How To Have Multiple Sources Of Income
Updated: Jul 21
Entrepreneurs do not fall from the sky but they build skills of entrepreneurship within them. To be an entrepreneur, you have to...
figure out a way to have positive cash flow to save and invest.
Creating more than one income stream sounds overwhelming, after all, you already have one source of work, now you need to create more? But adding more income options to your existing business doesn't have to be overwhelming, and the benefits of having of several sources of income make it worth the effort. Benefits of Multiple Income Streams Beyond making more money, there are several great reasons to consider building more than one source of income, including:
1. It’s easier to create several small income producing streams over one large one.
For example, it’s easier to create three streams that earn $1,000 than one stream that earns $3,000.
2. It reduces the risk of being left without any income.
If you’re laid off or one source of income drops, you have other sources to help you get by. Especially in home business, which has an ebb and flow, you can offset the dry spells by having another source of income.
3. To do list
It helps you avoid boredom in work by having different things to do every day.
4. Through passion
You can create income streams based on your interests, talents, and passions. Here are tips to adding more income streams to your home business;
a). Take out a piece of paper and write your main business product or service in the middle to start a mindmap. If you’re a virtual assistant, you’d write VA in the middle of the paper. b). Create four spokes titled “Products,” “Services,” “Advertising/Affiliate,” and “Other” off of your main product or service. These are categories of types of income you can potentially generate off of your existing business. c). Create spokes off of each of these categories with ideas on how you can make money at them. Earning sources include books, courses, merchandise, coaching, freelancing, speaking, training, selling advertising, and affiliate marketing. For example, a virtual assistant can create tangible or digital products, such as books, courses, and videos that teach others how to be a virtual assistant in the “products” spoke.
For services, she can offer additional services, coaching or speaking (i.e. How a Virtual Assistant Can Save Businesses Time and Money). Under other, she can expand her business by bringing on contract virtual assistants and become a manager of a VA company. Not all businesses will be able to come up with ideas for each spoke, but every business should be able to develop extra income streams from their home business idea. d). Focus first on passive income streams that you create once but they continue to generate income. For example, writing a book is a passive income stream. You write it once and sell it over and over. The word passive is a little deceptive because you need to market the book. Nevertheless, compared to non-passive sources of income, which you need to do over and over to make money, such as providing a service, passive income streams require less time once they’re created.