Great Instant Cash Flow Jobs and Reliable Part-Time Income for Job Hunters and College Students; Earn More Than Unemployment Compensation Without the Hassle
By Darrell DiZoglio, CPRW of http://HighPerformanceResumes.com
Many ideas for cash-flow jobs follow, but first let's talk strategy. I recommend that you avoid filing for unemployment compensation entirely. Here's why, the income you receive is very low, the hassle you must go through to collect it is arduous, there's a two-week red tape delay before you are even eligible to receive unemployment compensation and it's just flat out more efficient and profitable to obtain immediate cash-flow job aka side hustle. Example, the maximum unemployment check in my state is $235/week vs. the average temporary/cash-flow job pays double or triple that per week depending how many hours you want to work. Meanwhile, you do not deplete your savings, you can pay your bills and you don't suffer from excessive stress during your job search. This means you can actually present yourself calmly and professionally to employers during job interviews, which is vital to your success because employers can sense desperation and you do not want to negotiate your new salary from a position of weakness. You want to be paid what you are worth. Thus, my recommendation to avoid unemployment compensation except as a last resort. Trust me, businesses everywhere need talent and temporary work/cash-flow jobs are abundant!
Work as an Uber or Lyft Driver: It’s an ideal situation for a temporary cash flow/part-time job for job hunters/college students/graduate school students – Fast cash, work whatever schedule suits you, flexible daily work and you can start immediately if you have a reliable vehicle. Now, if you possess good people skills and you can maximize your earnings by being present when people need rides the most: sporting events over, concerts over, bars closing, big attractions closing time, commuting times, being close to small-medium sized airports, train stations and bus stations etc. If your vehicle is in good shape and gets decent mileage than this temporary work pays far more than unemployment does. Plus, you can network and build relationships with your passengers because one of them could just be your new boss. 8v) It’s always a big plus (think bigger tips), if you can keep a cooler filled with cold bottled water for your thirsty clients (especially if you’re working during the summer or after the bars/nightclubs close). You can buy the bottled water at wholesale prices by the case at Costco, Sam’s Club or Walmart.
Virtual employment, Telecommuting Jobs or Working Remotely: Formerly known as work from home opportunities (that phrase is history because online scammers used it for decades to lure and then persuade them to fork over their hard-earned dough), this is a gigantic legitimate opportunity for all unemployed/underemployed or part-time professionals nationwide. Employers love it because it saves them big bucks on facilities, heating and air conditioning, furniture, PC workstations, payroll taxes and coffee/refreshments. Last time I checked, it’s so popular today that Googling “Virtual Employment Opportunities” yielded 4.3 million results and Googling “Virtual Employment” gave me 117 million results.
Virtual, Remote or Telecommuting Work is work that is completed from home or anywhere with a PC and Internet connection. This includes working as a Virtual Assistant (Administrative Assistant), Technical Support/PC Troubleshooter, doing data entry, writing/typing, editing, coaching, consulting, assembly work, coding, website development, website design, graphic design, tutoring, translating, interpreting, social media marketing, public relations, online marketing, life coaching, fitness coaching, weight-loss coaching etc. Obviously, Skype for Business is big help for many of these services.
Hotels, Motels, Casinos, Airports and Hospitals are open days, evenings, weekends and holidays, thus Hotels/Hospitals normally offer many great opportunities to cash in on evening and weekend employment including administrative work, Accounts Payable/ Receivable, Room Service Server, Concierge, Front Desk Clerk, Food Server/ Banquet Food Server, Valet Parker, Fine-Dining Waiter in popular restaurant, Bartender/Wine Server at wine bar, Security Guard, Sous Chef, Fry Cook, Salad & Desert Cook, Food Expediter, Shift Manager, Host/Hostess, Reservation Agent, Special Event Coordinator, Guest Services Manager, Sky Captains, Porters, Bell Hops, Short-Order Cooks etc.
Retail Stores need: Sales Clerks, Sales Specialists, Fine Jewelry Sales People, Furniture Sales People, Shelf Stockers, Customer Service Agents, Cashiers, Shift Managers, Department Managers, Delivery Drivers, Assemblers, Technicians etc.
Pizza Delivery/Restaurant Delivery: Domino’s, Papa John’s and all your local favorite pizza, Chinese/Japanese, Italian and BBQ restaurants offer delivery service. You are normally compensated at least three ways – Your hourly wage, a delivery fee charged on each order and tips from customers. Grub Hub is a delivery service that picks up, verifies orders are complete and delivers food from hundreds of local restaurants. This service is very popular because it gives consumers dining choices that were previously never available for local delivery.
Artist, Painter, Sculptor or Music Teacher: Create, Market and Sell Art using proven websites like Craigslist.org (art for sale), Yessy.com (a popular online marketplace for artists) and eBay.com (Online Auction and Buy Now Marketing to consumers). The great thing about becoming a professional Artist is you will get better and better at what you do if you will just stick with it. There are also countless mediums you can work in and experiment with while you are making money and improving. I have seen stunning modern mobiles made from discarded cans that sold for $99 each. The materials were from a recycling bin so the Artist’s time and talent was the only real expense (2 hours labor using common hand tools). That’s a healthy $50 per hour right there. Music Teachers average about $20-40 per session nationwide depending on location and private lessons are very popular with young musicians because it accelerates their learning curve with noticeable results.
Become an ESL Teacher (telecommute via video conferencing) to students in China, Japan, Spain, Mexico etc. English as a Second Language Teaching (ESL) certifications are widely available online. In addition to a fee for administrative services earning an ESL Teacher’s Certificate involves some study and passing an exam. Obviously, these positions are only for Native American/UK English Speakers because these schools/students are all paying to learn from a native speaker. The great thing about this job is that there are many opportunities to live abroad and see the world as an ESL Teacher. Another bonus is that you can benefit from living with a host family abroad and learning their language as well. Frankly, there’s no better way to become fluent in a second or third language than to become immersed in their country and culture. Only 8% of all professionals in the US are bilingual/multilingual (English and another major language).
Freelancer.com, Upwork.com, Remote.com, Guru.com, Craigslist.org and PeoplePerHour.com are all freelance websites where you can pick up “gigs”/short assignments/part-time work quickly. You will want to stick with areas where your skills are the strongest because each of these services has hundreds to thousands of freelancers looking for work and everyone’s performance is rated on a five-star system. This keeps people motivated to produce quality work and likewise, every business/professional that hires freelance talent pays for it in escrow so they will not take the work and disappear without paying.
Odd Jobs and Miscellanious services: TaskRabbit.com is a very popular service with busy professionals/executives and senior citizens. Many of the credentialed Task Rabbits that do chores ranging from housework and painting to shopping and household repairs are starving college students or professionals seeking reliable part-time income. Some people literally make their living as professional shoppers.
Photography: WeGoLook.com Photography and Inspection Service is a great resource for instant part-time cash. Alternatively, you can use your digital camera to create stock photos and then market and sell those online using the services of a Stock Photography Website. Buying HQ digital photos online is a huge business because so many businesses need photographs for websites, presentations, publicity, marketing and advertising purposes. If you want to stay independent you can advertise your photography services on Craigslist.org under services offered – Portraits, Boudoir, Wedding, Sports, Real Estate, Special Event photography etc.
Work as a Valet Parker who earns an hourly wage and tips while serving patrons of busy restaurants, entertainment venues and nightclubs. If you live in or near a major city, most downtown areas have a scarcity of free parking since office buildings often have 50-150 floors and most free parking is only on street level. Thus, there's a constant need for Parking Lot Attendants and Valet Parkers for many of the restaurants, night clubs and hotels downtown and in popular entertainment districts. It's not uncommon for Valets to earn over $100/per night in tips every Friday - Sunday and on holidays, after all you have their car keys and they want them back.
Become a Tutor, Coach or Consultant in a field where you already have expertise. All sorts of Colleges, Universities, Language Learning Centers, Test Preparation Services and Trade Schools hire Tutors for subjects like English, Math, Science and Medical related tutoring. People gifted with musical talent and ability often give students private lessons for $40 per hour. Three students per day on weekends at $40/hour each means you can earn an extra $240 per week working just two days per week.
Work as a Farm Hand, Ranch Hand, Fruit/Vegetable Picker or Weeder: Working on a farm is good honest work, it gets you out in the sunshine, keeps you active and you can enjoy the fresh air. It's a major upgrade over being trapped behind a desk all day. Also because it's active work with plenty of labor involved it keeps you slim and trim. Farms and ranches all over the US need help and you can often bring home the freshest produce, milk and eggs around without going to the grocery store.
Work as a Taxi or Limousine Driver; FedEx, UPS, USPS or Amazon.com Delivery Driver or work for a local courier services that delivers urgent VIP packages. With Uber and Lyft, you must use your own vehicle, so you will need to budget for essential vehicle maintenance, wear and tear and plenty of fuel. When you drive for a traditional employer like a taxi service, limousine service, FedEx, UPS, USPS or Amazon normally they will provide a vehicle to you and cover the commercial liability and comprehensive insurance along with maintenance and fuel. This is a big plus in my book.
Rent Out Spare Bedrooms/Finished Basement: If you are a homeowner or you have a lease that allows you to sublet a room/rent a room out in your existing home and you don’t mind a roommate, renting out a spare/guest room is a great idea for positive cash flow. Craigslist.org is probably the most popular way to advertise online since it is widely known and free for everyone. You can advertise under Roommates for regular monthly rent or you can advertise under short-term lodging to give visiting professionals who travel an affordable alternative to a hotel. AirBnB.com made this niche well-known and popular across the globe since you save significantly vs. hotels. If you are going this route, it might be wise to put good locks on some of your household doors, so everyone feels safe and to thwart people with sticky fingers.
Mr. Fix It/Handy Man/Repair Professional/Restoration Professional: You can offer your services as an apprentice handy man/repair specialist to a veteran Handy Man because there are many jobs that can be completed much faster with two people vs. one. Because you are working for a business that is already established, you will have no marketing, advertising or vehicle/travel expenses. There are many types of specialty repair/restoration businesses including Furniture, Auto and Household Repairs.
Special Event/Sports/Concert Vendor/Event/Portrait Photographer – Those people who sell Beer, Soda/Water, Popcorn, Hotdogs, Peanuts, Souvenirs and Ice Cream at sporting events, concerts, special events etc. actually make decent money thanks to tips. It’s not uncommon for vendors to receive a $1 or $2 tip for each round of beers they deliver because patrons are thankful they do not have to miss more of the game waiting in line at the concession stands. Event photographers are employees with photography skills and their own camera equipment who offer official photographs of friends and family at a sporting event, museum or concert. Customers pay for the photos on the spot and retrieve them online after the event is over knowing that these photos will be better than any they take because pro photographers have serious skills and commercial grade equipment.
Become a Truck Driver/Tractor Trailer Truck Driver: There is a serious nationwide shortage of truck drivers, especially for larger trucking, transportation, delivery and logistic companies that use tractor trailers. The good news is you do not need a commercial truck drivers license to drive Bob Cat Trucks. These trucks are only 16-20 feet long and they are commonly used by many businesses for short-haul deliveries. Thus, if you have a good driving record you can be employed instantly. Many of the larger companies will pay you to go through their Truck Driver Training Program and give you a sign on bonus for completing training. After that you are an employee (W-2), so they pay all the expenses including fuel, maintenance and commercial insurance. This is a great way to start out in the business, once you have more experience you will find out who the best employers are in the business by word of mouth, you can move up into management and you can also double your annual earnings be becoming an owner operator/business owner. Note: there are plenty of local Truck Driver positions nationwide where you can still have plenty of family time.
Bail Bond Agency Employment: These establishments are open 24 hours-7 days a week and in exchange for some type of collateral (e.g. a real estate title) their clients receive enough bail to be released from jail until a court decision is rendered in criminal court. The bail is put up so that a suspected criminal doesn't miss their court date and flee the country to escape justice. They need Sales Representatives, Administrative Assistants/Processors, Underwriters, Skip-Tracers, Managers and Bail Bond Agents (those who retrieve and apprehend criminals who missed their court dates and fled). You can work nights in a Bail Bond office while you are searching for your #1 most desired job and earn $15-$20/hour plus overtime on Sundays while you are in a job search. However, the criminal justice field is also a safe and secure career choice that's normally immune from layoffs.
Security Guard/Armed Security Guard/Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Safety Officer/TSA Inspector:
Everywhere there is an airport, the TSA will be glad to provide you with steady employment and often the option to earn overtime pay since airports are open 24-7, 365 days a year. You will start with paid training on security, safety and being a trained observer. After that you can earn $15/hour or more depending on experience with steady raises, promotion opportunities, the opportunity to advance into management and federal government benefits including thrift savings for retirement. This may not be the most exciting job in the world, but you are part of the team that shields our airports from terrorist attacks, so it's very fulfilling and satisfying work. It's very helpful if you are bilingual or multilingual of course. Security Guards, Armed Security Guards, Bodyguards and Nightclub Bouncer jobs are also ideal choices for instant cash flow jobs because banks, casinos, nightclubs, gentlemen's clubs, concert arenas, sports stadiums/arenas and armed cash delivery services like Brinks are always hiring since people often advance to Police Officer or other professional careers once they graduate college.
Learn to use modern tax preparation software and sign on with HR Block or a similar company to provide consumers with Federal & State Income Tax Filing Assistance. Most tax preparation companies will train you and certify you for free if you sign up to work for them of course. Business during tax filing season is very brisk and you can enjoy working in a nice air conditioned office too. Tax season starts every January and runs through the end of May, so may professionals benefit from this extra seasonal income either full or part-time. Why not you?
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