Easy Ways To Earn Extra Money

Budgeting for your daily needs and paying debts is always hard especially when you are either working or studying. That’s why it’s a great idea to look for some ways to earn extra money over the weekends or during your free time. Here are some easy ways for you to earn extra money…

Babysitting / Nanny

Are you good at taking care of kids? This job is for you. There are a lot of advertisements from agencies online or you can also advertise your services through groups on Facebook as well. You can sign-up and be registered with these agencies for a faster placement. Service rates start from $25 – $35 an hour!

Handy Tip: You will need a Working with Child Check and First aid and CPR certifications.

Retail Job

If babysitting is not for you, try working in retail. There are a lot of retail jobs to choose from! From being a cashier to a warehouse worker and many more. If you worry that it might affect your studies or your day job, don’t worry as there are jobs that are available on weekends.

Handy Tip: Go to Indeed.com or Gumtree for more jobs to choose from.


Being a second language speaker opens a lot of opportunities for you. According to Payscale.com, the average translator can earn as much as AU$29.66 per hour. Not bad, right? You can also work as a specialist translator or a legal translator. These positions are quite good as you have fewer competitors and pays better too.

Petrol Station Attendant

Most petrol stations are open 24/7. This might not be a fancy job but it places an important role for people traveling on long-distance trips and not to mention the truck drivers. So why not give it a go?

Become a part of a wedding band

Are you good at singing? Or perhaps do you know how to play any musical instrument? If so, try joining a wedding band. Look for positions in existing wedding band groups. If you’re a student at a conservatorium, this job suits you well as it gives you a chance to balance your studies with some extra income.

Ridesharing Driver

If you’re an excellent driver, you might want to be a part of the ridesharing community. According to Ibisworld.com.au, ridesharing has driven massive revenue growth in Australia. You can find these kinds of ads on Indeed or Gumtree too. Uber is another great opportunity to start earning income as soon as you want and you can choose your own hours.

There are still hundreds of ways for you to earn money in Australia.

Never underestimate the size of this continent – it may be the smallest in the world, but it’s one that houses a lot of opportunities. 😊