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Ways to make more money: Why one source of income isn’t enough
You may face challenges along the way, but just remember that you will rise above those challenges because you are an RIT graduate. We have prepared you for the real world, so even when life doesn’t go as planned and you are faced with troubling circumstances, you will overcome them.
“Next stop fields corner” the train conductor announced, interrupting my daydream of Commencement Day. As I picked up my gym bag off the seat next to me, I thought “This isn’t where I planned to be.”
Eight months ago I was sitting in my cap and gown, waiting to cross the stage and receive my diploma, and now here I was unemployed.
I had been at my job for 6 months, and they told me that they didn’t have enough work and funds for two designers. I was crushed. What am I supposed to do now? Did everyone else in the office know that I was being laid off? I was not prepared for this.
Luckily I had been saving some money in my emergency fund. While I applied for other jobs I teamed up with my friend Kevin who was a developer and we joined forces to help other companies with their websites. This brought in income for me. Thank God for freelancing. Today I’m sharing some ways to make more money outside of your 9-5.
School doesn’t exactly prepare you for being laid off.
Our whole four years at school are structured around working for someone else. So when I was knocked off of my feet I didn’t know what to do. I just knew that I had to make money.
One stream of income isn’t safe. I want you to start figuring out your passions and your skills so that if one day you are knocked off your feet you won’t feel as though you’re starting from square one. It’s imperative today to have more than one source of income.
If you haven’t started thinking about what are some ways you can bring in extra money, that should be your main goal this week.
Ask yourself what is a problem that I can help people solve? It doesn’t have to be your dream business, but any idea you to get you up and running will give you the practice and courage that you need to move forward. Figure out what works and what doesn’t work. It’s all a process.
I know it’s not easy trying to figure out your passion or what problems that you can solve, but it’s necessary. It will be hard work, but you can’t be afraid to work hard. You can’t be afraid to work for yourself. It’s easy to go home every day and do nothing. It’s easy to go home every day and watch TV and watch everyone else live out their dreams and their life while you just watch with a glass of wine. The easy route is crowded darling. Step into the hard working lane. Your future self will thank you.
Ideas for ways to make money online:
- Create your own blog
Although this is more of a long term game plan. I recommend registering your domain name with Bluehost There are many places you can go to register your domain name, and to choose your hosting. I decided to go with Bluehost. Now I admit when I first put in my credit card information I wasn’t aware that they were going to be charging me for the entire year at once. Which was a little scary, but I gave them a call and was able to switch to only being billed $4.95 a month for one year. Bluehost was super helpful and made the change right away. More tips on starting your blog check out my detailed post here.
- Get paid to take surveys online One way to make extra money is from the comfort of your home by getting paid to fill out surveys. Yes Survey Junkie will pay you to take a survey. I know you’re probably thinking this is too good to be true, but this is a thing why not fill out a survey with Survey Junkie while you’re watching an episode of your favorite t.v. show. So if you’re looking for a way to make money from home I recommend Survey Junkie
- Start your own T-shirt business
T-shirts will never go out of style, if you have a great t-shirt idea or quote in mind why not put it on a t-shirt and start making some money just by wearing it and promoting it on your social media platforms? If you need help getting started and figuring out what’s the best fonts to use, the best platform to sell your shirts, and how to design a simple graphic check out this starting your own hands free t-shirt business course.
This is a great way to earn money while driving to your desired destination. I
think the experience is amazing this way because you can get paid up to five
times a day as you earn, and you also may run into some great people while
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Drop shipping is an order fulfillment method where you act as the middle man, collecting money and acting as customer service, but never touching an item. The best part is that you carry NO inventory and never spend money until you have already been paid by your customer. This can make it easy for you to create an online store revenue without the need of even having a real store for your company.
One of my good friends Sandy sells thousands of dollars in merchandise per month part time. She can teach you all about it on her drop shipping course you can check it out here.
6. Offer the skills you do at 9-5 as a skill outside of your 9-5. If you want to bring in more income and you are happy with your job instead of waiting for you raise maybe you can find clients that are willing to pay you for the exact thing that you’re already doing at your 9-5 I’m sure you have useful skill that people will pay for. And guess what you can set your own hours or project rate, you can set your own schedule, and even choose which clients you want to work with.
You have to find ways to raise your income on your own because at the end of the day no one is going to care more about your money than you.
We can’t afford to only rely on one source of income. Rent is increasing, food prices are increasing, transportation costs are going up and so your income needs to match. Your income needs to rise more than every year because of a raise. You have to find ways to raise your income on your own because at the end of the day no one is going to care more about your money than you. No one is going to care whether you feed your family, but you. No one is going to care if you have enough money to cover your bills, but you. Hope that you have some ideas on how you can go out and start making more money today.
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