Making Money on the Side: A Guide
For those with a full-time job that’s always bringing in the same amount of cash each week and each month, life can begin to get a little tedious and predictable. You’ll begin to sink into the same old routine, able to make ends meet without feeling that sense of purpose and progress that can really sustain engagement and excitement in life. In such a position, it’s worth thinking about the ways that you can make a little extra cash on the side – enough to save for an extension, a holiday, or your kids’ college fees. Here are some ideas to help you do just that.
If you’ve been working in a job for some time, there’s no doubt that you’ll have gained the skills, over the course of many years, to work in a freelance capacity for agencies and organisations that operate online. All you’ll have to do is search for freelance opportunities on the internet – and, because it’s a mobile and non-geographic job, you’ll be able to search anywhere: inside the UK, the US and beyond. Make a new CV detailing your skills and start pinging it out to organisations who’ll pay you to do a little extra work on the side.
Set Up a Business
Business set-ups needn’t be stressful and time-consuming events. Often, you might simply start to sell some of the creative work you produce in your free time, create a small make-up salon in a spare room, or build a blog that’ll host content published across the internet, with small payments coming your way for brands advertised and URLs shared. Look up how to start a small business without all the stress of a proper start-up, and see your income receive a welcome boost.
If you’re putting away a little extra cash each month into your savings, it’s likely sitting there accruing very little interest, awaiting a rainy day upon which to be spent. Instead, why not read up on stocks and shares trading, onboarding the skills and know-how that you’ll need to trade and make money out of your excess cash. Read up online, watch tutorials, go to classes, or read specialist books to kick-start your trading life. And remember – there’s always the wonderfully vibrant world of blockchain currencies to trade in if you’re unsure of what else to invest in across financial markets.
Taking a Chance
The final piece of advice here is to take a chance – to place a bet or to have a small gamble each month on the off-chance that you might win big. There can be no better example of this than buying a lottery ticket once a week with your favourite chosen numbers on it. You can even play lottery online so that you don’t have to head to the shops to secure your numbers. The same can be said for football betting, online casinos and bingo – though of course, the advice here is to gamble responsibly.
These four methods are just some of the ways in which you can make some extra cash on the side, helping you and your family enjoy a better quality of life.