Even while you are in the military, you may want to use your spare time to earn more money. Maybe you want to get quick cash or build a chest over time.
In any case, you will benefit from reading this article on how to earn extra money in the military. We’ll show you the six steps to take and list 8 potential side-steps for you to consider. So, read carefully to the end.
What to prepare
You can have some paper and pen ready to take notes. If you prefer to write, set up a phone or laptop. A phone or laptop will come in handy when looking for jobs, which is one of the steps you should take.
Step 1: Set a goal
How much do you want to make? What do you make money for?
Having clear answers to these questions is arguably the most important step.
Without a goal you will not know:
- What are you working for
- How to get there
- How to measure progress
Step Two: Think of the Time and Effort Required
How much time can you devote to your second business?
This is especially necessary to consider if you are on active duty. Full time service is time consuming and stressful as it is.
Are you willing (and able) to spend a little of your free time at work? Only proceed if the answer is yes.
Step 3: Set your time
This is basically knowing when you can work. It may sound trivial, but thinking about it makes all the difference. If you can only work on weekends, for example, you’ll have to look for weekend parties.
Step 4: Find second job ideas
This is the homework part.
An ideal job is one where what you have to offer matches what is required. It can be a bit tricky to search for all the potential jobs, so we have provided you with a list in the next section. What you need to do is narrow down the options based on your income goals and work schedule.
Step 5: Hustle
This is where the actions begin. You can apply for jobs, offer your own services, or make the habit of browsing job listings daily.
Step 6: Revise as needed
It’s not a rule to pick one side’s hustle and stick with it forever. Therefore, if, after a while, you realize that it is not suitable, regardless of the reason(s), you can change to another one.
To make the most of your opportunity to work alongside one, be flexible and adaptable.
Option 1: Run tasks
This is one of the most popular part-time jobs for military personnel. Although you won’t make the most money on military missions, it’s a simple side hustle if you have the spare time. You can easily register with services like taskrabbit.com to access job listings.
According to Glassdoor, you can make between $15 and $75 an hour at Task Rabbit. The exact pay depends on the task you are doing.
Option 2: Grocery Packing
This is one of the most flexible side jobs in the military. You can do this in the evening or on weekends at your local representative. To become a Grocery Packer, first connect with the Bag Packer in Mandoob. Military.com says you can earn just over $9 an hour working as a trader.
Option 3: Babysitting
Within the military community, babysitting is always in high demand. You can provide the service yourself or register with existing services, such as sittercity.com.
Prices vary, but a babysitter on sittercity.com can usually make between $17.5 and $20 an hour.
Option 4: Sitting at home
This is one of the second best jobs you can do in active military service.
Just think of it as a crash of someone’s house for a few weeks. Typically, this would be for their military colleagues on a temporary assignment or vacation.
A good place to start looking for this type of job is Trusted House Sitters. You can earn between $20-40 per day on this site. Other places to consider are:
- Mind My House: You will definitely win more than $25
- But there is an annual membership fee of $20
- com: You can usually earn between $10 and $20 an hour
- House Sitters America: Pay per hour is usually between $10 and $50
Option 5: Pet sitting
If you love pets, this is your dream job of making extra dough. All you have to do is
Create a profile on rover.com and start taking orders. Pet owners here can pay up to $1,000 per month. Another place to look for pet care jobs is Wag. You can earn $15 an hour and earn tips as well.
- Hosting a pet: Breeders can earn $15 to $18 an hour, but there is a 16% commission.
- Bring: Average hourly rate is $12.5
- PetBacker: You can earn $10 to $20, not counting the tips; However, there is a service fee of up to 25 percent
Option 6: Rent your car
You can make money in the army without exchanging employment. If you know you won’t be using your car for a while, renting it out to someone else can fill your wallet.
It is a little different from renting your car and they offer car sharing services. This is also a foolproof way to earn extra money while posting. Hence, it is often called one of the easiest jobs in the military during side friction. You can do this by:
- get down
Option 7: Sell things online
Making digital products or selling physical items on e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Etsy, and eBay is an easy way to earn passive income for military personnel.
You will just need to take the time to list and promote your products on a site. The best part about making extra money online this way is that once it’s up and running, you can make money from the same items over and over again.
Examples of digital products for sale:
- Online lessons
- for printing
Examples of physical items for sale:
Option 8: Be a Blogger
Blogging is another way to make money online. The great thing about blogging as a side business is that there are various income streams that you can pursue. By creating a blog, you can make money from:
- Affiliate Marketing
- Providing services (eg training, writing, design, etc.)
- Selling digital or physical products
- Writing sponsored content (such as ads and reviews)
You can create a blog about your military experience or just about anything else. The best advice we can give you is to choose a profitable niche and make sure it is something you love; It’s very hard to run a blog about something you hate or find boring!
Unlike most of the jobs we mentioned above, you will have to shell out some money initially as an investment. You’ll need to pay for your blog’s domain and hosting, for example.
There is a high probability that you will not earn money immediately. Becoming a blogger takes a long time and getting paid from it can take some time. But once you start cashing in, you will have passive income in your pocket.
You can find tips from members of the military community on Reddit. Sometimes job listings for military personnel are also available.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Why start clamoring the military side?
There are many reasons a person might want to work on the side.
It can be for short term or long term financial goals.
Examples of short term financial goals
- buy a product
- debt reduction
- Build an emergency fund
Examples of long-term financial goals
- saving for retirement
- Saving for a child’s education
- Become financially free
Can you get a side job in the military?
Yes you can. But you will have to ask for permission.
Your order will determine in order if you can work on a second job. He or she usually makes this decision after checking the following:
- You are not working in a job that involves security risks
- The job will not conflict with your military obligations
- The job will not raise ethical concerns
There are 4 steps to consider when learning how to make extra money in the military, and we’ve brought you a list of seven potential steps you should consider, from active income to passive income options.
We hope you find what works for you. If you do, be sure to share it with us in the comments. We (and certainly other readers) would love to hear from you!
I am Everett Bledsoe, and I am the Content Producer for the Soldiers Project. My goal in this project is to provide honest reviews about equipment used and tested over time. Of course, you can’t go wrong when checking out our info and how-to pack as well, as they come from trusted sources and years of experience.
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