Need to earn more money at the moment? We can help with that…
Need money to cover bills and living expenses? Would extra cash help to turn your hobby into a career? Or, are you dreaming of a sun-soaked holiday abroad? Whatever the reason you’re looking to earn a little extra, we’ve got it covered.
To help you make more money outside of your day job, here are five easy ways you could be supplementing your income right now:
Got some free time? Why not try freelancing?
Not only is it one of the quickest ways to earn extra cash, it’s also a great way to add to your experience and get your name out there within your industry.
And with employers on the lookout for everything from copywriters and graphic designers, through to developers and SEO experts, wherever your skills may lie, there’s something out there to suit you.
Find a freelancing site online, and give it a go. Or, search social media platforms for individuals or businesses that are looking for support from skilled freelancers.
Start a blog
If your skills lie specifically within writing, photography or videography, blogging might be a better way to go.
There are plenty of free tools out there to help you build and customise your site. And once you’ve built up a bit of a following, you’ll be able to start monetising your content by setting up ads. Many bloggers and vloggers also get offered freebies for reviews, unboxings and product tests.
In fact, bloggers and vloggers are doing incredibly well – with up-to-date, relevant content more in demand than ever.
Just make sure you work out your USPs before you get started. That way, whether you’re into travel, fashion and beauty, sports or anything else, you’ll have a reason to stand out from the crowd.
Not all extra income opportunities require you to be creative.
Teaching and tutoring are flexible ways to add to your cash flow, and allow you to fit working around any additional commitments. You’ll also get the added bonus of helping other people expand their horizons and learn something new as part of the process.
It could be a second language. It could be algebra. Or it could be the accordion. But whatever it is, you can be sure that there are dozens of potential students out there willing to learn.
All you need is a good internet connection, access to Zoom, and a willing pupil.
Because sometimes it really is about what you know…
Have a clear out
There are many great reasons to get rid of your unwanted items.
Firstly, it’s a good way to free up space and declutter. And less waste also has a positive impact on the environment. But, perhaps more importantly, it’s a really easy way to earn extra cash.
Offloading your excess objects every few months could provide you with a much needed cash injection when you really need it. At the very least, you’ll have some money available to replace or upgrade what you’ve lost.
Whoever said you can’t get money for old rope?
Give the gig economy a go
Thought the gig economy was a fad? Think again. The pandemic has accelerated the gig economy’s growth and it’s showing no signs of slowing. Which is fantastic if you’re looking to make extra income from a side hustle.
Working as a delivery driver for Amazon, driving for Uber, fulfilling orders for Deliveroo, UberEats or JustEat, and offering your services through freelance sites like Fiverr or Upwork are all classed as gig work. And, anyone get involved in the gig economy!
Plus, you can often fit these jobs around your current commitments, meaning you can find something that really works for you.
Tips for taking on a side hustle
Working a side hustle is a fantastic way to supplement your income, but overworking can easily lead to burnout. To maintain a healthy work-life balance here are our tips on how to manage a side hustle while working:
Play to your skills
You don’t necessarily have to love what you do as your side-hustle. But it’s important that you have the right skills to do it. List out the things you’ve been told you’re good at and match these skills to jobs you could possibly do. For example, if you’re patient and can make complex things seem simple, tutoring could be a good match for you.
Manage your schedule
Whether you’re working 9-5, part-time or on shifts, plan a schedule showing when you’re available to work your side hustle. Is it possible to take on jobs before starting your ‘actual job’? Can you fit in work in the evenings or weekends?
When working and doing a side hustle, it’s essential to be realistic with your time. Factor in time for your commute and breaks and allocate time for socialising with friends and family or for relaxing.
Keep your energy up
Getting good quality sleep, drinking lots of water and other fluids and eating regular meals and healthy snacks are necessary to have enough energy to work your day job and a side hustle. Tiredness can be dangerous and could lead you to making mistakes or not doing a job well. So always ensure both your physical and mental health are in check before trying to take on any additional hours.
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