If you work full time or have commitments in the day then you may feel that there is nothing you can do to make money. However, you have evenings and weekends available where you may be able to earn some. You may think that this is a waste of time, but there are actually a lot of options that you could consider.

Conventional evening or weekend work

You may be able to pick up some evening or weekend work. Many businesses employ people for these days. You may be able to do shifts at a supermarket or shop, for example. You may also be able to do a twilight shift in an office in the evenings. You may also be able to pick up work in restaurants or bars which are open during these hours or perhaps in a factory which is open for 24 hours. A lot of businesses do have shifts at these times and so it could be easy to find a job like this as long as you can find something that you feel you would be happy doing.

Setting up a business

One way to earn some money and choose your own hours is to set up a business. It can seem like a great way to be able to do what you want. However, it is worth noting that running a business is hard work. When you first set up you will have to put in a lot of hours and you will be unlikely to get any return for your efforts. It may be that only being able to commit evenings and weekends may not be enough as many new business owners have to commit these as well as the day time too. Even once you are established you will still have to work hard as you may be the only person doing the work or you may not be earning enough to be able to afford to pay anyone else. Many new businesses do not succeed so you will need to think hard about what you will need to do to make sure that you will not follow them.

Freelance work

You may be able to pick up some freelance work. This could be in anything that you are experienced in. You can find freelance jobs on some websites, which means that you can do so easily. You will be free to take on only the amount of work that you want to do and charge what you want. This can be flexible which can therefore fit well into evenings and weekends. However, you may be limited in how much work you can actually find. This will probably depend on what field you are freelancing in.

Temping work

A temping agency might have some work that you could do. You may find that they will be able to find you something in the evenings or the weekends as they will have a variety of things available. They are very unlikely to have any work from home jobs though. It obviously depends on the sort of work that you are looking for as to whether they will have something that will suit you. Try a selection of local temping agencies as some may specialise in the sorts of jobs that have evening and weekend shifts and some may not.

Online work

There are plenty of jobs that you can find online. However, you will have to look really hard to find something that pays a really decent amount. It is worth looking though as there will be some options available. It can be worth doing lower paid online jobs because it will bring in some income at a time when you may not be able to do other work. It may be that you want or need to be working form home and so this sort of job will be more likely to be a work form home job than others.

Monetise your hobby

If you have a hobby that you are good at then you may be able to find a way to make money out of that. You might be able to teach other people how to do it or sell things that you make. It will depend on the hobby but there are opportunities to make money out of many things as long as you are able to find a gap in the market. It can be fun doing this as you can do something that you enjoy and make money at the same time.

So, you can see that there are potentially a lot of opportunities available. You will have to think about what you might like to do and then investigate the possibilities. Hopefully you will be able to find something that will suit you and generate some extra income to help you to manage each month, top up your savings or pay off your loans.