28 High Paying Jobs To Make Extra Money On Weekends

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If you are looking for ways to make more money and add extra income to your purse, I assure you weekend jobs could be your best deal.

Yes, we all love a fun weekend: Sleep like a brown bat, gossip about Hollywood, or play ludo.

After all, it’s the wisdom we got from old books: How to spend your weekends – the unwritten rule.

But here it is:

Those things are fun – only if you’ve got enough bucks, and you don’t have to pick on your calendar every day for the next payday.

Otherwise, I think it’s more fun to spare 2 or 3 hours, get some weekend jobs and come home with some wands of cash!

Does working a weekend job even mean you won’t rest on the weekends?

Oh no. The truth is, with about 3 hours of your weekends, some of these jobs can make you $1000 a month.

And there is the best part: With some of these jobs, your earnings will compound over time.

For example, if you run an Etsy shop, the longer you’ve opened your store, the more products you have and the more income you continue to make.

So, what are the best weekend jobs you can start now?

1. Proofreading job

Are you good at hunting down spelling and grammar errors when you read? A proofreading job could be for you.

But first, how much do proofreaders make?

According to Glassdoor, an average proofreader can make about $45,000/yr while the top earners can expect up to $66,000/yr.

Most proofreading jobs are also remote, and will easily fit into your own schedule as an extra $2000 plus on top of your day job.

I once read a post about Caitlin Pyle and how she built her highly profitable proofreading business. Caitlin has been featured on Forbes and Business Insider.

She has a FREE 76-minute workshop where she will show you how to land high paying proofreading jobs and make a full-time income – and even if you don’t have a degree.

Claim your free money

Before taking more jobs, you want to get back some of the money you’ve been throwing out of the window.

Here it is:

If you are not claiming your rebates, then you are leaving money on the table.

Let’s see:

If you spend $500 on groceries a month, and you get 5% rebates on them, you will be saving $25.

And in a year?

You save up to $525. Not bad?

Two popular apps that give you rebates on your shopping are Swagbucks and Rakuten.

With Swagbucks and Rakuten, you get rebates whenever you shop on Amazon, eBay, Walmarts, or any other 2000 other stores.

To get rebates on your shopping, open the app, and search for stores before you shop online.

  • Swagbucks
  • Rakuten

2. Become a wedding photographer

If you are good with the camera, you will easily rake in up to $1,500 or more on a wedding.

And you will earn even more if you also add videography.

Since weddings mostly occur on the weekends, wedding photography is definitely one of the best weekend jobs that will fit your schedule.

To get your first set of clients, make sure you inform your friends, neighbors, and colleagues. 

3. Fitness instructor

An online fitness instructor is another high paying weekend job you can scale up to a four-figure plus income pretty easy.

Fortunately, You don’t need to own a gym.

With zoom or skype and your first set of students, you will be making a pretty decent income from the beginning.

Get your first students by speaking to people at a local gym. 

Don’t also forget to post videos of your training sessions on Instagram and Youtube.

As you gain more subscribers, you will be on the way to a four-figure monthly income.

4. Weekend Receptionist Job.

Small businesses, hotels, and clinics offer part-time job openings for receptionists.

Your job here is to attend to clients, receive calls, and book meetings for the coming week.

You will easily find Job openings for part-time receptionists in your area on GlassdoorIndeed, or Linkedin Job search.

5. Data Entry Weekend Jobs

A data entry job is one of the best weekend jobs for introverts. I know it may not be as fun as watching Micky and Minnie. Maybe, a bit boring.

But if you want the bucks, you’d easily rake $13 to $15 an hour working part-time.

You can find data entry jobs on FlexjobsClickworkersUpwork, and Freelancer.

6. Become a handyman or handywoman

Do you have some handy skills, then working as a handyman could be one of the best weekend jobs for you.

You can expect up to $25 – $60 per hour on handy jobs. But how much you earn depends more on the task.

Handyworks can easily fit into your routines since most homeowners would prefer to have you come around on the weekend.

Some of the skills you need are basic: painting, lawn care, or even cleaning.

7. Become a tax preparer

Your job as a tax preparer is to review clients’ income and help improve their tax deduction.

With this job, you will earn $13 or more per hour in your free time.

You can find tax preparer jobs in your area on Ziprecruiter or Simplyhired.

8. Sell your photos on Shutterstock

Got some great shots? Shutterstock is a great way to earn a recurrent income with ease.

Shutterstock is home to hundreds of millions of royalty photos. 

For every photo you upload, you earn a percentage in commission each time a user downloads it for use.

10. Weekend Jobs as a Food Delivery Man

With a food delivery job, you can expect $30 or more per hour, depending on the orders and tips from customers.

Some of the top companies where you can find well-paying food delivery jobs are Doordash, Postmates, and Ubereats.

11. Become a virtual assistant

Virtual assistants help companies do some basic stuff like preparing reports or posting to social media.

The average hourly pay for a virtual assistant, according to pascale, is $15.88.

And the best part: You will mostly work remotely.

If working as a virtual assistant seems like one of the weekend jobs you want to give a thought, you can read my more detailed post on how to work as a virtual assistant.

12. Print on demand

If you are cool with designs, you will earn a pretty good income with print on demand.

I’ve seen people make more than $10000 with print on demand stores.

Now, don’t worry! You don’t need to run an inventory or send customer orders. 

So how does it work? Simple:

You upload your design to Teespring or Redbubbles, they print it on their products, and you will continuously earn almost half of the sales in commission on each of the products.

13. Walk pets on the weekends

If you have a weekend walkout routine already, then don’t forget to walk some pets along.

Why? Puppies look great with six-packs!

Okay, I know it’s just a lame joke. But seriously, you can earn up to $17/hr by doing just that.

Some of the best companies that will pay you to walk pets are DogVacayPetSitters.

14. Sell some scraps

Okay, I’m not saying you should sell scraps. Here is what I mean:

You probably have some old stuff in your home right now.

Just any stuff you are no longer using.

Then, gather them together and turn them into an income stream for your weekend.

I would suggest you read my post on how to sell used stuff for cash.

15. Start a money-making blog

If you are reading this now, I’ll earn some pretty looking bucks. 

It doesn’t matter if I’m at the cinema, working out at the gym, or – just jumping!

Do you love sharing your ideas?

Then starting a blog will be one of your best decisions.

I know bloggers who earn $10,000 per month from their blogs. I know those who make up to $100,000 per month.

Teaser? Oh, I don’t.

Sometimes, I even want to cry my bum to sleep like this guy. Bruh haha!

Okay, just a joke because I earn some pretty bucks on this blog, trust me. If you need help getting started, please read my post on how to start your own blog.

16. Search engine evaluator job

Your job is to help businesses study how buyers search for products on Google or Bings.

You can earn up to 15hr doing just this on your weekend.

Some of the companies that hire search engine evaluators are AppenLionbridge, and Apex.

17. Voice over artist

Did you know you can make money with your voice as a voice-over artist

And the best part, you don’t need Disneys’ Simba voice. Your voice is great enough!

To apply for voice-over artist jobs, check out voices123voices, voice bunny.

18. House sitting job

A House sitting job is another fun job you will like to try.

As a house sitter, you will help homeowners take care of their homes while they are away on the weekend.

Read more on 13 best sites to find house sitting jobs.

19. Take up a graphic design job

With a graphic skill, you should be kicking everyone’s azzes.

I don’t like the spelling up there!

But here is it, 95% plus businesses need your help with logos:

  • Event hosts need your skills for flyers.
  • Web owners need you for logos, eBooks.

And talking about the pay, you can earn up to $17/hr or way more.

On top of that, it won’t take you a long time to become a pro. With a couple of months on Udemy, you are good to go.

20. Design websites

More than 300 million people potentially need your skills now.

Why is that?

Here it is: There are over 300 million active websites online right now. So if you have web design skills, be sure you are in demand.

With a web design job, you can make least $20 in one hour. 

And for 5 hours of your weekend? You will have an extra $100 smiling into your purse.

And in one month? $400 or more – just for playing with colors on your laptop!

And trust me!

You only need HTML, CSS, and Javascript, which you’ll likely pick up in 2 months.

To get started, take a short web design course on Linkedin learning.

21. Become a shopper

I like picking up groceries on supermarket shelves. Why?

Well, I think the reason will jolt you like an eel; I just love seeing those shiny sachets – and fragrances!

So, if you are a shopping rookie, you may want to turn it into a new income stream.

With Instacart, you can make up to $25 per hour by helping people to shop.

22. Customer service representative

Your job here is to help businesses resolve customer questions through emails, phone calls, or webchat.

It doesn’t even cost you anything. But, of course, you must be a talkie.

You can find customer service representative jobs on Simplyhired, Indeed, Flexjobs, Upwork, and Freelancers.

23. Ridesharing Weekend Jobs

Do you have a car, and you don’t mind cruising out on the weekend, ridesharing might make it for you.

If you spare a few hours at least 2 days during the weekend, you should earn close to $1000 a month with ride-sharing.

To get started, you can sign up for Uber or Lyft here.

24. Rent out your car

You don’t need to work to make money on the weekend with this job.

Here is how it works:

You rent out your car to a ridesharing company, and you get paid just for it.

Say, easy as cheese.

Now, you don’t want to rent your car out if it’s not insured. Do you?

Most of these companies have insurance covers on their cars.

With this job, you can earn close to $2000 a year. It doesn’t seem like a lot of money.

But since you will basically only sit on your sofa for an extra $50 or $100 to drop in your purse every month, and your car is insured, then I think it’s worth it.

25. Work as a local tour guide

If you know some fun places about your present city, then it’s time to turn your your experience to weekend job and earn some income on the side?

As a tour guide, you will be taking tourists out to parks, museums, restaurants, and other places of interest.

You catch fun and get paid for it.

To start working, you can register on Tours by locals or Rent a friend.

26. Flip items on Craigslist

I’ve heard people earn crazy big by simply flipping items on Craigslist.

Here is how it works: 

You buy items cheaply on Craigslist, refurbishing them, and flipping them for a multiple of the original prices.

It is that simple. And I mean it.

If you can negotiate prices to get a wide profit margin, you can earn 5 times the original price of the item.

27. Babysit on the weekend

You can earn real good by babysitting for moms who still work during the weekend.

That said, if you can’t sing “Twinkle Twinkle”, then a babysitting job might not be your thing.


To get started, let your neighbors and colleagues know about it, and you will likely get clients through them.

Next, find schools very close to your home and speak to the headmistress about yourself and what you do. 

You want to look professional and make a great impression, so make sure you have handbills in hand.

You can also go ahead register on care.com or Sittercity.

28. List your room on Airbnb

If you have a spare room in your house, and you are not making money off it, I think you are leaving money on the table.

To make money, all you need to do is list it on Airbnb for short-stay visitors.

I’ll call it a pretty easy passive income.

With this job, you can make an extra $500 or more in extra income.

29. Become an online tutor

If you prefer to stay indoors and keep the day on low buzz, online tutoring might be the best weekend job for you.

With a laptop, earpiece, and a microphone, you are ready.

Most online tutors earn between $20 to $30 per hour.

According to CourseHero, their top tutors earn about $500 per week. That is about $2000 per month.

Here are 5 sites to find online tutoring jobs:

  • Linkedin learning
  • Course Hero
  • Vipkid
  • MagicEars

30. Become an SEO

With so many sites online, more jobs are opening SEOs because these site owners want more visitors from Google.

The average salary for an SEO, according to Glassdoor, is $49,489.

Fortunately, you don’t need a degree.

You can begin taking a free digital marketing certification course from Hubspot.

31. Web researcher

If you have a knack for research, then web research might be it for you.

Your jobs will be to help businesses look for information online.

With a web research job, you can earn about $54,000/yr.

To get started, register on these sites:

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