Asked by Anonymous
Asked on 13 Jul 2019
I'm working in a bank so I'm not supposed to moonlight but want to have a second stream of income. Have thought of doing GrabFood during my off days but not sure if it's "allowed" any suggestions would be deeply appreciated!
Depending on how much time you have, and where your knowledge lies, there are many side hustles you can do:
If you have things to sell, or even are willing to buy things in bulk to resell, then this could work for you. However, you will ahve to think of ways to get cheaper material to sell, and think of a way to make yourself different from others selling similar products
One of the most common side-hustles.It is also one of the ones that helps you to earn the most. Depending on the level and subject, you can easily earn more than $200 a month, by teaching only 2 hrs a week. there are also many platforms which help you to facilitate the finding of students. Of course, word-of-mouth is always the best way to be able to gain more customers of you want to earn more.
It's not known to a lot of people, but there are companies that actually facilitate people who have a following of 500 and more, to advertise their products. You earn about 20-30 cents for every engagement on your post, but it's a low effort for some extra cash. It's quite prevalent in HK, and one of them, called Spread-It, is actually coming to do it in Singapore as well.
Be it design, or marketing plans, or any skills that you have, there could always be people who are interested in them. All you have to do is to find the community that hosts these kind of people who are seeking different types of talents
Great question. I've researched this area myself. It's good to start looking into whether you have a hobby or skill that you can use to make money, as GrabFood would leave you exhausted and isn't particularly well paid.
If you're a musician, look into playing at weddings, bars, etc. This involves cultivating contacts and building a web presence and marketing yourself on social media. But the process of learning how to self-promote on Twitter etc is also extremely valuable.
Can you write? If yes, figure out what sort of writing suits you best and do it freelance. I've also seen many talented artists selling their webcomics, and I have bought from some of these people. This also involves self-promotion, and if you sell physical copies, you have to deal with the printers and with mailing the work out. Lastly, before you think its impossible to make any money out of art, look at this article: https://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/. It's a theory that says you only need 1000 true fans to make a living with your art. Since you're just looking for a sideline, maybe 500 would satisfy you?
You can do those that require low cost or no cost to get started such as Tuition or Buy sell stuff
I wrote an article previously on "9 Ways To Make Extra Money in Singapore While Keeping Your Day Job" You can read it here below