5 Jobs You Can Do Poolside or at the Beach


5 Jobs You Can Do Poolside


5 jobs you can do poolside beachfront and backyard


Poolside, Beachside, Park bench… close your eyes and just imagine.  If you are looking to make some extra income or want to start working at home, these jobs can be done with just a laptop and Wi-Fi. There are characteristics that freelancers should possess. For instance, you must be able to focus on your work without distractions. You should set up a schedule and stick to it. Your clients are counting on you to come through with the work you are paid for in the time frame agreed upon. So, sit back, relax and check out these 5 jobs you can do poolside.

1. Freelance Writer

If you are a creative writer or copywriter, there are jobs for you. You can create eBooks, articles, or web copy. As mentioned above, you must build trust with your clients. They are counting on you to provide well-written content that is original and not plagiarized. There are websites such as freelancer.com where you can find potential clients. We have some great posts on this as well.  Start with this post and you should be on your way to the pool or beach in no time!

2. Virtual Assistant (Also known as a VA)

Virtual Assistants do work remotely. You can be located on the West Coast and have a VA that lives on the East Coast, or even overseas. This helps companies and small businesses cut costs on taxes and benefits, as VA’s are usually independent contractors. They will have to grant you access to log into their systems, you could provide services from anywhere. Basically, any job an administrative assistant does on the computer at an office you can do from home. Need some tips on getting started.  See our post here.  If you are looking for some ‘experience’ , let’s chat.  Also you can try these tips for building up your reputation to score more paying or higher paying opportunities.

3. Graphic Design

Are you good at creating? Utilize that creative talent in graphic design. You can design logos and other digital products for companies. You may have to invest in special software, but it’s worth it if you are skilled in your craft. If you need to learn a new software, there are usually courses at local county colleges or even online.

4. Website Creation

If you are well versed in setting up websites, then that can be your niche. If you have knowledge of HTML or CSS you should think about website creation. There are platforms such as WordPress that have made it so much easier to create and update websites, however, there are still people who are not computer savvy and need assistance. That’s where your skills can work for you!  Want to start your own website, there’s unlimited earnings with time.

5. Social Media Manager

Are you a social media savvy person? If you know how to grow and engage followers, you can be an asset to companies who may not know how to. Become a social media manager and handle Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for small businesses. Create ads, update with engaging posts and grow accounts. Learn more about being a Social Media Manager with this post.

These 5 jobs you can do poolside or even at the beach. They’re a starting point for you to start earning money from home. Imagine the freedom of being able to work from ‘virtually’ anywhere in the world.  Feel free to leave a comment with any tips or questions you have!

Check out our YouTube Channel for some great tutorials on a few of the skills you could use to help score these kinds of jobs.


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  1. Celena

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    • Barefoot Budgeting

      Feel free to send cash! But seriously, I appreciate your time and emotional support.

  2. Crystal (The Busy Mom Diary)

    These are awesome suggestions. I wish I could be poolside with my job, sure would make Mondays more happy.

    • Barefoot Budgeting

      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.. all day any day! Although I may get bored and have to bounce between pool and beach haha. I’m sending great Karma your way for pool days ahead for you!

  3. Ulysses

    You are a very smart person!

    • Barefoot Budgeting

      Thank you.

  4. yukti

    Greap tips of earning while relaxing. Freelance Writing and Graphic designing would be great because in relaxation mode we get more creative ideas.

    • Barefoot Budgeting

      Fabulous point Yukti! Creativity is such a great outlet for finding relaxation, releasing stress.

  5. Arra

    Having a part time job while taking care of your family is indeed a trend these days. Many moms have done working and helping financially while doing household works. Even the students can also work online. Your list is the ones in-demand right now.

    • Barefoot Budgeting

      Absolutely for students, dads, grandparents, heck i’m sure even my husband would like a poolside job! Thanks bunches for stopping by Arra 🙂

  6. Jojo Vito | The Happy Trip

    Oh Thanx to the technology, because many people now can earn money without really going to 8-5 office work. Mothers most especially can now earn an extra bucks by staying at home.

  7. Stephanie

    Love these side hustle tips! I love the benefit of working from home as a freelancer but if I can take it to the poolside so I can feel like im on vacation too, I’d take it 🙂

    • Barefoot Budgeting

      Right?! My first moments of wanting to start ‘Barefoot’ budgeting evolved from many days at the beach a couple of summers ago. I was so sad to see the summer end and though, what if I could just work towards capturing more pool, beach, barefoot days!!

  8. Sheri

    Yup, these are all great jobs to do by the poolside which are all great sources of income once you get the right amount of constant clients.

    • Barefoot Budgeting

      Great Clients who become friends are a huge benefit too! I love the opportunities technology and imagination brings! Thanx bunches for stopping by Sheri.