You might not think that you’re particularly money savvy, or an entrepreneur, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make money outside of a 9-5 job. There are all kinds of things that even an average joe can do to make money – are you ready to bump up your bank balance? Read on for some advice!
#1: Make Content That Resonates With People
Start by making content that resonates with people. You could write reviews about products you’re passionate about, or tell stories using YouTube that could potentially help others. Picking a niche out that you’re confident with is often the best way to go, as there’s so much competition out there. Then, all you need to do is pick your platform, be consistent, and ensure your content is valuable. Don’t doubt yourself – your point of view is valuable and people will want it!
#2: Start a Side Hustle
A side hustle could be designing logos for small businesses, or even dogsitting. It all depends on your interests and what you can see yourself enjoying. How much spare time do you have? How much would you like to dedicate to a side hustle? What could potentially become your main source of income overtime? What do you want your lifestyle to look like? Consider all of this before starting something new!
#3: Invest – Even if You Don’t Know What You’re Doing
Yes, that dreaded word – investing! Investing can seem terrifying if you’ve never done it, and never spent any time around anybody who has done it. However, investing is becoming even more accessible, even for the average Joe. You can download apps that will invest your spare change for you, so you don’t even need to think about it. When you get used to it, you could have a crypto wallet full of valuable investments – but you won’t unless you get started.
#4: Keep on Learning No Matter What
Don’t forget to keep on learning. Stay ahead of trends, and have confidence in yourself. Stay adaptable, and know when something just isn’t working for you anymore. Even just learning about personal finance, using books and videos can make a huge difference to your mindset and your efforts. Take courses and workshops. Gradually expand your knowledge and you might just find yourself full of ideas. At the very least, you’ll be even more employable and could land a better role in your chosen industry!
#5: Make the Most of What You’ve Got in the House
Look around you. How can you make the most of what you’ve got? Could you sell some of the items you have laying around that you don’t use anymore? Do you have a spare room or a parking space that you could monetize? You can even rent out some of your tools if you don’t need them. You’d be surprised at how you can make money around the home!
Look, not everyone is meant to be the next Bill Gates or the next Elon Musk, but turning your passions into profits is easier than you think, especially if you’re the type that happens to have a hobby that most people might consider “specialist”. Take landscaping or gardening, for example; you might think it’s second nature; meanwhile, Average Joe’s garden looks more like the Amazon than a suburban paradise, and if you already have specialist equipment and tools like a kinetic log splitter, you could be raking in the big bucks. It’s all about using what you have to make the most of an opportunity.
As your side-hustle grows into something bigger or more viable, then you can look at getting more thoughtful about growing an actual business. Still, far too many of us are put off from even trying because we think that we simply won’t have the ability or the availability even to try. You can expand on that logic to just about anything, and if you’re super passionate about what you do as a hobby, then it won’t even feel like a job.
As with all things in this world, there will be winners and losers, and the global pandemic has taught us all a precious lesson when it comes to managing finances and opportunities, don’t be caught unawares again.
How are you planning on making more money this year? Leave a comment and any of your own ideas below. Thanks for reading!