Side jobs and second jobs are more common than you think. Side jobs and second jobs aren’t just held by those struggling to make ends meet. No, side jobs and second jobs are held by people from all income brackets, including managers, teachers, and top-level executives.
Why would employed people want to take on side jobs and second jobs? For example, you may have a hobby that costs a lot of money. But what if, instead, you chose side jobs and second jobs as your hobby? You’d be eliminating the costs associated with your hobby and replacing the costs with an income!
There are many reasons to have side jobs and second jobs:
- To earn extra income to pay down debt, go on vacations, etc.
- To gain experience in an industry that interests you
- To spend your free-time in a productive way
- To offer you job satisfaction
- To replace a hobby
- To work towards a transition to a full-time career change
If you’re interested in making some extra income, building your own business and working from home, side jobs and second jobs may be perfect for you. Check out this list of ideas for second jobs.
Of course, you could always consider whether you want to become an independent consultant as your side job. Consulting is a common idea for side jobs and second jobs because as a consultant you can earn a very high hourly wage. If you want to find out more about what it takes to become a consultant, check out the becoming a consultant FAQs.
Check out my book on Side Jobs:
- Become an independent consultant
- Become a small business consultant
- Second jobs: Why have a second job
- Work from home jobs
- Work from home scams
- Consulting Fees: A Guide for Independent Consultants
- Discover Your Inner Consultant
- Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur (for moms)