For many people, an extra income is something that isn’t just nice to have, it’s a necessity. But finding that angle and opportunity, while at the same time not one that impacts your actual job can be hard.
But there are some opportunities to make money on the side if you know where to look and if you are prepared. With that in mind, here are a few ideas to get you started.
If you have a passion for a specific field, then it could be a great opportunity to start working your connections with some e-commerce. Set up a store that is focussed and which plays to your strengths. Get it built and set up and then contact a company that specializes in offering eCommerce SEO services. You can do your packaging and distribution and any other correspondence in the evenings and it shouldn’t take too long. It will be even easier if you have gone the drop-shipping route, in which case distribution is not your concern at all.
Sometimes earning on the side means going back to the things you did when you were a student. If you really need the money, then look at working at a restaurant or in a bar. It may not be glamorous, but it is easy money. You will also be able to work out just how many shifts you need to sign up for once you have done your monthly budget.
There are lots of apps and websites that offer people the chance to do micro-jobs. These are small tasks that don’t pay well but which are also quite easy to complete. It is things like online surveys or location verification services. Nothing too onerous at all, just the opportunity to earn a little bit on the side. In many instances, these are the kind of tasks whose revenues can be saved up till the end of the year and then used to buy Christmas presents.
Look to use your skills to teach people. It could be as a coach, it could be music or extra lessons in maths or science. Or teaching English to foreign language speakers. Whatever it is, it is harnessing the power of your education and experience and making some handy cash from it on the side.