8 side projects to take on alongside your job

If you’re looking for a way to earn extra money alongside your day to day job, why not consider taking on a side project? Whilst it will require a certain amount of discipline and motivation, having a second job is a great way to earn extra money and improve your skills in a specific area. Whether it’s starting your own blog or putting yourself out there when it comes to sales, you’ll be surprised how much value a side project can bring you. With that in mind, here are 8 side projects you can take on alongside your job:

Start Your Own Blog Based On Your Hobby

If you have a hobby that you’re particularly skilled at, you may want to start a blog to reflect that. Whether it’s a travel blog that shares all of your adventures or a beauty blog that shows off your MUA skills, blogging can lead to a second income before you know it. Whilst it will require a lot of work in order to build an engaged following, once you have one you will be able to work with brands and business on paid placements and opportunities. For more tips and tricks when it comes to starting your own blog, you can visit this site here.

Become An Instagram Influencer

Similarly to starting your own blog, becoming an Instagram influencer could lead you to paid placements and opportunities once you start to have influence over your audience. Again, this will take a lot of time and hard work as people don’t normally start to see any money before they’ve reached at least 3,000 followers. Remember, don’t be tempted to buy followers and brands and businesses WILL be able to tell.

Start Offering Courses And Advice On The Side

If you have a lot of knowledge in a particular subject and you’re finding people are always asking you for help and advice, why not create a course people can purchase? Whether it’s a course on how to decorate your home or a course on how to do your own acrylic nails, there’s bound to be a subject you know more than others. Take the time to think about what you’re an expert at, and whether or not you think that information is valuable to others. If so, you can start to look at the technical aspects of starting your own course. For a guide to creating your own online course, you can visit this site here.

Start Your Own Social Media And Copywriting Business

If you’re talented when it comes to social media and copywriting, why not start your own business offering those services to local businesses? Whilst you may find you have a number of competitors in your area, those businesses will be paying for your expertise and skills over someone else. Consider what makes you unique and use that as your selling point – whether it’s specialising in social media for salons or being an expert when it comes to writing product descriptions.

Consider Offering Fitness Classes Based On Your Strengths

If you’re incredibly skilled when it comes to fitness and exercise, you may want to consider offering fitness classes based on your strengths. Whether you have what it takes to become a personal trainer or you want to over evening yoga classes at your local community centre, there are lots of ways to make money from your favourite hobby. For more information on how to become a yoga teacher, you can visit this site here.

Sell Products As Part Of A Larger Brand Scheme

One of the most popular ways to start a second business is to sell products as part of a larger scheme. Whether it’s selling beauty products through Avon or selling home scents and candles, a lot of the hard work is done for you when it comes to marketing. If you have a large network of people that you know would be regularly interested in purchasing products from you, this may be a great option for you.

Offer Dog Walking Or Pet-Sitting Services

If you love animals and want to offer services that help care for them, why not offer dog walking or pet-sitting services? Get in touch with people in your local area to see if they’re looking for these kinds of services whilst they’re at work or on vacation, offering up an affordable alternative for them. Whilst it may not be the most lucrative of second jobs, it will be one you’ll enjoy.

Offer Up Your Home To Lodgers And Travellers

Finally, a great way to earn money alongside your day to day job is to offer up your home to lodgers and travellers. Whether you rent out a spare room to a lodger or set up an Airbnb account for travellers, you will be able to make a steady income without having to take up too much of your time. Whilst it may be a small inconvenience opening up your home to others, it could also be a temporary measure for those looking to earn extra money over a short period of time. Remember, this is only something homeowners can do, as it’s often a clause in a tenancy that could get you into big trouble.

Are you looking for ways to make extra money outside of your 9-5? What could you do to earn money on the side? Let me know in the comments section below.

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