In Singapore, the lack of a minimum wage can be somewhat problematic with regards to making a profit in the country. Of course, due to the need to earn more profit, a part-time job on the side is necessary in order to make ends meet. For those looking for the part-time jobs that can healthily supplement income without overly steep requirements.
- Tourist Guide
- The tourism industry of Singapore is a notable part of the country’s economy, with tourists coming into the country year long. Tourists guide are needed in the country, with some reports of a lack of tourism employees for the country’s industry. Tourist guides, the people who get paid by tourists to help them with their tour of the country. The freelancing tourist guides that make the most money generally use a car to pick up tourists for a detailed itinerary. A 6-month course with the appropriate examinations, held by the Singapore Tourism Board,is needed for a license before operating, but the rewards are notable. Some of the more popular tourist guides can charge up to USD 429, for a 4-hour tour with provided transportation, whilst others charge US$200-300 for walking tours of the same length.
- Private Tutor
- The tuition industry is notable, with home tuition in Singapore becoming more and more commonplace. Now, the industry’s estimated to clock in with a worth of about $1 B, at minimum. With the system of home tuition in Singapore, good tutors charge high hourly rates, with parents paying in the hopes that their children’s educations improve. For those holding a degree in any field, tutoring upper secondary students in your subject of choice will earn about $40/hour, whilst junior college students and those close to graduation can be tutored for about $60/hour. Ministry of Education certification means more money, raking in an additional 20-30% more.
- Emcees host corporate and private events, with some of the more popular ones being host to the most important events, such as weddings. With the importance of the events they host, emcees get paid appropriately. For small-time events, emcees can charge about $500, with some of the bigger events being worth several thousand easily, based on participant size and event length. For those hoping to get started, it’s simply a matter of registering with an agency and getting to work, with the some workshops and prior training if necessary.