How I Make $7,000 A Month From Home
There has never been a more golden opportunity to make a lot of money online and here’s how I did it.
First of all, I promise I’m not going to tell you to start blogging.
I had a lot of student debt, something probably many of you can relate to, and for some crazy reason I decided that I wanted to pay it off entirely during the year of 2020. I was just so sick and tired of it hanging above my head and effecting all my life decisions.
I wanted it gone.
But in order to do that, I’d have to start earning atleast $5,000 a month. My current salary from my job as a part-time social media manager was $1,800.
Not exactly enough to do… well anything.
I wondered how I could up my salary and did what everyone did: googled how to make money online and was told to blog and freelance until my head fell off.
Then I stumbled upon an article on a business website that really inspired me and changed my tactic. It was about how not only you should be working more than one job — but encouraged everyone to try it, at least for a little while because it could be an incredible financial boost.
Getting another job is an obvious solution to increase your monthly income, but what I didn’t understand was how possible it was and how to make it happen. I had never even entertained the idea before because I thought people who work multiple jobs are genuinely struggling and have no other choice. It’s not something you do just for the heck of it, right?
Working multiple jobs for a short period of time is great if:
- You don’t have, or are unable to get a high-paying full-time job. (Maybe you don’t have a degree or your industry is underpaid.)
- You need to make a lot of money quickly to pay something off.
- You want to grow your savings.
- You have the time and want to improve your financial situation.
All of these points applied to me, and I went straight into strategy mode to figure out how to get started, especially because I was looking for real work that went beyond something like freelancing (or the dreaded “start a blog” advice.)
Here is how to go about it:
The absolute first thing you need to realize is, this is temporary. You are not going to be slaving away multiple jobs for the rest of your life.
Set a realistic goal, how long do you think you can do this for?
My goal was 6 months to a year.
Before you start!
Before you go on a hunt for more work, please ask if your current employer has more hours available or can give you a raise. This is obviously an easy thing to do, but not alot of people even bother!
My employer was able to give me more hours, therefore my salary increased a little just by asking.
You know what COVID-19 has brought us? A golden opportunity to work remotely. If you were ever going to take on multiple jobs in hopes of making more money, the time is now. I don’t think I’d even be writing this article, if it weren’t for the pandemic.
COVID has completely changed how we work, and now more than ever there is an abundance of remote positions available worldwide.
The ability to work remotely is key here. This is what will essentially allow you to work multiple jobs with ease. And the worldwide aspect is just as important. If you live in the US, apply for a job in Europe for example because this will distribute your work nicely. Once you’re done with job #1 in the day, it will be morning elsewhere in the world and you can begin job #2.
So how many jobs can you actually juggle at once?
In my opinion, four.
They need to be a combination of fully remote full-time, part-time, and smaller side jobs that do not conflict with each other.
It’s going to take time management and dedication but it can be done.
Where to look?
Here are some of the best places to find remote positions:
- LinkedIn (there are so many opportunities here that you really won’t find elsewhere, so if you’re not on it, get on it!)
- Check a company’s career section (because of COVID almost everyone has added new remote positions on their websites.)
How I did it.
I started with a $1,800 salary per month as a part-time social media manager, and after asking my employer for more hours, it increased to $2,100. I started scouring the internet for jobs and probably applied to over 20 places.
I got a second part-time position from remote.co also in social media, but in a different continent — so when my main job ends around 1pm, my second one begins.
Second job salary? $2,000. Total now: $4,100.
I then got a third part-time job in copywriting which I found on LinkedIn, one that was pretty flexible and favoured people who could work in the evenings.
Third job salary? $1,800. Total now: $5,900.
Last but not least, I found a side hussle as a chat operator that did not have fixed hours and you chose when you worked.
Fourth job salary? $800–1000 (dependant on me). Total now almost $7,000.
Making $7,000 a month adds up to around $42,000 in just six months, which is a pretty decent amount that not only wiped my student debt away, but gave me a nice chunk to put into savings as well.
Keep in mind, I worked every single day (including weekends as a chat operator) starting from early morning until late in the night. I was extremely determined and because of COVID, had all the time in the world.
In the end I was navigating three part-time jobs with one small side hussle for almost a year.
Ideally, having just one high-paying job would be the dream — but I didn’t have that, and I couldn’t find anything like that as quickly as I could find smaller gigs. I also don’t have a college degree or years of professional experience behind me, so snagging an incredible job was really difficult, if not nearly impossible.
However, one of the part-time jobs offered me a full-time position towards the end with a salary of $3,500 per month, which was pretty cool and allowed me to kick the other smaller ones to the curb!
All in all, I think it was a great decision that produced way more positives then I could have imagined. The pandemic is what really kicked open the door to work from home life, and elevated opportunities far beyond the usual ones that have been available in the past.
I want to encourage anyone reading this to look into getting another job during this interesting time if you can and are in need of making some money.