Most millennial people who are out of school feel the financial pinch when they finish school. It’s unusual for a millennial to make enough money from one job to live comfortably and part time jobs, often called ‘side hustles’, are imperative to surviving. When you’re young and broke, you need to take all opportunities to make some extra money. If you happen to have some measure of skill in the kitchen, you’re in luck. Making and selling homemade meals from your apartment can be very lucrative, especially when you’re selling to college kids or young professionals that don’t have the time or skills to make their own meals.
Start off by selling through word of mouth or even advertise your services over Facebook. Things like frozen pies, stew and soups will work well and attract customers who are looking for home-cooked meals without the work. As you get consistently more customers, you can expand your menu and start making large batches. Depending on your schedule, you could make everything and freeze it over the weekends or do it week days after work. If you make something that becomes really successful, you could even start hiring food trucks over the weekends to sell your products at events.
It’s a good idea to make time for a side job like this. The saying, “never place all your eggs in one basket” applies to your income as well. It’s a good idea to always have at least two sources of income in case the unexpected happens and one source of income is cut off. Doing this will provide you with extra income and take the stress off in those times of emergency. A part time job is one of the smartest decisions you’ll ever make financially.