5 Ways To Make More Money (#15)

# 15  Five Ways To Make More Money

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison.

One of our first notes to self was: seek out new sources of income. Sounds simple enough. When you make a commitment and you move forward with intensity, opportunities begin to appear. You have to be ready for the opportunities and you have to notice the opportunities. Here’s how:

     1. Lean into your gift. Whatever you are gifted in. Whatever you can do on the side, be thinking about this. Do this. For money.

     2. Network. Admittedly, I’m not a fan of that word or the phrase, network or not work. But, I digress. If you have close friends in community, let them know you are seeking out new and additional opportunities. Your friends will want to help (or get new friends). A friend of mine sent me a job opportunity because he knew I’d be interested in the extra income. (In the interview, I stated that I was interested in the gig because, “I dunno, it sounded kinda cool.” By the grace of God, I still got the position).

     3. Think Different. You might be surprised as to what you can do for new and additional sources of income on the weekends or on the evenings. Sure, you could deliver pizzas, newspapers, or work a late night shift at a part-time job. For lots of folks, this is not an option because they are already working as much as they possibly can. If you are in a position where you are able to work more or differently, I highly recommend it. Heard about a guy who cleaned out septic tanks and sprayed the contents into a field to help his family get out of debt. Do you want it that bad?

     4. Avoid inventory. If you are trying to slay a Dragon, now is not a good time to get into a multi-level marketing plan that involves purchasing inventory. Money goes toward debt, not a closet full of knick knacks or paddiwacks.

     5. Win Big. The gig I landed (paragraph 2 above) turned out to be a huge weapon against the Dragon. More importantly, it’s awesome. Sometimes a fight against the Dragon pushes you in a direction you would not have gone otherwise. Maybe those side jobs referenced above turn into a rewarding side business. Maybe that part-time job opens doors to an entirely new career path that you would not have considered otherwise. Go win.

What have you done to earn extra money?               
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