List of Good Second Job Ideas

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Are you interested in getting a second job to supplement your income, exercise a talent, try out a new career field without leaving your current position, build new skills or meet new people? A second job can give you additional work experience to add to your resume, as well as boosting your income.

Types of Second Job Options

There are plenty of second job options and, in many cases, the companies that hire for these types of jobs don't expect a full-time commitment and will offer the flexibility to work around your schedule.

The trend in hiring is towards contract and part-time employment, so you will find plenty of flexible job opportunities available. 

In fact, many job applications will ask when you're available to work. With at least some of these jobs you can work online from home. In most cases, you will be able to work around your full-time job schedule without having to juggle where you have to be. Here are nine types of freelance jobs where there are plenty of opportunities to consider.

What types of employment might be suitable for a good second job? Here are some possibilities which might fit your situation, will help you earn some extra income, and generally won't interfere with your primary job:

Best Second Jobs

A - D

  • Bartender
  • Blogger
  • Call Center
  • Cashier
  • Child Care Provider
  • Cleaner
  • Coach
  • Comedian
  • Companion for the Elderly
  • Consultant
  • Construction Worker
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Craft Creator
  • Data Entry
  • Delivery
  • Dog Walker
  • Driveway Sealer

E - M

  • EBay Reseller
  • Editor
  • Event Planner
  • Flea Market Seller
  • Freelance Data Entry
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
  • Freelance Programmer/APP Developer
  • Freelance Web Designer
  • Freelance Writer
  • Home Health Worker
  • Host/Hostess
  • Hotel Front Desk Clerk
  • House Cleaner
  • Landscaper
  • Lifeguard
  • Mediator
  • Mystery Shopper
  • Medical Billing Service
  • Medical Transcriber
  • Musical Performer

N - Z

  • Night School Teacher
  • Painter
  • Party Planner
  • Pet Groomer
  • Pet Sitter
  • Pet Walker
  • Proofreader
  • Property Manager
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Restaurant Server
  • Retail Store Worker
  • Security Guard
  • Social Media Manager
  • Snow Removal/Plowing
  • Teaching Music Lessons
  • Telemarketer
  • Ticket Sales
  • Transcription
  • Translator
  • Travel Agent
  • Tutor
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Waitstaff
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Wedding Photographer/Videographer
  • Wedding Planner
  • Weekend Landscaper
  • Writer

Tips for Finding a Second Job

There are many other options as well, depending on what you like to do and the flexibility you have in your schedule. Here's advice on how to find a second job. These sites will help, if you're looking for freelance work.

Be Wary of Overloading Your Schedule

If you have a busy, stressful first job, be cautious about adding a second job to the equation. It may make more sense to consider looking for a new, higher paying full-time position than to look for a second job to supplement your income.

Review these guidelines for when it make sense - and when it doesn't - to look for a second job.

Read More: 15 Side Jobs to Make Extra Money

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