4 ideas (and hobbies!) that can earn you money on the side

Published On January 23, 2018 | By Morten Storgaard

Are you struggling to make your money last? Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Quite a lot of ideas (and hobbies!) can actually help you earn money on the side.

We’ve listed four of them here!

Walking dogs and getting fresh air

If you live in a bigger city, you could most likely find a job as a dog walker.

You simply walk someone else’s dog and get paid for it!

That means that you get some exercise and a lot of fresh air while earning money – and if you happen to like dogs, it’s obviously even better!

Become a blogger

If you have a passion for writing and taking pictures, becoming a blogger is the perfect choice for you!

We live in a world where social media is used more and more, and therefore blogging is also gaining popularity. If you make it as a blogger, you can earn quite a lot off of it, and your blog could be about literally anything!

Do you like cooking? Make a blog about it, do you like to travel? Write a travel blog – we did (on Youtube) :)

The opportunities are endless, and by blogging, you can make money on whatever hobby you have!

Write for someone else

If you like to write but are not particularly thrilled about the idea of having a blog, then maybe you can write for someone else? Many companies specialize in freelance writing, so that might be worth considering! If you work as a copywriter, you will get to write both blog posts, product descriptions, and various articles, so you’ll get a lot of experience as well!

Make sure you’re covered if you lose your job

Even though you’ve got a job on the side, it’s always nice to have a safety net. In a Nordic country like Denmark, you can sign up to something called an “A-kasse”. If you’re a member of one of these, you will get paid a small amount of unemployment benefits – directly translated as “day money” – each month if you lose your job.

It’s nothing big, but it’s enough to pay the essentials!

To earn the right to “day money”, you have to pay a monthly fee to the A-kasse.

You can read much more about the system of the A-kasse on this Danish website (use google translate).

Bartending during the weekends

If you find yourself fascinated by the incredible world of spirits and cocktails, then a bartender job might be just the right fit for you!

Many restaurants, bars, and clubs have young people working as bartenders during the weekends, so why not you? You learn about mixology, the history of the different spirits and liquors and different shacking technologies, all of which can be useful later on.

Working as a bartender definitely messes with your sense of day and night, but if you’re a bit of a party animal anyway, then you might as well earn some money on it!

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