How Part-time Jobs are Changing Employment Landscape in Singapore
Today’s career perspective is entirely different from how it was two decades ago. Parents who have been significant career guides from time immemorial, today have nothing to say. This is because part-time jobs continually present lucrative ways of earning with more flexibility.
The gig economy is continually on the rise in Singapore. And many people ask, “Is it possible to rely on part-time jobs?”; yes and it is legit. People make vast amounts of money without slaying 40 hours a week. There are high paying part-time jobs anyone can do; from a college student to an office worker. The most enticing part of it is that you don’t need a Ph.D. to land on these jobs.
A major driving force to the rise in part-time jobs was initially the low employment rate in Singapore. This is how many Singaporeans found themselves in the jaws of part-time freelance opportunities. Though initially running to these jobs was perceived a refuge, it turned out to be a blessing. Right now, in every three workers, two are freelancers.
Majority of people now do it out of choice, while some do it because they can’t secure a full-time job. There are also those who do it while they wait to join colleges. All these, mirror a growing freelance workforce. What fuels the freelance sweep is the desire for a work-life and autonomy balance. People’s value for flexibility than a steady paycheck is making them abandon stable jobs for freelance work.
It essentially means that Singaporeans ideologies of work are changing. It is clear that they desire lifestyle benefits of flexibility than steady income a permanent job can offer. It may appear irrational to believe that career giants like medicine, law, and dentistry can compete with part-time jobs. But sure enough, there are high-paying part-time jobs that gather more income than these full-time careers.
Here are the top part-time jobs that pay handsomely.
1. Freelance Web Designer ($1,000 and Above per Project)
To work as a freelance web designer, you don’t require a college degree. You can become a web-designer by taking online courses; thus, you don’t need to be a programming whiz. Every business is scrambling for online presence and therefore require a website. The majority need just simple sites. A designer can take about a day to complete the most obvious and simple website design. And, the least he can charge is roughly $1,000.
To acquire web-design skills, you may take an online course and practice skills for some months. If you are working permanently and want to take the freelancing route, you can consider web designing. You can first commit to part-time training, and once you are sure you can secure projects easily, you can dump your eight to five commitment.
2. Emcee ($500 to $1,000 Per Event)
You don’t need any academic qualification to work as an emcee. If you have a good stage presence and you can bring positive and energetic vibes on stage, then you can emcee. Emcee hosts events such as conference, seminars, weddings, corporate and private events. You need to be a good events planner and must have hosted at least one or two occasions.
An emcee can charge from $500 to a few thousand per event. The fees charged depend largely on the size of the audience and the length of the event. To spot events that you can host, you can register with an agency or inform groups leaders what you do.
If you are interested in emceeing but not confident about it, you need to do a lot of practice. Practice makes perfect. Start-off by practicing in front of a mirror, then in front of a small audience. With time you can build your on-stage delivery and start earning from this part-time career.
3. A Tour Guide ($60-$150 per Hour)
If you are competent as a tour guide, you can start this lucrative part-time job and earn per the rates given. Some tourists are willing to offer several thousand bucks for a tour in Singapore. Nevertheless, you need to be licensed as a tourist guide. You can enroll with an approved trainer like SkillsFuture and acquire a General Tourist Guide Licence.
Knowing Singapore’s history and heritage will take a long way in passing the exams. You’ll then need to make good your delivery and tour conducting skills. After the training, the tour projects you get can pay you decently depending on the kind of the tour. You also need to be licensed as a travel agent if you are to conduct your guide using any form of transport.
4. Drop Shipper ($200-$500 per day)
It entails purchasing a product from a third party and selling it to a customer through an e-commerce website. You don’t practically hold an inventory but only buy a product a customer has ordered and then have it drop-shipped. It is a low-cost way of doing business, and you don’t need capital upfront.
To start the job, you need to enroll for some training to learn how to open an online store and using drop shipping to fulfill orders. You will also learn how to find excellent products. You can do this job from home with a laptop and internet connections. The more you are in it, the more you can earn.
5. A Freelance Writer or Editor ($100-$1,000 per Article)
A freelance writer creates articles, blog posts, web contents, and e-books. Editors, on the other hand, review and make changes to the work of a writer. Some writers can also do editing and earn from both writing and editing. Writing jobs can be paid on an hourly basis or per project. There are also those clients who also offer a monthly retainer.
Editors are highly paid with some freelancers getting $1,000 per project. A writer can earn about $40,000 per year on average while an editor can make $80,000 per year on average. There are those that earn much more.
The above part-time jobs are a few among the many Singaporeans are engaging. There is no reason whatsoever to live a demeaning life. You can do a part-time job to earn a full-time income and earn yourself a decent living.