Who doesn’t need extra cash? Call it what you want, side job, moonlighting, side hustle, it’s all the same. Earning a bit of money on the side. Even if you are retired, most seniors live on a tight fixed budget that doesn’t necessarily go up with inflation.
Sure, You can be a Walmart Greeter and have to stand for long periods of time. Usually those types of retail jobs you are paid minimum and have to be on your feet all day with little say in your schedule.
We found a few options that may help with those bills or even just give you some breathing room. How about vacation cash?
Here are a few flexible side gigs that pay over $20 per hour.
Many tutors are able to make well over $20 an hour. If you know your math, science and other subjects well, consider sharing your skills with students.
The more you know the more you make. Use the skills you had as an employee during your working life if you are a senior. Advanced math and science courses (such as advanced-placement calculus, advanced-placement physics, etc.) usually earn the highest rates.
Take the neighborhood dogs out for their walks and earn money up to $25.59 per hour as a dog walker, according to PayScale.
First, choose to work for yourself or for a dog walking company. Be sure you feel comfortable with pretty much all breeds of dogs if you are working for a dog walking company. Some can be aggressive and strong. If you decide to work for yourself, you can limit the dogs you walk to certain breeds or sizes. Start small and add more if you need to. You will be surprised how quickly you can earn the trust of the puppy owners and build a consistent clientele.
Advertise with the local pet groomers, boarding facilities, pet supply stores, etc.
Be sure to check into insurance, you never can be too safe.
Filling a grocery list, drop off dry cleaning, go to the bank and getting your clients car’s oil changed are all things you may be asked to do as a personal assistant. All are easy and relatively quick. Nothing you don’t do for yourself — these are just a few things you may do as a personal assistant.
Running these types of errands can pay off, with personal assistants earning $25.22 per hour, according to Payscale.
Posting an ad or answering ads on Craigslist and other job boards can help connect you with people in need of assistance. Word of mouth, need I say more? It’s the most powerful way to get a great side gig.
If you’re bilingual or multilingual, consider offering your language skills as a translator. You can be an on-call translator for legal and medical services or set up steady gigs ahead of time. Especially here in Arizona where many employers advertise for bilingual applicants.
Interpreters and translators earn a mean hourly wage of $26.55, according to the BLS.
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