Successful financial management includes a strong offense and a durable defense.
Just like a winning sports team, you need both in order to thrive.
Budgeting and savings strategies are two hallmarks of an effective financial defense.
They limit spending, eliminate unnecessary expenses, and establish a framework that ultimately promotes financial freedom.
Last summer, we suggested three great ways to cut expenses and save money. And while those tips will never go out of style, financial defense remains only part of the total equation.
It’s time to play offense. In other words, it’s time to focus on money-making opportunities.
Ready to boost your income? Check out these seven great part-time summer jobs.
1. Take Online Surveys
Want to earn some money from the comfort of your home?
Check out Survey Junkie, which pays users to take surveys for major companies across multiple industries.
To get started, all you have to do is make a profile, provide your contact information, and start completing surveys.
When payday comes, you can choose to get rewarded with gift cards or direct deposit via PayPal.
Click here to learn more!
2. Build, Lift, and Clean
Working with TaskRabbit is the perfect side gig for industrious people — especially in the summer months.
Why? TaskRabbit is home to hundreds of hands-on, part-time jobs in your area, like building furniture, cleaning garages, moving heavy appliances, mounting TVs, and more.
While TaskRabbit pay averages $36 per hour, larger jobs can compensate considerably more.
Click here to see what tasks are available in your area!
3. Walk and Babysit Pets
If you’re an animal lover, this side gig may be a dream come true.
With Rover, you can walk, visit, and even host dogs and cats at your home and get paid handsomely for it.
In fact, Rover contractors easily earn $1,000 a month!
Click here to learn more.
Note: Are you an experienced dog trainer? Check out Wag!, a popular service that connects you to new pet parents in your area.
4. Drive Part-Time
Want to get paid to drive?
Join a rideshare company like Uber or Lyft for one of the most flexible gigs on the market.
As for pay? According to recent reports, Uber and Lyft drivers average roughly $22 per hour.
Note: Worried about insurance? Don’t be!
Whenever you’re actively driving for Uber or Lyft — and your rideshare app is “on” — you’ll be provided third-party liability insurance for covered accidents.
5. Join the (Online) Baby-Sitter’s Club
Love to babysit but not sure where to start?
SitterCity makes it easier than ever to connect with families that need your support.
As long as you’re 18 or older, have experience with babysitting, and can pass a background check, you’ll be cleared to work.
Plus, you’ll also be able to set your own rates (up to $50 an hour)!
Click here to learn more and submit an application.
6. Rent It Out!
Our modern economy makes it easier than ever to share premium items (and earn some money along the way).
There are three great ways to get started, including:
- Renting Out Your Car: With the Getaround app, you can loan out your car and get paid in the process (all while being covered with free insurance).
Getaround allows you to set your own hourly rates for your car, potentially earning up to $1,000 a month!
- Rent Out Your Home: Leaving town for a while? Or have an unoccupied spare room? Consider renting out part or all of your home through AirBNB to make some extra cash.
According to Airbnb, hosts in the U.S. average over $9,000 per year in earnings!
- Rent Out Your Parking Spot: It’s no secret that garages can be expensive. And that’s exactly where your vacant parking spot comes into play.
With Spot Hero, you can submit, list, and monetize your parking space in a matter of minutes.
These are just a few of the many modern ways you can “share” your life.
For example, you can rent out part of your home or garage for storage space through Neighbor.
Or, if you have professional camera equipment, you can rent them to users through Kitsplit.
The path to earning income through rentals is just a Google search away.
7. Tutor & Teach
Remote learning has become increasingly popular as a side gig, and the demand for quality teachers and tutors is on the rise.
Depending on your specialty, you should consider some or all of the following teaching and tutoring companies:
- italki, which is one of the largest online teacher marketplaces. italki specializes in language learning, features a client base of over 5 million students, and provides compensation from $5 to $80 per hour.
Click here to learn more!
- LessonFace, which connects artists with aspiring students. Whether you teach violin, voice, or drums, LessonFace helps you educate the next generation of performers while earning an average of $41/hour.
Click here to learn more!
- Wyzant, which focuses primarily on subjects in math and science. As a tutor, you’ll be able to set your own rate of pay, which typically averages between $30 – $60 an hour.
And if math and science aren’t your specialties, you can use Wyzant to teach a wide range of subjects, from sports and languages, to guitar, SAT test prep, and beyond.
It’s a truly great time to be in the job market — whether you’re looking for part-time jobs or full-time positions.
In fact, there were over 11.5 million job postings listed in March alone. And according to the U.S. Labor Department, there were over 5.6 million more employment openings than available workers.
The facts are in: you’re in demand, and there are plenty of gigs and jobs available to you this summer (and into the fall).
As you expand your employment horizons, uLink is here to help you support your family back home.
That’s why we make it our mission to provide low rates with fees starting as low as $0 when you send money abroad.
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