With the cost of living that is accelerating to higher levels especially in Kigali, several people say it is important to have more than one source of income. This may be hard especially to employees with full time jobs, wondering how they can go about a side gig or those without specific skills, wondering how they can navigate through. Here are a few things that will help you earn extra money. Build connections So many people have got jobs through their friends. You may have heard this several times but creating a strong connection and networking system will help you earn extra money. Use your social media to check where businesspeople are meeting, there are always networking cocktails. In fact, due to lack of time for trainings, some companies look for part time workers, who are already skilled with enough experience to work on their projects. Get involved, be consistent Some people lack a reliable source of income because they haven’t got a chance to expose themselves. They are always in one circle that won’t expose them. Get out and meet people. You don’t need to rush home after work and this may also expose that hidden talent in you. Do not give up, remember consistency is the critical driver for success. Use your social media No matter how things may get tough, people won’t fail to have access to the internet. Through this, build your social media by posting elegant photos of you and expose any talent you may be having and make your content viral. That good pause may be your way to work for a fashion agency or a promoter somewhere. A lot of companies are looking for different types of promoters and not a few people have got opportunities due to how active and viral they are on social media. These are normally part time opportunities to offer extra money over the weekend or depending on your availability. Confidence is the key So many people are in places due to their levels of confidence. With confidence, we're more likely to move forward with people and opportunities and this helps you to keep pushing, anytime things fail. For example, so many people are running events and getting plenty of money out of them, not because they are event organisers or what else, they have just created big networks and have confidence in themselves. Invest in smartness, in and out Before people get interested in you, many are first impressed by your outer look, how you present yourself, how you interact with others, to count just a few. A friend of mine narrated how she got a marketing job with no experience or applying, just the confidence inspired by her elegance and how she interacts with different kinds of people won her the job. If you want to be smart, invert reading. Through this you will know how smart people do their things. Strive for innovation Innovation plays a key role in introducing novelty to existing product lines or processes, leading to increased market share, revenue, and customer satisfaction. In fact, paper folks will run after you instead. You can be innovative through learning, reading, networking, trainings, just to mention a few. Team work Research shows that collaborative problem solving leads to better outcomes. People are more likely to take calculated risks that lead to innovation if they have the support of a team behind them. Start involving your friends also into the business world and know that successful teams are made up of partners who can share each other's minds, hear their ideas, and listen.