Gain a new sense of purpose and fulfilment and make some nice extra cash with a flexible part time job. Have a look at these great high-paying options available for seniors and adults of all ages.
Why a Part Time Job?
There are a number of benefits to having a part time job. First and foremost, part-time jobs can allow for working around a busy schedule. They are particularly great for seniors who do not want the demands of a full-time job but still want to keep working in some capacity. They can be also good for those with children who have busy parenting routines, university students who have studying responsibilities, and people who want even more work than their full-time job allows.
In today’s age, there are countless part time jobs that enable one to work from home, if desired. Salaries can be quite competitive as well. If you’re particularly talented at something, you could be surprised by the amount you could earn working part-time. Here are some great part time job options worth considering today.
1. Pet Sitter
If you love looking after animals, being a pet sitter could be a great option. As a pet sitter, you are responsible for taking care dogs, cats, or any other household pets while the owner is away. You can choose to work only when it’s convenient for you, and there is the option of sitting for the pets either from the comfort of your own home or at the home of the owner. For many, this job won’t even feel like work and is a great way to earn money and have fun at the same time.¹ Are you a more active person? Consider dog walking! It’s just like pet sitting but you get to enjoy some exercise in the process.
2. Social Media Manager
Social media managers generally help businesses grow their brand presence and maintain a positive brand image. Tasks for a social media manager may include responding to customer or client messages², assisting with marketing to grow a brand’s following, designing graphics for a brand’s social pages, and creating informative or entertaining content that encourages engagement with a business. This job is particularly good for creatives who want to work remotely with flexible hours.
3. Fitness Coach
If you enjoy physical fitness, working as a fitness coach can be quite rewarding. It feels good to help others reach their goals, and it’s very satisfying to watch your clients improve over time. This is a job that can be as demanding as you want it to be. You can take on only as many clients as you are comfortable with.³ Even seniors can become personal trainers. Everyone needs a coach, and working in a fitness setting can help one feel more youthful and sociable. It’s also possible to only be a coach in the activity that best suits your interest. You can focus on yoga, weight training, cardio, cycling, or any other activity of interest.
4. Digital Marketer
People who love computers and have good creativity could be well suited to a job in digital marketing. Digital marketers tend to create and test advertisements for a client, helping them to achieve sales at a low cost or boost their brand image. Similar to fitness coaching, digital marketing is very flexible as you only need to take on as many clients as you have time for. You can also choose to either work for yourself as a freelancer or work for a team at an agency. It’s possible to make a high salary without working excessive hours thanks to the efficiency you can achieve as a talented digital marketer.⁴
Do you like to read? Have you got good grammar skills? Being a proofreader may be appealing. Proofreaders carefully read through text of all kinds and point out and correct any grammatical mistakes they find. This could also include changing the wording of awkward sentences and removing redundant words and phrases. Proofreaders will often also look for flaws being made in any arguments that form a part of the text. Put simply, as a proofreader, your job is to improve the writing of others. If you’d like to get started as a proofreader, it might make sense to advertise yourself on freelancer sites such as Upwork, Fiverr, and Scribbr.⁵
Tutors assist clients in understanding various subjects of study. For those who have specialized knowledge and enjoy teaching, becoming a tutor is a great option. Not only do you reap the rewards of helping someone else learn something, you also keep your own skills sharp. Tutoring can be done either individually or as a group. Almost everyone can be a tutor, as most of us have something we can teach others. It also doesn’t tend to require any specific qualifications to get started. It’s possible to tutor children, adults, or even seniors, and tutoring can be done online or in-person.⁶
7. Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants perform secretarial style work for businesses and busy individuals. As a virtual assistant, you may be responsible for assisting with scheduling, managing emails, handling phone calls, and organizing documents and finances. Work tends to be primarily online and from home. It’s possible to be a virtual assistant for just one person/company or for multiple clients, depending on your preferences and on how extensive the needs are of your clients. This is a nice option for those who like the idea of being a secretary but don’t want the full-time responsibilities in a physical office.⁷
If it’s not already clear, there are countless great part-time jobs that nearly anyone can qualify for and get started right away. It doesn’t matter what your age is nor how many qualifications you have, there is something available. Fortunately, the job market is hot and searching around online should quickly reveal a great opportunity you can get started with.