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5 ways to supplement your income

by  Michael Cheary


To help you make more money outside of the office, here are six easy ways you could be supplementing your income right now:


Go freelance


Got some free time? Why not try freelancing? Not only is it one of the quickest ways to earn extra cash, it’s also a great way to add to your experience and get your name out there within your industry.



And with employers on the lookout for everything from copywriters and graphic designers, through to developers and SEO experts, wherever your skills may lie, there’s something out there to suit you. Just find a freelancing site online, and give it a go.


Start a blog


If your skills lie specifically within writing, photography or videography, blogging might be a better way to go.


There are plenty of free tools out there to help you build and customise your site. And once you’ve built up a bit of a following, you’ll be able to start monetising your content by setting up ads. Many bloggers and vloggers also get offered freebies for reviews, unboxings and product tests.


Just make sure you work out your USPs before you get started. That way, whether you’re into travel, fashion and beauty, sports or anything else, you’ll have a reason to stand out from the crowd.

在你开始之前,确保你找到了你自己的USP (译者补充:unique sales point 独特唯一的卖点),这样的话,无论你是旅游、时尚和美容、体育或其他任何东西,你都有理由成为代言人。

Try teaching


Not all extra income opportunities require you to be creative.


Teaching and tutoring are flexible ways to add to your cash flow, and allow you to fit working around any additional commitments. You’ll also get the added bonus of helping other people expand their horizons and learn something new as part of the process.


It could be a second language. It could be algebra. Or it could be the accordion. But whatever it is, you can be sure that there are dozens of potential students out there willing to learn.


Have a clear out


There are many great reasons to get rid of your unwanted items.


Firstly, it’s a good way to free up space and declutter. And less waste also has a positive impact on the environment. But, perhaps more importantly, it’s a really easy way to earn extra cash.


Offloading your excess objects every few months could provide you with a much needed cash injection when you really need it. At the very least, you’ll have some money available to replace or upgrade what you’ve lost. Whoever said you can’t get money for old rope?


Rent out your spare room


If you’ve got extra space, why not start making the most of it?


Joining a rental website as a host is completely free, and only takes a few minutes to set up. But once you’ve made a listing, you’ll have the potential to start earning straight away.


So whether you’ve got a spare room that needs monetising, or you want to learn something new, listing your home on any of those rental websites could help you fund it.


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