How to make extra income with a regular job?

If you want to have an extra income along with the job you have, you can either start freelancing or blogging.

5 Ways to make money in addition to your steady job

Do you want to know how to earn money without compromising your regular job? There are numerous supplementary paying assignments you can take up. From becoming a freelance writer or a blogger or even a YouTuber, you have a range of options.

Did you know that 15 million Indians are contributing to the growth of start-ups by taking up part-time jobs online? You can harness many income sources like Upwork, Fiverr, etc., to grab a relevant opportunity and earn that much-needed extra cash. 

Even so, the question remains - how can you earn money through these platforms if you are full-time employed in an organisation? 

Presenting… the side hustle

Presenting… the side hustle

Online part-time jobs from home are a great option even if you work in any competitive industry. Experience does count, but about 60% of successful Indian freelancers are aged under 30. Read on for some ways to earn money without risking your steady job.

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1. Launch a financial literacy blog

The future of blogging as a career looks extremely bright, with 77% of avid readers. If you are in the financial sector, you’re likely to have innate knowledge about the industry. Courtesy of your expertise, people will be interested in knowing what you think about debt, saving, and investing.  

However, you must understand that your blogs will not earn money instantly. By way of inspiration, keep in mind that the owner of, Michael Arrington, was an attorney and yet became the best accidental power broker in the world. 

Platforms: WordPress, Blogger, etc. 

2. Start writing for others

You can easily develop content based on your industry to earn extra income. But who can you write for? You can easily get jobs from BFSI companies, newspapers, magazines, and personal finance websites. These online part-time jobs will require you to interact with clients and adhere to their requirements.

According to a survey, 38% of freelance writers work ten or fewer hours a week. Want some inspiration? A freelance writer can earn anywhere between Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 a month! 

Platforms: You can get job requests from websites like Fiverr, PeoplePerHour, Freelancer, or Upwork. 

3. Become a social media influencer

Influencer marketing growth is expected to reach $13.8 billion by the end of 2021. So, how can you utilise social media to make money? Sharing your knowledge with others will bring in a huge ROI and give you a feeling of accomplishment.

You will have a sense of achieving something great because all those years of college paid off. You can now eternalise your story and knowledge on the internet. Moreover, monetising your content will help you earn extra income. 

Being an influencer can take time, but you can work on weekends and prepare the content. It should be easy because you are already a subject matter expert. 

Platforms: Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Medium, Quora, etc. 

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4. Advertise your blog content

Do you already have a blog? Then you can monetise the traffic your blog gets using Google Ads. For this, you need to understand the working of AdSense. Did you know that two million people have harnessed this tool to monetise their content? 

Depending on the content, competition, and cost-per-click, you can earn $0.20 to $15 as commission for every click on your blog. 

Platforms: Integrating Google Ads on your webpage. 

5. Conduct training sessions

The BFSI industry is extremely competitive, so the demand for good mentors is high. Since you possess vital knowledge in your niche, you can offer online or offline training for aspiring candidates. This way, you can distribute your knowledge of personal finance and earn money while doing so. 

Remember to keep yourself informed with BFSI trends and incorporate that in your course. 

Platforms: Put up ads for your course on EdTech websites and other job portals.

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Last words

There are numerous extra income sources to make some extra bucks with a regular job. If you want to make money through freelancing, you can start a blog or become a social media influencer. You can also look for online part-time jobs from home, such as writing for hire. Or you can impart knowledge by teaching, blogging, or making videos. 

By monetising your work, you can easily earn some extra cash. The freelancing market in India looks promising, and it’s the perfect time to get started! 


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