Wanna get rich quick?! This summer, why not set yourself the challenge of earning yourself a nice stockpile of cash? Now is a great time to think about the most efficient ways of channelling your efforts and resources into securing yourself a stronger financial position, whatever stage of your university journey you're on. Besides the obvious advice of getting a job, what else can we do, whilst still respecting our work-life balance? Here's some advice to improve your position as you head out into the world of work.
Finding a job can prove a challenge for many a graduate, but what about using the skills you've already learned, to find jobs to do yourself? If you've taken a creative course, you may possess skills that people are looking for. Whether it's Media Arts, English and Creative Writing, Music Production, Illustration, or anything in between, the benefits of freelancing include the fact that you can work remotely.
There are people all over the world looking for somebody with the skills you've learned. Start using them now by advertising yourself online, there are plenty of freelancing sites available. Control your own hours, control your own income, and build up your experience and portfolio.
Social media marketing
In this modern age of social media dominance, it’s not out of the question that some of you reading this (yes, you!) have amassed a large online following on social media networks. Instagram is wildly popular these days, with every day people building up thousands of followers by posting regular, consistent content that appeals to a niche.
If this is you, perhaps it’s time to start taking advantage of sponsorship deals and affiliate marketing. If this isn’t you, make it so, try building up an audience and see how it goes for you. With a following, you have a large group to advertise you, and this could attract the attention of companies looking to advertise through your platform!
Are you a creative? Perhaps you already have a bank of unused materials that you’ve created. Be it photos, music you’ve composed, illustrations you’ve produced, or anything else, you could be sitting on a goldmine of opportunity. A great way of improving your employability prospects is by exhibiting your talent in an online portfolio, but also by demonstrating entrepreneurial spirit.
If you have work going to waste, try licensing it. Upload your material to stock material websites, so that people can pay a subscription to access and use your content. This way, you’ll be able to sell your produce, with a commission being taken by the database website.
Hopefully this post has motivated you to get out there and find some new and interesting ways of monetising your talents. Don’t forget time is the most valuable currency there is, so don’t waste yours!
Talk soon people,