At this time in the summer, most college students are asking themselves the same questions: what am I going to do this summer? Where am I going to work? How can I enhance my resume? How can I make some cash fast!? Well here are the top ten easiest ways to make money this summer while also being your own boss. Most of these jobs also pay cash, meaning instant money in your pocket!
At this time, high school and middle school students are still in school preparing for final exams, ready to finish out the year. You can help! Once the school year ends, plenty of kids will need help with summer work, reading comprehension and possibly summer school work. If you specialize in one subject or many, offer your help to the parents and students in your area. Being a tutor is both rewarding and profitable. It is something I personally love dedicating my time to, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is patient, organized and ready to work.
It is summer time, and teens aren’t the only ones looking to go out at night and have some fun. Many parents with young children will be dying to get a night out alone. That is your opportunity to make some cash and give people a night to themselves, which will be greatly appreciated. Babysitting can be challenging, but it is also fun and perfect for anyone with high energy!
School is ending, however parents are still working. If you like kids and are ready to be on the go, being a nanny is a great way to make money. There are endless activities to do outside, there is no making kids go to bed, and the best part — you will be able to keep your nights open to see your friends!
- House Sitting
Tons of people go away on vacation during the summer and need someone to collect their mail, water their plants, and make sure everything is okay and the house feels lived in with nothing happening to it. If you hear that people are going away, especially for extended periods of time, offer to house sit. Offer to make sure all is well and watch over a person’s house to be sure everything is in great shape for when they come home.
- Pet Sitting
Sometimes people can’t bring their pets on vacation, and someone needs to be around to feed the pets, give them water, walk them and give them love and attention. Pets need to be cared for, and sometimes during the summer people are looking for someone to watch their beloved fluffy family members while they are away. If you like animals and are willing, responsible and consistent, offer to pet sit and make money while caring for a furry friend.
- Dog Walking
A lot of people work and probably don’t have time to run home and make sure their canine companion gets the exercise they need and deserve. If you are willing to be active, responsible and are good with animals, offer to dog walk. The owners and their four legged friends will greatly appreciate it.
If you are trained and certified, apply to public pools and private clubs in your area. If people are having pool parties at their personal pools or just having kids over to swim, offer to lifeguard. Lifeguards are always needed, and so long as you are trained it is an easy way to make money for the summer.
- Food Service
Restaurants need waiters, waitresses, bartenders, hosts and hostesses. Clubs need people to work the snack bar, serve drinks, and restock ketchup dispensers, napkin holders and the works. Camps and gyms even need people around to cook, clean and get things together. Food service is a great way to meet people and build a friendly and supportive working environment. If you are good under pressure, friendly, patient and good at working with people, this could be the summer job for you!
- Food Delivery
If you have a car at your disposal, look around your neighborhood and see if any food places are hiring delivery people. Plenty of local food establishments need someone to take the orders to where they need to go promptly, and you may be the perfect candidate.
- Being a Camp Counselor
Being a camp counselor puts you in a working environment with people your age, allows you to play with kids, and lets you go back to your own days as a camper to relive the fun, the spirit and the bonding. If you loved camp as a kid and are good with kids, this is the perfect job to make friends your own age and relive your childhood.