Life is expensive. This is something that we’re either already aware of or something that we’re bound to realize by the time we leave college. Between rent, groceries, insurance, gas and entertainment on the weekends, the costs of being alive quickly add up. And while we all hopefully have our steady jobs on Guam to support us, sometimes even the money earned from that just isn’t enough. In today’s age of the internet and gig economies, it’s more common than ever to have a part-time gig or side-hustle for some extra beer money or to help pay the bills. Luckily, on Guam, just as with anywhere else in the world, there are a number of different ways in which you can make some easy money if you’re savvy. We’ll take a look at a couple of examples below.
Teach a Language Online
If there’s one skill that everyone has, it’s knowing how to speak a language. It doesn’t matter whether it’s English, Chinese or Chamorro, everyone knows how to speak something. Luckily for you, there’s almost certainly someone in the world who wants to learn how to speak the language you already know, and they’re willing to pay. Websites such as Justlearn or italki connect you with paying students around the world, allowing you to earn good money directly from your bedroom. All you need is a functioning microphone and camera, and you’re off to the races.
Claim Flight Compensation
This is more of a one-time payout than a long-term strategy for making cash, but it’s lucrative enough that we’ll include it. Since Guam is such a major tourist destination, there are a huge number of flights landing and departing everyday. If you happen to be on one of those flights and it’s delayed or cancelled, and it’s due to negligence on the airline’s side, you can claim a pretty large amount of compensation to make up for the inconvenience. It doesn’t matter whether it’s an international airline such as Qatar or a more local company like American Airlines, flight delays and cancellations will be compensated for up to $700 under the right circumstances, and companies like AirHelp can help you claim it.
Work at a Bar
It’s always beer o’clock somewhere in the world, and the same is true for Guam. Bar work is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to supplement their income and have a great time while doing so. It pays pretty decently especially if you find work in an establishment that encourages tipping, and the hours allow you to work concurrently with another gig. Your local bar will almost always be hiring, too, so there will always be opportunities for the right candidate.
Rent out your spare room on Airbnb
Airbnb has taken the world by storm. It’s allowed anyone with a spare room and some basic marketing skills the opportunity to make some serious cash. Hell, sometimes you don’t even need a spare room; a blowup mattress and a comforter will work just fine. Luckily for you, tourism on Guam is booming, and means that many tourists are in the market for a good room to stay in temporarily. If you happen to have the space and you don’t mind sharing it with someone else, you’re looking at making some serious money in a short period of time.