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Best Second Jobs

List of Second Job Ideas


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Are you interested in getting a second job to supplement your income, exercise a talent, try out a new field without leaving your main career, build new skills or meet new people?

There are plenty of second job options and, in many cases, the companies that hire for these types of jobs don't expect a full-time commitment and will offer the flexibility to work around your schedule. In fact, many job applications will ask when you're available to work. Plus, with at least some of these jobs you can work online from home.

What types of employment might be suitable for a good second job? Here are some possibilities which might fit your situation, will help you earn some extra income, and generally won't interfere with your primary position:

Best Second Jobs

  • Bartender
  • Blogger
  • Cashier
  • Child Care Provider
  • Coach
  • Comedian
  • Companion for the Elderly
  • Consultant
  • Construction Worker
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Craft Creator
  • Dog Walker
  • Driveway Sealer
  • EBay Reseller
  • Event Planner
  • Flea Market Seller
  • Freelance Data Entry
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
  • Freelance Programmer/APP Developer
  • Freelance Web Designer
  • Freelance Writer
  • Home Health Worker
  • Hotel Front Desk Clerk
  • House Cleaner
  • Landscaper
  • Lifeguard
  • Mediator
  • Mystery Shopper
  • Medical Billing Service
  • Medical Transcriber
  • Musical Performer
  • Night School Teacher
  • Painter
  • Pet Groomer
  • Pet Walker
  • Property Manager
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Restaurant Server
  • Retail Store Worker
  • Security Guard
  • Social Media Manager
  • Snow Removal/Plowing
  • Teaching Music Lessons
  • Telemarketer
  • Translator
  • Travel Agent
  • Tutor
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Wedding Photographer/Videographer
  • Wedding/Party Planner
  • Weekend Landscaper

Tips for Finding a Second Job

There are many other options as well, depending on what you like to do and the flexibility you have in your schedule. Here's advice on how to find a second job.

Read More: Work at Home Jobs Directory | Online Jobs | How to Find a Part-Time Job

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