Tips for Boosting Your Income in 2019

It’s always a good time to start making extra cash each month by boosting your income through various ways. In fact, earning a little (or even a lot) extra is not as difficult as you may think. There are plenty of ways to turn your hobbies into money making endeavours; and even easy ways to earn ‘big bucks’ online!

Take a look at the best ways to boost your income in 2019 and beyond:

  • Earn Money from your Hobbies

Many people are opposed to turning their hobby into an income stream, mainly because they would like to keep it ‘sacred’, and not stress over whether their art is raking in the cash or not. While hobbies are meant to take your mind off the stresses of work and life, there is no denying that there are money making hobbies, and if you are able to make some money off of it while still enjoying what you do, then by all means it’s a fantastic way to boost your income. Perhaps you enjoy sewing – you could choose to sew for a limited number of clients to keep things manageable and earn from your skill. Perhaps you enjoy painting, or drawing – you could either sell your art, or teach beginners where to start in the world of art.

  • Win Money Online

Many believe that earning a quick buck online is too good to be true, but places like Vegas Casino, for example, boost your chances of winning money online. And let’s be honest, people have been winning cash online for years and years – so you can too. What’s great about trying to win money online, is that there’s hardly a limit to how much you could win! In fact, you could win life-changing amounts without thinking up some grand business idea or groundbreaking new invention. Winning money online is by far the easiest way to boost your income and you should give it a shot. You never know, it could be your lucky day!

  • Ask for a Raise
This is of course an old fashion, tried and tested way to boost your income, although it’s not always easy to do. Some people struggle to approach their bosses out of fear of rejection (which is often the outcome). While business owners have their own way of calculating paychecks and employees’ productivity, there are ways to getting this right and bagging the salary you deserve. To successfully be granted a raise, you need to know your worth, but you also need to identify areas of your skillset you could improve. Once you have identified these, it may be best to do a short course or training program which you can present to your boss at the time you are asking for a raise. This will show that you have improved in certain areas and will be adding even more value to the company. Unfortunately, you’re always going to have to propose good reasons for asking for a raise, so be prepared so that your chances of rejection are slim!

  • Freelance After Hours

If you have a skill that other businesses could utilise – and if they are willing to outsource them – then freelancing is a fantastic way to earn some extra money each month. Small businesses and startups usually make use of freelancers because they’re a whole lot cheaper than employing someone full time to do the same thing. There are also no contracts involved and no need for them to take responsibility for you, your equipment and your workspace. And you don’t need to stick to specific working hours; you can work remotely and have full control over your process. Roles such as copywriting, graphic design, social media managing and many others, are ideal for working in a freelance capacity. As a freelancer you can charge what you like (although it’s best to align yourself to the market related fees), and you can take on as much or as little work as you can handle. You never know, you may be able to give up your full time job for freelancing! Our friends from Instasize share 6 career paths for the social media savvy.

  • House Sit/ Dog Sit

House sitting is a great way to earn money without drastically changing your life or giving up your spare time to a second job, for example. House sitting still gives you the freedom to do as you please – and to do as you’ve always done, but now with some extra income. House sitters can charge a fairly reasonable price and can even charge more if they have animals to look after as well. People who travel are always looking for this kind of service, so you’ll find that you’ll likely be booked up more often than not.

By Sam

Sam Lowy is a writer, actor, comedian, musician, and everything in between. A true jack of all trades, Sam is constantly striving to learn and grow. Whether it's for a festival or just a once-in-a-lifetime club show, Sam loves to travel across the country to catch the best artists around. When he's at home in Tempe, AZ, Sam enjoys reading, playing guitar, and watching Frasier, Seinfeld, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.