Money. Cash. Moolah. Whatever you call it, it really does make the world go round. In fact, it’s why most of us get up in the morning! It can give us everything from life’s luxuries to a roof over our heads and food in our bellies. Those little sheets of paper and metal coins are our lifeblood, so it’s no wonder people will go to extreme (and sometimes illegal) lengths for more money. However, you don’t need to rob a bank or hack a super-corporation to get your hands on some extra readies! There are plenty of good, easy jobs out there that could earn you a fair whack alongside your regular salary.
Life is stressful enough, so you don’t want to add to it. If you’re looking to top up your bank account in your free time, you want to earn it with as little stress as possible. Don’t know where to start? That’s where we come in; we’ve put together a list of easy, but potentially high paying jobs that are low stress. And you don’t need a degree for any of them. Take a look!
Do you have a passion for fitness? If you’re a gym freak in your spare time, you could turn your hobby into a money-maker. You’ll need the relevant qualifications, but plenty of institutions offer part-time training options that will fit in alongside work and other commitments. Then, once you’re qualified and stocked up on equipment, you’re good to go! Personal Trainers charge on average £25-£35 per hour, but in London, this rate can reach up to £100.
Yes, there’s more to modelling than just looking pretty. However, for a side project, it won’t add too much stress to your life. In fact, with all the different types of modelling out there, it could inject a lot of fun into your free time. You’re not limited to striking a pose for the camera, models are required for promotions, art and extras work on TV, too. How much you can earn depends on your specialism, reputation and experience. It’s also likely you’ll need to do some voluntary jobs to build up your portfolio first. However, modelling jobs can be paid either per hour or per job and you could earn anything from minimum wage all the way up to £100+ per hour. Not bad!
This is another great way to potentially make money from a hobby. If you’re passionate about anything, be it cooking, gaming or even a TV show – blog about it! More and more people are making a career out of blogging or vlogging. If you put in the commitment, inject your personality and market yourself well, you could be sitting on a goldmine. For example, fashion and beauty vlogger Zoella is rumoured to be making £50,000 a month as a result of her YouTube career. Even if you don’t become internet royalty, another great benefit of blogging is that companies will send you free stuff if you give them good reviews online. Quick, get typing!
Are you the creative type? Do you have a great eye for taking photos? You could be a budding photographer in the making! There are so many courses available to help you get your head around the basics of professional photography. So, while you may not be the next David Bailey, being available to hire for wedding or event jobs at the weekend could bring in some additional money for you. According to Bidvine.com, the average cost of a wedding photographer in the UK ranges from £663-£8750! Say cheese.
It’s a dog’s life! Man’s best friend needs a lot of love and affection. Not every dog owner can spend every waking second with their pooches, that’s where dog sitters or dog walkers come in. Taking care of other people’s dogs while they’re working or away from home can be the ideal side job for animal lovers. You’re being paid to hang out with furry friends! If you’re used to caring for animals, this will be second nature to you and could fetch (excuse the pun ) up to £15 per hour for one dog. That’s not a ruff deal!
Sometimes mum and dad just need some time to themselves. Not everyone has the luxury of willing friends and relatives to take care of their children. Babysitters and childminders are a valuable asset to busy parents. There is a bit of work involved getting yourself set up, such as introductory childcare courses, insurance and DBS/CRB checks. Once all of the formalities are out of the way, you’re ready to build up your client base. How much you can earn depends on where you’re based and the number and ages of children you will be looking after. On average, babysitters and childminders can earn everything from £4-£11 per hour per child.
Companies love to know how they’re getting on. A great way to get some reliable feedback is using mystery shoppers. This isn’t limited to simply shopping, mystery shoppers are used for reviews of customer service providers and also in restaurants. The pay for these roles vary massively, but it’s easy money to earn indeed! When it comes to restaurants, your meal is usually on the house, too – winner, winner (free) chicken dinner!
Have we given you some inspiration? Of course, these easy jobs aren’t the only options available to you, sometimes you need to think outside the box or stick to the things that you’re good at. When it comes to making some extra money on the side, some jobs pay more than others and where there’s a will, there’s a way! How can you turn your passion and interests into cold, hard cash?
Have we missed anything? Tried any of these easy jobs? Leave your money-making side projects in the comments below, we’d love to hear your recommended jobs!