Working on the side is no longer something practiced mostly by unfortunate college students, desperate to cover their expenses. There is a world of opportunities for those who’d like to earn a bit on the side, in addition to their regular 9-5 wages. Here are some great side business ideas that can complement your full-time job.
Making websites has never been easier than it is nowadays. If you think that a programmer skillset is necessary for making an online presentation, you couldn’t be more wrong – with tools such as WordPress, all that is necessary is dedication and practice – it’s all mostly self-explanatory, really. This being said, a website design should not be taken for granted; sure, every single company, from microbusinesses and startups to large conglomerates needs a website (after all, if you aren’t on Google, you don’t really exist), but the more skilled a website designer you are, the more orders you’ll be getting, and if you focus on digging deeper into the world of CSS and HTML, you can become a heck of a designer and earn even more during after-hours.
Commonly (and unjustly) equated with website design, web design does require the entire skillset of a website designer, but only as a foundation. Essentially, a web designer makes their own website and then takes care of their own content, keeping their self-made online presentation, instead of selling it as a template. Although web design is more time-consuming than website design in the beginning, website maintenance is the only thing a successful web designer has to worry about after their website has become stable on the internet.
For every writing enthusiast, there’s now a way to finally get paid. It doesn’t matter whether you are an aspiring scribe, or a relatively skillful wordsmith – content writing is a perfect opportunity to shine and practice.
Companies that want to generate leads through their website need to keep it alive, and without interesting written content, this is next to impossible. This is where content writers jump in – hired for short-term or long-term service, their job is writing attention-grabbing content, written according to requirements and with designated keywords that will lead a consumer searching for something in particular to the hiring company’s website. This is a fantastic (and fun) option for an after-hours job.
Blogging is essentially writing, although it’s based on many additional things, from photos and links, to cool inspirational quotes. The best part about blogging is that it’s completely free (for example, Tumblr) and the fact that it consumes just about the amount of time that you’re willing to put in makes it a fantastic side job opportunity. Getting paid for blogging revolves around advertisements, which are based on the traffic that a blog gets.
If you are an animal lover, pet sitting might just be more fun and less work for you. This is fantastic, given the fact that people are more than willing to pay a good buck for taking care of their favorite animal friends while they’re away. This profession became so popular lately thanks to the online world. Nowadays, there are intermediaries dedicated to pet boarding, i.e. finding the perfect client-service provider match.
Clutter can really turn into a problem, and there is no better way to get rid of it than by selling it. Of course, this used to take up a ton of time, calling the desired newspaper, setting everything up, putting it all together, while nowadays, it’s as simple as having internet access and an eBay/Amazon/other account. Get rid of all of your useless stuff and earn some cash along the way without wasting too much time.
A lot of people are working multiple jobs at the same time, and this doesn’t mean that they are in a desperate need for money; only that they’ve found a quick and easy way to increase their income. We hope that these, mostly internet-based side professions will help you increase your earnings without wasting your valuable time.