11 Remote Weekend Jobs to Boost Your Income (and Change Your Life)

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This is a guest post by linksignal.ai

A remote weekend job is a fantastic way to boost your income, save to start traveling the world, or even start an online lifestyle business which will, in time, give you the freedom to quit your day job and work from anywhere!

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that over the last 12 months, inflation rose to 4.9%.

So making extra cash these days can definitely improve your financials and boost your savings!

Here are 11 awesome remote weekend jobs to consider;

1. Start a Blog

No matter your interests or passions, these days you can start a blog and generate income either through advertising on your site, affiliate marketing or even selling your own products.

To get started, simply choose your niche/topic that you want to blog about, set up a hosting account, create a simple site using WordPress or Wix, and start writing!

If every weekend you could churn out 3 – 5 articles and schedule them all to be published through the week, it won’t be long before you start to build up your content and views.

Popular blogger Adam Enfroy generated over 7 figures in just 2 years of blogging. You can get more info about his blogging strategy here.

Screenshot of Adam Enfroy website Main landing Page

2. Sell Products on Amazon

Amazon has a program called FBA (fulfillment by Amazon). This means that they handle all the picking, packing, and distribution of products from their warehouses.

Your job is to source products to sell on the Amazon marketplace, negotiate with manufacturers and suppliers, ship the products to the warehouses, then list and promote your products on and off Amazon.

While this does require upfront investment to purchase stock, it’s a very lucrative business model.

The creator of this blog, Jo, and her husband generated over 7 figures within a year on Amazon and you can read their story here.

If you don’t have the investment to get started with this, here’s another Amazon option…

3. Retail Arbitrage

Rather than using an overseas supplier and FBA, another great weekend business model is retail arbitrage.

If you love to shop, then you’ll love this!

Your job is to work weekends bargain hunting and scouting shops, garage sales, discount stores, and such like, for cheap but quality products you can then resell on Amazon for a profit.

The upside is you spend Saturday shopping. The downside is you spend Sunday packing for shipping!

Jim Cockrum from Proven Replen Training is my recommended go-to resource for all things retail arbitrage, so find out more here. He and his team have helped thousands of people to earn over 6 figures a year with this method.

4. Start Dropshipping

Dropshipping means you act as the middle man between a product supplier and the customer. You find a great product you’d like to sell, advertise it on your website, and when a customer purchases, the order goes to the product supplier to fulfill.

You keep the difference between the price the customer pays you and what you’ve agreed to pay the supplier. It’s an easy way to make money, even for a newbie.

Apps like Oberlo & Spocket have changed the dropshipping game in the last few years and streamlined the whole process making it a super simple business model to set up.

Read Marc Chapons’ story about how he generated $178,492 in three months using Spocket to dropship.

Screenshot of Marc Chapon image inside a circle with white dotted background and it also shows his sales

This is definitely a easy side hustle you could start and maintain every weekend.

5. Sell on Etsy

If you’re creative or crafty, then Etsy could be the place for you.

A unique marketplace specializing in crafts, handmade and unique products, setting up an Etsy store is something you could do on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

Focus on taking amazing photographs of your products and listing them with great headlines and lots of relevant keywords.

If crafting at home isn’t your jam, these days you can even sell print-on-demand goods or digital Etsy printables. Simply design some templates in Canva and upload them to the site.

This is a remote weekend job well worth investigating further!

Screenshot og sample digital printables on etsy

6. Become a Freelance Writer

Do you love to write, but don’t fancy starting your own blog?

If so, start a new career as a freelance writer.

Simply sign up and create a profile on upwork.com, fiverr.com, or writersaccess.com. Setup the latest job alert and start bidding for remote jobs.

Pick topics and subjects you’re interested in and are confident you can do a good job with and earn anywhere between $0.04 – $0.15 a word depending on your skill levels.

Elna Cain started as a freelance writer and now runs her own freelance writing academy.

Screenshot of Elna Cain website Main Landing Page

7. Manage Other People’s Social Media

If you’re more of a Tiktoker than a writer, then maybe social media is a better fit for you. (I have a complete article on how to make money on tiktok if this is interesting to you)

As with freelance writing, create yourself a profile on one of the freelance sites and start a job search for social media manager roles.

Plenty of small to medium businesses are looking for help with their social media campaigns as it’s so hard to keep up with all the trends these days.

Your job will be to elicit information from the business and then create social media content which you can then schedule to go out through the week.

8. Work as a Virtual Assistant

Another awesome freelance role is becoming a virtual assistant.

From data entry, to laying out blog posts, creating social content, and conducting research, VA tasks vary from client to client.

List out your top skills, sign up with upwork.com or fiverr.com, or one of the other many freelance sites and start looking for roles you know you could fulfill.

Be sure to pick jobs that only need you during the weekends (there will be plenty I assure you) and start earning as soon as you land your first job!

9. Become a Videographer (or Photographer)

If you love to take photos or play with video editing apps on your phone, then becoming a modern-day photographer, videographer or video blogger could be for you.

So many companies and small businesses want to tap into the image/video-based economy we’re now living in and so honing your videography skills will go a long way to creating a lucrative weekend side hustle.

If you already have a million photos gathering dust in google photos or iphoto, why not start monetizing by selling images to stock photo sites like depositphotos.com or istock.com?

Even better, upload your photos to an Etsy store and sell them as wall art or digital images.

Screenshot of art showing mountain and river design for sale at Etsy

As a photographer, you can even take advantage of print on demand sites like Redbubble

10. Sell on Redbubble

Redbubble is a print-on-demand marketplace, meaning they house a catalog of blank products for you to add your designs to.

Products include t-shirts, mugs, canvases, face masks, clothes, candles, home decor, etc.

Your job is to create your own Redbubble storefront on their platform, add your images to their products and then sell like crazy.

If you’re a natural graphic designer, love playing with apps like Canva, or have a stack of unused images you want to monetize, a site like Redbubble could start to generate regular income for you.

Screenshit of different customs design selling on redbubble

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get started selling on Redbubble.

11. Amazon Ads Campaign Manager

If you enjoy marketing, creating ad copy and testing and tweaking paid ads, consider becoming an Amazon Ads Campaign Manager to unlock the door to endless possibilities in the ever-expanding ecommerce world.

With the rapid growth of online shopping, Amazon Advertising has emerged as a vital tool for businesses to reach their target audience and boost sales.

Completing the Amazon Ads Campaign Planning Certification will help you to master various ad solutions such as Sponsored Products, Sponsored Brands, and Sponsored Display.

This knowledge will equip you to create effective ad campaigns tailored to clients’ specific needs and goals, making you an invaluable asset to any organization.

screenshot of amazon ads campaign planning certification

Start a Weekend Remote Job and Change Your Life!

Whether you’re looking for a part-time job or just a way to make some extra cash, plenty of options are available.

Starting a weekend remote job could completely change the direction of your life and your financial future, giving you the opportunity to work your own schedule and work from home (or from anywhere in the world) permanently!

The best way to get started is simply to start.

Pick a model you think interests you and dive in.

Good luck!