Stuff EBP Like – Having a steady job in a pandemic like this is a blessing to be grateful for. This is because so many people have been dismissed, laid off, or their contracts have not been extended because of this crisis. However, even though the work is still going on, not a few have experienced a cut in their salary from 25 to 50 percent — some even get their salary in installments.
Because bills, installments and living necessities cannot be paid in weekly installments like salary, those of you who experience this have racked your brains to increase your income. What can you do without disrupting routine work hours? Here are some small capital side job ideas that can ‘patch’ your monthly shortfall.
1. Private tutoring
For those of you who have expertise in math, foreign languages, sports – like basketball, zumba or yoga, or even a musical instrument you can make it for a side job opportunity. It’s a great time to give private lessons to children or teens, Bela! It is known that for private lessons, it can cost from IDR 150,000 – IDR 1,000,000 per class or per person, depending on the type of lesson. Not bad, right, for your weekend income?
2. Freelance writer or contributor
to work as an editor or freelance article writer, which you can do at night or on weekends. Just do it from home, the coffers are ready to go into your account at the beginning of the month. This also applies to other media, including book editors.
3. Freelance photographer
Do you often see good photos of cycling on the Instagram account of your friend or idol? Well , since the pandemic, the photography business has also been affected, Bela. However, for those who do not despair, find opportunities to take pictures of cyclists on the road, which later the photos can be purchased, or their services are used for groups of cyclists. Interesting side job ideas , huh!
This is a type of side job that doesn’t take up too much time and is loved by millennials in big cities. MLM or Multilevel Marketing is a lucrative side business and can provide you with additional support in this pandemic. You have often seen cosmetics, skincare, essential oils, honey and insurance businesses milling about on social media, right? Well, this business includes MLM, Bela. If you really want to learn it, the income that you can receive per month, at least starts from IDR 500 thousand to hundreds of millions, you know! Interested?
5. Graphic Design
For those of you who like graphic design, you can offer services to design a friend’s business logo, business card design, social media visuals, to edit photos or videos. But remember, for those of you who want to use this service, don’t ask for a ‘friend’s price’, OK. Because of personal bills and installments , you can’t ask for a ‘friend’s price’ either. So, be fair to your friends.
6. Opening a culinary business
Now, one more side business that is mushrooming in the midst of a pandemic. You can do this culinary business in the morning, evening or weekend. No need to be confused and think too complicated, just focus on your skills in processing just one food. For example, you are an expert in making roasted bananas, toast, coffee blends or desserts. So focus on selling that first. If it starts to run smoothly and you know the business and marketing gaps, then try other foods.
7. Delivery service or buying food
Have a motorbike and know the way? Spend your nights and weekends with a side job as a food or goods courier. Can join as an online motorcycle taxi partner or private company as a freelance employee. So, your time is not too tied up.
Want to make the most of your skills in the arts? Just start selling, Bela! For example, if you like photo tracing , make your own tableware, make accessories, paint or sew, start having the courage to sell your work. Don’t forget to dare to accept criticism too, for the sake of improving results and product quality in the future.
If you do have a merchant spirit, then becoming a reseller can also be an option for a side job from home. You can find online sellers who accept reseller services for their products. After all , you just have to think of a scheme packaging and shipping , because the product already has a distributor.
Those are 9 opportunities for side work ideas from home with small capital that can provide extra in this pandemic. So, even though the country is entering a recession, we shouldn’t be pessimistic and not enthusiastic about continuing the economic cycle, yes.