Summer is a little over a month away, and the kids will be getting out of school soon. Parents know that they’ll have their hands full with the kids, and this means having to do a lot of extra activities.
You want to keep your little ones busy this summer, but going to the movies, amusement parks, museums, gem mining or even camping costs money.
If your wife or husband is in the military, you need to take on the extra responsibility of making side money. You need to find a way to do all of this while still being able to watch the kids. It’s not an easy task, but there are flexible ways to earn extra side money this summer.
The key is finding work that you can do when you want.
A flexible schedule works best, and the following options can help you start working to cover those added costs this summer:
1. Drive for Uber
Uber is replacing the traditional taxis with a fleet of workers that drive when they want for as long as they want. You can start making money on Uber once you apply online and get approval.
A lot of drivers earn over $100 a day, and there’s even an Uber signup bonus, which pays you up to $2,000 in bonuses if you successfully complete 200 rides in 90 days.
You’ll need a reliable car and a clean driving record to get started, but you’ll be able to make your own hours. If your significant other is home at 7 at night, you can decide to drive from 7 to 11 and earn some extra side money.
It’s really that easy.
2. House or Pet Sitter
Are your friends going on vacation? If so, ask them if they would hire you as a house or pet sitter. This is an easy job that you can do with the kids. A lot of house sitters earn $50 a night for watching just two pets.
That’s a lot of money to watch a cute furry cat or a happy, tail-wagging dog.
And if you don’t want to ask your friends or family, you can always use a site like Rover.com, which helps you connect with people that need house or pet sitters.
Tutors are needed even in the summer time. Parents like to hire tutors to help their kids prepare for the coming school year, and others want to help their kids work on their weaker subjects. It’s the perfect opportunity to flex your math, science or any other academic skills that you have.
And you have the opportunity to do it all online.
Tutor.com is a great place to start, and with over 16.1 million sessions already completed, you have more than enough opportunity to make money.
4. Childcare or Housekeeping
Care.com is another great opportunity to start earning money. When you apply on the site as a caregiver, you’ll be able to start working in a variety of different fields. What’s nice is that you can choose:
- Senior care
- Pet care
- Child care
I know a friend’s niece that used the site to hire someone to help her clean her room. It’s a great way to make money and meet new people.