Sometimes people fancy a change in lifestyle, particularly after doing the same work for many years. Others are forced to look into new options due to redundancy or health issues. Fortunately people are spoiled for choice, and the internet is bursting with options and suggestions.
Having said that, not every idea will bring home sufficient money to pay the bills. Let’s consider a few choices now, and check their potential.
Home appliance specialists
A builder or contractor may have progressively developed an interest in some of the things they see on a daily basis, such as air conditioning and air distribution units, or gas furnaces and heat pumps. There is the real possibility for people to consider HVAC Certified Technician Programs which can qualify people to install them and also do maintenance and repair work. People can also learn specialist subjects such as gas heating, water heaters or air distribution and ducts. People can be assessed by NATE as they progress in their learning.
Mystery shopping and surveys
If someone is accepted for mystery shopping, they simply perform their normal weekly routine and answer questions afterwards. In exchange, people are allowed to keep their shopping and are either given money or vouchers to spend.
Many survey sites can be found online, and people can join as many as they wish. In exchange for answering questions, they are given vouchers or money through Paypal. It is important to check the reviews for each site first, however, as there are scams around. Don’t engage with any that request money or are deceptively trying to acquire your identity details.
Neither mystery shopping or taking surveys can provide a full income, but when several side hustles are done simultaneously it is possible to create a larger income.
Qualify in cyber security
This is a huge challenge these days. Businesses are increasingly anxious to protect their data and money from hackers, and will pay for help.
Cyber security jobs have grown four times faster than any other type of job in the world of IT. If someone acquires a qualification in cyber security and finds paid employment, it’s a great doorway into the computer industry. Over time there is the real chance of earning a good income.
Become an investor in cryptocurrencies
Alongside the regular stock market has grown a virtual stock market trading in cryptocurrencies.There are many different ones including Etherum, Monero, Zcash and Litecoin, although Bitcoin is probably the most widely known.
There are many adverts and websites that promise the world to potential investors. Some people are told they will need to spend a few hours a day tweaking their investments. Others learn about sites where robots apparently identify the actions taken, and move the money wherever and whenever needed.
If a person is good with maths and has an understanding of investments, they could make a profit if they steward their money well. It is always wise to seek reviews of any website seeking investors, to safely avoid scams and to get the most from their money.
Jobs that can be expanded
Someone may love pets and walking. Anyone who can walk one dog could set up a business and take several at a time, to increase their hourly rate. They could also offer house sitting for pets to help people who go on holiday or work long hours.
Someone may be rattling around their house because the children have grown and fled the nest. Why not rent out a room? Airbnb has grown exponentially through this very thing. There may be a loss of privacy (depending on the size of the house) but the regular income may well be worth it.
Anyone who is blessed enough to own a second home could do similar things. Instead of letting it lie empty for most of the year, they could rent the whole building out. This would involve regular visits to the property and would depend on how far away the second home is. For some people, however, it can be a great use of one of their biggest assets.
This offers a host of different income possibilities. It can be perfect for someone who prefers to work from home. There could be anything from blogging and doing Youtube videos to podcasting or offering services on Fiverr. People who teach English can do so online to people living anywhere on the planet. Others who love reading and writing can consider proofreading and editing, or copywriting and content writing.
The most important thing to do is to write down what your dream job would look like, and then pursue the practical steps to achieving this. Hopefully some of the suggestions given will whet peoples’ appetites and steer them in new and exciting directions.