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Side-Business Ideas to Boost Your Income
Many people struggling financially look for something else they can do to make a bit extra money. They are not usually looking to change their full-time employment, but just want to work a few hours to earn some extra cash. It could be that it is to buy something expensive or to pay for a dream holiday or wedding, or even just to bolster their savings. Whatever the reason does not matter really, if you want to earn some extra cash, here are a few ideas for a side-business.
Manage Social Media
Most people use social media these days, so it is just one step further on to manage someone else’s for them. Businesses need social media coverage if they are to be successful, but it can be very time-consuming and they do not always have the time needed to dedicate to it.
Social media managers are in demand because of this. As long as you learn about the business you are acting for, and stay positive at all time with posts and comments you can make some extra cash as a social media manager.
Learn A New Skill
People will pay for skills they do not have. If you can find a niche that is lacking, you could find that learning a new skill could be the perfect answer. For example, OriGym’s sports massage course will teach you how to help clients when they have sore muscles. Often footballers, rugby players and people that take part in others sports pull a muscle or do some other damage that stops them playing. They will happily pay someone to help relieve the p[ain and get them back on the pitch as soon as possible.
The choice of new skills you could learn is endless, from languages to cake decorating, there are courses available for them all. Some of the courses take no more than a few weeks to complete, so find the time and you could have a new skill quicker than you ever thought possible.
Become A Freelancer
Are you good at graphic design, bookkeeping, writing blogs or any other service that would be useful to businesses? If so, think about becoming a freelancer. There are many websites online that offer work for freelancers in all areas, and outsourcing jobs in this way is becoming increasingly popular.
From the business’s point of view, it is cheaper than employing someone, and from the freelancer’s point of view, as long as you meet the deadlines that are set, you can do the work to suit yourself.
Do You Enjoy Shopping?
If you enjoy shopping being a mystery shopper could be ideal. You could be asked to go undercover in a shop or online. You then have to detail how good or bad your shopping experience was. It will take a simple search online to find companies that specialise in this area, many of them being involved in market research.
Some people cannot stand housework, but believe it or not, there are some who love it. If you are one of the latter, consider offering your services as a house cleaner. You will have no problem finding takers as so many people lead such busy lives that often they do not have the time for household chores.
The hours can be agreed to suit your lifestyle and you can earn some serious extra cash doing this.
If you are looking to make some extra cash just as a one-off situation, have a sort through your home and find anything you can sell. You could put items on eBay or Etsy, or you could hold a garage sale to get rid of them. This helps in two ways. The money can go to the pot you are trying to build and at the same time, you will de-clutter your home.
Be realistic about the prices you ask and you may be surprised just how many used items you can sell.
Be An Online Tutor
If you are good at maths, physics, chemistry, languages or any other subject someone is struggling with they may well be looking for a tutor. Technology has made this possible to do online. You could use one of the free platforms, such as Skype, and give lessons face-to-face online. When someone is struggling, whether they are a child at school or an adult that is training for a new career, having help in this way can mean the difference between success and failure for them.
You could even create an online course for the subject you are good at and then you could have several people doing it at the same time.
Create Your Own Blog
You will not make money straight away with a blog as it takes time to build a following. However, once you have enough followers you can sell advertising space on your blog. Then you just have to make sure it stays up to date and relevant for the adverting revenue to grow.
The beauty of this is that you could write the blog in the evening, spend time promoting your site on social media in the evening too so that it will not affect your full-time job at all. Some people make a lot of money from their blog; with many of the serious bloggers have more than one of them.
Babysitting (Or Dog Sitting)
Babysitting for an evening or two a week will earn you some good money and if the children are in bed asleep it is an easy evenings work. Don’t count on that though. You have to be able to get on well with kids to be a baby sitter and you also have to be reliable. Letting parents down at the last minute will soon get you a bad reputation and the babysitting jobs will stop.
For some people, their baby is a dog, or maybe a cat. Helping to look after them is usually need for longer periods than an evening, but it can be great fun getting to know the animal and taking them for a walk, or just spending time with them. Once an animal gets to know you, they will give a lot of love in return for some attention, and it is a job that pays well, as people like to know their fur babies are in good hands.
Shopping, like cleaning, is something that people who lead busy lives do not always have time for and there are a lot of them. There is a high demand for personal shoppers especially in affluent areas. Search online for sites such as ThumbTack that helps people who are looking for someone to do their shopping for them.
Car washing has become a lucrative sideline and is a simple way to earn some extra cash. You have to make a good job of the wash, but as long as you do your reputation will spread by word of mouth. You could also advertise your services on social media, or have a few flyers printed to give out locally.
This is typical of an idea that starts as just a few hours a week and ends up as a full-time occupation.
Writing a CV for yourself can be quite difficult, and writing them for other people is much easier. It is a skill that many people lack and if they are searching for work it can be vital to have a good CV. When they want to show the best of themselves it is necessary to do that without looking as though they are ‘showing off’. It should be simple and state the facts, and that way the CV is more likely to gain them an interview.
If you think you could write CV’s for other people, there are plenty of online resources to find the people that need help.
Set Yourself Up As A Tour Guide
If you live in an area that attracts tourists, you will also find that some of them would like a guided tour. Make sure you know your facts about buildings, roads and everything else in the area to make the tour as interesting as possible. Most people have seen groups walking about the streets as they go on a ghost tour or a tour of historical buildings. That could be you that is leading them, as long as you do your research and then put adverts in the right places, such as hotels and bars.
Get A Part-Time Job
Not everyone is comfortable working online or running his or her own small business. If that is how you feel you should be looking for a part-time job to provide some extra cash. The options are endless for the type of job you want, but you do have to realise that this will impact on your lifestyle more than any other way of earning extra money.
You will have fixed hours to work just as in your full-time job and this can be the end of any meaningful social life for a while.
It is no joke needing some extra money unless of course, it is because you want to buy something rather than just to help you survive.
I do hope you have found this post on Side-Business Ideas to Boost Your Income useful.