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Working at Home While Maintaining a Regular Job

For anyone that wants to make more money in 2018, finding a side-hustle or securing a second job are both common ways to grow your income. There are many different advantages to holding another job, but actually finding one can be difficult especially if the working hours overlap or if you don’t feel comfortable working extra hours.

Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to work from home while maintaining a regular job, and in this article, we’ll be going through some of the most important points to consider before you decide to go through with it.

Why Work at Home?

If you’ve been thinking about getting yourself another job then you’ve probably asked yourself: why? Why go through the trouble of working a second job and are the benefits really worth it? While working a second career for another employer might be stressful, working from home isn’t actually as bad as you might think.

  • Control your hours – Since working from home is usually quite flexible, it won’t interrupt your regular working hours and you can work whenever you have some spare hours. Some side-hustles don’t even need much investment from you.
  • Control your finances – Everyone loves to feel financially secure. You don’t need to be rich to have this kind of security, you just need to have multiple sources of income so that if you were to lose your job or fall into debt, you have a way to keep yourself out of debt and pay for your expenses.
  • More opportunities – One of the best advantages to working at home is the number of opportunities out there. Whether it’s writing about your favourite cooking recipes or designing leaflets for various companies, you can make money by doing just about anything on the internet–you just need to find the right clients.

Now that we’ve gone through a couple of the major advantages of working from home, let’s take a look at the various different ways that you can make money at home.

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Freelancing

Freelancing is one of the best ways to make money at home because it relies on skills that you already have or skills that you are interested in growing. However, starting up is slow because it relies on you either having connections with people in the industry, or an extensive portfolio that can attract a lot of attention. Finding clients can also be a hassle and meeting their demands will get difficult during stressful periods at your regular job.

However, there is another option: outsourcing. You can apply to outsourcing companies as a regular freelancer for stable income. Whether it’s outsourced designs, writing or even accounting, a stable flow of work will help you create a steady income.

Online Teaching

There are plenty of ways to teach online if you feel like you have skills worth sharing. Firstly, it’s important to identify what “skills” in this case means. Many people think that skills are academic achievements such as having a degree or qualifications. On the internet, a skill could mean anything from juggling to tightrope walking. If you have something fun and quirky worth teaching, then consider taking your talents online and spreading your knowledge.

There are a few ways to turn your skills into monetizable content.

  • YouTube videos – YouTube is a content creation platform that has transformed the lives of many around the world. It’s a legitimate career choice these days and it’s possible to start a lucrative career just from posting a few videos.
  • Writing an eBook – If you’re interested in writing then it’s always possible to write your own eBook in order to spread your skills. Marketing your eBook can be tricky which is why it’s advisable to consider the next point as well.
  • Maintaining a blog – Blogs can draw in a ludicrous amount of deal if you’re willing to game social media and build an organic reader base. It’s not easy to start up your own blog and grow it without external help, but as long as you’re honest with your content and aim to write high-quality blog posts that teach your readers, it will take off sooner than you can imagine.
  • Private coaching – And lastly, there’s private coaching and lessons. You’ll usually be posting your services on a classified ads website and giving out some kind of contact information. Private lessons can usually be conducted over the internet, but in-person lessons are also acceptable as long as you practice a few safety tips.

Trading

Investments are often seen as gambling especially when it comes to trading. However, trading in stocks and shares, forex or even cryptocurrency does take a great deal of effort, knowledge and personal ability. It’s incredibly easy to get started now with all of the new platforms available for traders. You can buy BitCoin online with credit card and you can get started with a trading account for no cost. They even give you virtual funds to get you started and there’s no commitment until you deposit your own funds.

Trading might feel like gambling, but that’s only if you don’t think logically about your decisions and go all-in like you would at a casino. It’s one of the best ways to make money at home as a side-hustle because it doesn’t take nearly as much time and the skills you learned will be picked up organically as you try, fail and study your mistakes. There’s also a wealth of information online that will teach you the basics of trading so you can get a good start.

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Final Words

This obviously isn’t a comprehensive list of ways to make money from home, but it’s a great start. As long as you don’t overwork yourself and look after your health, it’s easy to have a lucrative side-hustle in addition to your main job. You may want to start slow no matter what you pick so that you don’t overwhelm yourself with commitments, but once you get the ball rolling it’s simple to maintain momentum.

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Good luck in your search,
Joey


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