21 high-paying side jobs you can do in your spare time
- Many of these lucrative side jobs can pay up to $50/hour.
- Part-time and remote opportunities allow you to choose a side job that works with your regular work schedule.
- A Bachelor's degree or higher education isn't necessarily required - many side jobs favor work experience or other skills.
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Want to make a little extra cash without having to leave the job you already have? You may want to consider picking up a side gig.
Side jobs allow you to take what you love - a passion, a hobby, etc. - and turn a profit. If you've ever wanted to start your own food photography blog, teach a yoga class, or hone your HTML coding skills, for example, side jobs in these professions can allow you to boost your income while pursuing those interests.FlexJobs, a job board focused on remote, part-time, and flexible positions, recently put together a list of the highest-paying side jobs for Business Insider. To compile the list, FlexJobs looked through their own database of jobs to find those that part-time and/or remote (which means they're likely flexible positions where you can adjust your hours to fit around your busy schedule), and then turned to Payscale and ZipRecruiter to find the average hourly pay for each position to find the top-paying jobs. Most of the jobs on the list do not require any formal or specific education or degrees.
Here's FlexJobs' list of high-paying side jobs you may want to consider, listed from the lowest hourly pay rate to the highest: