is a great list to get you started:
At a School District ~ These jobs are ideal because
they offer flexibility and you may have the opportunity
to work in the same district in which you reside. This
way your children are nearby or even down the hall!
You will also enjoy child-friendly schedules (summers
off and holiday vacation time). Additionally, schools
offer good pay and benefits if you work enough hours.
At a Florist ~ Flower shops are usually in need of
help, especially during the holidays. There are many
types of employers to choose from: small flower shops,
florist chains, wholesalers or grocery stores. You don’t
need to have experience to deliver bouquets, answer
phones or prep flowers. At the end of the day, you may
even get some beautiful arrangements out of the deal.
In Childcare ~ You are already watching your children,
so why not make some money out of it? Childcare is fun,
rewarding, challenging and can even pay well. The hours
are also appealing because some families only require
child-care for a few hours per day or per week. You
can supervise young children in your own home, at a
child-care center or at the child’s home.
Pet Services ~ Are you an animal lover? Post some flyers
up and you may be surprised at how many responses you
get. Perhaps your neighbors are swamped with work and
do not have time to come home during the day. Offer
to take their dogs out for a small fee each week. You
can also provide pet sitting services for families while
they are on vacation or away on business.
Coffee Shops ~ Independent coffee shops are a fun option.
You can usually wear what you’d like and choose
your own commitment level. If you have good people skills
and are willing to remember faces and drinks, you will
get reasonable tips. Added perk: who doesn’t love
Local Gym or YMCA ~ Fitness trainers and aerobic instructors
are always in demand. Think of it as getting paid to
exercise. Trainers base their schedules on when clients
can meet and instructors teach courses such as spinning
or yoga when the gym decides there is a demand. Therefore,
the hours tend to be scattered and best for people looking
for a part-time gig.
Freelance Writer ~ Do you have a flair for writing?
Freelance writing is a wonderful choice for stay-at-home
moms because you can set your own hours and work in
your pajamas. It’s also nice to make extra cash
doing something you really enjoy. There are tons of
sites on the Internet that will pay you to write articles
or reviews. This way, you can dabble in a variety of
assignments and build a broader portfolio of work.
Target Small Employers ~ Check out the help wanted
ads in your local newspaper. Many papers have a section
for part-time jobs. A great way to find a flexible employer
is to target “up and coming” businesses,
smaller companies, and start ups that are expecting
growth within the year. More often than not, these companies
are happy to bring someone on part-time.
The Library ~ Libraries tend to offer an attractive
benefits package at all levels of employment. You do
not need experience and the tasks are relatively simple.
Checking out and re-stocking books, notifying customers
of overdue items and ensuring the library's materials
(books, movies and music) are in good condition. Hours
vary by library. Some smaller libraries are open fewer
hours, while larger libraries can stay open late.
Retail ~ There are a number of good reasons to work
in the retail industry. Retail stores offer flexible
work schedules and multiple store locations to choose
from. The perks are great… who wouldn’t
love the employee discounts, especially if the company
offers products you seek out regularly? Bonus: If you
need to relocate from one state to another- retail experience
can land you the job in a new town.