Three Part-Time Jobs That Will Generate Income

part time jobsIn a weakened economy, many job seekers are looking for different ways to generate income, including picking up a part-time job.

Juggling a part-time gig on top of a full-time job can be stressful, but there are ways to make money while having a flexible schedule. The easiest way to make some extra cash is to turn a hobby into a part-time job, whether it's sewing clothes or refurbishing antiques.

If you're stuck on what kind of part-time jobs can generate extra income for you, try a few of these out for size:

-- Find part-time jobs

1. Dog Walker

Dog owners - or even cat lovers - are always looking for a responsible and reliable person to watch their pet while they're away on vacation or at work. If you love to be around animals this is a great part-time gig that will get you anywhere from $10 to $18 per walk. If the owner is on vacation, expect to get a daily rate of up to $60, since it may include grooming and play time. Start by networking with pet owners who may be looking for some help. Spend some time with the owner and their pet so that they can watch your interactions with the animal. Once they see you in action, they'll be more likely to recommend you to friends and that's the best way to get a dog sitting business up off the ground.

2. Local Artist

From Etsy to eBay, there are plenty of websites out there that give local artists a place to show off their work. Whether you like to paint or sell your best garage sale finds, chances are you'll find a buyer out there on the web. Kick off a part-time crafting business by figuring out which skill or hobby you want to market. Check out your competition on the web, as well as any local vendors. Be sure to connect with your customers and follow up with them even after the sale is made and soon your name will be passed around as a local artist worth checking out.

3. Caretaker

A caretaker, mother's helper or even a handyman, is someone who can help around the house with little things that would normally cost a lot from a professional. Whether it's helping a mother get her kids ready for dinner or assisting the elderly with home maintenance, you'll always be able to find work. Pay depends on the type of jobs you do, but over time your customers will depend on your services and you'll walk away with a rewarding experience.

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October 11 2011 at 4:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Are you people joking?
dog walking....come on you guys(talking about the commentors not the article) are telling me you couldn't go pick up a lease at wal-mart and knock on a neighbors door and say, "Hey how's it goin? I know your busy I'll walk your dog around the block for 5 bucks?"

Caretaker...again you people can't ask your friends if they have relatives that might need some help around the house? maybe just a ride to the doctors office or the local store. more then likely these elderly people will pay you for it plus buy you lunch and not ot mention they would love the company and lets admit it most elderly people have the best stories because they've been there and done that and experienced it all. do a search on craigslist for caretaker omg the possibilities right there. now obviously certain types of caretakers will need schooling but what this article is recommending most teenagers can do.

artist...this one is the only one I could potentially agree with the nay-sayers, but still if you wanted to try it you could do it. my 82 year old grandma took a few college art courses and now all her relatives have pictures she has done of her family, I will admit she did more for pleasure and something to do then to make money but come on people wif an 82 year grandma can do it what's stopping you?

and who said anything about taxes, if the transfer of funds is done in cash there's no record of it now is there?
granted though if you wanted to keep records like for the dog leesh would be a deduction, your travel time while taking your friends mom to the doctor could be deducted, your art supplies and/or art courses can be deducted.
come on people start thinkin outside the box. get off your duff and do something to be successful stop waiting for the government or the lottery to pay for everything for you take back your life and country.

May 17 2010 at 8:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Being an Artist is NOT an easy or high paying job! I have been doing Photography Art for the last 11 years and have yet to make enough money to pay the bills, let alone buy anything nice. LOCAL ARTIST market is not easy to break into, and selling on ebay with-out already having your name out there...will NOT happen. Please do a little more research, and maybe ask a few Artists next time you want to put something out there saying "Hey Being an Artists is EASY and you make ALOT of money". Cause its all BS.

May 17 2010 at 3:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

yeah right, easy, just become an artist out of the blue and etsy will promote your junk. what a sad article...

May 10 2010 at 1:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Something to consider.... All of these are business ideas, which require some financial planning and, in some cases, proper licensing and reporting on taxes. Just make sure you're good with your authorities, folks...

May 10 2010 at 12:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Are you SERIOUS! This is complete nonsense! I understand the hunger to feed the pop-news beast, but -- get real! These are not jobs available to Joe or Minnie Six Pack. Not helpful at all, unless all the help needed was a hip headline for a news service short on material.

May 09 2010 at 8:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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