Create an Inventory of Interests, Hobbies, etc.
Whatever you choose to pursue on the side should, first and foremost, be something you enjoy. A potential freelance job should incorporate the skills and talents you have that you may not necessarily be utilizing at your primary job. Make a list:
- What languages do you speak?
- What are your hobbies?
- What subjects do you know well?
- What sports do you play?
- What are your strengths?
From here, make a second list that includes part-time jobs that cater to your interests. For example:
- Teach basic Spanish to kids after school.
- Start a cupcake delivery service from home.
- Tutor algebra privately.
- Teach creative writing at the local community college.
- Coach youth soccer.
- Build websites.
- Help professors build cooler PowerPoint presentations for lectures.
- Babysit or pet sit in your neighborhood.