Being in debt is no fun, but it’s a reality for millions of people. Fortunately, there are plenty of options out there to help you get out of debt, including programs through companies like York Credit Services. However, if you’re looking to make more money to apply to your debt instead, there are some side jobs that just about anyone can do. Here are some of those jobs.
Nearly every industry has jobs that can be done from home by freelancers. Companies need writers, coders, designers, and online product managers and often turn to freelancers to get these jobs done. It’s a benefit for both the company, which only has to pay for a freelancer when they need them, and the freelancer, who can pick and choose the jobs they want to do, when they want to do them.
Another nice aspect of freelancing is that you can perform jobs in your areas of expertise, which means you’ll probably enjoy them more. Freelancing is also an excellent way to get experience for a non-freelancing role down the line. Plus, you can set your own rates and make the amount of money you need to help pay down your debt.
At one time, babysitting was a job that was relegated to teenage girls, but these days, there is real money involved in this job, especially if you have experience with kids and babies. For this job, you might have to invest in a CPR and first aid course and agree to have your background checked before you’ll get hired because when it comes to their kids, parents are highly particular about who watches them. But once you clear those hurdles, you can make a significant amount of money having fun with kids.
This type of job is also often easier to find than freelance jobs because parents who need babysitters are everywhere. You can advertise for free on platforms like Nextdoor and Craigslist and can charge more for premium nights like New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day. Higher rates are also appropriate for on-demand babysitting and late night stays.
If you’re more of an animal person than a baby or kid person, consider pet sitting instead of babysitting. People consider their pets part of their family and will pay good money to have them taken care of while they’re on vacation or even during the day when they’re at work. Doggie daycares are popping up everywhere, but often, people would rather leave their pets with someone not affiliated with a company. This is where you come in.
Of course, you can also sign up with one or more of the many pet sitting and dog walking apps that are available these days to help you find clients. But, if you start with people you know, your side business will grow through word of mouth.
The three jobs mentioned here can earn you enough money to help you get a little breathing room with your debt. By no means are these the only side jobs out there, but they are among the easiest to get and succeed at, especially since you can be your own boss and set your own rates.