Online part time job idea 11: Offer personalized tours of your city to tourists

If you’re looking for a fun and creative type of online job that doesn’t require the need to sit in front of a computer the entire time, this is probably one of the best ideas yet: why not offer personalized tours of your city to tourists? The city you live in will be a major factor in determining if this is the right type of part time job for you, but if you happen to live in a place that people travel from all over to see, it could be a great opportunity.

One of the biggest advantages to this online job is that it could easily be turned into a full-time thing if you discover that you truly enjoy doing it. Start out by giving short tours (60 minutes or less), and then offer longer half or full day tours if your clients seem to be enjoying your service.

Prerequisites:
There are several things that you’ll need to have in order to make this into a profitable online part time job. First of all, you’ll need to live very close to some interesting tourist attractions. Second, you’ve got to have an outgoing personality with a desire to meet new people. Third, you’ve got to really know your stuff. Nobody is going to pay you for your time if you don’t know what you’re talking about! Finally (and most important), make sure you are aware of any local laws that require tour guides to have a license. Not all cites require this, but it’s good to know before you start out.

Start up costs:
Very little. You’ll need to advertise yourself aggressively on social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter, and because this is a part time job that will involve face to face contact with others, it is highly recommend that you promote yourself with video. Create videos of yourself giving sample tours and post them on YouTube and your personal web site or blog.

Potential earnings:
That’s entirely up to you. You can determine your hourly rate based on the length and quality of the tours you will be giving.

Not all online part time jobs have to be spent in front of a computer, and this is just one example. You’ll meet some really great people, learn more about the area you live in, and gain a strong sense of pride for your city. Go for it!

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