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Planning a wedding can be an expensive endeavor. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a large celebration, look for ways to fund your big day without breaking the bank. Thankfully, a little creativity and determination can go a long way toward helping you earn some extra money to put toward your wedding expenses. In this article, Meant2Be Events explores some effective ways you can fund your wedding by landing a side gig!
Update Your Resume
Before you start looking for part-time work, spend some time updating your resume. Creating a fresh and relevant resume will increase your shot at landing the part-time role you’re after. Make sure your new resume showcases your current skills, qualifications, and experience. Straying away from the traditional resume format and adopting a modern resume design can further help capture the attention of hiring managers. Online resume design tools make this process easy. If you haven't tried a resume generator, check out this free tool from Adobe. Just choose your favorite template, edit it how you like, and download your completed resume for easy sharing.
Land a Part-Time Job
Armed with an up-to-date resume, start looking for part-time jobs. The Balance Money suggests online job boards as a good place to start looking for options. You may also want to ask around in your personal and professional circles for referrals. There’s a good chance someone you know has heard of a side gig opportunity. If you’re looking for evening and weekend part-time positions that accommodate your day job, consider working for a caterer, tutoring company, or local event organizer.
Try Freelancing Online
Freelancing is a great option if you need to set your own hours. Whether you’re interested in freelancing as a virtual assistant, writer, consultant, tutor, customer service representative, or transcriber, there’s a freelance job out there for you. Some other freelance opportunities that require minimal experience include social media management and data entry. Pick an industry and put together a little portfolio that you can show to potential clients. Once you land your first few clients, you’ll have an easier time getting more.
Find Gig Work Locally
Finding local gig work in your community is another option. For example, you could offer services in dog walking, cleaning, landscaping, or fixing things around the house. Signing up for a ride-sharing service or delivery platform is another viable option. Local gig-based work is great if you want to get out of the house and engage with people in your community.
Sell Handmade Crafts
If you consider yourself the crafty type and you enjoy making things with your hands, consider selling your handmade goods. You can sell items locally at craft fairs and markets or online through platforms like Etsy. Handmade businesses are relatively low-cost to launch and can be a lot of fun. Plus, this is something you and your partner can do together. It might even become a full-time job!
Rent Out a Room
Do you have a spare bedroom in your home? RISMedia suggests renting it out to make some easy money! Renting your spare room on a short-term basis offers plenty of flexibility, as you’ll be able to book guests when it works best for your household. Renting a room is also a great way to test the waters if you’re thinking about investing in real estate in the future!
A side gig can be a great way to fund a wedding. From refreshing your resume and landing a part-time job to starting a small business selling crafts online, there are plenty of ways to make
money to put toward your wedding expenses. Just remember that it will take time and effort to find the right side gig, so be prepared to start early and put in the work!
For help planning the perfect wedding, check out Meant2Be Events. We offer a variety of wedding planning services to fit your needs and budget. Fill out the contact form on our website to get in touch!
Guest Writer: Christopher Haymon