Why September And Beyond Is Your “Prime Time” for Lucrative Side Jobs
(No Extra Skills, Education or Experience Required)
The demand for side hustles is about to soar to an all-time high – and if you’re looking to tap into a healthy secondary income stream then you’re in luck.
The source of this overwhelming demand? Overwhelmed Parents.
These frazzled mothers and fathers desperately need your help. Why? Because many schools and daycare centers are still closed. But as shutdown orders lift, many of them need to come back into the office while their kids stay at home.
Working parents have hit a wall.
Even parents who can work from home have way too much on their plate. And you can bet the ones back at work are stretched more thin than ever. That’s why the urgent need for dependable people to help them has never been higher.
The world has been turned upside down for our kids. But helping one of your children with distance learning, while tending to your other toddler child and still focusing on work is simply impossible.
September side jobs
But helping out doesn’t mean you have to be a teacher or tutor. Frazzled working parents also need help with babysitting, meals, walking dogs, cleaning up and organizing both their households and competing schedules.
And the demand for people who can provide in-person help is likely to hit a fever pitch this September – making it fall’s hottest side job
If you’re dependable, capable of following directions, and eager to help out parents in need – then that’s all you need to find yourself grinning at a bigger bank account by next week.
Here are some fast ways to tap into this rapidly growing market, earn more, and build relationships in the process:
Teaching and tutoring: $10 – $60 per hour
Experienced with teaching and tutoring? Then consider starting or helping with a “Micro-school.” It’s the newest twist and latest trend on the one-room school house. Micro-schools usually involve groups of four to 15 children of mixed ages, who work and play together under the supervision of one or more adults. Enrollment is up 75% since the beginning of the year, making the demand higher than ever before.
A lot of parents are desperate for care for their children, but they are really nervous to re-enter group care. That’s where we see a lot of the new interest for smaller groups.
Micro-schools can be formal home-based education programs run or simply involve one or two babysitters or tutors, who come to a family home to supervise or tutor a group of related kids — perhaps cousins or long-time friends. If you have experience caring for children then finding a micro-schooling client can be as easy as reaching out to your own network.
You can even start your own school (through companies like Wonderschool that help you get licensed and manage the administrative portion of the workload). Or you can sign up at one of many tutoring platforms that help match you with students needing help in your area of expertise. Finally, you can advertise your availability to teach or tutor through free neighborhood websites, such as Nextdoor. 2020 has granted no shortage of options for profitable teaching and tutoring jobs.
Babysitting: $10 – $25 per hour
Don’t have teaching or tutoring credentials? The good news is there’s no shortage of ways to earn good money through childcare sites like Care.com or Bambino. The Bambino app available in the App Store and Google Play. These sites help connect part-time babysitters and full-time nannies with families that need them. No formal education or experience required!
However, each site has slightly different requirements and methods of operating. Care doesn’t care whether you have a social media account, for instance, but Bambino requires it. The site uses the social media platform for reviews and marketing.
At Bambino and Care, sitters are independent contractors, working for themselves. However, a site called Trusted House Sitters, provides them with both employee benefits and support when they go out to watch client’s kids.
Nanny Lane attempts to connect families wanting to share full-time help, which can help provide both better pay for the nanny and lower costs for the families that split the bill. GoNannies helps connect families with all sorts of household help, from child care workers to cooks.
Pet care: $12 – $25 per hour
Millions of Americans adopted dogs and cats over the past few months to combat the loneliness that came with shelter-at-home orders. And now they desperately need someone to care for them now that they’re back in the office.
So if you love pets then you’re in luck, as the demand for dog-walkers and pet-sitters is growing sky-high. And you can take advantage by signing up with pet-walking and watching sites such as Rover and Wag.
Wag specializes in dog-walking, usually paying walkers $12 per half-hour walk. Rover allows freelancers to pet-sit or walk and set their own rates. What’s better than spending time with animals and earning a nice chunk of change in the process?
Meals and meal delivery: $5 to $40 per hour
By now you’ve heard of (and probably used) DoorDash and GrubHub, which provide meal delivery for restaurants. And with the pandemic they’re now hiring faster than ever. It’s a great income source for side hustlers for months to come – and a great way to support local restaurants too.
Cleaning: $10 – $25 per hour
Love to keep things clean? There’s no shortage of sites to help you find cleaning and janitorial work. However, only a few offer rates and terms that work well for freelancers. The two best options may be Jiffy on Demand and GoNannies,
Jiffy on Demand GoNannies connect clients with contractors offering a wide array of household services, including cleaning.
Personal and professional organizing: $10 – $75 per hour
Keeping households running smoothly is a challenge in the best of times. But during COVID-19, it’s a miracle. As a result parents now urgently need “virtual assistants,” who do things like handling email, organizing travel, transportation and scheduling.
Virtual assistants typically earn $10 – $25 per hour. But, those that have advanced skills often charge considerably more. Boldly and Belay are two good sites to get started in the field. However, after gaining some experience, most virtual assistants say the best way to find new clients is on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. If you’re detail oriented and love to stay organized then this is the perfect avenue for you.
So what are you waiting for? The pandemic doesn’t have to be a threat to your income – but an opportunity to boost it, build skills, and best of all, help those who desperately need it. Even if you don’t have any formal education or experience, you can tap into these profitable side hustles today to earn big and even build some great relationships in the process.