The world is an expensive place. Just think, after you graduate high school and head off into the vast world of adults, you have to learn how to pay your bills otherwise you could end up in a bind. And, those bills get bigger as you get older.
With the cost of everything from groceries to gasoline on the rise, it literally pays to have versatile skills that you can apply to help you earn more “stash-cash.”
Nowadays, developing a side-hustle has become a popular way to trim the cost of living back a little, and give you a bit of financial breathing room. Maybe you’re a good writer, or you have a knack for sales. Perhaps you’re good with your hands and you love making DIY crafts.
No matter what your side-hustle is, it’s time to leverage these skills so that you can live a little more comfortably in today’s expensive world.
Here, we’ll explore a few natural talents and skills that you can use to earn more money.
Not everyone is cut out to work construction or even home maintenance. This is a job that involves being out in the elements and working with dangerous power tools.
But, if you’re the type that loves to build or fix things, contracting work might be the right path for you towards a viable side-hustle or even a full-time business.
If you’re considering doing contract work, you’ll need to obtain a residential contractor’s license in your state. If you have the skills and educational background (and you can pass the state exam), you’ll be well on your way to earning big money by taking on projects on your own time.
You might be surprised to learn that most real estate agents work only on a part-time basis, that’s around 20 hours per week. And, despite this fact, in a recent survey of real estate agents across the country, it was found that part-time real estate agents can make anywhere between $24,000 to $45,000 per year.
That’s all part-time income.
If you have a knack for sales, and you’re good with people, real estate can become a valuable side-hustle. And, while you have to be licensed to become a real estate agent in your state, this process usually only takes a few months and the costs are relatively low.
Even if you begin a part-time real estate business, this can always grow into a full-time brokerage operation, or you may choose to explore other avenues as well.
So, you know how to “do words.” Well, we all have to master language to an extent in order to convey information to one another in a friendly and logical manner, but some are much better at this skill than others.
Just about every single website on the Internet has some form of content on it. All of this content needs to be written by someone, and the great news is that it’s a lucrative market for anyone who can string a sentence or two together and have it all make sense.
Depending on your expertise, you can enter into the freelance writing world as a content creator, copywriter, blogger, and under many other disciplines. Blog writers in particular can earn up to $400 per blog post when contracting within specialized industries. And, some copywriters can earn well over 5 figures a month, all while working part-time.
If writing is your thing, get out there, start practicing, and build a portfolio. You’ll only get better in the process and you might make a nice side-hustle out of your writing skills along the way.
Life is only getting more expensive. The more you’re able to offer the world with your unique skills, the more earning potential you’ll have to add a little cushion to your bank account.
In today’s world, a side-hustle is almost becoming a necessity in order to live comfortably. So, leverage what you know you’re good at, and contribute these skills to society for a fair price.
You’ll be glad you did, and you might even smile the next time you look in your wallet.