- Many of these lucrative side jobs can pay up to $50/hour.
- Part-time and remote opportunities allow you to choose a side job that works with your regular work schedule.
- A Bachelor’s degree or higher education isn’t necessarily required — many side jobs favor work experience or other skills.
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Want to make a little extra cash without having to leave the job you already have? You may want to consider picking up a side gig.
Side jobs allow you to take what you love — a passion, a hobby, etc. — and turn a profit. If you’ve ever wanted to start your own food photography blog, teach a yoga class, or hone your HTML coding skills, for example, side jobs in these professions can allow you to boost your income while pursuing those interests.
FlexJobs, a job board focused on remote, part-time, and flexible positions, recently put together a list of the highest-paying side jobs for Business Insider. To compile the list, FlexJobs looked through their own database of jobs to find those that part-time and/or remote (which means they’re likely flexible positions where you can adjust your hours to fit around your busy schedule), and then turned to Payscale and ZipRecruiter to find the average hourly pay for each position to find the top-paying jobs. Most of the jobs on the list do not require any formal or specific education or degrees.
Here’s FlexJobs’ list of high-paying side jobs you may want to consider, listed from the lowest hourly pay rate to the highest:
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Time commitment & flexibility: Part-time, freelance opportunities
Education/requirements: Relevant experience, high school diploma/GED required for some; knowledge of QuickBooks, Microsoft Office
Job duties: Bookkeepers are responsible for conducting payroll, handling accounts, supervising payable/receivable tasks, and performing account reconciliations. Acting as an in-house accountant of sorts, bookkeepers also generate general reporting on the business or company’s financial records. This side job is an ideal fit for detail-oriented, organized people looking to make a little extra money.
20. Project manager
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Time commitment & flexibility: Opportunities to work remotely or part-time
Education/requirements: May require a Bachelor’s degree in management or a similar field
Job duties: Project managers are responsible for managing key client projects, ensuring that company projects are on-budget and completed on time, and setting project deadlines. Project managers may also delegate tasks, manage employees, and monitor and assess the success of projects like a new building. Interpersonal communication and organizational skills are truly a must-have in this field, as project managers are tasked with liaising between their staff and the client.
19. Food photographer
Time commitment & flexibility: Freelance, part-time
Education/requirements: Bachelor’s degree may be required if working for a studio, 3+ years experience, photography skills/online portfolio
Job duties: Many restaurants rely on their website and promotional materials to reflect their exquisite food. Oftentimes, this involves beautiful food photography. If you have a knack for taking stunning photos, a side job as a food photographer may be a perfect way to make extra cash. Food photographers meet with new chefs, photograph them and their food for restaurant promotional materials, and help food professionals to market themselves in the best light.
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