10 high-paying jobs you can do on the side

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Make Extra Cash With a Side Job

Trying to make some extra cash? Have free time you don't know what to do with? Trying to develop or hone a new skill? You should consider getting a side job.

Brie Reynolds, the director of online content for FlexJobs, an online service specializing in telecommuting and remote work, says "side jobs" are defined as anything part-time, including freelance, temporary, short- or long-term, work-from-home, or in-person flexible gigs.

To qualify for the list, each job had to be considered flexible (and not full time), and had to pay at least double the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

Here's FlexJobs' list of 10 high-paying side jobs you might want to consider:

Sign language interpreter

Pay: $36.50 an hour

Type of flexibility: Part-time

Description: For those with sign language skills and an Interpreter's License (which are usually state-sponsored), part-time and freelance contracts are often available. Depending on the employer, you'll help different populations with hearing impairments communicate with interpretation.

Software developer

Pay: Up to $30 an hour

Type of flexibility: flexible schedule, part-time hours, telecommuting

Description: Software development jobs are one of the most in-demand positions available today, and many offer part-time and project-based work. Depending on the gig, you might be updating existing websites, creating new templates, helping to develop new websites and apps, and other related tasks.

Online communications associate

Pay: Up to $25 an hour

Type of flexibility: Telecommute, part-time

Description: Online community management positions are a growing area for part-time work. Responsibilities typically include updating web content, managing social media, providing system administration, writing content, and creating reports.

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