Are you looking for a full-time job in the summer that pays well? Or would you rather travel the world and work a more flexible schedule?
Whatever the case may be, you have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to finding a legit job.
Summer jobs are fantastic for several reasons, especially because the commitment may be shorter than a regular job. Not only that, you can explore a new career and potentially find that you're incredibly passionate about something you wouldn't have tried otherwise.
Below are 15 awesome summer jobs that not only pay well, but have great benefits!
1. Teach English with VIPKID
Teaching English online is a great way to make income at home, while on your own schedule. You're also helping people learn English, which gives them the ability to talk to over 1.5 billion people around the world. That’s pretty amazing when you think about it!
In 2016, a teacher made $75,000 teaching children English. He did this by using an online platform called VIPKID.
Fun facts about VIPKID:
- VIPKID was ranked the #1 remote job of 2018 by Forbes Magazine
- You can set your own schedule and work as little or as many hours as you'd like
- YouTube has a ton of examples and tips from VIPKID teachers of how to be best prepared for the interview process
Requirements to become a VIPKID teacher:
- Exposure to the American or Candian K-12 education system
- Minimum 1 year of traditional teaching experience OR the equivalent in Mentoring, Tutoring, Alternative education, Coaching, Supervising, Pastors, Church Leaders, Nursery School Assistants, etc.
- Bachelor’s degree
If you pass these requirements, apply here.
2. Walk dogs on Rover
Hang out with dogs and get paid? It sounds too good to be true! Luckily, it's not. I've been using Rover to make side income for months.
You can set up your own hours, pay, and area of proximity you'd like to work in. There is no shortage of jobs, and even if you have no reviews, you will get contacted for a job (as long as you have a good profile, that is!).
3. Sell on Amazon
The first year that Jessica’s family ran their Amazon FBA business together, working less than 20 hours a week total, they made over 6 figures profit.
If you're interested in learning more about this side hustle (or full-time job), Jessica has a FREE 7-day course that tells you everything you need to get started selling on Amazon.
The course includes:
- Understand WHY Amazon is the perfect platform for building a business
- How leveraging the fulfillment power of Amazon leaves your home free from piles of inventory
- The way we buy inventory that built over six figures in profit our first full year
- How to choose the perfect items to sell that people want and will make you money
- What tools we use to save time and be the most efficient in our business
4. Freelance Proofreader
In 2014, Caitlin, of Proofread Anywhere, made slightly over $43,000 as a freelance proofreader, while also going on several fun vacations.
If you want to find out how she makes a full-time income as a freelance proofreader, you can try her FREE 45-minute workshop that will give you tons of great info on becoming a freelance proofreader.
Did you know you can make money from blogging? While it's not a get rich quick scheme, blogging can be a great way to work from home and support you and your family. You get to help people from all over the world while creating content that inspires and motivates others to live their best life.
I make $5,000 a month blogging and I'm also a full-time student in college. It's more than possible to make money from blogging!
Are you interested in starting a blog and becoming a full-time blogger? If so, check out my FREE 7-day course that will tell you everything you need to know, including how to create your own blog from scratch, essential blogging tools successful bloggers use, how to monetize your blog, grow a loyal audience, and so much more!
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6. Flipping Items
A flipper is someone who flips products for profit. My friend Melissa, of Flipper University, created a guide that teaches people her secrets and strategies for reaching over $100k in sales after their first year of full-time flipping.
These are a few of the things she’s flipped for profit:
- An item that they bought for $10 and flipped for $200 just 6 minutes later.
- A security tower they bought for $6,200 and flipped for $25,000 just one month later.
- A prosthetic leg that they bought for $30 at a flea market and sold for $1,000 on eBay the next day.
She even created a course called Flipper University that teaches students how to become a successful flipper. Melissa says her students can expect to make $500-$2,500 per month in their first year.
7. Teaching English with Magic Ears
Magic Ears is a company based in China that hires English speakers from the U.S. and Canada to teach English.
Don't have teaching experience? No bachelor's degree or teaching certifications? No problem.
Magic Ears pays teachers up to $26 per hour and provides all the curriculum for you.
8. Facebook Ad Manager
Did you know you can become a Facebook Ads Manager for businesses and make an extra $1,000 to $2,000 a month?
You don't need a website or prior experience to do this. You can even learn how to become a Facebook Ads Manager in less than 28 days with the Facebook Side Hustle Course. This course works, and it even gives you access to a private group that is full of testimonials.
Check out the testimonials here and see people who are making up to $10,000 per month doing this.
9. Pick up garbage
The garbage pickup business is incredible for several reasons: 1) There's a high demand for it, 2) It's recession proof, and 3) It helps the environment. Not only that, you can make pretty great money, while also getting in a great work out. Brian has also found many treasures during his cleanup, including $600 that was thrown away in a dumpster.
If you're interested in this opportunity, check out Brian's book, CleanLots, where he tells you everything you need to know to get started, which also includes free phone support to get your business up and running.
10. Pinterest Virtual Assistant
Unless you've been living in a box for the past 10 years, you've probably heard of Pinterest by now.
Pinterest is used by over 200 million people around the world. Thousands of brands and businesses are taking advantage of the platform.
A Pinterest VA is in charge of many things including but not limited to: S
11. Amazon Flex
All you do is drop packages off to people. You create your own schedule and get paid pretty well, too.
Amazon Flex employees make between $18-$25 an hour with a flexible schedule.
12. Cruise Employee
Working and living on a cruise is a great way to see the world and experience other cultures without paying thousands of dollars. You can save a lot of the money you make on board since you pay for very few expenses.
However, work days can be very long and tiring depending on what kind of job you hold on the cruise.
Some of the top cruise lines to apply for are:
13. Summer Camp Counselor
Working at a summer camp offers several benefits such as building your resume and skills, meeting people from all around the world, having fun and going on adventures, and a lot more.
If you're interested in learning more about becoming a summer camp counselor, check out Great Camp Jobs.
14. Travel Guide
Companies all around the world are looking for tour guides to showcase their city.
Even cooler, travel companies are hiring people who are enthusiastic about travel.
BusAbout recently closed applications for their “Travel Squad” assignment which will be giving 4 people a trip of a lifetime. Though applications are closed, this is why it's important to follow these travel companies on social media! You'll be one of the first to find out when a company is hiring.
The average pay for lifeguards is between $9-$16 per hour, making this a fun job for the summer time.
Lifeguards generally work at swim schools, beaches, YMCA's, Hot Springs, and destination hot spots.Candidates generally need an American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR, and First Aid Certifications.
What do you plan on doing this summer? Tell us in the comments!
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