You’ve probably heard about diversifying your investments. But have you heard much about diversifying your income?
Sometimes the key to financial stability is not to land one job – but several! Here are 7 part-time jobs anyone can start. Oh, and did I mention some of these have benefits beyond the wages?
For the last few years I’ve held two jobs simultaneously. This gives me a level of freedom that keeps the door open to further pursue one job or the other. But lately I’ve found that diversifying my income has many benefits and keeping two jobs at the same time might be something others should actively seek.
That’s one reason I wrote this article. Today I want to challenge you to reach out and explore other opportunities. What can you do part time to maximize your income while broadening your horizons? Here are some ideas.
Yes, you can make money blogging. There are several blogs hiring right now if you know where to look! Check out Problogger’s Job Board for a few jobs that are available right now. As a blogger myself, I know that I’m always looking for new contributors for my website. You can get paid doing this. Believe it!
Mmm, smell that coffee? If you’re a Starbucks fan, you might be the perfect candidate for becoming a Starbucks barista. I’ve heard through the grapevine that they offer their employees a full pound of coffee every week.
Not only that, they’ll pitch in a full insurance package complete with medical, dental, life, and disability. That simply rocks. You’ll be hard pressed to find other part-time jobs that offer as many benefits as Starbucks.
The United Parcel Service offers seasonal work and year round jobs. They offer full benefits for part-time employees. Going to school? UPS offers tuition assistance to those looking to further their education. Not bad at all!
If you’re a fitness or outdoorsy kind of person, you might want to consider working at REI. They offer incentive pay when the store or department hits sales goals and provide healthcare to employees working even less than 20 hours per week! Now that’s a deal.
5. Barnes & Noble
I don’t know about you, but I’m a book worm. I love reading! If you’re the same way, Barnes & Noble might be a store you’d like to work at. They offer part-time jobs and paid vacation time to part-time (as well as full-time) employees.
You might even want to consider their 401(k) savings plan . . . especially if you’re working on Dave’s 4th Baby Step.
What do you think about having comprehensive benefits? I’m talking about health, wealth, protection (insurance), time, and well-being benefits? You get all this and more.
One nice perk is that your in-store employee discount will also shave off dollars from what you’ll have to pay for prescription medications. Bonus!
7. You, Inc.
What if you could create your own part-time job? What if you didn’t have to settle for a job at a company that’s already been founded?
The truth is you can escape the rat race.
Are you an entrepreneur? You can be one. Think about your favorite hobbies – what hobbies can you turn into cash? Start by taking what you enjoy and monetize it.
The truth is, we all work for ourselves. Whether we are working as our own managers or working for a company, it all comes down to personal responsibility. We need to be responsible for the jobs we hold, ensuring that we enjoy our work and do what we enjoy. We have the added responsibility to make sure we do a good job – do what the job trained us to do.
What part-time work are you seeking? How has a part-time job benefited your life? Let’s talk – meet us in the comments!