Are you an avid reader? Do you enjoy writing? Have you ever drawn or doodled for fun? Most people have some minor talent or passion that they keep to themselves rather than share with the world because it’s common and seemingly bland, but a savvy person could learn how to make more money with their talent by outsourcing it.
I know it sounds crazy. Why would someone hire you if what you can do is something anyone else can do? In one word: Time.
The saying that ‘time is money’ isn’t an understatement. Time is a precious commodity, worth more than gold, since it’s a major factor in people’s lives. There simply isn’t enough of it to do everything you want and you can exploit this by trading your talent and time for theirs.
So what can you do for them? Say they have an outline to what they believe to be a high-fantasy adventure or gritty crime novel but lack the time or talent to write it? You can step in and get that story written while they go about their business at a cost.
Perhaps they already have something written down but need someone to read it beforehand and make sure there are no errors? A well-seasoned reader can proofread the work and offer suggestions and point out flaws. If you’re talented with a photo-editing program then you can even make illustrations or design the cover.
Now, let’s say that you’re interested now but the problem is that you don’t know where to go to outsource your talent. There are a number of websites willing to act as the middleman for their clients, like Fiverr.com and Guru.com. All it takes is a quick search and you can find dozens of similar places ready to help you share your talent.
Now outsourcing won’t make you obscenely rich. You’ll only get out of it how much effort you put into it. But if you’re looking for how to make more money and are willing to put your talents to use then it opens up a new avenue for you to do so.