5 Side Jobs That Don't Require Work Experience

Does it seem like your bank account could use a few extra dollars on a daily basis? Maybe you're a student, or retired, or you just want to supplement your regular income. Side jobs are great for padding your wallet without taking away all of your free time, or adding too much stress to an already hectic life. You could go the traditional route and work at a shop, or you could freelance and provide services independently to friends and neighbors. 

Student-Based Tutoring

Whether you are in high school or college, there are many programs available to tutor through, or you can advertise your services independently. Any subject can be tutored, and thanks to the internet you won't even need to leave your home. The best part about this gig is you can tutor during the week, leaving your weekends free to enjoy or pick up another job.


Working in retail part time can be an easy job, although very fast paced at times. Working with the public is great for artsy types, as cashiers tend to meet and talk to customers of all walks of life, you could end up finding inspiration for a story or painting while working.

Dog Walking

If you love animals and have neighbors with dogs who are alone during the day, dog walking has the added benefit of exercising while earning money. Offering and arranging services can be as easy as knocking on doors or putting up posters with your number on wanted boards. 

House Sitting

Homebodies may find house sitting a more comfortable way to earn spare cash. House sitting can be fun, you can pretend you live in another house for a night, provided your client is fine with you spending the night. 

Taxi Service

If you own your own car and enjoy driving, Uber is a service that allows people to become freelance taxi drivers. Uber is popular for many reasons, such as being able to set your own hours, clock in and out whenever you want, and having your pay deposited to your account weekly. This option does require you to have a vehicle and adequate insurance. Liability in the event of a car accident can vary depending on whose fault the accident was, and whether the crash happened while on a ride share or between trips. But if you qualify, this could be an extremely attractive solution.

Side jobs are highly flexible ways to supplement your income, although services like Uber provide the ultimate in flexibility, setting hours at your whim. Like any job, you need to find one that works with your lifestyle and goals. Finding a side job that fit your interests and personality will ensure it is profitable and enjoyable.

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