We all find it tough to get through the month without going into the red, and while we look for ways to cut down on our spending, you can also take on some extra work to supplement your regular income, and with that in mind, here are a few cool ideas to explore.
- Web content writing – If you have a flair of writing, why not get in touch with an online content agency? They are always looking for people to write blogs on all topics, and once you are registered, you simply inform them when you are up for work and they will send you a number of blogs to write. You might have to take an online English grammar test, to show that you have an excellent command of the language, and like most things, the more you do it, the better you become.
- Online Teaching – If you have no teaching experience but are a native English speaker, you can teach Chinese kids English online, and the agency would offer you training and support. You might have to work unsocial hours, as all lessons would be according to Chinese time, but at weekends, you can make decent money and have great fun with your students too! If you don’t have a computer, there’s always Nimble cash loans, and once you are set up, you can pay for the laptop over 6-12 months with the money you make teaching.
- Online Surveys – There are digital marketing companies that will pay you to take online surveys, and with a Google search, you can be talking to someone about this work. Like most online employment, you work when you want, and with a little training, you can fill in online surveys, making sure to answer the questions honestly, of course. The supply of work is never-ending, and when you have a few hours free, rather than going to the pub, you can sit down and answer a few questions and get paid for doing so. If you are financially secure, consider doing some volunteer work, which can be very rewarding.
- Online Translation – If you are fluent in a second language, you can get paid for online translations, which might be in a business meeting, and using Zoom, you would be translating for the client in real time. It is remote work, of course, and you would certainly have to demonstrate your language ability before they would hire you. There are global business translation outfits that have competent translators of every language, and when you are on their books, you need to be on call during certain hours, and should a job come in, the agency would patch you into the video conference to translate for the client. Here is some Australian government information on part-time work, which is worth a read.
Taking on a second job has many benefits, not only are you being paid, you are also not spending, as you would in normal leisure time, and this saves you a lot in the process. Staying busy is a great way to make sure that you don’t empty your bank account, and you’ll have a lot of fun too!