Many flight attendants look for ways to supplement their income, but often find it difficult to land a second job given their circumstances.
Being constantly on the move and working all kinds of hours, along with unforeseen events like delayed flights, really don’t make potential employers feel all ‘warm and fuzzy’ about hiring!
There are many ways to make some additional income, and some are going to work for you better than others.
Rather than seeing your flight attendant job as a drawback financially, use it to your advantage in conjunction with some of these ideas. The end result can be peace of mind, and an income that gives you more freedom to enjoy life.
START A BLOG
This is a great way to create an income is by starting a blog. These days, technology makes it incredibly easy to get a blog/ website setup so it’s not as scary as you might think.
The idea is to choose a topic you are interested in, or better yet passionate about, and create useful content on your site for people to read. By writing good content and following the right steps, you can get your articles ranking in search engines like Google for free.
Then, you can promote products to those who visit your site through a process called affiliate marketing. In a nutshell, affiliate marketing is about promoting other people’s stuff on your website and earning commissions when your visitors buy through your unique links.
BUY AND SELL GOODS FROM OVERSEAS
This one is a bit more exciting and could bring in a lot more cash.
One of the perks of being an international flight attendant is that you get to visit destinations overseas on a regular basis. Depending on which countries you visit, and what products you buy, you may be in a position to buy products at a very low price from one location, and re-sell those products at a much higher price locally. Some items are commonplace in one country, but highly sought after or difficult to obtain in another. And sometimes you can take advantage of currency fluctuations.One classic example of this is luxury designer handbags.
Most people don’t have that kind of money laying around, so one idea is to test this method with smaller, lower cost items first. If you have success, scale up.
Some items will work better than others, and some will work better online than others. The opportunity is out there, it’s just a matter of finding it. You may even be able to team up with some colleagues to reduce your cost, and split the profits. In any case, there is some massive potential here for anyone who is willing to do the research, get creative, and network with people to hustle some goods!
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