Finding a nice and stable job is great and all that, but it can reach a point where you start getting bored with it, especially when you find yourself falling into a routine. We all understand that there are bills that need to be paid, and that’s why it is important to be employed; on the other hand, we can’t also disregard the fact that we have other hobbies and passions that should also be nurtured. Not everyone is lucky enough to earn while doing the thing that they love the most, but that doesn’t mean that is the end of everything else that you would want to do.
It is possible to hold more than one job that will allow you to nurture your other skills. Although it might feel like you won’t have enough free time, the perks outweigh this small drawback. Of course, the extra earnings you can get is a huge bonus to this. I’m speaking based on my own personal experience. I have been a freelancer for nearly 6 years already, and throughout this time, I have been a content writer, and a virtual assistant. I’m a journalist on paper, and I’m glad that there are a lot of freelance opportunities that allow me to make full use of my creativity by means of blog posts, articles, and the like. It’s also refreshing that becoming a freelance writer gave me a lot of opportunities to learn. It was possible for me to work with people from different cultural backgrounds, and discover a world that was completely different from what I have been used to. While I have freelancing on the side, I also have a stable day job. I basically took up another opportunity, because I had plenty of free time, and I felt like my brain was turning into mush due to the routine that was my day job.
In addition to that, I also took up being a real estate virtual assistant. I was able to develop hidden skills and talents during my stint as a virtual assistant. I was able to use formulas and spreadsheets to deal with finances, and that made me really proud of myself because I was absolutely terrified of numbers. I mean, I wasn’t bad at it, but I wouldn’t be the first person raising their hand when asked to solve a mathematical equation. I found myself creating charts, graphs, creating appraisal reports, setting appointments, and a lot more – all thanks to the fact that I allowed myself to step into something that was completely unknown to me in the beginning. The most important lesson I probably learned from freelancing is that you need to be really determined in everything that you have set yourself to do. If I wasn’t, I don’t think I would have jumped at the opportunity of becoming a virtual assistant.
There are more opportunities you can find online. I know people that are graphic artists, photographers, admin support, and many more. The opportunities are endless! Allow us here in VWP to assist you in finding the next career that will suit you, and let us help you nurture your other skills and hobbies.