Sometimes it’s all about the money, money, money when that teeny-weeny sum of allowance just can’t last you through the week. Fret not; we’ve unearthed some of the highest paying part-time jobs out there that will earn you more dough!
IT Fair Promoters, $40/day
IT fairs are legendary amongst students for their pay (if you work hard that is). You get an average basic wage of around $40 per day, but of course you earn commission from the sales you bring in too. If you’re aggressive enough in sales, that amount can jump up to above $100 for just a day’s work. Job descriptions vary – some want you to be a sales promoter, some just want you to hand out flyers or samples, and some may even ask you to be a mascot. All of the above will involve a lot of leg power, but lets think of it this way, walking around all day can really help you tone up those gams!
Roadshow Promoters, $10/hour
Roadshows are the outdoor alternatives to the usually air-conditioned IT fairs. Depending on the company you work for, you can earn commission for pulling in clients. Okay, so you might have to endure the weather, but at least you don’t run the risk of being flattened by the hordes of deal-crazed customers who throng fairs looking for cheap discounts. If you’re lucky enough, you might even end up in a mall! Roadshow wages are equivalent to the wages you get for a better paid waitressing job, so it’s pretty common to see companies paying $10 per hour to their roadshow promoters.
Ah, the all-time favourite job of students everywhere. Some companies may even give you staff perks like free dinners or allow you to claim late night cab fees. The average salary range for a part-time waitressing job is between $7 to $12 for one hour. The average rate for waitressing is $7.50 per hour, so grab any that comes your way if it pays $10 and above for an hour!
Hint: definitely not at Starbucks or any fast-food chains
Put your stellar academic results to good use by giving tuition in your spare time. It’s times like these that you finally see some rewards for pulling all those all-nighters trying to find that elusive value of ‘x’. Knowing our fellow kiasu Singaporeans, there’s no lack of tuition opportunities out there, so keep your eyes peeled and start pulling some strings to land yourself a nice cushy tuition gig. If that fails, you can choose to sign up with tuition websites that match you with a tutee, but they tend to take a commission. Market rates for tuition jobs are around $15 to $50 per hour, depending on your qualifications and the education level of your tutee.
If you’ve got the gift of the gab and an uncanny knack for persuading people, you should definitely give telemarketing a go. With a basic salary range of $9 to $10 per hour and additional commission that comes with successful deals, this is definitely one of the better paying part-time jobs out there. It may seem boring dialling number after number and repeating the same lines over and over again, but hey, at least you get to do so in the safety and comfort of an air-conditioned room.
Tip: watch our for irate customers who may not take too kindly at being called up, which unfortunately, may be most of the people you call.
You may thumb your noses at this supposedly low-level job, but don’t dismiss it just yet. It has one of the highest hourly wages around, with employers paying up to $16 an hour! Skill-wise, it’ll help if you regularly help out with your own household chores (say thanks to your nagging mums) cause your employers will want to see something sparkle since they’re already paying for it. To get started, simply sign up with one of the numerous cleaning companies around and they’ll link you to a cleaning job. Admittedly, your friends may laugh at you for taking on this one, but you’ll have the last laugh – all the way to the bank.
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