5 Ways to Make Extra Cash That You Probably Haven’t Considered
A lot of us have dreams of one day quitting our 9 to 5 to enjoy the free life of entrepreneurship. If you’re past the stage of just dreaming and have your business half way off the ground, you’ll find that it’s hard to juggle your day job and your passion project. There will come a point where you have to take a leap of faith and go all in with your business. There’s of course the problem of having to still be financially sustainable during those times, so we’ve put together a list of jobs that will keep you afloat until your business takes off.
- Substitute Teaching- If you’re a college grad then this is a great option for you. It’s a great way to make some supplemental income to keep you afloat and allow you the time to focus on your business with a flexible schedule. You’ll need a degree from a four year institution and pass an exam called CBEST, and you’re good to go. Once you have that, let the staffing agencies do the work to place you at schools in your area. Your placement is on a day-to-day basis, so you can decline or accept a sub teaching job whenever you want.
- Uber Driving– If you have a car that is halfway running this could be a great option. This is by far the easiest way to make money fast with the least amount of time to get started. Uber drivers on average make anywhere between $15.00-$20.00 per hour and it’s always a great way to do some soft networking with people you would probably never meet in another setting. I’ve done this personally, and it really helped me through tough times when I was first starting out. You can sign up through my partnership code here.
- Freelancing/Consulting– Are you really knowledgable on certain topics outside of your regular day job? If so, you could position yourself as a freelancer or consultant. People will pay for the information you have. When I was younger, I had gotten laid off of so many jobs that I had become an expert at resume writing because I was always on the job hunt. I realized people were really intimidated to write resumes and not that great at making their resume stand out. People had no problem paying me to write their resumes for them. Cha ching.
- Copywriting/Writing– Do you have a way with words? Great writers are hard to come by, and there are a number of brands, websites, corporations who will gladly pay someone to write copy for marketing materials, company websites, and other content for their businesses. Put your skill to use.
- Contact Database– If you’re a social butterfly, you could be making money doing it. If you’re the kind of person that loves to schmooze, you could be charging people to connect them to high-profile people you have access to. If startups are looking for contacts to other brands, you can introduce them and charge a finder’s fee.
These are just a few but in fact there are a million ways to make money. You just have to be resourceful. Starting your own business can be rough and you’re going to need alternative ways to generate income that don’t take up a lot of your time. When you’re ready to go full force with your dream, having the reassurance that you’ll be able to keep your water and power on is crucial. Live the dream! Good luck!