You have quite a few streams of income in your life, even if you’re not aware of them. After all, even when you’ve spent your cash, the things you’ve bought are still worth something! You’ve just got to find the right market and the right buyer, and you could be cash in hand the same day.
With the online world the way it is, it’s a lot easier to gain access to the right prices and the right people. It’s a lot easier to put yourself out there, for hire or otherwise, and it’s a lot easier to bring a bit more money in, bit by bit.
So, with that in mind, let’s go through some of the most common revenue sources we all hold near and dear. If you’re in need of a bit extra right now, or you’re always on the lookout for ways to make a bit more money on the regular, take stock of them and see if they could work out for you.
Your skills are what ensure you have a job. They ensure you do well at your job. They ensure your boss and your coworkers have a high opinion of you. All in all, what you can do, with your hands and your mind, can make you a lot of money. In fact, they’re probably your main stream of income at the moment.
But you don’t have to stop at just your job. Depending on the kinds of skills you have, you could very well open up your own side hustle. You could start your own little business on the side, and work the 5 to 9 in the evening or early morning, and make a bit of extra cash here and there off of your own back.
And if you’ve got permanent access to the online world, this will be easier to pull off than you might first think. A lot of people can be reached through the internet, and if you’ve got the option to ship internationally, you very well could service customers on a global basis. Seeing as that’s one of the main growth areas of every small business out there, you could make quite a considerable amount of money, as long as you find your market.
Your home is something you’ve sunk a lot of money into. You’re probably still paying off a mortgage at the moment, and you’re probably keeping up with them quite well – be proud of that! At the same time, make sure you’re aware of just how much your home is worth at the moment, and what could be done to tip the scale in your financial favour.
After all, some renovations and extensions are worth more than others. Some can add tens of thousands to your home, some add just a couple. A loft conversion, for example, is worth a bit more than a simple kitchen remodels, so be sure to keep that in mind when you’ve got the budget to make some changes.
You could also use your home to help you access credit. There are quite a few homeowner loans out there, and if you’ve got a home to stack against your repayments, it’s a lot easier to obtain that line of credit and pay it off when the time comes. All in all, your house is quite an asset!
Not everyone has one of these, of course, seeing as learning to drive is in itself quite a pricey pursuit. But if you do have a car, whether you’re still paying off an auto loan or you own outright, you have another valuable asset in your life that could be put to good use.
Even just owning a form of reliable, private transport is invaluable in the high-speed modern world. But to further this point a little, a car can be used to offset a debt repayment plan, or it could be used as a placeholder for a line of credit, in a similar way your house could be too.
There are plenty of sources of revenue in your life, it just takes some thinking about to realise that. The next time you find yourself in a spot of financial bother, keep this in mind and have a good look around your house and your records. You might just find a pot of gold you had completely forgotten about before now…