Wednesday, February 24, 2021

How to Earn Extra Income To Support Family?


The past one year has been tough for everyone due to the ongoing pandemic. Some people lost their jobs, and some local businesses shut down. Meanwhile, lots of parents need to stay at home to take care of their kids beaucase the schools close regularly. In a word, we are all faced with the situation that we have to stay at home for more time and need to find new ways to earn extra income to support our family. Here are some tips to consider.


Drive Uber

For people who have flexible time schedules and experience to drive, they can use their car to get some compensation. For example, if you are a stay at home mom, you can drive around after sending kids to the school in the morning and come back to pick them up in the afternoon. It is not a difficult job, and all you need to do is to drive safely.


Use freelancer website

If you have some design or marketing skills, you can definitely try to get some orders from the freelancer website like Fiverr. You can offer your services of designing a book cover, provide voice over for a commercial or even write SEO related articles.


Start personal blog or channel

If you aim for long term success and growth, you should focus on building your personal portfolio, brand and online presence. Under such circumstances, you can start your own blog or YouTube Channel to attract followers. While lots of websites offer easy setups, you don’t need professional IT expertise to establish or maintain your personal website. However, the drawback is that you will not get immediate payment in this approach as personal branding takes time. You need to come up with good content to sustain your blog or channel. But as long as it becomes prominent, you can earn passive income from it.


Refurbish and sell crafts online

If you are interested in building and fixing things, you actually have an advantage. Many people like vintage style furniture and crafts. You can drive around your community and buy some crafts from yard sales at a cheap price. Then you need to take your time to refurbish them to look appealing. You can sell them through Facebook marketplace, Etsy or Shopify depending on your preferences. You can also set up your website from your home. By using tools such as whois, you can find out information such as domain name availability, who owns a particular domain and their contact details so that you can get in touch with them should you want to. This approach might not earn you big money, but it is interesting and you can even do it with your kids.


When we look around our life, we can find lots of opportunities, but every opportunity takes time and effort to grasp. The good thing is that we don’t have to be a professional contractor like a window installer or plumber to earn extra money. We just need to learn a few new skills to get everything started.  Sometimes, we might not make a big fortune from one approach, but we get new experiences and skills, which is the most rewarding part.


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