Jobs still aren’t coming out of the woodwork, so for some people a little creativity is needed when it comes to finding employment, or extra employment anyway. Many jobs are only hiring part-time, and part-time doesn’t seem to be enough to make for a living wage, even for someone that is single.
If you need a job, or you are looking to make some extra income on the side when it comes to your normal gig, here are some things that may help you start pulling in some more pay. Some of them are a little more creative than the normal work week would entail, which can make them more intriguing to people looking for something less traditional than a 9 to 5 job.
Make Money Without A “Job”
You don’t need a job in the traditional sense of the word these days. Meaning you can work from home as an eBook author, do photo shoots of products that will be used online to sell them, or you could even become a personal shopper for someone (buying them anything from clothing to groceries).
There are many great options for less traditional work, you just need to know where to look. You could monetize your blog if you’re a blogger, or you could even do online surveys to earn cash. It all depends on how much time and effort you want to put into it.
Start Your Own Business(es)
Instead of making money for someone else you could consider going into business for yourself. Starting your own business doesn’t have to take a ton of work, or a ton of money. It all depends on what type of business you want to get into.
If you want to open your own brick and mortar store then you’re going to need rent money, utility money (double, since you’re now paying for your business utilities as well as your home ones), and money for the items you need to fill your store. If you plan to be a website designer or writer, you’ll need far less startup money.
Sell Things Online
You could also consider making money online selling stuff. There are tons of options for places to sell what you have, your choice basically just depending on what you have to sell. And, those options are also wide open.
You could sell stuff from your home or closet you no longer use, or things that you collect and resell from various shopping expeditions, or you could sell things you make on your own. People like to buy handcrafted items, whether it’s natural homemade soap or a hand knitted sweater. This also gives you the option to branch out and sell items at local craft fairs or even at flea markets and farmer’s markets – just don’t forget to get yourself some beautiful custom labels made to attract people to your product and so they can then spread the word about your business (if you’re struggling, you could check out these soap label ideas, as an example).