Can an individual set aside time to pull through two jobs at once? –Is the trending question off lately. With full-time jobs paying stagnant salaries for over a period of time, people are looking to explore other opportunities beyond the scope of traditional boundaries. This blog is aimed at bringing out small scale ideas that you can start as your secondary employment and grow through over a period of time.
Needless to say, but if you are a full-time employee with a steady income, you are basically trading service to get some salary from your full-time employer. Think of ways to market your skills to people in the market who would be interested and are willing to pay part-time.
This process will help you earn some extra income along the way. Build contacts and request your freelance-employers to put in a good word for you among peers.
Education was and will be an evergreen subject to invest in. If you are good at teaching something, then try to look into verticals that will help you get money out of it. Look for ways to make a video, reading material, online content, course on Udemy among other things. You can also send in your portfolios to tutorial centers requesting them for weekend classes. Those guys pay per hour!
Your skills here need not be just conventional education. It could be subjects like business communication, English speaking courses, acting-, singing -, dance -, and cooking classes. With a minimal investment, you can get things going for you.
This field is blooming in the freelancing world. If you are someone with an artistic view, someone with a sense of good lighting and great picture taking ability, then this field is for you.
Start looking for contracts or one-day opportunities. It could be weddings, house-hold ceremonies, cultural activities, office events, outings, wildlife photography and so on. As you build in money, you could start buying a better lens for enhanced exposure and hone your skill levels even more.
This B2C model may look a bit hectic and big, but trust me, it’s not! You need a washing machine to start with, at the least. You may require an initial investment but the business is sure to pick up the pace soon. Find a small place to rent out in the vicinity of apartment space and put a board with reasonable rates on it.
As business picks up, start adding more cleaning units, other services and run it full scale. Hire employees to take care of things within the cleaning area and try to reach out to as many as possible.
As long as metropolitan cities are IT hubs and favorite employment spots for the youth, this particular service will never go out of business. You need to make an investment for the truck that will carry all the load, and a driver to drive things around.
Applications of this are many. Submit a marketing request on Just Dial and other social platforms. You can use the same setup to help vacate houses, move household utilities, move decorative items for festivals and functions, partner with a catering service and so on.
If you are someone looking to invest in a small-time set-up or a small-scale business, then you can be an investor. There are cases where lawyers have asked for equity shares while registering a company in Silicon Valley. So, think of offering your services for equity, or look for investment as an advisor, or maybe look into partnership investment.
However small the business is, based on your evaluation of the company, look for long term investment.
Social Media Influencer
Are you someone who loves social media? Do you love posting things on FB, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and other platforms? Do you have many followers who check your posts and keep a tab on what is happening? Then this is perfect for you!
If you are a fitness enthusiast and someone interested in fitness regimes and you have a huge fan following, then maybe sent in applications to different units in the industry. Chances are, these companies will contact you to endorse their product or fitness apparels on your account. Moreover, to post ads on your site, advertisers and media owners generally pay well.
As long as people flock into cities, and IT parks, there is always a demand for good catering service. The applications to this are endless and a lot of people would want good food that can be served at an economical price. Starting home delivery, or snacking joint, small cafes or food hubs will eventually prove to be profitable.
This is long term and people would need good services related to this. Start with small services that could cater to pedicure and manicure needs, slowly expand to cutting and other services. There is a lot of scopes and the demand is high too. Find the right kind of placement to open a salon and you would be up for businesses full time.
The possibilities are endless and the need to earn are many. Analyze and reflect on what your individual strength lies in, and what you are bound to do in the long run. Imagine what you can and what you cannot over the due course of your career. A lot of people with similar thought process post ideas on Viewham’s website. Do take a look at them here.