People today are endlessly hunting for new ways to earn an extra buck. Given how different standards of living and costs are today, it goes without saying that many are finding it difficult to manage with their regular salaries. As millennial are accustomed to a different lifestyle than that of their parents for instance, where mobile phones and computers are necessities more than luxuries, more finances are needed to upkeep this. Needless to say, it is not always easy, and when family commitments also come into the picture, things can get pretty stressful. However, living in the 21st century also means that we have a great many opportunities, long as we look.
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If your job is the sort of thing that allows you to diversify, then look at the option of freelancing. Writers for instance, are a breed of people that can take advantage of this opportunity. It is actually really great for stay-at home parents and other similarly demanding roles. It allows more flexibility than working full-time, in terms of both where you work as well as when. You only need take on as much work as you can handle.
Join a Field Team
Have you heard of the term ‘mystery shopper’? This is quite a popular job offered by many different companies at a time. It is just as its name implies. A mysterious shopper will visit the store without the staff knowing the precise time of visit. Their role is to assess the working of the entire store, from the quality of the products and services being offered, to the courteousness of the store staff, as well as the actual store itself. One needs to be a keen observer, and ensure they note all details down to report back. It is a more popular role than you would think, and does earn some good cash when you need it.
Are you good at any subject in particular? Physics? Mathematics? English? Whatever it is, if you have a knack for it and think you are on teaching level, by all means look at setting up classes for tutoring. Tutoring is another great option that brings in some decent revenue, with the ability of working as per your timetable. You could either bring students home, or visit them yourself, whichever works. Just make sure you have the patience and temperament for a teacher, else you will not be able to do this for very long!
If you are more artistically inclined, then why not exercise that field? Perhaps you are skilled at painting or crafts? There are actually many opportunities for such people out there. Feel free to approach vendors with your works, and pitch to them. Even if some of them say no, there is a chance a few will say yes, which is a great start. Handmade greeting cards for instance, are a big hit and loved by all because of their personal nature. You can even browse online for inspiration. Definitely a fun and interesting way to bring in some extra funds.
This article was from AISHA ADELE and was previously published here.