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Great Second Jobs

So you’ve read up on the pros and cons of getting a second job and decided, hey! I can do that. And for that, I admire your determination and time management skills. I myself hold down a customer service position as well as various freelance jobs and know that it takes juggling and excellent organizational skills to be able to do it all. To help you out I have compiled a list of great second jobs that you may want to look into now that you’ve decided to supplement your income.

Plus, Spark News never misses an opportunity to tell you all about Spark Hire and how it can help you snag a job. These second jobs may not be your dream job, but with a video resume made with your Spark Hire Profile video, you can set yourself above the competition and put yourself that much closer to getting the job- whether it’s your dream job or just a second job on the side.

-If you like to spend your free time in your garden or beautifying your lawn, consider a second job in grounds maintenance. The work consists of mowing, planting and anything else that needs to be done on the grounds. The pay is a bit above minimum wage, but the hours are flexible and it offers you the opportunity to spend some time outdoors.

-Customer service jobs are abundant and with wages sometimes reaching over $15 an hour, the pay isn’t too bad for a part-time job. The position will require you to be friendly, attentive and an excellent problem solver. Hours vary and most employers look for you to be available nights and weekends, so this is a perfect position for someone with a 9-5 schedule.

-If you like to do a little writing on the side, why not get paid for it? Freelancing gigs are easy to find and can definitely supplement your income. The best part is that the entirety of the work can be done at your own home on your own schedule.

-More and more people today are seeking outside help to run their personal lives or businesses and this is where virtual assistants come in. This job allows you to work from the comfort of your own home while performing many of the same duties as a traditional administrative assistant.

-Love shopping? Why not consider a job as a mystery shopper? Mystery shoppers must be reliable and have excellent observational skills as well as basic computer skills. The job is fairly easy and with the ability to set your own hours, it’s a great way to generate some extra income.

-Are you a people person who enjoys socializing and watching others drink? Moonlight as a bartender. This job is great for anyone with a traditional work schedules and a couple extra free hours on nights and weekends. Wages can be pretty high and tips make them even higher.

Remember to conduct your own thorough research when searching for second jobs. If none of these appeal to you, get creative. See what you excel at. If people are willing to pay for that, I say you make that your second job.

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Stephanie Becerra

Stephanie Becerra is a Chicago native. She spent a couple of years working in social services before she realized that her passion was in writing. She is now writing full-time. When she has free time she enjoys reading and also listening to records on her dusty record player.

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