Are you an undergraduate? A high schooler or a high school graduate? Have you considered simple ways you can drive income into your pouch? Ride with me let’s search for money!
Generally, students do not think outside their field of study. They forget that most companies we admire are the result of a person’s ideas that were developed over time.
Most of the time, students leave their skills to chase employment that may be nonexistent. This attitude kills initiative.
I have met students who would not explore their skills because their parents would not let them even though they have the desire to try. Others are grade/certificate conscious and would not want to explore anything apart from their course of study. Still, some desire to explore but do not know what to do or how to go about it. In this post, we are going to look at ideas that work.
What trends can you pursue?
Make a business out of your hobby
What are some hobbies that pay?
Do you enjoy the company of kids? Try babysitting some kids when you are less busy. If you do it well, in time, you’ll get many more kids. You can end up starting a school.
Cooking is one easy way of setting up a regular income stream. Start with something that people around need most. Advertise it sufficiently. Soon you will be managing a big brand like KFC.
If you draw, design, decorate, and paint take contracts by asking around for those who may need your services, teach others how to do it, produce artifacts for sale, design things and sell, and be a consultant in anything you’re good at. Start an online store.That will be your brand.
Are you interested in physical training? Then use the internet to your advantage. Or, why not create your course and promote it. Better yet start your blog or youtube channel. Offer to train children or groups. Perhaps you may not be in a position to start a physical gym but you can start an online gym with social media presence. In time it can happen.
What about selling photos you take on websites like Shutterstock, Adobe stock, Etsy, Getty Images, Stocksy, and a host of others.If you like photography, have you considered drone photography/videos, freelancing, or starting a photo book for sale. Building a personal brand as a photographer can be interesting if you showcase your work on social media platforms to build strong traffic.
Do you like writing? Contemplate starting an ebook. You can sell on sites, like Amazon KDP, and other sites or you can create an online store to sell. If starting a store is too big an idea, start a social media page where excerpts of your work will be featured regularly to draw a following for your next ideas. What about taking a skill improvement course in content writing after which you can be a freelance writer. Starting a blog to express yourself is a good way to sell your brand.
Public speaking is an interesting way of creating a brand. Opt to be an MC for programs, lead discussions, and ceremonies. Get an online presence, engage with others, and get to where you want to get to.
Oh, what about becoming a social media influencer. You can become one in the comfort of your own home and make a passive income. So select a niche, improve your social media profiles, generate valuable content and post regularly, connect with your followers and collaborate with other brands. In time you’ll love your brand.
Do you enjoy fashion trends in any way? Perhaps you like to sew, do makeup, fix hair or nails, decorate, or do anything gorgeous. Don’t waste time, take your signature to another level just by letting others know.
There are other awesome hobbies that one can tap into. So commence by honing your skills, then optimize your social media profiles and enhance your following.
How to do it?
Just do what you love doing.
Take risks. Looking at the world currently, things are changing rapidly. Follow business trends that function. Avoid lazy get-rich-quick schemes that waste time as well as addictive enticements that waste resources.
Always have business cards or flyers handy to give out, you might never know your next client.
These are common things around us but our passion and how we deliver our services will always make us stand out from the rest.
So start by doing any one of the following.
Rent out things you possess- old books, and other items you do not use anymore
Join that extracurricular group that exposes you to problems that need immediate attention, that’s a good start.
Learn more about social media tools and invest in technology.
Benefits of starting now and not later
You stand to have gained experience in that skilled activity before you are out of school, therefore creating job opportunities for yourself.
Developing and using a skill enriches your resume.
You can employ yourself after school-Be a Boss
You can search for a job in that skill even if it is not your course of study.
You can be a consultant in that field should you discontinue that skill.