Creating Additional Streams of Income

Would you like to have additional sources of income even though you may be working full time? I know I would like to generate income while still working full time in my career. You may be thinking that you don’t have time to go out and get a part-time job and neither do I but there are ways to generate extra income.

One way to created additional income is to open a store on Amazon and sell items online through the store (https://services.amazon.com/selling/benefits.htm). Some of the categories of items that can be sold on Amazon are:

  • Baby products
  • Beauty products
  • Device accessories
  • Automotive & power sports
  • Books
  • Cameras
  • Cell phones
  • Clothing
  • Collectibles
  • Electronics
  • Handmade items
  • Home & garden
  • Jewelry
  • Household

Please note that some categories require approval by Amazon before they can be sold. I personally buy items from time to time on Amazon and I have found that often shipping is much quicker than on Ebay. Amazon offers one-click purchasing and paying and I find that as an added advantage.

Another way to generate additional income is to leverage skills you already possess. For example, if your job is graphic design you could do freelance graphic design on the side. If you are an expert in a particular subject, you might want to consider becoming a tutor. You could tutor online through websites such as www.tutor.com, www.tutapoint.com, and www.tutorme.com. These jobs would allow you to work from home in your spare time.

If you have photography skills you could become a wedding or special event photographer. Social media would be a great way to advertise. Generally, photography classes are taught at community colleges or local photography companies. With this type of side job, you could set the hours that best work with your schedule.

If you enjoy writing and have specialized knowledge, create an e-book to sell online. The one time effort of the writing the e-book can payoff multiple times. A great article with tips on selling e-books is found at http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2013/02/how-to-sell-ebooks.html. There are classes that teach you how to create and sell e-books. One such class on Udemy is https://www.udemy.com/how-to-retire-early-by-publishing-and-selling-kindle-ebooks/.

Creating and selling e-books is a great way to create a passive income stream meaning you do the work once and sell it over and over again. While you may not become a millionaire by selling e-books, you might just create an additional income that can be used to pay off debt or invest for the future.

Finally, create services such as pet sitting, lawn care, housekeeping, etc. Again this can be scheduled around your work schedule so that it does not interfere with your full-time job. Take time today to think of ways you can create an additional stream of income.

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