In our current economy, many people must work more than one job to make ends meet. Families with two parents will often find them both having to work. Often, we rely on a traditional employment situation to help resolve our financial woes. But, when it comes to side work, we really should look to our talents. By doing something we are naturally good at, we can enjoy the work more and enjoy the financial benefits more. Here are some ideas for you to look over and see if they are a good fit for you.
Open a Bakery
If you love to spoil your family with your famous baked goods, why not start a small business selling your delicious pastries? You can start off with a small delivery service out of your kitchen and eventually move to a small café in a high traffic area. Some investment will be involved through baking supplies. And even if you are working out of your kitchen at home, investing in some commercial restaurant equipment will help with your food prep in a big way! Even if it’s just a commercial sized mixer, you will be able to whip up larger batches faster than your traditional batches at home. And when you move to your small corner café, that equipment can be moved with you.
Give Music Lessons
Do you enjoy playing musical instruments? If you have some long-time experience with a guitar, violin, or even piano, and have lots of patience, why not turn your living room or den into a teaching room? One can easily charge $25 for a 30-minute guitar lesson and be booking 3 or 4 lessons in one day can pay for a utility each week. You have the knowledge to share and there are people out there who want to learn.
Freelancing is work one can easily pick up and utilizing your internet connection can make it so much easier to make extra cash. You can set your own hours and work when it best suits you. How much you make is all up to you. Some ideas for freelance work include:
· Web design
· Social Media Management
· Employment Recruiter
· Virtual Assistant
It’s important to check around for comparison of fees and you should look at your strengths. Some companies want you to hold a degree, but even if you don’t hold that degree it is still possible to get your foot in the door when you have natural skill in those areas.
Sell Real Estate
If you are passionate about helping people find the home of their dreams, then real estate agent just might be your calling. If you are a stay at home parent looking to get back into the workforce, real estate is one of the best ways to re-introduce yourself into the working world. You will be required to pass the real estate exam in your state to get your license.
Working on the side is a great benefit to your family when it helps get the bills paid. By doing what you love and are talented at, it can leave you in the position to choose between jobs when you wish to only work one job. No matter what you do, creating a strong reputation is what will help you make the extra cash you need. Most importantly, enjoy the work!
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