Part-time jobs are great for people who want to supplement their income or get some income while pursuing a passion or trying to start a family. A stay-at-home mom could use a part-time job to boost the household income while not disturbing her work-life balance. An aspiring author could focus on their writing while using a part-time job as both a rest from these creative endeavors and an income while pursuing her dream. The truth is that there are so many amazing opportunities for women out there and here are just some of the examples.
1. Personal shopper
A person can become a personal shopper and make $14 an hour. A lot of people are into couponing or, at least, heavily involved in running a frugal household. This means that you might be tracking a lot of different stores online, as well as tracking incoming sales and limited-time offers. One more thing worth tracking is popular and emerging products and brands in various categories.
Also, keep in mind that this is a job that you can do online, which means that you don’t have to add the commute to your (probably already busy) daily schedule. In other words, it’s convenient both for working moms and stay-at-home moms. Those pursuing their career and chasing their dreams can also find this convenience to be a huge plus.
2. Data entry
This is a repetitive job that’s just great for those who have to be creative or bear too much responsibility in their day job or schedule. It’s a great getaway and, although simple and repetitive, it requires a great deal of focus. The very fact that it has to be done manually (by humans) implies that there will be some margin of error. Therefore, how good you are at this job depends on the balance between your speed and your accuracy.
The biggest challenge in this field is the fact that there are so many scams online. Sure, you’re not making a financial investment (in terms of equipment that you would have to buy) but you are spending your time. So, be on the lookout for scam-like offers (like those that offer more than $16 per hour for data entry).
The best thing about being a beautician is the fact that you get to make your schedule. This means that you can take clients all day long or just accept to do someone’s nails every once in a while. The thing is that this line of work has so much potential (from going door-to-door to having your salon).
Also, keep in mind that it’s an ever-growing field with so many amazing new trends. This means that, if you’re committed and ambitious enough, you have an easy way of getting ahead of your competitors. According to the team behind Lash Blossom, the trend of microblading eyebrows is huge right now but this wasn’t the case just a few years back. Being on the lookout for these emerging trends and being one of the first to offer the service in question can be incredible for your business.
Being a freelancer gives you so much in terms of flexibility. First of all, you won’t have fixed work hours but deadlines instead. So, for stay-at-home moms, it’s an amazing perk that allows them to work while their kids are asleep or at soccer practice. For working moms, it gives the necessary flexibility to squeeze a task or two into an already-filled schedule.
Keep in mind that a lot of people have trouble with the gig economy. It’s simply too unreliable. However, if this is not your main income or an income detrimental to your household expenses, the gig economy is in many ways superior. For instance, it’s easier to save for something specific if every dollar made from the X source goes towards the Y goal.
Being an English language teacher is always an option. As a native speaker teaching English as a foreign language, you don’t even need too many certificates. In some cases, even universities abroad are hiring native speakers as lectors. In today’s world, however, you can do this online quite easily. Now, the technical aspect may have some variations. For instance, you may find an agency (looking for work and paying you by the hour) or a platform where you’ll directly get in touch with clients.
The best part is that you don’t have to teach languages. Whatever skill you possess, there’s someone out there willing to pay for you to teach them. Some people teach math online. Others coach people in video games (especially those that are competitive like e-sports). All in all, just think about all your skills and start considering if you should capitalize on some of them.
6. Content Creator
Creating content for YouTube and social networks can be a well-paying job, as long as you’re committed enough. Now, some stay-at-home moms and working moms are filming their lives, and some women choose to make tutorials or become fashion influencers. The bottom line is that it’s never as spontaneous as it seems.
To make your content worthy of attention, you need to have a script and you need to spend enough time editing. The thought process of just coming up with new content every day can be exhausting. Sure, to you, it may seem as if they’re just filming as they go but just rethink this a bit. An ordinary day can be incredibly boring and a couple of such days in continuity (which happens more often than we want to admit) are enough to cost one their audience. In other words, while this is a potentially lucrative idea, it’s not as easy as it seems.
In the end, the list goes on and on. Sure, there are a lot of jobs that you can do from home but they’re often too taxing for someone who has other responsibilities and interests. For instance, being a writer is a great pastime and it can even be a side income for someone who sells short stories online. But juggling an attempt to complete a full novel while working a full-time job or keeping a family together can hardly be considered a part-time job. So, it might be worth your while to reevaluate your priorities and make a plan that will keep everything in place.