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Part-time Jobs That Might Just Be The Ticket

By on June 26, 2020

It’s no secret that African Americans continue to lag in acquiring the good paying jobs.

In an already worsening situation of the labor market of the United States, COVID19 has only compounded the issue. Some emerging part-time jobs may be just the solution. 

One reason seems to be attributed to  the long-standing problem of racism. A black person in America often has to do more than enough to achieve success in life than white people in the same job in the US. These things don’t seem to be under control because the racial bias in hiring is still not getting eradicated.

In all of this, minorities like black people and black families are facing many hardships. There are one fourth or one-third families that are headed by black heads of household facing over-crowded living conditions difficulty in arranging food for the family all the time.  They don’t get a job the easy way most of the time. But there is still hope because there are many other ways a person of color can earn. Also, there are still jobs and work positions that do not discriminate. 

If you have a job and work 9 to 5 and still need some money to support the family needs then don’t you worry.

In this article, the list is compiled of weekend jobs and part-time jobs that do not require you to have degrees or years of experience. If you are a black American and facing some cash or money problems, do check out our shortlist to find a weekend job that suits you to earn some extra bucks.

Weekend Part-time Job Ideas:

Find a weekend job or do part-time work, and always choose what you like and enjoy doing that job. 

Become a Freelance Writer or do Blogging:

If you love to write, start writing for blogs or on freelancing sites. Sell your hours on these online sites. You can join any big platform like Fiverr, Upwork or PeoplePerHour. Make long term clients and keep writing as long as you can according to your needs. The beauty of this one is you get to make your schedule of work hours, all while staying at home. You could start a blog on a specific topic that you have knowledge of and know a lot about. You can continue to earn from just writing consistently for your blog.

 

Become a Driver:

Do you like driving? Are you familiar with the roads in your city? If yes, then there are a lot of flexible ways you can earn just by driving for people. Today’s driving jobs are flexible enough that you can make your schedule for work hours. You have the option to choose to work for companies like 

  • Uber 
  • Lyft 
  • UPS 
  • Amazon Flex

Delivery drivers are one of the best weekend part-time jobs paid on an hourly basis. With that said, many of the services like Lyft and UberEats pay weekly. UberEats can even be done by bicycle. 

 

Join Customer Service:

One of the best weekend jobs an African American can do for some extra bucks on weekends is getting into the customer service field. Many “Help Desk” jobs require only knowledge and communication control and little experience. And if you are a person who can talk for long and who can sit around can apply for such jobs that only need you to work on weekends.

 

Become a Photographer:

If you love taking photos of things and people start working as a solo wedding photographer. Make pictures of people’s favourite moments, and with time if you get the recognition you can even turn your passion for photography into a full-time job or business.

 

Become an online Amazon/eBay seller:

On weekends online sales increase by ten times, if you start your online selling business, you can manage most of the things just on weekends. Amazon FBA can take care of your orders. It is a great way to earn money as there are chances of you becoming one of those 16% people who earn more than a million from online sales each year if everything goes right for you. You will need some investment but not much that you cannot handle You can turn your weekend work to business.

Don’t give up and think outside the box:  Part-time jobs

As black Americans face hardships in securing well paying jobs, there are other ways to overcome these hardships. But if you are already working a 9 to 5 job and want to add-on a little more, you have so many options to choose from, all you need is to give extra time to earn those extra bucks.

 

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