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12 Ways To Earn More Money While You Have A Full-Time Job

12 Ways To Earn More Money While You Have A Full-Time Job

In a world where we are faced with towering levels of responsibilities, it has become common for adults to take on two or more jobs to earn more money and make ends meet. Whether it’s to support one’s education, help a loved one financially, or simply to make sure that we are financially secured, acquiring more than one job is no longer out of the ordinary. We’re now more adaptive to our environment and the endless changes that cross our paths, making us braver to step ahead from mediocrity.

In this modern age, advanced technology is something that people take advantage of. It has now become a platform where work is done faster and where communication is easier. Through these conduits, entrepreneurs and job-seeking individuals have become dependent on the internet.

For some however, earning extra can still be done the old-fashioned way. Your skill set and internal strength define what services you can offer.

If you’re thinking about expanding your horizons and taking on a new source of income, you have come to the right place. Here’s a list of jobs that can help provide the extra earnings that you need:

1. Tutor online

This has become a common part-time job for some who already have day jobs. The good thing about being an online tutor is that you are totally in control of your time. Most online tutors provide English lessons to non-English speaking individuals from countries like South Korea or China.

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2. Be an online writer

This is another common part-time job for job seekers. Although this is a little bit more complex than being an online tutor, getting a job as online writer is a surefire way to broaden your knowledge about something you haven’t encountered before.

3. Post videos on Youtube

Social media channels like Youtube offer their users a fun, engaging way to earn by simply posting videos on their site. Clips that contain pornographic, offensive and/or inappropriate material are big deal-breakers. Remember, if you want to make money online, do it in a decent way.

4. Invest in stocks

Stock investment is an area that entrepreneurs usually take part in. By investing your money through stocks and bonds in the international market, there’s a risk that you need to be prepared for. If you think you have enough courage to put your savings out there, then go for it. Just make sure you have a financial advisor to monitor your progress.

5. Become a freelance consultant

If you have a broad knowledge of a certain subject, like accounting, law, or sales, then this kind of part-time job is the right one for you. Assess your own previous experiences that have helped you become an expert in your field. Employers are now willing to hire freelancers to cover their short-term projects.

6. Offer typing jobs

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    Proud of your typing skills? Let your skill be known by seeking out employers who need help in completing a typing project. This kind of job usually comes with deadlines, so make sure you get the job done as discussed.

    7. Be a babysitter

    If you’re tired working in front of a computer all day and need some time to earn comfortably, getting a job as a babysitter could be the right one for you. Babies will be your bosses and your sole job requirement is to keep them happy. Win-win, right?

    8. Take nightshift gigs

    If you love an active nightlife, embrace it even more by seeking out jobs that operate past 6 pm. Bartending, waiting tables, or DJ-ing are some of the jobs you’ll find in this area.

    9. Sell baked goodies

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      If you have the tools, knowledge, and a handy recipe book, selling cookies, cupcakes, bread, and other baked goods may be a great part-time gig for you. Be mindful of your quality, as this will be your top asset among your competition.

      10. Be an Uber driver

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        Someone who loves to drive and knows the rules of the road is the perfect person to be an Uber driver. If you think you exemplify these attributes, why not try giving it a shot?

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        11. Be an online translator

        If you’re bilingual or multi-lingual, there’s a long list of employers who are waiting to hire someone with your skill set.

        12. Sell used items, like gadgets

        Let go of your old gadgets by selling them online. Not only you have made a profit from them, but you can also make someone extra-happy by selling them for a low price!

        I hope this list helped you in picking out your new part-time job! Good luck in your new endeavor!

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        Last Updated on June 26, 2020

        25 Easy Tips on How to Save Money Fast

        25 Easy Tips on How to Save Money Fast

        “How to save money fast?” This is the question asked by all of us not in the top 1% of rich people.

        If you are looking for ways to drastically reduce your expenses immediately, first look at what you need to spend money on every week. And I mean really need.

        You don’t really need to order in food. You don’t really need to buy expensive perfume.

        Building from that, you can work out how your regular expenses can be reduced.

        As for irregular expenses, they can also be deceptively costly in the long run. Once-off buys can also be tackled with some prudent planning and a little extra research.

        And remember: a budgeted lifestyle does not mean a bad or boring one!

        But first, understand what budget you can cut down on daily:

        • Regular expenses for the average adult (can be trimmed but not eliminated):
          • food
          • rent/mortgage
          • cell phone
          • insurance
          • socializing/entertainment
          • transportation
          • hygiene products
          • household bills
        • Irregular expenses for the average adult (can be eliminated or cut down a lot):
          • travel
          • clothing
          • medication (*depends)
          • grooming (hair, nails etc.)
          • gifts

        Now, let’s dive right into the 25 ways to save money fast:

        Save Money on Food

        1. Bring a stock of food to the office/work

        Instead of popping out for an overpriced salad and a smoothie, leave a set of basic utensils at the office as well as a stock of non-perishable goods such as tinned fruit, tuna, rice crackers and so on (try to avoid the junk food and this can turn into a pretty great diet!).

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        Stocking up means you won’t forget or say “I didn’t have the time” when you rushed out to work in the morning.

        2. Buy the store-brand version

        Many basic foods, such as bread and milk, will taste exactly the same as their branded alternatives. Go for stuff with minimal additives and preservatives. Meat in a tube is probably insanely unhealthy!

        3. Eat cheaper cuts of meat

        Learn how to tenderize and flavour cheaper meat and fish, and save on the (typically) most expensive item on your grocery bill.

        4. Have group dinners

        If 10 friends put $5 each in the kitty, it’s pretty easy to make a giant lasagne and get refreshments, as well as hang out with your favourite people.

        Save Money in Transport

        5. Get a bicycle

        Save on gas money and bus/metro fares with this underrated mode of transport.

        6. Use public transport and/or don’t get taxis

        Some places can only be reached by car. But as a good practise, check your public transport website and see if any routes pass nearby where you need to get to. Walk as much as you can.

        7. Find the cheapest gas

        Regularly check out where the cheapest gas can be bought.

        Save Money in General Shopping

        8. Shop online

        Not only will you save on the gas or transport fares from going to the shopping mall but you will also find better deals

        9. Sell your old stuff

        Get your unwanted belongings up on eBay ASAP and earn a few dollars.

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        Here’re more ideas for you: 25 Things to Sell to Make a Lot of Money

        10. Bulk buying stores

        For regular non-perishable/slow perishable purchases such as toilet paper, cat food, pasta, washing powder and so on, do an epic stocking-up trip to a co-op or equivalent (my mum used to go to a place that restaurants buy from).

        Be wary of supermarket “deals”, as some have been found to be fraudulent after working out a simple calculation.

        11. Become a flea market/car boot sale/street market guru

        You can find original gifts and develop good negotiation skills at these places.

        12. Generic brand medication

        More often than not, the generic version of paracetamol and other basics work the same as the branded version.

        13. Choose deodorant, not perfume

        It blows my mind when someone drops $70 on a bottle of spray. Stick with a nice deodorant, and not only will you smell just fine but you’ll be sweat-free as well!

        Cut Down on Household Expenses

        14. Printing

        Ink is one of the most expensive substances in the office and coloured ink is doubly so. B

        e more efficient and choose black and white, and if your printer doesn’t have a print-both-sides options, just print odd pages first, re-insert the paper and print even pages.

        Expand the margins of what you are printing as often as you can to save on paper.

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        15. Minimize SMS and phone calls

        A combination of a free chat service such as WhatsApp and a free call service such as Skype can reduce your bill to nothing (so long as you have a decent Wifi connection).

        16. Shop around for insurance

        Most people don’t spend enough time searching for the best insurance deal.

        Keep a watchful eye out for deals and new competitors in the market.

        17. Try re-negotiating your rent/mortgage

        If you have built up a good credit history or a good rapport with your landlord, then chances are a frank chat about needing to tighten your spending could result in lowering your payments. You’ve nothing to lose from trying.

        18. Don’t get a TV

        Invest in a computer/laptop and an internet-only package. You can watch more (and often better) entertainment on the web, and skip the advertisements as well.

        19. Pool your internet bill with a neighbour

        My apartment building is basically a big old house split into three apartments. There are five of us in total. We pool the internet bill, making it crazy cheap.

        Save Money in Socializing, Entertainment And Travel

        20. Have house parties

        Instead of paying for overpriced drinks, set up a series of in-house get-togethers with your friends. Everyone takes a turn, so it’s not always your house that needs cleaning.

        For sound insulation, hang heavy drapes on the walls and windows. For music, invest in a good second-hand set of speakers which you can connect to your computer. Let Spotify or Grooveshark playlists do the rest.

        21. Open festivals, meetups and events

        It never fails to surprise me how much underground stuff goes on around me for free or for very cheap. Find out who runs the blogs and websites that list all the less well-known cultural activities.

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        22. Volunteer

        If you can’t pay for a ticket, volunteer and get to be there anyway.

        23. Housesit

        There are multiple housesitting websites offering you the possibility to avoid paying hotels and skip the discomfort of crummy hostels.

        Save Money on Hygiene and Beauty

        24. DIY beauty

        French manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyebrows… pretty much all of these can be achieved at home (and done well) with some practise. There are plenty excellent blogs and YouTube tutorials to help.

        25. Fewer haircuts/volunteer at a trainee hairdresser

        If you can’t bear the risk of a trainee touching your locks, learn more ways to manipulate your hair as it grows and get haircuts sparingly. Women’s haircuts are outrageously priced in many cities.

        Bonus: Effective Money-Saving Tips for Everything

        Here’s a summary of what you can generally do to save more money:

        • Share/pool resources. Organize a neighbourhood sharing scheme, common resources for your apartment block or with your friends. Not everybody needs an individual lawnmower.
        • Buy energy-saving everything. The easiest way to lower your bills – replace those lightbulbs!
        • Buy in bulk. Be sensible about it (i.e. make sure you have space!), and drastically reduce weekly expenditure.
        • DIY. Skill up using YouTube tutorials on plumbing and many other essential services so you never have to pay for simple problems again.
        • Research a lot before making a decision. Most money-wasting is the result of poor preparation and planning. Don’t shirk this part just because you don’t like it!
        • Use your network. Your network is full of resources that can ease the pain of budgeting. Ask for help.
        • Stop and think. Do I really need it?

        Unfortunately, there are some things that require plain ol’ giving up for the time being. This can include high-cost sports such as skiing, the latest versions of some technologies, the finest brands of food/drinks, premier seats at the opera and most other indulgences.

        What is important to remember during lean times is that when you look back on your life, it will be the experiences that stand out, not the extra comforts.

        Living on a budget can teach you a lot about how much you can really get out of your paycheck. We only live one life, so make the most of every penny you earn!

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