Ever since I was a kid, I looked for ways to earn a side income.
Mowing lawns turned into starting a neighborhood newspaper. Buying and selling Beanie Babies turned into running a youth camp. Creating a digital download product led me to start a church resource company.
Having a side project allowed me to earn extra money and do some of the things that my day job couldn’t enable.
If you’re in a similar situation, here are four ways you could earn money on the side.
#1 – You can DO something.
Think about the skills you have and the things you can do. There’s probably a side income generator right there in your wheelhouse of skills. Could you set up a website or podcast for someone? Could you organize someone’s kitchen? Could you manage social media for a local business?
Take a look at what you can do right now and see if there’s a side income idea there.
#2 – You can TEACH something.
There’s something that comes naturally to you that someone is desperately trying to figure out. In a knowledge-based economy, teaching is a virtue. Could you teach photography, cooking, grilling, organization, bee-keeping, parenting, oil-changing or something else?
You don’t need a degree to teach what you know. Sites like teachable.com and skillshare.com will help you do this. Look for something you know that already has a popular course and just put your spin on it.
#3 – You can CREATE something.
If you know how to make something, that’s a side income possibility. It could start as a simple craft you sell on Etsy and turn into a full-blown product manufactured in China. That’s not as complicated as it sounds. You can also create digital products…make something once and sell it 100 times.
You can also create digital products…make something once and sell it 100 times. This is essentially what we do at Church Fuel.
#4 – You can SELL something.
Listen to podcasts like Smart Passive Income or The Side Hustle show and you’ll hear about people who buy items at a massive discount and sell them on Amazon. For years, people have gone to garage sales and flea markets to find things and re-sell.
You probably aren’t going to make a million dollars this way, but that’s not the point. You’re getting started. You’re doing something on the side. And all the while, you’re changing your mindset.
If you want some practical help finding your side project, actually building it and launching it to the widest possible audience, check out Life on the Side.
This is a three module course I released to help you get going. You’ll find a ton of practical advice built on real-world experiences. I’ll give you worksheets, documents, and resources to help you take action. It’s not just about making more money…it’s about building a better life.
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