Whether you are a student on a busy schedule and low income or a hardworking parent who is looking for a way to make ends meet, a little extra income can go a long way. However, sometimes it’s not feasible to take on a part-time job with set hours on top of your existing schedule, and even if you could, many contracted part-time jobs don’t pay very well. Thankfully, there are lots off of jobs which you can do in your spare time to make some extra cash; from starting work as an independent freelancer to turning a hobby into a profitable business, here are three examples of different money-making opportunities which could be right for you.
Do you enjoy shopping? Well, there are lots of companies out there who will pay you to do exactly that! Different assignments will require you to spend a variety of time in the shops, from popping into your local retail store and asking the staff for help to see how their customer service is, to asking different renovation companies to give you a quote on installing a new kitchen in your home. Being a mystery shopper is something which you can do completely on your own terms, and you get to have fun being undercover while earning a little extra money.
Social media is becoming one of the biggest and most widely utilized advertising platforms for businesses from all different industries and has opened up a whole new line of work for people. Being a social influencer simply requires you to be yourself and engage on social media regularly, and as you start to gain an internet following, more and more companies will approach you asking you to represent them and promote their products. The common platform for influencers to use is Instagram, so you’ll need to make sure you keep your posts engaging, such as by using a collage maker to make your photos more visually appealing. Sometimes you’ll get paid, and other times you’ll just get free products, but it’s a worthwhile venture if you feel you have a unique presence which will fill a gap in the existing market.
If you are a creative, artistic or practically skilled person, then it’s likely there is a hobby or pastime in which you actively engage and potentially could make a profit though. There are many websites where you can post your creative work, and receive a small profit for views, likes, and shares which your work receives. For example, YouTubers get paid depending on their following and post engagement, and some sites will pay you a small amount of commission when you tally up a lot of views on your posts. There are also websites, such as Shutterstock, where you can sell the right to use your photographs as stock photos for personal or business use. Think creative and find what’s out there that can benefit you, simply through you using your skills.