"If wishes were horses, beggars would ride."
Everyone wants to be rich, to have enough money to
live the good life. But sadly, wishes aren’t horses. If
they were, it would indeed be a crazy world. Ther
are no “wish horses”, we’ve got to wake up every
morning and work our dreams! The closest anyone
gets to a wish horse is money. The more money
you can make, the more wishes you can make
come true for yourself and those you love.
Here are 5 tips to make that extra cash and get
closer to your wishes.
1. Monetize your hobbies
You know how to sew? Great! What about graphics
design? If you are good at anything, make efforts to
showcase it, join internet forums, and show it on
Facebook and Twitter. Let people know what you do
for fun. You’ll never know who will be interested.
And when people start showing interest, prepare to
monetize it. That is a very simple way to make
extra money part-time doing what you love doing
2. Get busy on weekends
If you have a Monday to Friday job that allows you
free time on weekends, that’s nice. If you love to
MC or go into photography or play a musical
instrument on weekends, that’s superb. There are
always social functions happening every other
weekend in Nigeria, especially in Lagos. What you
have to do is just identify and plan for some side
gigs that you can do on weekends, that way you
can make extra money part-time doing side gigs
besides your regular pay.
3. Check out commission Jobs
There are many commission-type jobs that will not
interfere with your 9 to 5 and will allow you make
extra money. These jobs might include sales of
products which you may even introduce to your
colleagues and friends making them your first
clients, to services you can do after work hours or
online outsourced jobs. Just make sure there are no
conflicts of interest with your 9 to 5.
4. Do research
You will be pleasantly surprised at the opportunities
that abound with proper research. It might be a
business that requires only a certain level of
investment or a part time stint that will give you
good financial returns. You won’t be disappointed.
5. Start a small business
KEY WORD IS SMALL....... Make sure this business doesn’t
affect your 9 to 5. I definitely won’t advise you to
shirk your responsibilities at work, but you can take
a honest assessment of your job and see if it gives
you enough time to start something on the side.
Start a blog, set up a training institute, join your
friends or spouse to set up a consulting firm, but
keep your eyes on the cash!
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