Making ends meet can be difficult, so why not earn some extra cash with a side hustle?
As if entering the real world and starting a nine-to-five job isn’t hard enough, there are many aspects of adulthood to contend with. So here’s a quick guide to enjoying wine, managing relationships at the workplace and travelling solo, among other adulting things you should know about.
Ask for help
Many banks offer complimentary advisor services—take advantage of them to learn how you can invest and maximise your cash flow. Investing isn’t necessarily scary and doesn’t take a lot of money to start. A financial advisor can help you to assess your risk tolerance and build a diversified portfolio based on it.
Start a passion project
Turn your hobby into a source of income. For example, many fitness instructors have a nine-to-five corporate job. They teach spin or yoga classes after work, getting their workouts in while earning some extra money.
Sell the stuff you don’t need
Work with what you’ve got—purge your closet of everything you haven’t worn in the past year and sell your old clothes. It’s also a great way to reorganise and rediscover old pieces you may have forgotten about.
Find freelance work
Take on freelance work that doesn’t compete with your day job. Eshton Chua, a furniture designer by day and freelance graphic designer by night, uses his past work connections to get small projects. “I see my freelance work as a break. I know it’s technically work, but working on something different gives me a fresh perspective. After I complete a freelance project, I walk away with money and inspiration.”