Typically, when people are looking for ways to improve their finances, they focus on trimming down their spending.
Try Looking At Money The Other Way
But there’s only so much trimming that a person can do. If you’re like me, you aren’t living like a big spender and you’ve already trimmed out the unnecessary splurges. Plus, there comes a point when quality of life starts to seriously suffer. That’s an indication that it’s time to change your focus from saving more to making more.
You might be asking, “But how am I supposed to do that? I’ve already tried to get a raise. I’m looking for a better job. What else can I do?” No worries. I’ve been there and I’ve got you covered.
The Not-Another-Job Job
This is where a side-gig comes in. The more experience and higher levels of skill, of course, earn more money, but there are opportunities for people with all levels of experience and every little bit ads up!
Below are my four best ways to earn a side income. Each of these options allows you to determine your schedule and time-commitment. As a bonus, I’ve included a way for you to earn a little bit while doing something you would normally do anyway.
1. Freelance Work
Freelancing is the next best thing to being paid more for your full-time work, because professional work always pays more than unskilled. To find opportunities, let former colleagues or other personal connections know that you’re available for freelance gigs.
If you have an area of expertise, you can create a website with ads and affiliate links, like blogger J. Money did (boosting his net worth $400,000 in 7 years) and as Smart Passive Income guru Pat Flynn, who has so far earned $3 million blogging, does.
If you have enough experience in your field to coach others with their careers, then create a website — or, if you have one, add a section describing what you’d offer as a coach. Advertise your services in industry forums and give new clients a discount or other incentives to refer you.
4. Get paid to run errands.
If you’re handy and generally available to run errands, sign up with TaskRabbit or Zaarly, or just put a notice up on Craigslist to get groceries for time-crunched people or do general handy person tasks for the useless-with-a-hammer set.
Bonus: Get paid for online searches.
Add Qmee to your browser, and if you click on a search result it offers, you’ll earn some change.
Forbes shares 39 more ideas of ways to more money. Click over to the original article to read more.