What are the best part-time jobs?

part time jobs

Leita Cowart / AJC Special

Part-time jobs may be easier to find than full-time jobs in Atlanta right now. If you are a job seeker, check out this list of popular part-time jobs and then visit the ajcjobs part-time job resource page for part-time job listings in Atlanta and more tips and advice.

Did we miss a great part-time job on our list? Let us know, and tell us if part-time work is helping you maintain your budget.


  • Substitute teacher
  • Stadium/Venue workers
  • Pet sitters
  • Senior companions
  • Healthcare valet/parking attendants
  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Hospitality/housekeeping



  • Tax season
  • IRS
  • Tax preparation companies
  • Spring cleaning:
  • House cleaning crews
  • Lawn care workers


  • Lifeguards
  • Summer camp staff
  • Amusement park staff
  • Summer resorts staff


  • Lawn care (leaf cleanup)
  • Gutter cleaning / winterizing home repair
  • Haunted house staff


  • Retail (holiday shopping)
  • Christmas tree farms
  • Shopping mall Santas
  • UPS/FedEx shipping & delivery companies
  • Winter resort staff


  • Retail
  • Pizza delivery driver
  • Restaurants
  • Valet
  • Security guard
  • Sitter (Pet, baby, elderly, house, etc.)
  • ebay, etsy, other online marketplaces

32 comments Add your comment


February 20th, 2009
10:14 am

I became a Pampered Chef Consultant in December and I love it! I work full time, but I do the cooking shows on my schedule and set my income goal for the month and it helps to pay my car insurance in which I have a teenager on.

I love this job and plan to will my full time job with it within the next 18 months!


February 20th, 2009
10:14 am

I could sure use this list..I hope its helpful..I am seeking a part time job to supplement my full time job income. Today, one job just doesn’t do it if you aren’t making over $60,000 a year.


February 20th, 2009
10:29 am

Part Time bank teller! You get full benefits, paid vacation, and Sundays off!


February 20th, 2009
11:48 am

Get involved with an MLM like Nature’s Sunshine…I make a very good living at it and no requirement to purchase product, people just place orders. MLM< a great way to go!

Big Brown

February 20th, 2009
11:55 am

UPS….part time work, full time benefits.

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March 2nd, 2009
10:19 am

Spring/summer – wedding related: venue worker, tuxedos, dresses, planning, flowers, etc…

Connie Harse

March 2nd, 2009
4:26 pm

Also, the 2010 Census is, or will be hiring. Find them online, US Federal Census. Fascinating work, and it helps the community.

Debbie Gallogly

March 2nd, 2009
5:29 pm

Who knows of a viable Internet job that can be done on one’s home computer?


March 3rd, 2009
4:37 pm

I have waited tables for a very long time and I do it 2 two nights a week in addition to my full time job. It’s quick easy money that I take home at the end of the night. I usually bring in at least $200 a week. Some restaurants even offer insurance if you need it. If I need more money I just work more shifts.


March 3rd, 2009
9:18 pm

I have got involved with a Telecommunications company http://www.5linx.net/globaltech and I market free cell phones, homes phone service for $24.95, business line $39.95, the new video home phone, direct tv, the dish and GE Wireless Home security! Everytime someone pays their bill, I get commission. You do something once and I get paid over and over again. Pretty cool and so is the commission! Go to my website if interested!


March 8th, 2009
5:41 pm

I agree with Jessica. I’ve been considering a part time job to supplement my income for a while now, just haven’t put in the effort to actually search for one yet. I’m a single guy making 50k a year, which is just not as much as it used to be (i.e., the middle class is being destroyed). After taxes, car note, mortgage/rent, and misc., there’s not much left!


March 9th, 2009
5:48 pm

The Container once has part-time job opportunities with benefits. I had a friend to work there. Her shift was 5a-10a.


March 9th, 2009
5:49 pm

Sorry, The Container Store.


March 9th, 2009
5:50 pm

LiveOps and West-at-Home are legit work at home opportunities.


March 12th, 2009
12:46 pm

If you love sports, become a sports official. Start off with high school (to get training), then branch off into recreational. It’s extremely fun and believe it or not, there is a shortage of officials. I make a great part time income between football, basketball and baseball.


March 13th, 2009
12:03 am

In today’s economy we all need a Plan B and my plan be was to work for myself. I work from home on my own schedule with a company that helps people save money on healthcare. Its a network marketing company, which means its a home based business that has helped me stay home with my kids and still generate an income. I work it part time around my kids. So if you are looking for something that can supplement your current income or just something to help bring more income into your household. You may want to look into starting a home based business. You won’t have to worry about being laid off. I will be happy to answer an questions you have about looking for something that will be a good fit for you.


March 13th, 2009
12:05 am

Sorry, my email address is w_rbowers@msn.com


April 10th, 2009
12:01 am

Just finished my first day as a valet. It’s a nice change of pace from my FT job and my new co-workers were all cool and willing to help.


April 10th, 2009
8:26 am

Everyone needs to realize that there is no better time to start your own business than in a recession! The key is to start one with a product that is highly consumable, in a growing industry, with a lucrative compensation plan where you can become profitable quickly. Ideally, it would be one where you create jobs for others. This is what I have done! I started out with this being my Plan B, but it has quickly become my Plan A because real estate (my original Plan A) is so hard right now. The best part about it? It’s chocolate… healthy chocolate! If you are interested in what I’m doing, call 1-888-225-3008, ext. 1316.

Pam Patterson

May 3rd, 2009
6:34 pm

Since I’m not working my usual full-time office job due to a layoff, I’m seeking anything part-time to keep up my administrative skills and to stay busy. I have alot of medical background, but would certainly enjoy any type of company and bring loads of skills to the table.


May 6th, 2009
7:47 pm

I’m a 54 year old male on disability, and I’m looking for something part-time. I can make up to $800 a month and keep my disability income. Any suggestions? I would appreciate it very much….Thanks


May 30th, 2009
3:28 pm




September 2nd, 2009
6:34 pm

Hello, i’m a stayhome mom of 3 and i haven’t worked since 2000…Now i’m looking for a part-time job to supplement my husband income… Any help will greatly be appreciated. Thanks.


November 5th, 2009
6:59 am


Stephanie Fryer

November 11th, 2009
2:36 pm

A part-time job that you work from home may be preferable to some. J. Lodge Corporation is a quality call services company that incorporates and employee model consisting of disabled Americans. By using their educational and business experience; employees are able to pursue a work from home, part-time career. J. Lodge Corporation is currently expanding. We are looking for individuals who are interested in our company and who qualify for our positions. If interested, please visit jlodge.com/careers and apply online.


November 25th, 2009
4:17 am

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December 5th, 2009
8:03 pm

Hi All,
I got terminated from my job 2months ago and i’ve been searching for either a part-time or a full time job to put food on the table but to no avail. Should anyone have any ideas as to which companies are hiring cuz im down for anything now… Experienced in the Satellite Industry and also a Computer programming college Student.. Any idea is welcomed please.


February 1st, 2010
11:50 am

Hi Everyone- I am a 58 yr old female, also on Disability. I’m not sure, if I had a part-time position, how much I would be allowed to make…guess I need to check into it, though. It would be helpful to have a part time job. One suggestion someone gave me was to contact Disability Vocational Rehab. I called them and spoke to someone last week, who said someone would call me back…still waiting to hear back from them…Government agencies sometimes take longer to return calls.

Stephen Fricks

April 22nd, 2010
2:27 pm

19 years old out of college looking for a good job full time or part time. Need one really bad can do just about anything. I am a good handyman and i have alot of skills. I learn real quick to. Contact me at 404-319-1815 or email me at bigfricks@yahoo.com for any job offers or any suggestions.


May 2nd, 2010
12:52 pm

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Make Medicalbite.com part of your daily job search!!!!

Steven Q

September 17th, 2010
9:43 am

Does anyone know about any employment opportunity where companies pay daily? I work a p/t job and I am looking to start a business somehow, due to the recession I need to find a solution soon or I’ll lose my home and transportation.