how to make extra money on the side
- What do you already pay for?We already pay people to do a lot of different things. Can you turn one of those things into your own online business?Examples: Clean your home, walk your pet, cook you meals, etc.
- What skills do you have?Now, what do you know — and know well? These are the skills you have that you’re great at — and people want to pay you to teach them.Examples: Fluency in a foreign language, programming knowledge, cooking skills, etc
- What do your friends say you’re great at?I love this question. Not only can it be a nice little ego boost — but it can also be incredibly revealing.Examples: Workout routines, relationship advice, great fashion sense, etc.
- What do you do on a Saturday morning?What do you do on a Saturday morning before everyone else is awake? This can be incredibly revealing to what you’re passionate about and what you like to spend your time on.Examples: Browsing fashion websites, working on your car, reading fitness subreddits, etc.
- Find an answer to those questions and I promise you you’ll find a profitable business idea.
OTHER WAYS TO MAKES MONEY
- Graphic designing
- Copywriting and editing
- Web developing and programming
The best part is freelance businesses are easily scalable, so you can make a lot of money if you’re willing to devote just a little bit of time to it. Or if you get busy in other areas of your life, you can scale back.
Think of those idiots on Craigslist trying to pick up women in the personals section by sending out a picture of their mediocre manhood. They’d be better served writing a few half-decent responses, testing to see which got the best response, and sending that out instead.
That’s exactly what you can start doing to generate effective leads.
Check out the jobs section of Craigslist and take a look at the ads relevant to your business.
If you took the time to write a great email reaching out to these companies, you’ll immediately separate yourself from 99.9999% of others on the site who are just sending boring boilerplate emails that’ll get them nowhere.
This doesn’t apply to just Craigslist either — you can use this with any job site. The key is to just be slightly better than average and willing to test a few different emails.
Here are a few suggestion of great sites freelancers can use to find business: