Find a Part-Time Job
Not all jobs have to be full-time and intense. If you're looking for a bit of extra cash, why not take on a job that's fun and nearly hassle-free?
Market research companies are always looking to add consumers just like you to their database. Sign up with as many market research companies as you can in order to increase your chance of attending focus groups or one-on-one surveys. Groups usually last anywhere from half an hour to two hours and can range in pay anywhere from $50 to $200 cash. You can search online in many great places for focus groups and for market research companies. Even if you don't qualify for what they're looking for immediately, forward your information and sign up with them anyway! You might be surprised at the amount of groups you may qualify for in the future!
Do you need a flexible job with hours that can fit into your schedule? Perhaps you should look into providing personal services, such as pet sitting, babysitting, or personal assistance. The hours are usually flexible, and the individuals needing this service tend to be very understanding about your demanding schedule. For a part-time job, a personal service job tends to be good paying.
Are you a student? There are many employers that will hire a student simply because they're majoring in a related field of study. You won't have to go through tons of interviews and wait weeks or months to start a part-time position. It is a good opportunity to get hands-on training in your chosen career path, and will look good on a resume when you graduate. Some companies offer employment on a semester to semester basis.
Looking for something that's fun? Try a part-time job with the park district or the zoo. Maybe you can find part-time work on a film set, or as an extra! You might find yourself in a movie one day!
Temp agencies will send you to various companies to help out with mass mailings and other marketing projects, should you ask for this type of work. These are usually fun and easy! There are other temporary employment opportunities as well, but the great thing about being a temp is that you have the option to accept or decline an assignment and you can work as much or as little as you need.
Promotional work can be very profitable for working only a few days each month. The work is usually fun and exciting and you'll end up working on some really interesting and unique promotions and events.
A part-time job doesn't have to be boring and it doesn't have to involve fast food. It can be an entertaining and enjoyable experience!
About the author:
Amanda Baker writes for All Things Pondered