Two Incomes Are Better Than One

“You could use the extra money, I’m sure of it.”

Wake up at 7:00 a.m., get ready for work. Get dressed and be at work by 9:00 a.m. Go to lunch at 12:00 p.m. for about and hour, then return back by 1:00 p.m. You work until 5:00 p.m., then you’re done for the day. By the time you get home and collapse on the couch, you think to yourself, “What the hell did I accomplish today?” And the answer generally is nothing; you didn’t do much. You’re basically coming to work to just exist. How about this, why not take another interest or even a second job. Now that makes a lot of sense, a second job. Does the job have be another 40 hour per week gig, no. You can work for another 15-20 or 20-25 hours for the week. Not only extra hours, but utilize that time dedicated to something you genuinely love to do. So if you find your working in an office cubicle 8 hours a day for 5 days a week, then take up painting, dance, or writing in the evening.

That’s right, you always wanted to be a painter, then paint. And once or even twice a month, hold exhibitions. Showcase what you have accomplished to your immediate environment. Sell your paintings on your own website and make a few extra bucks. Some people may say well, you won’t make much. You can only make an additional $200 – $400 bucks in a month, is it worth the time. No it’s not worth the time if you’re already a multimillionaire, but to the average Joe, having an additional $200 – $400 a month in the household could go a long way. This doesn’t only extend to being a painter, how about a cooking channel. Yo may say, “Cooking channel, you make it sound so easy to be on television.” But whose strictly talking the television set? The term channel has so many meanings in today’s society.

Well, what other channel could a person possibly have with an audience? YouTube, that’s right YouTube. YouTube allows you to not only have your own channels, but since Google owns a program called, Google Hangout, you can automatically send a video feed to YouTube. Meaning, let’s say you build a following for yourself, invite people for a Google Hangout session, which allows a live video/audio feed where you can connect to people in real time. It can be a private or even a public event. Once the event is complete, it goes straight to YouTube. But, it awaits you making public to everyone. You can edit this video, and then post it publicly.  But make sure you post the video to one of your YouTube channels that fit the category. And just like that you have a channel for people to view. Well, this article is about bringing in a second income. See, now you’re talking something a little different. If your subscribers get to a large enough volume of people, you can set up your YouTube account for monetization. Now you can make money, but the catch is only a few dollars (generally $2 – $5) per 1,000 views. Meaning in order to make a living off of YouTube you must have millions upon millions of views per video. But, and there is a but. A few hundred thousand views is still good enough for an $400 – $1,000. Not enough to live off of, but and extra $400 -$1,000 in the house is good eatin!

So, as you can see, going out of your way to generate more household income can be worth it. The only problem is that a lot of people relegate into these losing mentalities and quit. Or better yet, they don’t even start. To me it’s like, what have you got to lose. Some people on the other hand don’t see it as losing, but rather they are happy where they are in life. Fine, but for those of you who are complaining, then entrepreneurship on your days off of work is necessary.

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