I’ll be perfectly honest with you guys, I’m a lazy mf. ?
Probably one of the smartest, laziest people you’ll ever come across. ??♀️
But because of that, I evaluate every opportunity based on the reward vs. effort. I go after the opportunities that will give me the GREATEST reward for the LEAST amount of effort (and mainly, how much time is required, because I love my free time!) and I HATE working hourly. I don’t like jobs that only pay a set amount, regardless of my effort or performance, only to “hope” for a bonus in some far off future (bleh!)
This mindset is partially how I’m able to travel so much. Not so much making tons of cash (I don’t, yet, sadly ?) but valuing my flexibility over anything else.
But seriously, after quitting my 9-5 IT Consulting job three years ago, the first thing I wanted to do was just lay at home with my cat lol (which is still my favorite thing to do sometimes.)
So, I only go after “jobs” that allow me to do that, whenever I want, and are not so time/mentally consuming so I can spend that time/energy focusing on building MY business, like this blog for instance.
After some soul searching in Thailand and buying my home with basically no money (which you can read here: How and Why I Bought a House at 23), I figured out I could make BIG money Airbnbing part of my home. So basically just by keeping it clean and being friendly. ??♀️
Airbnb is my biggest income earner. I do several other odd jobs like Postmates, Instacart Shopper (my top choice!), or being a Wag! Walker, which are basically all on-demand gigs that I can pick up ANYTIME I need some extra cash. No boss. Not set hours. And no one to bitch at me when I go on vacation. ? All of those are also typically $15+ an hour but have daily bonuses and tips.
I live in Central Denver, so having a property that is in a tourist hotspot is definitely a key factor to my Airbnb’s success, but you can also have success in places where heavy business consulting comes through, you just have to find out what’s the draw for visitors in your area!
No set hours. You set ALL the prices (cleaning fee, nightly fee, etc.).
If you have an extra room, especially if it’s already furnished, I HIGHLY suggest you look into Airbnb and your local laws about it! I am also available for consults if you’re interested, I will give an hour free if you use my Airbnb referral code!
All of these are stepping stones right now to allow me the time and funds to do what I really want to do, which is build my blog and photography services, along with learning to stock trade from guru Timothy Sykes.
So if you’re looking into making some extra cash WITHOUT having to deal with another crummy boss or set schedule, I’d highly suggest looking into any of the companies I mentioned above! ??
If you have any questions, do feel free to comment. ?
The Adventure Bitch ?