I am a big fan of work that I can get done before the kids wake up and also makes me feel productive. Probably why I work for a small press...and probably why I write for a living. I don't live on a standard schedule. Our entire family isn't the 9-to-5 type....never have been and never will be. All of these jobs are perfect for the non-traditional working family.
The list is below. I didn't feel the need to write tons about each of the places because you can find out for yourself if it is right for you. There are ZERO affiliate links here...just to be clear.
- Usertesting: You test online interfaces and other marketing products for companies. You get paid up to $10 for each test that you perform. This is menial work, but it may pay the bills.
- Shipt: This is a great service to work for if you have a car and/or live in a big city. You get paid to deliver groceries and can make around $20 hour. You do need a smartphone and reliable transportation. I email them to see if car-sharing counts as reliable transportation.
- Applied Medical Services: A medical billing company. I didn't sign up for this one b/c I am not a medical biller, but if you have experience in that field, this could be a wonderful option.
- Brainmass.com: BrainMass is an online academic tutoring site. You must have a graduate degree to apply. This may be a wash, but it was hard to tell because it sounded like a solid job...but I think having a degree in STEM would make you a better fit.
- Wegolook.com: You can become a Looker and make 15-20 bucks. You do inspections or tasks for others who are too lazy to do it themselves. I signed up, but haven't followed through just yet. I think being in a bigger city would help, which is why I'm trying to convince the team to relocate back to Portland!
- Speak Write: This is a dictation.transcription service. According to their site, they are looking for general and legal transcriptionists. I would say that you could make a few hundred bucks a month typing for them, which might pay off a bill or two. The average pay is $12-15 an hour, but according to some reviews, this isn't true because there isn't enough work to go around.
- ETS: I can personally vouch for ETS, as I have been working for them for years. I rate SAT and GRE scores every fall and it is a great way to make real money (15 an hour) on top of my real job.