant. Being an assistant doesn’t require you to have photography skills, but lots of patience, effort and communication skills.
So should you be freelancing during the weekends?
Can’t decide if a weekend freelance job is for you? Check out the pros and cons of having a part-time job, even if you have a full-time job. If you’re worried about balancing life and work, take a look at the 7 steps to take to achieve the perfect work-life balance.