• Jacob Rudge

Creating A Portfolio Career

Creating A Portfolio Career In 2020

My definition of a portfolio career is having multiple skills that can generate income. I will be talking about my own portfolio career and plans I have for the near future. These plans will change of course but I hope that I can build a strong foundation of income-generating skills throughout 2020.

I will be listing the income streams that I have developed, currently developing and hope to create in the future. I will also be giving my recommendations for books or resources to help you if you are looking to learn a particular skill. How to have multiple high-income skills that can create passive income over time is something everyone wants to do so hopefully I can show some books that I have enjoyed.

Current Income Streams

These are a few income streams that I currently have. Even if it's a small amount, it's something that still creates income. I will not be giving figures for each income stream as this is more about tracking and showing what I am interested in developing further.

Forex trading

Forex trading is the first income stream that I currently have. I have been learning how to trade for over 3 years now and it's something I enjoy doing. Even though it's not a full-time income, I enjoy to trade and It's something I hope I can develop further.

If I were going to start Forex trading again or could show somehow where to start, I would create a course to give all that content to them. If you are looking to learn Forex trading, I have a course or you could get Kindle because they have lots of good trading books available. I will link both below.

My course: https://gumroad.com/l/TechnicalAnalysisCourse

Kindle Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/kindle-dbs/hz/signup?tag=jacobrudge09-21

Graphic Design

I have been doing graphic design for over 5 years. This is one of the first income streams I had and enabled me to work with clients all around the world. I have enjoyed creating designs for companies and organisations.

If you are looking for any graphic design, branding, brand strategy or anything related you can contact me on contactjacobrudge@gmail.com. I am always open to hearing projects and I am happy to help. If you are looking to learn graphic design for yourself, I can recommend a few good books.

Book 1: https://amzn.to/2Knp8OY

Book 2:https://amzn.to/34U1jaF

UX Design

I am currently a full-time UX design placement. This is a regular 9-5 and takes up a lot of time so I try to do other income-generating skills outside of this time to develop income streams.

If you are looking to learn UX design for yourself, I can recommend a few books that could help. UX design is not the same as graphic design but people tend to put them together. If you are looking to get into UX design make sure you understand what it is first.

Book 1 (Highly Recommend): https://amzn.to/3eDiaTW

Book 2: https://amzn.to/2VoMcmJ

What Am I Currently Developing?

I am now going to cover the income-generating skills that I am now developing and working on getting up to my main income streams.


I have started to develop a Youtube channel that can hopefully lead to other opportunities further down the road. I have a business Youtube channel and I hope to develop a personal Youtube channel soon. If you are interested in checking out my business Youtube channel, use this link: http://bit.ly/TradeHappySubscribe

Youtube is something anyone can do and there are many different ways to be successful. I will recommend a few books that could help you if you are looking to get started with Youtube in 2020 and beyond.

Book 1: https://amzn.to/3atielI

Book 2: https://amzn.to/2RUlyQB


Photography is something I have enjoyed to do but never really turned into an income stream. I hope that throughout 2020 I can develop it into something that can bring a small amount of income. From what I understand it takes a lot of photos and time to be able to get to the stage where you can earn money from it.

If you are looking to learn some more photography, I can recommend a few photography books. If you enjoy learning about photography, maybe check them out.

Book 1: https://amzn.to/3aoAL2K

Book 2: https://amzn.to/2RP00on


It's easier than ever to get a book published nowadays so I hope that I can add that to my skills that bring in some income. Thousands of people every year write their first book and become authors and I hope 2020 can be a year where I become an author as well.

If you are interested in becoming an author or want to learn about wiring for a living, have a look at the books linked below.

Book 1: https://amzn.to/2RSr8CO

Book 2: https://amzn.to/2RSz3jq


The final income stream/skill that I am currently developing in 2020 is a blog. The blog that you are currently on. I hope that I can create a blog that people enjoy reading and can learn about finance, entrepreneurship, and creativity. I am still learning all three of these skills myself but I hope to give you some of the knowledge and experience I have during this blog post.

If you are looking to learn about blogging and how to start your own blog, check out the books linked below.

Book 1: https://amzn.to/3cBi39C

Book 2: https://amzn.to/2Y48KLp

What I Want To Start

These are skills/streams of income that I want to add during or at the end of 2020. I will be setting goals here and making sure that I come back to this post in a years time to make sure I kept on track to hit my goals.

If you are looking for a great book about how to come up with ideas and actually develop them into a business, I will link them below. I found these really useful when I started this journey of developing skills and my income.

Book 1: https://amzn.to/3cCW7uq

Book 2: https://amzn.to/2yuXWes

Real Estate Investing

I hope that towards the end of 2020 and the start of 2021 I can begin investing in real estate. I am not sure how or where to start but over the year I will learn and create a plan to have my first rental property.

I have already started to learn about investing in property and I will link below a few good books that I have found useful.

Book 1: https://amzn.to/2Kn7zi4

Book 2: https://amzn.to/2VKn2hf

Stock Market Investing

I have previously put some small amounts of money into the stock market but then taken it out further down the road. I am looking to build a long term portfolio of stocks in 2020 and hold to hold for a lifetime.

There are lots of great books to learn about stock market investing but something that I would 100% recommend is linked below. It's the book that Warren Buffet himself was the best book on investing.

Book 1: https://amzn.to/2zbnLQS

Book 2: https://amzn.to/2xLIv1m

Thank You!

I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post and learned about some income streams or skills you could develop this year. If you have started to learn anything I mentioned above, drop it in the comments below and I'll get back to you.

If you are looking to learn about finance, entrepreneurship or creativity I will link some great books below.


Book 1: https://amzn.to/2yB6HDx

Book 2: https://amzn.to/34YTfWj


Book 1: https://amzn.to/2xLMRWg

Book 2: https://amzn.to/2KlBozh


Book 1: https://amzn.to/2wW17eB

Book 2: https://amzn.to/3atbNPw

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About Me

I'm a 22-year-old Forex trader, founder and creative

living in the UK. I'm a university student studying user

experience design and I have been working with companies all around Europe to help them with branding and creative work. I have been trading the foreign exchange markets for 3 years now and this is a blog combining Forex trading, entrepreneurship and creativity.

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