Many people are looking for side hustles and supplemental income. It’s becoming more and more unrealistic to work on only one job and afford the rent. Or maybe you’ve got debt you’d like to pay off sooner rather than later or a special trip for which you’re saving. Whatever your reason, sometimes one job isn’t enough. Here are four ways to earn extra income:
Becoming certified in something is the only way to guarantee that you’ll earn extra cash. As much as most Americans would not like to admit, that certificate with your name on it does mean something. Consider something that doesn’t require any specific background education like yoga or meditation or even online teaching. If you choose the right program, you can also earn your certification online. There are online mindfulness teacher training, yoga training, and teacher certification courses.
Choose a program that is easy to follow along and has no hidden fees. Also, choose something that will provide a long-term stream of cash. Online mindfulness teacher training is a smart program to consider because ‘mindfulness and meditation’ is a growing trend. Nearly everyone is meditating these days, why not earn some extra cash from it?
Use Your Skills
Your primary job probably doesn’t allow you to use all of your skills. Maybe you’re a fantastic sketch artist, perhaps you write beautiful poems, or can make a solid beat. Whatever your ability is, use it. Someone out there is willing to pay for it. Use the internet to put your skills out there. Make a post, or two or three, advertising your work. Or you can start locally with friends and friends of friends; let them know what you’re selling, and then in no time, you’ll have a small circle of customers that will grow with each sale.
Work From Home Jobs
Research work-from-home jobs that don’t require much work. For example, you could be a video transcriptionist. You watch videos and transcribe what happens in them as well as any dialogue. If that’s not something you’d like to do, you can also consider audio transcribing, survey taking, and remote customer service positions.
The goal of the job is that you’re able to do it from home, most likely after your primary job, and it doesn’t require much work. Now, you may have to sign up for more than one of these, because any position that doesn’t require much won’t pay very well either, but it’ll add up at the end of the month.
If you find that you would like to do none of the options, consider working a retail or entry-level position on the weekends. Its guaranteed payment and most part-time employers are flexible with their scheduling. You’d be surprised to know how many people work part-time on the weekends. Teachers everywhere are the kings and queens of side hustles and weekend gigs. So, put in an application and look for places that are professional and willing to work with its employees. After all, it is all about business; they just want to make sure the work gets done, and nobody cares what you do during other hours than the office timings.
Side hustling is not easy, but it does pay off in the long run, literally, when you can afford that dream trip to Mexico, pay off your debt, or finally move out of your parents’ place. Consider one or all of the options and start earning that extra cash.