Some extra cash never hurts! With our expenses skyrocketing day by day and our monthly earnings being limited it is time to start looking for ways to make some extra money on the side. No matter how great money saver you are, one can easily use their hobbies and interests, work from home or go online to boost their income. Take a look at these 7 quick ways to make extra cash without quitting your day job –
Affiliate marketing no doubt is one of the quickest and cheapest ways to earn money. Most of the companies selling products online such as Amazon have their affiliate programs. All you need to do is sign up for that program and they will provide you with a link to their products. Now use these links on your website or YouTube channel where you want to promote their product. Once they make a sale through that link, you’ll get a commission!
Start a Side Biz
Always wanted to be an entrepreneur? Why not start working on that dream now? It may take some time to take your business to great heights especially with your day job but if you can invest an hour a day in this gig, you can become successful. It could be as simple as selling items on eBay or selling your services on Fiverr. It is all about finding the right idea or discovering your passions. You can now even sell your art, calligraphy, doodling, writing or any other hobby on sites like Etsy, just figure out which one you can monetize.
Become an Online Tutor
Online learning platforms are becoming popular day by day. So if you think you hold mastery in a discipline, try becoming an online tutor. There are many websites or online learning platforms available, looking for passionate and dedicated tutors so there is no hustle in finding a student plus you can make good money. There are websites such as Udemy, CrunchGrade, Skillshare, and YouTube where you can be an online tutor or put your own online courses as well and spread the word. It is indeed a great opportunity to connect with learners from all across the globe, enhance your own communication skills and keep yourself up-to-date.
Start a Blog / Vlog
Have some good writing skills or like making videos? If you think you can bring value to someone’s life through your words then this is the perfect time to start your own blog. Blogs are gaining immense popularity in recent years giving the new age bloggers and vloggers a chance to explore, curate and influence. You can start a free blog on platforms such as WordPress, Bloggers.
Find a Work from Home Job
Work from home jobs is perfect for those who have a family to look after or who like flexibility. These jobs allow you to pick your own timings and work as per your schedule. Whether it is accounting, bookkeeping, tech support, website testing, translation, sales, nursing, teaching or data entry one can find hundreds of work from home jobs today.
Become a Freelancer
Freelancers are self-employed people who are willing to offer their services to other people or organizations. There are different platforms such as Freelancer.com where you can look for work opportunities. You may also start your own freelancing business. But you need to figure out a strategy – your goals, business niche, target clients, prices, and build up your own portfolio or a website so that your prospective clients can learn more about your services first.
Use your Photography Skills
With smartphones coming up with high tech cameras photography has become the most popular hobbies of today. Well, if you also have a passion for capturing the world in your camera try making money through stock photography. You can sell your photos to private clients, build up your own website/portfolio or sign up with a stock photography website such as Shutterstock, Freedigitalphotos, iStockphoto etc. If you register with a website they generally offer you commissions once your photos make a sale or get downloaded a number of times.
WRAPPIN’ IT UP!
Starting a side hustle or beginning with another part-time job requires commitment and time management. No matter what you choose just make sure that it gives you a flexible working environment. Do not forget to create a work-life balance as there are going to be a lot of things in between your side hustle and your day job such as your family, friends and social events. Earning some extra cash can be easy if you can figure out a smooth schedule. So when are you beginning?
Author Bio – Aditya Singhal is the co-founder of CrunchGrade, an online tutoring platform for students. It is his passion and vision to incorporate technology with education to help students not just thrive but excel through e-learning mediums and tools. He had worked with Kurt Salmon Associates, a reputed American Management Consultancy. Reach out to him on Facebook, LinkedIn here!