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Being Lateral In Your Earning Power: Getting Extra Cash When You’re Strapped

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If you feel that you are struggling to live a great life, is it because of your financial situation? Everybody feels that they could do with a little bit more money but when we feel stretched beyond our capabilities already we’ve got to understand that there are plenty of ways to get a little bit of extra cash. You don’t need a hell of a lot of money to feel happy but if you feel that your finances need to stretch a little bit further you can always find little ways to earn extra money around your current working situation.

Start Trading

More people are using cryptocurrency than ever before and there are so many different options to purchase money like bitcoin. You can go on a website like and purchase bitcoin right away. You have to remember the volatility of any currency, like stock, can go up or down. But right now, as cryptocurrency is slowly becoming accepted as a currency now might be the perfect time to invest in it. 

Starting A Blog

If you have a passion to reach out to others a blog might be the perfect opportunity to earn some extra money. Of course, we’re all doing it now! But we must remember that the way to monetize a blog is through affiliate marketing. Starting a blog is simple enough but it’s about planting the seeds over time. Generating income through a blog is about getting traffic but once you get enough traffic you can reach out to service providers and use links to their products in your content. If you have a passion for reaching out, you don’t have to do a blog, you could become a vlogger, but you can also start to think about your blog as a business. If there’s been an entrepreneurial itch you want to scratch, this could be the perfect opportunity.

Sell Services On Freelance Platforms

We can spend so long looking for an ideal side hustle that we can greatly overlook our natural skills. There are plenty of online platforms where you can sell your natural skills but what when you start to think about the most obvious set of skills you have, you could teach English as a foreign language to people online. The great thing about this is that you don’t need to leave your home! There are numerous platforms like to get you started. We all have skills that we can sell, it’s just about finding the right ones!

Becoming A Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant can be the perfect entryway into a career like PR and communications. A virtual assistant is someone that does odd jobs from the comfort of their own home. And the great thing about being a virtual assistant is that there are plenty of online platforms to get you underway! Becoming a virtual assistant can be a long-term job or it could very well be doing some short-term tasks. Either way, there’s an abundance of options available to you.

Making a bit of money on the side is essential now. The jobs that we have don’t pay enough so we’ve got to be more lateral in terms of our earning power. 



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