We’re not disputing that the job search is tough. The modern competitive nature of finding work is enough to get anyone disheartened, but having just 3 common strings to your bow could be enough to hit the bullseye on your job search. Let’s see how having an interest, a laptop and an internet connection could spring your career into life.
Are you passionate about something in particular, or enjoy talking about a specific interest? Try your hand at publishing it, and there might just be a few more people than you think who want to hear you out. Tumblr and Weebly are just two sites that allow you to sign up for free. If you can get enough people reading your blog, then some companies will pay for mentions or links to their site, and some may even pay for advertising.
So many professions can now be done from simply anywhere with the power of the internet. Writing, publishing, design and photography are some to name just a few. Don’t have the skills? There are plenty of free courses out there to assist you, check out our article on Free Courses to enhance your CV. Once you’re ready, you can sell your services on websites like Fiverr or freelancer.com, and before you know it, you could be making a living!
Sell an information product
If you’re knowledgeable in a certain area, you can sell your expertise through the use of ebooks or videos. For example, if you are a trained mechanic, why not produce this content and share your skills? It may take some time to produce and market, but once set up you can watch the orders rolling in!
Some websites offer cash or rewards simply for filling out surveys. Check out SwagBucks and MySurvey, two of the leading platforms within this industry. Although this may not be a viable form of actual income, there’s certainly money to be had on the side.
Rent out property
Got a spare room? Using AirBnb, you can easily register for free. Once you’ve taken a few jazzy looking photos of your place, you’re ready to earn money by simply renting out extra space. Use it to reduce your rent, payoff the mortgage or just as another form of passive income.
So there we have it. Next time you’re stuck with ways of earning money, turn to this innovative handbook to see if you can make a killing with just an interest, a laptop and an internet connection. Good luck!