Unemployment is probably one of the most depressing things for most of us. Why? BECAUSE WE HAVE NO MONEY, THAT’S WHY!!! Okay sorry for shouting, but I tried my best to get my point across as much as I could.
The thing is, what if we could make money in other ways without having to work. How amazing would that be? The flexibility, you get paid when you want, you avoid travelling in an office and no more bitching about your boss to your colleagues, because you are your own boss. Sounds lovely doesn’t it?
Some of the most successful people, become successful because they found a way to offer a service to others that would make them money without ever having to work your typical 9-5 office job.
Here are 15 ways to make money without having a job…
Become a virtual assistant
I didn’t know what a virtual assistant was until I read the Four-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris. I was amazed. People make money by being on the other side of the world sometimes and being an assistant for several different people who have a variety of different businesses. The key to being a great virtual assistant however, is to be profusely organised. Tasks can include management of emails and responses, researching and gathering information, data entry and any other administrative tasks that are set out.
Sell your clothes online
I have seen many of my friends do this and have made quite a bit of money doing this too. Girls, how many of you would buy something brand new because you don’t want to wear the same thing again just because you already took pictures in it. Okay, I am guilty. But the problem is why do we still have them in our closet if we have no intention of earing them again.
List your space on Airbnb
Have a free room that you never use? Is it that room that you just store all your storage and unwanted bits and bobs that you cannot be asked to go through and sort out? Why not give it a good clean and list that space on Airbnb. A recent study showed that over 33 million people in the US use Airbnb. WOW! Not only that, Airbnb has been a global rental phenomenon. You can get some extra cash for unused space in your house and create an income.
Invest in real estate
When many people think f real estate, they always think of the rich and famous. I certainly did! But that was until I carried out my research. Real estate is a great opportunity to create a steady passive income. The most basic ways to investing I real estate is buying homes, flats, apartments, etc and renting it out to tenants. That’s what we all hear when we think of real estate. But for those who don’t have that sort of money to buy a home or flat to rent out just yet, there are other creative ways to invest in real estate. You can invest in REIT’s which are real estate investment trusts. This means that you can invest in real estate without the physical aspect of it, while also having the opportunity to access dividend-based income and total returns. REIT’s own a range of real estate, including office complexes and buildings, apartments, warehouses, shopping centres and so on.
Freelancing can be a great way to earn some cash. This can be writing, photography or anything creative that you can do online and getsome extra cash for it.
Own a business and scale
If you have a great business idea and have always thought of owning your own business, why not make a start. If you want a successful business, owning your own business won’t be easy work, it will be a challenge. But if this is something you have always thought of dong and have a great idea to it into place then go for it!
Sell products through Amazons FBA programme
Many people have created a substantial amount of income from doing this. this particular strategy includes finding a product through a manufacturer or wholesaler such as AliBaba, etc and selling these products on the Amazon FBA Programme.
Become a social media influencer
Social media as you all know it has blown up exponentially. Influencers on social media have been able to use their platform to create a brand and their very own social community. You get paid (good money too) if you are a social media influencer. Brands will pay you to advertise their products through your own platforms and you may also have the opportunity to create your own product
Start up a blog
If you love writing and creating content that can help and make a massive impact then why not start and make money on it in the process. Being a blogger means consistency and with there are many ways that boggers monetise their blogs. These include advertisements, affiliate marketing, selling their own products, e-courses and so forth. In many cases, there have been bloggers who have grown their blogs and have created multiple streams of income.
Start a YouTube channel or podcast
If you love being in front of the camera or talking then starting up a YouTube channel or a podcast may be a great idea for you. However, make sure you have a purpose behind your channel or podcast. What will your channel be about? Who will be your audience? There are many questions that you need to think of before you start up your channel or podcast.
This can be a way to earn some extra cash. Tutoring subjects like English and Maths are the most common, however you do have the option to tutor any subject that you feel you will be good at. The thing that is great about private tuition is that you pick and choose your own rate and how much you would charge per hour. If you are stuck on how you may find students, sites like Tutora is a great start.
Create and sell your very own product
Whether it be physical or digital, selling your own product is another great way for making an income. If it is a digital product then you will have to create a platform where people can access it and download it. If it is physical, then you will also need a platform to sell your product. Many people use drop shipping to sell their products as this allows the buyer to purchase directly from the website.
Write and publish an e-book
Gone are the days when publishing a book was a life-long mission. Now, you can write and self-publish your book and start creating an income straight away. If writing a book is something you have always thought of doing – but have always wondered how it will ever be possible. Then this may just be your answer.
Online financial trading
Those who have invested in the financial trading market and have become successful at it have done excessive amounts of research and reading to get to that point. The biggest mistake people do when it comes to financial trading is putting loads of money to invest and end up loosing it all. This is wrong. With the right research and knowledge this can be another great way to make money while you sleep and all without having a typical 9-5 job.
Invest in stocks and funds
When I used to hear the word “stocks”, I used to think I would never be able to invest in something like that. Wrong! Investing in stocks have become one of the easiest forms of investing. There are so many different funds that you can invest in which also offer different return rates, some on a quarterly basis.