Living in and around NYC can be expensive. Even if you have a stable income and make an effort to save money, it can be hard to cover rent, food and everything else you need to live comfortably. But it doesn’t have to be that way! These 5 part-time jobs are a great way to make some extra money so you don’t end up with crippling credit card debt.
1. Become an Air BnB Host!
Have an empty bedroom in your apartment? Or relatives that live nearby and love when you come visit? Putting a room up on Air BnB, even just for a weekend a month, can be a great way to make some money without working that hard. Simply make an account, take a couple good pictures of your apartment, decide on a reasonable price, and start renting out your room!
2. Drive for Lyft or Uber!
Commuting to your day job with a car? Drive Lyft or Uber on weekday nights or on the weekends! This is one of the best ways out there to make extra money on the side in NYC. The application process is very simple – you upload your car documents (drivers license, car registration etc…) pass a background check, and you can start driving! If you’re especially tight on cash you can also opt-in for immediate payouts – this means that as soon as you finish a ride, the payment goes right into your bank account. How cool is that!?
3. Walk dogs for Rover!
Love dogs? Or just need an excuse to get some exercise? Walking dogs, or hosting them in your home for a couple days while their owners are on vacation is a quick way of making some cash and is also a great way to get exercise and relieve stress. Who doesn’t love getting to hang out with a puppy every once in a while? The application process involves filling out your dog walking profile, completing a short video series as training, and listing your availability on your calendar. Once you’re done you can start walking as many dogs as your heart desires!
4. Become an Online Tutor!
Did well in high-school Math? Science? Sign up for an online Tutoring site like Chegg or Tutor.com and you’ll be making extra money in no time. These tutoring sites encourage previous experience but don’t require it – they just need to know that you have basic communication skills and were good at the subjects you want to tutor. The application process involves a couple questions about your academic background, online tests in the subjects you decide to tutor, and a brief series of training videos.
5. Become a Transcriptionist!
Have a computer? Fast typer? Becoming an online transcriptionist is one of the most underrated ways of making money on the side! In the past few years the demand for transcribing audio files like memos or lectures has gone way up – and you can make good money doing it! Sites like Transcribeanywhere.com and Transcribeme.com will direct you to your transcribing opportunities and these companies that will hire you in no time.