There is an opinion that for one to lead a comfortable lifestyle, he should have at least four streams of income. Well, having four streams of income is easier said than done, especially if you have a full-time job that demands a lot of your time. Having a part-time job that allows you to work only a few hours every day, is the way to go. HubforJobs have compiled a list of the best positions to work part-time jobs and grouped them into categories for you. Read through this article and make your pick on the most suitable one for you.
Freelance Part-time Jobs
The beautiful thing about freelance job positions is that you can easily combine them with your main job, and take on several gigs at the same time. These job positions are also suitable for students. Some of the most common part-time jobs in Nigeria include:
Ever gotten a package delivered and recognized the rider as an employee working with an establishment you patronize? This job is perfect for people who work a 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday job so generally have evenings and weekends free. Most deliveries happen in the evenings and on weekends so it will fit into their schedule just right. All that is needed to get started is a car or motorbike, a delivery box, good knowledge of the fastest routes, and a driver’s license. Perks of this job include a flexible schedule and freebies/discounts on the company’s products. Of course, if you do not want to work for any company, you can simply spread the word and have people book your services directly when they need to make deliveries.
This is another job that attracts a lot of freebies. Working in the capacity of a brand ambassador for any company or agency, allows you the freedom to work whenever you like, provided you continuously advertise their products or services and reel in paying customers. You will only be required to be present in brand events and programs. A huge perk of this job is that you do not need to be physically present in an office to function; you can work online or offline. The best part, you can be a brand ambassador to different brands at the same time (provided they do not belong to the same industry) and still work a full-time job!
Fitness Coach/Gym Instructor
Turn your love for workout sessions into a passion that brings you money. You can work with individuals as a personal trainer, or work with a group of persons as an instructor. Experts advise that workouts should be done in the mornings, so you could fit a session with your student(s) in the morning before you leave for your main job, or have them self-train, and evaluate their progress by the weekend. Your job is to guide people to achieve their fitness goals. As a fitness coach/ gym instructor, you get paid to give workout training and burn some calories while at it. It’s a win-win.
As an estate caretaker, your job is to oversee the affairs of a leased estate or compound in the absence of the landlord. This job doesn’t require you to be physically present all the time. Some landlords prefer to have the caretaker live in the compound with the rest of the tenants, so the job offer mostly comes with free accommodation. All you have to do is live in the house and stay up-to-date on things happening in the compound and its environs, it does not interfere with a full-time job at all. The caretaker may also be responsible for scheduling repairs and renovations when necessary.
Social Media Handler/ Manager
Social media handlers are in demand for businesses and brands looking to boost their online presence. Celebrities and busy professionals also require a manager for their social media accounts. The responsibilities of this role include drawing up a social media engagement plan and creating content for engagement. Social media managers are well paid and sought after for their skills rather than qualifications.
If you are good at a particular course or skill set, you could become a coach and mentor others to be better at it for a small charge. With the world inclined toward digital skills right now, we have seen the rise of Copywriting Coaches, Graphic Design tutors, UI/UX Design instructors, and many others.
With the boost in the patronage of rideshare apps like Bolt and Uber, becoming a cab driver is now lucrative. You sign up on the app and get notified every time someone books a cab ride in an area close to your current location. You will be required to pay a commission to the company at the end of the month. All you need is a working private vehicle, driver’s license, insurance, and data to get started. Hop into your car after a day’s job and turn on your Bolt Driver’s app for some extra cash.
There will always be an audience for whatever product you have to sell. With the advent of e-commerce, you don’t need a physical shop to sell anything, simply sell it online. For artworks and craftworks, a lucrative platform is Etsy; for car spare parts and already used goods, Jiji is a great option; for electronic gadgets and accessories, Jumia has a wide audience. Whatever you want to sell, there is an online platform for it. You can sit at your desk in the office and sort out orders.
Make your exceptional cooking skills bring income to you. If you have a work-from-home job, becoming a food vendor will be a profitable side hustle for you. All you have to do is prepare sumptuous dishes according to customers’ orders and employ the services of a dispatch rider for the delivery.
Like the food vendor, the pastries chef can conveniently bake pastries for delivery to customers by a dispatch rider. He can also become a regular baked goods supplier to restaurants and snack shops.
Part-time Jobs for People with Limitations
Part-time jobs are also ideal for people who cannot go through the stress of a full-time 9 am to 5 pm job, such as nursing mothers, people with challenging health conditions, and those who are differently-abled. Job opportunities open to this set of individuals often come with the flexibility of working from home. They include:
Customer Service Representatives
This is a desk job and does not require much experience or qualifications. It is suitable for people who can’t stand or move around for long. The customer service rep is responsible for attending to customer inquiries and complaints. Depending on the hiring company, personnel working in this capacity works remotely and in shifts.
Call Center Representative
A call center rep is responsible for receiving incoming calls from clients on the company’s phone line. All that is required for the job are good communication skills, a headset, and a phone. It doesn’t require much experience; most call center reps are trained on the job. The job offer comes with flexible working workers and is sometimes fully remote. It is suitable for people who have difficulty moving around as it is a desk job.
This is often a fully remote job that only requires personnel to interact with company clients via text-sharing social media platforms. People with speech difficulties will find this position suitable.
Working as a counselor in an establishment allows you the opportunity to positively impact the lives of people without all the hassle of a regular job. Counselors don’t work long hours and may not be required to come in every day of the week. However, this position is usually an on-site job.
Other Remote Part-time Jobs in Nigeria Include:
A blogger writes content for blog sites. There are several diverse niches, such as food blogging, Fashion and entertainment blogging, health-related content blogging, and so on.
Virtual assistants fulfill the same duties as office assistants, except that the former work online.
Data Entry jobs
Data entry job positions include typists, office assistants, and so on. See the article on Data Entry jobs here.
Market Survey Specialist
The role of this professional is to conduct market research on behalf of clients looking to launch a new service or product.
Graphic designers create captivating visuals for advertisement purposes. The works of a graphic designer include; fliers, logos, book covers, banners, and so on.
An affiliate marketer works like a middleman to bring desired products or services to customers from companies that sell them. He gets a commission for every successful sale.
The role of a digital marketer is the same as that of a brand marketer, except that the digital marketer works online using social media as a marketing channel.
A part-time job is often regarded as a side hustle; an additional source of income to the main job. However, if faced committedly full-time, some of these jobs could bring in a lot of money. They could also be great options to start with while waiting to get your dream job. Remember to only get involved in a job you enjoy and have skills for, so it can be rewarding for you.
I hope you found this article helpful. Best of luck!