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The Top Side Jobs for Making the Most Money

walkingThe American Dream is no longer synonymous with a 9-to-5 job and a white picket fence. It’s apparently achieved through a series of side gigs. Here are the top side jobs, according to Business Insider. Would you consider doing any of these for some extra cash?


Group fitness instructor

Pay: Up to $41 an hour

Description: Group Fitness Instructors have the responsibility for leading a full class through varying workouts. These instructors must have the capability of teaching a range of classes, such as; cycling, Zumba, Pilates, yoga, and numerous weight training efforts. To take this up as a second job, you’ll need several years of experience and (most of the time) teaching certifications.

Project assistant

Pay: Up to $25 an hour

Description: Depending on the company’s needs, the project assistant is typically hired on a per diem basis, to assist with specific projects or contribute during busier time periods. This work might include maintaining files or resources, analyzing data, and assisting full time staff with ongoing daily procedures. This role is often filled by people who have experience in the specific field or industry, and a bachelor’s degree in a related field is sometimes preferred.


Business Consultant

Pay: Up to $48 an hour

Description: With the ability to telecommute, Consultants may work with a variety of companies – handling questions, reviewing processes, and working to improve performance. Prior management or leadership experience is required, as well as a degree in a field related to the specific industry.

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Web designer

Pay: Up to $32 an hour

Description: Web designers are responsible for the graphic design components on websites. In this role, the designer creates and updates the design elements according to the business or organizations preferences. This side job does not always require a degree, rather, extensive design experience and knowledge is required.


Pay: Up to $19 an hour

Description: There are a variety of part-time bookkeeping jobs that exist, you just have to look for them. The responsibilities typically include using QuickBooks to perform accounts payable and accounts receivable functions for a business or organization. While a degree is not typically required, sufficient knowledge and relevant accounting skills are preferred.


Freelance photographer

Pay: Up to $20 an hour

Description: A second job as a photographer requires someone who is highly skilled in photography and related software used to edit and retouch photos – such as Adobe Photoshop. Work will typically require weekends, as weddings and special events will bring in the most money. Experience is always required, and a solid knowledge in graphic design is a plus.

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