Part-time jobs are known for being pretty low-stress jobs overall. They’re great for parents, students, teachers, and anyone else who wants to find a way to make some extra cash.
There are many options out there for part-time work right now, but if you know where to look, you can find part-time jobs that pay well, are flexible, and many that even allow for remote work.
Below is an updated list of the best part-time jobs for 2022. Learn how much you can make with each and how to get started.
1. Digital marketer
Digital marketing is a broad field that is essentially marketing on the internet. It can include email marketing, running ads on social media, SEO, display advertising, and so on.
Shortly after I quit my teaching job to blog full-time, I started working part-time as a digital marketer running Facebook ads for small, local business owners. I made $1,000/month per client, working just 2-3 hours per week.
Facebook continues to be one of the best online platforms for small businesses to increase their traffic and visibility, and digital marketers help small businesses grow. Now, you can make around $1,000-$1,500 per month/per client with just a few hours of work each week.
This part-time job includes:
- Finding and acquiring clients
- Creating effective ads
- Testing your ads
- Maintaining client relationships
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2. Deliver food for DoorDash
Delivering for DoorDash has become one of the most flexible and best part-time jobs you can have these days. Drivers can pick their hours and deliver in their spare time, all while making $10-$15/hour on average.
Another serious perk is that this is a very low-commitment gig because you’re not required to work a certain number of hours each week.
Almost anyone can start delivering food for DoorDash, as long you are:
- At least 18 years old
- Have a reliable vehicle and car insurance
- Have a valid driver’s license
- Have a clean criminal and driving record
Choose your hours and deliver for DoorDash
DoorDash drivers are paid weekly, and there’s also a Fast Pay option, which costs $1.99 per use, to cash out your earnings whenever you want.Learn more about DoorDash
3. Deliver groceries for Instacart
Instacart is one of the largest and most popular grocery delivery services in the U.S. They’re always looking for new drivers to work part-time hours and pay ranges $10-$20/hour.
The way Instacart works for drivers is that you take orders in the app and then shop for and deliver each order. Customers give you specific instructions, including approved substitutions if the store is out of what they’ve requested.
While Instacart lets you pick your own hours, the busiest times are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and then all day on the weekend.
If you cringe when someone uses the wrong verb tense or can’t tell the difference between their/there/they’re, proofreading might be one of the best part-time jobs for you. Proofreaders are responsible for polishing written content for bloggers, content writers, website owners, and more.
Freelance proofreaders make $15-$30/hour, and you only need an internet connection and a computer or laptop. This makes proofreading an excellent gig for stay-at-home parents, digital nomads, students, or anyone who wants a flexible part-time job that isn’t location-dependent.
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I want to say this before anything else... it might literally take you several months to earn a nickel from your blog. I know that doesn’t sound like the strongest recommendation, so why did I add it to this list of best part-time jobs?
Because as a blogger, you’re in complete control of when you work, how you monetize your blog, and what you blog about.
I went from $0 to a 7-figure business in less than 5 years. I had no previous knowledge or technical skills — I was a high school band director when I started my blog.
This trajectory isn’t the norm for everyone, but you get out of it what you put into it. You can grow your blog in the evenings, on your lunch break, and on the weekends.
Blogging is a long game, so be prepared for that because it does take some work before you start earning.
If you’re interested in starting a blog, here are some resources to help you get started:
- Bluehost: This is the exact blog hosting service I used when I started, and I still highly recommend them. You can start a WordPress blog on Bluehost for as little as $2.95/month when you sign up through my link.
- How to Start a Blog: This in-depth guide teaches you the exact steps to starting a blog, from deciding what to blog about to installing WordPress.
- Launch That Blog: If you’re overwhelmed by the technical aspect of starting a blog, this free service will handle the installation and set-up process for you.
6. Academic tutor
Tutoring is one of the best part-time jobs for teachers and college students. When I was still a high school teacher, many of my coworkers tutored part-time, and there were always kids being tutored by local college students.
Parents are always looking for tutors for math, science, writing, foreign language, history, etc. They really just want someone who’s proficient in whatever subject their child needs help with. You don’t need to be a teacher or have an advanced degree in the subject you’re tutoring.
Tutoring is also an excellent paying gig, and you can make $30-$60/hour for subject-specific tutoring, while test prep tutors can earn $45-$100/hour.
You can find tutoring jobs by connecting with local schools, advertising your services on social media, or through an online tutoring platform like Wyzant.
7. Dog walker/pet sitter
Finding a trusted pet sitter is crucial if you have pets and want to go out of town, and it’s why you can make $30-$70/day pet sitting.
Pay for pet sitters varies based on where you live, and you can typically earn on the higher end if you work in a busy urban area or anywhere with a higher cost of living. The same goes for dog walkers who can make $20-$40/hour.
Pet owners are usually pretty loyal when they find someone they like, so this is a gig where you can build a solid client base over time. You can start finding your first clients by sharing your services on social media, with friends and family, or by talking to your neighbors.
Another great way to build your base is by checking out Rover, an online platform dedicated to connecting pet owners with dog walkers and pet sitters in their area.
8. Sell digital printables
If you’re the artistic type, selling digital printables on Etsy can be a fun and somewhat passive way to make extra money.
You can sell the same digital file almost indefinitely because there are no additional material costs or shipping — this is what makes it so passive!
There are so many different types of printables you can create and sell on Etsy, like:
- Planner pages
- Social media templates
- Wedding printables
- Holiday tags and decor
- Wall decor
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Babysitting is a classic, and it’s one of the best part-time jobs for students. It’s important to genuinely enjoy spending time with kids, and having a CPR certification or first aid training can be a major draw for prospective parents.
Babysitters can make $10-$20/hour depending on where you live and how many kids you’ll be watching. Becoming a nanny is another option if you love kids and are looking for mostly daytime hours. Nannies typically have set hours throughout the week with the same family.
Besides posting your services on social media or reaching out to family and friends, I highly recommend listing your services on Care.com. This platform connects babysitters and nannies with local families.
10. Flea market flipping
Flea market flipping is when you find things for cheap or free and then flip them for a profit. It’s one of the best part-time jobs for anyone who loves thrifting, dumpster diving, or flea markets.
You’d be surprised by how much you can make flipping — Melissa and Rob of Flea Market Flipper made over $2,600 in one week alone. Here are a few things they flipped:
- Walk-behind leaf blower bought for $50 and resold for $950
- Double oven bought for $42 and flipped for $1,200
- Old water main valve they got for free and sold on eBay for $500
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11. Take online surveys
Taking online surveys isn’t quite a part-time job, but it is one of the easiest ways to make a little extra money. Most surveys pay $1-$5 on average.
Market research companies use online surveys to gauge what consumers are thinking about different products and services. It helps brands improve their products and the overall customer experience, which is why survey companies are willing to pay for your feedback.
There are a bunch of legit, paid survey sites out there, and here are my top picks:
- Survey Junkie: Earn points that are valued at $1-$5 per survey, and you can redeem your points for PayPal cash, gift cards, or bank transfer.
- MyPoints: Earn points for taking surveys and shopping in-store or online. Your points can be redeemed for PayPal cash or gift cards. New users earn $10 for signing up.
- Swagbucks: This online rewards platform pays you points for taking surveys, shopping, watching videos, playing games, and more. Your points convert to PayPal cash or gift cards.
12. Freelance writing
Freelance writing is a wide field that can encompass several different jobs, including:
- Marketing campaigns
- Blog posts
- Email newsletters
- Online and print articles
- Catalog descriptions
- Web copy
- Grant writing
- Technical writing
- Content mills
As a part-time freelance writer, you own your business and contract your work out to companies or solopreneurs. And it’s not uncommon to make $1,000 to $3,000/month as a part-time freelance writer.
You work on your own schedule and can set competitive rates, making this one of the best part-time jobs to grow into a full-time business.
13. Virtual assistant
Over the years, I’ve hired a team of freelancers to help me grow this site, and one of the most valuable behind-the-scenes people here is my virtual assistant.
She helps manage my social media accounts, handles billing, does inbox management, schedules meetings, and generally keeps me focused and on task. It’s not an exaggeration to say that I couldn’t run this site without her.
That’s the kind of work and responsibility that comes with being a part-time virtual assistant, and with a growing number of online business owners, there’s an increased demand for VAs.
Entry-level VAs working part-time earn around $500-$1,000/month per client, and many work for multiple clients at a time.
This is a great part-time job for anyone who has experience in executive assistance, HR, project management, or customer service. You’ll need to be motivated, an excellent communicator, and highly organized.
If you like the idea of Airbnb (renting out a room or entire room in your house to make some extra income), HyreCar is like that, but for cars.
HyreCar is an online platform where you can list your car, when it’s available, and then rent it out to prescreened delivery and rideshare drivers. Don’t worry; Hyre covers you and your vehicle with up to $1 million in liability insurance and coverage in the event of theft or physical damage.
The average car is listed for $35/day on HyreCar, and they take a 15%-25% commission depending on the protection plan you choose.
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15. Help people move
Moving is a great part-time job for college students or anyone with extra energy and time. Most movers work on weekends and make $20-$40/hour, so it’s something you can do on the side of school or a regular, full-time job.
Most people think movers are only helping people move from one home to another, but you can get paid to help people move heavy furniture, take boxes in and out of the attic, or bring things home from IKEA.
16. Creative and artistic services
Many of the best part-time jobs you’ll find on lists like these are for online work or using an app to find work. Not many ideas are for leveraging your creative abilities, but those jobs do exist and can be a great way to make extra money.
Here are a few ideas of how some of my readers are flexing their creative muscles while they side hustle:
- Make-up artist: M$M reader Amanda does wedding make-up as a side hustle and makes around $300-$600/day plus tips. She’s even been flown out for a destination wedding in Aruba.
- Knitting instructor: Ariel, one of my writers, teaches knitting lessons and classes on the side. She makes $30/hour for private lessons and makes up to $100/hour teaching group classes.
- Online courses: Longtime M$M reader, Lindsay, leveraged her graphic design experience to create a series of online courses she’s sold through Udemy and Skillshare. She recently shared in the M$M Facebook group that she’s made $1.4 million in profit from her courses since she started in 2017.
Having a website or social media presence is incredibly helpful to start your own creative-based job. You can also promote your skills to your friends and family — word of mouth goes a long way.
This is a great job if you love coffee and talking to people, and it could be a lot of fun working part-time for a small local coffee shop. Baristas make $10-$17/hour on average.
If you don’t mind working for a large company, Starbucks offers benefits for part-time baristas. This is a serious perk, and eligible employees can get health coverage, stock and savings plans, paid time off, and more.
Using ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft give customers a comparable or even less expensive option to cabs. They also feel very millennial-friendly — easy-to-use apps, interacting with fellow side hustlers, and on-demand rides.
Rideshare drivers get to set their own hours, and I’ve met a lot of drivers who genuinely love meeting new people and being able to work whenever they want.
There is a lot to understand about rideshare driving before you get started: for example, the average pay is often being less than advertised. But, I include it on this list of best part-time jobs because I’ve heard legit reviews from several very happy rideshare drivers who love making money on their schedule.
If you’re comfortable cleaning people’s toilets, cleaning houses can be a surprisingly high-paying part-time job. Most people who work for house cleaning companies make only $10-$15/hour, but you can make $25-$50/hour working for yourself.
House cleaning typically involves dusting, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, wiping down surfaces, and making beds. Some clients will want deep cleaning services and/or organizational help, which you can charge more for. You primarily work morning or afternoon jobs, making it a great part-time job for parents of school-aged kids.
This is another part-time job where you can find clients via social media or word-of-mouth. Once you get started, you’ll build a list of loyal clients who can’t wait to share your name with their friends.
In the U.S., this is a high-paying part-time job if you’re fluent in more than English, paying an average of $24/hour. Hospitals are generally high need areas where you would be responsible for translating between patients and medical staff. But, there are a number of places to find jobs, including:
- Call centers
- Online translation services
- Companies who need software or other types of technology translated
21. Fitness instructor
If you’re like many millennials, you probably have a friend who’s started teaching fitness classes on the side — everything from yoga, barre, boxing, hip-hop, strength training, and more.
This is a great part-time job if you want to stay fit and earn a free or discounted membership at your local gym (that’s why many people do it!), and you can also earn around $20-$30/hour.
22. Work at a restaurant
Working as a server is a no joke part-time job that can be very physically demanding. At the same time, it can be an incredibly fun job, and when you factor in tips, servers make anywhere from $12-$20/hour.
Servers in high-end restaurants often make more than that, especially if you’re willing to work on the weekends or during the holidays.
Fun fact, Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day are the two busiest days of the year for restaurants.
Landscapers are responsible for mowing, trimming, planting, weeding, mulching, hauling dirt, etc. It’s a great part-time job for people who enjoy being outdoors and don’t mind a little dirt under their nails.
Landscaping jobs can pay anywhere from $10-$20/hour. You can find one-time jobs on websites like Craigslist, and this can be a good way to build a steady client base.
24. Customer service rep
Working as a customer service representative involves:
- Spending your time on the phone or online answering questions
- Responding to complaints
- Directing customers to specific help
Many large companies, like Amazon and CVS Health, now use work-from-home customer service reps and pay averages $10-$20/hour.
While the pay isn’t the highest on this list, the fact that you can do it from the comfort of your home makes it one of the best part-time jobs.
House sitters make an average of $25-$45/day. It’s not a high-paying part-time job when you consider what that means per hour, but think about how easy it would be to house sit on the side of your regular job or another part-time job. It’s also pretty easy and stress-free work — watering plants, taking in the mail, maybe feeding animals, etc.
Whether you consider yourself a mixologist or if you’ve just gotten really familiar with the basics, bartending is a fun job if you’re up for late nights and long (but exciting) weekends.
Bartenders make an average of $10-$20, and you can work for restaurants, bars, hotels, catering companies, and country clubs.
27. Home health aid
This is a selfless job that involves assisting people with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and meal prep. You’re also providing companionship to those who may have busy or out-of-town family members.
Home health aides are in high demand, and you can make $10-$15/hour. There’s no medical training required, but most home health aides have a high school diploma or GED.
Why get a part-time job?
To expedite financial goals, like paying off high-interest rate debt or saving for retirement, one of the best things you can do is make extra money. That’s what you can get out of a part-time job.
Sure, cutting your spending is helpful too, but making extra money will have a more significant impact. For example, bringing in an extra $1,500 a month will go a lot farther than just finding an extra $400 in your budget.
But, the hard thing is finding the best part-time job for your already busy schedule. If you’re a parent, teacher, student, or have any other obligation, flexibility needs to be a huge factor in the jobs you take. Working online is inherently flexible, but you can find some of the best part-time jobs offline too.
Flexibility isn’t the only important thing — the best part-time jobs are ones that pay well for the work done. Your time and sanity are incredibly valuable, so if you’re going to make some sacrifices, you should be paid well for them.
The final word on the best part-time jobs of 2022
Making some extra cash when you need it is such a great feeling. You can pay off debt and save more. The hard part is finding a good job that fits an already busy schedule, which is why my top picks are:
- Digital marketing: You can make $1,000-$1,500/month running Facebook ads for each of your clients — and you’re only working 2-3 hours a week once you have your ad system set up.
- Food delivery: Delivering food for Instacart or DoorDash can help you earn $10-$20/hour. This is a low-commitment job, and you’re paid every week.
- Blogging: This requires more commitment, and it’s not a get-rich-quick scheme, but the reality is that you can make $100 to $100,000/month blogging. It can literally take months until you’re making money, but you can set your blog up for success when you start out with Bluehost.
Digital marketers who run Facebook ads for local business owners can make $1,000-$1,500/month working just 2-3 hours per week.
Blogging can be a lot of fun because you get to interact with your readers, write about your hobbies or passions, and scale your blog at your own pace. Bloggers earn anywhere from $100 to $100,000/month.
Working as a tutor, babysitting, housesitting, or barista are all great part-time jobs for students. Baristas at Starbucks, for example, offers tuition reimbursement so you can pursue your degree while you work.