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A night job is a great way to earn some extra income during the hours you don’t spend at your full-time job (which may, in fact, be going to school or taking care of children or aging parents). Many times, there are opportunities that allow you to have a flexible schedule and even get paid well. You just need to know where to look. If you want to pay off debt by working in your free time, then night work might be the perfect solution. Check out our list of the best paying night jobs for ideas.


Working as a bartender does require some practice and skill, but you don’t need to have a college degree. The base pay is often not great, but you will be able to make up for it with tips. The best part is that you can work at night and on weekends, which happens to be the same times that people are known to tip the most.


There are several companies that hire remote workers to transcribe audio files in their free time. You simply listen to a recording and type the dialogue exactly as you hear it. If you have a fast internet connection and the ability to type quickly (usually 60-70+ words per minute), this could be a great option for you. You will most likely need to pass a preliminary test to be accepted, but then you can work as often and as late in the day as you’d like.

Customer Service/Call Center

Many large companies offer part-time night jobs in a call center to assist customers who have questions about their products or services. In some cases, this can even be done from home. Since these companies have customers in many different time zones, you can work at night and speak with people in other parts of the world.

Teach English

You may have heard of a company or two that hires people to teach English online, usually to students in China. This is the perfect job for very early mornings (like 3:00 AM) because it’s late afternoon on the other side of the world. The companies with the highest pay require you to have a Bachelor’s degree, but it can be in any subject. There are also companies that do not require a higher education and still pay pretty well. If you like to wake up early, you can earn some extra cash before heading off to your full-time job.


Another great option for part-time evening jobs is providing driving services or delivering food and other products. You can set your own hours as an on-call driver or work for a store or restaurant as their delivery person. You can also offer freelance services, such as grocery shopping and delivery for people who have a hard time getting to the store on their own.

Safety & Hospitality Services

The hospitality industry has many positions available at night as well. You can work as a valet or at the front desk in a hotel, clean office buildings, or work in food services as a waiter, cook, or dishwasher. You may even enjoy working as a night security guard. They generally don’t bring in the big bucks, but in some cases, you may be allowed to study, which is amazing if you’re also working on a degree. 

If you don’t mind some training first, you may also be able to work as a firefighter, EMT, medical assistant, or home health aide.


If you have tech experience, some of the best paying night jobs involve troubleshooting computer problems or making repairs. 

You can also be a virtual assistant and complete tasks from home to help others be more efficient. This might include scheduling appointments, making phone calls, and doing data entry or research.

Freelance Gigs (Share Your Skills)

If you have a special talent, put it to work for you! Provide tutoring services, babysitting, landscaping, content writing, editing, or anything else you can do that would help someone else. Or if you love to create art, woodwork, or other unique items, try selling them online.

Get Out of Debt

In addition to adding extra income with part-time night jobs, you can work on paying off debt by getting help from a professional. Sometimes you just need a little push in the right direction to make your money work the way you want it to. 

CreditAnswers can help you monitor your accounts and budget while helping you settle debts for less money so you can pay them off faster. Contact us for a free debt assessment today!


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