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Just because you stop punching the timeclock, that doesn’t mean you have to give up receiving a paycheck. Even after long and successful careers, many people want to continue working in some capacity.
The good news is there are lots of options for part-time and occasional work for people who want to bring in a little extra cash. Here are a few ideas to get you in a money-making mindset.
Use Your Talents
Now is the time to devote more time to the hobbies that took a backseat while you were working. If you practice a craft like knitting, woodworking, or watercolor, you might consider selling your work. You can do this online through e-commerce sites like Etsy (Etsy.com). Or find out how you can reserve space at local craft fairs in your community. It’s often inexpensive, and it can be fun to talk with people in-person about your craft, too.
Meet People, Make A Profit
Ride-sharing apps are all the rage, and you’re invited to become a driver. Offer up your backseat when you’re out running errands and pick up a few bucks along the way. Lyft (Lyft.com) and Uber (Uber.com) are the most popular options. If you’d rather not drive people, consider delivering food through UberEats (UberEats.com) instead.
Cash In On Your Space
If you’ve got a spare room or travel a lot, you can rent out your space through a service like Airbnb (Airbnb.com) or Vrbo (Vrbo.com). Note that some cities have guidelines regarding using these services so check applicable regulations before listing your property.
We know that raw or undercooked meat and seafood can cause food poisoning. But beyond meat, there are a few problematic foods that might surprise you. Find out what they are, and how to steer clear of food poisoning.
Raw cookie dough: It may be tempting to lick that spoon after mixing up cookie dough, but don’t do it! Raw cookie dough contains two problematic ingredients: raw flour and raw eggs. Wait just 15 minutes and you can enjoy a warm, thoroughly cooked treat instead.
Eggs: Speaking of eggs, there is a chance to pick up salmonella if you eat them uncooked or undercooked. Bypass the sunny-side-up option and choose scrambled, hard boiled, or over-well eggs instead.
Produce with thick skin: Bacteria may be hiding on the outside of that thick skin, which contaminates the inside of the fruit when a knife cuts through the produce. Before you cut into that ripe watermelon or mango, thoroughly wash the outside with a produce brush and clean water.
When kids become teens, they will probably be balancing homework with a more active social life and new hobbies. While school subjects are important, it’s the skill sets teens learn along the way that will serve them throughout life.
Skill: Organization. Help by: Making sure your teen has tools to keep work in order, including a file box to store graded papers and notes. Also buy a paper planner so you can both get an overview of all obligations (school and beyond) several weeks out.
Skill: Time management. Help by: Using that paper planner to help your teen plan everything in a busy schedule. Don’t save a major assignment until the last minute; use the calendar together to plot out smaller deadlines and goals.
Skill: Asking for help. Help by: Encouraging your teen to ask for help when needed. Suggest a check-in with a teacher during office hours or a visit to the school’s tutoring center. Do not to do your teen’s homework, even if it doesn’t get done in time. Dealing with and learning to move forward from failure is a life skill, too!
Society is always changing, and along with that comes new and different societal expectations. Regardless of the situation, keep a few overriding guidelines in mind to gracefully get through any situation.
Nearly every social situation can be smoother just by showing respect for other people. Think about how your actions affect others around you.
With technology, that means not having conversations on speaker phone in public and focusing on the people right in front of you, in real life, to instead of scrolling through social media. At the gym, be open to others working in with your sets, instead of claiming a machine all to yourself. Ask the person sitting behind you on the plane if you can recline your seat. Be on time, and don’t be a no-show when you commit to being somewhere.
People deserve to be treated equally. That means there’s no reason to only hold the door open for certain people or exclude people from conversations or activities because of their gender, race, ableness, or age. But it also means being aware that everyone is an individual. Avoid making judgments without fully knowing someone’s story or situation.
In our fast-paced world, we feel the need to do everything and be everywhere, but stop for a moment for safety. Before responding to that text while you’re driving, tuning out the world because you’re plugged into music, and balancing all those cups of coffee for the office staff so you only have to make one trip from the break room, take a moment before you act. Your safety and the safety of others matters above all else.