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katepol Mon 10-Sep-07 13:59:04

Can anyone think of any jobs that you can do just one day a week, I have one day (the same day each week) child-free and I would like to earn some dosh. I don't care about prospects etc, I intend to be a SAHM for the next few years, but I would like to use this time to get some dosh in.

So, aside from Tesco, what is there?

PillockOfTheCommunity Mon 10-Sep-07 21:35:25

anything really, a very small company that just need some typing done one daay a week, a pub/bar job, cafe.......

decide what you fancu doing and then go out and see if anyone is looking for someone!

SueW Mon 10-Sep-07 21:47:30

Your own 'Helping Hands' service?

There are times when I think it would be really useful to have someone I could call on who could turn their hands to lots of things e.g. light gardening, cleaning, go shopping, help me move all the furniture out of one room so I could decorate/re-carpet, help decorate (I don't mind cutting-in - I hate using a roller)

sparkybabe Tue 11-Sep-07 17:44:29

SueW - don't use a roller (much too splattery) use a paint pad instead. Nice and even, no splattts, easy(er) to clean....

SueW Tue 11-Sep-07 20:14:53

Oh yeah, forgot about paint pads. Have used those in the past but DH likes a roller - that's all we had in the garage.

Only a bathroom and another bedroom to go....

LoveMyGirls Tue 11-Sep-07 20:20:17

Think the helping hands thing is a good idea, you could aim it at single parents/ the elderly/ disabled etc

SueW Tue 11-Sep-07 22:18:30

You could call yourself 'Girl Friday' or Girl Monday or Girl Tuesday etc.

There's a Hubby Hire advertises in a local free newsletter. DH not strong on DIY and I have seriously considered ringing this bloke up. If you did Rent-A-Wife, you might need to be careful how you advertised (Do you need someone to pick up your socks? Do you need nagging to complete your tax return?)

MarinaLaPasionaria Tue 11-Sep-07 22:19:28

OK, can you work Saturdays or Sundays?
If so, lots of college and public libraries need people to come in and work on their issue desks at the weekends

katepol Thu 13-Sep-07 13:47:04

Thanks ladies...
I don't want to work weekends - I gave up 'proper' work mainly so I had more time with my family, and my weekends are important to me.
Interesting about the helping hands idea. Alas, I am more like 'cack hands', plus have a dodgy back, so I wouldn't be much cop tbh.
I am thinking office or home based stuff, that can be done in a day and then not thought about till the following week.
Yes, I know I am being awkward, but it is just to earn a little bit of dosh, if it can fit in iykwim?
Ta again smile

southeatsastras Thu 13-Sep-07 13:48:03

i've always found book keepers are only needed one day a week

chocoholic Thu 13-Sep-07 13:50:54

What about demonstrator / sampling work?

UnquietDad Thu 13-Sep-07 13:51:31

Admin in the voluntary sector somewhere? Small charities often need part-timers.

SueW Thu 13-Sep-07 13:54:33

You're not helping much because we don't know what you can do, iyswim.

Can you type? Can you design? Are you prepared to walk round putting leaflets through doors to advertise your business or do you want to put a card up in the post office?

Are you qualified to do bookkeeping?

What about delivering free papers in your area and leaflets for local businesses?

Can you teach - adults or children? Could you show people how to get acquainted with their new computer? Teach English to foreign students? Can you play/teach a muscial instrument?

Would you like to buy into a franchise you could increase later like Tiny Talk, Tumble Tots, StitchClub, La Jolie Ronde, etc?

katepol Thu 13-Sep-07 14:05:36

Hello again
Most recently I have done data/statistical production stuff (very specific local govt thing), in the (distant) past I have had admin-type jobs.
I am not looking to do anything big and exciting, just a quiet little way to make some money. Voluntary sector admin sounds like me, I have done lots for voluntary sector before, but never paid. They don't like paying if they can help it lol!
I am not a sales kind of a girl, nor up for running a 'group' either. Just want low key, no stress, low time input...hmm

UnquietDad Thu 13-Sep-07 14:20:03

Google the Voluntary Action bureau for your local area, or something similar.

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