Have a full time job but want to explore additional income streams? Thanks to the digital age, nowadays, all you need is a speedy Internet connection and you’re open to an influx of extra money-making opportunities.
The advancement of technology means you can generate income online and enjoy the freedom and flexibility that comes with it.
If you love the idea of exploring additional income streams but you’re not quite sure where to begin looking, here are four options to consider as a starting point:
1) Offer your skills online
There are increasingly more online and mobile marketplaces now offering people opportunities to browse through available work that others have outsourced.
You can essentially offer your skills as a service with a guaranteed and secure monetary exchange.
The process normally works by you selecting your location and adding in keywords to match your skills. Examples of tasks include transcribing, cleaning, gardening, resume editing, building a website, social media assistant and many more.
Depending on your skills it’s up to you what you chose to and get paid for.
If being somewhere physically is not feasible, pick online-only tasks.
2) Sell old items
If you’re harvesting a cupboard full of random chairs, kitchen appliances or various knick-knacks that you know won’t be used, perhaps it’s time to get rid of them but also make a buck or two.
Selling goods online is nothing new but is a growing space for trading.
All you need is a camera to take a series of images to post either to Ebay, Gum Tree or Facebook. You may not make back what you paid for but at least you’ll get rid of clutter as a bonus.
3) Try online trading
If you’re good with money and follow international markets you may want to put those skills to good use by engaging in forex trading, the trading of foreign currencies. You can join online trading groups who offer 24-hour support and flexibility, allowing you to trade at all hours as well as ask any questions along the way. In this scenario you can be your own boss but also have virtual assistants.
4) Join online surveys
It may sound tedious but partaking in online surveys operated by marketing groups is a fast and easy way to make money.
Marketing groups will offer either cash or vouchers for supermarkets in exchange for your time.
These surveys don’t require much brainpower, just your opinion. The beauty of these surveys is that they can be completed at any time of the day. You can also filter your profile so you are sent surveys relevant to you.
5) Type away
If you have your way with words, why not take up some freelance writing jobs? A lot of brands and companies have in-house blogs and website content they need to update on a regular basis and your services can come in handy as they often outsource content jobs.
Do you have an abundance of knowledge on a niche topic? Why not approach relevant websites and blogs to see if they accept and pay for guest/contributor posts.
The great thing about freelance writing is that all you need is your laptop and the Internet. You can type away and let the income roll in whilst travelling or on the go.
Having an additional income stream can instill more financial stability in your life and generate more disposable income for you. Identify your strengths and weigh up options against your lifestyle and existing commitments before you proceed.
A little creativity and a little research prior can go a long way.
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