Ways to Earn Money Outside of an Office

We partnered with 5Why on our previous campaign, Humans of Hospo, featuring Kylie Javier Ashton (Momofuku Seiōbo), Jared Merlino (Lobo, Kittyhawk, Big Poppa’s), and Brooke Adey (Chiswick, Bea). While 5Why continues to share content on everything from travel and entertainment to wellbeing and health, and career advice. Read on to learn alternative ways to earn money outside of an office or corporate setting.

Ways to earn money outside of an office

Maybe you’re a student or working part-time or in between job roles? Whatever your situation, the end of the year is approaching which usually means holidays, long lunches, get-togethers, and gift-giving. The silly season is upon us which usually means spending a little more money than you're accustomed to.


Here are some tips on how you can make some cash at something you enjoy without confining yourself to a corporate office.



“#1 Convert Your Hobby to Dollar Bills. Whether you're passionate about photography, coding, writing, or stock markets, you can make money or even grow a full-fledged business from your hobby. If your talent is a service, freelancing on sites like Upwork or Fiverr is your best bet."

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#2 Get Behind the Coffee Machine. 


“Okay, you mightn't LOVE making coffees. But, as a barista, you're guaranteed a few free soy cappuccinos and will probably make some new friends while you're grinding and frothing. Plus, you'll most likely be working during the day at a café, leaving your nights free for further study, extra work or going out".


Are you an experienced barista looking for a rewarding barista role in Sydney? Visit Level Eighteen, Sydney's leading mobile coffee cart and beverage management group, and see if it's for you.


"#3  Sell Your Old Stuff.
Thanks to the internet, you no longer need to stand around for six hours at your parents' garage sale to make an extra buck. You can sell your old stuff online. With apps like Carousel, Instagram, and Gumtree, it's easy and quick to sell anything from clothes and shoes to bikes and games." 


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"#4 Turn Your Drinking Habit Into a Career.
Know your Tempranillo from your Nebbiolo? Prefer a fancy cocktail over a vodka lime and soda? Either as a professional mixologist or sommelier, you can turn your knowledge of spirits and wine, and love of experimentation, into a rewarding career. If you're not interested in nightlife for a long-term career, working a casual bar job has its perks too, You'll earn great tips, be part of a fun team, and witness some epic live performances while you work." 


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"#5 Learn New Skills.
This seems obvious, but in order to make money, you're going to need skills. While you're deciding what you want to do long term, a job in hospo can teach you heaps of life and career skills, like teamwork, customer service, sales, business management, attention to detail, and patience. Plus, you'll make money while you learn. Win-win!"

Whether you're pursuing a career in hospitality or your working in the industry while you study or are focusing on another industry, working in the hospitality industry prepares you for any career with these transferable skills


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About the author Carlyn Shaw

Drawing on 12 years of hospitality experience and coming from a Communications background, I am passionate about all things hospitality. From industry insight and experience, I join BENCHMARQUE in the effort to inspire 100,000 people to commence and grow their professional hospitality careers by year 2020.


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