29 June 2020 | 4 min read

8 Part-Time Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well


There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding the state of most jobs in the coming year. With work from home likely to become more common in the future, it’s increasingly clear that taking up as many jobs as possible is the only way to go. The supplementary source of income can also act as a cushion against a job loss or a pay cut. It could even turn into your primary source of income if you are passionate enough about the vocation. Luckily, the internet provides us with several ways to continue earning money on the side while pursuing our dreams. All you need to do is look and pick up a few new skills.

Also, don’t forget that while you are earning a little extra, it is also essential to invest your money strategically. We recommend you start a SIP { Systematic Investment Plan} which is the practice of investing a constant amount regularly in a Mutual Fund, generally on a fixed date every month. By investing in a fixed schedule, you avoid the complex or even impossible duty of trying to figure out the exact best time to invest. 

Voice-over Artist

Do your friends tell you that you have a rich deep voice? Are you capable of pulling off many different accents? If yes, scoring gigs as a voice-over artist may be an option for you. It pays surprisingly well, and if it’s something you enjoy, can be very fulfilling indeed.  

Private Tutor

Everyone has some skill, no matter how obscure, and should consider tutoring as a part-time job. Spreading knowledge you’ve accumulated over the years around can be one of the most fulfilling ways to spend a weekend — and isn’t a bad idea financially either!

Personal Shopper

If you’re the kind, who believes that they have an eye for fashion, and the street smarts to be on the look for the best deals continually, you could always consider looking for work as a personal shopper. Apart from being a tonne of fun, it could also be lucrative, provided you can find the right clientele.

Fitness Instructor

If you’re the kind who loves being around the gym and has the routine to prove it, you could always take up work as a personal fitness instructor. You could start by trying it out with friends and family, and once you’ve achieved results, there are hundreds of people who are willing to shell out for some fitness help.

Freelance Writer

If you have a way with words, on the other hand, there are always jobs for freelance writers online. From ghostwriting blogs to writing well-researched articles for publications to contributing reviews for websites, it can turn out to be a pretty lucrative side-job very quickly. Get on Google and start looking!

Yoga Instructor

According to CNN, yoga instructors make an average of around INR 2,00,000 annually, with an upper tier of instructors taking home over INR 4,0000 per year. Nothing good in life comes easy, of course, and building a sustainable, lucrative business as a yoga instructor takes a combination of hard work, exhaustive networking and physical stamina. Insider tip: It’s all about the private sessions if you want to earn big!


Of course, being a web-developer does require particular skills and a professional course at the very least. But if you’re willing to invest, it can turn out to be one of the most well-paid part-time jobs of this list.


Most of us are multilingual anyway, considering we’ve grown up in a country with such diverse languages. If you’re capable of speaking multiple languages, taking up work as a freelance translator, or in the world of dubbing is always on the table. You need to know where to look! 

Dog Walker/Pet Sitter

If you have a way with animals and enjoy spending more time around our furry friends then fellow humans, then there isn’t a better part-time job than being a dog-walker, or a pet-sitter. Plenty of families struggle to find the time to look after their pets, and will happily pay for some extra help.

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by Sagar Shah


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