Weekend JobsIn light of a poor economy and it being Friday, I thought I’d write an article for the personal finance section concerning some weekend jobs you could do to earn some extra cash.

Now weekend jobs are not exactly glamorous but if you are in need of some extra money these may be worth trying out.  In this poor economy a lot of people are looking for ways to make a few extra dollars here and there.  If you know where to look there are some pretty simple ways to work weekends.

We’ll call it the Weekend Warrior List:

  • Customer Service Based Jobs from Home: There are many companies that are looking for people to handle their customer service on the weekends.  Many companies have customer service “centers” (could be your home) that is open weekends and 24 hours a day.  They need help from people like you to handle the customer service needs.  A simple Google search for Home Based Customer Service Jobs will give you the options.  We do not endorse any company that offers this service.
  • Computer, Coding, Writing or Similar Skills: If you have skills in any of these areas there are some great options where you can sign up on certain websites and people can hire you to handle their online jobs.  If you are a good writer you could write articles for $10 a pop, Blog posts, website copy and more.  If you are technical, know coding or similar people can hire you for their web needs.  Even if you are just good at administration jobs people can hire you for that, hey you could do complete busy work for someone if you wanted too.  Two of these websites are oDesk.com and Elance.com. Check them out and see if you can get some weekend jobs lined up.  If you use these services there are ways you can actively seek out jobs and apply.
  • Odd Jobs Around Your Area: Perhaps you have some painting background, construction or even landscaping.  Posting up your skills on free classified websites like Craigslist.org may land you a couple of weekend jobs.  This is typically outdoor labor and is not for everyone, but if you are in need of some extra money it could help.  Just to give you a heads up Craigslist is very heavily used.  There are other local free classified websites you could try that may be a little more targeted for your area.  Google it.

If you have any other ideas for our readers of some Weekend Warrior Jobs please let us know in the comments.  Plus we’ll add to this list as ideas and opportunities arise.

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