- Many people would like to earn extra income, but finding spare time during the week can be hard.
- There are many weekend jobs out there that could potentially net you $2,500 more every month.
- Examples include tour guide, pet and house sitter, wedding staff, survey taker, and renting stuff.
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Ever since I got laid off from my full-time job in 2015, I’ve been on a quest to bring in multiple streams of income every single month. I’ve started my own businesses, built passive income streams, and even took occasional weekend gigs in order to earn more during months I needed a boost of income.
If you’re someone who wants to make more money or get a side hustle but don’t have much free time during the week, there are many interesting and unique jobs you can do on weekends to help you make extra money. Some don’t even require you to leave your couch or kitchen table.
So if you’re looking for a weekend job — or two — here are five that can help you make up to $2,500 extra per month.
1. Tour guide
If you’re a great public speaker or storyteller — and you have a passion for local history and landmarks — you could become a tour guide.
Tourists and city locals alike are always looking for fun activities to do, including tours — whether they’re biking, hiking, bus, or even segway tours. They also come in a variety of themes including ghosts, city history, food, and architecture. Some places even have unique TV, film, or book-related theme tours if something was filmed or written about in the area.
Start by researching what tours your city currently offers and find one they don’t have but that you think people would be eager to sign up for. For inspiration, ask questions in local neighborhood groups or visit local travel websites. Then, you can create the tour, set the price, and advertise it on places like Airbnb experience, Trip Advisor, and other local activity websites.
Hypothetically, let’s say your tour costs $50 a person — you’d only need 12-13 people a weekend to make around $2,500 a month. Or, if you wanted to make the price point a little cheaper — like $30 — you’d still only need 20 or 21 people to purchase a tour to make that much per month.
2. A survey taker
Perhaps you’re somebody who likes to spend quality time on your couch during the weekend. You can still earn a good amount of cash while binge-watching your favorite TV shows as a survey taker. There are survey sites like Survey Junkie …….