What do you want to accomplish this year? What are your dreams, goals, desires? For the most part, when people are thinking up new Year’s resolution ideas, they tend to lean towards four main life categories that they want to improve on:
When it comes to achieving goals, it’s important to write them down and have a clear vision for what you really want. saying “I want more money this year”, or “I want to lose weight” is great, but it’s best to be specific about your goals.
Write down exactly how much more money you want to earn, and how much weight you actually want to lose. What would that feel like? What would you do with more money? Why do you want to lose weight?
The more detailed and specific you are about your new Year’s resolutions, the more likely you are to achieve them.
In this article, I’ll share my top 25 new Year’s resolution ideas and tools to help you earn more money, travel more (for less), learn new skills and boost your overall health.
Note: This article has been updated for 2022 and includes more new Year’s resolution ideas to help you lead a happier and healthier lifestyle. Here’s to a terrific year ahead!
Table of Contents
New Year’s Resolution Ideas: Earning more Money
New Year’s Resolutions: how To travel More
New Year’s Resolution Ideas: learning new Things
New Year’s Resolution Ideas: For healthy Living
Put These simple new Year’s Resolution ideas into Action
New Year’s Resolution Ideas: Earning more Money
This is the #1 resolution for most people. who doesn’t want to earn more money? more cash equals more freedom.
Whether you want to make more money so you can go travelling, pay off your debt or make a big purchase, this list will help you put some extra cash in the bank.
Want to sit around in your pajamas, with a cup of coffee in hand and make money? Paid online surveys are probably the easiest side hustle out there. You won’t become a millionaire, but all you have to do is answer surveys or watch TV in order to get paid.
Every penny counts when it comes to saving money.
There are many spammy sites out there, but these are some of the legitimate ones (note, for some paid online surveys, you must be in a specific location, ie: the USA):
SwagBucks (earn $10 just for signing up)
Check out our full list of paid online surveys and start earning some easy money in the new year.
If remote work is one of your new Year’s resolution ideas, then you’ll want to check out this website.
There are some freelance jobs and part-time work listed on FlexJobs, but this platform will also connect you with well-known companies that are looking to hire remote employees full-time. These are well-paying jobs!
As with anything online, there are numerous scams out there. FlexJobs handpicks and siphons through all of the junk and only posts the legitimate jobs.
There are over 50 different career categories available, from marketing and account management to medical and engineering, there’s bound to be a job that fits your skillset.
Click here to learn more about FlexJobs. If you sign up before January 9, 2022, use promo code NEWYEAR to receive 50% off the membership. After that, use promo code NOMAD when you sign up and receive 30% off the membership fee.
For more ideas, have a look at this list of 15 best remote job sites to find your dream job. And, have a look at our best tips for working remotely.
Find continuous Freelance Work
Working as a freelancer is great, but with that comes insecurity about your salary — which is constantly fluctuating.
Crush the feast/famine cycle this year. rather than finding a few one-off jobs, wouldn’t you rather be fully booked? solid Gigs offers freelancers just that, solid gigs!
The team manually searches through over 100 job boards to find the top 1% of freelance work available. Then, they send you a list of the best straight to your inbox on Tuesdays.
Plus, you’ll receive access to 100 premium video and written lessons, and interviews with expert freelancers. Spreadsheets, templates and other tools are also available to help you succeed.
If you’re a designer, developer, writer, or marketer, you’ll find jobs suited to your skills on solid Gigs. sign up here and enter the code GOATS2 to receive your first month for just $2.
If solid Gigs doesn’t resonate with you, there are many more sites out there. have a look at these top freelance websites for beginners, or the popular Upwork website.
Read our insider’s review of Upwork and if you’rea freelancer, you’ll want to make sure you have your own freelance website to promote what you offer.
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Start a Blog
How could I not put this on the list? In my opinion, this is one of the best new Year’s resolution ideas out there.
We want to help you start a blog, share your knowledge with the world, and earn some money.
We write about travel and making money on the road. But, a blog can be about any topic: parenting, pets, crafts, food, fashion, tech…the list goes on. have a look at these top-earning blog topics and genres.
If you are knowledgeable and passionate about a particular subject, start a blog, and start making more money this year.
One of my favourite offices – blogging in Lagos, Portugal at our apartment
Can’t think of a blog name? That’s fine, you can start your website and come up with the name later on.
As a bonus, if you start your blog through this link, we’ll send you our Beginner’s blogging Course, blogging tips ebook and SEO checklist for free. Plus, you’ll be added to our VIP Facebook Group.
Update 2022: once you’ve started your blog, the next thing to think about is SEO (Search Engine Optimization). You can have the best message in the world, and have the most useful information to share, but if that content doesn’t rank in Google, hardly anyone will see it.
We’ve put together the SEO Made simple multimedia course that includes video, PDF downloads, worksheets, and access to our private Facebook group. check out this one-hour SEO tutorial, which is actionable, and completely free.
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Teach A Language
These days, you don’t actually have to move abroad to teach foreign students. You can do so from the comfort of your home. Teach English online and make money from anywhere that has a solid wi-fi connection.
Unfortunately, the higher-paying online teaching jobs from China have been cancelled. However, there are still some terrific companies that you can teach with. have a look at PrePly, Cambly, Outschool, Teachable and Profy.
For those of you from other countries who want to become online teachers, you’ll want to either check out this post, set up a profile with Skillshare, or have a look at Italki.
Note: most of the high-paying teaching companies require you to have a TEFL certificate. MyTEFL is the cheapest 120-hour certificate. use promo code GOATS35 at checkout to receive 35% off. Or, have a look at our list of the top 7 best TEFL courses Online.
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List Your home on Airbnb
Airbnb is a game-changer for travellers and homeowners. It has opened up opportunities for people to make some extra cash on the side, and to connect with people.
Whether you want to rent out a room in your home, list one of your investment properties, or rent out your house while you’re away on holiday, Airbnb is the best platform to do so.
Depending on which part of the world you live in (and which city), you can make a lot of money on the side by renting out your home and becoming an Airbnb host.
Click here to learn more about becoming an Airbnb host and add it to your list of new Year’s resolution ideas.
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Become an Uber Driver
This is one of the best ways to earn some cash on the side. If you work during the week, you can pick up shifts on the weekend. If you work during the day, you can drive in the evenings.
You are your own boss and choose your own schedule. and obviously, the more driving you do, the more money you will make.
On average, in the United States, Uber drivers earn between $8 – $11 / hour after accounting for driving costs. If you live in new York, Uber drivers earn around $29 / hour!
The amount of money you’ll earn really depends on which city you live in, which hours of the day you are driving, how many passengers you pick up perhour, etc.
Click here to learn more about becoming an Uber driver.
Create Your own online Course
Online courses are popular right now. We ourselves have created two online courses, which include video tutorials and downloadables.
For those of you who want to easily set up a course and teach the world a particular skill, Teachable may be the platform for you.
Basically, if you are knowledgeable about any topic (art, tech, culinary, design, etc.) you can create professional online courses and sell them to your students. Teachable makes it incredibly easy to create, edit, upload and sell. It’s the all-in-one course builder.
This is the platform we personally use for our courses and we recommend it. Click here to learn more and become a course teacher this year with Teachable. Or, have a look at our article which lists the 7 best platforms to sell online courses.
See more ways to make money online in 2022 in our article here.
New Year’s Resolutions: how To travel More
While the world may not be as accessible as it once was, more and more borders are opening and welcoming travellers again.
As soon as the new year approaches, everyone starts searching for the cheapest countries to visit, or maybe the cheapest European countries to visit.
And for those of you from the northern hemisphere who want to escape the cold, you’re probably searching for the best places to travel in January. No matter when you travel, or where, these tools will help you see the world…for less.
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I can’t recommend house sitting and pet sitting enough.
In my opinion, there’s no better way to receive free accommodation around the world. If you like to travel and love animals, then this is one of the top new Year’s resolution ideas for you.
Most of the house sitting jobs are also pet sitting gigs, meaning you’ll be taking care of a cat, dog, bird, fish, etc. while living in someone’s home.
For homeowners, having someone take care of their home and pets is terrific as it means their fur baby won’t have to be in a kennel while they are away, and the house will be safe and well taken care of.
You’ll be able to live like a local, receive free accommodation, and have a furry friend. Typically, a vehicle will be available for your use, and in some cases, you will also receive a salary.
When looking for a house sitting job, you’ll probably notice that most of the available sits are in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and new Zealand.
Having said that, we’ve only ever pet sat in tropical destinations — Barbados, Grenada, and Costa Rica. Plus, we’ve turned down offers in Italy, Qatar, Thailand, Mexico, and Guatemala. house sitting jobs are available around the world.
Click here to see the available homes and learn more about the most popular house sitting website online. trusted Housesitters is the only site we’ve ever used and we highly recommend it.
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Another epic way to receive free travel this year (or discounted travel) is to learn about travel hacking.
Some people don’t like the word “hack” as they think it means to scam or cheat, but in reality, there’s nothing illegal