Regardless of your skills, your qualifications or your interests, there are always ways that people can make an extra income. Whether it be just a bit on the side to help with monthly bills or a full-time business, there will be something out there for you. We list the following 7 ways in which people can make money – some of them you’ll probably never realised actually exist.
1. A penny for your thoughts, my dear: Selling your story
If you think you have nothing of value to share with the world, think again. There are thousands of people just like you who may be interested in your story, and there are also a number of sites nowadays that can help you get in contact with them. As long as you have a compelling story or even a unique perspective on a subject (and the publication feels it would be of interest to their readers), you’re in business. Being a professional writer is not mandatory in most cases.
Websites and platforms like The Greatist, We Buy Stories (UK based), Skirt, Woman’s World or Cash 4 Your Story (UK based also) offer writers from $100 all the way up to $5000-$6000 a piece depending on your story and the publication involved.