For a long time I’ve been trying to figure out how to save more money. I need to save money, but I’m in a bind because I can not trim anything else from my budget. I’ve budgeted down to the cents, which is not a good thing. I could always hope and pray that I get a raise, but if I don’t, I would have failed before I even started.
Many years ago, I came up with the idea to get a part-time job. And since then I’ve realised first-hand that finding a part-time job is hard. A part-time job would definitely work if you had lots of spare time outside of your regular job. But it becomes more difficult if you have commitments ( family, studies etc.). Some part-time jobs which immediately came to mind include wait staff in restaurants, night-time hotel staff, housekeepers, merchandisers and supermarket display staff.
I know a girl who has a regular job and a part-time job. During the day she works at a doctor’s office and in the evenings she works as an office cleaner. She admits that it’s hard, especially because she has children and has to leave them with relatives. But she’s only doing it to save some money so that she can provide for her family and achieve some of the things she wants to in life.
There are also “at-home” part-time jobs, but these are hard to find as well. Some of the jobs that I can think of that don’t require you to leave home include writers, babysitters, designers (e.g graphic, some interior designers) and consultants. I’ve only recently started writing, but I’m going to try to get into paid writing at some point in the near future.
Another option is to start your own business. If you have a skill or you’re good at something, you could build it into a business. This would be especially worthwhile, if you don’t need huge start-up capital to get the business going. I think that this might be my favourite choice to get a part-time job. From my readings, it seems as though things are going to get harder and businesses are going to cut back on their expenses and it’s inevitable that people will lose their jobs.