We all need to earn money to live; we need to keep a roof over our head, bills paid and food in our cupboards. Unfortunately, this can often mean working long hours to make ends meet, and it can end up feeling like we live to work, rather than work to live. When you’re in a typical job with set hours you can feel like a huge part of your life is dedicated to work, but it doesn’t have to be this way. This day in age, there are lots of ways to earn on your own terms- you really can do something you enjoy and in your own time while making enough to pay the bills. Here are some ideas for going about it.
Start a blog or a YouTube channel
Are you a creative person? Creating content and putting it out there for others enjoyment or information can be a great way to make money. If you’re more of a talker then use YouTube as your platform, if you want to write and display stunning photos then go with a blog. It can take a while to get established doing this, you need to build authority and an audience. But have fun with it, see it as a hobby to begin with, with scope to monetize later on.
Run your own home business
Always fancied yourself as a business owner? It’s perfectly possible to do so from the comfort of your home, you can do your own set tasks then hire freelancers or third party companies to run other areas. For example, if you’re not a skilled marketer then you could have a professional agency run this for you. If you need computing solutions, this website and lots more online will more than likely offer what you’re after.
Do you have skills and experience that you’ve acquired after years of being in the workplace? Maybe you’re a talented writer, web creator, designer or photographer? Instead of working for another company, go freelance. Sign up to freelancing sites online and take on the jobs that you want to complete, this is great as you’re in full control of your workflow. It’s something you can do around other money making ventures, as while each piece you commit to will have a deadline, if you’re having a busier week with other things you can simply do less freelance pieces or none at all. If it’s quieter, you can take on more jobs. It really can fit around your life nicely.