“Outside The Box” Side Jobs for Firefighters

With many different shifts around the globe it only makes sense that firefighters have additional jobs.  Not only is is a great vice for taking your mind off of hazardous scenes and situations but its also a great way to make extra income for your family.  I’ve included several thinking outside the box side jobs that can be done ANYWHERE.  How can you do this?  I’ve came up with FreeUpWork.com.  It’s a global community of Freelancers.  Becoming a freelancer means you can work from home or at the firehouse, on the computer and earn money.  Work for anyone, anytime, anywhere around the world.

1. Instructor: Firefighting tactics, Fire Prevention principles, CPR and more.

Why not use the skills that you’ve been given to make money globally.  Instead of just booking a session at a local business, offer books, information and promote yourself and your products globally…For FREE.

2. Firefighter Products

How many fraternal events have we been to where those outside the world of firefighting are selling something.  Although many firefighters have products that make our life easier why not display them for a global market for free.  Promote your books, ebooks, tools and even fire prevention flyers and music for global exposure.

3. Data Entry

Keep it simple.  Earn an income by entering data into a database for customers.  It seems strange but this simple tasks is in high demand.

4. Construction / Carpentry

Many firefighters take on deck building, remodels, roofing, drywall and more.  The body isn’t kind as we reach our mid to upper 40’s.  Think outside the box.  What if you could display items that you build like drawers, tables etc.  Also you could sell Tip Sheets on construction subjects.  These items can not only be sold but your services could be paid as a consultant.  Maybe provide others 30 min conversation at a certain price.

5. Other Skills

Freelancers come in many shapes, sizes and skills.  If you’re a musician, singer, social media wiz, artist, selfie photographer, web developer, website creator and many other areas that are in high demand.

A great place to begin your freelance career is at FreeUpWork.com.   


BONUS: Outsourcing

With city budgets the way they are doesn’t it make sense to outsource certain tasks.  Keep an open mind.  Contract a freelancer to do data entry, fire dept social media site updates, fire prevention tasks and many more areas.

About the author

Brian is a retired firefighter, army veteran, and current Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association Midwest Regional Manager who writes from the heart.  A powerful perspective of positive how to’s and outside the box thinking.  A service first firefighter with a goal of bettering yourself, your income and building a business that will grow into a second career after the fire department.  The owner of FreeUpWork.com where he’s building a growing community of freelancers who focus on freeing up work and letting busy professionals focus on what they do best.  “Work Smarter”, It only makes Cent$

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