If you have teaching experience on your resume, look through current job openings or post that you're seeking a tutoring job on Care.com. Tutors can land rates as high as $65 per hour, but you should expect to work about four hours per week, according to AARP.
Summer is the perfect time to get a swim instructor certification through the Red Cross so that you can qualify to teach swim lessons at a YMCA pool, a city pool, or a private swim school.
If you live in a major city that's prone to visitors, use Indeed to find summer tour guide openings. Whether you walk and talk or give bike tours, it's a fun way to get exercise while meeting new people.
Since there are hundreds of camps across the United States, finding a position at a summer camp can seem like a daunting task — but it shouldn't. You can search openings through the American Camp Association (ACA) or attend camp job fairs to learn about opportunities.
If you have a way with words, search job listing sites like LinkedIn, Indeed, and Monster for freelance opportunities. Another option: Creative Circle, where you can set email alerts for freelance jobs that apply to your experience and job level.
Did you know being an Airbnb host is actually the most profitable side job? Hosts can earn an average of $924 per month, according to research from Earnest. Before diving in head first and buying a second home, test drive this gig by renting out a room in your home.
At Care.com and Task Rabbit, you can list yourself as a "Pet Nanny" or "Pet Concierge," and people in need of a sitter will you. Fetch! Pet Care is another site for sitters and if you really wanting to make it official, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) offers an online certification course, so you can turn you work into a legitimate business, according to AARP.
Even though there are several requirements before becoming an Uber or Lyft driver, it's an easy way to make extra money. Drivers at both companies earn about the same per month, according to Earnest, but if you're looking to earn more, try working for both. Another tip: Fares increase with time in distance and also when demand is higher than normal.
At a local nursery, you can tend to plants and answer customers' gardening questions. More demanding tasks like stacking trees or packing plants for orders might also be part of the role. Little to no experience is required as you'll get training on the job, and you can expect pay to be close to minimum hourly wage, according to AARP.
If you're an exercise fanatic, share your passion by becoming a certified fitness instructor for Zumba, yoga, or Jazzercise. Stop by local gyms or other boutique fitness companies to see what certifications you might need for open instructor positions.
If you live near a Major League Baseball stadium, you can use Teamwork Online to search for seasonal openings in food and beverage, ticket sales, technical services, event staff, and more. And for even more opportunities, check out the official employment service of Minor League Baseball, PBEO.com.
Similar to the steps it takes to find pet-sitting jobs, check Care.com, Task Rabbit, and Fetch! Pet Care to list yourself as an available summer dog walker. Talk about a fun way to get some sun (and exercise) while making money.
With no formal education credential required, these positions (including ride operators, waiters, vendor cashiers, ticket takers, custodians, and security guards) are great for teens or retirees. The pay range is around $8 to $15 per hour and employees typically get free passes for friends and family as an added perk.
If you have a seasonal summer farmer's market in your area, check to see what job openings are available. Since most kiosks are run by farmers or small business owners, they can often use an extra set of hands.