Sometimes when it comes to business and money, it seems like the effort you put into something doesn’t equal the money that you get out of it. That’s why it’s not wrong to have a pocket full of business ideas that are more guaranteed to allow you to make money from your personal efforts.
For a few examples of activities they could fit this focus, consider offering massage services, or figuring out how to get web income, or doing some licensing, or even, in a direct correlation, doing manual labor for money.
If you choose to do physical services like give massages professionally, then it’s a way to consistently make money off of your personal effort. Your effort is going to be in gaining clients, and then gaining their trust as you give them a service that they appreciate. It can be difficult to find a masseuse that you enjoy, so if you fit that niche for other people seeking muscle relaxation, then you will have clientele the comes back to get your services again. The more effort you put into establishing relationships and good service with your clients, the more profit you’re going to see.
When it comes to passive streams of income, working on the web can have some excellent return on your investment. But, it’s the personal effort that’s going to make a difference. It’s hard to set up an automated web function that just immediately makes you money. It takes some time and effort to tweak your web processes so that they are continually profitable. Particularly when it comes to passive income sources like getting advertising money by having ads up on web pages, it takes a significant amount of effort to maintain a competitive edge against other websites that have similar content. But once you put that effort in, it’s an exponential increase in profit.
If you’re crafty, you can figure out how to make money off of your efforts licensing things. You can either license your own material or figure out how to license other people’s. Images, photos, audio clips, video clips – all of those things can be licensed, and you can be the communicator between a producer and a potential client. The more connections you make and the more information you have about different industries, the better you can do with your efforts.
Finally, if you want a direct ratio of personal efforts to creating a money flow for yourself, consider manual labor as a pathway that you can take. Spend an hour mowing a person’s lawn, get an hours’ worth of money. Spend an hour cleaning someone’s windows, get an hours’ worth of money. There are all sorts of simple and culminating physical jobs that you can do that directly relate to how much energy you’re willing to put into them.