How to Make Money Outside of a 9-to-5 Office Job

The holidays are coming up, which means fun and family time. But unfortunately, it sometimes means a lot of end of the year bills and added costs.

For many, this time of the year can be stressful. Some people are doing their best to try and make ends meet. Some are looking to make a little extra money to save up for a rainy day.

There are several ways to make money in addition to the main job you already have. Read on to learn how to make money outside of a 9-to-5 office job or other day-time career.

  1. Becoming a General Contractor

If you are good with your hands and have some construction experience, you may want to consider becoming a part-time general contractor. Perhaps you already do small projects for friends and family and want to expand you base. You can become a general contractor in your spare time to make some extra money. If you do, you have to potential to bring in a significant amount of additional income.

In order to become a general contractor, one of the most important things is to get licenced. Once you are licenced, your opportunities open up and you can take on larger projects with larger companies.

In order to get licensed, you will need to study for the exam and pass it. Exams vary by state as well so make sure to learn the rules and regulations specific to the state in which you plan to work. For those looking for more information on how to become a general contractor, there are many sites online, such as,that can help make the process easy.

  1. Working for a Ride Share Service

In the last few years, one type of service that has become increasingly popular is the ride-sharing service. Ride-sharing services usually operate via a specially designed app for your mobile phone. It is similar to a traditional taxi service in which you call up a car with a driver to take you from point A to point B. Some of the most popular companies for ride sharing are Lyft and Uber.

If you have some extra time after your normal job, especially time in the evenings, driving for a ride sharing service is a great way to make extra money. Depending on how needed drivers are, you can make several hundred dollars in one week alone.

If you do decide to work for a ride sharing company, you are usually required to have a vehicle that meets certain requirements and that is newer than a certain year. They also require you to have an active insurance policy.

  1. Bartending

Bartending is one of the world’s oldest professions. Tending bar is a great way to make some extra money outside of your normal job. This is especially true because you can work nights and weekends. They offer bartending licences online and through special programs.

Typically, you have to be licenced for the specific state in which you are planning to bartend. Another great thing about bartending is that you typically make good tips. The only downside is that the hours tend to go late in to the night.

  1. Delivery Driving

Similar to working for a ride sharing type of company, there are also many independent companies out there that offer delivery services. Usually this is for food delivery but some companies deliver other goods as well. If you work as a delivery driver, make sure you have a reliable car and insurance on that car.

  1. Babysitting

Although some people think babysitting is only a job that teenagers get, there are many adult babysitters that do it regularly. If you have experience in child care, this could be a great option to do in the evenings and on weekends. Parents are always looking for responsible and qualified people to look after their children.

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