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The 13+ Best Paying Morning Jobs

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If you’re an early bird and/or you need a morning job to revolve around your already busy schedule, I wanted to create a guide showcasing some of the best morning jobs available that pay well.  Some may require you to abide by a schedule whereas other jobs allow you to work at your own pace. I’m going to try to include as many options as possible because I don’t know what you’re looking for in terms of flexibility.

As in all of my guides, I’m 100% honest, only recommending what works.  Sure, not all of these jobs won’t make you rich but they will make you money.

All of the jobs below often offer an early morning shift.

13+ Good Morning Jobs (Part Time and Remote)

Rideshare Driver

Uber and Lyft are both fantastic options as long as you don’t mind using your car and you don’t mind driving people around.  The nice thing about rideshare is that you can work whenever you want with no restrictions.  If you only want to work once a week for one hour or from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m. every weekday, you can do it.

Granted, when you work will dictate how much you make, but I have found that the early mornings aren’t too bad as they are filled with people going to work and the airport.

Usually, as long as you work in a relatively busy metro area, you should gross at least $15 to $25+ per hour, sometimes much more (or less).  You can only learn your market by testing it.

Lyft and Uber are, by far the biggest options, but smaller competitors are starting to pop up as well.

Food Delivery Apps

If you don’t like the idea of toting around people, then I get it.  I feel the same oftentimes.

Thankfully, there are apps that work just like Uber and Lyft, only that you will deliver food and sometimes groceries.  Nonetheless, you won’t deal with people and can almost make the same as a rideshare driver if you work the busier times.

While the mornings aren’t the busiest with food delivery apps, you will get people ordering breakfast and coffee.  It won’t make as much as dinner from my experience, but you can earn $15~ or so per hour, again, depending on your area.  Again, you will have to work in your area to learn where the hot spots are, the demand, etc.

If interested in working whenever you please, I highly recommend DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats.  These are the top dogs in the industry with DoorDash being the #1 in my area.

All of these apps are 100% free to join and you should be up and running within a few days as long as you meet the simple requirements (clean background, car, 19+ years old, etc).

Freelance Writing

This is another flexible gig in which you can work from home.  And, no, you don’t have to be a New York Times best seller to become a writer, either, as there are a ton of entry level companies that will hire you with little experience.

With most of the writing opportunities I have written about in the past, it’s as simple as logging into a dashboard and then choosing a writing project that looks of interest to you.  Simply write on the topic, while meeting the guidelines, and submit your work to get accepted.

The nice thing is that you work whenever you please with no requirements as to how much you can work in a week.

At first, you won’t make much, maybe $5 to $15 per article, but you can greatly increase your rate as you gain experience and connect with clients.  Be sure to check out my 17+ entry level writing sites to consider if it’s something of interest to you.

Dog Walker

Becoming a dog walker is another good morning job to consider.  It’s a great way to exercise and even enjoy the morning before it gets too hot in the afternoon.  Sure, it can be daunting in the winters, but some states may not be that bad.

If you’re interested in becoming a dog walker, consider creating your own profile on Rover and see if anyone is interested in your services.  You won’t find work right away, but you can start to see inquiries as you build your reviews.

Another option, Wag, is an on demand app, which helps connect you with dog owners who need someone like you to walk their dogs.

In most areas, plan on making about $20 or so for a walk, but if you go the Rover route, you can set your rates.  Take a look at the site to see what competition looks like in your area to get a better idea of what to expect.

Amazon Whole Foods Shopper

I have read great things about being a shopper for Whole Foods, which, as you may know, is owned by Amazon.

As a shopper, you will prep/pick any incoming orders to hand off to a delivery driver.  You can pick up and drop off shifts as you please and you can earn about $15~ per hour.

Many have noted you can work a 4-8 a.m. shift, making for a wonderful early morning experience.  If you have a Whole Foods nearby, then this may be a gig for you.  You can read more about the job in detail here.

Hotel Breakfast Attendant

If you have a hotel nearby that serves breakfast, they are often in need of a breakfast attendant for the morning.

You will be responsible for prepping the food, setting up the buffet as well as keeping the guests happy.  Most shifts start around five and end about noon when the breakfast area is cleaned up.

Consider checking out your local Holiday Inn, Marriott like properties to see if they are in need of an attendant.


This one will require you to abide by a schedule, but you may be okay with that.

Most baking jobs often need you by 3 to 4 a.m. and you can work until about 9 or so.  This will depend on the bakery you’re working with.

Since I don’t know where you live, I highly recommend you check out Indeed and simply search “baker” to see which jobs pop up.  Plan on making $12 to $15~ per hour, maybe more, depending on your area.


As you know, there’s a Starbucks on every corner, as well as a mom and pop coffee shop.  No matter where you live, there’s probably a good chance there’s one a few miles away.

Seeing most people want their coffee before nine or so, it makes for a great morning opportunity, again, one that requires you to succumb to a schedule.

Depending on who you work with, you can plan on starting near minimum wage and working your way up to the income ladder as you rise in the ranks.  And, don’t underestimate Starbucks as they offer some pretty cool benefits like free college.

Early Morning Stocker/Merchandiser

From your grocery stores to retail, many of these options often have early morning stocker positions.  The great thing about this job is that you can be out by nine or ten and still put in a six hour shift.

As long as you don’t mind some heavy lifting and stocking shelves, then it’s one to consider.  All of your major grocery store chains, Walmart, Target, etc all offer these positions.

Either head to the company’s official careers page and see what’s available or use Indeed to browse the most current job options.


Oftentimes, you may find some families nearby that only need your help in the morning.  This can include getting the children ready for school, feeding them breakfast as well as getting them on the bus.

If you’re able to find a position such as this, it may only last an hour or so, but it’s an okay opportunity if you want to earn maybe $50 to $100 a week, maybe a pinch more.

If it’s something of interest, I would recommend checking out to post a resume as well as see families looking for babysitters.

Cleaning Homes

If you want to work on your own or maybe even someone else, cleaning a home or two before noon is entirely doable. often posts people looking for cleaners but you can check out your local Facebook Groups as well as Nextdoor.  So many times, you will find people asking for a cleaner recommendation.

This one could take some time to build your client base, but once you prove your reputation, it could lead to a decent part-/full-time opportunity.

Newspaper Delivery

Yes, this job still exists, and yes, newspaper companies need delivery people.

This isn’t a job that will make you a ton nor will it offer you job security, but it’s one that offers a guaranteed morning shift.  Seeing more jobs end by nine or sometimes earlier, you could be home before the household wakes up.

To find these delivery jobs, I would recommend you check out your local paper and then look for a careers page to see if any options are available at the moment.

Loading Trailers with UPS/FedEx

UPS and FedEx are almost always desperate for loaders, many of which need to work early hours.

As long as you don’t mind loading trucks for about four hours in the morning, then it’s a gig to consider.  Keep in mind that some of these boxes get heavy.

Both companies offer wonderful growth opportunities as well as benefits, making it a great place to grow if interested.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a good morning job, then I feel this should be a great stepping stone.  No, you won’t make a lot, but you can earn a few hundred dollars a week if you put in at least 10 to 15+ hours.

From a schedule to flexibility, follow the links for more information.  And, as always, if I’m missing some options (which I’m sure I am), you’re more than welcome to recommend your suggestions in the comments below.

That’s going to do it for now.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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