When I first started freelance writing, I was riding the income carnival ride. And I am sure many of you are in the same situation. Especially if you are getting a lot of one-time freelance jobs. There are those weeks when you have money falling out of your wallet… Can we say,
“A round for the house!”
And on other occasions, we are begging, borrowing but hopefully we haven’t bowed to the level of stealing.
One of the best tips I can give you is to give such high quality work that clients will want to keep you working.
I have landed several clients that I consistently write for and it has kept my income on a steady flow. But, I am always using other ways to invest. It is wise to find ways and means to supplement your variable income.
I will mention that I have taken a small percentage of my freelance income and invested in cryptocurrency. It is a risk, but I have made money. As a matter of fact, I was able to purchase the solar system I use to run this laptop, lamp, fan and charge my cellphone. All with profits from cryptocurrency.
If you have considered putting a little money into cryptocurrency, you may want to sign up at Coinbase. By clicking this link and signing up, when you have invested $100, you will receive $10 in free Bitcoin, and I will too. But do know, that it is a risk.
Now, here are 6 ways you can supplement your variable income:
Supplement Your Variable Income #1: Handy Work
- fix a plumbing problem,
- mow and weed eat,
- do the brakes on their car,
Just put an ad on Craigslist or in your local paper.
When I first started freelancing, I did many “handy” jobs to supplement my income. Now all the handy jobs I do are for my honey in between writing jobs.
Supplement Your Variable Income #2: Do Surveys
I mention this because I know there are many people making extra just doing simple surveys. Personally, I don’t take the time to for most, but I do have one site that I have made about $400 in gift cards over about a 1 ½ year time. It’s not a lot but it helps.
Supplement Your Variable Income #3: Tend Bar
There are many bars looking for part time bartenders or servers.
You may want to consider getting people their alcohol fix while you build your freelance business.
Supplement Your Variable Income #4: Drive For Uber Or Lyft
There are 2 benefits to a position using your car as an Uber or Lyft taxi. You will make some extra money, and from what I have heard, it is good money. Plus, you have the opportunity to network. So have your business cards handy and you just may be gaining freelance clients while you are taking them where they need to go.
Supplement Your Variable Income #5: Network Marketing
I know it pays me quite well and I use organic products I love. I have built a good team and it takes very little of my time.
The fact is, I also freelance write in the network marketing niche at Online MLM Community.
If you might like to get involved in network marketing, I am always looking for new team members.
Supplement Your Variable Income #6: Create An Online Course
You have talents and skills other people would like to have. You can create an online course through platforms such as Udemy, Teachable or others.
The platform will take a small percentage of the amount you charge each student.
All of these methods are great ways to supplement your freelance income.
But do watch out for cons and scams.
I have another website where I talk about many scams. I am also wanting to sell that website because I just do not have the time to put into it.
The website is conaware.com.
Feel free to make me an offer.
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