Finding your best weekend jobs could be the perfect way to make some additional income.
Maybe you have a young family who you need to look after during the week or want to make some extra money to supplement your full-time job, perhaps finding a weekend job could be the perfect solution.
Types Of Weekend Jobs Available
There are a variety of options available to you if you are looking for weekend work.
Some of the jobs listed below could turn into a full-time income source if you are willing to dedicate the time.
Working for local companies in hospitality, travel, or retail is a great option as they are busiest at weekends, or working remotely from home is a high possibility with the continued growth in jobs online.
The number of positions available is varied and requires a variety of educations levels.
Great Reasons To Work Weekends
There are some great reasons to give up your weekends to earn some extra cash:
To Supplement Your Income:
The number one reason for most of us would be to make some additional income to pay for all those extras we need in life.
To Gain More Freedom and Security:
Working for a variety of employers or even for yourself gives you more job security if redundancies occur in one of the positions you will also have a backup.
Do Something You Love:
If only we could choose a job that we love to do every day. Unfortunately, for most of us, this isn't the case.
Gain Experience In A New Industry:
Maybe you want to change your job and do something new, or you have the qualifications but not the experience.
Working at a weekend could give you the experience you need to change roles in your regular workday job.
Working From Home At The Weekend
Do you always check for spelling and grammatical errors when reading? If this is the case, then maybe proofreading from home is the role for you.
Proofreaders work across a range of businesses, all companies need to publish content, and each day hundreds of thousands of pages of content is produced, and they NEED someone to check it before publishing.
Proofreaders often earn anything from between $25 and $44 per hour.
Creating content is big business as I said above, to gain an edge on competitors, companies require great content, which is where you could come in.
If you enjoy writing, then you could easily earn an additional income working from home at the weekends as a freelance writer.
Just as with proofreaders, freelance writers work across a range of niches.
Problogger and ProWritersTime are two companies that will help you find work as a writer; you will have to answer some questions about yourself, sit a grammar test and then, if successful, they will contact you when work becomes available.
If you have experience in a particular niche and have excellent writing skills, this could be for you. Freelance Writers also have a decent hourly rate of between $20 and $80 per hour.
If you would like to know more about becoming an online freelance content writer, check out my article.
If you have some spare time at weekends and want to do something for yourself rather than work for an employer, then blogging could be for you.
Blogging can be as flexible as you want it to be, and if you are not in a rush to earn some additional money, then this could be for you.
Sharing your experiences and influencing your readers can earn you a significant income over time.
Some of the more successful bloggers make $100,000 per month.
The average pay for Bloggers is more likely to be between $2,000 and $5,000 per month.
If this sounds like something you want to do, then check out my guide on how to do this.
Transcribers listen to audio files and type what they hear.
If you have typing skills, are accurate, and the ability to concentrate for long periods, then this could be an excellent opportunity for you to do at the weekends.
TranscribeAnywhere.com offers courses and transcribing positions.
Transcribers often earn around $15 per hour, but this can go up to $30, depending on your experience.
Please read my article on transcribing, providing more information to become a successful transcriptionist.
If you are interested in becoming a medical Transcriber, please read here.
Becoming an E-bay or Amazon seller can keep you busy at weekends and make you some profits from selling your products.
Uploading your product listings, packaging the items, and sending them can all be completed during the weekend.
Selling your items on Amazon can be profitable; these companies keep 10 to 15% of the sale proceeds.
Customer Service Rep
Weekends are a busy time for consumers to seek support regarding the products they have purchased.
The majority of customer service representatives communicate with customers over the phone, online chat, or by email, all of which carried out in the convenience of your own home.
Liveops are one company that offers Customer Service positions working from your home.
Customer Service Reps should expect to earn between $10 to $15 per hour.
Completing surveys can be a great way to make additional income; you won't necessarily be paid always in cash, you may receive gift cards, but these soon mount up.
Taking online surveys is a flexible job, you can do it any time of the day or night, and you don't need any formal education or skills.
There are many survey sites out there, Swagbucks, Survey Junkie, which are the most popular rewards programs, give you gift cards or cash for watching videos, searching the web, and answering surveys.
Survey Savvy is another that will also pay you for taking surveys.
You will have to fit specific criteria for each survey; then, you'll be sent instructions on what to do.
Weekend Jobs In Education
If you are a teacher who has some spare time at the weekends, then tutoring could be a great source of additional income.
Tutors can work in person, try advertising at your local community center.
Tutoring online is also growing and is flexible. Most online companies require to have a bachelor's degree and some experience.
Teaching English to children in China or one of the other Asian counties is a great option. VIPKID is just one company that hires teachers for these roles.
Tutoring pays a very varied salary, one on one tutoring can earn you between $10 to $30 per hour, where tutoring online will pay between $14 and $20 per hour.
A writing coach will helps writers to organize and structure their writing.
If you have experience in English and are creative, then providing services as a writing coach could be for you.
As a writing coach, you could expect to earn between $50 and $80 per hour.
Marketing online tests from home could be a great casual job; obvioulsy tests are typically sat at set dates during the year, so the work would be cyclical.
Educational Testing Service is always on the lookout for new test scorers.
Pay is between $15 and $20 per hour.
Weekend Jobs In Driving
Delivery drivers are probably at their busiest during the weekends, so finding a position as a delivery driver is probably not going to be too hard.
You will need a full driving license and a car, but the role is flexible.
The hourly rate for a delivery driver varies significantly, with some companies paying $9 and others closer to $15.
Again a flexible option if you have a car. Weekends are busy with customers wanting to get to restaurants, bars, and other entertainment venues.
Uber drivers can expect to earn between $9 and $11 per hour.
Valet Parking Attendant
Most entertainment venues require valet services.
Hotels are also busier on the weekends, so require more valets.
The hourly rate is not very high at between $8 and $12 per hour, but you can earn tips that will increase your income.
Party Bus Driver
If you have your bus driving license and feel you could manage a party, then this could be for you. Party Bus Drivers earn approximately $13 to $18 per hour.
Weekend Jobs In Entertainment
Do you have any tourist spots near where you live? Do you enjoy entertaining people?
If their answer is yes, then contact your local tourism office to ask what tourist areas are near you.
The average hourly rate as a tour guide is $13 per hour.
Musician or DJ
If you have experience as a musician or DJ, then working on the weekend at weddings, nightclubs, or other events could have the potential to make you a good income.
If you choose the DJ route, you will need some equipment. But that can be quickly funded as DJs at weddings earn good money.
DJs and musicians hired earn, on average, $14 per hour, but freelance DJs can earn $500 per night.
In every city I have lived in, events are held nearly every weekend in a variety of genres, so finding weekend work as a food vendor, bouncer, or in another supporting role should not be too difficult.
Contact your local sports teams, concert venues, or theatres.
As an event staff, you will expect to earn $13 per hour.
If you love catering for large gatherings and have the cooking and organizational skills to become a caterer, then there are numerous opportunities out there waiting for you.
Pay will vary depending on location and experience, but the average caterer would earn $23 to $25 per hour.
Kids Party Characters
Maybe you are studying at school to have a career in acting or entertainment, or you love dressing up; this could be a fun role as characters for events like kids' birthday parties are in demand.
Pay is excellent for those of you who want to become a party character; most earn around $30 to $50 per hour.
Restaurants are nearly always busy at weekends, so waitresses are in demand. Waitresses can earn a great income from working Friday and Saturday evenings as Tips can be high.
Depending on whether you are earning tips or not dictates the hourly wage for Waitresses and can range from $3 to $12 per hour.
Photographing events such as weddings and parties is a big business.
Earning an income from wedding photography is a lucrative way to make money as a photographer.
They can earn anything from $1,000 to $5,000 per wedding.
Wedding photography is a high-stress job; you need to ensure you get everything right and keep the happy couple happy.
In addition to taking the photos, you would also need to be highly skilled in editing software.
Photographing parties is another option, and taking portraits of kids, newborns, couples, etc. is another excellent way to make some additional income at the weekend.
With the high number of weddings, christenings and other parties that are held on the weekend's florists are in high demand.
If you have experience planning and designing floral arrangements, can arrange the supply and storage of flowers, then working for yourself to arrange floral arrangements could be for you.
Florists earn, on average, $14 per hour.
Weekend Jobs In Sport
Walking Tour Guide
Do you live near a big city, a national park, or somewhere of interest, then guiding walking tours could be a great thing to do on the weekend.
Our local, national park is always on the lookout for new guides, so consider an area of interest near you.
The average income for a Walking Tour Guide is $13 per hour.
If you have personal training experience, a yoga, or pilates certificate, you could offer personal training at the weekends.
Individuals have more spare time at the weekend, so class numbers are higher.
You could offer classes at the local park to keep costs low or work for a gym offering classes.
Personal trainers can earn anything from $25 to $100 per hour, depending on class sizes.
Ski resorts experience high volumes of visitors during the winter season, so require instructors to meet the demand.
If you have advanced skiing expertise and strong communication skills, then becoming a ski or snowboard instructor could be a natural choice.
Instructors can earn between $15 and $25 per hour based on their expertise.
If you've ever been to a golf course on a weekend, you will know how busy it gets. Caddies are sought after during the summer months.
Contact the local golf course for local opportunities. Golf Caddies can earn between $20 and $30 per hour.
Weekend Jobs In General Help
Maybe you enjoy cleaning; if this is something you would consider doing, it has the potential to make a good income.
A Cleaner will earn between $25 to $40 per hour. Not bad for a little bit of elbow grease.
Pet Sitter/ Dog Walker
Who doesn't love looking after pets?
Not only do you get paid to look after someone's pets at your home, but you also get their company—win Win in my opinion.
You can create your profile and make owners and you at Rover.
You could also advertise in our local community center.
Pet sitters, earning approximately $14 to $20 per hour.
Such an easy way to make a few dollars each weekend.
If you enjoy spending time, playing, and caring for the younger generation, then this could be for you.
Most families want you to have completed a CPR course and have a background check unless you know them.
Babysitting jobs are available at Care.com. Most babysitters earn approximately $10 to $15 per hour.
House Owners often need someone to look after their house while traveling.
While you might not get paid cash for looking after someone's house at the weekend, you will get free accommodation in the location of your choice.
Housesittersamerica.com is a great place to find work as a housesitter.
Offering your service to fix all those jobs that everyone leaves could prove to be a great way to make an additional income.
Tasks could include painting, fixing taps, installing light fixtures, or any DIY jobs they family does not have the experience to complete themselves.
Handymen are in huge demand and can earn an income in the range of $60 to $125 per hour, depending on the services required.
Weekend Jobs In IT
Do you possess creative flair, enjoy working with design programs, and enjoy helping clients create the visual sides of web pages, logos, and advertisements?
Freelance designers are in high demand; if you are only willing to work at the weekends, opportunities could be available for small projects, maybe the design of a leaflet for a local shop.
Graphic Designers can earn anything between $20 and $40 per hour, depending on the project and experience.
Web Designers create web pages for companies using coding tools. They require strong desktop skills, along with content writing and graphic design skills.
Web Designers earn between $25 to $40 per hour.
How To Find A Weekend Job
There are the regular routes to follow to find weekend jobs, but depending on what you decide to do, networking can help you find a consulting role in web design, graphic design, or photographing.
You can also advertise your services on the local community boards or on a variety of web pages related to that particular job.
Weekend Job Summary
About The Author
Susan is a stay at home mum of three young girls. Originally a chartered Accountant, but moved into content writing so she could have flexibility and be there for her kids.