There are so many ways to make money and still be happy. Gone are the days of the typical 9-5 and now are the times of doing what you love and making money at the same time. There are numerous ways to go about doing this, but we are here to offer some quick ways to achieve this without the fear or stress often associated with a big lifestyle change.
Step 1 – Write down everything you love to do. This may sound like grade school homework, but it will go a long way. Write down everything you have ever wanted to do and then list it in order of importance. It can be everything from opening your own lingerie boutique to freelance writing to photography. After you have your long list, narrow it down to your top 5 and then proceed to step 2.
Step 2 – See if there is money to be made. So, you wrote down the things you love to do, now it’s time to see if you can make some money. The thing is, it is easy to say, “I want to make money doing X,” only to find that there is no money in doing X. Take your list and do a quick search on what each role/position pays currently.
Step 3 – Decide if you can do this on your own or if you need to find a company/partner to move forward. Depending on what you have decided to move forward on will depend if you can do it on your own, if you need a partner, or if you even need to find a company to work for. While the idea is to mainly do this on your own, you might need some compromise.
For example, if you decided that blogging was your niche, chances are you can apply to freelance writing jobs on your own. If you outcome was opening up a local coffee shop, you may need to bring a partner on or get an investor. If your outcome was to design video games, you may need to find a company that builds video games to make contacts and gain experience.
While these are all entirely different scenarios, the outcome remains the same: doing what you love.