Your visions of being a successful entrepreneur may have already happened. Perhaps you haven’t yet crossed over to being your own boss. It can help if you have a supplemental income. You will prove to yourself that you’re capable of bringing in money past the paycheck your boss gives you. If you do have your own business and you’re going through a slow period, you may want to supplement this period of time.
Whatever your reasons are for wanting more money every month, there are plenty of things you can do. You’re probably not even aware that you have a special power that can benefit someone else. Something that is easy for you might be highly challenging for someone else.
1. Do You Have Stuff That’s Collecting Dust?
This has been a long time means to making some quick cash. To be fair, the cash comes in a little quicker when you sell locally on Craigslist or Kijiji. Ebay will often take some time to sell the stuff you want to get rid of.
This method of making a little cash kills two birds with one stone. You also clean out your home of things you hadn’t used in a long time. Items that you’ve rarely appreciated and are just collecting dust could be someone’s buried treasure.
Many people will go on to sell items online as a full time business. There’s plenty of strategy to creating a decent advertisement and offering good customer service to people.
2. Do You Have Extra Space You Can Rent Out?
If you happen to have extra space, why not rent out that second bedroom on Air Bnb? You get paid 24 hours after your guest checks in to avoid scams and such. There are a lot of people that have made renting out their rooms a primary income source.
With the inflation of hotel rooms, especially in the middle of any city in the world, everybody is looking to save a little bit of money on their travels. Needless to say, the demand for Air BnB rooms is high.
3. Do You Have a Scope on Social Media Management?
Social media management isn’t exactly rocket science, but you do have to be organized and get into the scene. Most businesses don’t have the time it takes to focus in on the latest trends regarding social media. If you self-teach yourself a little and start putting yourself out there, companies will break down your door.
If a business wants to see growth, they need to up the ante of their social media efforts. Once you help a few people out and prove your abilities, you won’t be able to keep up with the demand.
4. Do You Have High-Level Skills?
If you happen to have a high-level skill such as data science expert, law, or medicine, you can get paid to answer questions on JustAnswer.
5. Are You an Expert at Something?
Whether it’s Fiverr, Upwork, or Freelancer, there are plenty of sites that allow you to reach people who are interested in your expert service. I once sold a service where I wrote a message in the sand (I happened to be living in Thailand at the time). People paid me $5 just to write something like, “I love you Molly” and take a picture of it. Your skills are probably worth more than that and you can charge whatever you believe you’re worth.
6. Are You Good at a Certain School Subject?
Tutoring online is in high demand, and is connecting all of us. As a native English speaker, you could make money just chatting with someone from Taiwan. If you have greater skills and the ability to teach someone, you can probably make even more. This is a great job if you’re a digital nomad, because the pay isn’t great but it’s enough to lay on the beach in Southeast Asia for the winter.
7. Do You Have Interesting Things to Share?
A blog is a great way to get a message out there and can bring in money all sorts of ways. This is one of the ideas on the list that’s more of a retirement plan way of making money. You won’t be rich tomorrow if you choose your template in WordPress today. If you build it right, offering a lot of valuable information, you have the opportunity to make a lot of money. Eventually, after putting in a few hours per week, you’ll start to gain followers. You can make money off ads, eBooks, and courses you create. Passive monthly income may take some time but this could mean early retirement. What kind of value can you offer to the world?
8. Are You a Creative Writer?
If you’re creative and you know something people are curious about, an eBook can be a lucrative way of making money. While you may think that everyone has their own eBook, it’s not in your own personal voice. Don’t be intimidated by competition. Just create 10,000 – 20,000 words and you can easily convert it into a readable document. This is a great passive income opportunity.
9. Do You Like Being In Front of the Camera?
So again, this isn’t a fast way to make cash, but as your video tutorials start to gain a crowd, you can start making decent income. Your job is to create something engaging and interesting for a long enough period of time. The longer you keep yourself in the game as you continue to make more helpful videos, the better chance you have of getting noticed. You can also use YouTube as a means of upselling views on products or services you’re offering.
10. Are You Strong Enough to Carry Furniture?
At TaskRabbit, you can connect with people in your area who are looking for help with tasks they need. This includes heavy lifting, assembling furniture, and whatever else a person might need help with. To maintain safety for everyone, they need you to register and get vetted.
11. Are you Crafty?
In this day and age, there is little that is handmade anymore. Yet we all value a person’s ability to knit socks or create figures with wool. Etsy is the go-to for those who want to sell their crafts. Have you accumulated a pile of amazing subversive cross-stitch projects? Chances are, someone is out there that wants to buy your handicrafts. Etsy is an easy to use resource for selling crafts.
12. Are You a Fitness Guru?
If you’re one of those people who consistently research information on keeping the body optimum. If you keep yourself in shape and notice that people ask for your advice on health and fitness, consider personal training. It’s a one day class to become a certified personal trainer. You can create workout regimes and diet plans to improve someone’s life. You can charge what you want and schedule clients around your normal work time.
A lot of the easy ways to bring in extra cash will come to you online. This means you have access to people all over the world who may really need your service. There are a lot of easy ways to make money online too. Selling your collection of Archie Comics might be pretty lucrative. Depends on the current trends, right?
You can maintain long-term relationships or just commit to a weekend project because you’re in a financial bind. Selecting a service you can offer that you’re really good at will ensure you get a growing reputation and work will come easier.