Having side gigs, side hustles, or raket, as we call it, to earn extra money is an easy and practical way to boost your household income. And the beauty of it, you can do them after work hours!
Just make sure you pick a side gig that’s right up your alley and one that will fit into your work schedule. Here are some suggestions.
1. Create content.
Freelance writing. Blogging. Vlogging. Graphic designing. Get paid to create articles, videos, graphics on any topic under the sun or anything you’re passionate about!
You can start by launching your own blog/vlog and talk about your recent travels or review restos you’ve tried, or critique a book or movie. Check out freelance sites like Upwork, Freelancer, and Yonipp for side gigs and projects.
2. Start a small online business.
If you’ve been on social media lately, you might have noticed the extraordinary amount of online stores that have set up shop—in Facebook, Instagram, Lazada, Shopee, free web.
Well, you can do the same. All you need is your phone and an internet connection to start. Selling products on the side is a great way to augment your income. It’s like having your own virtual ‘tiangge.’ In fact, those who sold their wares in bazaars and trunk shows have now transitioned to online stores.
And thanks to the pandemic, people are now more comfortable and used to purchasing online. You can buy (and sell!) practically anything, from appliances and electronics down to homecooked dishes, second hand clothing, and potted plants.
3. Do e-Tutoring.
Are you a Math, Science, English whiz? Do you love literature or philosophy? A guitar prodigy, perhaps? Tutoring services are now done online, and lessons aren’t just confined to school subjects nowadays. Just advertise your skills online and have a video conferencing app like Zoom, and you’re good to go.
4. Declutter and sell.
Selling off your old items will not only create more space in your place, it will also get you additional cash! Sell through websites like Shopee, Carousell, and even via personal social media accounts like Instagram or Facebook.
5. Become a financial advisor.
These days, more and more people are seeing the importance of life insurance protection for their loved ones. Being a financial advisor is not only a good paying commission-based raket, it’s also very noble and fulfilling to help Filipinos manage their finances.
And it’s fairly easy and won’t take up much of your time. FWD Insurance, for instance, is one of the few companies that can do remote selling via Zoom, email, or just a phone call! Financial advisors are equipped with tablets for proposals and application process.