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5 great second jobs for extra cash

Grounds maintenance
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Grounds maintenance

Average wage: $13.50 per hour

You might have made a few dollars mowing lawns as a kid, and the opportunity to make some cash 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 money 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 the average wage amounting to $13.50, depending on the site. But a 6% job growth is expected by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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