Got a side hustle you’d like to build on? Read on to see how it could become your new career!
Juggling two medium-size apples for longer than a few minutes can sometimes be a tough task… even for a skilled performer, let alone trying to juggle two or more jobs for months or years on end. Settling for a primary job that’s far from your heart’s true calling may be a workable short-term solution, but it’s definitely a better option if you can turn your hobby or side gig into a full-time job.
It’s not, really: here are a few smart ideas you can use to set your career path on the right, enjoyable, and profitable track.
1. Harness the fix-and-flip power
Did you know what Ellen Degeneres, Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Vanilla Ice, Tobey Maguire, and Meryl Strip have in common?
If you guessed house flipping as a side gig, congrats, you’re up to date with celebrity news! House flipping and realty dealings in general are a lucrative side job, but they’ll also be worth a full-time shot if you have the funds for the down payment, property investment and inspection, fix and flip work, and basic marketing know-how.
2. Freelance writers have it neat
If you think there’s nothing to coming up with a catchy advertisement or blog post, you probably have what it takes to make a living as a freelance writer.
These days, content creation pays well, so if you like to play with words, you might just be able to turn the side gig into a profitable primary job. You can offer your copywriting services in open bidding on sites such as Fiverr or People Per Hour, but you can also make a small fortune writing movie or TV scripts.
3. Take online surveys for cash
If you’re trying to figure out how to get paid online for little or no real work save for clicking and answering random questions, you can take online surveys and work your way to a full-time web-based job. By sharing your thoughts on products and services, you’ll get to help brands improve quality of their merchandise while getting paid for every click and earning smart rewards such as gift vouchers at the same time.
Now that’s what you call easy money!
4. An English tutor’s blessings
English has become a communicational standard around the globe, but many people still have it hard when it comes to real-life conversations. As a part-time online tutor, you can scoop a hefty windfall, but if you’re hard-working and resourceful, you can also turn the side gig into a full-time job and make a pretty fine living helping people of all ages muster the confidence to speak up and build an impressive English vocabulary and immaculate grammar.
5. Sell your artwork online
If you’re a craftsman at heart and don’t mind getting your hands busy and messy, you can turn a hobby such as woodworking, knitting, or jewellery making into a profitable side gig – or a real job, for that matter. With luck and perseverance, your handiworks will find their way to a national or global audience at Etsy, Amazon Handmade, or eBay, and you’ll get to spend your time doing what you love most – and getting paid for it in line with your expectations.
6. Swimming in design waters
Graphic and web design are side jobs that can earn you a pretty smart living if you know where to market your talent and skills.
As a newbie in the freelance graphic design waters, you should try Upwork, Creative Market, 99designs, and other online platforms available to visual artists eager to cash in their gift. If you’re a web design greenhorn, though, try Freelancer or Designhill, and let your website creations find their way to appreciative buyers’ eyes.
7. Cameramen have all the fun
If you have an eye for detail and love to play with filters and photo editors, why not turn your hobby into a moneymaking side job – or a primary line of work, for that matter? Photographers can make a small fortune shooting weddings, but if you’re into visual experiments, you can turn your abstract photography masterpieces into a source of steadily inflowing cash on sites such as iStock, Masterfile, and Shutterstock.
8. Babysit your way to a fortune
Whoever said babysitting makes a good part-time job only?
If you love kids and have lots of time to spare, offer babysitting or petsitting services to your friends and acquaintances. Most parents will jump at the idea of having a Friday or Saturday night all to themselves for a decent fee. As a self-made babysitter or petsitter, you’ll get to earn experience, reputation, and cash over time, and once your circle of contacts expands, you’ll have yourself a full-time job.
All work and little play can make a modern Jack and Jill pretty dull human beings, but if you pick a line of work you actually enjoy doing and turn it from a side gig into primary source of income, you can take the tedium out of the professional agenda. Still here? Try the tips above and see just how easily you can get money flowing into your pockets.
Guest Post by Alex Williams
My name is Alex Williams. I am a journalism graduate, and a rookie blogger trying to find my luck. Blogs are the perfect opportunity for presenting yourself to wider audience, getting the chance to showcase your expertise and receiving recognition. I am a regular contributor at other blogs including over at Bizzmark Blog.