5 great 2nd jobs for extra cash

Grounds maintenance
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You might have made a few bucks mowing lawns as a kid, and the opportunity to make some money taking care of greenery may be even better as an adult.

Common tasks for those in the field include mowing, planting, raking and edging. If you're cooped up in an office for most of your working life, spending some time outside while banking some cash can be the perfect antidote.

You won't need any special training to pick up a leaf blower or a shovel, and you'll have the satisfaction of seeing the results of your work over time. You won't get rich with this job, with typical wages ranging from $9.92 to $13.70, depending on the site. But job growth is expected to skyrocket by 18 percent by 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.




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