Are you living the dream, or like most people struggling to manage family life and work? How about finding a way to work from home? No more stressful mornings dropping the kids at school then jumping on the bus, train or into your car, fingers crossed that you get to work on time. Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to worry about the end of the day and your pounding heart as you struggle to get across town in time to pick them up? Maybe you need to rethink and find a way to dial down the stress whilst still earning enough cash to pay the bills.
Making Quick Cash
If you can cope without a regular income and are happy with quick cash injections you can easily find a side hustle. A quick internet search should give you loads of ideas. Are you a fashionista whose wardrobe gets a turnaround each season, or do you have kids who manage not to trash their clothes before growing out of them? Try selling your unwanted clothes on eBay. Are you crafty? Would people like to buy your homemade jewellery through an Etsy site? Maybe trading isn’t your thing, so how about online market research surveys, product reviews or even computer games testing? If you are a teacher, you could try online tutoring which can give a regular income. That spare room could be a cash cow if you rented it out through Airbnb. If you live near a railway station or an airport, you could rent out your driveway as a place for travellers to park their cars. You may find that your empty garage would interest a local company looking for more space to store their stock.
Become a Parentpreneur!
If your ambition is to set up your business, but you can’t think of your own genius idea, you could buy a franchise or start network selling. Both of these can offer the opportunity for you to set your own hours and work around the family. It is essential to do market research and to choose a business with growth potential to maximise your chances of success. Many network selling businesses are health and beauty based as these are growing areas. The market for natural and organic beauty products is developing rapidly, with 34% of UK beauty product buyers choosing to buy natural products. Consumers are turning away from traditional brands with their history of using polluting chemicals and trusting smaller companies producing natural products. You could set up your own beauty brand after completing an online course with the School of Natural Skincare.
Finally, how about using your life as a parent to become an Instagram influencer? Sophie Hinchcliffe turned her passion for a clean and tidy family home into an Instagram account @mrshinchhome. Sophie now has over 4 million loyal followers, her own brand and a collaboration with a major supermarket! Aim high!
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