Have you ever thought of moonlighting a second job/income while on the job.
If you’re looking for some extra income on the side, but aren’t looking to outright take up a second job, it may be easier than you think to simply moonlight during your day job.
In order to this however you must first realistically evaluate the amount of time you need to devote to your job, in comparison to the amount of downtime, if any, you have day in and day out.
The last thing you want to do, unless you are looking to quit your current job, is to compromise your current productivity. But with any downtime you find, you can look into working in your external hobbies and passions. (And turn them into income.)
Examples that have been cited in recent years with the growth of the internet include day-trading the financial markets, publishing articles on your blog, and running your own special-interest or commercial website.
In one instance a computer operator who worked second shift, and had considerable down-time between scheduled operations built and ran a series of profitable web-sites.
At the very least use downtime to improve your on the job skills or to prepare for another planned career advancement. Even reading a book during breaks and lunch periods can help you with your career planning. Small bits of time used productively can build up a big balance in your career skills bank.
Get your job present job done, but also use your ingenuity to do more with the time you have.
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