When it comes to managing your money, it really comes down to two things: Spend lesser money or make more money. While most of the people try to cut down costs by learning various tricks through random websites that would provide most unrealistic tips on cutting costs like never eating out, not going for movies, or brewing your own coffee every single day. Following these tips, you would be reusing the same foil to wrap your lunch! Ok, you won’t do that, but you get it right?
Why not make more money instead of cutting costs?
With all these tips flooding in, we forget about making more money, which is far better than reusing the foil while packing that homemade lunch. Earning extra income gives you more power, and makes you feel good about yourself. You can eat out whenever you want, you can hang out with friends, and you can surely get your coffee from Starbucks.
Okay, this seems perfect! But how to earn extra money when I’m working a full-time job that consumes most of my day? Well, can you spare a few hours a day? If yes, you’re good to go.
Let’s get to the ‘How’ part:
There are a few alternatives on how you can earn some extra cash including:
- Negotiate for a salary hike at your full-time job. If your employer agrees to pay you more for your contribution to the company, you won’t need to take up any extra work.
- Take a part-time job.
- The easiest of all – freelancing. Freelance something that you’re good at.
Now, the problem is most people don’t recognize their skills and thus end up thinking that they don’t have expertise in any of the fields and cannot be a freelancer. Well, this post is to guide you how you can make more money by freelancing some of the existing skills. So, let’s get started.
Be a Tutor online
Good at math? Teach algebra to students using various online platforms. If you still think you don’t have expertise in teaching anything may it be algebra or history, how about giving English lessons online? You know how to communicate in English, right? You can teach it to kids or grownups who are living in a region where they cannot learn from native English speakers. You don’t need to cultivate any new skill, you just need to have good conversational skills, which I guess you already have. All you would need is a laptop or a PC, internet connection and a Skype account.
Learn to code
This is the most obvious and most talked about gig when it comes to earning extra cash. You can visit a few freelancing sites and take up a project that’s suitable to you.
Make a video on an interesting topic, presenting your opinion about the matter and then upload that on YouTube. You can get paid eventually through advertisements and can bond with your viewers to create a popular YouTube channel. You can also gain more views by developing some video editing skills.
You can also write some posts and earn through guest posting or blogging. You can freelance web designing if you are good at HTML and CSS. You can sell any skills that you already have and can earn money through it. The possibilities are endless, but to start, you need to recognize your skills and your strengths.
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