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FlexJobs Identifies 15 Common Flexible Side Jobs for Professionals to Boost Income

FlexJobs Identifies 15 Common Flexible Side Jobs for Professionals to Boost Income

Despite a healthy economy and strong labor market, many U.S. workers still rely on side jobs for additional income outside of their primary career. In fact, one-third of Americans say they need supplemental income to pay for their regular living expenses and nearly half of millennials currently participate in the gig economy. To highlight the variety of side jobs available to professionals, FlexJobs has identified 15 of the most common flexible side jobs that can be used to supplement income in addition to one’s full-time job.

“Whether it’s to boost their income, increase savings, pay off debt, pursue passion projects, or gain experience in a new industry, there are many interesting opportunities for professionals interested in pursuing part-time gigs,” said Sara Sutton, CEO & Founder of FlexJobs. “Taking a second job obviously means spending more time and energy on work, but many side jobs can now also be done from home, making it a much more manageable arrangement for workers,” Sutton concluded.

A side gig or side hustle is defined as a job that allows workers to earn extra cash while working flexible hours that accommodates a full-time job or daily responsibilities. Below are 15 common side gigs, many of which also offer remote work options. 

  1. Customer Service Representative: $14/hr

  2. Editor: $20/hr

  3. ESL Teacher: $20/hr

  4. Graphic Designer: $17/hr

  5. Interpreter: $20/hr

  6. Management Consultant: $60/hr

  7. Medical Coder: $18/hr

  8. Photographer: $16/hr

  9. Proofreader: $18/hr

  10. Sales Representative: $15/hr

  11. Social Media Manager: $16/hr

  12. Transcriber: $15/hr

  13. Tutor: $18/hr

  14. Virtual Assistant: $16/hr

  15. Writer: $20/hr

Millennials, mid-career professionals, and older workers can all benefit from incorporating a “side hustle” into their work life. Tips on how to land a side gig include understanding one’s transferable professional skills, honing in one’s skills and passions, and networking. 

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