Throughout the ages, there have been many unconventional ways of earning or boosting your income. Many new professions or money making ideas are frowned upon when people first hear of it, but soon became acceptable and mainstream, especially if they are very successful. In the last decade, with the mind-boggling reach of the internet around the world and given that traditional day jobs are becoming a mirage, maybe it is time to look for some of the unconventional ways of making money.
Even if you do have a regular day job, it might not be enough to meet all your needs. Below are some ways to boost your income and our non-loan options section also has some additional ideas.
Take a second job
Traditionally people have always taken up a second job to pay for their college tuition or student loans etc. These jobs are mostly in the nature of a waiter or waitress, bartender or security guard, and pizza or florist delivery. These jobs are normally easy to get and don’t have an educational requirement.
Teach a class or course
Whether online or face to face, almost anyone can teach a course. Consider your strengths; whatever you are good at, like a second language, music, drawing, cooking, painting, yoga, meditation, tai chi, pottery, etc. If you are sincere in your efforts and nominal in your charges, people will come to you. This will help you establish yourself over time in order to earn more or even set up your own school or business.
Run a Business
You can also conduct a small business from your home; there are plenty of opportunities for the enterprising people among us. You can start with as little of $100 and have a thriving business. Start out with one of your hobbies and watch it blossom like running a catering service, a nursery or a pet salon. You are only limited by your own ingenuity and imagination. This can boost your income and seriously change your financial life.
Make money online
There are literally millions of ways you can make some money online. There are many jobs you can do online. Whatever you can do in a brick and motor business, you can almost duplicate online. Many people that are able to think outside of the box have made their fortunes this way. Take a look at Forbes magazine and you will see that many of the richest entrepreneurs are online. This should be all the motivation you need to take a chance on finding your place online as well.
Other Online Pursuits
You can find jobs listed by the thousands on freelance sites like Elance and oDesk. They are free of cost, free to register and you can earn as much as you want if you are talented. The sites takes a small percentage only when you get paid, as their service fees. For the stay at home mom or pensioner, this may be a great choice. Logon to one of the listed sites and see what they have to offer. Your new job may be just a click away.
Just because your current stream of income might be classified as low income, doesn’t mean that there are no other options for you. Look into taking a second job, teaching a class, or doing an online business. Changing your circumstances is up to you, so increase your income with just a little of your time and effort. You may find yourself never having to worry about a boss again.