Given the growing popularity of online side hustles as a means to earn an extra income, working a traditional second job is still a very reliable way to earn more money. Many Americans work extra jobs to help makes ends meet, stop living paycheck to paycheck or reach a financial goal.
One of the downsides of working two traditional jobs is managing your daily schedule and trying to avoid getting burnt out. As a parent, I prefer not to be away from my home for hours upon end each day and I crave flexible work hours to a certain degree.
If you’re looking for a lucrative second job that offers stable pay, one of your best options is to find a position that you can work around your day job and other responsibilities. Below are three employers that offer flexible work hours.
1. Advantage Solutions
If you’ve ever seen those people at the grocery store who give out samples of food and drinks and thought: hey that seems pretty easy, maybe I could do it too as a side job, you might have been on to something.
There are several companies that hire brand ambassadors to do in-store product demonstrations part-time or even full-time. As opposed to being hired by an actual store to do demonstrations, most people are hired by marketing companies who have contracts with several different stores in order to reach a diverse range of customers.
Advantage Solutions is a national company that hires part-time Event Specialists to do in-store demonstrations for food, drinks and other products in stores like Target, Sam’s Club and Walgreens just to name a few.
What I like about this opportunity is that the hours are pretty flexible. Most shifts are about 6.5 hours and include a 30-minute unpaid lunch break and two 15-minute paid breaks. Most Event Specialists receive work based on their availability and can either start work earlier in the morning or closer to noon.
Weekend hours are also available making it an ideal gig for people who work the typical 9-5. Pay for this job is higher than minimum wage, and I believe it was recently at least $11 per hour in the Midwest.
2. First Student
School will be back in session very soon. Have you ever thought about driving a bus during your spare time? First Student is the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America. The company has 57,000 employees, 47,000 school buses, and transports more passengers per day than all U.S. airlines combined. Needless to say, there are always plenty of jobs available.
Working part-time as a school bus driver is flexible because you don’t need to work all day long. If you start work later at your main job or have an off day, you can pick up a shift for a few hours and be on your way. First Student provides training to all employees and bus drivers. According to Glassdoor, bus drivers make a starting hourly wage of $14.82.
3. Alorica at Home
Work-from-home customer service jobs are another option if you are looking for additional work that is flexible. To qualify, you mainly need a landline phone, internet connection and a quiet area to work since you’ll most likely be answering phone calls and talking to customers.
Alorica at Home is a top customer service company that allows you to answer customer questions and resolve customer issues from the comfort of your own home on your schedule. The company let’s customer service agents set their own schedules. Employees receive paid training and must agree to a background check that they will not be reimbursed for.
Alorica pays employees on a bi-weekly basis and offers schedules based on a per minute, per call or guaranteed hourly rate. The company does not allow active employees to earn less than minimum wage. In other words, if you want to earn decent steady income with this job, you should create some availability in your schedule to work at least 10-15+ hours per week.
These jobs may not be the highest-paying opportunities, but they offer a flexible way to earn a stable income that is guaranteed each month.
If you know anyone who is looking for an extra job and doesn’t know where to start their search, be sure to recommend these opportunities to them!