When it comes to earning money and working hard, you might consider yourself to be chained to the business model. Either working in, or owning a business seems to be the crux of the society we live in right now. Of course, any profitable venture will likely culminate in the creation of a business of some kind, but there are means of earning an income without opening one, or having to work in one. It’s not always easy to do this, as in some way or another, interfacing in the business landscape is often guaranteed. However, there are methods you can take to ensure that your income is something you fully support yourself with, without having to jump into the usual progressions of the corporate world. Consider:


Opening a non-profit is technically a business, but not something that will behold you to shareholders and other forms of profit making methods. For this reason, it can operate to do good. Of course, your salary and the salaries of your staff will be involved in your costs, so it’s not exactly a charitable enterprise. But it can inform your life, push you in important directions, and generally increase your standing ethically while helping you work for yourself in the context you most want.

Content Creation

While it might be that heading to a certain size of fame will mean you register a company for the tax breaks, it can be that content creation, such as running a blog, a YouTube series or gaining Twitch popularity can support you, and give you the tools to work for yourself. Content creation matters, and it takes a smart mind to take care of. However, if you’re wise, and disciplined, and entertaining, you can absolutely make this work from top to bottom.


Investments can be a wonderful thing to get yourself involved with. From stock trading to large daytrading to interfacing with investment capital firms, if you have a decent amount to invest you can potentially live off the proceeds with smart investments, either handled for you or managed from your own intellect and ability to read the markets. Just be sure keeping on top of the news is second-to-none to keep on top of trends, and to protect your position.

Home Renovations

Homes for sale can be a great place to start, because you can renovate them in your own time, and sell them for a profit. Continue this loop, and over time you’re going to make much more money, as well as improving your position on the property ladder. All you need to do is ensure you have the correct idea about the market, understand the development patterns nearby, and ensure you curate excellent taste as far as renovation is concerned. With the right realtor, you could find some excellent property to get started, and potentially help you start the bid to working for yourself.

With these tips, working for yourself without opening a business is sure to lead to success.

Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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