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A Guide To Make Extra Money By Getting A Side Hustle

 

As a business owner you'll know that income fluctuates and especially in the first few years you may not make a profit. So that's why it might not be a terrible idea to look for an additional source of income, or a 'side-hustle' as it's commonly referred to. This is becoming more and more the norm in the modern economy and you'll want it to be something not too strenuous but will bring in a little bit of extra cash to help out with the bills. Look at these few examples of the types of things you could do as a second job and you could well be on the way to having what many people refer to as a portfolio career.

 

Working From Home  

There are many work from home opportunities that you can fit around your current lifestyle or work commitments. These vary from using your own talents, perhaps writing content for organisations or publications or making and selling things even offering a service like laundry, there are so many ways to make an extra few pennies, so think of what you are good at and try to monetise that. The value of this type if work is that you can make it work round your current schedule.


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Delivering Take Away Food  

Another way to make a quick bit of income is to deliver take away food during your evenings, many of the big take away companies have loads of opportunities for part time work in this regard, just check out something like the Pizzahut careers website shows opportunities all over the country. As well as the big chain pizza places there will be many local take aways simply advertising on the shop window for drivers. If you know the area it's easy money for a few hours work each night.

 

Making Money Online 

These days there are so many ways to make money online, from writing content for websites, monetising your own blog, e-commerce, in fact this guide states 103 different ways! You can work as customer service remotely, use any IT or design skills you have, sell products for others or for yourself, the opportunities are limitless! Again this type of work can be done not only from home but pretty much anywhere, in a cafe, the library or even when on holiday!

 

Army Reserves 

In most places there are opportunities in the Army Reserves, and simply look up the recruitment website for this. There are many advantages to having this as a way of making extra money as it's not just a job but an exciting opportunity that can increase your skills, experience and enhance your CV. As well as simply being a soldier there are opportunities for specialist units for those with specific skills or experience, such as medicine, IT or more.

 

So as you can see there are so many different ways to make money other than the traditional 9 till 5 that if you need it there is no reason why you can't have a 2nd income whether it's temporary to fill a gap during a difficult period or as  more long-term ongoing thing. Have a think about what you can do and would like to do and I'm sure you will find your prefect side-hustle.

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