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Easy Second Jobs You Want to Do Now

Second jobs are a great way to make extra cash. On top of that, they don’t always have to intrude on your full-time job. A lot of these jobs can be done from home after office hours or performed on-site. When choosing a great second job, think about one that you can do locally and one that won’t disrupt your work schedule. There are a lot of easy part-time jobs out there that you can take as a second job. Here are some to consider.

Child Care Provider
Do you like kids? Then this would make a great second job. Being a child care provider is like a babysitter, but may entail more such as preparing food, helping the kids with homework, and doing small chores around the house while the parents are away. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median hourly wage in 2010 was $9.38. Not so shabby.

Medical Transcriptionist
For those who can’t get enough of medical dramas on television, this job offers you the chance to listen to and transcribe recordings from physicians and other health professionals. Interpret medical terminology and abbreviations. No work experience related to the medical field is needed and you can work from home and send the transcripts electronically. In 2010, the median hourly wage was $15.82 (US Bureau Labor and Statistics).

Become a mixology master on this job. Short on-the-job training is needed, but once you’ve learned the ins and outs of preparing juicy cocktails you’ll be ready to go. Earn an average of $8.68 an hour, but don’t forget about the extra money you earn in tips! These new skills will also come handy at the next cocktail party you host.

You can tutor on a number of subjects, but find the subject you’re best at. Become a private tutor and charge $10-15 an hour. You can work on-site and the student’s home or you can have them come to you. It’s a rewarding job to help children learn and you get to make extra cash on the side. Win-win.

Pet Sitter
This one is for pet lovers. Ever wanted to get paid to stay in a house and watch over an adorable pooch? Then this is your job! Pet sitters make $10-20 per hour depending on their experience, the number of pets to watch over and any health requirements to attend to for the pets. Plus, while you’re looking over the pets, and if they’re just sleeping, whip out your laptop and get some work for your other job done.

Freelance Writer
All you need is a laptop and a love for writing and your set with this job. As a freelance writer, work from anywhere and create content for blogs, news sites and advertisers. Wages vary depending on your experience in the field of writing required, the amount of words requested and the length of time needed. Don’t let this discourage you though- if you take this on as a second job, it should offer a good amount of supplemental income.

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Hanna Guerrero

Hannah is an intern writer here at Spark Hire. She is from the northern suburbs in Chicago and is currently studying journalism at DePaul University. She has always had a passion for writing which is why Journalism has proven to be the perfect career for her. She has written for the DePaulia Online on various topics such as fashion, music, movies and television. She loves living in Chicago because it offers exciting events to write stories on. In her free time she enjoys going to music concerts, watching movies with friends, cooking vegetarian food and walking her adorable Cocker Spaniel Coco.

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