How I earned money on the Road ?
What will you do if you have no money and have been asked to earn money on the road and how much can you earn ?
Sharing a real life example on how in the given situation I earned money on the road
It was a Sunday morning in the March. Weather was comfortable.
I happened to reach in a temple where the game was to be announced. I was not sure about the purpose of being there except there is going to be an interesting exercise
We were a team of four and were given the task.
Task was that we were given 10 Rs each and we need to go out and earn money with few conditions
We could not beg from anyone
Need to use our skills to earn money
we cannot tell that we are part of a game
and all this to be done within 2 hours.
As i heard this it gave me shivers down the spine as it seemed to be very challenging task.
so, we took 10 Rs and went on the road. We were a group of 4 and still thinking what to do next .
I was thinking about that what skill should I use and earned money on the road.
A thought came to my mind that I am good in education
Can I do something about it ?
Then one of my friends called out and said that we can offer tuitions to students
That looked like a good idea and everyone promptly agreed to it.
We took an auto and went to nearyby housing societies to find students whom we can teach tuitions
We starting knocking door to door and asked who soever come to the door if there are any children who need tuitions
After some houses, a lady came to the door and said yes my daughter needs tuition.
Which subject- Mathematics?
Then my friend said I will go in this home and asked the lady if any other houses also need tuition
She recommended to a classmate of daughter in the next building and I reached there in no time .
I gave the reference and lady said yes his son wants to read the tuition for mathematics
I willingly agreed
But then added a twist that his son goes for regular tuitions to a coaching class and there are some questions and doubts which even they are not able to resolve
So, will you teach him on those question and doubts
I said I will try. But I was also thinking that questions must be difficult as even coaching institute is not able to resolve.
Then his son bring the book and fortunately I was able to solve those questions and explain to her son well and son also understood it well.
I taught for more than one hour. About 15-20 minutes extra.
At the end, son gave good feedback to her mother that he has understood well. It means I have taught him well
Then her mother asked about how much I need to pay you
I said- Whatever you wish is fine with me
She insisted on amount- I said shyly – 10 Rs or 20 Rs
She went inside and came back and gave me 50 Rs note
Although I had earned much larger amount of money in my bank account as salary but this 50 rs note on my palm gave a satisfaction like never before
50 Rs earned while left on the road with my skill set was a unique achievement as I had never thought about it.
What i gained from this experience was huge and much beyond the monetary value
It helped me discover the self confidence and skill set that can be used to earn money on the road and in a worst situation
Summarizing the answer to question on How I earned money on the road is discover you own skill set at which you are expert at and can leverage to sell that expertise and that will help earned money on the road.
In the evening when everyone reconvened, results were mind blowing . One group had earned 2700 Rs by repairing a car on the road. Another one had earned 400 Rs by selling tea from a stall. Our group earned 200 Rs.
Some could not earn anything but what everyone earned was experience of facing a challenging and uncertain situation and overcoming it.
How I earned money on the road ?